Writer/Producer/Performer in, of all places, Los Angeles.
Since 2017, I’ve worked with the Rogue Rocket staff to help develop news programming for digital platforms, as well as recruit team members, and cast talent.
Host, Writer, Associate Producer - DeFranco Now Show (working title)
In June 2018, I developed a show built to integrate the launch of DeFranco Now, a custom conversational video response app designed for the DeFranco audience. On this episode we asked the community their thoughts on why American voter turnout is so low.
Visionary Artist/Filmmaker Spencer John Olsen has carved out an impressive spot for himself with detailed, imaginative, whimsical shorts. I've been lucky enough to work with him on-camera for multiple projects.
Released in April 2016, in conjunction with The Kindland, The Nugman is the 4/20 Christmas Carol we never knew we wanted.
SourceFedNerd's Recap series - TV Show Show - invited me to review the entire 3rd season of American Horror Story - Coven, alongside Steve Zaragoza and Elliott Morgan. Here are a few selections of the 10 episode season.
Sex, Violence, and Zombies on American Horror Story: Coven!!
Episode 5 Reviewed
Luvin' the Coven! American Horror Story: Coven - Episode 9: Head
Episode 9 Reviewed
American Horror Story: Coven - Burn, Witch, Burn! ...Reviewed
Episode 3 Reviewed
Producer, Writer, Host
In 2014, I pitched my own show to SourceFedNerd, a love letter to Huell Howser's California Gold, called Legit Fun. I developed, produced, wrote, and hosted 3 episodes, alongside co-host Sam Bashor, as we explored various Americana activities. From a trip to the Renaissance Faire to surviving complicated Halloween corn mazes, the goal of the show was both to inform and ignite fun-loving sensibilities.
Legit Fun - Renaissance Faire
Legit Fun - Halloween Harvest Festival!
Legit Fun - The Fair!
Writer & Actor
In conjunction with the Geena Davis Institute on Gender in Media, YouTube offered multiple channels the opportunity to contribute to their newly formed Women's Program in 2015. I submitted on behalf of the women at SourceFed Studios, and we were granted budgets, sets, and the opportunity to meet Geena Davis for notes on our script.
We chose to do a parody sketch centered on gender swapping iconic movie characters, including Willy Wonka, Tyler Durden, and Han Solo. Many of the women on my team got a chance to perform more creative roles than are normally available to them, myself included. As one of the spearheads on the project, I co-wrote and appeared on camera with Bree Essrig.
Your Favorite Movie Characters Gender Swapped
Channel 101 is a monthly screening of 5-minute TV shows. It is a living, autonomous, un-televised TV network, that has been running since 2003.
From 2012 to 2014 I worked on various shows writing, producing, appearing on-camera, and helping out in anyway I could. These are the larger projects I worked on.
Created, co-written, and produced with Erika Paget for the May 2013 Channel 101 screening. This short recalls the tragic tale of a man with one very special gift.
My Friend Willy
Written and directed by Wendy McColm & Willy Roberts, I produced this 2 episode run show about delusional actors for the September 2013 Channel 101 screening.
Writer & Actor
In 2016, SourceFed Studios launched the YouTube Red sketch comedy channel Nuclear Family.
I joined the writers room for pitch meetings, notes on drafts, and programming development. Other writing contributors to that channel include: Matt Lieberman, Bree Essrig, Grant Pardee, Melissa Villasenor, Chase Bernstein, Rob Fee, Gaby Dunn, Allison Raskin, Steve Zaragoza, and Jeremy Azevedo.
Underwritten Female Character: The Movie
Co-written with Bree Essrig in June 2016, featuring Shanna Malcolm, Brendan Bradley, Ceciley Jenkins, Jenny Yang, and Whitmer Thomas.
Producer - Comment Commentary
Starting in December 2016, I became Show Producer for "Comment Commentary," a weekly place where SourceFed hosts respond to fan comments from the programming of the prior week. Hosted by Candace Carrizales, Mike Falzone, and Steven Suptic.
Here are a few select episodes.
Birds of Prey on Comment Commentary!
Mike's Ed Sheeran Impression on Comment Commentary!