Help Kickstart “The Committee: A Secret History of American Comedy”. A Documentary by San Francisco Improv Festival.

The great untold story of American comedy - when the birth of modern improvisational theater met the tumult of the 1960’s.

nodancing:

New thing I wrote for Filmdrunk about quirky girl crap I am sick of in movies/tv. I tried to offer alternatives so if any if you make a film about a girl who sneezes constantly to discover the meaning of life, please pay me some of the millions you get.

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Podcast: Friday Night Film School. Episode 28. Recorded Live at Lost Weekend Video/Cynic Cave. Featuring Ivan Hernandez, George Chen and Sean Keane. Hosted by Julia Prescott and Dave Child. Download Link: Here. iTunes: Here. Official Link: Here

fridaynightfilmschool:

Episode 28: “HIGHER” FNFS LIVE with Ivan Hernandez, George Chen, and Sean Keane

Professors Dave Child and Julia Prescott spent 4/20 up in San Francisco at Lost Weekend Video to talk about films that relate to the theme: “HIGHER.” Dave and Julia discussed the Monkees’ “HEAD” and The Red Elvis’s “Six-String Samurai”  and their guests each brought something different to the table. Ivan Hernandez (of the podcast: BOARS, GORE, and SWORDS) made us experience “Altered States” while George Chen (The Cynic Cave) descended “Jacob’s Ladder” and Sean Keane (The Business) finished it off with “TipToes.” Let us take you higher, its Friday Night Film School! LIVE!

Hosted and Created by Julia Prescott & Dave Child

Original Music by Paul-El 

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Direct download of episode here. 

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Follow Sean Keane on Twitter at @LLcoolS


Supplemental Material:

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talkiesshow:

Anna and Joey need help getting to Cannes.

Stepsister fundraiser.

Funny or Die premiers iSteve, a feature-length comedic biopic about the Bay Area’s perfectionist technoczar starring Justin Long and Jorge Garcia. Check it out!

iSteve Exclusive Teaser Trailer from iSteve

thelawnwrangler:

Here’s a short documentary I did for my editing and motion picture language classes. I interviewed some aspiring comedians and one working stand up about what comedy means to them. I had the opportunity to call Brent Weinbach for an interview, I talked to Allan McLeod over Skype, and Chris Gethard was game (name dropper, what’s up), but something I’ve learned is that recording interviews over the internet is shit business. So I had to do without those, though I appreciate their willingness to help out, as well as several of you guys that I may have asked the assistance of. The assignment due dates came quick, so eventually, I decided to hunker down with the interviews I had, of which had A LOT of great material. My first rough cut was at about 15 minutes, though the assignment asked for only 5. It was a shame to cut it out, but hey, you have to kill babies, or something, I don’t know, writing and editing techniques are weird like that. So yes, it’s small and jumpy, because the interviewees really like to expand upon their subject, but what I did have time for, I feel is interesting and fun.

Also, this is not related to the Courting Comedy blog- I’m just an uninspired fuck who can’t think of a cool name on his own. Really though, check THAT blog out- it’s fantastic.

But yes, I hope you enjoy to some degree! I had fun making it, and maybe some day I’ll get to cut together a longer cut, with all those juicy “um”s and “uh”s. 

[I approve this student film].

Stepsister. A Film Starring Brent Weinbach, Beth Lisick and Anna Seregina, Directed by Joey Izzo. 

Big Spoon and Short Straw Trailer

Trailer for Big Spoon and Short Straw, narrative feature film about two friends living after the apocalypse. Directed by Jim Dziura. Written by Robb Boardman and Cory Loykasek. Starring Rory Scovel, Greg Edwards, Donny Divanian and Cory Loykasek.

1/4. TALKIES (Film+Comedy) @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8PM. $10. Featuring MOM, Philip Huang, Robert Pickle, Neel Nanda, Tushar Singh. Film by Joey Price and McQuaid Sisters. Hosted by Anna Seregina, Jesse Elias, George Chen and Land Smith. 

1/4. TALKIES (Film+Comedy) @ Lost Weekend Video. 1034 Valencia St. SF. 8PM. $10. Featuring MOM, Philip Huang, Robert Pickle, Neel Nanda, Tushar Singh. Film by Joey Price and McQuaid Sisters. Hosted by Anna Seregina, Jesse Elias, George Chen and Land Smith.