Midwest Premiere of Off- Broadway hit REALLY REALLY
It's my pleasure to announce I've been cast in the Midwest Premiere of Paul Downs Colaizzo's
directed by James Yost of
!NTERROBANG Theatre Project
in association with Chicago's Athenaeum Theatre. I'll be playing the role of Jimmy.
In the hazy aftermath of a wild campus party, dawn breaks on what appears to be just another day in the undergrad carnival that revolves around a circle of friends. But when morning-after gossip about privileged Davis and ambitious Leigh turns ugly, the veneer of loyalty and friendship is peeled back to reveal a vicious jungle of sexual politics, raw ambition, and class warfare where only the strong could possibly survive.
“It’s Lord of the Flies with smartphones...a take-no-prisoners indictment of the young men and women poised to inherit the earth.”
–Ben Brantley, The New York Times
"Unexpected and thrilling.”
–New York Observer
2013 Helen Hayes New Playwright Award
VMI Worldwide Acquires 'Kill Game', Cannes, American Film Market bound
Cannes 2014/Los Angeles, CA. VMI WORLDWIDE
Vantage Media International has acquired Worldwide Rights to director Robert Mearns' much anticipated slasher film Kill Game, starring Joe Adler, Laura Ashley Samuels, Pierson Fode, Ryan Carr and Tommy Beardmore. The announcement was made jointly by Andre Relis, Founder and President of VMI Worldwide and Mary Murray, Owner of Full Throttle Pictures. Described by producer Marty Murray as "I Know What You Did Last Summer" meets "Saw", the film is a white-knuckle scary slasher film. "VMI is thrilled to acquired worldwide rights to Kill Game, a bold, original and terrifying horror film that delivers something both fresh and scary that genre fans have come to expect" said Relis. "We look forward to introducing this exciting film to a global audience at this year's Cannes market." Additionally, KG will makes its American debut at The American Film Market in L.A. come November.
4 Projects Nab indieWIRE.com Awards!
Aug. 4, 2014
The Wars of Other Men, Wild Blue
were recently awarded
indieWire's Project of the Week
The Life & Death of an Unhappily Married Man
Project of the Day
A very special thanks to everyone who helped us hold our own in the polls!
UPCOMING FILM & TV
LESS THAN 30
Forever Safe Productions
I'll be spending January through March filming this romantic comedy directed by powerhouse John Lerchen and written by Angela Morris.
THE LIFE & DEATH OF AN UNHAPPILY MARRIED MAN
We're entering the last lap of post in this beautiful sad bastard story. I play the lead along with Rusty Schwimmer (The Perfect Storm) and D'Arcy Fellona (Gilmore Girls).
CONVERGENCE - P3 Mediaworks
Two men, separated by two continents, are being drawn together by a faceless and undefined movement in this high concept sci-fi drama. In the background, the fate of civilization’s future energy infrastructure looms. I play the lead, Jake Zachary, who is an integral part of the energy movement.
DOUBLE YELLOW LINES
Citizen Skull Productions
Directed by Maria Pulera, Starring Rosanna Arquette (Pulp Fiction), Jon Gries (Napolean Dynamite) and Emma Holzer (Boardwalk Empire). Shooting in Janesville, WI.
Pierson Fode, Joe Adler, and Laura Ashley Samuels and I shot this Robert Mearns horror/thriller, which VMI Worldwide has acquired and has been shopped at this year's American Film Market and Cannes Film Market.
What an unbelievable experience it was to create, write, and produce the first season of the dark comedy web series, Greetings! From Prison along with my new production company, Backyard Adventure Club. Also starring are Rusty Schwimmer (The Perfect Storm), Bruce Jarchow (Ghost, Seinfeld), Gregory Hollimon (Strangers With Candy), and many more. LA Web Fest nominated us for Outstanding Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing, and Outstanding Series Premise. Heading out West in April!
Check it out HERE!
I produced and played a supporting role in the William F. Cabral short, JUST MARRIED, a finalist in Kevin Spacey's Jameson First Shot Competition. JM will be making its film festival debut in 2015. It also stars Linda Bright Clay (Seven Psychopaths) and Jim Krag (Mercury Rising).
NBC's newest drama, Chicago PD debuts January 8th. 10/9 c. I jumped on set for a short while playing irish rookie cop, Darren Maloney alongside Patrick Flueger, Elias Koteas, and Amy Morton!
And the additional authority figures continue! Check my stint as Staff Seargent Pierce in Showtime's Shameless starring William H. Macy and Emmy Rossum. Pick up Season 3 today on iTunes! ...And don't BLINK!
Newest commercials are OUT! So... Tune IN!
A quick shoutout to CSX Transportation, Wal-Mart, Wisconsin Lottery, Heinz, The Hartford, and Fleetmatics for bringing me onto their campaigns this year! My landlord and I thank you.