Precognito June 2022 - Directed by Saki Kawamura
This June we wrapped filming on Precognito (IMDb). It was my second leading role in a feature film!
As well as acting, I am also on board as a producer and casting director. Saki Kawamura directs, the screenplay penned by Brian Bennett.
More updates to come soon!
Signed with Talent Express NY!
In May 2022, I signed on with Talent Express NY! I am extremely excited to be part of such a talented and hardworking team!
Free Tickets March and April 2022! Fifth Planet & Gloria
This spring is my final semester at the Actors Studio Drama School. My MFA culminates in a repertory season in which I will be playing the lead in David Auburn's Fifth Planet and a significant supporting role in Gloria, a Pulitzer Finalist by Branden Jacob-Jenkins.
Tickets are free and found here!
Fifth Planet by David Auburn: "Charts the friendship between two observatory workers as it waxes and wanes over the course of a year."
Gloria by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins (Pulitzer Finalist 2016): "This funny, trenchant and powerful play follows an ambitious group of editorial assistants at a notorious Manhattan magazine, each of whom hopes for a starry life of letters and a book deal before they turn thirty. But when an ordinary humdrum workday becomes anything but, the stakes for who will get to tell their own story becomes higher than ever."
Both Productions are directed by the wonderful, Makenna Masenheimer.
The ASDS Graduating Class Pictured Below:
Elephant Man & Journey's End - March 2022
In March 2022, I took on two dream roles in Dr. Treves and Captain Stanhope in The Elephant Man by Bernard Pomerance and Journey's End by R.C. Sherriff respectively. It was my first live theatre performance back with an in person audience since 2019.
More news to come on The Elephant Man soon!
New Pilot - The Interrogation Unit Update - March 2022
After finding success with our pilot script in Screencraft's Comedy Competition, Andrew Young and I directed a shoot in the fall of 2021. We are now deep into post production with a keen eye on festival submissions this summer. I look forward to sharing more news on this exciting project soon!
Still of our two stars, Jake Malavsky and Victor Del Rio below:
Lennon-McCartney out on MUBI!
In 2019 I got the chance to play John Lennon in the Biopic, Lennon-McCartney written and directed by Jacob Cleary.
New Cartoon Out on Youtube! - The Bamboozling Truth
The Bamboozling Truth, A Giant Panda Musical! is out now on my youtube channel!
Written and Animated by Edward Pritchard. Original song, "The Noblest Animals" by Edward Pritchard and Austin Bowley.
Like and subscribe for more cartoons and films coming in the near future!
Pilot Script Quarter Finalist in the 2021 Screencraft Comedy Competition
In June 2021 Andrew Young and I had our pilot script for our show The Interrogation Unit make the quarter finals of Screencraft's Comedy Competition beating out over 2000 other scripts!
The Boy in "The Giving Tree" - Unfix Theatre Festival - June 2021
The Giving Tree inspired by Shel Silverstein is a devised and visual art piece directed by Saki Kawamura. Saturday 12th June 2021 it premiered at UNFIX NYC. I played the role of The Boy. The trailer for the production is featured below.
You can find the online playbill here.
The production was featured in Broadway World.
Graduate School Update May 2021
This spring I finished the second year of my MFA at The Actors Studio Drama School. The year culminated in a festival of live performance of scenes curated by our professor Beth Manspeizer, member of The Actors Studio.
It was a great experience in which I was able to play two very distinct characters within the same performance:
- Slim "a rockstar living in sin" from Cowboy Mouth by Sam Shepard
- Lt Henry Whitney, soldier in the U.S. secret service during the Spanish American War, in Miles...The Other Story of '98 by Roberto Ramos Perea.
In the fall of 2021 I will begin my third and final year of my MFA, finishing off with our ASDS Repertory Season which will be live and in person in Spring 2022 in NYC!
John Lennon in Lennon-McCartney
In 2019 I got the chance to play John Lennon in the Biopic, Lennon-McCartney written and directed by Jacob Cleary. You can find the opening scene from the film here on my Youtube Channel.
New Cartoon Coming Soon! - The Bamboozling Truth
Escape 2120 2022 Update - Most Popular Movie on Encourage TV
On Encourage TV on Youtube, Escape 2120 is now the most popular movie on the channel with over 11 million views!
Escape 2120 won a Care Film Award for the "Best Local Film" and will be screened at the Blennerhasset Hotel in Parkersburg, WV later this year.
Water Bottle John now streaming on Reveel Movies
In January 2021, "The Adventures of Water Bottle John" began streaming on Reveel Movies. This film is an original cartoon short I wrote, directed and acted in that went on to win awards for its script, direction and voice acting.
Escape 2120 is on Amazon Prime!
As of July 13 2020, Escape 2120 has been officially released on Amazon Prime and is available to buy or rent! It will become available to Amazon Prime customers later in the fall.
More release information for other streaming channels coming soon.
BMG Global Distribution Deal-Escape 2120 Coming in July!
Escape 2120 has been picked up for distribution by Bridgestone Multimedia Group! Release information coming soon!
Escape 2120 will also have its big screen debut July 10 2020 at the People's Bank Theatre. You can find event/ticketing details here.
Escape 2120 Awards!
Brian Bennett, director of Escape 2120, recently won a "prestigious" Award of Recognition from the IndieFEST Film Awards for his tireless work on the film! Trailer below!
"In winning an IndieFEST Film Award, Vireo Productions joins the ranks of other high-profile winners of this internationally respected award including Liam Neeson as the narrator of “Love Thy Nature, A Path Appears” a documentary featuring George Clooney and Blake Lively; “Radical Grace” executive produced by Susan Sarandon; a searing expose “Davids and Goliath” by Peabody winner Leon Lee; and “Touched with Fire” starring Katie Holmes."
Here's the full article on the win from the Marietta Times. This town was one of the main shooting locations for Escape 2120.
Escape 2120 is also a semi-finalist at the Director's Cut Int'l Film Fest 2019!!
Escape 2120 is currently still in post production and will be released in 2020. Follow along on IMDb and the official website for updates on the film's release.
The Adventures of Water Bottle John won an honourable mention for "Best Animation" at the Los Angeles Film Awards!
It also won "Best Voiceover" at Oniros Film Awards September 2019 and I received an honourable mention for my screenplay and we were finalists for "Best Animation" and "Best Comedy"! We are now in contention for the annual gala in Saint-Vincent, Italy which takes place next summer. At Feel The Reel International Film Festival the cartoon won 2nd place in the Animation Category for the October 2019 edition.
I animated, wrote, directed, starred and even scored moments of this environmental comedic cartoon. Also starring the wonderful Paul Kandarian who also plays the role of Doc in Escape 2120.
"A courageous water bottle traverses the great kitchen to recycle himself for eternal life, all the while being taunted by a pessimistic yoghurt pot, content with a life in the trash."
Official Selections: LA Film Awards, Oniros Film Awards, Feel The Reel International Film Festival, Cutting Edge Film Festival, Direct Monthly Online Film Festival.
You're Invited got into 4 festivals!
You're Invited premiered in early November at the Austin Jewish Film Festival. It was also shown at Greater Phoenix JFF, Sacramento JFF and Santa Barbara JFF throughout the last few months!
I played Dan in You're Invited, written and directed by Andrew Kaplan with assistant direction by Jennifer Enskat and Cinematography by Emmy Award Winning Andrew Gardner. This is a heartwarming tale about a community coming together to celebrate the life of a stranger.