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An Honest GoFundMe (New Sketch with Omgchomp!)

Kickstarter is a platform to raise money to for you make a product that benefits the backers. GoFundMe is a platform to raise money… for you.

Sometimes this is for a legitimate reason– helping someone afford a life-saving surgery, for instance. But other times, it begs the question, “WHY SHOULD I PAY FOR YOU TO BACKPACK THROUGH EUROPE, GERRIT?”

After the success of our first “Honest” video (An Honest Kickstarter Video) and bearing witness to too many unjustifiable GoFundMe campaigns, Omgchomp and I decided to sharpen our daggers again.

Thus, our newest sketch, “An Honest GoFundMe” video.

“An Honest GoFundMe Video” was featured on:

 

We had a great time making this sketch and did an outtakes video too!

Honest GoFundMe OUTTAKES

Honest GoFundMe OUTTAKES

 

Let the angry comments begin!

 

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WAKE - BlackBoxTV Presents

My Horror Short Film WAKE Will Haunt You. Watch It Now!

Finally, it’s here! My horror short film and first-born child, WAKE.

Here’s the synopsis in case you missed it last time:

LOGLINE: A man must confront his nightmares when trapped in his broken virtual reality machine.

Having shown it to a few people so far, I’ve loved nothing more than watching when people jump watching this thing. This movie is also a huge step for me as a writer– it’s the first film I’ve made that isn’t a comedy. I’m asking the audience to take what I’ve made somewhat seriously. I hope they do.

Here is an excerpt from blog We Are Indie Horror’s write-up of the film (below):

The story is based off of one of Kyle’s among many creative types’ biggest fears, which is letting people down. As he puts it “The film, in a lot of ways, is an apology to my girlfriend for working so much and letting that sometimes get between us. It kicks off with the main character being so driven by work that he tears apart his marriage, and once he enters his broken virtual reality machine, it really gives him hell for that.” His machine is designed to let people live out their dreams, but cannot distinguish between the good and bad dreams. This leads Alan down a treacherous road, where he ultimately must confront his greatest fear, failure. “The main character in the film is based on a fear of my own and one I would imagine a lot of us share; a fear of letting everyone down. The fear of failing. In a lot of ways I think that’s scarier than death because in the moments where you do fail, part of you honestly wishes you could just die right there on the spot. You would prefer death to letting everyone down.”

That about sums it up.

“WAKE” has been featured on:

Turn off your lights, turn up your volume, and hug your loved ones. I hope this rattles you.

If it does, let me know on social media:

Good luck sleeping tonight!

– Kyle

 

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WAKE – HORROR SHORT FILM TRAILER

Trapped in Virtual Reality: Watch the Wake Trailer

If the trailer for my new horror short film Wake doesn’t creep you out, I don’t know what will. Actually I do, the full movie will.

LOGLINE: A man must confront his nightmares when trapped in his broken virtual reality machine.

It’s crazy that this project is almost here! I remember when we released the John and Kyle movie, I wrote on this very site that “I have never poured more of my heart and soul into a project as I have John and Kyle.” How young and innocent I used to be. I didn’t realize how deep the pool was then– and while making Wake, I felt pretty certain that I legitimately touched the bottom.

Like I wrote on here before, this project had Murphy’s Law written all over it. Now that we’re gearing up to actually release the film, it seems almost surreal! The sheer amount of work I put into this movie is crazy. I have a Writer, Story, Director of Photography, Producer, and Editing/VFX credit on this thing. DAAANG.

Anyway, check out the poster below (which I also designed).

Poster for Short Horror Film WAKE

WAKE – A Short Horror Film

I can’t wait to finally show you this! See you in a bit.

– Kyle

 

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Comedian Kyle Vorbach Headshot

Parents of Kyle Vorbach Rejoice: My Website is Done!

At long last, my website is up and running. I will be updating with my newest projects and videos. I also have a confidence-boosting About Me page.

I eagerly wait for the future, where years from now, parents will tell their kids “we met on kylevorbach.com”.

Until then, talk to me on social media. People always say “I promise, I don’t bite”. I bite, like a feral animal. I was raised by wolves.

KyleVorbach.com. Ask your parents before going online.

– Kyle

WIP Logo for my Horror Movie, Wake

Dramatic Turn! I’m Making a Horror Movie

They say filmmaking is problem solving. Never has this been more true than this adventure that I’ve found myself on during the past year.

INT. PARENT’S BASEMENT – NIGHT

Last summer I began work on the short film that I planned on shooting this spring. I happened upon an idea while brainstorming, an idea that would be everything I wanted in a short – humor, action, visual effects – and got to writing immediately. And I realized I hated it.

So I came up with another idea. I had a great story, plenty of action, and maybe even viral potential. I got to writing immediately. And I realized that it wasn’t funny. I wanted to make something funny.

We were at square one again, until we returned to an idea my co-producer had… back when we were freshman in college. This idea was the one. Funny, action-packed, mind-blowing, heartfelt– the list goes on. We spent weeks meticulously plotting it, and with a grant deadline days away, I wrote the entire 15-page script in one weekend.

Wait, I Thought It Was a Horror Movie?

It is. And in a way, so was my life, when we found out TWO WEEKS BEFORE SHOOTING that our main, critical location tripled their cost, effectively canceling our production. But filmmaking is problem solving. The problem?

What do you do with a full crew, rented equipment, seven shooting days, and no script?

The answer? Kill yourself– churning out a script, that is. We wanted to make something funny, but when the joke was on us, we returned to the first good idea we had: the great story, with plenty of action, and maybe even viral potential. The horror movie, now called Wake.

On Set Photo from Wake

On-set Instagram photo of Wake, courtesy of our co-producer.

 

We just wrapped principal photography. I’ll tell you all about it when I have more to show.

TL;DR

  1. I wrote a short comedy.
  2. Murphy’s Law.
  3. Dramatic turn!
  4. I’m making a horror movie.

– Kyle

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