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NEW IMDb SERIES! UnMade (2019) | OFFICIAL TRAILER

Watch the Trailer for “UnMade,” the IMDB Original Series I Wrote On!

Did you know that IMDB is starting to create its own original content? I didn’t, but after we released our newest Future Boyfriends short, one thing led to another and I found myself writing on one of their brand-new original series called UnMade!

 

SYNOPSIS: UnMade will follow comedians as they share the inspirations, plots and stories behind their projects and scripts that never saw the light of day. In each five-to-eight-minute episode, a celebrity guest will reveal a pitch or screenplay for an early passion project they were never able to get off the ground. These ambitious, often misguided and always hilarious ideas are then given a second chance, brought to life via a team of actors and a professional production crew. 

 

Writing on this has been so much fun– I got to write for episodes featuring Nick Cannon, Rainn Wilson, Tig Notaro, Paul Rust, Jay Chandrasekhar, Reggie Watts, Bobby Moynihan, Kristen Schaal and even Weird Al (someone I grew up listening to). Look forward to episodes in the near future!

You can read Deadline’s article on UnMade and IMDB’s other new series here.

 

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The New Future Boyfriends Short Explains What Happens When “When You Leave The Room”

They say write what you know— and what we know is the gnawing anxiety that everyone we know secretly hates us. That’s the basis of the newest Future Boyfriends short anyway, and we cast everyone we know in it so the secret hate feels real (and also they were free that day).

Because the last few shorts we did have been so action or VFX-heavy, we wanted to do one that primarily focused on dialogue. I’m super stoked on how it came out. Glad to see that I’m not just comedy version of Michael Bay. Michael Bae. Is that something? I secretly hate me too.

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Who's The Cutest Puppy? || FUTURE BOYFRIENDS

“Who’s The Cutest Puppy?” (Starring My Actual Dog)

I’ve been slaving away on this puppy (pun very much intended) for a few months now, believe it or not! Despite the thumbnail and title, the newest Future Boyfriends short I directed and co-wrote is surprisingly insane. Check it out!

It also stars my actual dog Coco, who is a beautiful princess that escaped into our dimension from an incomprehensible cosmic tesseract. And the great Tom Goulet.

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The Secret to Lasting Longer in Bed || FUTURE BOYFRIENDS

“The Secret to Longer Lasting Sex,” a Music Video by Future Boyfriends

The new music video I directed for Future Boyfriends (and wrote with John Horan) is finally here!

Featuring music by the incredible Chris Wurzburg of RI€H GIRL. Check out the album art by Jeremy Wurzburg, below:

 

 

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Hot Girl From Work || FUTURE BOYFRIENDS

“Hot Girl From Work”, the new Sketch from Future Boyfriends

CODE RED! Hot girl from work just asked us what we’re doing this weekend, I think she’s gonna ask us to hang out!

It’s been a while since we’ve released new content under Future Boyfriends, but after months and months and months— here’s three solid minutes.

Starring John Horan and Taylor Misiak!

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An Honest Tearful Apology

An Honest Tearful Apology (New Sketch with Omgchomp!)

Boy, do we love kicking beehives.

  1. Normal Guy starts using Youtube
  2. Youtube makes Normal Guy -> Famous Guy
  3. Famous Guy acts like monster
  4. The truth comes out about Famous Guy
  5. Famous Guy makes grossly insincere tearful apology video

Thus, the life cycle of an awful Youtube star. And recently, it seems like we’ve been seeing a lot of these tearful apologies. Most recently, Toby Turner’s lame offering in response to the hurricane of sexual assault allegations leveled against him.

Omgchomp and I decided to dust off our old “Honest” videos series and say something about this.

 

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An Honest GoFundMe

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.

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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.

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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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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