Well, technically, Mickey is Cilla’s older brother, but not every Dad is a father. Anyway, in this episode of the UK series, Shameless, Mickey is feeling pretty overworked and underappreciated by the rest of his family in his role as Cilla’s caregiver until he devises a money making scheme that is simultaneously noble, reprehensible, brilliant and utterly fucking daft. Happy Father’s Day!
A few months ago I worked on a 10 minute pilot sample for a series called Frog Kissers, the story of four women in New York City who reason that in order to find a prince you have to kiss a lot of frogs, and make a pact to kiss 100 men over the course of a year to find their prince(s). I have a brief role as one of the “frogs.” Frog Kissers is created by Debra Kirschner, who also wrote and directed the pilot sample; she also produced with Sherese Robinson.
The pilot sample of Frog Kissers is screening at this year’s International TV Festival/PopCon in Los Angeles, California. I’ll be attending the Fest from July 5-8, so if you happen to be in L.A., be sure to come check out the screening and stop by to say, “What’s up?” to me in person. Debra and Sherese are both friendly people, so come by and say, “Hi!” to them too.
We’d love to have a good crowd at the screening, so if you can’t make it, please spread the word to anyone you know who may be able and interested in attending. Here’s the trailer (look fast for my shiny forehead around the 1:02 mark):
Hope to see you there!
UPDATE (6/26/2012): Debra has created a Facebook event for the Frog Kissers screening for those of you who would like to RSVP — smile
I love surfing. Not that I can. I can’t even swim, but I ever since I was a kid, I have had a deep romantic love of surfing. If you would have asked me what I wanted to be when I grew up, I would have answered, "Gerry Lopez!" Of course, I was the only one in my hometown who gave a shit about surfing. Historically, in fact, most of America doesn’t seem to take it seriously as a sport, considering how often surf competitions are broadcast on network television, which is never. Well, I think I remember seeing it on ABC’s Wide World of Sports once, but that was like, 30 years ago, so maybe I’m remembering it wrong. Surfing may be coming into it’s own in the States, though, if the current crop of surfing related entertainment hitting movie theaters and television screens these days catches on. Here’s my guide to the surf related entertainment out now, and what will be out in the next few months.
I just got done watching the season finale of The Riches, and I must say that this series has become one of my favorites. If you’re not familiar with it, Eddie Izzard and Minnie Driver star as the parents of a family of con artists who, due to a series of unusual circumstances, are forced take over the lives of a wealthy suburban family; but it really is about the cost of the American dream, and not just in dollars and cents.