Festival Fun

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I’m so excited to share that American Kirare-Yaku has been named an Official Selection of Web Fest New York 2017!  I’m so proud of my cast and crew, and I’m thrilled to be sharing our work with the world.  Stay tuned here for more information on the festival, and be sure to check out the full first season on Youtube now!

AKY Episode 2

Episode 2 is here! In this week’s episode, Mike get to do some work on an artsy short, and proves that when it comes to dramatic deaths, “bigger” isn’t necessarily “better”. Featuring the comedic talents of Meghan Blakeman and Robbie Taylor, this episode gives new meaning to the idea of laughing at the face of death.

As always, if you enjoy the episode, please give us a “Like” and share with your friends!

American Kirare-Yaku is Here!

The first episode of American Kirare-Yaku is now live on YouTube!  I’m so humbled by the great work of my cast and crew on this series, and I’m incredibly excited to share it with the world.

Episode 1 features Mike (our erstwhile hero) explaining just what a “Kirare-Yaku” is, and going to work on a…unique…new action film.  Featuring the comedic talents of Erik Cheski and John DeSilvestri, it’s a hilarious peek inside the world of professional stunt professionals.

Hope you enjoy the episode, and if so, remember to give us a “Like” and a share!

American Whatsis-What?

American Kirare-Yaku premieres in exactly one week!!! Since I’m assuming everyone’s been desperately wanting to know what a Kirare-Yaku IS, here’s a little insight for you.

 

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Be sure to follow me here, on Twitter or Instagram (@DramaMatt) or subscribe to my YouTube channel so you don’t miss an episode!

And if you fancy a little more reading, check out http://www.japantimes.co.jp/tag/kirare-yaku/ for an interview with one of the greatest Kirare-Yaku of our time, Seizo Fukumoto.

American Kirare-Yaku is Coming!

I’m so excited to announce that after almost a year of work, my new webseries American Kirare-Yaku is coming this Labor Day!  American Kirare-Yaku follows the adventures of Mike, a lowly stuntman and fight choreographer trying to make a living in a job that’s all about dying.

Written and directed by me, and featuring the work of incredibly talented actors like Erik Cheski, John DeSilvestri, Amanda B. Goodman and Laura King Otazo (among others), American Kirare-Yaku is sure to tickle your funny bone as much as it broke mine.  The first episode will come out on Labor Day, and more will be released weekly through the month of September.  You can make sure you don’t miss an episode by subscribing on my YouTube Channel, or by following me on Twitter or Instagram (@DramaMatt, or look for #AKYSeries).

WPF is Unstoppable!

White Privilege Frankenstein continues to rack up accolades and attention, this time with a win for “Best Performance Web/New Media” at the Mawgill Film Festival!  If you’re keeping track, WPF has taken home awards in three different festivals: Magwill, TOFF and the Best Shorts Competition.

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In addition, WPF will be getting its first big-screen showing at the Katra Film Series!  If you loved the film and want to see it in person (and meet the talented cast and crew), or if you’re interested to see it formate first time, we hope you’ll join us on February 6th!

 

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We’ve got a Winner!

White Privilege Frankenstein continues to win accolades and followers! Chris Carfizzi has truly created a monster (of social progress).

WPF not only took home the award for Best Screenplay (written by Chris himself), but also an Audience Special Mention for The film itself. Congratulations to Chris for the continuing success of this great project!

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