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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).

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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WPF in TOFF!

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Acronyms aside, I’m thrilled to announce that White Privilege Frankenstein is now available to watch and vote on at The Online Film Festival!  If you’ve watched and enjoyed the film, please pop on over and vote for us–it’s free, and it means a lot for a small production like ours.  If you haven’t seen the film, now’s a great time to go check it out!

Critical Love for “Bob”

I’m thrilled to share that the folks at Times Square Central came to see our showcase production of Who Mourns for Bob the Goon? at Dixon Place, and they loved it (and rather liked me as well)!  You can read the full review here.

An excerpt:  “Playwright, Joshua Young, skillfully masters the psyches of his characters so that we may look voyeuristically at the kind of every day life that precedes [sic] war. Young manages to find light and humor and depth and reality. Beautifully directed by Lucia Bellini, this play is well worth seeing.”

Given that the purpose of the showcase was to help get this new work to to the public and drum up interest in the show, we couldn’t be happier that it’s now being noticed critically as well.  Keep your eyes on www.WhoMournsForBobTheGoon.com and my site for more news on the future of this piece!

The Best Things Come to Those Who Wait

Good news: a short film I worked on some time ago, Mum’s the Word, has been accepted into the Singapore Film Festival!  Our extremely talented director, Rob Tsao has spent the time since we filmed editing and tweaking the final version of the film to get it ready for festival submissions, and now we;’re in to the very first festival its been submitted to.  Hopefully, this will be the start of a great run for what I think is a truly wonderful short film.