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"Open House" in Two Upcoming Festivals!

Perhaps you're reading this blog from a homey spot in Hamilton, Ontario. Or maybe you're perched someplace lovely in Perth, Australia. It's possible you're wishing you had something new and truly fun to look forward to. What a crazy coincidence: y'all are in luck!

My short film "Open House" is an official selection in The Hamilton Comedy Film Festival (Oct 1-3, 2015) and Australia's 18th Over The Fence Comedy Film Festival (Oct 23-25, 2015 in Perth, plus a tour throughout Australia in 2016)! Both these festivals promise nothing but hilarity and joy. And don't we all need just a bit more hilarity and joy right now, for heaven's sake?

Yes. Yes, we do.

If you're able to attend either of these fun-fests, please clap and cheer extra loudly for "Open House" -- the quirky little short that could!  (And if you happen to be able to attend both these festivals, you are the focus of my extreme jealousy, so, congrats!)

Winner of FunnyorDie's "Make 'Em LAFF" Comedy Showcase!

Winner of FunnyorDie's "Make 'Em LAFF" Comedy Showcase!

As part of the Los Angeles Film Festival, FunnyorDie.com selected ten short comedy films as finalists in the "Make 'Em LAFF" Comedy Competition and Showcase. I'm thrilled to announce that my short film "Open House" was selected as the winning short comedy film!

It was a great evening at LAFF, with some hilarious stand-ups and the screening of a few of the other amazingly hilarious finalist short films. A big thanks to everyone at FunnyorDie.com and the "Make 'Em LAFF" selection committee!

Winner of the Funny Women LA Festival Video Shorts Competition!

Proud to announce that my short film "Open House" was selected Best Video Short in the 1st Annual Cake Batter's Funny Women LA Festival at iOWest this past weekend! Our film will be featured on Jill Soloway’s (creator, writer and director of Amazon’s hit series Transparent) WIFEY.TV web site and she will review it, too. "Open House" will also be featured on the iOWest Web site front page and iOWest Youtube channel. 

A big thanks to our cast and crew Carrie Barrett, Herbert Russell, Marisha Mukerjee, Lauren Bennett, and Jason Serrone. And another big bucket of gratitude for everyone involved with the Funny Women LA Festival and iOWest!

"Open House" is now online!

My short comedy film, "Open House," is now viewable on FunnyorDie.com! Check out this two-minute sketch and click "Funny" if you like it. (If you didn't, that's cool, but I'll expect an 10,000 word essay about why it wasn't to your taste. No pressure.)

"Open House" is now an Official Selection in the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival AND the L.A. Comedy Fest!

"Open House" is now an Official Selection in the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival AND the L.A. Comedy Fest!

I'm thrilled to announce that "Open House," a short comedy film I wrote, has just been selected as part of the 2014 L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival! The festival is May 15-18 at Downtown Independent in Los Angeles. Tickets are available now and we hope to see you there.

We were also excited to be included in the Los Angeles Comedy Festival this past April, in Hollywood's Let Live Theater. We were so impressed with the quality of films, and had a blast meeting new people.

"Open House" is directed by Marisha Mukerjee, and stars the brilliant and hilarious Carrie Barrett and Herbert Russell (in addition to myself, ahem!). The short film is a twisted look at what happens when a house-hunting couple and a real estate agent have a truthful conversation (listening not required).