Current Projects

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New ‘Troop Hood’ Funny or Die Exclusive

‘Olive and Mocha: Fast Times at Sugar High’ won the very first Funny or Die, Make ‘Em Laff film festival in conjunction with the LA Film Festival. As a reward Suzi Yoonessi and I were given the opportunity to produce an original short with them. The result of this partnership stars Chris Kattan and Tasha Scott (from the original Troop Beverly Hills) and can be seen after the jump.

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‘Olive & Mocha’ is in the can!

Last weekend we shot all three new shorts for the series ‘Olive & Mocha’. We will now move into the post portion of production and hope to have finished content for you in late March. Thank you again to everyone who donated to our Kickstarter fund. We could not have done it without you! We will be launching the new Olive and Mocha website very soon, but in the meantime, check us out o Instagram and Facebook. A special thank you to Lauren Rock, Chris Armas, Nino Alicea, Mary Birdsong, Rachel Mottaz and Casey Green for all of your invaluable help!

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“Troop Hood,” my newest short produced with FunnyorDie!!!

I had the pleasure of writing and producing a short for FunnyorDie with my directing partner, Suzi Yoonessi, last weekend. The film is a take on the beloved movie, “Troop Beverly Hills,” and takes a reverse look at the subject of Girl Scouts in the hood. We got Tasha Scott from the original “Troop Beverly Hills” to be in it (which was very exciting) and the short stars the hilarious Chris Kattan. Thank you to everyone who participated. The kids were amazing. You can see more pics from the shoot after the jump.

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“Hold My Coat” is the newest video from I.C.U.P.P.

My collaboration with Brett Jackson, I.C.U.P.P., has produced another comedy short called “Hold My Coat.” We shot this on location at the 2014 Youtopia Festival in San Diego. Thank you to everyone at the festival who participated and to Todd Westphal for the camera work. If you like this, please give it a “like” and pass it on to your friends. You can see the full video after the jump.  

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The Owls hung at Youtopia Festival in San Diego

I was very excited to be able to hang all three owl pieces together last weekend at the Youtopia Festival in San Diego. I’ve been dreaming of a time when they would all be together in the trees and that dream finally came true. A big thank you to the art staff at Youtopia who awarded me my first art grant and to my artist Nino Alicea who helped me to hang the pieces in the trees (by climbing them). You can see a bunch of awesome pictures after the jump.

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“Hi, Mom!” — I.C.U.P.P.

Brett Jackson and I create content from idea to internet in under 6 hours. The collaboration, I.C.U.P.P. or International Comedy Union Professionals Partnership, has released our newest comedy short, “Hi, Mom!” You can see the full video after the jump. If you think this is funny, give us a like and pass it on to a friend.

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“Olive and Mocha” wins FunnyorDie’s first comedy competition: Make ’em Laff

My short film “Olive and Mocha” won the first ever FunnyorDie comedy competition through the LA Film Festival, Make ’em Laff. Suzi Yoonessi and I are very excited for the opportunity to produce a second short with FunnyorDie as prize for winning.   KPCC interviewed Suzi for “Take Two” wherein she speaks about winning, breaking into the comedy world and not having kids.   You can see the full article and listen to her interview after the jump.

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Olive & Mocha: Fast Times at Sugar High

For those of you who don’t know, I’m producing a film that I wrote called “Olive and Mocha.” To flex our muscle a little bit the film crew and I shot a 3 minute short I wrote as a bit of a teaser for the film. The short involves our two main characters as little girls in the 80’s. See the short below and if you like what you see, like us on Facebook by clicking here. Olive and Mocha: Fast Times at Sugar High from Suzi Yoonessi on Vimeo.