Hey gang, it’s been awhile but let me get ya all caught up. Since my last blog we have shot and posted Episode #2 of The WiseGuys called ‘WHACKER 6000’ and we have received rave reviews. We are in the process of finishing up the other 5 episodes of that web series. Also, we have added a spin off web series called ‘We Pick The Winners’ with The WiseGuys. Where ‘Big’ Pauley (played by J. Anthony McCarthy) and Vinny ‘Two Times’ (played by Steve Sabo) pick the winners of weekly NFL games. Included in their show they give you their winner of the ‘Bust Out Game’ and ‘WHACK’ of the week plus introduce a weekly ‘Tailgate Recipe’ made by Antonio Critelli owner of the Pizza Palace (played by Jerry Anderson) and the ‘Trivia’ Girls’, Doctor A (played by Erin Rae), Big T (played by Erin Howie) and Little t (played by Sheila Kraics) as they ask you a weekly trivia question and answer viewer mail. We also have had Leslie Peterson, little brother of Adrian Peterson (played by Jeremy Shelton) pay a visit to one of our shows. All in all with the help of Patrick Estrada who runs camera and sound, we will try to keep the ‘We Pick The Winners’ show going through out the playoffs but we may have to take a break because some of us will be out of town. Also we are putting together a ‘best of’ show including some of our out takes so be looking for that. Then we will come back for our final show of season for the Super Bowl. I hope you all have been having as much fun following our shows as we have been making them. And we have been literally making them up as we have go along. You see the WPTW shows are all taped without a script. Yes, that means we improv, so whatever comes out comes out. So stay tuned to see what ‘Big’ Pauley and Vinny ‘Two Times’ get into next. That’s all for now, thanks, keep watching and have a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
The first episode of The WiseGuys, ‘WHACKER 3000’ has only been on line for a few days and I’m happy to report that we are getting quite a few hits and all the initial feedback has been positive. With that said, I would like to thank some of the many people, in no particular order, that helped in this process. First there are my neighbors Richard Sarkis, who let us use his house as a backdrop and Brian Podgorski, who was nice enough to be in one of the vignettes with his wonderful dog Cody. Then there was Leslie Gamero and Tou U who came out and provided the lighting for one of our night shoots. Plus Matt Allen and Bruce Barr both get my thanks for the wonderful job of designing the graphics and The WiseGuys web site. I need to thank Bobbi McRae from Hollywood Bob’s Movie Cars for the hot muscle car we used. Then there is Jerry Anderson who was instrumental in getting the VFW Post in Chatsworth for one of our locations. Finally, I would like to thank the actors: J. Anthony McCarthy (‘Big’ Pauley), Melinda Ratner (Angela), Susan Featherly (Trudy), Eric O’Brien, Jay Gerig, Jerry Anderson and Bobbi McRae for all their time and talent. Last but not least, I like to thank Robert Campbell, who not only ran the camera but spent countless hours editing this episode. All in all a fine job by everyone involved. We are now looking into entering this episode in some of the Comedy Film Festivals that are coming up. So keep watching and if you haven’t already done so, subscribe to our channel on YouTube and stayed tuned for more of The WiseGuys in Episode #2: ‘WHACKER 6000’.
‘Big’ Pauley Palmer and Vinny ‘Two Times’ Carducci are two down on their luck Mafia wise guys who need to make some money fast. So they talk to ‘Big’ Pauley’s cousin Sal, who has a wedding video business into helping them make a commercial so they can sell a new product called the WHACKER 3000. You can email ‘The WiseGuys’ at firstname.lastname@example.org