Watch our 2013 all-improvised short - That Time!
"That Time" (New York, NY) - The Unscripted NY digital short created by improvisers who met for first time at Fest!
Once again, the folks at Unscripted New York created a fully improvised short during the days of the festival. We pulled together a team of directors, editors, and actors who met for the first time on Wednesday to come up with a concept and cast our actors. We shot a couple days later, no script, fully making up dialogue and shots on the spot, and then edited in time to screen on the final night. It's all part of the celebration -- to fully improvise a film, start to finish, and see what happens through creative collaboration. See the short above!
Cast & Writers: Mandy May Cheetham (Producer), Lars Classington, Ben Hauck, Matt Kaplan, Heather Smith Lutkin (Exec Producer), and Lila Marooney Smith
Special Thanks: Chris Smith & Lisa Marooney and Josh Apter & Manhattan Edit Workshop (MEW)
Congratulations to the other improvised shorts
screening at Unscripted New York!
Sunday, June 2nd starting at 8:00 PM
"The Taste of Coffee" (Brooklyn, NY)
An improvised short about a man reluctantly sharing his apartment with his live-in girlfriend and the ghost of her last boyfriend.
Cast: Phil: Phil Magbitang, Gaby: Gaby Dunn, Steve: Phil Casale
Star 131 Performed by Night Control © 2010 Kill Shaman Records. Used with the Permission of Kill Shaman Records. Thanks: Bryan Levine http://www.markfeinsod.com Twitter: @feinsodville
"The Feed with Hanson Streckfus: Season One" (Astoria, NY)
Directed by Nightcrawlers Inc.
The premise -- each improviser was given a paragraph's length character bio and that's it. They were asked to show up in costume and be interviewed by the world-famous, hard-nosed journalist, Hanson Streckfus. These talented actors are some of the best from an improvisational comedy community in New York that we love and hope to celebrate with this show.
Cast: Nick Kanellis as Clayton Harris, with Kevin Cobbs, Matt J. Weir, Dan Scivoletti, Jenny Dunne, Tim Eberle, Rob Williams, Rick Andrews
Twitter: @CrawlersofNight http://www.nightcrawlersinc.com/category/the-feed/
Celebrating Improvisation in Film and Video
Closing Night Event with Alex Karpovsky
Sunday, June 2, 8:00 p.m.
UNSCRIPTED NEW YORK IS PROUD to screen the feature film “Trust Us... This is All Made Up” featuring TJ & Dave, as part of our celebration of improvised theatre and film. Described by The New York Times as a “creative tour de force, an intellectual high-wire act as astonishing as it is entertaining,” TJ Jagodowski and David Pasquesi have become living legends in improvised theatre. Their performances of entirely improvised, character driven, often hilarious and wholly original one hour plays have mesmerized audiences worldwide.
Oh, and as the ONION says, it's "really effing funny." Check out the trailer below.
PLUS! Director Alex Karpovsky will join us for a Q&A after the film!
As an actor, Alex currently plays the role of Ray Ploshansky in the HBO comedy series GIRLS (nominated for a Critic's Choice Award) and has had leading roles in feature-length films that have shown at the Sundance, Berlin, Cannes, Los Angeles, Tribeca and SXSW film festivals. Later this year, Alex will appear in the upcoming Coen Brothers film, Inside Llewyn Davis.
Featuring clips from 'Actuatliy' -- a digital short conceived, improvised, shot, edited, and screened all in the span of the 5-day Unscripted New York festival in 2012 -- this trailer is meant to share our excitement for the 2013 Unscripted New York Improvised Theatre & Film Festival. We can't wait to celebrate improvisation in film!