Bringing Back The Funk
I am currently working on three different webseries (two lead roles and a series regular role), the most recent of which is Shut Yo' Mouth, "a fistful of funktified, take no prisoners, 70s-style ass-kickin'. Comin' atchya." The idea was the brain child of my friend Andrew Parkhurst and I'm helping write and produce it with him and my roommate Will Wallace.
The main character in the series, Detective Dick Grizzle (played by yours truly), is a 70s-style cop fighting crime in a modern city. Clinging to the ethos of 1970s law enforcement, Grizzle is a man out of his time. He's 90% Dirty Harry, 10% Ron Burgundy. He tries to be an enforcer, but in the end bungles every case he's on.
The series will be shot 70s style, with lots of quick zooms, slow motion, hard stares, graininess, and color distortion. We started shooting content for the trailer this weekend and below is a quick teaser trailer that will give you some idea of what's coming. The full trailer will be finished in the next two weeks, and having seen a sampling of what's in it, I can say with confidence that it will be epic!
What are you working on? What has you excited?
(photos are screen shots from the trailer courtesy of Andrew Parkhurst)
-- Gabriel Voss