2011

Hardrock Print job

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Today I did a print shoot for Hardrock Cafe in downtown Los Angeles. I had a great time acting like a rock star in front of the camera!

Ariana Grande music video

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Today I got to work on Ariana Grande’s first music video for her upcoming single, “Put Your Hearts Up”. The video was co-directed by my friends Meiert Avis and Jeremy Alter, so it was nice to work with them again and on the Universal back lot, which was a dream come true; “Back To The Future” was shot there!
Also there was my partner in crime from the Spill Canvas shoot, Kelsey McNamee. I got my co-star from “Breaking Wind”, Heather Ann Davis, to join in on the action. I also meet former HSN host Craig Rooke. We all got to learn a dance for the finale and perform with about a hundred extras who are all Ariana fans. Overall it was a great way to kick off Thanksgiving weekend

Doritos Crash The Super Bowl contest

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On Saturday night I acted in a commercial entry for Doritos’s Crash The Super Bowl contest. It was a lot of fun and got to work with some friends and met some new friends.

Bohemian Society fashion show

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Tonight I did some runway modeling for Victor Wilde’s Bohemian Society clothing line as part of the Concept LA Fashion Week at the Ace Gallery. Overall it was great time and I met some great people. My commercial agent Robin from LemonLime stopped by and said hi.
We got to walk to some great tunes provided by Hot As Sun. Guitarist for the band is Waz, who I worked with several years ago.
Photo above provided by Adina Doria who also got me this gig. We worked together for the first time, almost a year ago.

Wrapped on “Sucker” Saturday, October 1, 2011 Saturday, October 1, 2011 Wrapped on “Sucker”

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Overall I had a great time shooting for the film and I am really excited to see the finished product. Pictured above from left to right director Craig Moss, myself, Heather Ann Davis, Peter Gilroy, Alice Rietveld, Frank Pacheco right behind her, Rebecca Ann Johnson, John Stevenson, Emma Bell and Taylor M. Graham. The film is now titled “Breaking Wind”.

Sucker feature film shooting

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Today is my first day on set for the feature film Sucker. It’s a spoof movie of the Twilight film Eclipse. I’m pictured above with fellow actor John Stevenson who plays Carlisle and Pancho Moler who plays the little version of my character, Edward. We’re enemies in the film but we’ve become good friends. This is my second time working Craig Moss, the writer and director of this film. Our last project was two years ago on the The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It where i played the same character, Edward. We are shooting through early October.

Madi Diaz video premiere



Check out the write up for the above video, I get a sweet little mention:

“Q:Who are you kissing?
A:I have no idea. Kissing sure is fun though, right? Actually...I think his name is Erik...Erik with a "k". Yeah that HAS to be it, why would I remember such specific spelling otherwise? He was a very sweet guy. A gentleman even. I had never kissed on camera before and he was very forgiving.”

Amy Kaplan photo shoot

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Finally got the pictures from my recent photo-shoot with photographer Amy Kaplan.

Sony in-house print shoot

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Today I had a great time as a model for a Sony print shoot. Erik Borzi was lead photographer. Check out his site here: http://erikborzi.com/

Blip on Blip spotlights Vinyl Rewind



This week Annie chats with Damian Bruno, our General Manager of Consumer Products. One of the key players behind the relaunch of our new website design, Damian spent a good portion of his time researching and planning what makes a great site for discovering web series. If you’d like to fill out the survey that Damian mentions, you can find it http://svy.mk/newblip. The featured show this week is Vinyl Rewind. Join Eric Callero, the self-professed Vinyl Geek, every week as he reviews an album from his incredible collection. Every episode is packed full of trivia and information - perfect for music buffs. Thanks for watching! New episodes of blip on blip are released every Tuesday at 1pm EST, 10am PST

L.A. Noire out today



I play a suspect character in the game, named Woolf. Instead of just the usual voice over work, they actually captured my face as part of my performance. The line between video games and films is more and more blurred as evident by the site wide ad for the game on imdb.com.

From the official site:
Los Angeles, 1947
Amid the post-war boom of Hollywood's Golden Age, Cole Phelps is an LAPD detective thrown headfirst into a city drowning in its own success. Corruption is rampant, the drug trade is exploding, and murder rates are at an all-time high. In his fight to climb the ranks and do what’s right, Phelps must unravel the truth behind a string of arson attacks, racketeering conspiracies and brutal murders, battling the L.A. underworld and even members of his own department to uncover a secret that could shake the city to its rotten core.
Using groundbreaking new animation technology that captures every nuance of an actor's facial performance in astonishing detail, L.A. Noire is a violent crime thriller that blends breathtaking action with true detective work to deliver an unprecedented interactive experience. Search for clues, chase down suspects and interrogate witnesses as you struggle to find the truth in a city where everyone has something to hide.
Developed by Team Bondi in conjunction with Rockstar Games, L.A. Noire is now available for PlayStation®3 and Xbox 360®

All About Dad television premiere



"All About Dad" will premiere on Saturday, May 28th @ 5pm PT/8pm ET and again @ 8pm PT/ 11pm ET only on MYX TV.

Here's where MYX TV is currently available:
DirecTV nationwide l Ch. 2067
SF Bay Area, Central Valley, CA l Comcast Ch. 368
Chicago | Comcast Ch. 673
Orange County, CA l Cox Ch. 479
Northern Virginia l Cox Ch. 474
Guam l MCV Cable Ch.16
New York City, Chicago, Boston, l RCN Ch. 538
Philadelphia, Washington, DC

Tae Music video out now



Worked two days on a music video for the singer / song writer Tae. I play the bad boyfriend in the video. It was a fun shoot. I got to reconnect with an old friend Tim Thompson, who shot B camera on my feature “Flying Saucer Rock N Roll”. Him and Adam Partridge directed the video.

Madi Diaz video

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Last night I pulled double duty as still photographer and actor in Matt Amato’s latest music video for Madi Diaz. Overall, it was a great time at the Masses office. David Myrick was the DP for the video. My friend and fellow Masses Lab director Alistair LeGrand took the above photo.

Photoshoot with Ricardo Moreno

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Today I had a great photo shoot with photographer in Redondo Beach, CA in an abandon mini golf. Can’t wait to see the images!

Five Proof Update

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'FIVE PROOF' has been accepted to the Long Island International Film Expo and will be showing on July 10th!

Social Distortion Video



I had a great time at the premiere/ concert last night. So cool to see such a good band perform at relatively small venue. In case you missed the world premiere broadcast last night, check out the video above. It’s also featured on the main page of Youtube.

Social Distortion Will Stream Premiere Event

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Tomorrow night Social Distortion will premiere their video in Hollywood and then play an hour long live set. The whole show will be streamed live started around 9:15pm on Rollingstone.com. I can’t wait, it should be an awesome event. See this article for more information.

L.A. Noire trailers out now



This is the video game I did a voice for and it’s coming out later May 14th. Looks like a very cool game, not just your average shoot em up.

Social Distortion short film Premiere event



So the band Social Distortion loved how the video came together, they decided to throw a premiere party. All in all it sounds like a sweet deal, you get to see the music video, err, short film they shot recently, in which I play a feature G-Man, and a free concert. Check out this site for more details.

Raphael Saadiq video out now


Click the youtube window to watch, I’m about 43 seconds in.
The video was directed by Dori Oskowitz and executive produced by Danielle Hinde, both of whom I know through The Masses and fellow director Matt Amato.
In the video, I play a bouncer for a girls only club. We shot in the old number 23 fire house in downtown LA. Which is where they shot the interior offices for the film Ghostbusters.

Untitled Feature

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Today was my first day on a low budget feature that is untitled at the moment. Already it’s shaping up to be a great production. It’s a drama-comedy that takes place during the course of a night as four couples (long time friends) have a dinner party. Courtney Daniels is at the helm as director. Check back for more details!

Social Distortion video

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I spent the last two days working on the new Social Distortion music video. I can’t say much about it at the moment but what I will say is that the band are all really cool guys and I had a great time acting in the video. Stay tuned for updates!

Five Proof Premiere at Cinequest

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Five Proof premieres on March 3rd at the San Jose Repertory Theatre and plays again on March 6th at the California Theatre, also in San Jose, both shows start at 9:30pm.

Worked on Raphael Saadiq video

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Today I did a half day on the Raphael Saadiq music video for the song “Stone Rollin”. The video was directed by Dori Oskowitz and executive produced by Danielle Hinde, both of whom I know through The Masses and fellow director Matt Amato.
In the video, I play a bouncer for a girls only club. We shot in the old number 23 fire house in downtown LA. Which is where they shot the interior offices for the film Ghostbusters.

Tae Music video

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Worked two days on a music video for the singer / song writer Tae. I play the bad boyfriend in the video. It was a fun shoot. I got to reconnect with an old friend Tim Thompson, who shot B camera on my feature “Flying Saucer Rock N Roll”. Him and Adam Partridge directed the video.

(pictured from left to right: Adam, Tim & myself)