Award winning Comedian & Comedy Writer Rick Overton, directed by Eve Brandstein, will appear at Beyond Baroque in Venice to a headline a one man show "Rick Overton: Substitute Global Ambassador".
DIRECTORS NOTE: I met Rick Overton at a casting session in the early 80's and knew instantly he was the real thing - original, thought provoking and super talented. He was then, is still now, one of the most electric and swift talents on the scene. Not only is he able to do high octane improv, he is also an actor who has appeared in over 100 films and tv shows and he is an Emmy award winning writer. He can go round for round against any stand-up talent currently performing. He has mentored, influenced and inspired three decades of comedy performers. It is a great honor to be able to collaborate with him on his journey as the Substitute Global Ambassador. - Eve Brandstein
Rick Overton: Substitute Global Ambassador
The news is out! The Aliens have landed and they want to what Humankind is all about. But unfortunately, Global Ambassador Harrison Keane has the flu!! He's bedridden and now must miss the event his entire life had been building up to.
INTER-STEL, The agency that's been assigned the task of greeting our extra terrestrial visitors has, in their finite wisdom, decided to send in Keane's "Speech Punch-Up Gag Writer" in his place. So get ready for RICK OVERTON, SUBSTITUTE GLOBAL AMBASSADOR!
The visitors are only able to breathe our air for an hour which means Rick won't have much time to explain our culture and answer their questions. He'll have to improvise his ass off to keep up his cover as representative for all of Earth.
Robin Williams says "Watching RICK OVERTON, SUBSTITUTE GLOBAL AMBASSADOR is like seeing Chauncy Gardner channeling Ambrose Bierce."
RICK OVERTON is an Emmy award winning writer, comedian and actor best known for his political and social comedy. You've seen him perform in more than 120 films and TV shows including The Informant and Bad Teacher and recurring roles in Chaos, The Office, Leverage, and ABC’s Last Man Standing. You can find out more about Rick at www.rickoverton.net. You will love seeing him live.
EVE BRANDSTEIN, Director/Producer, was a NY theater director when she made her filmmaking debut as part of AFI’s prestigious Directing Women’s Workshop, where she directed two films. Known for developing talent, contracting and discovering several major Hollywood stars, Eve will be forever famous for casting the rock’n’roll parody “Spinal Tap.” She has an extensive list of credits as a writer, executive producer, director and development executive in television and independent film. Recently she co-produced and co-directed 13 episodes of "John Waters Presents Movies That Will Corrupt You." Eve is also a psychotherapist, professor, artist, published author, poet and curator of the legendary bi-costal spoken word series "Poetry In Motion" since 1988. In 2011, Eve returned to her original love of theater directing Jewish Women’s Theater, “Stories From the Fringe" and the original production of “Revisiting Wildfire” at the Odyssey Theater, which will premiere June 1, 2012 at the Arclight Theater in NY. Eve is also director and producer of the infamous solo show, “Suzanne Whang’s Cracked Open, Let Go and Let Gook”. Learn more about Eve at www.evebrandsteinproductions.com.
TROY CONRAD, Producer, is an award winning filmmaker, comic, and creator of the unique improvised stand-up comedy show, Set List. Troy was given his start in comedy when George Lopez asked him to open for him on tour. Since then, he has been a writer for The Jay Mohr Roast on NBC. Troy's background as both a comic and improviser led him to training at Second City Los Angeles Conservatory, Improv Olympic West, and Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre. Troy has performed at comedy clubs throughout the U.S., and comedy festivals including Montreal, Dublin, Edinburgh, Vancouver, and SF Sketchfest. His live DVD, “The Comedy Jesus Show,” is available at stores throughout North America, and the film he directed "Runyon: Just Above Sunset" will be released on DVD in March 2012. A former door-to-door Bible salesman in Kentucky, born in Phoenix and living in Los Angeles, the videos he has produced or appeared in, such as “Intervention: iPhone Apps” have views in the millions. Follow him on twitter at @troyconrad www.troyconrad.net.
NANCY FULTON, Associate Producer, is a writer/producer whose past credits include the documentary “Back from Iraq: The US Soldier Speaks”, the short film “Graduation Day”, and several other films where she served as executive producer. She has a particular interest in supporting projects that change hearts and minds, and loves those that inspire people to take action. She is founder of FilmFundingClub.com which provides support & training for filmmakers. Follow her on twitter @filmfundingclub.
RICHARD MODIANO, Director of Beyond Baroque
JIM FLECK, Technical Director of Beyond Baroque
681 Venice Blvd Venice, CA
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Nancy Fulton is a writer/producer who has produced content across all media. Her films and books, including BACK FROM IRAQ, can be found on Amazon. Her articles can be found on business and techical sites worldwide. Her apps, including the HollywoodPros App, can be found on Android and Iphone.