THE RESIDUALS Webseries Launches Kickstarter Campaign; Horatio Sanz, Michael Torpey, Jenna Leigh Green Sign on for Season 2 Exclusively on BroadwayWorld!
It's the perfect time to catch up with "The Residuals," the hilarious New York City based comedic web series set in the world of television commercials and auditions. Created by and starring husband-and-wife team Michael Paul Smith and Gillian Pensavalle, "The Residuals" is inspired by their experiences as actors auditioning for commercials in New York City. Season One episodes average about 7 minutes and give viewers an inside view at the bizarre world of auditions, callbacks, costume fittings and commercial shoots. The second season of the critically acclaimed comedy series' is coming soon to BroadwayWorld.com!
The show has just launched a Kickstarter campaign to help fund the creation of Season 2 (which will feature guest stars Horatio Sanz, Michael Torpey and Jenna Leigh Green), and you can help contribute to the cause. CLICK HERE to find out how you can help.
Luke Kelly-Clyne of Splitsider calls the series "fantastic", praising it for being "subtly brilliant" and "irresistibly shareable" while BroadwayWorld's Matt Tamanini says, "'The Residuals' has an unmistakable charm all its own." Smith stars as aspiring actor Pete Hamilton, with Pensavalle cast as a softhearted casting associate named Valerie. Media guru Paul Levinson says "the acting is outstanding" with the cast displaying "impressive comedic talent." The principal cast also includes Nick Costa as Pete's character-actor roommate, Kelly Warne as a high-strung actress who is self-conscious about her age, Mark Gessner as a powerful casting director with anger management issues, and James Tabeek as his loyal-to-a-fault assistant.
"'The Residuals' is a comedy about surviving an environment of commercial actors who try way too hard to mask their nervousness with cockiness," says Smith, who wrote and directed the entire series. "When you put those personalities in the position of having to read a single pitch line as though it were Shakespeare, you have a very funny blend of reality and absurdity."
The cast of "The Residuals" has amassed numerous credits on TV, Film, Broadway, the Web and, of course, commercials. Featured in Season One are: Patrick Jones, Emily Tarver, Alisha B. Woods, Allison Levering Wong, Benjamin Hey, Mike O'Gorman, Missy O'Reilly, Cathryn Mudon, Kathy Searle, Rocco Chierichella, Jeremy Redleaf, Dave Hanson, Ted O'Gorman, David Crownson, Adam Mace, Joel Walker, Carrie Rachel-Dean and Desiree Care.
"The Residuals'" is produced by Smith and Pensavalle through Take It Back Productions and edited by Pensavalle. The director of photography is Emmy Award winner Ed Caraballo. Script supervisor is Carrie Rachel-Dean. All episodes feature contemporary music from Rhymesayers Entertainment and Smalls Live.
All episodes and outtakes can be seen here: www.theresiduals.tv