These shorts were shot for internet promos and commercial contests.
Fantastic Four: This was the first major part I got from going out on auditions. They told me to get in wardrobe and we would shoot the commercial right then. It was surprising. It was the fastest casting, callback and shoot that I have ever experienced.
Office Heroes: This was a spec commercial written and directed by William Lu. We shot it in the first half of a Saturday in 2006.
The Vest Entry: This is a 15 second spec commercial created for a Kraft singles contest. The idea was to include someone enjoying a grilled cheese sandwich.
Fantastic Four DVD internet promo
"Office Heroes" promo
Kraft Grilled Cheese promo
Frank & Juice:
This is the first concrete realization of Frank & Juice. It came in the form of a spec commercial for Converse. Everything including the cutting style came to me while driving down to audition for a converse spec commercial dressed in essentially the same outfit as Frank (but no wig or mustache). I was listening to Manish Boy by Muddy Waters and looking in the mirror thinking about this idea. I didn't get the part but I came back and brainstormed with Bill Fernandez and we decided we should take a shot at the competition. The results (excluding Manish Boy for copyright reasons) are this video and one other...
Timeout: This is the other short Converse idea that Bill and I came up with during the brainstorm session. We used the Frank and Juice characters for it as well. Both Converse spec commercials were shot in the same day in 2005.