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June 20, 2017 No comments exist

On this episode of SSWL Rick and Mike (still Bryce-less) talk about E3. Even though the boys didn’t attend the show proper, enough information was put out there in various ways, it’s almost like they were there.

What did they think about the press conferences? you’ll find out here. What has them the most jazzed from each publisher and platform holder that had said conference? they’ll tell you. Finally, if they could walk away from E3 with one game, what would it be? Well, they cheat and say two, but all that and much more is here in this very episode. For a one time fee of $0.00 you can get all that and more. . .prices and participation may vary.

November 3, 2016 No comments exist
Photo by Joe Scarnici – © 2015 Getty Images

It should come as no surprise to anyone who has supported us very early on that Ryan O’Leary is a great friend of the show. A friendship that was founded on us reviewing his short film for “Y: The Last Man,” which led to O’Leary being a valued guest of the podcast on multiple occasions. So it goes without saying that we are going to promote him, as if he needs it, whenever possible. With that in mind, we would like to bring your attention to O’Leary’s latest project, “The Lost Year.” This is his highest profile project to date and we wouldn’t expect anything less from Ryan. Building off the success of “The Backseat,” O’Leary’s latest script has attracted the attention of some names you should be familiar with.


Photo by Keegan Allen

Kevin Pollak and Grace Phipps are in negotiations to join the cast of Ryan O’Leary’s upcoming film “The Lost Year”. The film will be produced by Anthony Pedone’s Film Exchange. Chris Bellant (“Loserville”) and Amy Bruckner (“Phil of the Future”) will round out the main cast.


After a rough breakup, Charlie Monahan dives headfirst into the world of online dating. Guided by his charismatic best friend, Rufus (Bellant), Charlie meets the charmingly complicated Maggie Mae (Phipps). Quickly learning the differences between expectations and reality, Charlie’s forced to confront the challenges of maintaining a relationship in the digital age. In an era where everyone’s connected, Charlie’s never felt more apart.


Pollak is possibly best known for starring alongside Kevin Spacey and Benicio del Toro in The Usual Suspects. He starred alongside Bruce Willis in both The Whole Nine Yards and Hostage. He has starred in many of the biggest films of the last two decades, including A Few Good Men, Casino, Grumpy Old Men, Wayne’s World 2, That Thing You Do!, and The Wedding Planner, among others. On television, he recently starred on CBS’ Angel from Hell with Jane Lynch, and was recurring on Mom (also on CBS). Additional TV credits include Entourage, House of Lies, Shark, and Children’s Hospital.


Phipps most recently appeared on Ryan Murphy’s Scream Queens as Mandy Greenwell. She previously starred on The Vampire Diaries, and Disney’s Teen Beach Movie. She has made appearances on ABC Family’s Baby Daddy, Supernatural, and Hawaii Five-O. Film credits include Fright Night, alongside Anton Yelchin and Colin Farrell, Some Kind of Hate with Spencer Breslin and Sierra McCormick, and Tales of Halloween with Keir Gilchrist and Adam Pascal.


Film Exchange previously produced The Strongest Man, which starred Patrick Fugit and premiered at Sundance. O’Leary’s debut feature, The Backseat, is currently available on iTunes, Amazon, and various other digital platforms.

February 24, 2014 No comments exist


We’re starting the week off with an exclusive! Earlier this year, I got to go to the New York premiere of The Backseat starring Chris Bellant. While in New York I was able to talk to Bellant and get to know him a little more and hear about some of his future projects. One of those projects is Loserville.

He will be in L.A. for a few months for the stage play The Optimist, which currently has a kickstarter running right now, so click on the link and check it out. We will also be having Bellant on SSWL some time soon, so be sure to subscribe to us on iTunes and look out for that. Today, however, we have the press release for his upcoming film:

Chris Bellant and Chris Riggi will star in “Loserville”. The film was written by Sonny Lee (“It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, “2 Broke Girls”). Isaac Loftus and Bellant also co-wrote the script, and Bellant will produce with Vicki McCarty of Covington International. Production will begin in August 2014. Chris Modoono (“Drinking Buddies”) will direct. Barney Oldfield (NBC’s “CTRL”) and Amanda Muller (“Fairfield”) will serve as co-producers.
Riggi is best known for his work on “Gossip Girl”, and has recently been seen in “Wolf of Wall Street” and “Adult World”, with John Cusack and Emma Roberts. Riggi starred as Jacob White in Fox’s “Vampires Suck”. He recently wrapped production on MTV’s new pilot “Eye Candy”, directed by Catherine Hardwicke and co-starring Victoria Justice. He also starred in “Fairfield” alongside Bellant and Juliet Landau.

Bellant appears in the Warner Bros. thriller “Into the Storm” in theaters next summer. He recently wrapped “Fairfield” alongside Juliet Landau and the indie feature “Living with the Dead”. His film “The Backseat” is currently playing at festivals, and he can also be seen on A&E’s new series “Those Who Kill”, premiering this spring. Onstage, he has appeared Off Broadway in “Unhealthy”, and “Snow Angel” by David Lindsy-Abaire. In “Loserville”, he will play Chuck Macdonald, the film’s protagonist.

Chuck is an average teenager: struggling to find his place, unable to talk to girls, and forced to escape into his own fantasy world. He’s been in love with Melissa Mercer, the most popular girl in school, for as long as he can remember. One day he goes over to Melissa’s house, finally working up the courage to profess his undying love for her, when he sees Melissa’s sister, Mary Mercer, attempting to commit suicide. After saving her, Chuck convinces Mary to give him one week to change her life. He soon finds that saving someone else can be difficult when you can barely take care of yourself. Will a week be enough time to save Mary?

For more information or interview requests, contact Barney Oldfield at

September 26, 2013 No comments exist

Ava SnowBD

I’m a big fan of sci-fi, magic, and other worldly things. Throw in some comedy and romance and you got me hooked. Just last week a trailer for Ava Snow Battles Death came out along with some clips of this soon to come web series.

Ava Snow Battles Death was created by Zack Drisko and Arielle Davidsohn. They will launch their kickstarter on October 5 to attempt to raise five thousand dollars to help make their pilot episode. Davidsohn plays the lead of Ava Snow, a knife-throwing badass in which overlords from another dimension want to take her soul.

I feel like we haven’t really seen anything like this on television since Buffy the Vampire Slayer. So that’s why its best to turn to the internet for more creativity. A show with quick whit, romance, and comedy all set in a horror sci-fi genre. The first clip I saw was “You up for an adventure?” which teases you just enough to make you want to know what is going to happen next with Ava and Kylee. The visual effects & cinematography in the trailer are awesome. They have a really great team. The fight scene is impressive too. According to the Press Release, Davidsohn underwent extreme training to pull off the fight scene and also trained in knife-throwing too.

Don’t let the big celebrities take over kickstarter. Support the real independent filmmakers and creators out there. I can’t wait for this kickstarter to be fully funded so they can start shooting soon. I want to know more about Ava, her friend Kylee and Maynard, who is possessed by the Overlords of Death. Be sure to kick in your chips on October 5 and subscribe to their Youtube to stay up to date.