What started as an idea to merge classic Sunday morning comic strips with short online narrative content, has transformed into countless different mediums. Eventually scoring a development deal Disney TVA. There it was re-imagined into an 11 minute animated pilot for television.
Imagine if Calvin and Hobbes had grown up to be college dropouts in Venice Beach. What if they were obsessed with Scott Pilgrim, the dudes from Regular Show happened to be their co-workers and Beavis and Butthead moved in next door? Drop these guys in the rusty, bum infested beach town of Rip City, CA and you’ve got Shark Bites.
Shark Bites is about a townie stuck in the orbit of two other supreme townies. Our hero Alex is determined to leave Rip City and finish art school. But as long as life makes it so frickin’ easy to extend childhood, he can’t rationalize becoming an adult.
Alex, Spielberg and Brooklyn are defined by their obsessions, which haven’t changed since the mid-90’s. They chase the latest trendy clothes, but don’t want to take off their Ghostbusters t-shirts. They want to be sexual legends but learned their pick-up lines from R-Kelly’s Remix to Ignition. They want to be taken seriously but can’t let go of their twitter feud with Kayne West. Each episode, they try to get the adult world to redefine manhood on their terms. Egotistical, insecure and unaware, these dudes deserve to fail. But when their genuinely good hearts shine through, you’ll find yourself rooting for them to win… though they probably won’t.
Infinite Bros is about Elliott, Ramis and Jean-Claude Van Dachshund, two young heroes and their buff weiner dog, who are determined to save the day and look rad doing it.
Members of an elite militia called Scopers, their mission is to protect the Radisphere (A world created after the internet exploded. Literally) from the gigantic monsters bent on harshing everyone’s mellow. Unfortunately, Elliott and Ramis are easily distracted by shortcuts to fame and glory, without the actual “hero work” that goes into it. But there are dark forces in the world, bent on conforming people to a boring, grey existence. When they come knocking the world is going to be in dire need of originality, and not fitting in is what these outcasts do best.
"Kelleher and Alexander’s performances are outstanding with perceptive direction and writing from Neel Upadhye. You’ll feel yourself pulled into their lives as you relive your own.
Chicago Indie Film Critic’s Circle
Take a crew with credits such as Drunk History and Star Wars Battlefront and combine them with actors from shows such as Masters of Sex and Modern Family. Give this seasoned team a shot at making their first feature film and you get Dating Daisy! This romantic comedy flips the genre on its head, with surprisingly relatable and insightful characters. Helmed by #sharkpop director, Neel Upadhye, and featuring our go-to actors, Alex Backes, Sara Amini and Keith Reay, this indie film has won both jury and audience awards for Best Feature Film.
Dating Daisy is a romantic comedy about the honest and crazy truth of dating in your twenties! Sparks fly and tensions rise for two passionate exes who become romantically involved over the holidays while their meddling parents play matchmaker. Don’t miss the film critics have called “heartwarming” and “entertainingly insightful!” Coming soon to video-on-demand.