WHAT IS THE ‘THE MID-LEVEL’ ANYWHO?
What exactly is The Mid-Level? Is it a sketch? Is it a short? Is it a ‘skort,’ a made-up combination of the two? Doesn’t matter. As long as you put your eyeballs on it and allow the hilarity to hit you right smack in the frontal lobe, then you can call it whatever you want.
The Mid-Level centers around a (you guessed it) mid-level executive named Martin Haley (played by Dave Lanson) who is visited in his office by returning colleague Sasso (Waliek Crandall). What starts out as a seemingly innocuous ‘buddies catching up’ conversation gradually morphs into inexplicable madness as a blindsided Sasso bears reluctant witness to a series of absurd encounters between Haley and various individuals. Before we know it, a biochemical third world attack is secretly arranged, the personification of Death makes a cameo, and Vietnames cuisine is mulled over. All in a span of twelve outrageous minutes. Aileen Clark, William Apps and Hugh Buller are set to co-star in this madcap comedy.
Check out our promo video above. Entitled The Birthing of an Idea, it features The Mid-Level screenwriter Joe Thristino struggling with conceiving the idea for the short film. It’s based on true events. And by true, we mean very, very, very, very false.
Directed by Joe Thiristino and Justin Rogers. Produced by Matthew Hackett and Andre´ Joseph. Director of Photography Justin Rogers. Music by Matthew Hackett.
Please help and support this Staten Island-based short comedy THE MID-LEVEL to reach its fundraising goal via Indiegogo! Also check out the campaign video shot and co-starring yours truly!