Meanwhile, at the Citadel... at Comic-Con!

From Left to Right: Katie Vannelli (Lizzy Lectric), Ted Raimi (Festival Judge), Andrew Neill (Producer/Co-Director)

From Left to Right: Katie Vannelli (Lizzy Lectric), Ted Raimi (Festival Judge), Andrew Neill (Producer/Co-Director)

Hey True Believers!

Two Jackets just got back from our first ever San Diego Comic-Con! We were thrilled to screen our film, "Meanwhile, at the Citadel of Superheroes..." at SDCC's international film festival, and honored to be selected as the Best Comics-Oriented Film!

We met some lovely people at the convention, and saw some excellent films. If you met us at San Diego, please drop us a line in the contact page! While you're here, please check out some of our other films, or give our podcast, Shamfiction, a listen.

In case you weren't at SDCC, or you'd like to see it again, here is our winning film for your viewing pleasure:

Zip Zap Zow!

Marcus

Must Love Grapes is now online!

Hey everyone! Eric here with an exciting announcement: we made a movie and now it's online look look look!

Must Love Grapes was made as part of the Minneapolis 48 Hour Film Project 2016. I know what you're thinking: "Hey, wasn't the last movie you guys made from the 48HFP last year?" And you'd totally be right! We've been too busy podcasting to make movies, duh!

But in all seriousness, we were super-duper excited to get back into the swing of production, and the 48 is always a fantastic opportunity to try new things. I think new things were tried, don't you? 

Anyway, take a look at Must Love Grapes on our Short Films page along with all of our other short work. Better yet, why not visit our YouTube channel?

Thanks for watching!

The ShamCom Trilogy

Hey folks! Andrew here...

Eric, Marcus, and I hope you’ve been enjoying our podcast, ShamFiction. We’ve had a hell of a lot of fun making it, all while learning a lot about writing and storytelling.

If you haven’t started listening, now is a great time to subscribe and start. We just finished a special run of episodes called the ShamCom trilogy, in which we each wrote for popular sitcoms that we hadn’t ever seen. Eric wrote The Big Bang Theory, Marcus wrote Friends, and I wrote Frasier!

For these episodes, we wrote in screenplay format rather than prose and then invited four actors from previous Two Jackets film productions - Rachel Palashewski, Joe Rapp, Katie Vannelli, and Allen Voigt - to perform the scripts on air!

We Jackets are used to performing the fics ourselves, so handing those duties over to the cast was both a relief and an absolute pleasure! As anticipated, they rocked it.

Speaking of rocking, I haven’t mentioned another treat of the ShamCom trilogy: the theme songs! You can’t have a sitcom without a theme song! (Well, you can, but-- why?) As an added challenge for these ShamCom assignments, each Jacket had to write an original theme song for their show. To ensure choice quality, we brought in our good friend and composer extraordinaire, Reed Reimer, to create the music.

The results are, well… How about you just listen to them? You can hear them on the podcast, or you can check them out in these wonderful music videos that Eric cut together with footage from the shows:

Pretty great, right? The “Bazinga” bit in the Big Bang video makes me laugh out loud every single time.

So check out ShamFiction! You can find it here on TwoJackets.com or in the podcatcher of your choice. If you like the show, be sure to subscribe to get a new episode in your feed every Sunday. And if you want to lend a hand, leave a rating and review. Those things do legitimately help us reach a larger audience, and we appreciate your feedback.

This upcoming weekend (June 3-5), Two Jackets Productions is diving back into the filmmaking game with the 2016 Minneapolis 48 Hour Film Project. We’ll be back soon with a recap of how that all goes down. We’re pumped!

Until next time, enjoy ShamFiction!

A Shamming Good Surprise!

Hey there, readers! 

We have good news: The first four episodes of Two Jackets' new podcast, ShamFiction, are now live on iTunes! We were planning to launch on Valentine’s Day, but our love for you just couldn’t be contained that long—or the iTunes approval went a little faster than expected.

So follow this link, give us a search on your iPhone, or look for us on other podcatchers! ShamFiction is out there, folks!

If you don't feel like wandering too far, you can check out Episode Zero here for a taste of what the show’s about, or jump into any of our first three ShamFictions: “Lost”, “Star Trek: The Next Generation”, and “The Big Lebowski”!

For our non-iFriends, we’ve submitted to Google Play, Stitcher, TuneIn, and a couple of other podcast aggregators. We should begin showing up on those services in the next few days. If you aren’t into listening on your phone, or you’d rather download the episodes as MP3s, you can find them directly on our site. If you’re the technical type, you can subscribe manually to our RSS feed.

If you can, be sure to subscribe to get new episodes in your feed automatically as they're released! If you enjoy the show and want to show your support, please rate and review us. These lil' kindnesses go a long way in helping us reach more listeners like you! 

Thanks for joining us on this new audio adventure! Enjoy the show!

Andrew, Marcus, and Eric

PS: Because we launched early, we will be moving up our release schedule with a brand new episode on Sunday! We think you’ll find it appropriate to Valentine’s Day with its heavy use of arrows…