Interview: Patrick Renna, Tommy Savas and Jason Schnell Talk Bad Roomies (Exclusive)

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Interview: Patrick Renna, Tommy Savas and Jason Schnell Talk Bad Roomies (Exclusive)
Being placed in a stressful situation that forces you to quickly make a decision that will not only affect your life, but also the existences of the people around you, can be a harrowing and tense experience. But much like the two lead male characters in the new comedy, ‘Bad Roomies,’ as well as the actors who portrayed them and the director who helmed the project, being proactive in trying to find a solution in any difficult circumstance truly defines who people are overall. The lead actors of ‘Bad Roomies,’ Patrick Renna and Tommy Savas, enthralling embraced the story’s message, and their characters’ understanding, of needing to accept responsibility for [ Read More ]

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Patrick Renna’s Comedy ‘Bad Roomies’ Bought by The Orchard

Patrick Renna’s Comedy ‘Bad Roomies’ Bought by The Orchard
Eastside Films’ dark comedy “Bad Roomies” starring Patrick Renna, Tommy Savas and Annie Monroe, has been acquired by The Orchard for worldwide distribution. Variety has learned exclusively.

The film is slated to be released digitally and on VOD on Dec. 1.

Renna, best known for starring in 1993’s “The Sandlot,” also produced with Savas in their first producing gig.

Jason Schnell directed Justin Mooney’s script about two guys living together who, after losing their roommate, put an ad out to find a new one. After a series of disastrous interviews with potential roommates, they settle on an apparently harmless but beautiful girl. All seems to be going well despite the simmering rivalry until one drunken night causes all three roommates to make a horrible mistake that starts them on a downward spiral.

Schnell has credits on “The Online Gamer,” “Pscyho Girlfriend,” “Extra Butter Please” and “The Clan.”
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Fund This: Reckless Tortuga Needs $25,000 To Bring Back ‘Online Gamer’

Project Name: The Online Gamer Asking For: $25,000 on Kickstarter Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $5,577 Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 25 Description: For more than four years, The Online Gamer has been the crown jewel of the Reckless Tortuga YouTube channel. Starring Eric Pumphrey as Aaron a flagrantly obscene, volatile, and twitchy gamer. Popular installments often apply Aaron's online gaming logic and his sociopathic tendencies to the rest of his life. Thus far, Aaron's adventures have spanned more than 80 episodes (and a cross-channel spin-off in Machinima Prime's The cLAN), and through the current Kickstarter campaign, Reckless Tortuga hopes to fund eight more. Creator Bio: Beyond The Online Gamer, Reckless Tortuga has built a channel that includes some of the best gaming-related sketch comedy on YouTube. Co-creators Jason Schnell, Lindsey Reckis, and Eric Pumphrey crossed a million subscribers last June; you can read our interview with that trio here.
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Fund This: ‘Bad Roomies’ Seeks $75,000 For “Modern Comedy”

Series Name: Bad Roomies Asking For: $75,000 on Kickstarter Amount Raised Thus Far (At Time Of Post): $15,112 Days Remaining In Campaign (At Time Of Post): 18 Description: Bad Roomies is a planned feature film about two roommates, played by Patrick Renna and Tommy Savas, whose lives are perfectly normal--until their third roommate dies. The ultimately settle on a new third wheel, a "sexy" and "conniving" woman played by Lindsey Reckis of Reckless Tortuga, which sets a madcap screwball comedy in motion. Creator Bio: Renna and Savas are both fringe Hollywood guys who have had numerous roles in film and TV. Savas is also a regular performer on Reckless Tortuga, and the YouTube sketch channel is on board for Bad Roomies. In addition to Reckis, Eric Pumphrey will also have a role, and Jason Schnell will serve as the director

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YouTube Millionaires: Reckless Tortuga “Owe It All To The Fan Base”

Reckless Tortuga, the sketch comedy channel run by Jason Schnell, Lindsey Reckis, and Eric Pumphrey, has been entertaining YouTube audiences for years. In 2010, its Online Gamer series garnered lots of attention, and three years later, it has crossed one million subscribers. We talked to the group about its many exciting projects of the past, present, and future. Tubefilter: How does it feel to cross one million YouTube subscribers? What do you have to say to your fans? Reckless Tortuga: It's really an amazing accomplishment for us. When we first started the channel we would have never thought we would reach 1 Million subs. It's truly an honor and really owe it all to the fan base that has supported us for so long now. Tf: What sort of response have you guys received for The cLAN? Any interest in a second season after this one wraps up? Rt: The cLAN has
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Reckless Tortuga Pwns N00bs With ‘The Clan’ On Machinima Prime

With close to one million subscribers, Reckless Tortuga is one of the most popular sketch comedy channels on YouTube. Now, the Machinima-affiliated group is spinning off its most-watched series. The Clan, the newest entry on the Machinima Prime YouTube Original Channel, is a direct offshoot of Reckless Tortuga's The Online Gamer, following that show's main characters as they attempt to bring together a clan that can win a Call of Duty tournament. "We have been working with Machinima for awhile and we are always trying to figure out ways to do stuff together," Reckless Tortuga director Jason Schnell told Tubefilter. "For example, we partnered on short film last year called Hell Michigan. So we were really excited when they called us up and said they were looking for comedy pitches to go on Machinima Prime. We've always in the back of heads had this crazy idea for a large
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Tubefilter Meetup Recap: Diving into YouTube

There was a unique energy of optimism in La at last night’s Tubefilter Meetup, with a packed room full of video creators of all types came together to check in on where the state of web video is today. The terminology have changed over the years, with some terms serving to define subgroups like the ‘web series crowd,’ the ‘livestreamers,’ the ‘YouTubers’ and the podcasters. But ultimately we’re all talking about the same thing—social video. It’s the concept of creating video for an audience and truly connecting with them using the tools of the internet to do so. That’s the common thread that made last night’s discussion so relevant. It’s hard to ignore the network that does 147 million unique visitors a month. The title was glib—“So You’re a YouTube Partner, Now What?”—a potshot at the myth of overnight millions just
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YouTube Partners on YouTube, Now Streaming Live

So you weren’t able to score a ticket to our Hollywood Web Television Meetup before they sold out, but you still want to catch all the knowledge dropped by our talented panel of online video professionals seasoned in the arts of all things YouTube to the tune of over 912,000,000 collective views? No worries. We’re streaming live. Our good friends at Stickam are helping us bring tonight’s scheduled programming of You’re a Youtube Partner - Now What? to the comfortable confines of your computer screens at home. Watch our very own March Hustvedt entice Ben Relles of Next New Networks, Rafi Fine of TheFineBros, George Strompolos of Fullscreen, and Jason Schnell of Reckless Tortuga to bare their tricks of the trade and share how they’ve been so successful at the largest video sharing site on the web. If you're watching from home and have any questions for the panelists,
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How Reckless Tortuga Broke into YouTube’s Top 100

I first fell in like with Reckless Tortuga after watching Psycho Girlfriend. Lindsey Reckis plays the role of highly insecure, emotionally erratic significant other to Tommy Savas’ comforting chill dude demeanor. She takes his innocuous asides to hyperbolic proportions, asks leading questions, and sets him up for failure in a way that varies from a touch to a helluva lot more absurd than our real-life interactions with a few choice ex-loved ones. In addition to telling tales of how crazy the ladies can be (amiright, fellas?!), Reckless Tortuga takes on obsessive gamers, killing zombies, dysfunctional theater groups, ghosthunters with attitudes, mail-order brides, douchebags you work with, and inane PSAs in a handful of web series that never fail to entertain. What started as a Let’s-throw-this-video-up-on-YouTube lark for Reckis and her Reckless companions, Eric Pumphrey and Jason Schnell, has turned into a sustainable business of making a living by making
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