Hollywood, CA – January 26th, 2013:
A Joint Venture and Chronicles Film are celebrating the release of their webseries, “The Adventures of Lewis & Clark” which is set to air online starting Sunday, January 27, 2013 at 6:00pm at www.AdventuresofLewisandClark.com A new episode will air every Sunday for 12 weeks.
The show’s creator, actor, Mark Elias, best know for his work in the feature film, 16-Love, and TV shows such as CSI, Justified, Criminal Minds and upcoming on Castle was inspired by the Comedy Central TV show “Workaholics” that was originally a webseries before getting picked up. Rather than following the normal Hollywood routine of waiting for the work to arrive at his doorstep, Elias created a show which follows Lewis and Clark, two best friends who are always looking to get rich quick, hook-up with the ladies, or just be good at anything. The two are supported financially by Lewis’s older sister, Charese, who is relatively successful and constantly having wild affairs with men. Somehow they all seem to balance each other out. “Having these three characters to throw into any scenario almost writes itself. You have two dreamers with their own ideas of success and the unfortunate responsible one who gets stuck in the middle. Charese is a real trooper,” says Elias.
The three main characters, Lewis (played by Mark Elias), Clark (played by Jus Riddick), and Charese (played by Charese Mongiello), also are producing and taking turns directing. There are 8 five minute episodes finished with 4 more to be shot after the launch party. That will complete the first season of the show. “Sometimes it doesn’t take much to know if a project is the right one. You want your name attached to a show that is going to be a hit, something with real potential. After reading the first two episodes, I knew I wanted to be involved,” states Riddick.
The show targets the 18-36 age group with its slapstick humor and ridiculous scenarios. The show is definitely unique and has it’s own flavor. It is produced by actors and that puts it in a different, more free realm to play with than most TV shows. “I believe that we have more freedom to get creative and entertain the audience than having all the rules of a network show,” says Mongiello. “I have worked on a lot of shows and this one is fun, creative, and the crew and actors just love being on set because they believe in the script and us as actors.”
After moving from Philadelphia, PA to Los Angeles, Elias joined the Beverly Hills Playhouse and began getting roles and building his resume as he gathered story and script ideas to develop as his career picked up, landing on a number of shows including Southland, Justified, and The Event while getting to the 2004 Valley Film Festival as a timid writer in Pushing Out Katherine, 2006 Milan Film Festival as a socially awkward serial killer in Cutting Room, and 2008 Sundance Film Festival as a thief in Reversion.
Riddick grew up in Atlanta, GA. Most of his youth was spent in movie theaters or renting movies. After earning a degree in political science from The University of Georgia, he moved to Los Angeles to begin his film career. He has starred in numerous indie films and loves performing improv. “Only in L.A.”, a feature which he wrote/directed has recently finished post-production. His production company, Chronicles Film, has begun pre-production for their next feature, “The Why Generation”.
Mongiello grew up in Pennsylvania and Riverside CA, She has produced, directed, starred in, and crewed on 20 plays, 40 start films, Over 30 feature films and 2 TV shows. She was taught to script supervise by one of the greats, Jim Kelly Durgin. In Addition she wrote a commercial, starred in ten, and won a silver rooster award for acting. Upon graduating the University Of California Irvine she started a theater company called “The Rose Theater” where she produced and directed classical plays.
For information contact:
Jus Riddick 404.200.0711