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19th & Wilson Shoots Their 6th Short Film – TechFellas

19th & Wilson wrapped up production on their latest short film titled TechFellas, a satire of the popular film Goodfellas by Martin Scorsese. The film is a comical look at the parallels between everyday scenarios from an Information Technology (I.T.) field perspective and actual scenes from Goodfellas. The short parody will be made available on the 19th & Wilson website as viral video vignettes following a staggered schedule. This will be the latest project for the Northern Virginia-based independent film company whose next project is the full-length feature Left Clique, (another comedy centered on the IT world). “Our objective with this project is to create a buzz on the internet and gain interest from potential investors to finance Left Clique. I know Napoleon Dynamite was initially a short film and because audiences thought the story and character were hilarious it led to funding for the full length version,” says Director Eric Espejo who joined 19th & Wilson in 2002.

There was a special treat for the cast and crew on set when 19th & Wilson’s own publicist Ben Roa, who plays a role in TechFellas, brought in his uncle Alvin Anson, who recently played a speaking role in Miramax’s The Great Raid. Ben and Alvin attended the Red Carpet premiere of the film at the Uptown Theatre in Washington D.C. “It was my first taste of Hollywood…what an experience rubbing elbows with some big names in the industry. It’s only a matter of time until 19th & Wilson will be part of one of these events,” expresses Ben. Alvin got to work with Director John Dahl and actors Benjamin Bratt, James Franco, and Connie Nielsen among others. “Meeting Alvin was inspiring for the cast and crew – he’s proof that hard work, perseverance, and talent can lead to success in this industry,” comments Aaron Goodmiller, who as CEO, showed his commitment to his company by fulfilling the role of Production Manager, ensuring all went smoothly for the two day weekend shoot.

The TechFellas concept derived from emails and office horror stories exchanged between 19th & Wilson Producers Aaron Goodmiller, Richard Friend, Eric Espejo, and Donnie Conty. Writing most of the script was accomplished by Richard Friend who primarily is responsible for all graphic design elements of the company on top of producing. “I’ve had so many people come up to me and comment on what a great concept this was,” said Art Director Richard Friend. “And that’s the most rewarding aspect—watching it come to life. When actors are on the set laughing as hard as we are, I know it’s working.” For more information about 19th & Wilson please visit www.19thandwilson.com, and to keep abreast of their latest short film check the TechFellas section of the website www.19thandwilson.com/techfellas, feel free to also register to receive updates.