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Man vs. Crosswalk

A Thundershorts Orignal Web Series

Starring Max Silvestri

Produced by Triangle Offense Productions


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Season 1


Don't Walk is a micro-sitcom produced by Triangle Offense Productions that takes place in the time when the don't walk sign is illuminated.

New York is a bustling metropolis with more than 11,500 unique street corners. Phil is a guileless, friendly small-town transplant who is deathly afraid of jaywalking: Don’t Walk signs are his kryptonite. Every street corner in the city is a new, challenging world and this is Phil’s journey through that weird universe on his way to his first day at his new job.

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Max Silvestri (Phil):  Max is a comedian, writer and actor living in Brooklyn. New York Magazine called him one of the "Ten Comedians People Find Funny," and Paste Magazine featured him as one of their ten favorite comics. Max has appeared on VH1, History Channel and Fuse, and recently completed production on the forthcoming FYI series "The Feed," which he hosts along side Top Chef's Gail Simmons and Marcus Samuelsson. He has worked as a writer on FUSE's "Funny or Die Presents: Billy on The Street" and "Comedy Central’s Onion SportsDome", and regularly contributes as a writer for places including, Food & Wine Magazine, GQ, and Grantland. This summer will see the release of his stand up comedy album King Piglet, and Max frequently tours opening for comics like Aziz Ansari and John Mulaney. Along with Jenny Slate and Gabe Liedman, Max created and hosts the beloved weekly live show Big Terrific, which has been named New York Magazine’s Best Stand-up Show and Time Out New York's Best New Variety Show.

Dan Ramos (The Flier Guy): Dan is a stand-up and sketch comedian, improviser, video editor, mediocre magician and son from Montreal, Canada. He graduated Ryerson University’s Radio and Television Arts program in 08’ with no honors. He’s performed in Montreal, Toronto, Vancouver, New York and Los Angeles.

Shamikah Martinez (Girlfriend in Episode 2):  Shamikah is an actor and improviser at UCB, who has starred in videos for Barely Political and EmotiStyle. Shamikah produces video content for clients such as Warner Music Group and Google by day. By night she makes sketch videos loved by 14-year old girls all over the world (especially the Netherlands).

Don Fanelli (Boyfriend in Episode 2&3): Don is an improviser who has appeared on “30 Rock,” “The Late Show with David Letterman,” MTV's “Failosophy,” “Hey Girl,” and “Girl Code,” Comedy Central's “Inside Amy Schumer,” and in various Above Average, College Humor, UCB Comedy, and LandlineTV videos.

Brooke Van Poppelen (Wonder Woman in Episode 3):  Brooke Van Poppelen is a NYC based comic, actress and writer who has appeared on The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson and performed on Season 4 of "The John Oliver New York Stand-Up Show" on Comedy Central. Brooke was a cast member of "World's Dumbest" on truTV and also appears as a talking head and panelist for different vh1 and MTV shows that make fun of the internet and celebrities. Off camera Brooke is currently a writer and producer for "Girl Code" on MTV seasons 1& 2 as well as an author for the forthcoming Girl Code books. She has contributed writing for "Guy Code" seasons 2 & 3 on MTV2, was a staff writer for "Failosophy" on MTV and contributed writing for "Nikki and Sara Live".  

Siobhan Thompson (Cat Woman in Episode 3): Siobhan is an actor and improviser at UCB who has been featured in Comedy Central’s “Broad City.” She is also the host of BBC America’s “Anglophenia.”

Matt Klinman (Princess Leia in Episode 3):  Matt is an improviser at UCB and has appeared in videos for Above Average. Matt has written for Adult Swim, "The Onion News Network" on IFC, "Onion Sportsdome" on Comedy Central, and The Onion in print.

Jermaine Fowler (Detective 2 in Episode 4):  Before building a buzz with stand-up, Jermaine was featured in promos for McDonalds, Sobe, and Sports Illustrated.  In 2012, Jermaine was one of the “New Faces” at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival and was invited back the following year to tape Funny as Hell for HBO. Now, you can catch him touring nationally with College Humor and Comedy Central on Campus. You can see Jermaine on MTV2′s "Guy Code," the new Comedy Central series, “Comedy Underground with Dave Attell,” and is the co-creator, writer, and star of a new TV series, “Friends of The People” airing this Fall on TruTV.

Justin Brown (Detective 1 in Episode 4): Justin is an actor and improviser at UCB. He has acted in videos for College Humor, MTV (Other),Barely Political, Jest, and LandlineTV.

Rob Cantrell (Activist in Episode 5):  Rob is a ’Stand-Up’ comic, writer and actor based in Brooklyn, NY.  He has recently been seen in sketches on Comedy Central’s "Colbert Report" (2013), FX’s “Totally Biased” (2014) and performing Stand-Up live on “AXS-TV"(2014).  Cantrell has also appeared at the SXSW & Bonnaroo music/art festivals.  He has toured with the play “The Marijuana-logues”.  Early in his career, Rob Cantrell was a top ten finalist on the very first season of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing”. Cantrell has just released an exciting new comedy-music album "Dreams Never Die" (2014), which has received stellar reviews from comedy websites and culture magazines.  Born is Washington DC and raised in Virgina, Rob first started performing comedy in San Francisco, CA after college. When not on the road, Cantrell is constantly working on new projects and honing Stand-Up material on a wide variety of stages in New York.

Murf Meyer (Bagman in Episode 6): Murf is an actor and improviser who can be seen at UCB and in videos by Above Average and Funny or Die. He also is a regular panelist on “The Chris Gethard Show,” which recently shot a pilot for Comedy Central.

Kate Berlant (Smug Local in Episode 7): Kate is stand-up and actress, who was recently named a "New Face" at the Just For Laughs Montreal Comedy Festival. She opens for Reggie Watts and was named by TimeOut New York as one of the "Three Comics to Watch." Once described as "if David Lynch did stand-up," her surrealist sets are rooted in improvisation and often leave audiences wondering what just happened to them. She runs a weekly show "Crime & Punishment" at Lower East Side staple the Cake Shop, which regularly features acts such as Janeane Garofalo and Michael Showalter.

John Early (Snooty Local in Episode 7): John is a comedian, actor, and filmmaker based in New York. He is an Artist in Residence and Comedy Curator at Ars Nova, where he hosts the monthly variety show Showgasm. He co-hosts Crime & Punishment at Cake Shop with frequent collaborator Kate Berlant. Their live sketch show Hey™ has been performed at both Union Hall and The Virgil in Los Angeles. His play The Witchelor, which he co-wrote with Nicole Spiezio, has been performed at Ars Nova and Atlantic Stage 2. He's been on "30 Rock," the feature film Fort Tilden (SXSW Grand Jury Prize), and starred in several of his own shorts. 

Nick Turner (Bossman in Episode 9): Nick was named a "New Face" at the 2011 Montreal Comedy Festival and made his television debut on "Late Night with Jimmy Fallon." Since then he has appeared on "John Oliver's New York Stand Up Show" on Comedy Central and "Best Week Ever" on VH1. Turner also recently created, wrote and starred in a pilot for Comedy Central called "Crazy House."


Kemp Baldwin (Creator, Writer, Producer, Director)

Gates Bradley (Director, Producer, Editor, Writer)

Mike Laskasky (Writer, Producer)

Horst Dieter Baum (Director of Photography)

Leah Ross (Camera Operator)

Ryan Decker (Assistant Director)

Ilan Bemaman (Sound Recordist)

Mike Fuchs (Director of Photography -- Episode 8)

Winnie Cheung (Editor, Assistant Camera)

Christopher Paz (Editor)

Dan Rosato (Music Composition & Sound Mixing)

Kevin Schneider (Music Composition)

Samuel Charles Mindlin (Sound Editing and Mixing)

Diana Flores (Title Graphics)

Lindsey Eckwall (Title Graphics)

Christie Young (Title Graphics)

Jared Bloch (Legal Services)

Erika Kessel (Production Designer)

Edward Morris (Sound Recordist)

Daniel Hill (Assistant Camera)

Stephen Rathier (Production Assistant)

Alexa Oglesby (Production Assistant)

David Velesaca (Production Assistant)