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The Outlaw Emmett Deemus

Don Quixote on a motorcycle

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Larry Hankin

Larry Hankin

Writer
Producer
"Emmett Deemus"

Larry Hankin

  Writer  Producer  "Emmett Deemus"

For a long time, Larry lived in San Francisco and commuted to Hollywood by plane, car and sometimes a motorcycle for auditions and parts. When he finally moved to Hollywood, within the first 2 weeks he was landed a guest star role as Charlie Butz in Clint Eastwood’s feature, “Escape from Alcatraz”. He immediately used the “Alcatraz” money to write, direct, and produce “Solly’s Diner”, a film short in which he starred as “Sometimes Jones”, a funny, homeless-and-quick-witted young man. The film earned an Academy Award “Oscar” nomination, was distributed worldwide, and was invited (along with Larry) to the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy.

This inspired Larry to make other film shorts he wrote, directed, and acted in (with other actor friends - 25 in all – see: www.youtube.com) using the money he earned from acting. It was in these shorts that he started thinking about developing an old, crazy wannabe outlaw biker he named, “Emmett Deemus”: basically Don Quixote on a bicycle.

After co-starring in a comic play at LATC as a Roadwise hobo” and getting rave reviews, he was inspired to put his “roadwise hobo” Emmett Deemus on stage. Larry wrote and produced a comic, one-man show, “Emmett Sez”, in which he played Emmett as a homeless beggar, poet, wanna-be-outlaw-biker whose insanity led him to ride off on parked Harley Motorcycles. It opened at the Met Theatre in Hollywood to rave reviews in The L.A. Times (“Hankin has crafted a Don Quixote for modern times”), plus The L.A. Weekly and Daily News.

He has since continued to explore “Emmett” in a series of film shorts shown at film festivals throughout the USA, an AFI Spirit Award in 2008, and in several shorts featured on ifilm.com, Youtube, and in a soon-to-be-released Webisode: “The Adventures of Emmett Deemus”. Larry’s Hollyshorts Festival entry: “The OutLaw Emmett Deemus”, is actually the introduction to Emmett’s 1st full-length feature screenplay: “The Outlaw Emmett Deemus”. At the moment, Larry’s just finishing editing another Emmett Comedy film short.
 

Paul Willson

Paul Willson

"Officer Halpern"

Paul Willson

  "Officer Halpern"

PAUL WILLSON played “Paul” in many episodes of Cheers, and before that was a regular on It’s Garry Shandling’s Show, the groundbreaking series on Showtime. In addition to hundreds of TV guest appearances, including on Ally McBeal, X-Files, Star Trek Voyager, The Larry Sanders Show, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Entourage, he has acted in such films as The Goodbye Girl, Protocol, Problem Child 2, Office Space (as corporate executioner “Bob Porter”) and the very independent Barstow 2008, for which he was named Best Actor at the 2001 Comedy Arts Festival in Aspen. He also played a slim, young drunk in the 1979 Oscar-nominated short, Solly’s Diner, directed by Larry Hankin.

Edie McClurg

Edie McClurg

"Dee Dee"

Edie McClurg

  "Dee Dee"

Edie McClurg’s face, voice, and talent make her one of the most recognizable actress/comediennes on TV and in Films. The following are just a few of Edie's most recent accomplishments: David Spade's nasty neighbor in Dickie Roberts: Former Child Star (2003), Dana Carvey's mother in Sony Pictures' The Master of Disguise (2002), Jane Kaczmarek's friend in "Malcolm in the Middle" (2000) "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation" (2000), Several John Hughes films: Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986), Planes, Trains and Automobiles (1986), She's Having a Baby (1988), Curly Sue (1990).
She's acted for Robert Redford in A River Runs Through It (1992), for Oliver Stone in Natural Born Killers (1994), for Diane Keaton in Hanging Up (2000).

Several animation roles for TV and in features: The Little Mermaid (1989), The Rugrats Movie (1998), A Bug's Life (1998), Pixar's Cars (2006).
 

Frank Schettini

Frank Schettini

"B"

Frank Schettini

  "B"


 

Ed Brancieri

Ed Brancieri

"Drew"

Ed Brancieri

  "Drew"


 

Johnny Valdez

Johnny Valdez

"Crank"

Johnny Valdez

  "Crank"


 

Stephan Szpak-Fleet

Stephan Szpak-Fleet

Director

Stephan Szpak-Fleet

  Director

Stephan Szpak-Fleet is a writer, director, producer, artist, digital media expert, graphic designer, photographer, and so on.

He has directed eleven short films including the award winning My Silent Sadness and, most recently, The Outlaw Emmett Deemus starring Larry Hankin, Edie McClurg, and Paul Willson. He just wrapped producing Player, an independent feature film hitting the market in early 09.

Stephan’s industry credits include working for the network television show Ghost Whisperer as Director of Digital media (where he produced the TV Guide Award winning webisode series Ghost Whisperer: The Other Side, DVD extra features, and more), being a Development Executive for Sander/Moses Productions, and, currently, working on the Visual FX team for the new NBC rendition of Knight Rider.

Stephan holds a BA in theater from UCLA and an MFA in film from USC. He was born in Warsaw, Poland, and now resides in Los Angeles with his wife, comic book writer, Becca Smith and two cats, Jack and Duke.

For more info, visit his website at www.raisethesteaks.com

Mark Jones

Mark Jones

Producer

Mark Jones

  Producer


David C. Smith

David C. Smith

Director of Photography

David C. Smith

  Director of Photography

Fredric Naff

Fredric Naff

Production Designer

Fredric Naff

  Production Designer

Noel Naff

Noel Naff

Art Director

Noel Naff

  Art Director

Luke Pebler

Luke Pebler

Editor

Luke Pebler

  Editor

Zack Howard

Zack Howard

Sound Designer
Production Sound
Re-Recording Mixer

Zack Howard

  Sound Designer  Production Sound  Re-Recording Mixer

Jay Kim

Jay Kim

Music Composer

Jay Kim

  Music Composer

Tammy A. Oller

Tammy A. Oller

1st. Asst Director

Tammy A. Oller

  1st. Asst Director

Jim Whitworth

Jim Whitworth

1st. Asst Director

Jim Whitworth

  1st. Asst Director

Josh Garrell

Josh Garrell

2nd. Asst Director

Josh Garrell

  2nd. Asst Director

Erin Tarasi

Erin Tarasi

Script Supervisor

Erin Tarasi

  Script Supervisor

Geoff Chang

Geoff Chang

1st. Asst Cameraman

Geoff Chang

  1st. Asst Cameraman

Keith Sorrell

Keith Sorrell

Gaffer

Keith Sorrell

  Gaffer

John Matysiak

John Matysiak

Key Grip

John Matysiak

  Key Grip

Brandon Galvin

Brandon Galvin

Camera Production Asst

Brandon Galvin

  Camera Production Asst

Kim Koscki

Kim Koscki

Stunt Coordinator

Kim Koscki

  Stunt Coordinator

“Pyro” John

“Pyro” John

Gun/Tazer Wrangler

“Pyro” John

  Gun/Tazer Wrangler

Ashley Cordova

Ashley Cordova

Make-Up

Ashley Cordova

  Make-Up

Justin Dzuban

Justin Dzuban

Foley Editor

Justin Dzuban

  Foley Editor

Michael Miller

Michael Miller

ADR Mixer

Michael Miller

  ADR Mixer

Courtney Bishop

Courtney Bishop

ADR Recordist

Courtney Bishop

  ADR Recordist

The Cast

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Production Notes

Motorcycle provided by
Brian Monahan

Catering by
Kennard’s Caterers

Rentals:
Really Easy Trailer Rentals
Andy Gump
Picture Car Warehouse

Officer Costume provided by
Jimmy Williams

very special thanks to Brian Monahan

Comments (9)

HitmanPR (19th March 2012)
Oh god this is funny...great show...More Deemus, More Deemus, More Deemus

Nova (1st February 2010)
will there ever be more of this?

Tammisutton (31st August 2009)
I enjoyed this very much! Well done, looking forward to more.
Tammi

WildZero (19th March 3861)
By far the best show on strike TV. It should be on actual television. Clever setting, great characters, hilarious slap-stick action in the end. One of the rare times I've laughed out loud watching a webisode. Great job. I look forward to the next one. My only complaint: A little slow in the middle.

richardhench (22nd December 2008)
Great!!! Still laughing! I can't wait to see the next episode!

Writing, direction, acting, camera, all Great!

bluestarlit (22nd December 2008)
LMAO Deemus rocks more please

tuff1444 (21st December 2008)
Looking for more, Thanks

Russ Of America (19th March 0200)
Fan-freaking-tastic! I love it! Officer Bacon? HA! Emmett is awesome. Great choice casting Edie. I am desperate for more Emmett Deemus, so please provide.

ParadigmSoul (19th March 9815)
Absolutely delightful.

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