The bohemian culture of the 1950s gave us existentialism, while the 'culture' of unfettered capitialist greed has created something far less attractive: subsistentialism. Vincenzo and Emilio take a subway ride through a montage of thoughts and images thrown up by the current global crisis to consider how the worth less (poor, unemployed, low-paid, etc) are being increasingly regarded as worthless. Written/Edited by Michael Arturo. Featuring Manuel Bermudez and Michael Arturo. Directed and Produced by Norma Vega. Music by Ted Weems. Shot on location at Los Angeles Metro. (cc) creative commons.
What exactly is DOUBLE ESPRESSO? This is a Web Series that "caffeinates" contemporary buzzwords and phrases in the form of mini-sodes or espressodes (as we call them). Our mission is not to create another banal and sterile "made for television" web series. We're aiming dangerously higher, demystifying the mass media's mixed messages, satirizing corporate doublespeak, poking holes in political hyperbole and unraveling the common and uncommon usage of every day language. DOUBLE ESPRESSO is the creation of Michael Arturo, a New York born theater professional, who has more than two decades of credits as a playwright, screenwriter, actor, photographer, videographer, producer and now a web series creator. Manuel Bermudez, a graduate of USC film, a filmmaker, actor and stand-up comic, is featured along with Arturo. With Bermudez's stand up comedic talent and Arturo's background in theater, the espressodes are animated in the style of "Curb Your Enthusiasm," Steven Colbert, Woody Allen and the Theater of the Absurd.