Originally released in December, 2010 in standard def 4 x 3 format, the original high definition 16 x 9 now makes its debut! Vincenzo finds the government's "Click It Or Ticket" campaign trite and interrupts Emilio's call of nature with a deluge of anti-authoritarian rhetoric. Written by Michael Arturo. Directed and Edited by Mark Coger. Featuring Manuel Bermudez and Michael Arturo. Producer Norma Vega. Not filmed before a live studio audience.
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.