How I went from sneaking into CBS Executive board rooms at night to film to making the first 3D comedy series on TV.
In 2007 I was hired as a Mobile Multimedia Producer at CBS Television City. I made interactive content for "The Late Show with David Letterman", "The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson" and was nominated for 2 Emmy Awards for my work on "Big Brother".
When I was working on "Big Brother" I worked 100 days in a row, and on the weekends I was totally alone. The Interactive department's attitude was "if you have an idea for a show, make a sample and pitch it internally". So during this down time I developed the series "Son of a Pitch", a show celebrating bad movie ideas. Each episode is a bad idea for a movie, with a DIY low budget movie trailer accompanying it. I used the green screen studio to film fake trailers, and would sneak into board rooms at night and on the weekends to film the pitches.
The series was picked up by CBS Mobile, later being distributed on Koldcast.tv for 18 episodes. But in 2011, SONY, Nintendo and Discovery's 3Net renewed the series for 6 episodes to be filmed and created in 3D. The 6 episodes won a Telly award for animation and was nominated for an International 3D Society award. As a bonus, it also screened with one of my biggest comedy influences "Tim and Eric" at the Nevada City Film Festival.