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This is a documentary about improv comedy in NYC, featuring performers from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and beyond.
This is a documentary about improv comedy in NYC, featuring performers from the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre and beyond.
209 backers pledged $8,833 to help bring this project to life.

On The Cusp chosen for the 2013 Manhattan Film Festival!

Hello Kickstarter supporters, 

I'm thrilled to be able to say that my improv documentary On The Cusp, Off The Cuff has been made an official selection of the 2013 Manhattan Film Festival!

The screening will take place June 24th, 6:00PM, at the Quad Cinema (34 W. 14th Street).

Get a ticket here:

Thanks to everyone for all of the support during the multi-year process that making this film has been! I am genuinely excited to share this film with all of you. In particular, thank you to the hundreds of you who donated to the Kickstarter, the over 50 of you I interviewed for the film, and to Allie Kokesh, John Everett Trowbridge, Sasheer Zamata, Riley Soloner, and J.D. Amato, who let me interview them multiple times, follow them around to practices, and in general let me invade their lives for a little while. They are all in the movie a lot and they are each wonderfully charming and amazing - come see them!

Anthony King, Will Hines, and John Gemberling are also each in the film as some of my improv experts! What a great cast!

Matt Mayer and Ed Mundy each made an incredible animation for the film! Plus musical scoring from Boris Khaykin!

So many reasons to come see this feature length documentary!

After the premier at the MFF, On The Cusp will be available in some format for a wider audience - stay tuned!

Love and gratitude,


New poster + t-shirts for On The Cusp, Off The Cuff

Hello all, 

Thank you to everyone who came to the special preview / work-in-progress screening this past week at UCBeast. There will be other opportunities to see the film screened again in the future. In the meantime, I will be submitting the movie to festivals in the late summer and early fall. After the festival circuit is complete, I will be finding a way to make the film available online for viewing in some capacity. 

The film is coming together. Because of your support, I was recently able to hire (and pay - it is so nice when you can pay your friends!) Ed Mundy and Matt Mayer to each make an awesome animation for the film. It feels much more professional and like an actual MOVIE now with these animations, and I literally would not have been able to do this without the support of Kickstarter donors like you. So thank you.

In other exciting news, t-shirts have arrived, so if your donation qualified you to receive a t-shirt, please keep an eye out for a survey message coming your way with relevant info I need in order to get you a t-shirt. The t-shirt design was done by the very talented Steve Dressler and they were made by the good folks at Night Owls Print Shop.  

And if you haven't seen it yet, here is the new poster for OTCOTC. 

Thank you all again. 


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Preview screening of On The Cusp, Off The Cuff! May 7th, 7:30pm, NYU

Hello all, 

There will be a special preview screening of On The Cusp, Off The Cuff on Monday May 7th at 7:30pm at the Cantor Film Center on the NYU Campus (36 East 8th Street, Theatre 200). 

OTCOTC will be one of four student films screened at the event, DOCS ON THE EDGE: A Student Documentary Showcase from the 2011-2012 Video Production Seminar Presented by NYU’s Department of Anthropology, Department of Cinema Studies, and Program in Culture and Media.

See poster for more details. It will be fun. 

If you can't make it to this screening, stay tuned for another screening TBD for sometime in June. 


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Thank you! On The Cusp, Off The Cuff has been funded!

Hello all, 

With gratitude and appreciation I'm happy to announce that we reached our goal! On The Cusp, Off The Cuff has been funded. 

I am so humbled and grateful at the outpouring of support that I received for this project. Thank you to everyone who backed this project. 

I've been working on the project all day, in fact, and I can't wait to put in the final elbow grease over the next few months to deliver the final product. 

I'll be in touch soon about logistics for delivering backer rewards, screening date, festival submissions, and all that good stuff. 

Thank you. 


ps - In case you haven't seen it yet, here is an online OTCOTC short of NYC improv duo The Brothers Hines:

One week to go, 5/8ths of the way there!

Thanks to everyone who has donated so far! We're in the home stretch!