Please watch and share the new Pike and Bird promo featuring Gareth Koorzen, Natalie Palamides, and Francis von Zerneck. Directed by Bradley Wilder!
We just got all new music in Pike and Bird! We want to thank all of the musicians who are letting us use their amazing music in our short film!
“Holographic Dreams Haunted”
Written by Os Ovni and performed by Os Ovni and remixed Unison
Courtesy of Os Ovni and Robot Elephant Records
"Sound of Light"
Written and performed by Montag Mania
Courtesy of Montag Mania
From MONTAG MANIA’s album "Tropical Birds"
Written and performed by Zodiac
Courtesy of Zodiac
For a full list of music credits visit: www.pikeandbird.tumblr.com/music
BIRD: Natalie Palamides
Natalie Palamides is an actor/writer/improviser/comedian from Pittsburgh, PA. She currently creates and performs with her improv/sketch/clown group, “Wet the Hippo" directed by lead clown of Cirque du Soleil, John Gilkey. She also works closely with the Obie Award Winning theatre company, "The Pig Iron Theatre Company." She currently studies at Upright Citizens Brigade, The Groundlings, and the Idiot workshop. And, she just booked a role in her first major feature film, "The Kitchen Sink." www.nataliepalamides.com
PIKE: Gareth Koorzen
Born and raised in the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa, Gareth Koorzen always knew he wanted to seek truth in every given moment. Having graduated in communication, film, and media from Boston University, he embarked on a journey over the seas to find an education that represented his chosen craft in all its glory. In Los Angeles, Gareth studied Meisner for two years, followed by loads of improv, method, and scene study.
MR. B: Francis Von Zerneck
Francis Von Zerneck is an American actor, film Director, screenwriter and film editor. He wrote and directed God’s Lonely Man (1996) and The Family Down the Lane (2011). He hosts the podcast “Francis Von Zerneck’s Head Full Of Useless Information About Movies” on Adrenaline Radio.
For a full list of the cast visit: www.pikeandbird.tumblr.com/cast
Andrew Weaver is a writer and musician. Andrew co-wrote the short film Pike and Bird with his wife Katie Garland-Noble in 2012. He also served as Executive Producer.
Katie Garland-Noble is an American actress, screenwriter, and producer. Katie studied writing and screenwriting at Chapman University and California College of the Arts. She studied acting at The Ruskin School of Acting in Santa Monica, CA where she trained with a myriad of veteran actors, directors, and producers including: Paul Michael Glaser (Starsky and Hutch), Chris Mulkey (Twin Peaks, Boardwalk Empire), and Tony Award winner Paul Sand.
Katie co-wrote the short film Pike and Bird with her husband Andrew Weaver in 2012. She also played the supporting role of Noga.
Bradley Wilder is a native of Los Angeles. He studied Theatre Arts at Los Angeles Valley College with an emphasis on lighting and sound. He then went straight into episodic television for the next 6 years on various programming (Weeds, Bones, Mad Men, Luck). But the real learning came from Werner Herzog’s rogue film school, which taught him, “Anybody can make a movie now with only $10,000. Go do it already.” Herzog’s school left a deep impact on Bradley, and inspired him to start doing what he really wanted to do.
Pike and Bird is a short film written by Andrew Weaver and Katie Garland-Noble, directed by Bradley Wilder.
Pike and Bird is a comedy about two friends that work at Classic Burger, a start-up fast food joint in downtown LA. Pike is a no-nonsense, straight shooter. His dry wit is his only defense from the horrors of being a fast food cashier. Bird is Classic Burger’s charming unsung hero who dreams of playing electric guitar in Noga’s band. She just has one problem. She can only play the E chord. The film highlights the depravity of servitude. It features customers who wander off of Skid Row, a newly sober general manager, a billionaire that lives in his car, a DVD salesman hawking live insects, and much more.
You haven’t died. This is just nine to five.
We also want to thank Matt Rodgers, our Director of Photography, for filming Pike and Bird!
In the final stages of pre-production, we realized we needed some additional funds. We successfully financed our project through Kickstarter.
As promised, we are thanking each and every one of our incredible backers below!!
Special Thanks to:
Kathleen Weaver, Craig Weaver, & Katelyn Weaver (Kickstarter Backers)
Gena Wilder (Kickstarter Backer)
Carla Harter (Kickstarter Backer)
Kelly Cameron (Kickstarter Backer)
Julie Harris (Kickstarter Backer)
Adam Sharp (Kickstarter Backer)
Thomas F. Wylie (Kickstarter Backer)
Eric Lane (Kickstarter Backer)
Anna Caroline (Kickstarter Backer)
Rafael A. Javier (Kickstarter Backer)
Lori Judd (Kickstarter Backer)
Allie Shoulders (Kickstarter Backer)
Denise Matson (Kickstarter Backer)
Kristy & Larry Demarah (Kickstarter Backer)
Charlie Saxton (Kickstarter Backer)
Rico Javier (Kickstarter Backer)
ErinRose Widner (Kickstarter Backer)
Andrew Leeds (Kickstarter Backer)
Hope Watterson (Kickstarter Backer)
Lauri Lebo (Kickstarter Backer)
Vic Cifarelli (Kickstarter Backer)
KClem03 (Kickstarter Backer)
Stewart Acuff (Kickstarter Backer)
Pike and Bird is written by Andrew Weaver and Katie Garland-Noble.
Executive Producers: Dr. Mary Lanier, Bruce Pilley, Bradley Wilder, Andrew Weaver, and Katie Garland-Noble
Directed by Bradley Wilder
Starring: Natalie Palamides, Gareth Koorzen, Francis von Zerneck, Hisao Shinagawa, Taryn Cohen, Mike Rakoff, Charlie Saxton, Mel Wingfield, Lizzie Peet, Malik Sykes, and Katie Garland-Noble.