This week we completed five days of shooting MORE material for season one of The Impression Guys this week, and I came away feeling really wonderful about the project.
Finishing up work a show can be bittersweet, you’re exhausted, spent, your clothes are all over the inside of your car, you’ve drunk too much coffee for too many days in a row, and you feel that you can’t stand to be with your fellow actors a second longer.
Happily, in this case, only the part about clothes and coffee were true.
The Impression Guys is the brainchild of filmmaker Ben Shelton, who I met through mutual friend Skyler Caleb. Ben has thrown himself into this project with incredible energy, balanced by hard-won knowledge of film, and sprinkled with a terrific sense of humor and fun.
My other half in this series, Ross Marquand, is a brilliant and facile impressionist on one side of the ledger, and a strong and convincing dramatic actor on the other. I’m very lucky to have him to play beside, and I’m always impressed by the reality, and the choices he brings to his role.
The other cast members have entered this process with the same enthusiasm, and their performances are top notch. Piotr Michael, Tamra Meskimen, Dana Delorenzo, Amy Castle, Angela Kinsey, Christina Bianco, Skyler Caleb, Tom Ayers, Tiffany Hutson, Dylan Mooney… you are doing to love getting to know them.
The crew are… just delightful. I’m crazy about them. They work really hard, they know their business, and they keep it light and fun. How the heck they do it, I don’t know.
But that’s all behind the scenes. All you need to know is that the show is fun, funny, has many surprises, excellent guest stars, and a ton of impressions.
When can you see it? I’m reluctant to say… today. There have been a lot of strategy meetings and changes in the release schedule. But I will let you know as soon as it is confirmed. Believe me!
In the meantime, just know that we have a fun series from SoulPancake for you to binge-watch very, very soon.
Thanks again for reading!