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THE BRUTALIST
written & directed by Jonas Oppenheim

2 Episodes
4/9/11 - 4/16/11

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CAST

Victor Isaac

The Brutalist (Eps. 1-2)

Marz Richards

The French Tickler (Eps. 1-2)

Colin Willkie

Young Walter (Eps. 1-2)

Erin Parks

Vivian (Eps. 1-2)

Jay Bogdanowitsch
Jonas Oppenheim

Cronies (Eps. 1-2)

Stephen Simon

Old Walter (Ep. 2)

CJ Merriman

Young Vivian (Ep. 2)

Richard Levinson

Levi (Ep. 2)

Pat Towne

Stoagie (Ep. 2)

Joseph Beck
Adina Valerio

Young Cronies (Ep. 2)

EPISODE ONE (4/9/11)
Photos by C.M. Gonzalez
Video by Suze Campagna

SUMMARY:  The Brutalist, a masked vigilante, stalks his enemy, the French Tickler.  However, The Brutalist is haunted by the ghost of somebody he "killed"... Walter, his twentysomething, overweight self, who was wiped out by dieting and exercise.  The Tickler and his cronies can't see or hear Walter, which leads to much confusion as the Brutalist must battle both the villains and his own desire for some curly fries.  Walter says he wants to partner with The Brutalist and learn self-esteem.  The rather confused fight is interrupted by the arrival of Vivian, The Brutalist's girlfriend.

'I hide in the shadows of many lairs, for I am a vigilante.  I am... The Brutalist!' (Victor Isaac) 'I wish those jerks in high school could see me now.' He used to have a weight problem.  'I ate calzones the way other kids whacked off.' He's now a 'slimmed down, toned confidence machine.' 'I've turned my appetite for food into an appetite for justice!' Enter Walter (Colin Willkie), his younger, fatter self. He's upset that The Brutalist spent years eradicating him. The French Tickler (Marz Richards, center) and his cronies (Jay Bogdanowitsch & Jonas Oppenheim). The Ticker's attempts at melodramatic villainous speeches are interrupted by The Brutalist's asides to Walter. The Tickler wonders if The Brutalist is trying to psych him out. 'Who are you talking to?' Really, seriously confused. Enter Vivian (Erin Parks). Curtain Call


The Brutalist is haunted by the terrifying spectre of his fat former self.


Evil-doer French Tickler is surprised to find
The Brutalist so distracted during their encounter.

EPISODE TWO (4/16/11)
Photos by C.M. Gonzalez
Video by Annette Fasone

SUMMARY:  The Brutalist narrates the story so far, and then continues to speak his inner monologue out loud, tipping the Tickler's cronies off that he's planning to escape. However, The Brutalist is once again distracted by his younger self... who introduces him to his own older self, who is fat, old and out of shape. Vivian enters and thinks The Brutalist is talking to her. As Young and Old Walter rap, there is simultaneously a flashback to the Brutalist's days with a younger Vivian. It all becomes a confusing, maddening babble... and The Brutalist pokes his own eardrums out with pencils to make it stop.

Passing time while guarding The Brutalist. Borrrrrrrrrrrring. The Brutalist narrates the story so far. The Brutalist unknowingly speaks his inner monologue out loud. Young Walter continues to criticize The Brutalist. Introducing Old Walter (Stephen Simon), The Brutalist's older self. Vivian is insulted. Younger days with a Young Vivian (CJ Merriman). Song and dance. (L-R: Joseph Beck, Adina Valerio, Victor Isaac, Pat Towne, Richard Levinson & CJ Merriman) It's all become a maddening babble. The Brutalist can't take it anymore... ...so he pokes out his own eardrums with pencils.