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2:59 PM on 02.04.2014

A Band Called Black Out - Documentary Trailer

A documentary on the 2005 Rock trio BLACK OUT, and their new-found popularity a decade after their song "Video Games" first hit YouTube. Written & directed by Frank Howley Starring Vince Howley, Spencer Wiley, Connor Wiley, Matt Adams, and Kyle Abarquez Titlecard by Robert K. Smith Music by BLACK OUT: Inspired by A Band Called Death:   read

3:41 PM on 11.29.2013

Trader 3: The Otaku Yakuza

The Otaku visits a Japanese gangster for an imported copy of Yakuza 5 and invites him to join a small Anime Club, who he then inspires to expand their influence. Inspired by the Yakuza films of Takeshi Kitano and Sion Sono...   read

2:26 AM on 11.26.2013

Dr. Mario's Excellent Adventure (Super Mario 3D World)

Time lord Doctor Mario sends two teens from the 90ís to the year 2013 to play Super Mario 3D World, but accidentally leaves one pal lost in time. Written & directed by Frank Howley Starring Frank Howley, Dan Christmas, Rob...   read

11:30 AM on 09.30.2013

Trader - a comedic crime short about GTA V.

I made a short about Grand Theft Auto V that's inspired by Nicolas Winding Refn's Pusher trilogy. Frank grows increasingly desperate after a botched game trade for GTA V leaves him with a large debt to a ruthless gamer. W...   read

9:08 PM on 08.04.2013

Dudes in Distress - Men in Video Games

The Tropes vs Men in Video Games project examines the patterns most often associated with male characters in gaming from an analytical, menís rights perspective. ~ATTENTION MALE GAMERS!~ Please watch and spread the first episode of my new educational web series so that we can rise above and stop misandry in the video game industry!!   read

2:47 AM on 06.05.2013

Animal Crossing: New Leaf Political Ad

Frank's mayoral campaign ad for Animal Crossing. Isn't it time to turn a New Leaf? Written & directed by Frank Howley Starring Frank Howley Featuring Josie Zuill Shot by Eric Marquez Visual Effects by Robert K. Smith ~~~~...   read

8:48 PM on 01.29.2013

VIDEO: Final Cut Fantasy VII

Frank struggles with an ancient piece of computer software. Written & directed by Frank Howley Starring Frank Howley and Matthew Bruce Featuring Robert K. Smith and Valerie Smissen Visual effects by Robert K. Smith   read

9:09 PM on 01.22.2013

Nintendo 48-Hour Wii U Video Challenge - Writerís Room

After the success of The Blair Wii U Project, Nintendo invited me to make a new commercial for them. We had to make this in 48 hours and incorporate a specific game feature from Super Mario Bros U. Made with a team of other...   read

9:09 PM on 11.26.2011

The Otaku: A Documentary

A documentary crew follows Frank, a 20-year old Asian-obsessed otaku, as he interacts with Asian Americans. Ot-a-ku (n.) - an avid collector or enthusiast, esp. one who is obsessed with anime, video games, or the computer and rarely leaves home.   read

11:41 AM on 05.01.2011

Get a REAL Console!

Microsoft's official response to the PSN tragedy. Produced by the same advertising agency that brought you 2008's successful "Get a REAL DVD" Anti-Piracy PSA.   read

3:18 AM on 02.13.2011

VIDEO: Guitar Hero is Dead

I'm like really bummed about it. Grieving through video is the only way I know how.   read

6:27 AM on 07.22.2010

Comic-Con Preview Night: My Lady Gaga Performance

Comic-Con preview night was a success, I got on the Rock Band stage and performed Lady Gaga's Bad Romance in front of hundreds of confused nerds. You'll either appreciate this or be appalled. Either way, I'm sorry.   read

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