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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: http://youtu.be/hpsbj0OoeNo

Inspired by A Band Called Death: http://youtu.be/RDPDm9_nX0o   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.

Written & directed by Frank Howley
Starring Jeff Sloniker, Frank Howley, Josie Zuill, Matthew Bruce, Mikayel Nguyen and Matt Adams.
Thumbnail art by Mikayel Nguyen

Trader takes an unflinching look at the game trade, through the eyes of both the dealers and the players.
Trader | Trader 2: Power to the Players   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 90’s 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, Robert K. Smith, Matthew Bruce, Vince Howley, Josie Zuill, and Mark Moss.
VFX by Robert K. Smith

I made this video for Nintendo and I was inspired by both my love of Super Mario World and super goofy 90's gaming commercials.   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.

Written & directed by Frank Howley
Starring Frank Howley, Matthew Bruce, Matt Adams, and Mikayel Nguyen
Featuring Kyle Abarquez, Martin Marquinas, Eric Marquez, Gunnar Patriksson, and Jesse Stephens
Camerawork by Matt Adams   read


9:08 PM on 08.04.2013  

Dudes in Distress - Men in Video Games



[b]Dudes in Distress - Men in Video Games
[/b]The Tropes vs Men in Video Games project examines the patterns most often associated with male characters in gaming from an analytical, men’s 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

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Nintendo sent me and a few other YouTube people early copies of the game to make videos for. I don't know how many people were included, but they should all be released online today. I was super excited to get a copy of the game, and now I'm happy to share my little video.   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 - Writer’s 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 winners Ethan Newberry, Zack Finfrock, and Josh Jepson, I wrote, acted, and co-edited it. This screened last Thursday night at Nintendo’s Sundance party, which they flew me out for.

There’s also a behind-the-scenes feature about the 48 hour film challenge, as well as the two other videos, all on Nintendo’s official YouTube channel.   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.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FuJMjnpUap0

  read


11:41 AM on 05.01.2011  

Get a REAL Console!

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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.

[embed]193955:36115[/embed]   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.

[embed]179578:31639[/embed]   read







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