A stranger offers Steve a little help with his bladder shyness, only to cause much worse problems.
Running time: 12:54
Camera: Canon EOS C300
Aspect ratio: 16:9
I was working at an ad agency where the men's room had two urinals that were very close to each other—not allowing much privacy. So I had this idea of two men striking up a conversation there, and what if they enjoyed each other's pissing company so much that they decided, "we should piss together again some time." A bit later I came up with a more interesting way for this to come about: That the main character is pee shy, and that the stranger in the next urinal has a little "trick" for that.
* The restroom scenes were shot at San Francisco’s Candlestick Park, and is perhaps the only film to shoot at the renowned stadium exclusively for its restroom facilities.
* Peeing stunts in the film were done using plastic bladders slung around the actors’ necks, while the pee itself was made using a mixture of beer and lemonade.
* SPOILER: The film features a surprise cameo by what appears to be John Wayne, a part that was performed using two actors—one as the embodiment of Wayne and the other as voice—played respectively by actor Gregory Scott Bedford and stand-up legend Denny Johnston (as seen on The Tonight Show and David Letterman). Custom facial prosthetics for John Wayne were created by Margaret Caragan with Pandora FX, who can also be seen in Season 6 of the Syfy Network’s Face Off.
* For further advice on the production, writer/director Mike Lars White turned to friend and exec producer Barry Chattington, a former music video director for Pink Floyd and Paul McCartney.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Mike Lars White began writing for TV commercials after winning an award for a coffee shop poster in Reno, Nevada. He then worked out of Warsaw, Poland—with his scripts translated into Polish—creating a series of internationally awarded TV and print ads for IKEA and a European mosquito repellent. Mike's essays and prose have appeared in Word Riot, Poor Mojo's Almanac(K), and Dark Sky Magazine, while his work in advertising has been recognized by the Clios, One Show, and Cannes advertising festivals. He has studied at the American Conservatory Theater, BATS Improv, and Upright Citizens Brigade, and has worked alongside such filmmakers as Pawel Edelman (The Pianist), Andrzej Fidyk (Defilada), and Nicola Pecorini (Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas).
Mike is currently at work on his first feature film, and a television pilot.
For more go to www.mikelarswhite.com