I used to work with a guy who said his life was “Curb Your Enthusiasm” moments. Considering my penchant for curbing my enthusiasm, I had an epiphany. My first web series was destined to be, “The Black L.D.”
Whenever I share my YouTube channel with others, they say pretty much the same thing, as if it were scripted:
The Black Larry David? You had me right there…
Given the immense logistics required to assemble cast, crew and equipment, I went the CGI animation route. It is relatively quick and less expensive.
I could theoretically label myself “The Black Seth McFarlane” given my penchant (out of necessity) for doing multiple voices in this and other Dwacon® web series.
The video featured at the top of this article is a wonderful exception. I was blessed to cast two of my friends in this episode:
British actress Catherine Balavage has an impressive resume that includes appearances in “Luther,” “Downton Abbey,” and the Punk Rock feature “Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll.”
Elaine Ballace is well known for her appearances in Mel Brooks films (including “Robin Hood: Men in tights” and “Dracula: Dead and Loving It”) as well as TV Series such as “Hawaii Five-O” and “Quincy M.E.”
New episodes of The Black Larry David are in various stages of pre-production. Doing CGI animation gives us a very broad canvas.
Granted, it would be fun to take this character to live action. Perhaps. Some day. One never knows. Then again, perhaps one does…