I'm so excited to be working right now on the final sound mix of They Came Together -- adding in the amazing score (by Craig Wedren & Matt Novack) and putting the final touches on a labor of love that was conceived (by Michael Showalter and me) not long after we made Wet Hot American Summer.
The script never got made but we never lost our passion for it. So two years ago, we pulled it out to do a live reading SF Sketchfest, just for fun.
Well it was so much fun we ended up shooting the movie, the next summer in Brooklyn.
Our insanely funny cast includes Wet Hot alums Paul Rudd, Amy Poehler, Christopher Meloni, Michael Ian Black, Ken Marino and Zak Orth. (Along with Ed Helms, Cobie Smulders, Jason Mantzoukas, Bill Hader, Ellie Kemper and many more.)
And now I'm thrilled to be returning to the Sundance Film Festival where we first premiered Wet Hot in 2001.
In 2006 I went as a VH1 "Best Week Ever" correspondent.
And then the weirdest year was 2008 when I was there as a sort of host/representative/salesman for Microsoft's (then new) HD-DVD format. They opened a storefront on Main Street to promote their this type of hi-def DVD that they were hoping would win the war with Blu-Ray to dominate the market.
The irony was that by the time the festival started it was already painfully clear that they had lost. But it was too late to cancel the promotional blitz, so I spent a few fun days at demos and parties celebrating a super-high tech new form of home video that was already a footnote.
So anyway, if you will be (or can be) in Park City January 24th, come on down to the Eccles theater and celebrate with all of us!