Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Porn Rental (with Michael C. Hall and Ben Schwartz)

Here’s my latest short film, Porn Rental. It features the intensely talented Michael C. Hall (Dexter, Six Feet Under). The subject matter is a little messed up but the message is rock solid.

PORN RENTAL

Cast: Michael C. Hall and Ben Schwartz

Featuring: Joe Spellman, Noel Kristi Wells and Marshall Givens

Writer: Ben Schwartz

Director: Sam Reich

Director of Photography: Vincent Peone

Editor: Michael Schaubach

Producer: Leigh Myles

Thursday, December 30, 2010

UnderCovers Ep. 11- The Key to it All is Online!

Episode 11 of UnderCovers is up on Hulu. This is my favorite episode of the series. So many cool things happen- we finally meet Kelvin (Alan Dale from Lost), have to deal with a hostage situation in Tel Aviv, find out about secret missions and learn that the CIA may be using the Blooms for some bigger mission they don’t know about.

UnderCovers Ep. 11- The Key to it All. Written by Phil Klemmer, Directed by Tucker Gates

Here are some quick Hoyt scenes from the episode. Might be the last time I can do this, so I’ll embed a few more clips than usual.

Break it Down for Me, Hoyt

Buff, Curly Hair, Smells like Hummus

Machine Gun Vs. Hand Gun

Give Me Your Keys!

Even though we filmed two more episodes, it looks like The Key to it All will be the last one that airs on television. Fingers crossed that they release a DVD with the two additional episodes and some fun deleted scenes/bloopers.

Because it’s the end of the series, if you have any questions/comments, you can post them on my facebook wall by clicking here- BEN SCHWARTZ FACEBOOK PAGE¬†and I’ll try my best to answer them. Thank you again to everyone who watched the series, we had so much fun making it and are so thankful that all you tuned in.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

UnderCovers: Ep. 10- Funny Money is Online!

Episode 10 of UnderCovers is up on Hulu. In this one, a big truck blows up in one of our nastier stunts of the season, Lizzy has to make a big decision, the Blooms, Hoyt and Steven’s brother Gary (played by Harry Lennix) go to a casino in Croatia to recover something that will ultimately save the day/world.

UnderCovers Ep. 10- Funny Money. Written by Tracy Bellomo, Directed by Jonas Pate

Here are some quick Hoyt clips from the episode.

Dina! (Done in a one shot)

We are Very Good Friends

Next week, December 29th, is probably the last episode of UnderCovers that will air on television. The good news is, it’s also my favorite episode of the series. Written by Phil Klemmer, Directed by Tucker Gates, it’s called The Key to it All. Wednesday, 8PM, NBC. If you’ve made it this far, you might as well watch the last episode.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

UnderCovers: Ep. 9- A Night to Forget is Online!

Episode 9 of UnderCovers is online. Leo Nash wakes up in his hotel room with a dead body and we come by to figure out what the hell happened. Watch it on Hulu by clicking the link below-

UnderCovers Ep. 9- A Night to Forget. Written by Alex Katsnelson. Directed by Fred Toye

Here are some short Leo Nash and Hoyt scenes from the episode. If the embedded videos don’t work, you can click on the titles to see them on Hulu.

You Don’t Know About Tokyo?

Bonsoir

The next two episodes of UnderCovers will air on December 22 (Ep. 10- Funny Money) and December 29 (Episode 11- The Key to it All). Still unsure when/if they’ll be airing the final two episodes.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

UnderCovers: Ep. 8- Crashed is Online!

Episode 8 of UnderCovers is Online. It’s a big one for Hoyt. He gets shot and knocks out three different Chechen Rebels. There is a ton of mythology in this one. Watch it on Hulu by clicking on the link below-

UnderCovers Ep. 8- Crashed. Written by Anthony Sparks, Directed by Rosemary Rodriguez

Here are some quick Hoyt action scenes from the episode. If the embedded videos don’t work, you can click on the titles to see them on Hulu.

Hoyt Gets Shot

Hoyt Knocks You The Fuck Out

Unfortunately, we just got the news that the show will not go beyond the originally ordered thirteen episodes. So, there are only five episodes left to watch live on television. Episodes 9 and 10 will air the next two Wednesdays at 8pm on NBC. We’re still waiting to find out when the final three will run.

To everyone who has watched and continues to watch, thank you so much. It means a great deal to all of us cast, crew, writers, producers, directors, assistants and interns.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

UnderCovers: Ep. 7- Assassin is Online!

Episode 7 of UnderCovers is online! Watch it on Hulu by clicking the link below-

UnderCovers Ep. 7- Assassin- Written by Karin Gist, Directed by Brad Anderson.

Here is a quick Hoyt clip from the episode-

Edna Karter

And here is a preview for the next episode: Crashed. Next week, all hell breaks loose-the Blooms get captured by Chechen rebels and Hoyt gets shot. This is the coolest preview I’ve ever been a part of-

Crashed: Preview

Thursday, October 28, 2010

UnderCovers: Ep. 6- Xerxes is Online

The sixth episode of UnderCovers is online! It is a huge Hoyt episode and one of my favorites. So, if you like Bill Hoyt, this will tickle your fancy just right. Click the link below to watch the full episode.

UnderCovers Ep. 6- Xerxes- Written by Michael Foley, Directed by Stephen Williams

Here’s are two quick clips from the episode.

Hoyt Falls in Love

Steven and Hoyt Escape a Moving Truck

UnderCovers: Ep. 5- Not Without My Daughter is Online

The fifth episode of UnderCovers is up on Hulu right now! Click the link below to watch the full episode.

UnderCovers Ep. 5: Not Without My Daughter- Written by Elwood Reid, Directed by Dan Attias

Here’s a one minute clip from the episode.

First North Korean Defector

Friday, October 15, 2010

UnderCovers: Ep. 4- Jail Break is Online

The fourth episode of UnderCovers is up on Hulu right now. It’s one of my favorites. Click the link below to watch.

UnderCovers Episode 4- Jail Break- Written by Phil Klemmer (Veronica Mars), Directed by Anthony Hemingway (The Wire)

Here’s a two minute clip from the episode-

Reverse Seduction

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

TV Guide Interview about Bill Hoyt

TV Guide’s lovely Kate Stanhope interviewed me last week about my UnderCovers character¬†Bill Hoyt. Click the photo below to read the full article.

Here’s the full interview on TVGuide.com