Chop & Steele

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World Premiere

FEATURE | United States | 77 MINUTES | English |

CHOP & STEELE

New York, Comedy, Documentary, Biography

Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher are living the dream. Sure, they never got rich or famous doing comedy. But neither of them have day jobs, and they tour full time as The Found Footage Festival, sharing clips from their vast collection of VHS ephemera with appreciative audiences. But the duo is knocked out of its analog groove when an especially humorless media company sues Pickett and Prueher over an innocent—and absolutely hilarious—morning-show prank. Tossed into a nightmare world of corporate lawyers and frivolous lawsuits, Pickett and Prueher do what they do best: Make a big old joke out of it. 

Chop & Steele is a David and Goliath of unexpected comedic proportions, a story about two men with an ambivalent relationship with success who learn that you can’t hang around in a hoodie making fun of everything forever—or can you? Bobcat Goldthwait, David Cross, and Reggie Watts all appear in this tribute to Pickett and Prueher as friends, comedians, and dedicated pranksters.--Cara Cusumano

After the Premiere Screening: A performance of the Found Footage Festival hosted by Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher, with surprise special guests.


CAST & CREDITS

Directed by Ben Steinbauer and Berndt Mader

Director
Ben Steinbauer, Berndt Mader
Producer
Ben Steinbauer, Katie Steinbauer, Janice Woods, Greta Kovach, Don Swaynos, Mike Saenz, Priest Fontaine Batten
Screenwriter
Alex MacKenzie
Cinematographer
Priest Fontaine Batten
Editor
Mike Saenz, Alex MacKenzie , Don Swaynos
Executive Producer
Ben Steinbauer, Berndt Mader, Russell Wayne Groves, Jenifer Westphal, Joe Plummer
Cast
Joe Pickett, Nick Prueher, Albertina Rizzo, David Cross, Bobcat Goldthwait, The Yes Men, Reggie Watts, Kurt Braunohler, Davy Rothbart, John Lee, Alyson Levy

CONTACTS

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Oliver Wheeler
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Print Source
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Turbo Gravy LLC
Austin, 78745
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Sales Agent
Jessica Lacy
ICM Partners
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310 550 4000
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Sales Agent
Oliver Wheeler
ICM Partners
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Phone: 310 550 4000
owheeler@icmpartners.com
Print Source
Ben Steinbauer
Turbo Gracy LLC
turbogravyllc@gmail.com