"THE OFFICE" MEETS "FRIENDS" BUT IN THE GYM ... AND SEXIER
Get a sneak peek into Gym Shorts comedy series and check out what all the hype is about.
IT'S AN HONOR JUST TO BE NOMINATED... AND WIN OF COURSE!
This is a comedy series about the quirks and qualities of gym life. Taking place at the local gym U Ran Us Fitness, discover a world of colorful, relatable characters who bond together through their desires, unchecked expectations and the deeper meaning of life and lack of reality you can only find in the gym. Kevin, a recent divorcee, going through a mid life crisis, seeks a change in his mundane life and meets Chad, the well meaning yet clueless trainer of URanUs Fitness. Kevin is forced into a gym world he doesn't yet understand and a whole host of characters that he doesn't quite fit in with.
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GymSHORTIES is NOT a derogatory term against the height challenged. It is merely an urban term of endearment and a punny play on words. We would never look down on short people.
In 2018 Erick Szot founded Captain Entertainment, along with his life long friends, to help promote and highlight the talented Florida film market. Captain Entertainment's first collaboration project was "Gym Shorts" Comedy series. Investment opportunities are available, for Executive Producer credits and sponsorship for product placement.
WE ARE STILL FILMING EPISODES AND YOUR MONEY WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED.
The new third episode has a lot that's new and better, with some familiar references to previous episodes.
The character of "Sam" (or SAMI for plural) was created originally as a marketing tool to get an instant fan base. Originally just named "Front Desk Guy", Producers targeted local influencers and local celebrities to be cast as the revolving door of characters. Just like at most gyms, the front desk person is constantly changing. Sam can be played by a female or male but is played by a different influencer every episode and always has their signature lollipop and catchphrase "Welcome to Uranus"
Most of the cast met in, or studied at Michael Jacques film study class in Fort Lauderdale.
Erick and JJ came up with "Gym Shorts" while working out together at LA Fitness.
The creators thought of changing the name from Gym Shorts to "Rivals" since at some point most characters, including the actual Gym, will have a rival they have to confront.
Wil Jackson, who plays Wesley, was originally thought of for "Digits Guy", a feature role in the short sketch the series was based on. As the series developed the very talented actor was upgraded to a more fitting lead character role in the series.
Gina was the first character that was created, after the original skit concept. Originally all the characters names were going to be the actors' names portraying them, hence Gina playing Gina. Nick Puya, probably thinking the creators were being lazy not giving his character a new name, wanted a different name. He came up with his character's name Logan, and NOT because he loves Wolverine. ;) The creators liked the new name and decided that the lead characters DID indeed need new names that matched their characters personalties.
Originally the character of "Nico" Butt Guy was only supposed to be a visual gag. The character was written as a thin, Philippine male, with a gay Latin accent a huge butt AND only had one line in the pilot. Cougar MacDowell's audition for the overly posterior loving character was so impressive and funny as a straight Russian, his character was expanded to 3 scenes and a feature role. Nico, is most definitely a fan and cast favorite and will be coming back for more episodes. He even makes a cameo at the end of the opening theme song montage, with the lead characters.
Interior shots of U Ran Us Fitness, for the first two episodes, were filmed at Stamina Gym @ Elan16forty of Fort Lauderdale. Exterior establishing shots were taken of University Fitness of Tamarac. Since Stamina Gym is located on the bottom floor of an apartment building and the exterior doesn't look like a gym.
U Ran Us Fitness interior filming is currently shot at AMP Fitness in Pembroke Pines, Florida.
Most featured characters for one episode won't get actual names. They are refered to strickly by there "stereotype" persona. Just like in the actual gym world, most people don't know the names of the people they see randomly in the gym. They only know them as "that crazy person, doing something crazy in the gym".
Damn we look good!
"Gym Shorts" currently has a direct Instagram reach over 430(K) thousand followers among its producers, above the line crew, stars, supporting roles and Instagram influencers. The "S.A.M." character
(Social And Media Influencers) have 15(K) to 31(K) individually and a total of 134(K) fitness following.
We also expect to exploit the Web series festival market and promote Gym Shorts and reach at least 50,000 new viewers. "Gym Shorts" web series has already WON TWO AWARDS, The Direct Monthly Onliine Film Festival Award for "Best Web Series" of the month of Dec 2018 and "Best of Florida" from the Miami Web fest 2019... and the awards keep coming.
During our 1st year of distribution we estimate over 2 million views through Amazon prime, for the entire season. We will be looking for additional media outlets such as Itunes, Hulu, Facebook Watch, VuMe and YouTube Premium.