The Virgin Mattress is Live!

Today we released episode one of The Virgin Mattress, after a week of pre-release videos. The new first episode was recut, so it’s now faster, funnier and better than ever. Definitely check it out.

Plus, I think you can see the top of my head in one of the shots. No promises.

Also released today were the three winning contest videos. Each of the winners won a $1,300 mattress featuring VertiCoil Edge technology. I wish I could have entered, we need a bed in our apartment in San Francisco… haha.

Check out the winning entries. I’m especially partial to the second one. I imagine the stills from it as photos by Gregory Crewdson, one of my favorite photographers. Really beautifully shot.

So there you go. Hope you enjoyed the videos. Let me know here or on Facebook or by tweeting @TVMSeries. And of course, share away from YouTube or wherever else 😀

The Virgin Mattress

Is it ironic that the first web series that I was a part of, you might say the web series that took my virginity, was called The Virgin Mattress?

I’m going to go with Yes.

Mal and Grace at the Sleep Shoppe

Last week was one hell of a week. We shot The Virgin Mattress a web series that…

…tells the tales of Sleep Shoppe and sleepers just like you, who will benefit from a new bed. From mattresses passed down through the family tree to those destroyed by man’s best friend, the series will leave you laughing out loud – and dreaming for a virgin mattress of your very own.

I sure do hope it will leave you laughing out loud. The actors got more than a few unexpected laughs out of me. We all had such an awesome time on set shooting the show and catching behind the scenes photos and videos. Between Amy and I we captured as much as 80GB of footage and photos! That’s a lot.

The series launches mid October. Check out our YouTube channel to learn how to win a brand new fancy mattress. I can’t win but you totally (probably) can!

Any who, the week was incredibly busy but also a ton of fun, very much educational and at times, a test of everyone’s patience.

The cast and crew were awesome, and being an extra was hilarious. Oh and playing with RedOne cameras was a [nerdy] dream come true.

After shooting this series, despite the stress and long hours, I really can’t wait to do another. I have always wanted to produce high quality, funny and fun content, especially when in video form. This is my first foray into this avenue. Be sure that once I get my new Nikon DVSLR (Nikon D7000?) I’ll be all over shooting (hopefully) beautiful HD video.

Hope I will be as lucky to have so many talented, flexible and fun actors to work with, not to mention a crew that knows more about what there doing than could fill a 10 volume set.

Yeah, they might look a little… off but they totally know what they are doing. I swear.

I’ll leave you with a slideshow with a bunch of behind the scenes content. The videos will be shown on the YouTube channel and the official website. You can keep up with all the show details by following us on Twitter or becoming a fan on Facebook.

See you there!