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PRACTICE MAKES PERFECT - Official Trailer HD (2015)

Paul Brokovich (Michael Malkiewicz) is an English teacher by day and a stand up comedian by night. Unfortunately Paul’s interest in becoming a recognized comic greatly outweighs his desire to educate the struggling students of his summer school class at Parkins’ Regional High. His indecisiveness to stick to one career path leads Paul to no longer view his classroom as a place of learning, but a crowd to test potential stage material. As a result, Paul’s job as a teacher falls into jeopardy and it’s up to him to pick up the pieces before facing unemployment and isolation from his family and friends. Practice Makes Perfect also stars Jayme Karales, Alex Hand, Ken Dereste Dorcely, Levar Burton, and Jack Viera as the voice of radio personality Billy Beantown.

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Practice Makes Perfect (2015)

Paul Brokovich (Michael Malkiewicz) is an english teacher by day and a stand up comedian by night. Unfortunately Paul’s interest in becoming a recognized comic greatly outweighs his desire to educate the struggling students of Parkins’ Regional High School. His indecisiveness to stick to one path leads Paul to no longer view his classroom as a place of learning, but a crowd to test potential stage material. As a result, Paul’s career as a teacher falls into jeopardy and it’s up to him to pick up the pieces before facing unemployment and isolation from his family and friends. Practice Makes Perfect also stars Jayme Karales, Alex Hand, Ken Dereste Dorcely, Levar Burton, and Jack Viera as the voice of radio personality Billy Beantown. 

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The Trio… 

Disorderly (2013, Before Sunrise Press)“Colton Reznik is your standard cynical, twenty-something blogger. He hates politics, religion, bronies, and just about anything else you can imagine. Things take a drastic turn in Colton’s life when he is diagnosed with cancer and is forced to face an inoperable brain tumor. Uninterested in making amends with those he’s wronged, Colton alienates himself from his friends and family and chooses to await death. However, when fate shines its light upon him and gives him a second chance at survival, Colton learns that there are macabre repercussions to defying the odds and keeping your life intact.”

Practice Makes Perfect (2015, CLASH Books)“Wedding videographer Heath Álvarez is looking for something new to reignite his passion for life. Cue elementary school teacher and stand up comedian Paul Brokovich. Fed up with mundanity and the susceptible youth of Parkins’ Elementary, Paul hires Álvarez to document the 24 hours leading up to his most crucial gig to date.”

Walk Hand In Hand Into Extinction (2016, CLASH Books)“A talented array of writers, coming from the genres of Noir, Horror, Metafiction, Mythos, Crime, Weird and Bizarro Fiction, were all inspired by the existential themes from the first season of True Detective. CLASH Books is very proud to present this collection of powerful and evocative stories about the humanity and inhumanity of modern man in an ever-shifting moral and cosmic landscape. Featuring authors: DJ Tyrer, Jayme Karales, JC Drake
, David W. Barbee, Tom Leins, Jeremy Thompson, Mckenzie Cassidy, Drew Chial, Mark T. Conard
, William Tea, Anthony Trevino, Michael W. Clark, Graham Wooding, Christopher Brosnahan, Joel Amat Güell, George P. Farrell, David Busboom and Andrew Shaffer.”


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Paul Brokovich (Michael Malkiewicz) is an English teacher by day and a stand up comedian by night. Unfortunately Paul’s interest in becoming a recognized comic greatly outweighs his desire to educate the struggling students of his summer school class at Parkins’ Regional High. His indecisiveness to stick to one career path leads Paul to no longer view his classroom as a place of learning, but a crowd to test potential stage material. As a result, Paul’s job as a teacher falls into jeopardy and it’s up to him to pick up the pieces before facing unemployment and isolation from his family and friends. Practice Makes Perfect also stars Jayme Karales, Alex Hand, Ken Dereste Dorcely, Levar Burton, and Jack Viera as the voice of radio personality Billy Beantown.

Practice Makes Perfect is based on the upcoming ThatLitPress novella of the same name, written by Jayme Karales—the film’s screenwriter and director. Karales’ first novel Disorderly was published in 2013 by Before Sunrise Press and his second novel Clever Animals will be released later this year. 

Karales, along with Executive Producer Joel Amat Güell, formed UnHollywood Films—a two man production company for independent cinema. Practice Makes Perfect will be the first film released under the UnHollywood banner.  

Only one month ago the cast and crew met and shot a significant portion of the movie, which was funded out of pocket by the crew. However due to budget and time restrictions we didn’t complete filming in its entirety and had to miss out on shooting a number of crucial scenes. We thought it would be better to resume filming when we could put forth the proper funds to shoot the scenes, rather than rush and cheapen what was left and have the film come out half-baked. Unfortunately, without this Kickstarter, that may take a very long time. So we’re looking to the public to help fund these crucial portions of the film and the movie’s post-production. 

With your help we’ll be able to finance the following:

  • location rentals (booking a school for multiple days of filming does not come cheap—nor do bars or cafes)
  • production insurance
  • props and set decoration
  • lighting equipment rental
  • sound, and audio mastering
  • transportation to Boston, MA., Atlantic City, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA. (the filming locations)
  • post production
  • DVDs, Blu-Rays, and other rewards
  • and more

Funding Practice Makes Perfect not only means helping a movie meet its completion, but jumpstarting UnHollywood Films and its future as a leading provider of independent film. 

AS LITTLE AS A $5.00 DONATION CAN GET YOU…

  • a copy of the film on DVD or HD Digital 
  • a Producer / Executive Producer credit
  • tickets to the premiere
  • signed merchandise and film props
  • a speaking role in the film
  • your company/brand’s commercial filmed by the director and cast
  • an advanced copy of the upcoming novella which the film is based on
  • having your script written by the film’s screenwriter
  • a visit to the set
  • naming a character after yourself or a loved one
  • receiving writing criticism/advice from a novelist
  • and more

Pledge now and claim the rewards while they last.

Click here to view the campaign and donate.

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Wizard (2016) - SEVEN MINUTE CLIP (OPENING SEQUENCE) 

Max Hutchinson (Jayme Karales) is an unsatisfied history teacher on the wrong side of twenty who has found himself at a crossroad. Stuck in his mundane career, Max’s aspirations grow larger and more adventurous when his long-time friend Paul (Michael Malkiewicz) lands a major sitcom deal centered around their experiences in teaching.

FEATURED IN ORDER OF APPEARANCE:

Max Hutchinson … Jayme Karales
Bishop Lang … Kenney Dorcely
(VOICE)
Terence McKenna … Terence McKenna (VOICE)
Paul Brokovich … Michael Malkiewicz
Student … Zoey Massie 
Billy Beantown … Jack Viera
(VOICE)
Diane Hutchinson … Amy Fox
Hank Reddigan … Alexander Lynch
Arnold (“Chuck”) … Julian Kasova
Special K. (“Larry”) … Mike Mike
Trevor … Thomas Speed

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Paul Brokovich (Michael Malkiewicz) is an English teacher by day and a stand up comedian by night. Unfortunately Paul’s interest in becoming a recognized comic greatly outweighs his desire to educate the struggling students of his summer school class at Parkins’ Regional High. His indecisiveness to stick to one career path leads Paul to no longer view his classroom as a place of learning, but a crowd to test potential stage material. As a result, Paul’s job as a teacher falls into jeopardy and it’s up to him to pick up the pieces before facing unemployment and isolation from his family and friends. Practice Makes Perfect also stars Jayme Karales, Alex Hand, Ken Dereste Dorcely, Levar Burton, and Jack Viera as the voice of radio personality Billy Beantown.

Practice Makes Perfect is based on the upcoming ThatLitPress novella of the same name, written by Jayme Karales—the film’s screenwriter and director. Karales’ first novel Disorderly was published in 2013 by Before Sunrise Press and his second novel Clever Animals will be released later this year. 

Karales, along with Executive Producer Joel Amat Güell, formed UnHollywood Films—a two man production company for independent cinema. Practice Makes Perfect will be the first film released under the UnHollywood banner.  

Only one month ago the cast and crew met and shot a significant portion of the movie, which was funded out of pocket by the crew. However due to budget and time restrictions we didn’t complete filming in its entirety and had to miss out on shooting a number of crucial scenes. We thought it would be better to resume filming when we could put forth the proper funds to shoot the scenes, rather than rush and cheapen what was left and have the film come out half-baked. Unfortunately, without this Kickstarter, that may take a very long time. So we’re looking to the public to help fund these crucial portions of the film and the movie’s post-production. 

With your help we’ll be able to finance the following:

  • location rentals (booking a school for multiple days of filming does not come cheap—nor do bars or cafes)
  • production insurance
  • props and set decoration
  • lighting equipment rental
  • sound, and audio mastering
  • transportation to Boston, MA., Atlantic City, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA. (the filming locations)
  • post production
  • DVDs, Blu-Rays, and other rewards
  • and more

Funding Practice Makes Perfect not only means helping a movie meet its completion, but jump starting UnHollywood Films and its future as a leading provider of independent film. 

For a limited time only you can earn unique rewards, such as: 

  • a Producer / Executive Producer credit
  • tickets to the premiere
  • signed merchandise and film props
  • a speaking role in the film
  • your company/brand’s commercial filmed by the director and cast
  • an advanced copy of the upcoming novella which the film is based on
  • having your script written by the film’s screenwriter
  • a visit to the set
  • naming a character after yourself or a loved one
  • receiving writing criticism/advice from a novelist
  • and more

Pledge now and claim the rewards while they last.

Click here to view the Kickstarter campaign and donate.

‘Practice Makes Perfect’ Now On Sale in Paperback & eBook

Practice Makes Perfect is officially available in Paperback and eBook from the official store of CLASH Books.

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“Wedding videographer Heath Álvarez is looking for something new to reignite his passion for life. Cue elementary school teacher and stand up comedian Paul Brokovich. Fed up with mundanity and the susceptible youth of Parkins’ Elementary, Paul hires Álvarez to document the 24 hours leading up to his most crucial gig to date.

What Álvarez will discover about Paul and the lengths he’ll go to gain acceptance in the comedy community, however, will unhinge him.”

Practice Makes Perfect captures the rootlessness of our own time as deftly as Hemingway did in The Sun Also Rises. This is not only a skilled novella, but an important one.”

- Charles Bane, Jr., poet laureate nominee & author of Three Seasons: Letters With Donald Hall

“The most socially relevant book I’ve read in a while. [Practice Makes Perfect] is a necessary discourse on comedy in the age of political correctness.”

- Ken Dereste Dorcely, author of Life Tone Changed

“It’s like Louie meets Bad Teacher.”

- Christoph Paul, author of Great White House and (as Mandy De Sandra) Kirk Cameron & The Crocoduck of Chaos Magick

‘Practice Makes Perfect’ Arrives in Paperback on Oct. 2

Jayme Karales’s sophomore effort Practice Makes Perfect will be released in paperback and eBook this October 2nd by That Lit Press

Wedding videographer Heath Maynard-Álvarez is looking for something new in his life and, in turn, finds elementary school teacher and stand up comedian Paul Brokovich. Fed up with routine and educating the susceptible youth of Parkins’ Elementary, Paul hires Álvarez to document his life in the 24 hours leading up to his most crucial gig to date. 

What Álvarez discovers about Paul and the lengths he’ll go to gain acceptance in the comedy community, however, will unhinge him.

Practice Makes Perfect captures the rootlessness of our own time as deftly as Hemingway did in The Sun Also Rises. This is not only a skilled novella, but an important one.”

- Charles Bane, Jr. , poet laureate nominee & author of The Chapbook, Love Poems, Three Seasons: Letters With Donald Hall, The Ends Of The Earth: Collected Poems, and creator of The Meaning Of Poetry for The Gutenberg Project.

“The most socially relevant book I’ve read in a while. [Practice Makes Perfect] is a necessary discourse on comedy in the age of political correctness.”

- Ken Dereste Dorcely, author of Life Tone Changed

Pre-Order ‘Practice Makes Perfect’ in Paperback Today

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Practice Makes Perfect (2015) [click to visit IMDB page]

Paul Brokovich (Michael Malkiewicz) is an english teacher by day and a stand up comedian by night. Unfortunately Paul’s interest in becoming a recognized comic greatly outweighs his desire to educate the struggling students of his summer school class at Parkins’ Regional High. His indecisiveness to stick to one career path leads Paul to no longer view his classroom as a place of learning, but a crowd to test potential stage material. As a result, Paul’s job as a teacher falls into jeopardy and it’s up to him to pick up the pieces before facing unemployment and isolation from his family and friends. Practice Makes Perfect also stars Jayme Karales, Alex Hand, Ken Dereste Dorcely, Levar Burton, and Jack Viera as the voice of radio personality Billy Beantown.

Practice Makes Perfect is based on the upcoming ThatLitPress novella of the same name, written by Jayme Karales–the film’s screenwriter and director. Karales’ first novel Disorderly was published in 2013 by Before Sunrise Press and his second novel Clever Animals will be released later this year. 

Karales, along with Executive Producer Joel Amat Güell, formed UnHollywood Films–a two man production company for independent cinema. Practice Makes Perfect will be the first film released under the UnHollywood banner.  

Only one month ago the cast and crew met and shot a significant portion of the movie, which was funded out of pocket by the crew. However due to budget and time restrictions we didn’t complete filming in its entirety and had to miss out on shooting a number of crucial scenes. We thought it would be better to resume filming when we could put forth the proper funds to shoot the scenes, rather than rush and cheapen what was left and have the film come out half-baked. Unfortunately, without this Kickstarter, that may take a very long time. So we’re looking to the public to help fund these crucial portions of the film and the movie’s post-production. 

With your help we’ll be able to finance the following:

  • location rentals (booking a school for multiple days of filming does not come cheap–nor do bars or cafes)
  • production insurance
  • props and set decoration
  • lighting equipment rental
  • sound, and audio mastering
  • transportation to Boston, MA., Atlantic City, NJ, and Philadelphia, PA. (the filming locations)
  • post production
  • DVDs, Blu-Rays, and other rewards
  • and more

Funding Practice Makes Perfect not only means helping a movie meet its completion, but jumpstarting UnHollywood Films and its future as a leading provider of independent film. 

For a limited time only you can earn unique rewards, such as: 

  • a Producer / Executive Producer credit
  • tickets to the premiere
  • signed merchandise and film props
  • a speaking role in the film
  • your company/brand’s commercial filmed by the director and cast
  • an advanced copy of the upcoming novella which the film is based on
  • having your script written by the film’s screenwriter
  • a visit to the set
  • naming a character after yourself or a loved one
  • receiving writing criticism/advice from a novelist
  • and more

Pledge now and claim the rewards while they last.

Click here to view the campaign and donate.

‘Practice Makes Perfect’ - Set for December 21st Release from CLASH Books

Jayme Karales’s sophomore publication Practice Makes Perfect will be released in paperback and eBook this December by Clash Books.

Wedding videographer Heath Álvarez is looking for something new in his life and, in turn, finds elementary school teacher and stand up comedian Paul Brokovich. Fed up with routine and educating the susceptible youth of Parkins’ Elementary, Paul hires Álvarez to document his life in the 24 hours leading up to his most crucial gig to date.

What Álvarez discovers about Paul and the lengths he’ll go to gain acceptance in the comedy community, however, will unhinge him.

Practice Makes Perfect captures the rootlessness of our own time as deftly as Hemingway did in The Sun Also Rises. This is not only a skilled novella, but an important one.”

- Charles Bane, Jr. , poet laureate nominee & author of The Chapbook, Love Poems, Three Seasons: Letters With Donald Hall, The Ends Of The Earth: Collected Poems, and creator of The Meaning Of Poetry for The Gutenberg Project.

“It’s like Louie meets Bad Teacher.”

- Christoph Paul, author of Great White House and (as Mandy deSandra) Kirk Cameron & The Crocoduck of Chaos Magick

“The most socially relevant book I’ve read in a while. A necessary discourse on comedy in the age of political correctness.”

- Ken Dereste Dorcely, author of Life Tone Changed

Pre-Order ‘Practice Makes Perfect’ in Paperback Today