Editor’s Note: We thank Natalie Rodriguez, our Video Barista, for introducing us, and now you, to this newest addition to the Fictional Café ‘zine: video! We plan to bring you a new video each month, beginning in January, 2018.
This month, we introduce a parody-satire of the world-famous show, “The Bachelor.” It’s called, “The Bachelor: The Untold Story.” We’re publishing the trailer and first two episodes today and tomorrow, but it’s a seven-part web series you can watch in its entirety on YouTube. Here’s how it came to be in the words of its creators.
What started off as a “you know what would be funny?” conversation turned into three insane months filled with laughs, friendships, and the beginning of Charles-Manderz & Sons, a production company run by Charlie Parker and Amanda Knapic.
“The Bachelor” is a show we adore. We love its insanity and drama, and we knew there was potential to create a parody about it. But how do two women with no budget or crew pull together a 7-episode video web series? We have no idea, and still to this day question how we pulled it off.
We were very fortunate to have an amazing and talented cast were willing to meet whenever and wherever (sometimes literally in their houses). That same awesome cast also doubled as crew, taking turns running sound when they weren’t on screen. Another big help was our friend, James Bedrich, who shot and edited the series.