Dick Bahlles News

Dick Bahlles News was a school project for my friends Julian, Phil, and Beatty’s history class during our senior year of high school.  They got me and our other friend Zach to be in it.  The assignment was to do something about events and people during World War II, so they did Stalin, The Rape of Nanking, Hitler, and Mussolini.  We decided to do a news show where a reporter talks about events that happened over 60 years ago.  At first I was a reporter, reprising my role of Chuck Spaulding from my history project video, Hard Times & Germinal, which I had made a month or two before.  I was interviewing Zach who was playing a survivor of The Rape of Nan King.  We were out on the street in front of my house, and had Zach run up to me with an antique sword passed down through my family for generations.  We then decided to have Zach play the reporter instead of me and the legendary character Lance Newscaster was born.

So we moved to my basement and filmed Zach asking some questions as Lance Newscaster and then filmed him answering some of the questions as the Nanking survivor Hari Masomoto.

While filming the Lance Newscaster part, Zach introduced the show as Dick Bahlles News, we laughed and started the scene over but later we thought it was funny so we made up the anchors Richard Fennyman and Justin Bahlles, so that the Dick Bahlles News name would make sense.  We moved upstairs and filmed me and Phil playing Dick Fennyman and Justin Bahlles, respectively, and introducing Lance Newscaster’s interviews.

After we finished that we went into my living room and filmed Lance Newscaster interview Giuseppe Muzziata, an Italian citizen who supported Mussolini.

Then we filmed Lance’s interview with Deter Wlaussenhaussen, the chancellor of the Third Reich in Germany. By now it was very late and it took at least an hour and a half to get this segment filmed.  There exists a 30 minute long version with all of the mistakes which is very funny.

A few days later Zach came over and we filmed an interview between Lance Newscaster and Alexandr Vorstalsky, who Zach also played.

Then we filmed Zach playing Giuseppe Muzziata, responding to the interview we already filmed.  We still had to film Deter and redo the Rape of Nanking scenes but it was late so we stopped there.  Because we were running out of time I filmed myself playing Deter and decided to use the original Rape of Nanking footage.

I edited it all together and on the day it was due I got permission to leave my Pre-Calculus class and go watch it in their class.  It was the day before Spring vacation started and hardly anyone was there and the people that were there weren’t very interested.

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The Antiguan Mask


The Antiguan Mask is about Detective Balls McKenzie and his quest for a new house. While investigating a hot lead he saw in a newspaper, Balls meets the Realtor. As the Realtor shows Balls around the house it becomes more and more clear to Balls that there is something fishy going on.

Starring Zach Tosi as Detective Balls McKenzie, Kyle Collins as The Realtor, and Alex Kent as The Homeowner, Camera Work by Julian Ledoux. Edited by Kyle Collins.

I made this movie with my friends Zach and Julian. This was the first movie we made that was not for a school project. We filmed almost all of it in one day, then the flashback scenes with our friend Alex Kent playing the home owner another day, and the night time fight scene another day.  All of the dialogue was improvised.

There are plans for a sequel in which the Realtor breaks out if jail and gets revenge on Balls Mckenzie.

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Underneath America

Stepping Out




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My Dad’s Art

Joseph Bradley Collins

Underneath America

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All TV Shows I Like

South Park, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Arrested Development, Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Office, Futurama, Seinfeld, King of the Hill, Beavis & Butt-Head, Family Guy, Lookwell, Reno 911, Louie, The Simpsons, 30 Rock, Stella, Trailer Park Boys, Flight of the Conchords, Married With Children, Jersey Shore,The Cleveland Show, American Dad, Big Lake, Bored to Death, Ideal, Party Down, Spaced, That’s My Bush, Strangers With Candy, Walker Texas Ranger, Tom Goes to the Mayor, Aqua Teen Hunger Force, Harvey Birdman Attorney At Law, The Venture Bros., 12 Oz. Mouse, Robot Chicken, Home Movies, Morel Orel, The Oblongs, Space Ghost Coast to Coast, Mission Hill, Sea Lab 2021, Fawlty Towers, The Sarah Silverman Program, That 70’s Show, The Larry Sanders Show, News Radio, Monk, Dog Bites Man, Batman (with Adam West), Wilfred, Freaks and Geeks, Parks and Recreation, Community, My Name is Earl, The Tick, Drawn Together, Crank Yankers, Ugly Americans, Archer, Grounded for life, Malcolm in the Middle, Keeping Up Appearances, Saxondale, The Bernie Mac Show, 3rd Rock from the Sun, Halfway Home, Wizards of Waverly Place, Hannah Montana, Suite Life on Deck, The PJ’s, Dilbert, Scrubs, The Golden Girls, Full House,

Sketch/Odd Format: Monty Python’s Flying Circus, Tim & Eric Awesome Show Great Job, Saturday Night Live, Mad TV, The State, The Whitest Kids U Know, Mr. Show with Bob & David, Jon Benjamin Has a Van, Human Giant, Chappelle’s Show, Look Around You, Wonder Shozen, Mystery Science Theater 3000, The Jon Dore Television Show, Tosh.0, Upright Citizen’s Brigade, The Ben Stiller Show, Kenny Vs. Spenny, Da Ali G Show, Michael & Michael Have Issues, Important Things With Demetri Martin, Nick Swardsen’s Pretend Time, The Andy Milonakis Show, Kenan & Kel, All That,The Amanda Show, Kids in the hall,

Dramas/Serials: Lost, Weeds, Dexter, Law & Order: SVU, House, Prison Break, Skins, The Twilight Zone,

Talk/Reality/Other: Late Night With Conan O’Brien, The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, The Colbert Report, Conan, Late World With Zach, Jimmy Kimmel Live, Whose Line is it Anyway?, Penn & Teller Bull Shit, Primetime Glick, America’s Funniest Home Videos, Pimp My Ride, Anthony Bourdain No Reservations,

Game Shows: Family Feud, Cash Cab, Match Game, Lingo, The Price is Right, Who Wants to be a Millionaire?, Jeopardy, 1 vs. 100,

Science/Nature/History: Cosmos, Mythbusters, Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman, Man Vs. Wild, Dual Survival,

Cartoons: Pokemon, Adventure Time, Regular Show, Looney Tunes, Yo Gabba Gabba!, Spongebob, Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Jackie Chan Adventures, Clutch Cargo, Popeye, Avatar: The Last Airbender, Digimon, Ren and Stimpy, Pinky & the Brain, Invader Zim, Rugrats, Rocko’s Modern Life, Hey Arnold, Doug, Angry Beavers, Catdog, Aaahh Real Monsters, Yu-Gi-Oh!, Extreme Dinosaurs, Courage the Cowardly Dog, Johnny Bravo, Dexter’s Lab, Rocket Power, The Wild Thornberrys, Ed Edd and Eddy, Recess, Animaniacs, Pepper Ann, Powerpuff Girls, Fraggle Rock, Sesame Street,

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