RIP RTV... for now anyway

There's no longer denying it - although I've been holding out as long as I could:

There is no more ReelerTV.

At least not for now.

(Now it seems slightly spooky that the last episode on the website was subtitled "ReelerTV: Limited Time Only)

The online show Scott and I produced for The Reeler, bringing you the latest news, film reviews and interviews with actors and filmmakers, has had a great run as a weekly show for several months with additional special daily coverage during the Tribeca and Toronto Film Festivals.

You may have noticed that there hadn't been an episode since September 27th when the show featured Adrien Brody and Jason Schwartzman of The Darjeeling Limited. And instead of leaving you wondering any longer I thought I'd make it official.

We were beginning to build a great audience and were receiving high ratings. But certain logistics are not quite working out right now.

We have had a wonderful time making the show - it's been fantastic meeting filmmakers, actors, publicists, different film reviewers every week and, last but not least, Ray Privett of Pioneer Theater.

A special thank you also goes out to the amazing people of blip.tv!

BUT MOSTLY: THANK YOU ALL FOR WATCHING!!!

Working with our fearless leader S.T. (Stu) VanAirsdale has been such an outstanding experience - he's a fantastic collaborator, trusted us fully creatively, has an incredible knowledge in all things film and has a secret former life as a rock musician. Mostly though I miss our Tuesday morning laughs while taping the news segment - he's hilarious.

We hope you enjoyed watching the shows as much as we enjoyed making them.

There is a good chance that there will be ReelerTV specials again along the way during festivals and such. And we're hopeful that one day soon we'll resurrect ReelerTV as a weekly show or a new regular online film show all together (although for the time being Scott is quite engaged on another front, but more about that later).

To round out this post, here again are our three most popular episodes (one weekly and two festival specials), followed by three of my favorites.




Tribeca Festival - Episode 8 - Suburban Girl






Weekly - Episode 1 - Rescue Dawn






Tribeca - Episode 6 - King of Kong






Toronto - Episode 3 - Control






Tribeca - Episode 11 - Live!






Weekly - Episode 5 - Rocket Science