Just Cause it's a Tweet Don't Make it a Joke

The divergent worlds of Stand-Up Comedy, Social Media, and Heavy Metal collide and pulverize each other in this sketch comedy music video collaboration from award-winning filmmaker Eliaz Rodriguez, and CHI/KC Comic & Musician Ryan Walker. This meta music video features a stand-up open-mic set going so badly, the hacky one-liners and awkwardness are turned up to 11.

  • Eliaz Rodriguez
    Beverly, Tinder In Real Life
  • Eliaz Rodriguez
  • Donny Rodriguez
    Tinder In Real Life
  • Ryan Walker
  • Eliaz Rodriguez
  • Ryan Walker
    Key Cast
  • Javier Fernandez
    Key Cast
  • John Piotrowski
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Music Video, Short
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Heavy Metal, Stand-Up
  • Runtime:
    1 minute 41 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2014
  • Production Budget:
    200 USD
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Student Project:
  • Indie Incubator Film Festival
    Chicago, Illinois
    November 18, 2014
    Rough-Cut Screening
Director Biography - Eliaz Rodriguez

Eliaz Rodriguez is a self-taught, full-time filmmaker from Chicago. In 2008 he co-created the comedy group Wood Sugars and over the next six years produced/directed hundreds of films, web series, podcasts, and live comedy shows. In October of 2013 he made his first solo short film, an adaptation of a true story entitled Beverly, which went on to win Best In Show of the Cinema Minima Residency and Best of Fest of the Indie Incubator Film Fest. He can also be heard weekly on his podcast CinemaJaw - the greatest movies podcast ever.

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Director Statement

I was a videographer at a twice-a-year stand-up tournament for four years. I've actually seen some people go up and read their tweets. One day I came across Ryan Walker's song and decided to take my love for metal music and combine it all in this video.