Reality Check TV

Reality Check TV is the television showcase for alternative celebrities, cutting edge performance, the hottest underground bands and the world’s strangest nightclubs. A half hour cable TV show filled with Rock Stars, Underground Bands, Metal and Punk music, Comic Cons, TV and Film Stars, Bizarre Events and Wild Art. Reality Check TV is an all access backstage pass, a perpetual name on the guest list and an invitation into the underground scene. The show hosts Huge, Danny, Dragon Dave and Ace take you on a rock and roll roller coaster ride. The show shoots live on location talking to local and national celebrities, showing actual performances mixed with exclusive backstage interviews plus debuts of underground acts and VIP backstage access all with pun-filled commentary. Reality Check TV has broadcast for 25 years with over 600 half hour episodes, 5 one-hour specials, multiple streaming live specials and thousands of clips streaming online. The show has millions of worldwide fans, millions of online visitors, hundreds of interviews & multiple awards.

  • Hugh MacKenzie
    Director
    Documentaries, Music Video, live events
  • Hugh MacKenzie
    Writer
    Documentaries, Music Video, Feature films
  • Ace Annese
    Writer
    Documentaries, Music Video, live events
  • Hugh MacKenzie
    Producer
  • Dan Shipman
    Producer
    Documentaries, Music Video, live events
  • Danny Shipman
    Key Cast
    Documentaries, Music Video, live events
  • Ace Annese
    Key Cast
    Ace's Space Radio, Documentaries, Music Video, live events
  • Dave Dragon
    Key Cast
    Multiple feature films
  • Hugh Mackenzie
    Key Cast
  • Scott Dion
    Key Cast
  • Ron 'Skull'Beyond
    Key Cast
  • Project Type:
    Television
  • Runtime:
    30 minutes
  • Production Budget:
    100 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital HD video
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Community Access San Francsico, CA
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights, Free TV
  • DailyMotion - http://www.dailymotion.com
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand
  • Youtube
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Internet, Video on Demand
  • MDI Distribution
    Country: Worldwide
    Rights: All Rights, Video / Disc
  • Community Access Sacramento, CA
    Rights: All Rights, Free TV
Director Biography - Hugh MacKenzie

Hugh MacKenzie was working at the video department of a major San Francisco Hotel in 1991 when he noticed that the mainstream media wasn't paying attention to the people protesting Operation Desert Storm. Taking matters into his own hands, he pulled out his Hi8 video camera and dubbed the project "Reality Check." From there he took it to the next obvious level, adding rock bands, concerts, festivals, comic cons and more. He was the top Avid editor and studio designer back in the 90's, media executive for a major art publishing house in the 00's and an early adopter of streaming video and virtual in the 10's.

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Director Statement

We started it all back in 1991. Self produced video news, point of view backstage video, gonzo reporting on camera, the 'selfie' commentary (because I was the cameraman and a host), web video clips, even a 'video magazine' (originally on VHS tape). Twenty five years, thousand of hours of tape and many good times later, Reality Check TV shows no signs of slowing down.