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Butchy's Big Pitch

For over 20 years, filmmaker Nick Prueher's downstairs neighbor Butchy would tell him his ideas for TV commercials. One day, while shirtless in his kitchen, he allowed Nick to record one of his pitches. This film depicts Butchy's never-produced commercial pitch for Aflac.

  • Nick Prueher
    Director
    Found Footage Festival, Chop & Steele, A Life On The Farm, Dirty Country
  • Chrissy Fellmeth
    Director
    Our Cartoon President, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Adult Swim
  • Frank Butchy Carrado
    Writer
  • Nick Prueher
    Writer
  • Nick Prueher
    Producer
  • Frank Butchy Carrado
    Key Cast
  • Nick Prueher
    Key Cast
  • Johnny Celetano
    Key Cast
  • George Pasles
    Music By
    Overlord
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Short
  • Genres:
    Animation, Comedy
  • Runtime:
    4 minutes 17 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 20, 2023
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    n/a
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Nick Prueher, Chrissy Fellmeth

Nick Prueher is the co-founder and host of the Found Footage Festival and the co-director of the documentary feature, "Dirty Country." He is also the subject of the hit Tribeca Film Festival documentary, "Chop & Steele" now on streaming. Nick lives in Queens, New York.

Chrissy Fellmeth is an animator, director, illustrator and storyboard artist whose credits include Our Cartoon President, Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and several shorts for Adult Swim. Her newest short, New Baby, can be seen at chrissyfellmeth.com.

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Director Statement

My downstairs neighbor Frank "Butchy" Carrado was the first person I met when I moved to Queens, New York and he was a character. Butchy was known as the "The Mayor of Long Island City" and there were photos of him in every business in the neighborhood. When he found out I worked in television, he would stop me on my way into or out of the building, and sometimes at busy intersections, and pitch me his ideas for TV commercials. I always said I'd help him shoot one but never got to fulfill his dream before he passed away in 2019. Luckily, Frank allowed me to record his idea for an Aflac commercial on my phone one day, and with animator Chrissy Fellmeth, I've tried to bring Butchy's big pitch to life.