Jack's Inferno

JACK (Barry Bostwick) and Neil (Fred Melamed). Jack seems to be just fine sheltering in place… until he discovers that his financial advisor may have lost his mind… and Jack’s money.

Written by Kurt Fried. Story Editor. Frederick Stroppel. Directed and produced by David Levin

  • David Levin
    Tooth Fairies in Quarantine
  • Kurt Fried
    Tooth Fairies in Quarantine
  • David Levin
    harvest time
  • Barry Bostwick
    Key Cast
    Rocky Horror Picture Show, Spin City
  • Fred Melamed
    Key Cast
    WandaVision, A Serious Man, In A World
  • Frederick Stroppel
    Story Editor
    Harvest Time
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    9 minutes 36 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 6, 2020
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
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    United States
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Director Biography - David Levin

David Levin is an Emmy award-winning Executive Producer, writer and director whose credits include documentaries, children’s programming, comedy, music, commercials and marketing campaigns. Levin has created content for Warner Bros., Fox, Bio, Comedy Central, USA Network, DC Comics and Marvel. His work has aired on CBS, MTV, TV Land, Nick at Nite, AMC, Bravo, Lifetime, and A&E.

Levin was the co-creator and showrunner of the hit series, MTV UNCENSORED, setting ratings records for over five years, earned four Emmy nominations, spun off two CBS specials, DVDs, and a coffee-table book he co-wrote.

Levin also created and executive produced TV LAND CONFIDENTIAL, where stars revealed untold stories of classic TV shows. The series ranks as the network's highest-rated, unscripted original. Levin also created and executive produced series for Animal Planet and Discovery.

Levin has worked with major talent over the years, and won an Emmy for directing a kid’s show that starred a gifted 12 year old - Jordan Peele - in his first TV appearance.

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Director Statement

During my career, I've been lucky enough to work in television, working with icons and creating unscripted content. But during Covid, I pivoted back to my first aspiration, scripted narratives.

It occurred to me that musicians were creating concerts in their living rooms.  Comedians were doing stand-up in their bathrooms. Talk shows coming from basements and garages. But production of scripted content had come to a virtual standstill.

I owned equipment that allowed me to record (this was before zoom) video calls from Skype or FaceTime - and isolate the audio and video feeds - and I thought - this might be a once-in-a-lifetime chance to do what I originally aspired to - and maybe even do some good.

So on the first Saturday of the stay home orders way back in March of 2020, I called a few friends and colleagues, writers, actors and directors basically said ‘I have an iphone. Let’s put on a show.’ Some of the actors were people I hardly knew - but I was stunned and thrilled when so many said yes!

We saw it as a grass-roots operation. With studios and networks shut down, we thought ”We’re stuck at home. Let’s have some fun. Be creative. Donate our proceeds to The Actors Fund. And hopefully put a smile on people’s faces.”

By that Tuesday, we had shot our first episode with Barry Bostwick and Yvonne Jung, TOOTH-FAIRIES IN QUARANTINE, by Kurt Fried - his very first produced script.
In the weeks that followed, with no budget, five writers and twenty actors, we produced ten original one-act plays - which ran weekly on YouTube. Each episode is fully scripted, spotlighting two characters conversing about their lives during that unprecedented situation, communicating over Facetime, Skype and a new thing called Zoom.