Amateur Dicks: Episode 3

We're not porn. We promise. Although you may not want to google us at work. Amateur Dicks chronicles the hard-boiled, half-baked adventures of four slacker roommates from New York who decide to become private detectives after watching an episode of Magnum P.I. Full disclosure, they may have been slightly stoned.

  • Richard Tayloe
    Director
  • Richard Tayloe
    Writer
  • Red Plaid Productions
    Producer
  • Meghann Reynolds
    Key Cast
  • Doug Cordes
    Key Cast
  • Emily Olson
    Key Cast
  • John Michael Mills
    Key Cast
  • Tricia Mears
    Director of Photography
  • Caroline Ibarra
    Assistant Camera Operator
  • Hayley Wagner
    Production Sound Mixer
  • Gerald Zecker
    Editor
  • Rona Siddiqui
    Music and Scoring
  • Greg Kefalas
    Theme Song
  • Project Type:
    Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Mystery, Detective, parody, spoof
  • Runtime:
    14 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    2,500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    Yes
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - Richard Tayloe

Rich Tayloe is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts and The New School’s Screenwriting Program. His past work was selected as a quarterfinalist of Austin Film Festival’s Screenwriting Competition and a semifinalist of TV Writer.com’s People’s Pilot Competition. He is also a produced playwright and lyricist. His rock musical Poserville, was featured at The Public Theater’s Composer Exposure series in NYC, and he has written, produced and performed in plays in New York and at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland.

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Director Statement

I grew up a latch-key kid in the eighties, so, my primary care-takers, role-models and spiritual guides were television icons like Magnum P.I., The A-Team and MacGyver. They were brilliant, adventure seeking, charismatic heroes that filled my imagination with dreams of solving crimes and taking down “bad guys.” At the same time, I became equally obsessed with comedy legends from Saturday Night Live, Kids in the Hall and SCTV. Like many un-athletic nerds, I quickly realized that becoming a sports car driving, crime-fighter that could pull off a moustache AND short-shorts, was probably not in my future. Comedy seemed a much more attainable goal. So, when my group of friends and artistic collaborators began to brain-storm ideas for a web series, the idea to merge our mutual love of comedy and the eighties TV shows that we grew up on seemed like the perfect premise. Thus, the Amateur Dicks were born.