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Amateur Dicks: Episodes 1-3

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.

  • Rich Tayloe
  • Rich Tayloe
  • Red Plaid Productions
  • Doug Cordes
    Key Cast
  • Meghann Reynolds
    Key Cast
  • Emily Olson
    Key Cast
  • Jonathan Michael Mills
    Key Cast
  • Tricia Mears
    Director of Photography
  • Caroline Ibarra
    Assistant Camera Operator
  • Michael Moote
    Production Sound Mixer
  • Hayley Wagner
    Production Sound Mixer #2
  • Gerald Zecker
  • Greg Kefalas
    Theme Music and Scoring
  • Rona Siddiqui
    Additional Music and Scoring
  • Petra Boden
    Assistant Director #1
  • Marilyn Thomas
    Assistant Director #2
  • Project Type:
    Television, Web / New Media
  • Genres:
    Comedy, Mystery, Detective, Spoof, Satire
  • Runtime:
    33 minutes 2 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    January 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    9,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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Director Biography - Rich 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’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.