MY FRIEND BLASHE
~ The Reality Comedy Series ~

*Most current news:

The first season of MY FRIEND BLASHE has come to an end and all four episodes have been released to the internet! The Season 1 DVD will be available soon. Season 2 filming begins in December 2014 with a release for episode 1 entitled "My Big Fat Friend's Wedding" in February, 2015. Casting continues for season 2. All qualified and interested candidates please send resume and head shot to the contact page. Thank you for your continued support! We hope you conitue to watch, share and enjoy!

Season 1 "Behind the Scenes" of MY FRIEND BLASHE

Watch Episode #4 "Therapy"

"Therapy"
Episode #4 (Released: October 13, 2014 @ 8:00 PM)

Denny, Sal and Blashe meet for a drink at Roudigan's where Denny persuades his buddy Blashe to join him for a therapy session at Dr. Rudolph Montgomery's ranch. Blashe thinks he is there for support until it is reveal that the therapy is really for him.
THIS IS THE SEASON FINALE TO SEASON 1!

CAST:
Blashe Richter - Bentley Potter
Denny Brown - T. George McArdle
Dr. Rudolph Montgomery - Tom Tierney
Sal Mastriano - Frankie Witkowski
Waiter Herm Dumbar - Andrew Austin
Jill Martin - Summer Corrie
Bartender Cindy - Trinka Whitaker
Watch Episode #3 "Peaches"

"Peaches"
Episode #3 (Released: April 9, 2014 8:00 PM)

Sal gives Blashe's dad Simon a send off at Roudigan's since Simon has decided to move to meet his lady in Hawaii. Blashe confronts Denny's girlfirend Jill about fashion creating a confrontation that leads to Denny and Jill taking a break. Blashe spends the episode finding ways to fix his mistake. He is also knee deep in day dreams about how he unrealistically thinks Denny and Jill perceive him as a friend.

CAST:
Blashe Richter - Bentley Potter
Denny Brown - T. George McArdle
Jill Martin - Summer Corrie
Sal Mastriano - Frankie Witkowski
Waiter Herman Dumbar- Andrew Austin
Simon Richter - Guy Seligman
Bartender Cindy - Trinka Whitaker

Watch Episode #2 "Double Date"

"Double Date"
Episode #2 (Released: December 19, 2013 8:00 PM)

Blashe meets a new girl (Mindy) at a coffee shop drive-thru. He asks her out on a date, but requests the presence of his buddy Denny Brown for support. Denny convinces his girlfriend Jill Martin to come along on a double date with Blashe and his new found love, Mindy. The night starts with preparations at Denny's and continues to their favorite hang out and steak house (Roudigan's) where there aren't too many fans of the new affectionate couple. This episode also introduces characters Sal Mastriano and waitor Herm Dunbar to the regular cast.

CAST:
Blashe Richter - Bentley Potter
Denny Brown - T. George McArdle
Jill Martin - Summer Corrie
Mindy - Grace Baldelli
Waiter Herman Dumbar- Andrew Austin
Simon Richter - Guy Seligman
Sal Mastriano - Frankie Witkowski
Watch Episode #1 "The Visit" (PILOT)
"The Visit" (Pilot)
Episode #1
Episode #1 (Released: September 26, 2013 8:00 PM)

Denny and his girlfriend Jill plan a quiet romantic evening at home. After doing a little partying, Blashe decides he can't drive, so he walks to Denny's to crash there. Contrary to Jill's opinion, Denny feels he can't turn his friend away and allows him to sleep on the couch. Things go haywire when Blashe decides he can't sleep and decides to look for something to eat.
THIS IS THE PILOT EPSIODE TO THIS SERIES!

CAST:
Blashe Richter - Bentley Potter
Denny Brown - T. George McArdle
Jill Martin - Summer Corrie
Simon Richter - Guy Seligman

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THE STORY

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"My Friend Blashe" is a new comedy series co-written by T. George McArdle and Bentley Potter.

It is based on the characters from the short film
"The Defensive Unoriginal Dude."

This is a story about two guys who grew up together; Denny Brown and Blashe Richter. Blashe is hard to take for most people as he is usually inappropriate, awkward and a little over the top. Denny and his sister Pam are not only the two who "get" Blashe, but they tolerate his tendencies because he has been around since they were just kids. Blashe is a single child to single father Simon Richter. Simon is a bit over protective and elaborate so it doesn't take long to see that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree. Denny's girlfriend Jill doesn't get it. She feels it's time to cut ties with Blashe and has had just about enough of his antics. Sal is a close friend of Denny's and he is pretty indifferent about Blashe. For the most part, whichever side he is in the mood to fall; he falls.

The idea came about when the two writers who had been working on a dark comedy hit a block.  To divert from that script idea for a while they began coming up with an idea about two close friends:  Blashe Richter and Denny Brown.  The character idea led them to a twfto minute short film called "The Defensive Unoriginal Dude" and they decided to portray the two characters themselves in the film.  After releasing the short in January, 2013, the two began to expand the idea into a comedy series.  Director/co-writer T. George McArdle said “We actually got a lot of positive feedback from the short and people liked the characters (as did we) so we took it to the next level.” As the writing began, McArdle and Potter felt they were on to something big.
 
Since releasing the series website www.myfriendblashe.com through social media on August 1, 2013, they have received a lot of interest in the comedy.  When asked about what happens now, McArdle said, “The pilot is written, revised, cast and ready to shoot on 8/10/13.  The plan is to film the pilot, edit it and release it as soon as possible so we can create a buzz.  From there, if people like it, we shoot the remainder of the first season of the series.  We’re very excited about this project and are hoping for big things."

The first episode (pilot) is entitled “THE VISIT” and introduces four of the main characters:  Blashe Richter (Bentley Potter), Denny Brown (T. George McArdle), Jill Martin (Summer Corrie) and Simon Richter (Guy Seligman).  Future episodes will include actors Frankie Witskowski, Grace Baldelli, Tom Tierney and Andrew Austin.  In the first episode, Blashe unexpectedly pops in on Denny and his girlfriend Jill who are just relaxing watching a movie.  A nuisance to Jill, but a life-long friend to Denny, Blashe finds his way in and causes complete chaos. The second episode follows with Denny and Jill going on a "Double Date" with Blashe and new girl Mindy to a restaurant where waiter Herman Dunbar is introduced. Episode #tgm3 centers around "Peaches" and #4 introduces Denny's therapist. The last two episodes of the first season are "Golf" and "The Tranny" and plan to be released by summer of 2014.

When asked about his perspective on the main character as well as the series itself, co-writer Bentley Potter said:  "I think that many people will be able to relate to being in Denny's shoes.  Everyone knows someone like Blashe.  Blashe is a good guy, he really is.  He just doesn't know about boundaries.  He doesn't realize that he is imposing more times than not.  Denny does his best to try and remain compassionate towards his life-long friend, Blashe, but as time goes on, this friendship gets tested and tested often."

* If you or someone you know are interested in working in independent film as a crew member (helping on set) or a cast member for future T. George McArdle FILMS projects, please email casting@tgeorgemcardle.com
Thank you!


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Lead Bentley Potter co-wrote this series with filmmaker T. George McArdle and they both act in the series.

Lead female Jill Martin is played by Summer Corrie who was also the lead in T.George McArdle's 2008 Psychological Thriller "SPIN SLOWLY."

Actor Frankie Witkowski also appeared in the original comedy short "THE DEFENSIVE UNORIGINAL DUDE" as Sal.

Most of the cast can be found under their name on www.imdb.com.

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