The Funny Man for receives 125,000 views in first 96 hours

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Indy filmmaker Jake Barsha’s debut horror web-series The Funny Man for receives 125,000 views in first 96 hours over Halloween Weekend 2011

Indy filmmaker Jake Barsha’s debut horror web-series “The Funny Man,” an original horror web-series exclusively produced and distributed by, has received over 125,000 views in its first 96 hours over Halloween Weekend 2011, according to Right Hook Films, web-series producer.  The horror web series debuted on Tuesday, October 25, 2011 with ten original episodes slated to run daily through Thursday, November 3, 2011 to round out fall and winter programming.

“The Funny Man,” is a psychological horror thriller web-series in the vein of PSYCHO, featuring a compelling villain who videotapes his victims, demanding that they say something funny on camera prior to killing them. The murder scenes bring viewers into the deranged mindset of a psychopath, and the violence is realistically chaotic and painful.

“The Funny Man” is written and directed by Jake Barsha who made his feature film debut in January 2009 with the independently produced movie EUGENE, which received its world premiere at The Palm Springs International Film Festival.  Eleven other U.S. and international film festival screenings followed, garnering rave press reviews and warm accolades for “Eugene” from festival programmers. “Eugene” left audiences squirming in their seats at what The Palm Springs Film festival acclaimed as “a brilliantly disturbing psychological thriller.”

The Funny Man cast includes:  Ryan Reyes (Eugene); Abby Wathen (The Sinners, The Intruders, Skeletons in the Desert); Leslie Easterbrook (The Devil’s Rejects, Halloween), Nikki Tomlinson (Date Night), Shaun Gerardo (X-Men: First Class, Fast and Furious, The Kingdom), Domiziano Arcangeli (Scary or Die, Orgy of Blood, House of Flesh Mannequins); David Fine (The Red Door, Stricken, Blood Ties) with Sam Adun, Melissa Beithan, Devon Buck, Jessica Cameron, Sierra Collins, Michael Musa, Matthew Prater, Chelsea Vincent, Chris Watkins.

“The Funny Man” is produced by Jake Barsha for Right Hook Films.  Matthew Prater is assistant director and co-producer; Frank Tobin is co-producer;  Yuki Noguchi is director of photography;  Adam Taylor is production designer / 2nd unit director; Erik Diener is unit production manager / art director; Matt Brailey is sound designer; special FX are by Matt Gonos; Elliott Goldkind has provided an original music score.

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