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Joseph Wakefield

Bunkmates is a new sci-fi comedy anthology series and their Indiegogo Campaign just might be the funniest thing you've ever seen! But don't take my word for it check out the video below!


Bunkmates is the pilot episode for a brand-new sci-fi comedy anthology series. "The Little Places" Each episode is going to be a self-contained story.

In this first episode The human-race is being threatened by an unknown enemy. Most of the world governments have decided to keep the approaching disaster a secret. Because the truth of the matter is we are outgunned and outnumbered, we're going to lose. The only way for the human race to survive is to learn to coexist with the approaching species. One scientist, Dr. Juliet Pendleton, working out of a secret military research facility, may just have discovered the solution. So she conducts a ton of wacky experiments in order to prove her theories and save the human race before it's too late.

Dr. Juliet Pendleton's main experiment is to test how likely a person is to cooperate and coexist with someone/something completely different than themselves. So to simulate this she puts two of the most polar opposite individuals in a sealed bunker and locks them in for a year. Buster is a beer drinking, hunting, redneck type. And Todd is a neopagan, vegan, wine and cheese kind of guy. Can this sci-fi odd couple survive each other long enough to teach the rest of us how it's done. To find out all you have to do is donate!

Joe Wakefield (LEFT)        Fernando Rivera (Right)
Joe Wakefield (LEFT) Fernando Rivera (Right)

The Filmmakers!

Joe Wakefield: Screenwriter/Co-director

I'm originally from Dearborn MI, moved to Los Angeles in 2012. I work in many parts of the industry both on and off screen, but I'm primarily a screenwriter. I've studied film & screen-writing at various schools throughout my education including Columbia College Chicago and The Los Angeles Film School. I currently reside in Hollywood California.

Twitter: @SpookyJoeW - Instagram: spookyjoe

Fernado Rivera: Actor/Co-director

Strategic, multidisciplinary film maker & Director with an eye for innovation and Talent. I am a former U.S Marine who studied method acting and aspiring director now studying at the L.A Film School. With strong knowledge and experience with behind the camera work and other aspects of the film industry including directing, cinematography, and casting. A team player, motivated and extremely professional thinks creatively and always eager to learn. My wish is to combine my knowledge and experience in these areas, to deliver the best creative to my employer’s clients and their audiences.

Instagram: calirexx

Our Goal

Our mission is to make a pilot for a brand-new sci-fi comedy anthology series “The Little Places.” We will be pitching this to Netflix, Hulu, Crackle or any other new media streaming site, with the intension of creating more episodes and more content for the story to further evolve. We love what we do and we are passionate storytellers at our core.

The Actors

Michael Renda:

Michael Renda started his acting young at age 8 as a hobby, he enrolled in acting classes for the next 15 years where he progressed and grew as a performing talent. Soon after Michael had performed over 20 theater productions, with the uprising film industry in Michigan due to the tax incentives, It was then Michael decided to act professionally.

Michael is now SAG (Screen Actors Guild) eligible due to his supporting role as his character "Peanut" along side with Josh Lawson, Ron Pearlman & Emma lung, in the full length feature film, "Crave", Directed by Charles de Lauzirika. Michael is also AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) due to his international voice over work for The Detroit Red Wings radio spots for the NHL. - Twitter: @MichaelRenda - Instagram: michaeljrenda

Alan Maxson:

Alan Maxson is best known for playing monsters and creatures. Notable roles include the rake in The Raking, the bird man in Robin's Egg Blue, the monster in Night Light and the bogeyman in Shibari. He also plays the iconic character Rocksteady in the soon to be released fan film, Ninja Turtles: Blood Brothers. Non-monster roles include Night of the Living Dead: Contagion and The Stradivari.

Alan got his start in the film and television industry as an accomplished editor. He has edited World's Funniest Fails on Fox, Chain Reaction on GSN and many other television shows. He majored in film at Full Sail University and has also studied miming, movement, and improvisation. He was born on June 22, 1984 in Bay City, Michigan, USA. - Twitter: Monster_Maxson - Instagram: monstermaxson

Nvisionate Studios

We will be shooting Bunkmates, in it's entirety, at Nvisionate Studios in Burbank CA.

Nvisionate Studios was started in 2013 with the goal of being a multi-purpose venture - independent film production, as well as offering a variety of services to accommodate the budget-minded acting & independent film community.

We understand the unique needs of those trying to be successful in an industry full of exorbitant fees and hassles. We go out of our way to make the process as simple and cost-effective as possible.

Our mission is to help filmmakers in their endeavors, in the hopes that we can all achieve success by working together for a common goal - to continue creating quality projects and fueling our creative passions. - Nick Somers

Other Crew

Tessa Philbrick: Creature Design/Make-up artist


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