Palm Springs, CA (PRWEB) February 12, 2012
DUNK TANK NEWS is a new comedy series written, directed, edited and hosted by Brian Shotwell. In each episode, Shotwell takes a popular person in the media and puts them in a virtual dunk tank. So far Justin Bieber, Matt Lauer, Snooki, Rick Santorum, and Kim Kardashian have all been dunked. Shotwell wanted to make a comedy show that spoke to people who wanted to just laugh and he saw a huge opportunity to start finding celebrity targets to dunk. Shotwell was a comedian from a very young age and was named class clown in his junior high school yearbook. He performed his first comedy routine at Laughs Unlimited in Sacremento and was hooked after that. Shotwell had the idea for DUNK TANK NEWS in 2008 and started developing the concept. He has currently produced six episodes and plans to continue and release many more.
Brian Shotwell is an award-winning independent filmmaker and SAG actor residing in the Coachella Valley and has been in the film industry since 1990. He got his start picking up trash on a HBO film titled White Mile, which lead to a series of industry jobs. Later he successfully produced many of his own film projects featuring stars and celebrities. His animated film titled AUTOMATON (2008), garnered a 1st place for Best Sci-Fi Animated Short at the California International Animation Film Festival. In addition his film DEFCON 2012 (2009) was a 1st place winner at the 2010 New York Independent Film Festival and has been translated into Chinese, Thai, and German languages. Brian is now reaching the peak of his career as a producer, actor, producer, writer and director. In the summer of 2010 Brian released an independent Sci-Fi feature film titled ENEMY MIND, which stars the voice talent of Oscar Winning Actor Ernest Borgnine.
In the spring of 2011 Brian co-produced and starred in a comedy titled PINK SQUIRRELS, which enlisted local talent and crew and played to a sold out audience of 540. Brian also produced and released in 2012 a thriller titled HOUSE OF MIRRORS, which stars Josette Pacino, the sister of legendary Hollywood actor Al Pacino. In 2010 Brian was honored by Palm Springs Life Magazine as one of the “40 Under 40” most influential people in the community and appeared on a two part Emmy winning episode of the Oprah Show which she named one of the greatest shows in her 25 year history. His appearance on the show led to the production of a powerful documentary about men dealing with childhood abuse titled THE HEALING JOURNEY, to be released in November 2012.
The DUNK TANK NEWS show has been a highlight for Shotwell, because entertaining people and making them laugh has been a life passion. According to Shotwell, the world can never get enough comedy.
Watch clips on Youtube Channel: TheDunkTankNews
Official website: http://www.dunktanknews.com