Local comedian and filmmaker Ross Brunetti is at it again. The Park Sloper behind our favorite subway-themed odes to the G Train and Smith-9th Sts Station has teamed up with fellow Brooklyn comedians Tyler Hall and Lucas Whitehead to produce a new comedy web series, Dick Doblin: Privateye.
The series follows old fashioned private investigator Dick Doblin as he attempts to film a series of instructional pro-tip videos in “the mean streets of Brooklyn.” Those mean streets look a bit familiar, too– after Dick’s first video is interrupted by a camera thief, he works his way around South Slope, Park Slope, and Williamsburg trying to find the perp.
The crew had some fun filming around the neighborhood, especially during the camera robbery scene.
“The first day of filming we staged the opening scene where Dick Doblin has his camera stolen while filming his own introduction,” Tyler tells us. “People in the park definitely watched it as a real robbery but not one stepped into save Dick. Didn’t find any Park Slope heroes that day.”
They also enjoyed the car chase scene, noting, “Park Slope traffic meant we couldn’t break any speeding laws if we wanted to.”
Catch up on the past four webisodes here. Doblin and his team will be celebrating the finale this Sunday August 25, 8:30 pm, at Nitehawk Cinema (136 Metropolitan Avenue, Williamsburg), where they will show the full series as a short TV pilot and reveal the dramatic finale.