Upside Down Creative Media is a sketch writing duo, specializing in what they like to describe as relatively funny indie comedies. The funny short films, commercial parodies, comedy skits, and funny videos are produced exclusively for their own selfish interest and artistic expression. Although Marshall and Rob have both been creating sketch comedy video content for over a decade, the duo met in 2013 and formed Upside Down Creative Media in November 2013. Marshall is primarily the director, editor, writer, producer, and marketer of the group. Rob contributes to the sketch writing, character creation, and stars in nearly 100% of the short films, parodies, and sketches.
BEST UNKNOWN COMEDIES EVER? NAH…
The crew at Upside Down Creative Media strive to make the best unknown comedies ever, but the majority of the indie comedies produced by Upside Down Creative Media are improvisational. They claim to push boundaries in comedy, often going in an uncharted, non-sequitur direction, for the purpose of seeking out something new, but really, they have no clue what the Hell they are doing. Marshall and Rob are driven to end the culture of the pretentious, megalomaniac artists, as well as the comedy lined thickly with layers of politically correct messages, by ‘finding the funny’ in everything and everyone.
By spreading the culture of lighthearted humility through their sketch comedy shorts and skits, they strive to bring all people together to realize the one truth in this world: we’re all human. Unlike most of the successful comedy sources out there that manipulate their large fan-base to be politically active because they believe it is “the right thing to do,” Upside Down Creative Media refuses to become a platform to spread any partisan political messages or attack people based on their beliefs. UDCM just want to make funny content for the world to consume and have fun doing it.
When Upside Down Creative Media was started in 2013, the original idea was to have a comedy collective that multiple people could come together to create funny stuff. Throughout the years, we’ve had help from time to time, but the only three consistent players in this whole ordeal are the people you see below.
Rob has been creating comedy since 2007. It all started out with him trying to get his friends out to the local Ale House and spiraled down to him buying Semen for Cents. Although he never performs live, he has the ability to come up with a sketch and act it out within minutes.
Marshall has been attempting to be funny in the form of producing sketches since 2008. After coming to the realization he was not funny on camera, he retreated to the other side of the lens to start directing. He has also taken several writing classes at The Second City in Chicago.
Alex Johnson joined Upside Down Creative Media in 2018, but is no stranger to the world of creating. A natural humorist, Alex has always had her eyes set for creating entertainment in all realms, especially comedy. Look for her gathering particles or interviewing accidental time travelers.
FEATURED INDEPENDENT COMEDIES
Every couple months, UDCM features a new funny video. The video below is the second episode of a series called 60 Second Mocks, produced by Upside Down Creative Media.
INDEPENDENT PROJECTS IN 2017
The most recent short film project by Upside Down Creative Media was titled, Real Reality: Life Inside The Discomfort Zone. Its premiere was on August 6th, 2017 at the first inaugural LOL JAX Film Festival where it received the Audience Choice Award. It also received “Best Sound” at JAX Film Prize. Read a review on Real Reality: Life Inside The Discomfort Zone where the short film received a 4 out 5 star rating.
“At just ten minutes long, I think audiences will be left a little sad that there isn’t more, but what we do get is highly amusing”
– Annie Vincent, UK Film Review
4 out of 5 Stars