Upside Down Creative Media is the comedy production duo of Marshall Malone and Rob Moccio. They specialize in what they like to call “comedy without mass commercial appeal.” Their library of content is produced exclusively for their own selfish interest and self-proclaimed “artistic expression.” Although Marshall and Rob have both been producing content for over a decade separately, the two actually met in 2013 and formed Upside Down Creative Media. 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…
Upside Down Creative Media strives to make the best unknown, intention filled comedies ever, but the majority of the content produced by Upside Down Creative Media is 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 wants 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 where multiple people could come together to create funny stuff. Throughout the years, we’ve had help from time to time, but the only consistent players in this whole ordeal are the two guys 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.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
In 2017, a short film project by Upside Down Creative Media titled, Real Reality: Life Inside The Discomfort Zone premiered at the first inaugural LOL JAX Film Festival, where it received the Audience Choice Award. It also received “Best Sound” at the Southeast Regional Film Festival.
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