FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 11/15/2021
BRIC TV Premieres The United Space of America, First-Ever Animated Series Produced By The Network
The BRIC TV production is a witty satire on current events in America set against a wacky sci-fi backdrop.
(BROOKLYN, NY — November X, 2021) -- BRIC, a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action, announced today the premiere of The United Space Of America, a six-part mixed media web series that will air on BRIC TV beginning Tuesday, Nov. 16th, 2021.
Set around the time of the 2020 Presidential election, The United Space Of America blends social commentary and current events with dark, witty satire – all set against a wacky, intergalactic sci-fi backdrop. The production is BRIC TV’s first-ever animated series and stars William D. Caballero and Elaine Del Valle. This dynamic Creator/Producer duo previously worked together to bring “Gran’pa Know Best” to HBO Latino. Del Valle is also currently guest-starring on the new ABC series Queens.
The show follows Paco Del Pluto and Cornelius Cosmosis, two elderly astronauts from Brooklyn who have been adrift in space for over 30 years. When the pair finally manage to get back to earth, they arrive just in time to witness its complete destruction during a recent presidential election! With the help of their interplanetary social worker Galaxandria, the duo, now the last two humans in the universe, explore the galaxy to find a more enlightened alien civilization to live with, coming into contact with various quirky intergalactic societies. Ultimately, they discover one painful truth: the same political and social problems plaguing America today are abundant throughout the cosmos.
William D. Caballero, writer, director, and co-producer of The United Space Of America said today:
“I created The United Space of America because I was frustrated AND comically amused by the absurdities of today's overly-zealous 'patriots' who inhabit both the extreme ends of the political sphere in America. By showcasing these buffoons as caricatured alien ambassadors, whose polarized ideologies at the planetary level are easily scrutinized and dismantled by a pair of crotechedy elderly astronauts of color, the show allows us all to laugh at ourselves, whether liberal or conservative. This quirky web-series is my creative and comic response to the increasing divisiveness taking hold in this land that I love, from sea to shining sea, with liberty and political satire for all.”
Kuye Youngblood, General Manager at BRIC TV, said today:
“We are thrilled to bring this brilliant vision from William Caballero and the art of animation to BRIC TV with this timely and darkly witty production. BRIC TV is committed to telling stories that speak to the conditions of our world and supporting independent filmmakers through innovative storytelling that both captivate the viewer and cause them to contemplate. We hope you’ll join us on this intergalactic mission!”
William D. Caballero is a multimedia filmmaker, 2021 Creative Capital Award Recipient, and 2018 Guggenheim Fellow. His animated films, which feature 3D printed and composite figures, have screened at the Sundance Film Festival, the Museum of Modern Art, and have premiered on major networks such as HBO, PBS, and Univision.
Elaine Del Valle, Producer of The United Space of America, garnered critical acclaim as actress and playwright of her one-woman show, Brownsville Bred, which depicted her true New York-Puerto Rican coming-of-age story in Brownsville, Brooklyn. Having studied acting at Carnegie Hall under the tutelage of legendary acting teacher Wynn Handman, Elaine's passion to advance Latino portrayals in film, TV, and stage led to her work behind the scenes. Elaine’s most recent acting role is as a recurring guest star in the new ABC series Queens.
BRIC TV is based in Brooklyn, NY and both William and the show’s producer, Elaine Del Valle, hail from the borough - Coney Island and Brownsville respectively.
The United Space Of America’s cast is composed of William D. Caballero as Paco Del Pluto and Cornelius Cosmosis; Elaine Del Valle as Galaxandria; Victor Cruz as Planet Rockalock Ambassador; Leopold Nunan as Planet Pansexion Ambassador; Cammie Middleton as Planet Freedom Ambassador (voice); and Ron Nery Jr. as Planet Freedom Ambassador (actor).
The production’s crew includes Creator/Writer/Director: William D. Caballero; Executive Producers: Kecia Élan Cole, Kuye Youngblood, and Aziz Isham; Producer: Elaine Del Valle; Co-Producer: William D. Caballero; Post Production Supervisor: Steve de Sève; 3D Models: Chang Kim; 3D Rigging: Stephen Mann; and Space Shuttle Designer: Roy Greenwood; Graphics Intern: Emily Kinser.
ABOUT BRIC TV
BRIC TV is Brooklyn’s only non-profit cable channel and digital network. With an audience of tastemakers and a reach of millions, it is the voice of the borough—reflecting the best that Brooklyn has to offer and telling Brooklyn’s story to the world. The award-winning line-up delivers documentaries, local journalism, music, comedy, scripted series, and more. BRIC TV’s award-winning shows include The Show About the Show, Going In with Brian Vines, Dinette, and #BHeard, its Emmy award-winning series of community town halls. Many of BRIC TV’s programs have premiered at major film festivals across the United States including Sundance, Tribeca Film Festival, and Urbanworld Film Festival.
BRIC is a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. For over forty years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn's cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. As a creative catalyst for our community, we ignite learning in people of all ages and centralize diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward. BRIC is building Brooklyn's creative future. Learn more at bricartsmedia.org.
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