Sean Barrett, Vanessa Ragland and John Irwin may have small dreams but they have tons of talent and I don’t use the word lightly. Massively talented and their quirky, no holds barred comedy is pure web gold. The team got together two and a half years ago when Sean and Vanessa met an improv class at the Westside Eclectic in Los Angeles. Sean had a camera and the two of them decided to put a few characters on the tape, when videographer John Irwin joined the team they created SmallDreams.tv and the rest is internet comedy history.
The first thing they shot was a quirky one off called “Sex Party,” then a series of viral videos called Polygamy based on the Texas Polygamist Cult that was raided last year. They have their own channel on Metacafe @ metacafe.com/smalldreams as well, but their original site, SmallDreams.TV has blossomed into what is now 5 episodic shows, and a series of viral videos and one offs. New content hits the site every week and much more is to come like RETOLD described by Sean as “Real stories retold by actors, and dramatized by other actors,” and look for them on Facebook with their group Small Dreams Comedy.
Sean does most of the directing, he also writes and acts as does Vanessa. The pair play Hollywood Distruction and Hardcore Mike in their show Txt M3 B1tch, a comedic look at the popularity and the Hollywood party crowd… it’s kind of what I imagine it would be like if a really young Amy Winehouse carried around a video phone and shot everything she did. There are a lot of other shows and if you’re smart you’ll just click over and watch everything on their site like I did when I first got the link and then forward it to all of your friends. Their content is smart, funny, well produced, original and cool, and the team deserves a lot more hype and buzz that they seem to be getting. But don’t take my word for it… judge for yourself.
I had a little video iChat session with Sean Vanessa and John. Enjoy: