Hi, I’m Justin Tanner, creator of the lurid comedy/mystery webseries Ave 43 which recently started it’s 10th season. I’m a Los Angeles playwright with over 20 produced plays to my credit including “Zombie Attack!” (which ran for ten years in Hollywood '89 to '99.) “Wife Swappers,” “Pot Mom,” & “Day Drinkers,” (Members of the acting company have included Laurie Metcalf, French Stewart, Mark Ruffalo, Mink Stole, Fred Willard, Mary Scheer, Julie Brown, John Glover, Todd Lowe and Johnny Galecki,) I wrote an episode of the ABC cult hit “My So-Called Life” (with Claire Danes) and was staff writer for Season Three of “Gilmore Girls.” I’ve been casting, writing, photographing, directing, editing and doing music coordination for Ave 43 since December of 2008. This Saturday I am filming scenes for the 85th chapter.
There are probably mysteries about Ave 43 that I can help clear up. Questions like “What the hell is going on?” or “Is Mike Debbie’s brother or Debbie’s boyfriend. Or Both.” I can answer questions about the behind-the-scenes dramas of personal clashes and tearful breakdowns, the logistics of filming twelve scenes in one day at your own home - how to make your bathroom look like a gay bar, or how to make muffins, pasta and cocktails all while simultaneously moving lights, redecorating rooms, aiming the camera at the fantastic company of actors and hopefully capturing something worthwhile. And most importantly, wrapping up by cocktail hour so we can spend the next few hours drinking martinis on the front porch.