New York City Actor Adam Nelson Battles Contestants in the Final Round on 'The Reel Deal' which uses Celebrity Led Teams to Make Academy Award Quality Short Films
One of the contestants who has reached the Final Round is New York City actor Adam Nelson who admits he's avoided the dramatics of reality television since briefly appearing in two episodes of the first and second season of Donald Trump's The Apprentice.
However, a new cross-format show is in the works, and the New York City native is among 113 film industry semifinalists vying for just 23 spots on The Reel Deal, set for filming this July. He's thrown his hat into the ring because this show is not your typical reality show. In the vein of American Idol or The Voice, the new competition includes celebrity-led teams of actors, composers, writers and directors shooting short films in four days.
Nelson used a dozen fake advertisments to stand out from the jam packed including graffiti, UFO's, talking pictures and general brandalism which can viewed by clicking on the pictures below. His credits include movie appearances in feature films A Tiger's Tale with Ann Margaret, Lesser Prophets with John Turturro, Dead Broke with Justin Theroux, Home Sweet Hoboken with Ben Gazzara, Shooting Vegetarians with Elodie Bouchez, and the indie classic Dogs: The Rise and Fall of an All-Girl Bookie Joint.
You can vote for Adam Nelson his Finalist page thereeldeal.tv/adam-nelson
Hot on the heels of the success of Netflix original series, 21st Century Pictures Group is further innovating the way we consume binge-worthy entertainment, namely with the production of a new reality television show. 'The Reel Deal,' will distribute online, on demand, on mobile and through social media in an innovative interconnected multi-platform format. Alongside host David Chokachi, season one's celebrity cast includes Dustin Diamond (of Saved by the Bell fame), Holly Fields, Judy Norton, Eric Roberts, Tim Russ and Don 'The Dragon' Wilson. The Reel Deal was created by award winning film/tv producer Adryenn Ashley, and produced by Ashley alongside industry favorite casting director and producer Bonnie Gillespie. Media Partners include IMDB, YouTube, Squerb, Twitter and Facebook. To learn more about the upcoming show, log on to thereeldeal.tv
ADAM NELSON began his career with an actor's grant for gifted and talented children after an appearance on the Jerry Lewis annual Telethon. He relocated to Houston, Texas to attend the High School of Performing Arts on scholarship where he studied Theater. After attending the University of the Arts in Philadelphia where he received his BFA (1991), he attended certificate programs through both Yale University (1989) and Oxford University at the British American Drama Academy (1990). He returned to Manhattan to become a founding member of Workhouse Theater Company whose original membership included Adrienne Shelly, Gil Bellows, Calista Flockhart, Mira Sorvino, Dean Winters, and Tom Seizmore. He gained recognition through appearances in feature films A Tiger's Tale (1988) with Ann Margaret, Lesser Prophets with John Turturro (1997), Dead Broke with Justin Theroux (1999), Home Sweet Hoboken with Ben Gazzara (2001) and Shooting Vegetarians with Elodie Bouchez (2005). Nelson was been associated with some of New York's most notable groups including Nak ed Angels, Cucaracha Theater Company, Manhattan Class Company, Circle Rep, Arden Party and the Adobe Theater Company. Called a "film star" by Toronto's Now Magazine for his role as the suicidal gambler in Sundance Channel's cult classic Dogs: The Rise & Fall of An All-Girl Bookie Joint (1996), he was granted exclusive rights in 1997 by the Lenny Bruce Estate, Bruce's mother Sally Marr, and producer Marvin Worth to produce and perform his one-person show How to Talk Dirty and Influence People: The Story of Lenny Bruce which ran at Workhouse before moving Off-Broadway to Mother located in New York's Meatpacking District (1999). The sold-out performances benefited the charity God's Love We Deliver and received critical acclaim from the Village Voice which praised his rendition as "restless, brilliant and hilarious" and TimeOut New York's chief theater critic, Sam Whitehead, branded him "an impresario, a notorious theatrical madman". After the tragedy of September 11th, he co-produced The 24 Hour Plays to aid The NY State WTC Relief Fund with a cast that included Philip Seymour Hoffman, Rosie Perez, Benjamin Bratt, Billy Crudup, Mary-Louise Parker, Julianne Moore, Marisa Tomei, Kyra Sedgwick, Lili Taylor, Natasha Lyonne, Scarlett Johansson, Liev Schreiber, Jared Harris, Sam Rockwell, and Fisher Stevens. He married the stage manager of his show How to Talk Dirty, Alison Nelson in 2002. She is the founding owner of Chocolate Bar. They have two children a daughter, Lulu Scout and a son, Sailor. Visit adamnelson.me