Creators

Bobby Ciraldo as Hamlet

Bob­by Ciral­do as Ham­let

Andrew Swant as Horatio

Andrew Swant as Hor­a­tio

Ham­let A.D.D. was writ­ten, direct­ed, and pro­duced by Bob­by Ciral­do & Andrew Swant, whose pre­vi­ous works include William Shatner’s Gonzo Bal­letdis­trib­ut­ed by Epix (Paramount/Lionsgate/MGM); the pro­duc­tion of  Modus Operandi (dis­trib­ut­ed by Kino); the “On Cin­e­ma” Film Guide app (fea­tur­ing Tim Hei­deck­er & Gregg Turk­ing­ton); numer­ous col­lab­o­ra­tions with the Found Footage Fes­ti­val; and the YouTube phe­nom­e­non What What (In the Butt).

Their YouTube videos have been down­load­ed over 65 mil­lion times and their films have screened in film fes­ti­vals and art gal­leries in the U.S. and abroad.

Their projects have been writ­ten about by Roger EbertThe New York TimesVari­etyThe Hol­ly­wood ReporterEnter­tain­ment Week­lyMSNBCThe Vil­lage VoiceVICE, LA Week­lyIndieWire, and have appeared on web­sites such as Boing BoingPerez HiltonBuz­zFeedVH1’s Best Week EverGawk­erThe Onion A.V. Club, and MTV.

s70b.a2 Hamlet and Horatio Hiding Area (0.00.33.07)Their work has been seen on Com­e­dy Central’s South Park and Tosh.0, BBC’s Lily Allen and Friends, CNN’s Ander­son Coop­er 360E!Boing Boing TVVir­gin Amer­i­ca TV, Manhattan’s ADD-TV, and a DVD box set of Mys­tery Sci­ence The­ater 3000.

Bob­by and Andrew began col­lab­o­rat­ing in 2003 because of a shared inter­est in New Media and Memet­ics, and the desire to exper­i­ment with and blend tra­di­tion­al rules of art, enter­tain­ment, and humor.  The duo received the Mary L. Nohl Emerg­ing Artists Fel­low­ship in 2008 and the Mary L. Nohl Estab­lished Artists Fel­low­ship in 2013.

Past titles include: The Robot Mouse­trap, shown at White Columns gallery in New York; the award-winning Study­ing the Lie, with artist David Rob­bins; Zom­bie Killer, a music video for Leslie & The Lys (fea­tur­ing guest vocals by Elvi­ra); Some­thing The­ater, a late-night broad­cast tele­vi­sion series that aired in South­east­ern Wis­con­sin on The CW net­work; The Found Footage Show, which aired on The Onion’s A.V. Club web­site; and pro­duc­tion work on David Rob­bins’ The Ice Cream Social, a tele­vi­sion pilot financed by the Sun­dance Chan­nel.

AWARDS
Mary L. Nohl Fel­low­ship for Estab­lished Artists, 2013
Mary L. Nohl Suit­case Grant, 2012
Mary L. Nohl Fel­low­ship for Emerg­ing Artists, 2008
Sil­ver Tel­ly Award for William Shatner’s Gonzo Bal­let, Los Ange­les
Best Doc­u­men­tary Award for William Shatner’s Gonzo Bal­letMar­bel­la Inter­na­tion­al Film Fes­ti­val, Spain, 2009
President’s Impact Award for William Shatner’s Gonzo Bal­letNashville Inter­na­tion­al Film Fes­ti­val, 2009
Best Ani­ma­tion & FX for What What (In the Butt)Pill Awards, New York, 2009
1st Place for Table TalkMil­wau­kee 24-Hour Film Com­pe­ti­tion, 2007
2nd Place for Human­ism: Join the Move­ment!Amer­i­can Human­ist Asso­ci­a­tion Video Com­pe­ti­tion, Wash­ing­ton D.C., 2007
1st Place for Study­ing the LieMil­wau­kee 24-Hour Film Com­pe­ti­tion, 2005

28007169_andyandbobbySELECTED ONLINE PRESS
Mil­wau­kee Jour­nal Sen­tinel
“The Mak­ing of Ham­let A.D.D.”
L.A. Week­ly
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 “What What (in the Butt)” Viral Video Inspires L.A. Art, Five Years Lat­er”
Blog­Crit­ics Mag­a­zine“Q&A With The Cre­ators Of What What (In The Butt)
An essay about Spe­cial Enter­tain­ment by artist/writer David Rob­bins
Lis­ten to Spoil­er Alert Radio‘s pod­cast “Inter­view with Bob­by Ciral­do”

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS/SCREENINGS
“Ham­let A.D.D.” – MOCA (Muse­um of Con­tem­po­rary Art), Los Ange­les, CA, 2014
“Spe­cial Videos” – Actu­al Size Gallery, Los Ange­les, CA, 2013
“MKE-LAX” – Mil­wau­kee Insti­tute of Art & Design, 2012
“Store­front Plaza” – Machine Project, Los Ange­les, CA, 2012
“In Club Nutz” – Next Fair, Chicago, IL, 2010
“In Club Nutz” –  Frieze Art Fair, Lon­don, 2009
“Spe­cial Arti­facts” – Nohl Fel­low­ship Exhi­bi­tion, INOVA, Mil­wau­kee, WI, 2009
“Some­thing The­ater” – The CW, Chan­nel 18, Mil­wau­kee, WI, 2009
“Mil­wau­kee Film Open­ing Night Gala” – Dis­cov­ery World, Mil­wau­kee, WI, 2009
“Gallery Night” – Cramer-Krasselt, Mil­wau­kee, WI, 2009
“John Reipen­hoff Expe­ri­ence” – Green Gallery, Mil­wau­kee, WI, 2008
“Elec­tro” episode #53 of ADD-TV fea­tured “What What” – Chan­nel 34, New York, 2008
“The Exper­i­men­tal Com­e­dy Video Show” – Heav­en Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2008
“Bev­er­ly Sills­bil­lies” – White Columns, New York, NY, 2007
“The Mar­t­in Ramirez Box” – Mil­wau­kee Art Muse­um, Mil­wau­kee, WI, 2007
“Don’t Tor­ture the Rot­ten Duck­lings” – Insti­tute of Visu­al Arts, Mil­wau­kee, WI, 2007
“Human­ism! Join the Move­ment” – AHA Con­fer­ence, Wash­ing­ton D.C., 2007
“Local­ly Grown” – Uni­ver­si­ty of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Film Series, 2007
“Mil­wau­kee Inter­na­tion­al Art Fair” – Pol­ish Fal­con, Mil­wau­kee, WI, 2006
“Please Love Me” – Walker’s Point Cen­ter for the Arts, Mil­wau­kee, WI, 2006
DSC03009_2x800“Apple Cider Screen­ing” – Heav­en Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2005
“4-Color Pen Show” – Locust Projects, Miami, FL, 2004
“Mil­haus” – Art Chicago, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL, 2004
“Drunk vs. Stoned” – Gav­in Brown Enter­prise at Passer­by, New York, NY, 2004
“Don­ner­stag” – His­toric Turn­er Hall, Mil­wau­kee, WI, 2004
“What’s Up With Mil­wau­kee?” – Ocu­lar­is, Gala­pagos Art Cen­ter, Brook­lyn, NY, 2004
“Behind the Sce­nes” – Mil­wau­kee Art Muse­um, Mil­wau­kee, WI, 2004
“Grand Open­ing with Lau­ra Owens” – Gen­er­al Store, Mil­wau­kee, WI, 2003
“The Stray Show” – Art Chicago at Kings­bury Place, Chicago, IL, 2003
“Soup and Cin­e­ma” – Bam­boo The­atre, Mil­wau­kee, WI, 2003
“Plat and Form” – Fos­ter Gallery, Eau Claire, WI, 2002
“Mil­haus” – Deluxe Gallery, Chicago, IL, 2002
“Acts of Archi­tec­ture” – Mil­wau­kee Art Muse­um, part of Vito Acconci’s Tele-Furni, 2002

LECTURES
“Artists Now! Lec­ture Series” – Uni­ver­si­ty of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Octo­ber, 2014
“Exhibit X: Exper­i­men­tal Film Series fea­tur­ing Spe­cial Enter­tain­ment” – Uni­ver­si­ty of Wisconsin-Madison, April, 2012
“Spe­cial Projects” – Mil­wau­kee Insti­tute of Art and Design, April, 2012
“Green Screen Work” – Mil­wau­kee Insti­tute of Art and Design, April, 2010
“Artists Now! Lec­ture Series” – Uni­ver­si­ty of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Novem­ber, 2009

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