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For his new noir/sci-fi audio series Hothouse Bruiser, writer/ director Joel Metzger (at right in above photo) faced more than his share of obstacles — everything from below-zero budgets to building a recording studio in his basement (hey, do people have basements in California?). But to bring the series to life, Metzger got more than a little help from his friends — especially the actor who portrayed the series’ main character, Jason “Bruiser” Brusman.

Paul Nobrega (at left in above photo) did what Metzger calls the “heavy lifting” for Hothouse Bruiser — appearing in every scene of the 325-page script! This required Norbrega to commit to about 50 recording sessions — and, because of scheduling issues, he never recorded with the other 30 actors in the series. Nobrega listened to playback from his fellow players and brought home a seamless performance — steeping every syllable in noir nuance.

For more on this unique series, which will be available soon on phone aps in multiple formats, visit the official Hothouse Bruiser website here. 

Photo by Silver Birch at Hothouse Bruiser kick-off celebration in Los Angeles, July 7, 2012.

ImageOn Saturday, July 7, 2012, writer Joel Metzger (right in above photo) and the cast of Hothouse Bruiser – including John Terry (pictured at left) – celebrated their breakthrough new program.  The audio series – which will be available soon as phone aps on multiple platforms – takes listeners on a journey through the mysterious, future-noir cityscape of the Los Angeles Quarantine.

Hothouse Bruiser offers the gritty romanticism of Raymond Chandler and the weird what-if-ness of Philip K. Dick in an original brew like nothing ever heard before.  With a brilliant script by Metzger and outstanding performances by a stellar cast — headed by Paul Nobrega in a star turn as Jason “Bruiser” Brusman —  this addictive audio treat will be available in nine 30-minute episodes. For more about this exciting new series, visit

Joel Metzger‘s story about how he brought Hothouse Bruiser to life is an inspiring (and instructive) tale that shows his own true grit. More on this in an upcoming post.

Photo by Silver Birch (shot in Los Angeles, July 7, 2012)