Pee-Wee Goes To Prison
"Explodes the myth of American Justice through the window of Pee-Wees Playhouse."
John Humphrey: Writer, Director, Editor and Sound Design.
Steve Rose: Art Direction and Realization.
Tim Roller: Director of Photography.
Ian Harris: Pee-Wee, Cowboy Curtis, Jesse Ventura, Randy, Attorney Prosecutor, Prisoner, Prosecutor, Cool Cat.
Mark Humphrey: Cop Two, Transvestite, Judge, DEA Agent, Prisoner, Prison Guard.
Wendel Meldrum: Miss Yvonne, Chairry, Reporter, Public Defender, Jury Spokesperson, Mom.
Jeff Wincott: Team Leader, Cop 1, Baillif, Bart, Announcer.
Petite Henry: Kid
Shot on the Fisher Price PXL2000, and the Sony TRV-900. Edited with Final
Cut Pro 2.0.2 on a Mac G3 300 for PXL This 13, 2003.
Pee-Wee and crew, the Playhouse is surrounded by a SWAT team. And
just as Conki delivers the day's secret word- Justice -all hell breaks
loose. When the smoke clears, Pee-Wee finds himself under arrest-
For manufacture and distribution of 'Yo'. Taken downtown and booked,
the facts of the case are slowly revealed to him- he's been set up
by Playhouse mean guy, Randy. Pee-Wee is abandoned by his big-time
TV handlers. His public defendant recommends he cop a plea and take
the 10 years, but Pee-Wee, innocent of the mechanics of drug law sentencing,
goes to trial, where he faces a life sentence.
Pee-Wee's defense is no match for Randy's lies-he's found guilty and sent to prison where he narrowly escapes the worst of horrors. Meanwhile, on the outside, Miss Yvonne, Cowboy Curtis and the gang, mount a campaign to free Pee-Wee. Presidential candidate Jesse Ventura is persuaded to make Pee-Wee's release a part of his platform, and when later Jesse is elected president, not only does he free Pee-Wee, but all the non-violent 'Yo' offenders across the land.
Back at the Playhouse, Cowboy Curtis wrangles a face to face meeting with Randy and Pee-Wee. But Pee-Wee isn't bitter- He's proud to have played a part in the release of all the prisoners who didn't even have a campaign.
"Pee-Wee Goes To Prison" uses the hard-to-find Pee-Wee's Playhouse action figures with spot-on voice impersonations. Combines DV color with grainy PXL-2000 (toy camera) black and white.