Fuck These Guys is the brainchild of Brad Einstein (Second City Tour Co., Billy on the Street) that takes a look at the kinds of male-oriented personalities that should grate on your nerves. Some people say that you have to include likable characters in your projects in order to garner an audience: Brad Eistein begs to differ.
Brad Einstein- Writer
Brad Einstein is a writer and actor based in Chicago, Illinois. He is a contributing writer to season 5 of Billy On The Street on TruTv, and his writing has been seen in the Chicago Reader, on The Onion News Network, and in College Humor’s first “Best Of” published anthology. He has performed with The Second City Touring Company, Baby Wants Candy as well as many teams at iO Chicago. He is the co-creator of the Koch Brother’s Mystery Show for Cards Against Humanity‘s Chicago Podcast Co-Op and is a regular contributor to The Paper Machete (WBEZ) and The Shithole, recently named “The New School of Chicago Comedy” by the Chicago Reader (not by him). Brad has also been seen on Showtime’s Shameless, NBC’s Chicago Fire, as well as a bunch of commercials you probably haven’t seen.
Kyle Niemer- Director
Born on the gridirons of the Midwest, Kyle Niemer cut his teeth in the video world on the streets of the Windy City gaining both experience and skill in many facets of media production. In 2014, he directed, wrote and starred in the eight episode web-series One Night Standards. His feature directorial debut, Scent, rocked the occult scene of 2015’s Sundance film festival and is set to be released to online platforms in the fall of 2016. In addition to his work as director, editor, and director of photography for the web-series, Fuck These Guys, Kyle is currently finishing post-production on two short films, which will be touring the festival circuit this fall.
When he isn’t cultivating his own work, Kyle has served in various departments for several major networks including AMC’s The Pitch, Vice media’s Broadly Network, A&E’s Killer Kids, HBO’s Girls Guide to Depravity, TNT’s The Private lives of Nashville Wife’s, and Bravo’sTop Chef. In addition, Kyle Niemer has directed commercial content for major brands such as DeVry, US FOODs, Striker Medical and Sonic.
Ryan C. Sands- Producer
Ryan C. Sands began his film career when he dropped out of college in 2009 (don’t worry, he went back and graduated in 2012). During that time he worked his way from unpaid intern to Assistant Transportation Coordinator on the Sci-Fi Channel movie Mothman. After finding his place among the unsung heroes of the movie industry (the production office), Ryan spent one show as an Office PA and quickly began work as the Assistant Production Coordinator of such films as Flypaper starring Patrick Dempsey, Ashley Judd and Jeffrey Tambor; the History Channel mini-series Bonnie & Clyde featuring William Hurt and Emile Hirsch; and Ryan Philippe’s directorial debut, Catch Hell.
In 2013 Ryan moved to Chicago and started Smack Dab Productions where he continues to produce comedy narrative pieces.