Creative Pictures Presents
About the Show
Meltdown!" is the brainchild of Ottawa actors Norm Berketa and
The two were
collaborating on a video project and--while wrapping things up--had a
conversation about people and their cellphones, social media and our
ever-changing society. Both men shared a passion for "what's
wrong" with all of it, so they eventually floated the idea of
ranting about it on a web-series. Having access access to film
equipment and an editing suite, they created "The Meltdown!"
features topical FUN FACTS and STUPID STUPIDNESS
and Seasons Three onward consist of ten episodes with
brand new topics, and features comic Luigi Saracino!
something and you'll have a few laughs as well!
to watch all the available episodes. Future air dates are listed on
the 'Seasons' page.
Hosts (aka the Producers)
Norm Berketa is
the Owner & Creative Director of NMB
Productions and Creative
Pictures. In 1996, he started doing audio production for a local
radio station. Norm would eventually write, voice and produce a
comedy/variety show called "The Saturday Night Late Show"
which had a successful 4-year run on the same station. In 1998, he
secured an agent and started his journey into the film industry as an
actor and voiceover. In 2001, Norm began using his production
experience to help himself and others create voice and video demos.
In 2001, he officially started NMB Productions as a service to help
local actors get representation and film roles. NMB Productions has
expanded over the years to include custom audio and video projects
for corporations and individuals and creative writing services. Norm
Off Script" with co-writer, Allison Graham on Bell's Fibe
TV1 Channel. Local writers are interviewed and get their moment in
the spotlight. Norm is a filmmaker who's company, Creative
Pictures, has filmed 9 shorts and 1 pilot episode to date. He is
also an accomplished musician. He has 6 albums available for sale on Bandcamp.
Album #7 is currently in the works.
Jeff was born in
New York City during Beatlemania. He has been acting for about 30
years, meaning he has the distinction of acting in 2 separate
centuries. Jeff has worked with people such as George Clooney, Sam
Rockwell and Peter Stormare. Film and Television Credits include Tell
The World, Clown, Rulers of Darkness, Attack of the Brainsucker, The
Tournament and Confessions of a Dangerous Mind. Recent theatre
credits include Novel House, Paco V Put to Sleep (Black Sheep
Theatre), The Screwtape Letters, The Great Divorce (Ninth Hour)
Cherry Docs and Serial Monogamy (New Ottawa Repertory Theatre). Jeff
has also worked as the Public Address Announcer for the Ottawa Lynx
and the Ottawa 67's. If you describe a scenario from a Warner
Brothers' cartoon, Jeff has the uncanny ability to identify the name
of the cartoon, the director, and the year it was released. He can
also recite the first 15 minutes (and possibly more) of the 1951 film
version of A Christmas Carol verbatim. His hobbies include looking up
at the sky, since he enjoys astronomy as well as watching airplanes.
Saracino (host of A Meltdown! Minute with Lou!)
Luigi Saracio will
be hosting his own segment in The Meltdown! starting in Season Three.
Luigi is the front man for the band "Better
Living Through Chemistry" and is also an accomplished actor
and stand-up comedian who's entertained audiences across Canada. Now,
Luigi will bring his comedic twist to The Meltdown! each episode. As
the host of "A Meltdown! Minute with Lou!" he'll share his
thoughts about our topic of the day. Don't miss an episode!
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