134 West

2016 – A Year of Joyful Creation & Celebration

In Family Entertainment, Musicals, Our Work, Theater, Uncategorized, WebSeries on December 12, 2016 at 7:59 pm

We’ve had a wonderful year here at 134 West — a year of making new friendships, developing new projects and zooming past milestones. We got to create lots of new art, and experience another beautiful return to Green Gables. There is so many projects to talk about, but we will only mention two: Ty the Pie Guy and Bend in the Road: The Anne of Green Gables Musical.

Ty the Pie Guy traveled to Canada to win BEST IN FAMILY at the Vancouver Web Fest!

We also launched Ty the Pie Guy on Amazon Video in July, and we are thrilled to have streamed screen-shot-2016-12-08-at-4-33-19-pmover 300,000 minutes to 100,00 unique viewers! Across all platforms, Ty the Pie Guy has now served over 600,000 minutes of our little comedy cooking show for kids and families — isn’t that just amazing? Who knows what 2017 will bring for Ty and his ‘lil sister Rose and all their friends. Thank you to all our cast and crew and most of all, to our fans!



Interested in more Ty the Pie Guy news? Follow on Twitter @TyPieGuy, Facebook and Instagram. And visit TythePieGuy.com!

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This November, Bend in the Road returned for two stage readings at 3D Theatricals and the Zephyr Theatre, starring the ever-lovely and talented Alison Woods as Anne Shirley!

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The stage readings were just the beginning: stay tuned for more Bend in the Road news coming in 2017 by following our TWITTER or visiting our WEBSITE!

134 West is more dedicated than ever to bring quality independent and diverse stories and voices to stage and screens. We are thankful to have brought positive, inspiring and joyful messages to the world this year through our art. Our projects and our creative teams are diverse, inclusive and vocal. It is more important than ever that we as a company, and as a collective of artists, speak up for what we know is good and right in the world. In 2017, it is our mission to create and promote art that inspires, informs and brings us together. We are most thankful to all our friends, fans and followers who lift us up through their amazing joy, creativity, constant support and love!


TY THE PIE GUY Wraps Season One!

In Uncategorized on June 12, 2015 at 6:00 am

Boom! We did it. The First Season of Ty the Pie Guy is officially wrapped!

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We’re pretty excited: 20 episodes, over 100 minutes of content, 530 subscribers, 130,000+ views! And we’re still going places…

We got to go to the Festival! And dance before the Prince!

Well, okay, maybe there weren’t any princes, but Ty Freedman (Ty the Pie Guy) and Associate Producer Sarah Winshall walked the red carpet at the inaugural San Francisco Web Festival! Three Pie Guy episodes screened in 120-seat theatre including Breakfast Pizza! and The Inseparable Egg! What a treat to see them on the big screen!

Screen Shot 2015-06-10 at 4.57.56 PMTy the Pie Guy was one of only 4 family shows honored at the festival and we met some amazing fellow creators, filmmakers and distributors through the festival.

Meanwhile, we’ve already started planning for Season 2! So spread the word, cross your fingers and make sure you’re subscribed to Ty the Pie Guy for some fun, bonus videos this summer! Check out our website for additional great easy recipes and lots of pie!

We had so much fun this season working with the awesome talented and adorable kids featured on the show. All our kids – some actors, some not – are pretty special! Here are a few to keep your eye on this year:


Charlize diaz de Leon – who plays Ty’s little sister Rose – is whip smart, super funny and a charming soul. She loves pop culture, and is particularly obsessed with Once Upon A Time, which we liked to tease her about relentlessly on set. She has been with us the entire season and we can’t wait to see where Rose will pop in from come Season 2. She got a guest stint on the New Girl season finale which made us all cheer out loud! Dash Williams, (Kids React) who starred in our pilot episode Breakfast Pizza!, also starred in multiple episodes of Fresh Off The Boat this season! And be sure to check out Liv Horinouchi in Popcorn! and Bleau Essen in Vegans. These are just a few of the super cool kids who have made Ty the Pie Guy so much fun! Kids Rock!

For the big Pie Contest season finale, we brought back these kids and many more from the entire season. It was so much fun! I love creating healthy entertainment with Ty the Pie Guy, literally and figuratively.

Look for Ty the Pie Guy at VidCon this year. And follow Ty the Pie Guy on Twitter and Facebook for all the latest news!

Have a great summer and keep creating!

I Dream of Dragons, Too

In Family Entertainment, Movies, Our Work, Transmedia, Uncategorized on February 15, 2015 at 10:48 am

awards_academynom_annieupdateWe are so excited for, and proud of, our friends at Dreamworks Animation for the amazing success of HOW TO TRAIN YOUR DRAGON 2. Over $618 million in worldwide boxoffice and it continues to gain much deserved critical acclaim with multiple nominations and several awards under it’s high-flying belt: The Golden Globe for Best Animated Feature Film and 6 Annie Awards, including Best Animated Feature Film and Best Director for Dean DeBlois. It has been nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature Film. Fingers crossed for a win next Sunday, February 22! It would be a great nod to the film, the franchise (cause really, no offense to Toy Story 3, but How To Train Your Dragon should have taken the 2010 Oscar) and to the studio that has broken so much ground with their edgy and inspiring filmmaking and animation.

Check out the fun Dragons site http://dreamworksdragons.com for a deep dive into this spectacular world, which highlights not only the amazing movies, but also the TV show, the games, the products and all the characters. It’s all the dragons you’ll ever need in one place. This TVGla and Dreamworks franchise site was a 2014 W³ Awards Best in Show Winner!

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