‘Evil’ Dude Ted Raimi is ‘Playing Dead’ with Mr. Media (and Suzanne Keilly!)

Raimi and Suzanne Keilly, April 2007Suzanne Keilly and Ted Raimi, image via Wikipedia

Ted Raimi is directing Playing Dead but writer Suzanne Keilly is actually playing dead in the new web-only series, Playing Dead.

The Groundlings comedy alumnus is a struggling young actress—well, maybe not as young as she’d have you think—when her desperate plea for a job attracts the attention of The Grim Reaper.

Raimi should be a familiar face from television projects such as Xena: Warrior Princess, Seaquest, DSV (partially filmed over three seasons here in the new new media capital of the world, St. Petersburg, Florida), episodes of Legend of the Seeker, and movies including all three Evil Dead/Army of Darkness movies directed by his brother Sam Raimi, all three Spider-Man movies—also directed by brother Sam—Adam Sandler’s underrated Reign Over Me, and the newly released Drag Me to Hell.

Playing Dead is his second web series; he also directed Rebooted.This is the second time friends Raimi and Keilly have worked together. He previously directed her in the comedy short, My Treat, based on her live sketch show with Kirsten Roeters.And fear not, Dead fans, there will be plenty of time for questions about his brother Sam, buddy Bruce Campbell, and plans for a fourth Evil Dead film.

Ted Raimi website or follow him on Twitter

Suzanne Keilly website or follow her on Twitter

TED RAIMI podcast excerpt: “I have no idea what’s going to happen with the Evil Dead. I wish I could tell you. I know it seems like, because it’s my brother, I would know. But I really don’t.” 

SUZANNE KEILLY podcast excerpt: “I just want to be clear that Ted may not know, but it’s also a very good excuse for getting out of saying things he shouldn’t be saying.”

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You can LISTEN to this interview with TED RAIMI and SUZANNE KEILLY, director and star of PLAYING DEAD, by clicking the audio player above!

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Bob Andelman is the host and producer of Mr. Media® Interviews. He is also the author or co-author of 16 books, including Fans Not Customers with Vernon W. Hill, founder of Commerce Bank and Metro Bank UK, Mind Over Business with Ken Baum, The Consulate with Thomas R. Stutler, The Profiler with Pat Brown, Built From Scratch with the founders of The Home Depot, The Profit Zone with Adrian Slywotzky, Mean Business with Albert J. Dunlap, and Will Eisner: A Spirited Life. Click here to see Bob Andelman’s Amazon Central author page. He is a member in good standing of the American Society of Journalists and Authors (member page).


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