UWEC Grads Premiere ‘Chop & Steele’ The Movie at Tribeca Film…

TRICKS INTO A TRIAL. Nick Prueher and

Tricks INTO A Demo. Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett star in a documentary about their regional Chop & Steele lawsuit. (Submitted Shots)

If you have been in the Eau Claire region for a when, you’ve in all probability heard of Discovered Footage Founders, Nick Prueher and Joe Pickett, or one of their famed alter egos, Chop & Steele.

Prueher and Pickett are Wisconsin natives and UW-Eau Claire graduates that commenced getting unusual and hilarious video clips from garage product sales and thrift suppliers all over the place. They developed the Uncovered Footage Pageant in 2004 where they journey around the region displaying off their online video collection. The competition has been to Eau Claire several situations over the decades.

The Discovered Footage Competition has been showcased on Jimmy Kimmel Are living, Late Evening with Jimmy Fallon, Nationwide General public Radio, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and a lot extra. 

Pickett is a writer and director and Prueher has published for The Onion, Entertainment Weekly, and was a researcher on the Late Exhibit with David Letterman. Jointly, they have traveled the nation showing off their footage collection and enjoying a collection of stunts and prank comedy.

In 2017, the comedy duo was sued by WEAU 13’s mum or dad business, Gray Tv, for their general performance on the WEAU Morning Demonstrate where by they offered as strongman duo, Chop & Steele, and confirmed off their absurd exercise session routines like stomping easter baskets, chopping small sticks in half, and lifting jugs of gravy. 

The lawsuit was sought immediately after by Grey Tv for fraudulent actions and copyright infringement given that the demonstrate producers did not recognize Chop and Steele ended up designed-up comedy figures till they were currently on the clearly show and they subsequently posted the job interview on the Identified Footage Festival’s webpage and YouTube. 

The lawsuit was dismissed in 2018 and now the two will be the subjects of this documentary adhering to the lawsuit and its aftermath. The film will be premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival which will take location concerning June 8-19. The hope is that a streaming service will decide on up the movie so that people today about the entire world can observe it as well.

Chop & Steele was directed by Berndt Created and Ben Steinbauer and will element interviews and commentary from David Cross, Bobcat Goldwaith, Reggie Watts, Albertina Rizzo – a noted writer for the Tonight Clearly show, and of study course, Prueher and Pickett. Just after the movie is premiered, Pickett and Prueher will be doing the Uncovered Footage Competition at the Tribeca Movie Fest with surprise specific guests.


To find out much more about the pageant, you can go to foundfootagefest.com.