Waste of Time Productions

Uncle Kenny's JUG-a-Rific Adventure

Who Are These People?

A glimpse of some of the people who've wasted their time.

In the spring of 2002, the Waste of Time crew covered a markerboard in the St Peter's Prep TV Stuio in dry-erase caricatures of each other. One photograph of it exists, which was the basis for the illustration above. Click the person you'd like to learn more about.




Tim Chester appeared in several Waste of Time productions, including The Taking of Dwyer One Two Three and Stealing From Bums. He also made a cameo as the voice-over in Marc's court-ordered public service announcement about collect calls in The Life and Times of Marcus Walker, for which he was also the key grip. He assisted with the editing of several projects, and also provided comic relief (sometimes intentionally) during those long hours of editing. In 2003, for instance, he bumped into a folding table in the studio, knocking off its edging, and commented, "But there was nothing in my leg!" Everyone got what he meant—that there was nothing in his pocket, like a cell phone or wallet, that would have likely damaged the table—but the remark was immortalized in the Tim Chester Memorial Masking Tape, a few strips of tape over the corner of the table to keep the edge from splitting further, adorned with the comment in black marker.

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Jonathan Fedors, sometimes credited as Jon Fedors, was a co-founder of the then-nameless Waste of Time Productions at the outset of the Uncle Kenny project in early 2001. He handled the title, faculty-inspired roles in that project, as well as in 2002's The Taking of Dwyer One Two Three. Other commitments, including acting in various school plays, gradually pulled him away from Waste of Time work, but his freakishly steady hands made him the cameraman of choice for handheld shots whenever he was available. His work in this area is featured prominently in the promotional video Pride and Glory, and Four Stories, made in late 2003. His involvement was always an asset to any project, and his presence was always an asset to the behind-the secenes world of Waste of Time thanks to his sharp wit and, to a lesser extent, willingness to go get lunch.

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Mike Jiran was, and is, quite good at wasting time. His surplus of time has allowed him to invest himself in one project after another, including this website. His greatest contribution has probably been the Waste of Time Productions name itself. He last appeared in Four Stories, but has more recently become a sort of resident historian, compiling anecdotes and stories about, and collecting copies of, every production Waste of Time Productions has ever wasted its collective time on. His ability to rush headlong into a project with enthusiasm that varies inversely as the practical value of the project ensures that he will be wasting his time well into the future, whether or not it involves working on Waste of Time productions per se. To wit, he spent the Spring Break of his senior year in college tagging along on The Tallahassee Debacle, a road trip that was, in itself, a Waste of Time Production, and in which he served no particularly useful function whatsoever.

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Mike Lazorwitz is, to a great extent, Waste of Time Productions incarnate. Throughout countless changes over more than half a decade, he has been the one constant. That which he touches is a Waste of Time production, which is fitting because he is one man who lives, daily, the frustration of Dave Benson, the creative madness of Marcus Walker, and the superheroism of Mike Lazorwitz, Superhero. He is also the only original Waste of Timer pursuing a career in filmmaking. What more can be said about the man, the myth, the legend? The former manager of Video Americain, the finest video store in Newark, Delaware, he currently sits on the waiting list for Florida State University's graduate film program, which is, we suppose, as good a vantage point for re-evaluating one's life as any.
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Joe Pona, though only occasionally involved in Waste of Time activities, could always be counted on to bring plenty of energy and enthusiasm. He had a speaking role in only one film—2003's Lamam—but he made it count, playing the splendidly Napoleonic antagonist Jim. His was the T-top Pontiac Firebird that facilitated the semi-intentional slapstick of the fight/kidnapping scene where Mike Jiran (as the Goon) leapt out of the moving car and tackled Mike Lazorwitz (as Ron).

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