April 30, 2013
The Finale of Season 2 of In Between Men airs tonight! Don’t miss it!
April 5, 2013
JUST ANNOUNCED: SPANK! is coming to NYC’s Gramercy Ballroom June 21&22!!
April 4, 2013
In Denver, CO Springs, Jacksonville, Boise, and Spokane? Get tickets to SPANK!!
March 20, 2013
Drew is now a proud member of Actors Equity Association!
February 12, 2013
In Between Men, Season 2, has kicked off with a BANG!
February 12 – March 18, 2013
SPANK! is Spanking Seattle, Portland, Phoenix, and New Orleans! Look Out!
February 4, 2012
Drew touches down in LA for some West Coast work!
January 25, 2012
San Francisco Chronicle was a fan of SPANK!
January 22, 2012
Drew gets interviewed about the making of V/H/S!
January 18, 2012
Now that is a SPANK! review!
January 17, 2012
Are you V/H/S Fan? The Sequel, S-VHS, premieres tonight at Sundance!
January 15, 2012
Drew is back on set with In Between Men!
January 7 – January 28, 2012
SPANK! hits Boston MA, Concord NH, Houston TX, Monterey CA, San Francisco CA
December 16, 2012
Come to the Royal George, Chicago for Closing Night of SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody!
November 30, 2012
SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody opens at 7:30 PM at the Royal George, Chicago!
November 27, 2012
FOX News Chicago interviews the cast of SPANK!
November 28 – December 16, 2012
The Royal George Theatre is going to get SPANK(ed)! Get your tickets now!
November 19, 2012
Drew booked and is shooting a VeriSign Print Ad!
November 7, 2012
Drew spent his first day on set for In Between Men! Incredible time!
November 7, 2012
OUR BAR‘s 3-year anniversary is a sharp, raunchy, and fun time! Shows @ 7 & 9 PM
October 31, 2012
Filming for Season 2 of the award-winning web-series, In Between Men, begins this week!
October 25, 2012
SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody opens in Hartford, CT at 7:30 PM!
October 10, 2012
Buy your tickets for the opening of SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody, in The Bushnell in Hartford, CT!
October 8, 2012
The journey begins in Toronto Canada! SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody
October 7, 2012
Drew Moerlein will be playing Hugh Hanson (Christian Grey) in the national tour of SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody
October 5, 2012
It’s in your city NOW! V/H/S opens in Movie Theatres all over the states!
August 30, 2012
V/H/S hits Video On Demand! Check out all the scares before it hits theatres!
August 24, 2012
Hey London! Ready to get shocked at Fright Fest? V/H/S is coming at you!
July 17, 2012
“Like” the Drew Moerlein Page on Facebook and keep updated on recent news!
July 11-13, 2012
The #1 Most Viewed / Popular iTunes Trailer – V/H/S!!!!
July 11, 2012
V/H/S splashes into Canada with the Toronto After Dark Film Festival premiere!
June 30, 2012
BAMCinemaFest gets rocked by the NYC debut of V/H/S!
June 29, 2012
Drew becomes the newest member of the Drafts Ensemble – The Horse Trade Theatre Group
June 19, 2012
SPOILER ALERT: The Red Band Trailer for V/H/S has been released!
June 16, 2012
Texas Theatre in Dallas has an 11 PM screening of V/H/S on Saturday!
June 14, 2012
The V/H/S poster is B/A/D/A/S/S!!
June 1, 2012
Seattle Int’l Film Festival welcomes V/H/S at Midnight!
May 4, 2012
V/H/S hits NYC!! BAMcinemaFest: June 20-July 1! See one of the scariest films of 2012 before everyone else!
April 28, 2012
In NYC? Near Times Square? My ugly mug is on The Bank of America Jumbo-Tron @ 46th Street/Broadway
April 27, 2012
Look Out Boston - V/H/S is coming to town! 10:15 PM at the Brattle Theatre!
April 21, 2012
10 PM at the Nashville Film Festival: V/H/S screening!
April 20/21, 2012
Sarasota Film Festival screens V/H/S both nights at 10 PM at the Regal Hollywood 20 Theatre!
April 14/16, 2012
Bring your leis, because V/H/S is screening in Hawaii at 10 PM at the Dole Cannery B Theatre!
April 13/14, 2012
In Minneapolis / St. Paul? Come see V/H/S at 10 PM for the Minn-St. Paul Film Festival!
April 5, 2012
Like Good Music? “The Big Lebowski”? Gangsters? Check out this Hilarious Video for Aaron LaVigne’s new EP!
April 4, 2012
Come see an hour of live, hilarious vignettes at OUR BAR’s “Clean” show at Failtre Bar!
April 3, 2012
V/H/S wins the Terry Porter Memorial Award for the upcoming Sarasota Film Festival
April 1, 2012
The Landmark Theatre is the venue for V/H/S tonight at the Atlanta Film Festival at 9:15 PM!
March 22, 2012
V/H/S screenings at Sarasota Film Festival 2012 are announced!!
March 21, 2012
Boston Independent Film Festival boasts V/H/S as part of 2012 Line-Up!
March 16, 2012
V/H/S closes out it’s SXSW run with a screening at Alamo Drafthouse Ritz!
March 15, 2012
FirstShowing.net raves about V/H/S: “It works, because it’s executed brilliantly”
March 14, 2012
Nashville Film Festival adds V/H/S to it’s line-up!! April 19-26!!
March 13, 2012
After rave reviews at the SXSW Premiere, V/H/S screens again at Alamo Drafthouse Lamar!
March 12, 2012
Great Review from Complex that gives specific props to Glenn’s segment of V/H/S!!
March 11, 2012
SXSW: Alamo Drafthouse Lamar: Midnight: V/H/S
March 8, 2012
Complex names V/H/S # 1 Must See Movie at SXSW!!
March 7, 2012
Magnolia Pictures’ Genre label, Magnet Releasing, sets a date for the US release of V/H/S!
* August 31, 2012: VOD (Video On Demand) Release
* October 5, 2012: National Theatrical Release
March 6, 2012
V/H/S lands on IFC’s Top 20 Must See Movies at SXSW List! See everybody in Austin!
March 5, 2012
“Drinking Games with Drew” hit YouTube! Ridiculous and Informative – Well maybe just Ridiculous!
March 2, 2012
Atlanta Film Festival announces it’s 2012 Line-Up: V/H/S is screening!
March 1, 2012
V/H/S screens at the True/False Festival in Missouri!
February 26, 2012
Reminder: Check me out on IMDB!!
February 23, 2012
The Lincoln Center Film Society Blog names V/H/S, ”The # 1 film at Sundance”! So exciting!!
February 20, 2012
The Distribution Rights for V/H/S in the U.K. and Ireland were snagged by Alliance Films (Momentum Pictures)!
February 14, 2012
Check out HowCast.com’s “Drinking Games With Drew!”
February 13, 2012
V/H/S is screening at SXSW at the Alamo Drafthouse at Midnight on March 11th, 13th, and 16th!
February 9, 2012
Epic Pictures grabs the International Sales Rights to V/H/S! Worldwide baby!
February 8, 2012
V/H/S is an official selection of the 2012 SXSW Film Festival in Austin!
February 8, 2012
The True/False Film Festival in Missouri officially made V/H/S part of it’s 2012 Film Program
January 30, 2012
V/H/S took #2 on Complex’s Top 25 Most Anticipated Independent Films of 2012 List!!!
January 26, 2012
In the wee hours of the morning, Magnolia Pictures acquired V/H/S for north of a million dollars in a bidding war with three other buyers!
January 24, 2012
V/H/S screening at The Prospector Theatre in Park City!
January 23, 2012
V/H/S screening at The Tower Theatre in Salt Lake City with a Q&A following.
January 23, 2012
Reviews flood the internet about V/H/S!! So exciting! (See Reviews section)
January 22, 2012
World Premiere of V/H/S at Sundance at The Library Theatre in Park City!
January 21, 2012
Off to Sundance!
January 7, 2012
Budweiser started airing! “Bubble Wrap” is my line!
December 15 and 16, 2012
Shot the Budweiser Commercial
December 14, 2012
I became a member of SAG!
December 12, 2012
Booked a Budweiser National Commercial!!
December 6, 2012
Booked and shot Howcast.com’s Segment: ”How to Play Drinking Games”
December 1, 2012
V/H/S got into the 2012 Sundance Film Festival!
October 23 – 30, 2012
Performances of Odyssey: The Epic Musical
October 4 – January 15, 2012
Bank of America / Yankees Commercial played on repeat on the BoA Jumbo Tron in Times Square NYC!
I grew up in a house of art. My mother is a beautiful dancer and my father a brilliant sculptor. They always supported my artistic goals and endeavors from a young age, even if those dreams failed miserably sometimes (apparently I am NOT the reincarnation of Kurt Cobain… Who knew?). My desire to perform was evident as a toddler, but the realization that I wanted to pursue acting professionally became apparent when I played Harry the Horse in Guys and Dolls in 7th grade. They said that, even at the age of 12, in my over-sized 3-piece-suit, my New York Gangster accent sounded like I should have been Ray Liotta’s understudy in Good Fellas.
I am a man of the woods who has slowly but surely adapted to Big City life. I am an avid angler, archer, athlete, and general outdoorsman who loves to clean up and get decked out in a suit for a night out on the town. I love to travel the world, and wherever I am, I soak up as much culture as possible and explore everything in reach.
My passion is acting and I will continue to pursue and hone my craft until I am in a box in the dirt. I am inherently driven to create my own opportunities, thus, building a community of smart, creative artists around me is an imperative part of my career model. Having familiarity, trust, and cohesion makes each experience more exciting and better than the last. I always look forward to the next project and am so grateful to call this job my profession!
Drew Moerlein is an NYC-based actor and a graduate of Syracuse University. He is currently on tour with, SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody, playing Hugh Hanson (the Christian Grey role). NYC credits include: Odyssey: The Epic Musical (The Araca Group), Don Gio (Midtown Int’l Theatre Festival), and Charles Mee’s, Big Love (The Riverside Theatre). Regionally, Drew appeared on Syracuse Stage in The Real Thing (Max u/s), Lost in Yonkers (Uncle Louie u/s), The Sound of Music (Baron Elberfeld), and A Christmas Carol (Topper). At the Edinburgh Fringe Festival he was Hardchannel in Tim Robbins’, Embedded. TV: One Life to Live, In Between Men, many National Commercials, MTV Promos, and HowCast.com’s Drinking Games Expert. Film: V/H/S (Magnolia Pictures; 2012), Yearbook (Dir. Carter Smith, 2011 Sundance FF). Drew is also a regular member of OUR BAR NYC, a monthly fun- fest of vignettes in a bar! Thank you to Meg Pantera, DBA, SAG, A, and all of my supportive and AMAZING friends and family! Much Love. Check me out at DrewMoerlein.com, Drew Moerlein’s Acting Facebook Page, or follow me on Twitter – @DrewskyM.
SPANK! The Fifty Shades Parody
Drew Moerlein’s Hugh Hanson is adroitly handsome…
He possesses the all-American features that drive women wild, which last night’s audience made abundantly clear time and time again. Each of his Chippendale-esque dance breaks got thundering screams and cheers that rivaled the decibels of noise earned by any male megastar or boy band. Drew Moerlein has excellent skill for comedic facial acting and timing as well, easily earning peals of laughter.
He makes a good-natured and lively chameleon.
Drew Moerlein is the evening’s main attraction as smoldering Hugh Hanson, a role that requires him to bump and grind and bare his Chippendale-worthy pecs, sing a ballad about the joys of paddling, play Hugh’s entire family, mother and sister included, and embody an Asian spam e-mailer of “boner pills.” He makes a good-natured and lively chameleon.
‘The Perfect night out for Chicagoland Gal Pals’
…The writing is clever. The acting is stellar. The direction is well-paced. The dashing Drew Moerlein (Hugh Hanson) plays the ideal dream date. Moerlein’s caricature is a hilarious Fabio lampoon. He’s a super hot guy with lines from a Harlequin novel.
FOX News Chicago Interview
‘We have a couple of instruments and some equipment we use… And Yes, clothes do come off…’ -Moerlein
Drew Moerlein is pitch perfect as Hugh Hanson, a Christian Grey-like character, who gleefully sings song parodies of his latest conquests, his desire to tie up and dominate and the wonders of his torture room. He also performs a jaw-dropping dance number that could rival any of the performances from this summer’s hit movie “Magic Mike.”
Windy City Times
‘We don’t just parody the book. We parody all the pop stars right now, all the movies. I won’t mention which ones…’ – Moerlein
Chicago Sun Times
‘It’s an actor’s dream to get this immediate and very loud feedback. It’s like a rock concert fueled by a sexual power.’ – Moerlein
Drew Moerlein and V/H/S
“It is a Found-Footage Horror Anthology. So think, ‘Blair Witch Project’ or ‘Paranormal’ activity meets ‘Creep Show’ with a an extra dash of gore and ingenuity. It has scares for everyone. Paranormal spooks, slasher classics, flesh-eating creatures, and some love-scorned youngsters.”
Magnolia Pictures Acquires V/H/S
Magnolia Pictures is acquiring North American rights to the horror film V/H/S for slightly more than $1 million after coming out on top in a late-night bidding war that involved three prospective buyers
Epic Pictures grabs International Sales Rights to V/H/S
Epic CEO Patrick Ewald added: “I have not experienced such an audience reaction to a movie since Paranormal Activity, Insidious, or The Blair Witch Project.”
Alliance Films (Momentum Pictures) gets U.K. Distribution Rights to V/H/S
Also picked up for UK and Ireland, are Jake Schreier’s Robot & Frank, starring Frank Langella and Susan Sarandon, and V/H/S, a series of horror shorts by six directors that bowed at Sundance.
V/H/S #1 movie at Sundance: Lincoln Center Film Society Blog
The exception was V/H/S, which manages to transfuse some much-needed new blood into both the anthology and found-footage formats. It’s also the scariest movie to come along in quite some time. I’ve never looked over my shoulder so many times while walking home alone in the dark.
Complex’s Top 25 List: V/H/S #2
…a crew of the genre’s most exciting independent filmmakers have banded together to create the impossible: a legitimately great and genuinely terrifying found-footage movie.
This is a patch quilt of filmmaking by people who know how to scare the everloving snot out of you.
As for the reaction, well, the place went ballistic. I do not believe in spirits, but at one extremely tense point I was compelled not to look at the screen, but at some of my colleagues to the left. I saw three quite established veteran film writers with long histories with genre films with a look of absolute dread on their faces. One literally had his knuckles in his mouth. If that isn’t a recommendation to see this flick in the theaters, I don’t know what is.
Deadline New York Review
A moviegoer passed out last night during a midnight screening of the genre film V/H/S.
Hats off to the entire team of filmmakers who collaborated on what I would honestly call one of the scariest movies I’ve seen in recent memory.
If you’ve grown tired of the gimmickry and diminishing quality of “found footage” horror, Sundance’s Midnight program just delivered the cure: V/H/S.
Libertas Film Magazine Review
However, the best chapter is easily Glenn McQuaid’s Tuesday the 17th, which gives the horny teens in the woods subgenre a wicked twist. Whatever it is out there stalking them, it has a distorting power over the camera, greatly affecting our perceptions of events, which makes what goes down quite nerve-racking. Within the horror genre, it is light-years away from McQuaid’s strangely under-appreciated I Sell the Dead.
AV Club Review
…any horror anthology that can reduce the Friday The 13th “killer in the woods” routine down to ten tight minutes—and do it in first-person, as Glenn McQuaid’s short does here—deserves a nod of appreciation. And perhaps even a shriek.
Next up, we get more randy college students, this time vacationing at the site of a series of brutal murders. It’s probably the goofiest story, but it has fun with the tropes of the genre, including some light drug use that leads to disaster, and the horniest kids being the first to go. It’s a fun story, and the way the killer is depicted using the video effects and tracking is visually striking.
Slant Magazine’s Review
And in Glenn McQuaid’s clever contribution, a hot girl that only looks like a witless tease reveals herself to be a final girl now hunting for a killer that only shows up on videotape.
MetroMix Denver Review
Writer-director Glenn McQuaid (I Sell the Dead) also introduces what could become the film’s signature villain: a psychopath who only appears on camera as a glitched-out blur, representing one of the cleverest uses of the lo-fi format.
Entertainment MSNBC “V/H/S Sickens two at Sundance”
Last week, two people watching a late-night screening of horror flick V/H/S at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah had to be treated by EMTs — and a third woman just plain couldn’t take the film’s suspense.
ODYSSEY: The Epic Musical
Drew Moerlein also caught my attention as “Lotus-Eater,” “Polyphemus,” and “Others.” While he didn’t get a full solo song, it was nice to get to hear him sing a few solo lines and have a few solo acting moments up front.
Don Gio Review
Christopher Morris and Drew Moerlein, as Don Gio and Leopold, respectively, have a great chemistry and rhythm with each other, constantly trading witticisms and barbs.
Big Love Snippet
A Christmas Carol
A Christmas Carol Review