“You’ll Probably Agree” in a nutshell is a website featuring videos, podcast and written reviews for films that are recent released, classics or just plain essays about film. Primarily it started and continues as a YouTube Channel. YPA began kind of as a joke. One day I said “I should make a YouTube show where we talk about movies while sitting with other critics and Chicago based comics in a bar.” So I grabbed some of my improv friends from Second City Chicago and filmed in a local pub.This little joke has stretched onto a five year endeavor where I now aim to get press credentials one day so I can my reviews out to the audience as soon as possible.
I was not always a wannabe critic. I started making videos when I was 13 years old on both VHS formats (I’m old) and 16mm Bolex film. After winning some awards I decided to blow my money on film school. When in film school I worked on independent movies, documentaries, feature films, big budget features and my own projects. I worked in every department from being the loud mean AD to breaking my back lifting lights around and being a Director of Photography. I even lived in L.A. working Raleigh Studios as a writer across the street from Paramount Pictures.
My world changed when I worked on Ebert Presents: At The Movies. My pre conceived notions of critics being snobs was shockingly changed when all of a sudden I thought “what if I became a critic?” Well here I am now.