Web series |I'm Sorry Melissa


When dumped by his girlfriend Melissa for confessiong he cheated on her (with his ex!), Wayne shoots and posts an apology video on MySpace to win her back. With no response from Melissa, he decides to record others' cheating stories to prove his actions weren't criminal. Is it his best idea ever? Or the worst? Only time will tell.

Created & Directed & Written by: Wayne Parillo


This funny new webseries created by writer/director Wayne Parillo appeared in the New York Television Festival in 2007.

"You don't cheat on your girlfriend. And you don't apologize with a video on myspace." 

That was the pitch--along with a copy of the pilot--that was accepted into the New York Television Festival. The festival began Wednesday September 5th and ends on Sunday September 9th.

See imsorrymelissa.com.

Cast and Crew

Wayne Parillo (Wayne)
Creator: I'm Sorry Melissa, What Men Talk About (While Women Make Them Wait), Chick Flicks. Creator/Writer: One Night Stands & Bad Break-ups. Stage Co-creator/co-director What Women Talk About (NYU 2005 Top 10 Off-Broadway Play--performed at the 2007 NY Fringe Festival as Naked in a Fish Bowl), The Break. Stage/TV Writer: Multiple Orgasms (and other things to know about relationships) (2002 Strawberry One-act festival/TV development Abattior Productions). Web Director: The In-Betweens of Holly Malone (On the Leesh Productions). Stage Director: Fathers & Sons (Miscellaneous), Love Hurts (Schimmer Productions). Stage Acting: Dead End (Winner 2001 NY Fringe Festival Audience Favorite), Roses Turn (Finalist 2002 Strawberry One-Act Festival). Web: The Pink Ninja. Improvisation: What Men Talk About (While Women Make Them Wait) (2 years live, & 03' Midtown International Theater Festival); Liquid Paper, Sexy, Sane & Single; Sickest F*cking Stories Ever Told. Children's Theater: Brothers Grinn. His production company is called WebJammer Productions. 

Mark Williamson (Mark)
Film/TV: I'm Sorry Melissa, Origins and Ends, Super Troopers, What Men Talk About (While Women Make Them Wait), Suburban Sasquatch, NY Film Academy (various roles) . Stage: Bye-Bye Birdie, Maid to Order, The King and I, Grease, Li'l Abner, Camelot, West Side Story, Hello Dolly!, Strider, Five Women Wearing the Same Dress, The Fourth Wall, Trifles. Co-Founder/Writer/ Director/Actor, 4th Wall Productions Newburgh/Poughkeepsie, NY. Playwrighting: NY, NY (Fan favorite, 04' Urban Pop Festival), Pink Slip (book & lyrics). Improvisation: Co-Founder improv group "Planet Z" (99' NY Comedy Festival & House Company The New Amsterdam Café), What Men Talk About (While Women Make Them Wait) (2 years live, & 03' Midtown International Theater Festival). TV Production: Head writer for "TV Club" (college campus sketch comedy show), The Pink Ninja, Return of the Pink Ninja. Stand-Up: New York Comedy Club, Stand-up New York, Funniest Person in the Hudson Valley (competition 1st round winner, contest finalist). 

Annie Figenshu (Melissa)
Annie Figenshu is an actor and improvisor. She is currently performing in Chicago City Limits’ Resident Company (B’way Comedy Club). Improv: Chicago City Limits (Resident Company, Nat’l Touring Company), Comedy Sportz New York, Luck of the Draw (The Improv, The PIT), Toyota Comedy Festival (Public Theatre), Monday Night Musical (The PIT), Melodious Din (Trilogy Theatre), goga (Melbourne Int’l Comedy Festival). Sketch: Mouth, 2 All-Beef Patties. Theatre: Night of the Living Dead… The Musical! (Spotlight On Award nominee), I Ought to Be in Pictures (Bickford Theatre). TV & Film: The Hugh Thompson Show (ATT Tech Channel), Date My Mom (MTV), Cut to the Chase (TBS), What Would Jesus Improv. Annie holds a BFA in Drama from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. To find out more, read her blog about her fancy schmancy day job or see her comedy videos at www.ThatFigenshuGirl.com. Or just ask her mother Jan. She’ll be happy to tell you.

Michael Snow (Michael)
Michael Snow is a proud Maine boy that spent 8 fantastic years in Atlanta as a founding member of the Whole World Theatre before moving to NYC. Lots of comedy, way off-off stage and independent film later he would like to thank Wayne for slinging him up in yet another fantastic project. The Snowman can be seen in another Parillo co-creation the feature What Men Talk About…also… Sweet Home Alabama, and the shorts And, and Tree. This fall, check him out in the Murray Hill Show performing as part of the rockin’ Heart protest cover band PHeart. He enjoys biking, bathing and bitching. 

Erin Leahy (Cheating Gal)
Erin has been involved in several theatre and film productions upon gaining her B.F.A. from Pace University. Most recently, she has shot a car dealership commercial (look out Jersey, that one's for you), graced the UCB stage doing improv, and wrapped up filming out in California for a new film, The Tasting. Erin has also been accepted into the acting program at Columbia University, where she will begin classes this fall working on her M.F.A. She'd like to thank Wayne for always signing her up for these wacky projects, and her family and friends for all their love and support. 

Josh Poole (Cheating Guy)
Josh Poole is a graduate of Vassar College with a major completely unrelated to anything he wants to do. After graduation, Josh assistant edited the college guidebook Students' Guide to Colleges (Penguin Books, 2005), was the featured political commentator on the Internet TV talk show Newzviewz, and worked as the humor columnist for Art-rash.com. His writing has been featured in the New York Press and his play A Stoop in Harlem was recently produced in New York by Singularus Productions. Josh is the co-author of We Come in Ping-Pong: International Diplomacy with Balls -- the funniest travelogue never sold -- and he currently keeps a humor travel blog at www.nomotorcyclesnocommunists.blogspot.com.

Ben Jurin (Shot & Edited)
Ben Jurin is a Brooklyn-based film maker and freelance editor & director of photography. He is a founding member of the Williamsburg-based ReelSweetBetty Digital Movie-Making collective. His movies have screened at festivals across the country, as part of Virgin Airlines in-flight entertainment and hypnotic.com. As a freelancer, he's shot online content for the Tribeca Film Festival, worked with On The Leesh productions' on-line series The In-Betweens of Holly Malone and In The Can, ByteCaster.com, and edited TV segments for Germany's ProSieben TV. For more information, visit www.spectaclegrinder.com. 

The Support Group (Music & Songs)
The Support Group is very active in the Philadelphia music scene. Its members are all veterans of several well received 1990's east coast bands including Khrissy & Late Night Television (Philadelphia, PA) and Pop Culture Casualties (Richmond, VA.). In addition to headlining local Philadelphia shows and supporting national acts as they come through town, The Support Group have released 2 albums, contributed tracks to a number of independent film projects, and have songs featured on 2 nationally released compilation CD's. Please visit The Support Group at www.myspace.com/thesupportgroup. 

Sound Mix:
Sean Pearson 

Clara Kim 

Special thanks to Alicia Arinella and On the Leesh Productions for their support (and their equipment). 

Produced by: Webjammer Productions