PFFR is a Brooklyn-based production company/art collective consisting of Vernon Chatman, John Lee, Alyson Levy and formerly Jim Tozzi until 2009. The group has been active since 1999.

PFFR
OriginBrooklyn, New York, U.S.
GenresElectronic rock, experimental rock, neo-psychedelia
Years active1999–present
LabelsBirdman Records
Birdman-A-Phone
Associated actsMuckafurgason
They Might Be Giants
WebsiteOfficial Website
MembersVernon Chatman
John Lee
Alyson Levy
Past membersJim Tozzi

WorkEdit

The group's portfolio of work includes two albums, one 7" EP and one download-only EP (plus a string of live performances as a band), various art exhibits such as An Attack On All Americans Or The Tyranny Of Weed shown at the LFL Gallery in New York and the script for the film Final Flesh.[1] In 2010, they held an exhibition/video screening of a selection of their work entitled PFFR Presents Legacy IIX which took place at the Synchronicity Space in Los Angeles, CA between April 3 and May 1.[2]

PFFR are also active in television comedy. They wrote, directed, produced and starred in the MTV2 variety show Wonder Showzen (2005–2006) and the Adult Swim CGI series Xavier: Renegade Angel. For both these shows, Chatman and Lee are the directors and main voice talent, whilst Tozzi and Levy are the animation/character designer and art director, respectively. Levy provides additional voices for both shows whilst Tozzi does only for 'Xavier'. PFFR are also responsible for producing, directing and co-writing Jon Glaser's Adult Swim show Delocated.[citation needed]

Chatman and Lee collaborated on Doggy Fizzle Televizzle, a short lived sketch show starring Snoop Dogg, although this was not an official PFFR production. Following this show, Snoop Dogg made a guest appearance on PFFR's 'United We Doth' LP as well as a second-season episode of Xavier: Renegade Angel.[citation needed]

In 2015, PFFR produced and directed the music video for Animal Collective's song FloriDada, the first single off of their album Painting With.[citation needed]

Individual achievementsEdit

Chatman provided the voice for South Park character Towelie and worked as a staff writer/consultant on the show in 2004. He returned to the show in 2009 as a producer. He has written for Matt Stone and Trey Parker's short lived sitcom That's My Bush, Late Night with Conan O'Brien and The Chris Rock Show.[citation needed]

Levy directed the documentary film The Hands Of God about Christian puppeteers. She had a photography exhibition at Momenta Art, Brooklyn, in 2000 which featured a selection of photographs depicting various spoof sitcom scenes starring herself and friend Janeane Garofalo. She is also married to Lee.[citation needed]

Tozzi is an independent artist and has worked as a member of the production companies KanDoKid and T.H.E.M. directing a number of television commercials. Tozzi parted ways with PFFR in 2009, following the production of Xavier: Renegade Angel.[citation needed]

Lee was previously a member of the now defunct rock band Muckafurgason. He is known as a supertaster through the song "John Lee Supertaster" by the alternative rock band They Might Be Giants, with whom he is close friends.[citation needed]

PFFR ProductionsEdit

PFFR Productions
Founded2002
FounderVernon Chatman
John Lee
Alyson Levy
Jim Tozzi
Headquarters,
ProductsWonder Showzen
Xavier: Renegade Angel

PFFR Productions (otherwise known as PFFR in the closing logo) is an American film and television arm of PFFR. The company is best known for television and film productions aimed at mature audience, with such shows like MTV's Wonder Showzen, as well as Adult Swim's Xavier: Renegade Angel.[citation needed] They also produced the 2008 Adult Swim pilot Neon Knome, which would later be worked as The Problem Solverz on Cartoon Network in 2011.[citation needed] Other shows include Delocated, The Heart She Holler and The Shivering Truth (all for Adult Swim), as well as “At Home With Amy Sedaris.”[citation needed]

ReleasesEdit

Studio albumsEdit

Extended playsEdit

Music videosEdit

  • "Superfine" (from Rock Rocker Rocketh and United We Doth)
  • "Japoney Appoe" (from Rock Rocker Rocketh and United We Doth)
  • "Our Concern" (from United We Doth)
  • "Feels Like $" (from United We Doth)

Television showsEdit

Failed pilotsEdit

FilmsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Potion Lords: Final Flesh". Potionlords.blogspot.com. 2009-06-10. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  2. ^ "PFFR presents Legacy IIX". Syncspacela.com. 2010-05-01. Retrieved 2010-08-25.
  3. ^ "Demo Reel 2016". Vimeo. Retrieved 31 August 2019.
  4. ^ [1]

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