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I cried laughing at this movie. It is 

a very dry, tongue-in-cheek film... It's not for everyone.

- Delta Collegiate

It was really funny and there were a couple major yuks.

- Nick Grant, director, Gutboy

You don't realize how much freedom there can be in a comedy

until you see something like this.

- Mark Leidner, author, Under the Sea

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Wedgerino (2015) is my feature directorial debut, an offbeat comedy about the perils of friendship, shot all over Brooklyn and Queens. It is available on Prime Video, Tubi, and DVD. 



With no job prospects and an angry new landlord demanding rent, things are looking bleak for best friends Carl and Larry, until a charismatic stranger comes up with a plan to solve their financial woes. The brilliant idea? Fight each other in a boxing match so they both get paid. But will battling in the ring drive a wedge between best friends? Unique characters, sharp dialogue and a distinct brand of humor may split a crowd, or cause you to split your sides in laughter.


Best Comedic Feature - Manhattan Film Festival

Official Selection

2015 Manhattan Film Festival (New York, NY)

2015 Chain NYC Film Festival (Queens, NY)

2015 Middlebury New Filmmakers Festival (Middlebury, VT)

2015 Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival (Bay City, MI)

2015 Chicago Comedy Film Festival (Chicago, IL) 

2015 Hamilton Comedy Film Festival (Hamilton, ON, Canada)

2016 Fandependent Films Summer Film Festival 

2017 Hell's Half Mile Film Series (Bay City, MI)

Cast & Crew


Kenny Zimlinghaus

Aaron Wertheimer

Anthony Mascorro

Julie Mann

Vanessa Altshuler

Rebecca Balmer

Kate Villanova

Dave Rosinsky

Shonda Robbins

Marc Grey

Brian Jolles

Written & directed by

Aaron Wertheimer

Produced by

Min Soo Elle Kim

Rachel Whelan

Director of photography

Don Downie

Production designer

Juna Skenderi



Bruce Vanderplast

Edited by

Anthony Mascorro

Wedgerino Origin Story

Larry, Carl and Johnny first appeared back in 2007, when Kenny, Anthony and I made a short film trilogy featuring the characters and their wacky adventures.


Intrigued?? Watch them now! 

1. Larry and Carl

2. The Further Adventures of Larry and Carl

3. The Continuing Saga of Larry and Carl

Larry and Carl​  (2007)
The Further Adventures of Larry and Carl  ​(2007)

Behind the Scenes

To see what went on behind the scenes, check out The Making of Wedgerino, shot by Josh Freed. And then there is Josh's short documentary I Wanna Be in All Your Movies, about my wife Joey and I, which includes behind the scenes footage from Wedgerino and some of my shorts. It premiered at the 2016 Filmshop Breakthrough Series and was an official selection at the 2016 Hell's Half Mile Film & Music Festival in Bay City, Michigan.

​The Continuing Saga of Larry and Carl​  (2008)
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