"Poké Men & Women" is a short film series released in 2015 by Jozef K. Richards and King's Tower Productions. Its first episode, "Pokérobics", debuted on the King's Tower Channel on YouTube on Tuesday, April 21, 2015. Only 2 episodes were released before production was halted to shift focus to "Holy Shit". It was also released by King's Tower Productions on Amazon Video in 2016. It features the first appearance of the indigo, gold, and crimson Spade-Heart-Club logo. The second episode, "Amongst the Mr. Mimes" is the first King's Tower film to be directed by Jozef while featuring a script primarily written by someone other than himself. In this case, it was writer Reuben Glaser. No announcement has been made on whether the series will continue or not.
"Poké Men & Women" is a parody/tribute mockumentary series set in the Pokémon universe that is stated as highlighting remarkable men and women and their involvement with Pokémon in their daily lives. Episodes focus on a single character with an epithet attached to their name, like "Cooltrainer" or "Scientist", as is common in the Pokémon video game series, and that character is interviewed a la a news station human interest story with scenes intercut of them doing what they do.
Each episode focuses on a different person who lives in the world of Pokémon.
- Cooltrainer Mark (Jozef K. Richards) – The creator of the Pokémon-themed workout regime, "Pokérobics".
- Scientist Roger (Reuben Glaser) – A field researcher who lived among a small colony of three Mr. Mimes for 8 years.
- Farmer Rudy (Alex Trapp) – A poor farmer who spends a great deal of time and money at the Celadon Game Corner, gambling in hopes of winning the elusive Farfetch'd.
Main article: List of Pokémon appearing in Poké Men & Women
A large number of creatures from the Pokémon series are shown or referenced in the show. The most prominent instance in the series was in the episode, "Amongst the Mr. Mimes", where the team from FND Films, Aaron Fronk, Vince DeGaetano, and Cooper Johnson, depict three Mr. Mimes being monitored in the field by a scientist.
Only 3 episodes of "Poké Men & Women" were produced in 2015. So far only 2 of them have been released.
List of "Poké Men & Women" episodes
|No.||Episode code||Title||Writers||Focus character||Original air date||Running time|
|1||PM0101||"Pokérobics"||Jozef K. Richards||Jozef K. Richards as Cooltrainer Mark||April 21, 2015||5:05|
|2||PM0102||"Amongst the Mr. Mimes"||Reuben Glaser, Jozef K. Richards||Reuben Glaser as Scientist Roger||May 12, 2015||5:59|
|3||PM0103||"Farfetch'd Dreams"||Jozef K. Richards||Alex Trapp as Farmer Rudy||Unreleased||6:34|
Episodes not produced
A number of scripts were created in 2015 but never produced for "Poké Men & Women" when focus shifted to production on "Holy Shit".
List of "Poké Men & Women" episodes not produced
|Title||Writer||Focus character||Page count|
|"The Bellsprout's Kiss"||Jozef K. Richards||Beauty Evelyn||5|
|"The Coalition for the Preservation of Vanillite, Vanillish, and Vanilluxe Species in the Greater Unova Region"||Jozef K. Richards||Pokémaniac Cilian||4|
|"He Was a Ditto in Disguise"||Jozef K. Richards||Spinster Diana||5|
|"Hiker Bill and His Geodude"||Matt Henry||Hiker Bill||4|
|"My Wife is a Jynx (the Pokémon)"||Jozef K. Richards||Factory Worker Nathan||5|
|"The Pokémon Hypno Killed My Brother"||Jozef K. Richards||Bug Catcher Jeff||3|
|"The Substitute Teacher"||Jozef K. Richards||Move Tutor Pam||7|