Friday, September 25, 2015

Mad City Chickens! Price Reduced!

It's been over seven years since the premiere of our documentary, Mad City Chickens. And for the first time, we have slashed the price of the DVD. Originally $21.95, it's now just $7.00 (+ shipping).

Own the movie that helped fuel the urban backyard chicken movement across the US and Canada! Includes 60 minutes of extras. Visit our SHOP page to order your copy.

We'll throw in a FREE pin-back button with every DVD purchase (while supplies last).

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Filmed Episode of "Kitchen Krewe" TV Show

A few days ago, we were part of a team that filmed an episode of The Kitchen Krewe, a cooking show geared towards kids. Sponsored by a grant form Willy Street Co-op, the show will begin airing on Madison's WYOU TV in October.

Monday, September 14, 2015

"Don Circles the Drain" now on IMDb

Our film, Don Circles the Drain, is finally listed on IMDb. If you were part of the cast or crew, you now have another credit to your name.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

"Don" Press Kit / Movie Poster Now Online

The online press kit and movie poster for Don Circles the Drain are now online at:

The movie poster is also downloadable as a hi-rez image.

Thursday, September 3, 2015

Building a "Don Circles the Drain" Press Kit

We're putting together a festival press kit for Don Circles the Drain with a few promotional stills, a trailer, and production notes. Here's a nice shot of the two stars--Odari Kimani and Marie Mack.

Synopsis: Fired from his job in radio, Don turns to access TV to jump-start his career. Little does he know what awaits him. Run time: 9:18

Our press kit page is now online.

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

New Editing Bay Getting Close to Ready!

Seven and a half months ago, following the fire in our complex, we took a lease on a new place. It was available to us because the previous tenant vacated early. Looking forward to a long-term situation, we were ready to get settled and pump up our production of films and commercial projects. The first thing on the agenda was to finish Don Circles the Drain, which we did. Things were going well. Unfortunately, the lease renewal came due this past August 1st and to our surprise, the landlord decided to rent to family members instead.

So for the second time in less than a year, we were forced to pack up everything and find a new location to call home. It's not easy sometimes, but it helps to remember the adage--"everything happens for a reason"--even when it really pisses you off.

We're now in our new location, and we like it better than anything we've ever had before! Might put some sound dampening on the walls and add a few tweaks here and there, but the editing bay is close to being ready. Got other films to finish and jobs to complete.

Monday, August 3, 2015

Test Screening of "Don" at High Noon Saloon

The first test screening of Don Circles the Drain for the general public took place yesterday at the High Noon Saloon in Madison. Part of a Wisconsin filmmaker showcase sponsored by Living Storm Productions, our short was one of thirteen local movies to play. We're told it was a great turn out of between 60 to 80 in the audience.

Unfortunately, we couldn't attend. Executive Director Rick Richards was out of town and Robert was stuck having to move to a new home that weekend. Assistant Director, Nicholas Wootton did go and reported that the film was well received and got lots of laughs.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

"Don Circles the Drain" - Cast & Crew Screening

We had our cast and crew wrap party last night for Don Circles the Drain. It was good to to finally show the finished film and to revisit with everyone--many of whom we hadn't seen for almost two years.

Although the projector had some issues, people still seemed to enjoy the picture. We really value test screenings, even those which may be a little skewed due to an audience of only cast and crew. After hearing their feedback, we went back and made a few minor adjustments to the edit, plus one rather large one. The movie now flows even better. Total running time 9:19.

Photos courtesy of Colin Cameron.

Up next, our first test screening of Don for the general public is this Sunday, August 2nd at the High Noon Saloon in Madison. A Wisconsin filmmaker showcase sponsored by Living Storm Productions, the program runs from 12:30-3:30pm. $5 cover.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

It's Done! "Don Circles the Drain" is Now a Finished Film!

Two years in the making, Don Circles the Drain is now complete! Polished off the final cut today. This collaborative project between C Side Films and Tarazod Films went through several changes before becoming the movie it is now.

The original plan was for us to simply create a short trailer for Executive Producer Rick Richards, to assist him in selling his feature-length script. However as things progressed, we couldn't resist the temptation to turn this project into a stand-alone film. The short has a total running time of 9:26.

Our first test screening takes place this Wednesday, August 29th. It's a showing for cast and crew at the long-delayed wrap party.

We then will have a second test screening at the local filmmaker showcase being hosted by Living Storm Productions. Sunday August 2nd, 12:30-3:00pm, High Noon Saloon in Madison. Open to the public; $5 cover.

Then it's time for festival submissions.