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Underground Film Journal mentions Beef Barley Brothers

Wednesday, June 19th, 2013

Mike Everleth of Underground Film Journal did a write-up on Beef Barley Brothers.

Even cooler!
It is a pretty flattering assessment of the film for all involved.

Check it out here:
Underground Film – Short Film: Beef Barley Brothers

7th Calgary Filmmakers Challenge Screening

Friday, June 29th, 2012

It’s time once again for the annual Calgary Filmmakers Challenge.

This year, the screening will feature six new films from Calgary filmmakers Darius de AndradeHussein Juma, Jun K. Lee, Farhan Daya, Jeff Hanni, Roberta McDonald, Keely Bruce & the Film Acting Fight Club.

The Challenge asks filmmakers to create a new short film using randomly selected criteria.
The criteria for this round of films was:

  • Theme: In The Public Domain
  • Character: A Teacher
  • Technical Requirement: A Sequence Presented In Reverse
  • Random Element: Pencils Stuck In A Ceiling

You can check out the film at the screening on July 4th at Concept Lounge (lower 908, 17 Ave SW, Calgary, Alberta).
Doors open at 7pm, films start at 8pm. 

You can get all the info for the event on the Facebook event page and get more info about the Calgary Filmmakers Challenge on it’s Facebook group.

Jesse and the Dandelions’ Shadows

Monday, June 18th, 2012

For the 2012 $100 Film Festival, I collaborated with the cats from the Calgary Underground Film Festival – Brenda Lieberman, Brennan Tilley, Caitlind Brown & John Frosst – to create a short super 8 film for the $100’s Film Music Explosion featuring the music of Jesse and the Dandelions.

You can check out the results of our combined efforts below!

Beef Barley Brothers poster

Thursday, January 5th, 2012


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Teaser Trailer for Beef Barley Brothers

Sunday, September 25th, 2011

My new short film, Beef Barley Brothers — written by Chris Turtle and starring Jayson Therrien & Josh Bertwistle, is finished!

Check out the teaser trailer below and watch the blog for updates on festival screenings.

Set Stills from Tilt-shift Horror Vignettes Production

Monday, September 19th, 2011

This weekend we shot four horror vignettes I wrote and produced.
The project was directed by Derek Bisbing for a Halloween-themed art show at the end of the month in Calgary.
The vignettes were little slices of horror cliches done in single wide angled takes with a tilt-shift lens.

I’ll put up the dates of the art show when I can and the individual vignettes after that.

In the meantime, check out the set photos courtesy of Azriel Knight!

Day 1: Summonings & Zombies

Day 2: Slashers & Clowns

Battle of Karansebes production stills

Friday, June 17th, 2011

Check out these production still from Battle of Karansebes. (Photos courtesy of Chengis Javeri and Jen Bysterveld)

A new short film directed by James Reckseidler, starring Christopher Gamble & Beau Baker with some writing and producing by myself!

We’ll have a cut of the short ready by the end of the month for the Calgary Filmmakers Challenge. (Hopefully.)

Uni is Wrapped

Tuesday, May 24th, 2011

We are wrapped on the longest and most ambitious shoot I have ever undertaken!
And it was a huge success!

I can’t thank the cast and crew enough for all their killer work on the film!
Now I will get all the footage into post production and make a short film you’ll all be proud of!

In the meantime, you can check out a ton of behind the scenes photos on the Uni facebook page.

Set photos courtesy of  Derek Bisbing!

Uni Fundraiser Pitch Video

Monday, February 7th, 2011

The fundraiser for our new short film continues!

If you head over, I recorded a bit of a pitch video you can watch to help to entice you into donating.

Plus, still tons of donor gifts available! Buttons, a comedy CD from Darcy Michael, t-shirts!

Help us make Ex-Gay Conversion Centre satire!

Short Film Fundraiser!

Monday, January 31st, 2011

Hey Everyone & Anyone!

How would you like throw your support behind some hard working filmmakers trying to put together short film?

I am working on a new short film called Uni starring stand up comedian and actor Darcy Michael. The short is a comic satire of Ex-Gay Reprogramming camps and the idea that someone can be trained to be “normal”.

We need to raise some capital to help pay for the production, so I have launched a crowd sourcing fundraiser on IndieGoGo to do just that.

As a bonus, not only will your donation help us, you’ll also get come COOL GIFTS for being our patron! You can get everything from a Uni button to an Executive Producer credit on the finished film!

So, please, give our fundraiser a look and consider donating something to the cause! (Or if you can’t donate right now, please pass the link to any friends that might be interested and you click the “feature it” button located under the perks on the Uni IndieGoGo page to get the whole fundraiser featured on the IndieGoGo homepage.)

Finally, here is our synopsis for the film for your reading pleasure:

Darcy loves nothing more than donning his homemade unicorn costume and fighting alongside his friends in epic live-action roleplaying battles. But when his family grows impatient with his “alternative lifestyle,” they pressure him into joining a bizarre treatment camp that promises to give Darcy everything his needs to finally become a normal guy.

WILL Darcy smite the forces of conformity and remain true to his true majestic-horned self? SHALL the minions of shame and self-loathing drag our stout-hearted hero into the black void of normalcy? WHAT titillating adventures await at the Senator Larry Craig Rest Stop on the I-64? IS there enough Mountain Dew Code red for the ride home in dad’s Volvo? DOES this beige windbreaker make my ass look fat? HOW many more questions can I ask before this motif becomes irritating?

…only time will tell. (Or will it? (Yes, it will))