A Letter Home from the Outer Zone
A young boy recounts his time at a discount space adventure camp that might be shabbier than he remembers (despite the efforts of his schlub counselor). Memories are a strange thing, though, and omission can sometimes tell a larger tale. Young Brian's suspension of disbelief turns out to be his greatest asset on his otherworldly adventure.
Into It. Over It. "No EQ" (Official Video)
Music video we wrote/directed/cut for Into It. Over It.’s single, “No EQ" and Triple Crown Records. Video Credits: Written, Directed, Produced, & Edited by DimeStore Films Director of Photography: Ben McBurnett Production Designer: Mary Mooney Editor: DimeStore Films Locations: Alex Hughes Additional Crew: Kate Grube & Amanda Brinton Into It. Over It. "No EQ" off of Standards out now on Triple Crown Records.
Mark strives to out shine his wheel chair bound older brother, a local hero for no reason in particular. However, Mark's plan goes awry when he misunderstands what it means to truly win...at anything. Circa. 2008. Running Time: 11 mins 30 Secs. Achievements: Winner of the 2009 Chicago Backyard Film Festival Here's what Swedish Electronic Pop sensation James Ausfahrt had to say about the film... "I was sooo impressed and proud after seeing it! We were in Chicago last december! Hopefully we'll be able to go back soon! I'll let you know and give YOU a beer for doing such an incredible job! Thanks, you really made me proud of my shitty little songs!" Visit him Here: http://www.myspace.com/jamesausfahrt
A Sip From a Certain Fountain
A Twilight Zone inspired comedy. Synopsis: A doctor struggles with the idea of his fading wife and all out of options, he takes aid from a door to door elixir salesman. However, the salesman and his results are a little more than the doctor bargained for. YEAR. Runtime: 19 mins.
Hand in Hand
Created for the iO Vidiocy Film Festival. How it works is we drew a title out of a hat and then had 30 days to conceptualize, write, shoot, and edit the film to submit. Over 30+ submissions were accepted at the deadline, we made the top 9 and screened to a great audience reaction at iO. Circa 2012.
The Origins of Wit & Humor - Official Trailer - Starring Joe Hursley and Broken Lizard's Steve Lemme
Official Trailer for our debut, feature length comedy entitled "The Origins of Wit & Humor". Winner of Best Comedy at the Philadelphia Independent Film Fest Winner of Best Actor (Joe Hursley) at the Hill Country Film Fest Logline: A comedy writer's need for approval leads him to a wonder elixir that bends his world into a surreal landscape of comedy tropes, which forces him to explore his own worth outside the writer's room. Synopsis: After the end of a long relationship, comedy writer Les Candalero (Joe Hursley; Accepted, Resident Evil Extinction, Fast & Furious) melts into self-doubt. He’ll try anything to move on, even a mail order elixir that makes you irresistibly funny. It works... too well, which casts doubts on the one thing he's let define him - his sense of humor. With the help of his best friend, Pops (Steve Lemme; Super Troopers, Beerfest), Les sets out to flush this aphrodisiac from his system. Along the way, surreality begins to blossom throughout his world and Les has to accept that his desperate need for approval was the real cause of this. Can he be funny and human at the same time? Can he be more? Is it too late for those questions? Does this hat look funny? http://www.OWHFilm.com for more info Written by Christian Gridelli & Hunter Norris Directed by Christian Gridelli Produced by: DimeStore Films and Shatterglass Films Starring Joe Hursley (Accepted, Resident Evil Extinction, Fast & Furious) Steve Lemme (Super Troopers, Beerfest, Club Dread) Karisa Bruin Grace McPhillips
Cryptomnesia - Horror Web Series Tone Reel
This is a Clip-o-matic teaser we cut together for a horror web series we're writing. It's meant to give you an idea of the tone we're going for using existing footage and trailers. All permissions and copyrights held by the footage's original creators/owners.