Thursday, October 6, 2011

HOW TO JAIL DAY 1 Production Stills

At long last we're moving on and getting our production stills (all taken by Richard Molby) up from our adaptation of Dennis Tafoya's "How to Jail" as we continue to move along in production. We'll keep you updated as production and post production roll along as we're neck deep in both at the moment. Thanks for the pics, Rich, and thanks for everyone who worked and helped out in any way possible.

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Sunday, July 31, 2011

Filming Begins on "How to Jail"

Here are some pictures from the set of "How to Jail," the adaptation of my short story directed by Paul von Stoetzel and starring Peter Christian Hansen as "Henry," Clarence Wethern as "Willis," and Katharine Moeller as "Kelly."  Paul is filming this weekend, and the pictures look amazing. Check back to see more stills as Paul sends them along, and with luck we'll get more info about each picture. Really wish I was there, but these great pictures from set photographer Richard Molby will have to do.
Remember, you can still contribute to help defray the costs of the production, using the "Donate" button on the right of this page. Donating will help us cover the very modest costs of the production, and allow Paul to get the film out for wider distribution. You can still get some cool stuff, too, including signed copies of my books, a mention in the film, and even credit as a producer.

Monday, July 18, 2011

"How to Jail" Production is a GO! And Trailer

So after a lot of setbacks and aggravation we are officially going into production for Dennis Tafoya's "How to Jail" at the end of this month. Yeah, I know- about damn time. So THANK YOU to everyone who helped out and hell, THANK YOU to anyone who even dropped a line to show us some support. We appreciate it greatly.

So to celebrate this here's the full trailer for "How to Jail" featuring Peter Christian Hansen as "Henry".

Directed by Paul von Stoetzel, Cinematography by Joe Johnson, Produced by Chris Buekers

P.S We are still looking to expand Brute Force Films so it's a legitimate (well...) place for film folks and writers to meet and talk about projects. Dennis and Paul want this to be a good, open place for dialogue and hooking up producers to writers. We'll have a lot more information about "Jail" in the next few days.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Our "How to Jail" Kickstarter campaign has begun!!!

What the hell does that mean? It means we have 30 days to raise $3,000 by July 1st or we get nothing!!!! Nada, zip, zilch. Check out the trailer and the page below. We have some great stuff including First Editions of Dennis' books and unreleased films from Killing Joke Films.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Teaser for "How to Jail"

Here is our short teaser for our upcoming production in conjuncture with Killing Joke Films, "How to Jail" which was originally written as a short story and then subsequently adapted for the screen by Dennis Tafoya. The short will feature Peter Hansen and will be directed by Paul von Stoetzel.

Saturday, January 8, 2011

More News on 'How to Jail' Production

Director Paul von Stoetzel sent along these cool pictures from the storyboard for the film 'How to Jail,' and more information about the actors portraying Henry and Willis.

Willis will be played by Ryan Parker Knox. Ryan is still just getting his feet wet in the local independent film industry. He was seen in a 2009 48-film Festival Group Winner for Audience Favorite in One Light Collective's "Emerald" an recently in Todd Cobery's chilling short "Good Morning Beautiful". A few industrial films and training videos aside, RPK sticks primarily to the stage in the Twin Cities having performed all over town and in a few regional theatres. In summer 2011, he'll travel to Bemidji, Minnesota, for his 5th summer as an acting company member for Paul Bunyan Playhouse, appearing in leading roles in both "Lend Me a Tenor" and "The Full Monty" among others. Ryan is excited to be working along side an old comrade in Peter Christian Hansen, with whom he has done at least a dozen plays for St Paul's Gremlin Theatre and Park Square Theater. "How to Jail" marks Ryan's 3rd time working with Paul von Stoetzel., having performed a staged adaptation of Edgar Allan Poe's "The Cask of Amontillado" around Halloween 2008 as well as Hardcover Theater's Absolute Pulp, which Paul von Stoetzel was a director.

Paul says he'll be shooting with the acclaimed Red camera, used for major releases like Fair Game, The Social Network, Blue Valentine and Green Zone.

I'll be out in Minneapolis for the fundraiser on February 18th, which should be a great event.