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EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: The Art of Dungeons and DragonsEYE OF THE BEHOLDER: The Art of Dungeons and Dragons

Documentary currently in production. Co-produced with Xray Films.

On Facebook: facebook.com/eyeofthebeholdermovie

SYNOPSIS: EYE OF THE BEHOLDER: The Art of Dungeons and Dragons is an exciting new documentary that explores the history, influence, and stories behind the artwork that helps create the worlds in which we all play. The movie profiles D&D artists – both past and present – and also features former TSR insiders, game designers, authors, and fans. EYE OF THE BEHOLDER is a celebration of the art we all love so much.

OF DICE AND MENOF DICE AND MEN

OF DICE AND MEN is a dramedy feature film released in 2014 based on the critically-acclaimed play written by Cameron McNary.

Official Website: ofdicemen.com
On Facebook: facebook.com/ofdiceandmenthemovie
On Twitter: twitter.com/diceandmenmovie

SYNOPSIS: Few dungeon masters can make the game come to life better than John Francis. Dwarves, Mages and Barbarians jump right off of their character sheets whenever he sits down at the gaming table of frisky suburbanite parents, Linda and Brandon. John Francis’ best friends, sailor-mouthed John Alex and thoughtful jock Jason, bring roguish swagger and knightly nobility to the game. And the object of John Francis’ affection, the feisty Tara, provides all the Half Elven Double Princess backstory they could ever need.

But when Jason enlists to go to Iraq and with the relationship with Tara going nowhere, it may be time for John Francis to hang up his twenty sided dice and take a job on the other side of the country. However, John Francis is about to discover that leaving will prove tougher than any dungeon.

OF DICE AND MEN is a blisteringly funny and deeply affecting look at the things that truly matter in life.

DRAGON CON INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL:
* WINNER, Spirit of Dragon Con

TIVA DC PEER AWARDS:
* SILVER: Editing – Fiction, Long
* SILVER: Audio Post, Original Composition

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL SCIENCE FICTION FILM FESTIVAL:
* WINNER, Best Comedy Film

FLAGSHIP CITY FILM FESTIVAL:
* WINNER, Best Actress – Rebecca A. Herron

Screenings:
– Silver Springs International Film Festival 2015
– Miami International Science Fiction Film Festival 2015
– Gen Con Film Festival 2014 & 2015
– Flagship City Film Festival 2015
– Dragon Con Indepdendent Film Festival 2014

RATED R FOR LANGUAGE

EVERCAREEVERCARE

Horror comedy short film released in 2015.

SYNOPSIS: The day-to-day rewards and challenges of one possible employment opportunity in a post-ZA (Zombie Apocalypse) world.

Originally a student film, EVERCARE has been updated and refreshed with higher production values and a bit more fake blood.

TIVA DC PEER AWARDS:
* Acting on Camera – Fiction, Female ♦ SilverRebecca A. Herron
* Independent Short ♦ Bronze

Screenings:
– Gen Con Film Festival 2015
– Dragon Con Film Festival 2015

EXTRACTIONEXTRACTION

Sci-fi short film made for the 2014 DC 48 Hour Film Project. A government operative travels into the past to intercept a rogue agent.

Our required elements were:
Genre – Sci-Fi
Character – Samantha Canterbury, Event Planner
Prop – Envelope
Line of Dialogue – “You can trust me.”

SPYCESPYCE

SPYCE was made as part of the 2013 DC 48 Hour Film Project, May 3rd-5th. A man does what he has to do to obtain a friend’s secret family recipe.

Our required elements were:
Genre – Spy
Character – Alex or Alexa Berbrick, Inspector
Prop – A drumstick
Line of Dialogue – “What do you think this is?”

* WINNER Best Ensemble Acting
* DC 48HFP Top 20 Film

tbccoverTHE BROKEN CONTINENT

Fantasy web series pilot co-produced with Ciscovaras Productions and Team Jabberwocky in 2013.

Official Website: getbroken.tv

SYNOPSIS: Thousands of years ago, the great continent of Elyrion was broken into five pieces by the vengeful god, Relios. The pieces became known as the Five Shards: the Heart, the Blade, the Eye, the Crown, and the Fist. Eadwyn Redway, king of the Heart and the Blade, seeks to re-unify the Five Shards under his rule. However, not all of his subjects share his ambition and rise up to oppose him. Before Eadwyn can conquer the remaining three Shards, he must first extinguish the uprising in his own land.

A bloody war ensues, wreaking havoc throughout the Heart. Refugees head to the Ironleaf Forest, where legend holds that the Daughters of Tairol will offer protection to the widows and orphans of war. As Eadwyn’s war presses on, the Daughters soon realize that they will be overrun by runaways. They must take action to stop Eadwyn.

The Daughters kidnap Queen Malkyn and Prince Boric, in hopes that it will halt Eadwyn’s march. The plan succeeds. But Eadwyn’s hawkish advisers convince him to dispatch a ruthless order of assassins, the Ebon Spider, to infiltrate Ironleaf Forest and retrieve the queen and prince.

TIVA DC PEER AWARDS:
* Audio Post – Original Composition ♦ Bronze
* Directing – Fiction, Short ♦ Bronze
* Editing – Fiction, Short (under 30 minutes) ♦ Silver
* Independent Short ♦ Silver
* Scriptwriting – Fiction ♦ Bronze
* Wardrobe ♦ Gold

 

Screenings:
– Gen Con Film Festival 2014
– Dragon Con TV 2014

PRESENCEPRESENCE

PRESENCE was made as part of the 2012 DC 48 Hour Film Project, May 4th-6th. This mockumentary parodies every single “ghost hunter reality show” out there. Logline: “The eternal hereafter is not always eternally peaceful.”

Our required elements were:
Genre – Mockumentary
Character – Denise Murray, Recruiter
Prop – Keys
Line of Dialogue – “I have just one question.”

* WINNER Audience Award
* WINNER Best Cinematography
* WINNER Best Costumes
* WINNER Best Acting – Female
* WINNER Best Use of Line
* DC 48HFP Top 12 Film

RESTRAINTRESTRAINT

RESTRAINT was made as part of the 2011 DC 48 Hour Film Project, April 29th-May 1st. An enterprising counselor has found a niche market for new clients. Can she help Alistair overcome his murderous habits? Can a series of controlled exercises help him avoid temptation? Will he do his homework? Find out in RESTRAINT, the killer comedy that also begs the question: Is Craigslist truly the source of all evil?

Our required elements were:
Genre – Comedy
Character – Riley Tompkins, Teacher
Prop – A pencil
Line of Dialogue – “I’m taking it one day at a time.”

tHERAPYtHERAPY

tHERAPY was made as part of the 2010 DC 48 Hour Film Project, April 30th-May 1st. The film was shot for split-screen, and both lead roles were played by the same actor.

Our required elements were:
Genre – Doppleganger
Character – Marco or Muffin Gabbowitz, Works with animals
Prop – A horn
Line of Dialogue – “Do you think you can do that again?.”

* WINNER DC 48HFP Honorable Mention – Best Actor
* WINNER DC 48HFP Audience Award
* DC 48HFP Top 15 Film

Screenings:
– DC Shorts Film Festival, September 2010
– Dragon*Con International Film Festival, September 2010

MOTIVATIONMOTIVATION

MOTIVATION was made as part of the 2009 DC 48 Hour Film Project, May 1st-May 3rd. The entire film was shot in one room with only two speaking actors.

Our required elements were:
Genre – Thriller/Suspense
Character – Eve or Ivan Pagoda, Coach
Prop – ID card
Line of Dialogue – “We’re hoping things will change. ”

FICKLE FORTUNEFICKLE FORTUNE

FICKLE FORTUNE was made as part of the 2008 DC 48 Hour Film Project, May 2nd-May 4th. The cast of characters included the Goddess of Fortune, and one of our locations was the Piratz Tavern in Silver Spring, MD. The films’ logline was “Be careful what you wish for.”

Our required elements were:
Genre – Fable
Character – Lori or Larry Gardner, Designer
Prop – A sauce
Line of Dialogue – “I’ll be glad when he’s gone.”

FOURGEFOURGE

FOURGE was made as part of The 2007 DC 48 Hour Film Project, May 4th-May 6th. This parody of Lord of the Rings film prominently featured an Indonesian Gamelan, and the official logline for the movie was “One gong to rule them all.”

Our required elements were:
Genre – Buddy Film
Character – Rosie or Roosevelt Adams, President
Prop – Bracelet
Line of Dialogue – “That’s what I’m talking about.”

THE OLD WORLDTHE OLD WORLD

THE OLD WORLD was made as part of The 2006 DC 48 Hour Film Project, May 5th-May 7th. The reality show parody’s logline was: “What happens when eight historical characters, plucked from the fabric of time, are forced to live together on an RV?”

Our required elements were:
Genre – Historical Fiction/Period Piece
Character – Tim Tate, Glassblower Extraordinnaire
Prop – Fire extinguisher
Line of Dialogue – “This is absolutely the last time.”

HATCH

HATCH

HATCH was made as part of The 2005 DC 48 Hour Film Project, April 29th-May 1st. The movie was filmed on a 120-ft former coastal patrol boat, the Badtz Maru.

Our required elements were:
Genre – Horror
Character – R. Moellering, Hypochondriac
Prop – Bottle of wine
Line of Dialogue – “It was like that when I got here.”

* WINNER DC 48HFP Best Locations
* DC 48HFP Top 15 Film

Screenings:
– Annapolis Film Festival, August 2005

 

FELT: Tearing the Fabric of America

FELT

FELT was made as part of The 2004 National Film Challenge, Oct. 1st-Oct. 4th. Seven puppets and one robotic cat are used in this movie that parodies Fred Phelps and his crusade against homosexuals.

Our required elements were:
Genre – Mockumentary
Character – John Upton, Dogwalker
Prop – A map
Line of Dialogue – “You caught me at a bad time.”

* WINNER NFC Best Mockumentary
* NFC Top Ten Nationally

Screenings:
– DC Shorts Film Festival, September 2005
– AMC Indie Showcase, October 2004
– Atlanta NFC Showcase, November 2004
– Warehouse Theatre, November 2004
– Art-O-Matic, November 2004

APERTURE

APERTURE

APERTURE was made as part of the 2004 DC 48 Hour Film Project, May 7th-May 9th. A detective investigates a string of strange people and object disappearances. It was the first film Cavegirl Productions ever made.

Our required elements were:
Genre – Sci-Fi
Character – S. Baxter, Professional photographer
Prop – Rubber duck
Line of Dialogue – “You know I love the ____.”