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Features

Our main focus is feature length films. We are super into longer form film making. Short films too. So really we just like to make all kinds of cool shit.

 

A Fat Wreck : The Punk-u-mentary

The Story of Fat Wreck Chords
Released 11/20/16 - Available now!
Distribution by The Orchard

Fat Wreck Chords... The influential music label proud to say they've spent the past 25 years "ruining punk rock". A Fat Wreck tells the story of founders Fat Mike (of the legendary punk band NOFX) and his ex-wife Erin Kelly-Burkett, spanning the birth, growth, struggles, and survival of the Fat Wreck Chords label. 


Half inspirational story of chosen family and community, half debauchery and occasionally involuntary drug use...  A Fat Wreck blazes exciting new ground in the cinematic genre of puppet-driven punk rock music documentary filmmaking. If you only see one film featuring a dominatrix spanking a puppet in your lifetime... Make it A Fat Wreck!

 
 

In Production

 
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Age of Audio : The Steady Rise of Podcasting

Coming Soon

The film looks at the landscape of the current podcast industry. From the independent podcaster to the dominant podcast networks. The film examines the artform, the technology, emerging monetization models, the highly engaged communities, the struggles and triumphs of creating a whole industry from a human voice. From what a podcast is, the history of podcasting, how to listen to a podcast, to the distribution models and podstars, we explore how podcasts are made, where the industry  is and what it may become.

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Lifer : A Wilhelm Scream

Logline: What does it take to be a modern-day working-class creative in America?

In Post-Production

The film follows several creatives as they navigate the joys and pitfalls of living a non-traditional career path. We speak with Artists, Pod-casters, Comedians, Musicians and their parents/loved ones about the challenges/triumphs of following one's passions. We dive deep with A Wilhelm Scream, a successful mid-level rock band from New Bedford, Mass. Through interviews with parents, friends, fans and former band members, we get a glimpse of what it means to be a "Lifer.” Someone that is committed (for life) to doing creative work despite the challenges and sacrifices that it entails.