(drama) June 2011
We trace the evolution of Jack, an eleven-year-old boy in the 1950s Midwest, one of three brothers. At first all seems marvelous to the child, who views the world as his mother does, with love and mercy. His father tries to teach his son the world's way, of putting oneself first. Each parent contends for his allegiance, and Jack must reconcile their claims. The picture darkens as he has his first glimpses of sickness, suffering and death.
The adult Jack, a lost soul in a modern world, seeks to discover himself and his place in the world. The story ends in hope, acknowledging the beauty and joy in all things, and in the family, the place that most of us learn the truth about the world and ourselves and where we discover life's single most important lesson -- unselfish love.
Brad Pitt as Jack’s Father
Jessica Chastain as Jack’s Mother
Fiona Shaw as Jack’s Grandmother
Sean Penn as Adult Jack
Director: Terrence Malick
(comedy, romance) 2008
AWARD WINNING! Lab technician Virgil Gurdies embarks on an epic quest to create the greatest goat cheese the world has ever known, and reclaim the heart of his beloved Angie. She has taken a new job in Detroit and to follow her means signing his life over to his soul-sapping career in artificial flavor additives. To stay behind and pursue his newfound passion for fine artisanal goat cheese, is to risk losing her forever. Despite his lack of resources, experience, or basic competency in the field of agriculture, Virgil heads for the hills (literally) with a felonious German baker, a grave-digging hermit, and
World Premier, March 11-20, 2011; SXSW Film Festival, Austin, TX
Debut feature film of Berndt Mader, he describes the film as “one of hope, petty theft, adultery, paying for sex, and the boundless opportunities presented by science.”
John Gris as Melvin
Betty Buckley as Fran
Dana Wheeler-Nicholson as Danielle
Ryan Akin as Julius
(Indie Comedy/ drama) Release Fall 2011
When a dutiful, albeit barren Christian housewife discovers that her devout husband has suffered a stroke at a sperm bank where he’s been secretly donating his seed for the past 25 years, she leaves her sheltered world and starts off on a journey to find his eldest biological son – a mullet-headed, foul-mouthed ex-con with whom she develops an odd but meaningful relationship.
Writer/Director: Robbie Pickering
Producers: Brion Hambel, Paul Jensen, Best Medicine Productions, LLC.
Location Scout: Michael Brinker, Sheila Tamble
Out of nearly 2,000 applicants, NATURAL SELECTION was "selected" as one of the ten semi-finalists in the Netflix/Film Independent "Find Your Voice" Competition.
SXSW Film Festival 2011 - Narrative Feature Competition, 8 films were selected out of field of 984 submissions.
SXSW Feature Film Jury Awards in NARRATIVE FEATURE:
- Best Narrative Feature, Director: Robbie Pickering
- Best Editing, Editor: Michelle Tesoro
- Best Score/Music, Music by: iZLER, Curt Schneider
- Best Screenplay, Writer: Robbie Pickering
- Breakthrough Performance by:
- Rachael Harris – Natural Selection
- Matt O’Leary – Natural Selection
SXSW Feature Film Audience Awards:
- NARRATIVE FEATURE, Director: Robbie Pickering
FILM TRAILER - CLICK HERE
WEBSITE - www.naturalselectionthemovie.com
Natural Selection was picked up by Cinema Guild and will be released to theaters in Fall 2011. CLICK HERE for full story.
Kansas International FIlm Fest kicks off Friday CLICK HERE for full story.
("Beacon" the web series* pilot)
Louis Moncivias Gutierrez
Written/Directed by Jack Daniel Stanley
Produced by Barry Green / Wrightsville Beach Studios in Association with JDS/ French Quarter Features
Photography by Vincent Pascoe
Adrian Golden, Brandon Boggs, H. Cherdon Bedford, Louis Moncivias Gutierrez, Drew Ott, Mark Gardner, Luis Caffesse, Cliff Wildman, Dave Rutledge, Brian Morgan, Sheila Tamble
(comedy/drama) post production 2011
A father/son relationship is centered around the newspaper business and a small town in Texas.
Co-writer/Director: Danny Cameron
Co-writer: Miranda Smith
Producer: Zobest Pictures
Full length official trailer on YouTube
(Industrial Film on employee motivation) 2010
Written by: Burt Bornstein and John C. Locke
Executive Producer: Torin Lee
Producers: Yesenia Garcia of EchoEarth Media and Marco Martinez of KDA Creative
Director/DP: John C. Locke
Sound: Mark Adams
Adam Pearson as young woodcutter
Mike Gassaway as old woodcutter
Claudia Valerio as see-saw woman
Mark Adams as announcer
Katrina Kross as narrator
In small-town Texas, the local mortician strikes up a friendship with a wealthy widow, though when he kills her, he goes to great lengths to create the illusion that she's alive.
Director: Richard Linklater
Writers: Richard Linklater, Skip Hollandsworth
Filmed in Smithville, Austin, Bastrop, Carthage, Georgetown
Kicked off the the Los Angeles Film Festival 2011.
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(thriller) January 6, 2012 limited release
After watching their best friend get murdered, a group of teens struggle to expose a local hero as the psychopathic killer and keep from becoming his next victims.
Director: Martin Guigui
Writer: Bruce Wilkinson
Smithville, TX; Bastrop, TX
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OFFICIAL TRAILER - CLICK HERE (Parental Advisory - Language)
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Last Updated on Monday, 26 December 2011 00:14
(drama) in production 2010
Sam Doonby, a mysterious, handsome drifter gets off a Greyhound bus in a small Texas town and finds work at Leroy’s Country Blues Bar where his great musical talents make him very popular, especially with Laura, the beautiful but spoiled daughter of successful doctor Cyrus Reaper. Sam always seems to be in the right place at the right time to avert disasters befalling the town and its people until suspicion and jealousy drive folks to ask who he is and where he comes from. Even Laura starts to question him so now he disappears as quickly as he came and things start to go badly wrong. His rejection results in terrible shocks for the whole town, not least for the doctor and his family as Cyrus’ past comes back to haunt him.
John Schneider as Sam Doonby
Jenn Gotzon as Laura Reaper
A man wakes up in a cell after a night on the town. When he realizes he’s not in jail and he’s not alone, he fights to stay who he is while helping someone else remember who they were.
Director/Exec. Producer/Showrunner: Mark Gardner
Assistant Director: Loren A Melchor
Coordinating Producer: Brian Morgan
Production Manager: Leina Cochrane
Costume Designer: Jason Frey
Director of Photography: Iskra Valtcheva
Set Decorator: Natalie Shanks
Thirteen episodes will be aired on consecutive Wednesdays at 9 p.m. on the internet starting Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2010. To view the episodes as they are aired, see Lovable Varmint Productions.
(short, drama, family) 2008
Martha shows the view on life through the eyes of an 11-years old girl struggling to accept her family. We follow Martha into her world where reality and imagination merge into one. Based on my own childhood memories, Martha is about coming to terms with, and eventually accepting, one’s roots.
Christine Cheney as Martha Gallucci
Kenneth Wayne Bradley as William Gallucci
Cyndi Williams as Irene Gallucci
James Leonardo Mayberry as Tom Gallucci
Ram Proven Power | Truck Ride
Here's a commercial shot at the LCRA Railcar Facility in Smithville and now on the web as a VodPod. CLICK HERE to view the YouTube video.