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Jimmy George and Chris Lamartina of Midnight Crew Studios have done it again! The world premiere of their new horror thriller PRESIDENT’S DAY is February 15th, 2010! It is a throwback to the 80′s holiday themed slashers. With a solid track record of quality independent films, you won’t want to miss their latest creation!
Produced by Jimmy George & Chris LaMartina Directed by Chris LaMartina
Starring Carley Cooper, Lizzie Denning, Nicolette le Faye, Ruby LaRocca, Sheldon Lawrence, Will Lurie, Bennie McCoy, Shawn C Phillips, Laura J. Scott, George Stover, Ryan Thomas, Carolyn Wasilewski
President’s Day will premiere on February 15th, 2010 at The Charles Theatre, 1711 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD
Tickets are $10, Shows starts at 7:30PM
Watch the trailer HERE. Got to the facebook page HERE.
DEAD HUNT gets a double review! Bill Hollister and Anthony Hartman of The Bodycount Continues forum guest review this 2007 slasher thriller by Don Dohler and Joe Ripple. Check it out the results HERE.
ADVENTURES OF LOUANNA LEE: the pilot episode of this independently produced television show gets guest reviewed by Peter Bradshaw. To check out the results for CALL ME LITTLE MISS TNT click HERE.
Two years up and running strong are just around the corner for Smash or Trash! If you like the content you see and read on the site, why not make a token donation to help keep it running? Even a couple of dollars from our readers can go a long way towards defraying the cost of the website. You can help by clicking on PAYPAL DONATION and giving what you can. Thanks in advance; we appreciate it!
A happy birthday (1/9/10) to special effects artist Joseph McClurkin! We will be featuring an article by Joe on how he does some of his prosthetic magic for the movies. Stay tuned!
Mitch Klein of Tales From The Cellar.com clued me in that Art Beats – the home of stock footage – is daily putting up a new HD clip of footage that you can download for FREE. And this is the GOOD stuff too. What are you waiting for? Get it while it’s HOT! Click HERE to go to the site.
It’s going to be a busy year here at Smash or Trash, so come back often to check it out!
The photo above was taken by Leanna Chamish, a few years back on the set of DEAD HUNT. This week we take a moment in remembrance to filmmaker Don Dohler, whom this site is dedicated to. We lost this fine man three years ago to cancer. His accomplishments are too numerous to list here, so I will say he was a pioneer for do-it-yourself filmmakers and an incredible inspiration to many people in the movie industry. On the personal side of his life he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, sibling, mentor, and friend to those family members and friends that were part of his life. Don, in honor of your memory I will be watching your movies this week.
The gala world premiere of Johnny Alonso’s SAFEHOUSE will be this Friday at the Historical Senator Theater in Baltimore. It promises to be a red carpet event. Everyone in the area should check it out. Details can be found HERE.
Erik Kristopher Myers brings forth his brand new actress in this new installment (Episode 13) of LUCK OF THE DRAW. Will she be able to breathe new life into the troubled production? Click HERE for all the juicy details!
In other news, did you know there is a big indie film conference coming up in March of 2010? It will be held in New York and will deal on one of the most IMPORTANT matters to modest budget movies; how to get financing! You will not want to miss out on this! Details on the speakers, event, etc can be found HERE.
Director Kevin Kangas (Hunting Humans, Fear of Clowns) brings his fans an exclusive clip from his action-packed movie BOUNTY starring Tom Proctor. Check out the scene HERE!
Up and coming Comedian/Actor Will Haza has been busy guest-starring in the 2nd episode of the “ADVENTURES OF LOUANNA LEE.” A man of many talents, he has also produced a brand new episode of MIDNIGHT BREAKFAST starring Monty Carlos. This off-beat puppet show pokes fun at talks shows and is a blast. You can catch the latest installment HERE.
Busy shooting of the next episode of “The Adventures of Louanna Lee” is deep into production. The still above is the main cast posing “in character.” Not only does this episode feature crowd pleasers George Stover and Leanna Chamish, but the very special guest star is none other than TV’s Count Gore De Vol!!! The production promises to be great fun and highly entertaining. Stay tuned to this site for more updates.
Speaking of the “Adventures of Louanna Lee,” did you know the pilot episode is now available on DVD for the first time? Follow Louanna Lee (a Nancy Drew-like character) on her first case as she comes across a diabolical scheme that involves crooked gambling and the possible death of a beloved racehorse. It stars Louanna Lee as well as genre favorites George Stover and Leanna Chamish and guest stars Les Bradley, Robert Long II, and Wayne Shipley. The DVD comes stockpiled with extras too:
87 minutes of programs!
Episode 1 of Adventures of Louanna Lee, “Call Me Little Miss TNT”
4 Louanna Lee Music Videos:
- “Light of Love”
- “Spirit Leads Me”
- “Can’t Decide”
- “Little Miss TNT”
2 Preview Trailers
Plus Mini-Feature, “A Day At The Antique Shop”
DVD includes Mini Poster insert
Check out the new store and pick up your copy HERE.
Hey, another interview, review, and contest coming up. I’ve added five brand new links to great people and companies that can help your films in the LINKS section.
Visual Effects Artist Mitch Klein was good enough to look up some open source (read into that – free) for art, paint, and screenwriting software. For those of you interested in jazzing up your promo material, scripts, and such, look no further than the link below. More to come as I can list them. http://smashortrashindiefilmmaking.com/?page_id=16