Sep 24 2014

Labatt Park Documentary Screening

Sean Stanley

After a very successful Indiegogo campaign (many thanks to our supporters!), the pieces have been put in place for a screening of the Labatt Park Documentary at the park itself!!! A free screening, with free parking behind Labatt Park, and a Q&A involving cast members afterward.

Saturday, September 27th, at 8:30pm.

The George Mooney Gibson Gates open at 8pm, and concession stands will be open! Weather is reporting clear skies, but dress warm in case!! The event is part of Doors Open London and Culture Days London – we’re excited to be a part of it and have everyone see the film for the first time on the world’s oldest baseball grounds. #LDNCulture #ldnont

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For more updates, follow on twitter: @labattparkdoc


Jul 15 2014

Labatt Memorial Park

Sean Stanley

Here’s the poster and trailer for the latest documentary we’ve been working on!! It’s a documentary about the world’s oldest baseball grounds, Labatt Memorial Park. If you like what you see and want to help out, check out our Indiegogo Campaign to finish the documentary: Labatt Park Documentary

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Thanks to John Madden for helping with the poster.

Labatt Memorial Park Official Trailer (2014)


Nov 4 2013

Muzzle

Sean Stanley

We entered the National Film Challenge this weekend and though we were thrown a curveball with which genres we were given – Horror and Martial Arts – we made what we feel is a rock solid effort in the Horror Genre, and had a great time doing it. The film had to include the following:

THE ELEMENTS:
GENRE: Horror or Martial Arts
PROP: Earplugs
DIALOGUE: “Not everyone can be perfect.”
CHARACTER: Carl Leffler, Dog Trainer

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Many many thanks to those of you who were on call for whatever ideas were borne out of the elements given, and super special thanks for all those who helped pull this thing off: Dwayne for the first-class GoPro camera operation skills, and producing this bad boy. Davey for slipping into the role of The Neighbour like shivers slip up your spine. James, for the craft services, dog wrangling, and playing trusty Mr. Carl Leffler. The Laing Gang for bringing their familial love and care to the project. And of course Brasco the Dog for just nailing it – they say not to work with animals because it’s difficult, but Brasco proved an incredible exception to that rule. Best movie dog since that one in The Artist! Brasco even deserves credit for helping score the film thru an exaltation of barks… and speaking of the score, thanks to Mr. Martin Rae for coming through with the wonderfully eery auditory landscapes!

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Muzzle is the name of the movie we made, and we have five weeks until we find out the results.
Let’s get lucky.
SS


Mar 21 2012

Smugglin’ 1st Place!!!

Sean Stanley

Our new short film, Smuggler’s Alley, featuring David Lahti and Eric Conway, took home first place from the 2012 Shot On Mobile Short Film Showcase!! rakehellrow productions grabbed the honour last year with our film Spaced Out. Back to back wins! Alright!! Smuggler’s Alley played to an almost-packed house, and got full laughs. Rules of the Shot On Mobile Showcase are that the movies have to be no more than 5 minutes in length and entirely shot on a mobile phone. Check out the flick below…

It was a good time making this movie. We brought Leon Cox back into a rakehellrow production, and dressed him up like a Jamaican school boy wrong awry, complete with a Polaroid camera. Leon took so kindly to his outfit, that he strolled on up to the cashier and made her scan the tags on the clothes as he wore them… pants, coat, shirt, and all.

Shannon Laing was a trooper as always and helped out with the small part of Terry the Tower’s girl. Thanks for bearing the cold!! Somehow, we managed to shoot on the two coldest days of this winter… and seeing as there were really only two cold days this winter in London, we didn’t do so hot for physical conditions, but I like the look of it, so you win some, you lose some.

Dave and Conway, The Rookie and Orlando, well, I think the films shows how much fun they had… just look at the way The Rookie jumps random apartment hallway obstructions or how Orlando shakes down an informant. We had to cut several minutes out of the flick due to time restrictions, but one day I’ll release an extended cut, which contains more laughs and random copfoolery. Including more with the might sergeant Kenny Foster (a clip of his ‘pussyfootin’ monologue can be seen in the teaser).

As for the origins of this one, well, we had anticipated to take part in the Shot On Mobile Film Showcase again this year… I can understand why someone might not want to make a movie on a phone, but we tackled the challenge again… and, when all is said and done, I like the films we came up with. Anyhow, Dwayne wanted to do some sort of 70s cop thing, and I went to work on the script. Which we stuck to as a good blue print, and then ran around East London… trying clothes on in Value Village, and irritating the woman who was kind enough to let us shoot at Eastown Arcade Bowling. We even got to knock a few pins down as well.

Anyhow, without further ado… watch the best slice of Cop O’Vision since Dirty Harry heard about the French Connection.

SMUGGLER’S ALLEY:

Cast: David Lahti, Eric Conway, Ken Foster, Shannon Laing, Mark Potter, and Leon Cox
Director: Sean Stanley
Writers: Dwayne Lachance, Sean Stanley
Producer: Dwayne Lachance
Sound Man: Dexter Sinclair
Sound Mixer: Ray Kilroy
Original Music: Martin Rae
Camera & Editing: Sean Stanley

Special Thanks Eastown Arcade Bowling.


Mar 16 2012

Smugglin’

Sean Stanley

Straight from Boogie Pix Headquarters, my main man sent me some hot shots, featuring Eric Conway, David Lahti, and Leon Cox. Get yr pix, Boogie Pix. And watch out for Smuggler’s Alley, coming on March 18th!!!! The Shot on Mobile showcase screening was moved to that day – Convention Centre, 1pm, Sunday… which is why we delayed the release. For now, here are the pix (click to enlarge):


Feb 29 2012

The New Cops

Sean Stanley

Our new film, Smuggler’s Alley, is coming soon to an internet near you!!! The 5-minute film is our entry to this year’s Shot On Mobile Short Film Showcase. The rules of the game are that the entire thing has to be shot during the month of February and a maximum of 5 minutes in length… and be shot on a mobile phone. So, since I don’t own a phone that shoots video, we had to turn to Potter Corp, borrow their iPhone, and then we got suited up and we went to the proverbial All Night City.

One month later, here we are with what is hopefully the first in a series I’m calling The New Cops. This would be Episode 1 – Smuggler’s Alley. It’s a tight five minutes… I was fighting seconds, as I say in the editing cave.

Special Thanks to Eastown Arcade Bowling. They’re on Dundas… the lady was a little suspect of my actions, and I think I damn near scared her when I entered in costume. But she let us go on with our shenanigans and I think she’ll be damn happy in the end. I’m bias, but I think Dynamite Dave, as they call him, kills it as The Rookie, as does Conway as Orlando. Also, watch for Leon Cox in his charismatic return to a rakehellrow production. Thanks to Martin Rae of Raetunes for whipping up another funky-ass tune called ‘Memphis’ for us. You’ll hear it in the beginning of the flick over the credit sequence. And in the teaser trailer:

Ok, thanks to David Lahti, Eric Conway, Dwayne Lachance, Leon Cox, Shannon Laing, Kenny Foster, Mark Potter, Drez Peregrina, Ryan Somers, and Mike Crandall. Was happy to have you all in the film. Will have the flick up by the ides of March.

10-4 good buddy,
SS

Keep a clean nose and don't mess with Det. Ronnie Orlando or The Rookie.


Feb 28 2012

Old Sheepshit Review

Sean Stanley

Sheepshit review by Kaitlin Martin from the Gazette after premiere screening in late 2007.


Feb 24 2012

The New Short

Sean Stanley

For every post that has nothing to do with rakehellrow productions I will try to post something about rakehellrow.  While still editing the Blowhard podcast on the SModcast Network, we have been working on a new short film that is Agency File Top Secret until March sometime. I don’t really have a picture from set yet. I will get one this weekend and post it.

For now, here’s a picture of the crew on set in Summer 2011. Filming the one that was put in the vault for now, only to be seen by subscribing fans, AWAHOO.


Feb 2 2012

RoboBuddy in The Londoner

Sean Stanley

There is a full page article in The Londoner this week on the topic of rakehellrow productions, RoboBuddy, and Flixx TV. I did the interview with Chris Montanini last week.  Hopefully it will stir up some interest in RoboBuddy, and give the little guy some proverbial legs.  Thanks to everyone who has helped out this far: City Centre Storage, APK Live, Marc Gammal, Nish Jajal, Dave Hietalahti, Trevor McLeod, Dwayne Lachance, Eric Mayr, Shannon Laing, Mark Potter, Martin Rae, Edward Platero, RedCat Film, Drez Peregrina, Warren Stanley, James McLeod, and Amy Rutter.  Your help is super radical, which is always appreciated.


Jan 24 2012

RoboBuddy Still

Sean Stanley

TRAILER IS COMING SOON!!!! To hold the fiends off for now, here’s a pic of Dave in action from RoboBuddy. As you can tell from the photo, he is not to be messed with. If you’re interested in being part of the production, check out our campaign over on IndieGoGo. Thanks! Stay tuned!!