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APESHIT (and other cool shit) in 2009

Posted in news, screenings with tags , , on January 1, 2010 by apeshitcartoon

CrashCam Films & CrashToons year in review.

First off, thanks to all y’all for your help and support in making 2009 such a great year!

Admittedly, we’ve been posting more of the smaller updates on our Facebook pages as opposed to “official” blogs for our multitude of ongoing projects.

Here are the Facebook pages, if you wanna buddy-up:

CrashCam Films: http://www.facebook.com/CrashCamFilms

CrashToons (including APESH!T, Platypus Rex and more): http://www.facebook.com/CrashToons

Hell on Wheels: http://www.facebook.com/HellOnWheelsTheMovie

Rock Opera: http://www.facebook.com/RockOpera

Total Badass: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Total-Badss/117590408128

And for you Twitter-heads: http://twitter.com/crashcamfilms

So what went down over at the CrashCam Films / CrashToons Global HQ in Austin, TX this year of 2009? Behold:

The bulk of elbow grease went into the new feature doc, “Total Badass.” It’s nearly finished and crazy-fun (more info below). We also completed a re-write of the feature-length script for the dark comedy “The Down Side.” Slamdance Script Coverage Service raves about the Down Side “Hilarious and gut wrenching. Pure Storytelling genius!“ On top of that, we finished the story for the new narrative feature “Reign in Blood,” and are now fleshing out the script with hopes of shooting it mid ’10.

Here’s a project-by-project breakdown of what went down this year:

Total Badass

Total Badass is the new feature documentary about my buddy (and notorious sex-fiend, writer-publisher-singer-trashcan-jumper, rabble-rouser and man-about-town) Chad Holt. From May of ’08 through June of ’09 we shoot the new doc. We quickly moved into post-production in the late summer and, as of today, are about 98% through with the edit. The movie is NUTS! You’ll surely be hearing about it a lot in the near future.

www.TotalBadassTheMovie.com and www.facebook.com/pages/Total-Badss/117590408128

CrashToons

Through most of 2009, we were screening the pile of ‘toons we made in ’08. We screened “Spanish Lessons with Chupacabra Volume 7: Conversational Spanish” at SXSW. Various APESH!T ‘toons screened at LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival and Animation Block Party (in both NYC and Austin). And a mound of creatively curated CrashToons unspooled before the Rock Opera 10 Year Anniversary screening at the Alamo Drafthouse in October.

Online, we host all the ‘toons at www.CrashToons.com. And a few ‘toons even popped up on Playboy Magazine’s site, www.Playboy.com.

As for new ‘toons, 2009 was a tad sparse. We were pretty busy finishing up the filming and editing of the new feature doc, Total Badass. But we did complete a new one called “Platypus Rex’s ABC-Hole.” And it’s crazy-fun. ABC-Hole is featured on the CrashToons home page, so swing by and check out the 28 seconds of hilarious and educational fun.

www.facebook.com/CrashToons and the ‘toons at www.CrashToons.com

Hell on Wheels

We released the doc through IndiePix (http://www.indiepixfilms.com/film/hellonwheels) in late ’08, and it was such a blast that IndiePix re-released it in Feb! Double the fun! And then, we launched the doc on SnagFilms (http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/hell_on_wheels/), where it remains as one of the highest rated docs on the site! You can also catch the flick on Netflix and on Xbox and even on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewMovie?id=333912438&s=143441)

The great reviews continued to pour in over 2009. Check the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HellOnWheelsTheMovie) for links to many of these reviews. We also got a big plug from Texas Monthly magazine (www.texasmonthly.com/2009-10-01/hollywoodtx.php) and we landed on the homepage for Moviefone.com.

We screened Hell on Wheels in several cities in ‘09, including but not limited to theatrical screenings in Austin, Asbury (NJ), Sacramento, Boston, a fest screening at CineSol Film Festival in McAllen, TX, and even a university screening at The Southwestern University Feminist Studies Program with filmmakers Bob Ray and Werner Campbell and skaters Electra Blu (TXRG) and Smarty Pants (TXRD) in attendance for a lively and enlightening post-screening Q & A.

Hell on Wheels landed on a couple of those end-of-decade lists care of The Onion’s
A/V Club:
http://www.avclub.com/austin/articles/10-overlooked-austin-movies-of-the-00s,36275/, and a “Best Documentaries of the Decade” list: http://boomerbust-scooter63.blogspot.com/2009/12/top-documentaries-of-decade.html

http://www.HellOnWheelsTheMovie.com and http://www.facebook.com/HellOnWheelsTheMovie

Rock Opera

Holy poop! We had our ten-year anniversary screening of Rock Opera at the Alamo Drafthouse in October with after party at the Highball featuring a Voltage and Pocket FishRmen reunion. If you were there, you rocked! If not, you missed out on some FUN!

http://www.RockOperaTheMovie.com and http://www.facebook.com/RockOpera

CrashCam Films

http://www.CrashCamFilms.com

http://www.facebook.com/CrashCamFilms

CrashToons

http://www.CrashToons.com

http://www.facebook.com/CrashToons

Twitter: http://twitter.com/crashcamfilms

Whew! So there ya have it, the year in rewind. We promise lots more far-out, and raucous flicks in 2010. Keep up to date by signing up for the email newsletter (http://crashcamfilms.com/index1.htm) or palling around with the Facebook pages, if ya prefer.

Once again, thanks to everyone who helped make 2009 such a fruitful and fun year. We cannot do all this alone, and are really appreciative of your help and support. Best wishes in 2010!

Hugs and Happy New Year!

Bob Ray & the CrashCam Films / CrashToons team

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APESH!T popping up at the Rock Opera screening on Sat

Posted in screenings with tags , , on October 9, 2009 by apeshitcartoon

ROCK OPERA 10 Year Reunion + Voltage Live!

Rated NR; Director:Bob Ray (1999)  IMDB

Location: Alamo South Lamar

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After party at The Highball! Featuring Austin legends Voltage and Pocket FishRmen live. Admission to screening includes entry to the after-party, or $5 at the door for after-party only!

Austin-based filmmaker Bob Ray is bringing the old crew back together for a night of punk rock debauchery to celebrate the 10 year anniversary of his cult-legendary Austin stoner-caper flick ROCK OPERA! The tale of Austin musician Toe’s struggle to put together a tour for his struggling band PigPoke. Through selling dirt weed, stabbing people in the back and double-crossing half a dozen of the meanest sons of bitches in Texas, Toe weasels himself into a position to get his band on the road. Half stoner comedy, half suspense thriller and 100% dope ass flick.

Including performances by Nashville Pussy, Fuckemos, Witchbanger, and PigPoke as well as the music of Butthole Surfers, Ed Hall, El Flaco, Pong, Cherubs, Honky, The Crack Pipes, Titz, Pocket FishRmen, Phantom Creeps, Antebellum, Squat Thrust, El Insecto, Tallboy, and Voltage. After the screening, head over the The Highball for live performances by the newly reunion’d Voltage, Pocket FishRmen!
Kid Policy: 18 and up; Children 6 and up will be allowed only with a parent or guardian. No children under the age of 6 will be allowed.

Screenings (click on a show time to buy tickets):

  • Saturday, October 10, 2009

http://www.originalalamo.com/Show.aspx?id=6744#tb

Platypus Rex and APESH!T screening in Babelgum Online Film Festival. VOTE NOW!!!

Posted in screenings with tags , , , , on February 16, 2009 by apeshitcartoon

The recently launched Babelgum Online Film Festival features two kick ass CrashToons cartoons. The vaginal rejuvenation inspired “Platypus Rex’s Hymenoplasty” and the hysterical American road movie/’toon “APESH!T Road Trip” are in the animation competition part of the fest.

So please go here and vote:

Platypus Rex: http://www.babelgum.com/html/clip.php?clipId=3007013

APESH!T: http://www.babelgum.com/html/clip.php?clipId=3006288

Platypus Rex, APESH!T, Bob Ray in Los Angeles for the L.A. Comedy Shorts Film Festival

Posted in screenings on February 16, 2009 by apeshitcartoon

From March 5-8 in Los Angeles catch a boat load of funny shorts, including TWO CrashToons cartoons at the LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival (http://www.lacomedyshorts.com/shorts/shorts.htm). The fest is screening the two ‘toons under the banner “CrashToons” on Friday afternoon at 2:00 in the “I’m Gonna Get You” block.

The screenings take place at the Downtown Independent Theater (251 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012). Bob Ray will be in attendance for the fest, so come on down and have a grand time with the CrashToons mastermind.

APESH!T’s Bob Ray is a finalist in the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin Contest

Posted in news, screenings with tags , , on August 16, 2008 by apeshitcartoon

Platypus Rex in: Hymenoplasty is a finalist in the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin contest screening on Monday

 

APESH!T writer/director Bob Ray‘s twister short animated flick Platypus Rex in: Hymenoplasty has been selected to play the Funniest Filmmaker in Austin finals on Monday August 18th!  A jury of Austin’s film and media professionals will pick the winning film that evening.  Former Funniest Person in Austin winner and Comedy Central favorite Matt Bearden will host the event.

 

Austin Film Festival, Cap City Comedy Club and The Onion are proud to announce The Third Annual Funniest Filmmaker in Austin contest!

 

Capitol City Comedy Club

8120 Research Blvd # 100
Austin, TX 78758

capcitycomedy.com

APESH!T smeared all over the place

Posted in news, screenings with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on April 3, 2008 by apeshitcartoon

watch the APESH!T – Butter Face at: YouTube, Yahoo, MySpace, Metacafe, Google, Revver, DailyMotion, Blip.tv, Veoh, Crackle, Stupid Videos, Sclipo and Viddler

watch the APESH!T – Intro at: YouTube, Yahoo, MySpace, Metacafe, Google, Revver, DailyMotion, Blip.tv, Veoh, Crackle, Stupid Videos, Sclipo and Viddler

watch the APESH!T – Butter Face STORYBOARD at: YouTube, Yahoo, MySpace, Metacafe, Google, Revver, DailyMotion, Blip.tv, Veoh, Crackle, Stupid Videos, Sclipo and Viddler

APESH!T “Wa-Hoo” screening at the American Cinematheque at the world famous Egyptian Theater on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 pm

Posted in screenings with tags , , , , on March 26, 2008 by apeshitcartoon

APESH!T “Wa-Hoo” screening at the American Cinematheque at the world famous Egyptian Theater on Wednesday, April 23 at 7:30 pm.

Wednesday, April 23 – 7:30 PM

In Collaboration with AWN (Animation World Network ) & ASIFA

OH, THE ANIMATION!

With the Oscars bringing attention to animated short films, we bring you a wide range of animated shorts that are funny, sad, beautiful and awe-inspiring. And in the spirit of Film Noir month, we have several shorts that will intrigue fans of the genre. Several of the filmmakers will appear for an in-person discussion.

Alessandro Ceglia’s “Intruder” ( USA , 3 min). The eerie tale of one woman’s paranoia. Justine Kerrigan’s “The Girl Who Swallowed Bees” ( Australia , 3 min). Beautiful, magical, darkly humorous short about a girl who finds herself at the end of her rope. Joe Tucker’s “For the Love of God” ( UK , 11 min). Christian and his mother both love God in very different ways! Trev Jimenez’s “Key Lime Pie” ( Canada , 3 min). In this spin on the noir genre, a man’s obsession with key lime pie brings him to the brink of insanity. Michael Robinson’s “Joshua His Tree” ( USA , 6 min). A depiction of Joshua Tree National Park as it evolves over millions of years. Juan Pablo Zaramella’s “Lapsus” ( Argentina , 4 min). A curious nun ventures into the darker side of her animated world. Rune Christensen’s “Down the Road” ( Denmark , 15 min). A dark thriller that pits a preacher against a hitchhiker. J. Zachary Pike’s “The Toll” ( USA , 8 min). A mockumentary about the work of a troll. Luis Cook’s “The Pearce Sisters” ( UK , 10 min). From Aardman Animation (“Wallace and Gromit”), this BAFTA Award winner concerns two sisters and their competition over a man. Bob Ray’s “Apeshit Wa-Hoo” ( USA , 5 min). Exciting tale of a foul-mouthed monkeynaut and the hillbilly clerk who go on a wild chase. Bill Plympton’s “Shut-Eye Hotel” ( USA , 7 min). From the award-winning director of “Guard Dog” comes the tale of gruesome murders that lead to an unusual stakeout. Zeth Willie’s “The Needful Head” ( USA , 5 min). Absurd, funny tale about…well…the needful head!

Discussion to follow with filmmakers Alessandro Ceglia (“Intruder”), Bob Ray (“Apeshit Wa-Hoo”) and Michael Robinson (“Joshua His Tree”). Program compiled by Andrew P. Crane