Sunday, December 21, 2014

Great new review of MOURNING HAS BROKEN by Unsung Films

"Mourning Has Broken" starts to settle as it reaches its end. It becomes more reflective, gentler, harder. It slowly unwinds until we reach the starting point again. And by the end, it is exceedingly difficult to remain unmoved by the profound and devastating plight of a broken man at the quiet breaking point of despair." 

MOURNING HAS BROKEN will be released on Feb. 3, 2015 
by Indiecan Entertainment Inc. in 47 countries on VOD & iTunes.

Friday, December 19, 2014

THE QUEST FOR GOLD - I'm the lead detective in charge of breaking the case of THE BRINK'S-MAT HEIST, one of the greatest robberies in history.

THE QUEST FOR GOLD - A 2-hour special airing on National Geographic Channel this Sunday, Dec. 21 at 9:00 PM.

Four segments. In one, I'm the lead detective in charge of breaking the case of THE BRINK'S-MAT HEIST, one of the greatest robberies in history. Here's the trailer:


'EVICTION' is the 'Horror Short of the Week' on 'Chilling Tales for Dark Nights'

'As a last resort, Catholic priest Father Grimes, abandoned by his unbelieving Diocese, films an attempt to expel the entity that has possessed him, in order to collect evidence of his affliction.'

I'm Father Grimes in this film presented by
 Chilling Tales for Dark Nights: Frightening Films Fridays.
Justin McConnell's hit short horror film had its World Premiere at

Film © Unstable Ground, Inc.

More information on the film at IMDB:

Directed/Written by
Justin McConnell

Produced/Designed by
Kevin Hutchinson (R.I.P.)

Robert Nolan

Steve Dawley
Greg Sommer
Monique Knisely
Melissa Nicoll
Christian Burgess

Audio Post
George Flores Sound Post Inc.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014


(Click link above for full update on HEIR in post-production)

HEIR is the final short from Fatal Pictures - Some consider it the Third in the 'Trilogy of Terror' shorts from Fatal Pictures. Others... have darker thoughts. But while they're doing that, check out the latest update on HEIR starring Bill Oberst Jr., myself, Mateo D'Avino with Jane Pokou.

I'm truly honoured to be in a movie written and directed by Richard Powell, produced by Fatal Pictures in association with Red Sneakers Media (Remote, The Last Halloween) with Cinematography by Michael Davidson. Now in Post.

Monday, October 20, 2014

FAMILIAR wins 'Best Short Film Director' & 'Best Short Film Actor'' at FEARFETE Film Festival

WOW! - FAMILIAR-The third short from Fatal Pictures wins two awards at Fear Fete 2014 -- 'Best Short Film Director' (Richard Powell) & 'Best Short Film Actor' (Robert Nolan).

Wonderful to see such a high quality horror film that I'm proud and honoured to be part of, continue to be seen by new audiences. And I am very pleased to be in Fatal Pictures's latest movie, HEIR - The Final Short From Fatal Pictures with horror icon Bill Oberst Jr.. HEIR is now in post. Can't wait!

FAMILIAR and HEIR are produced by Fatal Pictures. Zach Green, Producer. Richard Powell, Director. Cinematography by Michael Davidson. FAMILIAR co-stars Astrida Auza. Cast of HEIR includes Mateo D'Avino & Jane Pokou.

Saturday, October 18, 2014


We're all innocent until we fall. Sure, YOU'LL never fall but find out what happens when some too-clever angels are tossed out of heaven in Rodney V. Smith's OUT OF TIME, Out of Time, the ‪#‎webseries‬. Episode 4: "FALL OF INNOCENCE". This one directed by Jonathan Robbins, I'm not an innocent doctor and Katie MacTavish is not the... but I've said too much.

Thursday, October 9, 2014

HAG - Wrapped on this fine horror film by writer/director James Harbinson

Working on the set of horror film HAG in such a very fine screenplay by Writer/Director James Harbinson starring Astrida Auza, Lily & Moti Yona is a privilege and a pleasure. This movie is going to be a hot property on the festival circuit!

Monday, October 6, 2014


(Oct. 5, 2014)
BERKSHIRE COUNTY Berkshire County (I play the Dad) wins GRAND JURY PRIZE for BEST HORROR FEATURE FILM at its WORLD PREMIERE at Shriekfest Horror Film Festival in Hollywood, California! This also marks the FIRST TIME in the fourteen years of Shriekfest that a female director Director, Audrey Cummings, has won the 'Best Horror Feature' Award and the first time since 2007 that a CANADIAN FEATURE has won a Shriekfest award!

BERKSHIRE COUNTY, the debut horror feature from director Audrey Cummings is now on a roll through the wide and wild forest of festival dreams. Now with eight Official Festival Selections with rumours of more to come!


'The Beauty and Twisting Reality of Horror' by Pamela Glassier, Huffington Post

Friday, September 26, 2014


A show with devoted fans, critical acclaim and increasing awards. Now you can see all the episodes at once! Check them out here... 
I play Vanessa's Dad in  Episode 3.21 'VANESSA GOES HOME' 

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Just out! A great new review of Fatal Pictures horror film WORM by Legless Corpse

 WORM - A fine new review:

"I honestly didn’t know what to expect when I first saw this little film, but was very happy that I had the opportunity when it was over. I’ve watched it many times since then, and find it just as chilling on subsequent viewings...

This little twenty-minute flick did a lot to push me out of my comfort zone; by taking something all of us can relate to, a figure that in a perfect world should be a bastion of trust and inspiration, and turning it into the blackest of fears, writer/director Richard Powell crafted a tale that was both unsettling and captivating. His use of the camera, close in on Dodd when we’re most uncomfortable with what we’re hearing, almost creates the illusion that we’re his conscience on his shoulder; the voice he can’t hear." 

Wednesday, September 24, 2014


I'm The Doctor in this kick-ass Trailer from Twisted Pieces just released! Starring Sandra DaCosta, myself & Ry Barrett with Jeff SinasacMadison FergusonLaura PiccininAstrida AuzaKatie BuitendykBrian QuinteroRinya CyrusJane PokouBrian CarletonShay GalorChristian Matthewsand Keith Moriyama. The movie now moves into post and we need your help to complete it there. Please give a little blood or spread the word (we love you either way!). Our Indiegogo campaign is live! Give so others can die-- I mean, live! 

Producer/Writer: David Roy French
Director: Ryan Ellis
Sound: Francis June Sebastian
Makeup: Sarah Amanda Milk
Stunts: Simon Fletcher Li

(Trailer music by Composer Adrian Ellis w/ Caleb White)

Saturday, September 20, 2014


TWISTED PIECES (Thriller) - Coming soon! Produced by RSQUARE

Thursday, September 11, 2014

I play the FBI Chief Investigator in SURVIVING EVIL (TV): 'The Girl in the Box' - Premiered on Discovery ID on Sep. 10

SURVIVING EVIL (TV): 'The Girl in the Box' episode premiered on Investigation Discovery last night (Discovery ID) (full episode online here if you're in the US - Docudrama of the real-life Anita Wooldridge story starring Becky Shrimpton as the unsuspecting and heroic Abductee, Brian Carleton as the creepy Abductor and myself as the guy from the FBI. It may pop up on later on History or Discovery Canada. Some screenshots from the show. -- 'Second season. Showcasing inspiring women who fought back against their attackers and lived to tell their stories.'

-- Actress Charisma Carpenter Hosts the 10-Episode Second Season - “The Girl in the Box” – Story of Anita Wooldridge (Kokomo, IN) - Premieres Wednesday, September 10 at 9/8c -

"It’s an early summer morning when evil comes calling in Kokomo, Indiana. A recent college graduate with a bright future, 21-year-old Anita Wooldridge, answers the door without hesitation. After all, the man is a member of the fitness club where she once worked and he’s only asking for a glass of water. But that’s when things go horribly wrong – what starts out as a robbery soon takes on a more sinister twist. Anita’s attacker ties her up, locks her in the trunk of her own car, and drives off. Hundreds of miles from home, she is imprisoned in a metal cabinet and is repeatedly raped as her kidnapper plays out his violent sexual fantasies. Anita must keep herself alive until police can find her but, with only the suspect’s name to Go On, law enforcement agents have their work cut out for them."

Sunday, September 7, 2014

BERKSHIRE COUNTY will World Premiere at Shriekfest in Hollywood on October 5, 2014

Berkshire County directed by Audrey Cummings starring Alysa C. King with Bart Rochon will have its WORLD PREMIERE at Shriekfest in Hollywood, California on Oct. 5, 2014.

I play the Dad to Madison Ferguson (you little rascal!) and Christophe Gallander/ Pascale Fortier (you 'nother little rascal!). 

BERKSHIRE COUNTY -- Produced by Bruno Marino, Cinematography by Michael Davidson, Camera by Steven Szolcsanyi

Full cast & crew credits here on IMDB: 

From the Producers:

We are thrilled to announce that Berkshire County will be making its WORLD PREMIERE in Hollywood at the Shriekfest Horror Film Festivall on October 5th!

The festival runs from October 3rd to 5th, and in 2013 was voted “one of the coolest film festivals in the world” by Movie Maker Magazine and declared “LA’s most successful and entertaining Horror Film Festival” by LA Weekly.

Check out the press release and schedule at the links below:

OCTOBER 2-5TH, 2014

Berkshire County plays Sunday, Oct. 5 at 8 pm 

More exciting film festival announcements coming soon!


Saturday, September 6, 2014

MOURNING HAS BROKEN coming to iTunes and VOD in 47 countries in February, 2015!

Mourning Has Broken will released on iTunes and VOD in 47 countries in the 1st Quarter of 2015.

From the release by Substance Productions:
MOURNING HAS BROKEN will be available on VOD in 47 countries with a French subtitled version also on tap! Many thanks to Avi Federgreen of Indiecan Entertainment for getting this critically-acclaimed feature out into the world and into your households.




-- (BeatRoute Magazine)

WRI/DIR: Jason Butler & Brett Butler - 
#1KWave - Johnny Appleseed: Ingrid Veninger

Ingrid Veninger seeds a dream. Jason Butler & Brett M. Butler create and craft a vision. Cinematographer Michael Davidson and Camera Steven Szolcsanyi give it life and light on-screen. A talented cast brings the mystery of life's breath to words. Avi Federgreen's Indiecan Entertainment Inc. gives it a stage for the world.

Thank you to The Royal Cinema - Toronto - a great theatre supporting the growth of new Canadian culture, for first screening this movie: 'Nurturing the sprouting seeds that grow into mighty trees.'

Two great new Reviews of horror film SILENT RETREAT just released in North America on Sep. 2, 2014

"Director Tricia Lee Kalpakis makes her feature film debut with SILENT RETREAT and shows a high degree of talent in transitioning genres.... Characters as portrayed by Chelsea Jenish, Sofia Rosenkranz and Robert Nolan are perfectly cast as they lend their combined talents to a tale that all three seem committed to pulling together." - (Review by

"SILENT RETREAT proves that sometimes the monster to be feared is the human one... Robert Nolan is absolutely chilling as the Doctor. His presence is felt throughout the film as the hard driving disciplinarian villain. He uses a combination of hypnosis and mind control techniques to force the women to go all Stepford Wives at this rehab. And, truly, he is the REAL monster of the story... It’s a movie filled with all the things we horror fans love. Monsters, evil men, pretty girls, creepy woods and the cabins in them! I highly recommend “Silent Retreat” to all of you." - (Review by Horror Cabin)

SILENT RETREAT was released in North America (US and Canada on September 2nd. Widely available on a variety of platforms including:

In the US:
WEB: iTunes, Google Play, YouTube, Playstation Network, Vudu, Amazon Video on Demand, Xbox, and Redbox Instant.
VOD: AT&T/U-verse, Verizon/Fios on Demand, Cox, Charter on Demand, Dish Network, Mediacom, Sudden Link, RCN, Optimum Bresnan Communications, and Frontier.

DVD (Black Fawn Distribution)
VOD (Rogers on Demand, Telus, Shaw, SaskTel, MTS)

Friday, August 22, 2014

FAMILIAR is Official Selection at MACABRO FILM FESTIVAL XIII, Mexico's biggest horror festival !

Estoy muy emocionado, excitado sexualmente (si!) y encantados de saber que FAMILIAR-The third short from Fatal Pictures has been selected to screen at Macabro Film Festival 2014, Mexico City's International Horror Film Festival.

From Fatal Pictures. With my co-star Astrida Auza. From Producer Zach Green, Director/Writer Richard Powell with Cinematography by diamond-eyed Michael Davidson 

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

FAMILIAR gets 3 Nominations - "Best Short Film", "Best Short Film Director" and "Best Short Film Actor" at Fear Fete Horror Film Festival 2014 !

A sweet pleasure and honour to have FAMILIAR-The third short from Fatal Pictures nominated by Fear Fete Horror Film Festival in three categories: 'Best Short Film', 'Best Short Film Director' and 'Best Short Film Actor'.

About Fear Fete Horror Film Festival
Fear Fete Horror Film Festival and Horror Con takes place October 16-19, 2014 at the MS Coast Coliseum and Convention Center in Biloxi, MS.


Fear Fete is the Gulf Coast's ultimate brand of all things horror. Each year, the MS Coast Coliseum in Biloxi, MS hosts the Fear Fete Horror Film Festival and Horror Con, a weekend long event (October 16-19, 2014) featuring a horror film festival, horror convention, panels, classes, parties, zombie pub crawl, and more. Fear Fete also produces several events throughout the year which including special screenings, parties, and more horror themed goodness! If you are looking for the ultimate horror experience, then you have found it!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

FAMILIAR Review: "Hands down one of the best – not to mention most believable – psychological horror films I have ever seen in my life, regardless of the length."

-- Dave Harlequin’s “5 Great Short Films You’ve Probably Never Seen” by Cinema Slasher

"The cinematography (Michael Davidson) is outstanding, and the special effects (practical F/X, mind you) (The Butcher Shop) are very much award-worthy."

Thursday, August 7, 2014

WRAPPED on (first-time Directing) Kelly Michael Stewart's NIGHT CLOWN

WRAPPED on (first-time Directing) Kelly Michael Stewart's NIGHT CLOWN as "... the young Dawn with finger tips of rose lit up the world…” (thanks Homer - no, not that Homer!) as the overnight shoot ended last night.

The gods were pleased even though someone released the grateful sacrificial goat into the night. His cries still haunt my dreams. 

Great to see a splendid humming team in action:

CAST: Charlie Hamilton, Robert Nolan. 

On the set of 'NIGHT CLOWN' (Written and Directed by KELLY STEWART)

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

SILENT RETREAT on TV: VOD on Rogers, Telus, Shaw, SaskTel and MTS in Canada

Starting today! SILENT RETREAT on TV - Rogers On Demand (VOD) - Distributed by VVS Films But if you don't have Rogers, Silent Retreat is also available on Telus, Shaw, SaskTel, and MTS!

I play the Doctor of the Silent Retreat in this unique horror feature film directed by Tricia Lee.

Soon to be released in the US as well!

SILENT RETREAT on TV (VOD) - Rogers, Telus, Shaw, SaskTel, MTS

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Tricia Lee's SILENT RETREAT: New Poster, DVD Release Announced for Sep. 2, 2014

I play the ominous Doctor in Tricia Lee Kalpakis's SILENT RETREAT, still in limited theatrical release in Canada,. The horror movie now has a spanking new Poster and an imminent DVD Release (Sept 2nd) via Black Fawn Distribution.

All the details in this article from FANGORIA Magazine. Silent Retreat #horror #CDNFilm Fangoria Feed

Sunday, June 29, 2014

FAMILIAR nominated for BEST HORROR SHORT' & 'BEST ACTOR' at FilmQuest Film Festival 2014

'BEST HORROR SHORT' & 'BEST ACTOR' nominations at the fabulous Filmquest Film Festival in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 30th - July 2nd for FAMILIAR-The third short from Fatal Pictures.

Written and Directed by Richard Powell. Produced by Zach Green. Cinematography by Michael Davidson. Cast: Astrida Auza, Robert Nolan

Monday, May 19, 2014

SILENT RETREAT ('Best Canadian Feature Film') opens June 13 in Theatres!

Silent Retreat from A Film Monkey Production Inc. - Directed by Tricia Lee Kalpakis - SILENT RETREAT won 'Best Canadian Feature Film' at the 2013 TORONTO AFTER DARK FILM FESTIVAL - Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies. I play the Doctor.

Winner Best Canadian Feature - Toronto After Dark Film Festival
Official Selection for Competition - Nocturna Madrid International Fantastic Film Festival

A creature feature. In this horror film, Janey is sent to a silent meditation retreat in the middle of the woods for rehabilitation, only to discover that the men who run it are brainwashing women to be quiet and submissive, and if she breaks the rules, she'll discover what lurks beyond the trees ...


Thursday, April 24, 2014

The Playground Rules - Scene Preview: "Alex (Cody Schindermann) impresses his boss and mentor Warren Gabriel (Robert Nolan)"

The Playground Rules, a new dramatic short from writer/director Jeffrey W. Pike - Scene Preview: "Alex (Cody Schindermann) impresses his boss and mentor Warren Gabriel (Robert Nolan)" - "Alex is a young and successful investment broker with a lot to lose. In his streamlined world, the haves rule the have-nots. A principle that drives Alex's greed for the all mighty dollar. However, just when Alex thinks he has life figured out, a series of encounters with a peculiar homeless boy force Alex to reconsider his morals and discover the true value of human life."

Complete cast and crew credits here:

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

MOURNING HAS BROKEN - Review by Movie Entertainment Magazine's Judith Klassen

"From the writing to the outstanding cinematography (Michael J. Davidson) and throughout the many excellent comedic performances, Mourning Has Broken is an inspired piece of film-making. But it's Nolan's performance that burns down the house. Says Indiecan Entertainment's Avi Federgreen: "I'd put Robert Nolan up against any Hollywood actor out there." -- (Judith Klassen, Movie Entertainment Magazine, April, 2014 issue)