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)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

THE TRIAL OF KEN GASS returns to the stage with a star-studded cast!

I play Ken Gass (on March 30 at 8 pm) in the critically acclaimed The Trial of Ken Gass which returns to the stage with a star-studded cast! Written/directed by Bobby Del Rio. Starring Jess Salgueiro. Produced by Jonathan Hlibka.

"The mishmash of Kafka’s bureaucratic frustration, Beckett’s oddness, and Del Rio’s sense of humour puts an entertaining spin on the Canadian theatre controversy." - Mooney on Theatre (full review:

"Del Rio’s dialogue is lively, and Salgueiro has fun being the aggressor, twisting Gass’s statements into politically correct pretzels of incoherence." -NOW Magazine (full review:

"Diverse Gasses make #TrialOfKenGass' status dynamics more interesting." -Steve Fisher, Torontoist

Torontoist previews the remount:

Original Globe and Mail preview article:

Lengthy interview with In the Greenroom:

Monday February 24, 2014 (Toronto): By popular demand, HLIBKA ENTERTAINMENT INC. in association with BIG PICTURE CINEMA are bringing back the critically acclaimed comedy THE TRIAL OF KEN GASS from Friday March 21st to Thursday April 3rd.

The remount has a STAR-STUDDED cast including: Stratford veteran David Fox, actor/playwright Matthew Edison, Canadian comedy legend Kenny Robinson, movie reviewer Richard Crouse, Second City mainstage alum Anand Rajaram, Kids in the Hall alum Paul Bellini, performer and personality Ryan G. Hinds, indie theatre queen Caitlin Driscoll, indie film darling Robert Nolan, Just for Laughs comedian Sandra Battaglini, award-winning actor/playwright Andrew Moodie, hilarious comic Amish Patel, versatile actor Karen Knox and theatre producer/impresario Derrick Chua.

The Trial of Ken Gass is a play based on the famous dismissal of Canadian theatre legend Ken Gass. In a Kafkaesque series of interrogations, Ken Gass is continually put on trial for crimes he is not aware of. The absurdist comedy is a metaphor for the power institutions wield over artists and individuals.

Opening March 21st: Matthew Edison - 8:00pm
March 22: David Fox - 8:00pm
March 23: Karen Knox 2:30pm matinee, Kenny Robinson - 8:00pm
March 24: Richard Crouse - 8:00pm
March 25: Caitlin Driscoll - 8:00pm
March 26: Anand Rajaram - 8:00pm
March 27: Ryan G. Hinds - 8:00pm
March 29: Paul Bellini - 8:00pm
March 30: Robert Nolan - 8:00pm
March 31: Sandra Battaglini - 8:00pm
April 1: Derrick Chua - 8:00pm
April 2: Amish Patel - 8:00pm
April 3: Andrew Moodie - 8:00pm


Thursday, March 20, 2014

MY OLD MAN - Poster, Screening and Review!


Director: Ryan M. Andrews
Writer: G.M. Giacomelli
Actors: Robert Nolan, Adrian Cowan
Runtime: 10 min

POSTER for MY OLD MAN world premiere @ Canadian Film Fest on Friday March 21 at The Royal Cinema - Toronto. Squirming with delirious ink from the raging mystic pen of writer Gianmarco Maximilian Giacomelli and brought boiling to the screen by the volcanic will of director Ryan M. Andrews. Starring the ineffable Adrian Cowan and indescribable Robert Nolan in a story that follows all those things that come out, all those things that come out when the lights go out.

"My Old Man is a well-shot and intricate short film... Brutal and emotional, here is a film that grabs one’s attention right from its opening and refuses to let it go for the entirety of its ten-minute runtime." -- (The Arts Guild)

Friday, March 14, 2014

2014 Canadian Screen Award winner: 'THE REAL INGLORIOUS BASTARDS' - 'Best History or Biography Documentary Program or Series'

2014 CANADIAN SCREEN AWARD: 'THE REAL INGLORIOUS BASTARDS" -- And the award for "Best History or Biography Documentary Program or Series" goes to... The Real Inglorious Bastards!

The 2014 Canadian Screen Awards vote selected Storyline Entertainment' Producer Ed Barreveld and Director Min Sook Lee for this documentary about a team of obscure real heroes of World War 2.

There is a campaign underway to get the modest Fred Mayer a Congressional Medal of Honor. Most of these men are now nearing 90 years old. This documentary brings their story to the world.

I'm very proud to be part of the telling of this story as the Narrator. The Real Inglorious Bastards had three nominations and one win at the 2014 Canadian Screen Awards.

Director Min Sook Lee and Producer Ed Barreveld with their Canadian Screen Award
for their documentary 'The Real Inglorious Bastards'


Sunday, March 9, 2014

Just won 'BEST ACTOR' for Mourning Has Broken at the Queens World Film Festival in New York!

'BEST ACTOR' for Mourning Has Broken at the Queens World Film Festival in New York! 
Thank you QWFF! 

'The Impossible Thousand Buck Movie': MOURNING HAS BROKEN
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. Festivals like‪ #‎QWFF‬ bring it to those for whom it was made.


Full cast & crew on IMDB:
Official Trailer - Mourning Has Broken

'BEST ACTOR' for Mourning Has Broken at the Queens World Film Festival in New York!
Thank you QWFF!

Thursday, February 27, 2014

HEIR - Surpasses 100% of Kickstarter $17k goal. $19k stretch goal will fund alternate-ending 'stinger'

HEIR - Surpasses 100% of Kickstarter $17k goal. Now has a stretch goal of $19k which would fund an alternate "stinger" ending for HEIR - The Final Short From Fatal Pictures. I love this $2,000 next-level bonus. So, if you love quality films (you do!), please spread the word so we can get this done. You never know. One of your tweets or posts could be all it takes. "Fortune Favours the Bold." Be bold, my friend. Be bold!

"Thanks to our amazing supporters HEIR has reached its initial goal of $17,000! We are beyond excited that we will have the opportunity to make this film and it truly couldn't have happened with out all of you!

With 12 days left on the campaign we will continue to spread word and make every effort to ensure we finish strong on March 10th, the projects last day.

A new "STRETCH GOAL" of $19,000 is something we are considering and if we hit that number our plan is to film an additional, gory alternate ending to HEIR. This additional scene may or may not be included in the festival version of the film but it will definitely come with every disc or digital file sent to our supporters. This scene is the ultimate "Stinger" ending and will tie in the themes of the BOXCUTTER TRILOGY (WORM,FAMILIAR,HEIR) quite nicely.

With that said we wish to thank you all again! Now we are off to make a movie!" -- (The HEIR team) - Fatal Pictures. PROD: Zach Green. WRI/DIR: Richard Powell. DOP: Michael Davidson. SFX: The Butcher Shop. CAST: Bill Oberst Jr., Robert Nolan.

Sunday, February 23, 2014

I'm nominated for Best Actor for 'Mourning Has Broken' at the Queens World Film Festival 2014!

Very surprised and pleased to be nominated for BEST ACTOR (Male) for Mourning Has Broken at the Queens World Film Festival (Mar 4-9, 2014) - Also a big congrats to Victoria Murdoch for her BEST ACTOR (Female) nomination for 'UNHAPPY HAPPY'! 

MOURNING HAS BROKEN - Wri/Dir: Jason Butler & Brett M. Butler - Cinematographer: Michael Davidson - Camera: Steven Szolcsanyi - Distributor: Indiecan Entertainment Inc.. ( Avi Federgreen) #1KWave - Johnny Appleseed: Ingrid Veninger

Saturday, February 1, 2014


See tweets about "#MourningHasBroken"

Thank you to The Royal Cinema - Toronto - a great theatre supporting the growth of new Canadian culture: taking care of little plants that will grow into mighty trees.




-- (BeatRoute Magazine)

MOURNING HAS BROKEN (Feature, Comedy) played at The Royal Cinema - Toronto for one week in January, 2014. More theatrical screenings in the works! A great comedy at a great price at a great theatre.

WRI/DIR: Jason Butler & Brett Butler - DISTRIBUTOR: Indiecan Entertainment Inc. (Avi Federgreen#1KWave - Johnny Appleseed: Ingrid Veninger

WINTER DELIGHT - MOURNING HAS BROKEN: A belated giant THANK YOU! to everyone who came out through snowy bitter cold and dark to see Mourning Has Broken at The Royal Cinema - Toronto last week. Your faith and investment in us to create great movies from the roots up in Canada is essential to the healthy growth of the film industry. You warm the maple syrup in my veins and the steely determination in my eyes (you also get to my loins a little bit). Keep it up!

Special thanks to those who promoted the film, First Weekend Club and to those whose influential voices championed it - not for being Canadian but for being a damn good movie - to those who want to watch good movies: Canadian Film Review, Gregory Julian Klymkiw,Indiecan Entertainment Inc., Ingrid Veninger, Ruth Carrasco, Ryan M. Andrews and many more!

Saturday, December 28, 2013

HONOURED to be named 'Best Canadian Supporting Actor 2013' for the role of the Doctor in Silent Retreat

HONOURED to be named 'Best Canadian Supporting Actor 2013' for the role of the Doctor in Silent Retreat by Gregory Julian Klymkiw, a film critic who wields the pen as both broadsword & fine insightful scalpel - 'THE GREG KLYMKIW CANADIAN TOP TEN - Klymkiw's Choices For The BEST in Canadian Cinema'

SILENT RETREAT won 'BEST CANADIAN FEATURE FILM' atTORONTO AFTER DARK FILM FESTIVAL - Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult MoviesIt was directed by Tricia Lee Kalpakis, co-written with Corey Brown and starsChelsea J, Sofia Rosenkranz, Mark Buck, Jen Pogue, Matthew Romantini,Katie Buitendyk, Jennie Foster, Jenna Jade Rain.

SILENT RETREAT - Re-Cut Trailer from Tombstone Distribution:
ABOUT GREG KLYMKIW - un homme grincheux qui aime l'art du cinema:
Greg Klymkiw’s 35 years in the movie business includes journalism, screenwriting, script editing, producing and 13 years of service to Norman Jewison's Canadian Film Centre as the senior creative consultant and producer-in-residence. 

In addition to producing iconoclastic work by Guy Maddin, Cynthia Roberts, Bruno Lazaro Pacheco and Alan Zweig, his legendary guerilla campaigns as the Winnipeg Film Group’s director of distribution and marketing placed prairie post-modernist cinema on national and international stages.

In addition to Klymkiw Film Corner, he writes for POV, Phantom of the Movies' VIDEOSCOPE and among others, Electric Sheep - a deviant view of cinema. He's writing a book about screenwriting entitled "Movies Are Action" (featuring interviews with the world's best filmmakers). He is the subject of a documentary by Ryan McKenna entitled: "Survival Lessons: The Greg Klymkiw Story". At last count he had seen over 30,000 feature films.

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Q&A Post-Screening of SILENT RETREAT at Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2013

A proud moment for all involved after the blood, sweat and tears of creation. The Q&A post-screening of Tricia Lee Kalpakis's Silent Retreat with writer Corey Brown and the cast on-stage at the Scotiabank Theatre. A fine venue indeed for SILENT RETREAT to come screaming to life in its World Premiere at TORONTO AFTER DARK 2013 - 9 Nights of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies! on Sunday, Oct. 20.

Q&A Post-Screening of SILENT RETREAT at 

Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

SILENT RETREAT - World Premiere at Toronto After Dark Film Festival 2013

SILENT RETREAT (Feature, Horror, Mystery) had its World Premiere at TORONTO AFTER DARK 2013 - 9 Nights of Horror, Sci-Fi, Action & Cult Movies! at the Scotiabank Theatre on Sunday, Oct 20 at 4:15pm.

In this quiet horror film, Janey is sent to a silent retreat in the middle of the woods for rehabilitation, only to discover that the men who run it are after more than her voice, and aren’t afraid to show her what lurks beyond the trees...

(Toronto After Dark Film Festival - 2013)

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

MOURNING HAS BROKEN (Feature) breaks the Film Festival Barrier in spectacular fashion this month with six North-American festival Official Selections.

Mourning Has Broken -  Check out the brand-spankin' new festival trailer cut by Casey Preskitt. And karmic joy to Ingrid Veninger for seeding the film and keeping the indie dream alive with her 1KWave Challenge.

"With all the TIFF buzz happening here we are jacked that Mourning Has Broken is starting its festival bed hopping run as well. Screening at Calgary International Film Festival (CIFF),The Northwest Ohio Independent Film FestivalNaperville Independent Film FestivalBootleg Film Festival (New York), Film North, and SoCal Independent Film Festival this month! With Jason Butler, Ingrid Veninger, Robert Nolan, Michael Davidson. Smoking festival trailer cut by Casey Preskitt! (Screening and beering details to follow)" - (Brett Butler)

Written, directed, and produced by Brett and Jason Butler, Mourning has Broken follows a husband (Robert Nolan) who wakes up to discover that his ill wife has died in the night.

This blackly comic film looks at a bereaved man trying to “ignore” his personal tragedy and reacting to things throughout his day in ever increasing acts of frustration and over-the-top consequences to the things and people that annoy the hell out of him.

We follow him as he goes through his day, crossing items off of his “chore” list; driving through town and picking up things and steadily getting a very stressed out attitude to all the irritating people he meets and interacts with.

The Butler brothers have done a brilliant job depicting a man who reacts to those things that irritate us as well. Getting annoyed at: bad drivers, poor parkers, inconsiderate idiots, pushy neighbors or customers, and taking his frustration out in ever increasing acts of ire.

Robert Nolan is brilliant as the man who can’t face his wife’s demise and instead goes out and tries to cope with life as if everything were normal. He shows each tiny crack as it starts to grow into a chasm that he is slowly toppling into. The thing he does best, in his ceaseless internal monologue, is to remind us how these things irritate us as well and how thin the line of control and acceptance really is.

Shot on the Canon 5D MKII, the film looks brilliantly crisp, clear and the lighting is spot on. Cinematographer Michael Jari Davison shot everything with existing light, even the scene in the cinema. You would never believe that this is a lo-no budget film.

This film was made as part of the Toronto 1K Feature Film Challenge, which meant it had to be shot, edited and finalized in a three-month turn around for one thousand Canadian dollars.

Saturday, August 3, 2013

OUT WITH DAD (Web Series) - Season 3 Trailer just released!

I play Vanessa's Dad. It's a pleasure and privilege to be part of a series so personally meaningful to its many fans all over the world - Written and directed by Jason Leaver.

"A teenage girl and her single father. Rose is coming of age, and coming out of the closet. Dad wants to make sure Rose's coming out is as easy and painless as possible. Sometimes he tries a little too hard." 


  • Independent Soap Awards 2011: Outstanding Use of Music
  • LAweb Fest 2011: Outstanding Drama
  • LAweb Fest 2011: Outstanding Lead Performances: Kate Conway & Will Conlon
  • LAweb Fest 2011: Outstanding Direction, Writing, Cinematography: Jason Leaver
  • Webby Nomintated: Best Drama Online Film & Video

Thursday, August 1, 2013

FEARnet writer Eric Stanze interviews Zach Green & Richard Powell of Fatal Pictures (WORM, FAMILIAR, HEIR)

FEARnet writer Eric Stanze interviews Zach Green & Richard Powell about their previous short films WORM and FAMILIAR-The third short from Fatal Pictures. They also discuss their upcoming film, HEIR - The Final Short From Fatal Pictures starring Actor Bill Oberst Jr. and Robert Nolan "as two men afflicted with a horrible disease and burdened by a dark secret." So check out the interview and then watch FAMILIAR now streaming live on FEARnet!

- (by Eric Stanze)
Fatal Pictures: An Interview with Filmmakers Richard Powell and Zach Green