Three years ago, sitting in the awards ceremony at the Bare Bones Film Festival, we got a message from Del Weston through im. “See in you in July.” That was it. And we were stoked.
We’ve played it every year since, presenting 5 of our feature films to one of the best festivals we’ve ever been to. The people. The movies. It’s all an amazing part of where we’ve been going for 7 years as a company.
In 2011, we were there for the last year in Pasedena. An epic car ride there with Shelly, Nathan and Terissa that included (I’m not kidding) an exploding 18 wheeler, saw us arriving ready for the entire week of fun. We showed Look At Me Again and Snatch ‘N’ Grab. More importantly, we cemented friendships and collaborations with Janet Mayson, Marc Wasserman, Mike Donis and Gary Warren that we still rely on to this day. Snatch ‘N’ Grab took home the award for Best Produced Screenplay.
2012 saw us back with two more feature films. Turkey Day and Abram’s Hand in the beautiful Krikorian Theater. I’ve always loved how the AOF audience reacts to our films. It’s…honest. Without agenda. This was also the year that we were blown away by the generosity of others. Carlo Rodriguez, our longest non family supporter, Marc and Janet ordered a limo for the 17 Twitchy folks who showed up. With my daughter as a bar back, we rolled to the awards in style.
In 2013, we rolled into town for the World Premiere of Goin’ Guerrilla. The screening was raucous and we were thrilled to bring the movie back to where it began. Our road trip to our first AOF began as I wrapped the film and we shot pickups during the 2011 festival.
Now we’re back for 2014. We’re bringing 3 References and Co-ED Campfire Carnage. 3 References has had an amazing festival run, starting off at the prestigious Austin Film Festival (Academy Award Eligible festival) where it garnered 4.5 out of 5 starts. And we’re excited to have its California Premiere. Co-Ed is a Twitchy wide experiment, an anthology film that unites the visions of several filmmakers into one feature.
What does this year hold for us? We’ve earned six total nominations. But we’re really excited to reunite with old friends and colleagues and meet some new ones. So Del and Theresa. You two have worked hard to make this happen for us. All we can say is…thank you.
So, 2014. It’s already 1/4 over. Where did it go?
Well, we spent a lot of it in New York. Oklahoma. California (x2). A festival in Austin. And next month we’re in South Carolina, Oklahoma and Cali again. In these festivals, we will have played four different feature films. We’ve released two music videos and been prepping a new movie that we’re raising money for.
Our journey has been a great ride. We know we’ve touched people. We’ve had people tell us that a we made their FAVORITE movie. We’ve made top ten lists. We’ve had films requested. And we’ve had people do their best to be a part of the process.
What does it all mean? It means we’re rocking and rolling!
And honestly we couldn’t do it without you all. We look at the money raised to make these movies (over 37,000) and the support we’ve been given and we can’t help but look at it as a mandate. A mandate to do better. A mandate to keep rolling. And we feel the responsibility that comes with it. We will never let you down. We will continue to earn your business.
So we say thank you.
We are now accepting submissions for the Austin Indie Flix Showcase.
Be a part of this excellent opportunity to view true independent cinema.
TWITCHY DOLPHIN CASTS DISASSOCIATIONVILLE
Twitchy Dolphin is casting their new independent feature film DisAssociationVille.
Seeking several characters:
TOM: former athlete, now living in the glory days, despite his rounder mid section.
CHRIS: 17/18 high school student living in an emotionally abusive home.
PAUL: 17/18 Chris best friend.
SUE: 17/18 Chris female best friend
Other roles will be filled from these auditions.
Roles are deferred pay only.
Please send HS and resume to
Congrats to DisAssociationVille, XXXX, 3 References, Goin’ Guerrilla star Terissa Kelton on her new article!
We just want to wish all of our family, friends and fans a joyous holiday season and a happy new year.
We had the pleasure of collaborating with our friends Texas Renegade on a great video. Always puts me in the mood.
We’ll be busy to start 2014, folks! BUSY as little Dolphins.
For Goin’ Guerrilla, we’ll be rockin’ and rolling with 2 festival screenings and a public engagement through TUGG. We’re honored to be bringing the movie to the 2014 Trail Dance Film Festival and the 2014 Idyllwild International Festival of Cinema.
We’re also working to bring the movie to Houston’s Alamo Drafthouse through TUGG on January 14. If you want to come out and see a cool indie film and your in the Houston area, come out.
Also in January, we’re excited to announce that we’ll be making the World Premiere of our new horror comedy Co-Ed Campfire Carnage. The movie is a lot of fun and we’re excited to be back at the Macabre Faire Film Festival. As always, than you all for your support!