Back row: Carissa Kosta and Julie Mitchell; front row: Jeremy Guskin, Carl Lundstrom and Adam Grimes. On the set of DEAD MAN'S PARTY, a film directed by Markus Baldwin. Picture courtesy NonHip Pictures. All rights reserved.
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Dead Man's Party (2013)
Opened: 02/17/2013 Limited
|NoHo 7||02/17/2013 - 02/17/2013||1 day|
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IT'S GONNA GET STUFFY IN HERE!
If you like a little horror with your laughter, then you'll enjoy this weekend getaway flick. Five friends return to a beach house they haven't been to since...well, you'll just have to watch it to see.
I have loved B horror movies since the early 80's. My wife, Julie Mitchell, suggested that I write one of my own. So I wrote four amazingly hilarious comedy-horror screenplays that we couldn't shoot ourselves because they had numerous locations and/or large casts and/or special effects. We had no budget for those kinds of scripts. Seriously who has the money to fly an entire cast and crew to the Appalachian mountains for a month and who can build me a mechanical dog that eats children for fourteen dollars?
So I joked to my buddy, Frik (aka Carl Lundstom), that if I had one location that I really liked then I would write a script around it. Frik said, "Can you use a beach house?" And I said, "%@*$ yes. " And two weeks later Dead Man's Party was born.
Everyone in the cast and crew is a friend that Julie and I have worked with in the past. We are lucky to have such talented and good friends on board with us. A big thanks to them and to everyone who made our dream of making a movie into a reality.
Our production company, NonHip Pictures, has produced several shorts and co-produces the web series Betty and DD.
We're in preproduction for our next film, another comedy-horror, currently titled Get Dead.
-- Markus Baldwin, Director/Writer
About the Cast
Tatum Adair (Mrs. Pincher)
This is the most unflattering picture of Tatum the producers of this movie could find. It's not fair.
Markus Baldwin (Ben/Director/Writer)
Markus enjoys punching clowns and picking up chicks (the good kind). He's been successful at both since 1983.
Richard Beatty (Reggie)
"Richard enjoys many things, just to name a few."
Adam Grimes (Zach)
Raised in a small Village in the early 1800's, Adam's childhood was one of fierce determination and fortitude in the face of a nightmarish demonic presence that kept the local community at bay and far removed from the world at large. That is, until one day, when a young girl escaped and realized they were just on a modern day nature preserve with a big wall around it. After his emancipation, he became an actor. He would like to thank his mom and brother for always being there for him and take this moment to apologize for a sobriety balance issue that inexplicably and persistently confuses his past with M. Night Shyamalan's "The Village."
Jeremy Guskin (Max)
Jeremy Guskin a classically trained Chekhovian actor, is being asked to write this under duress. He is fairly certain his captors cannot read English and this plea for assistance will go unnoticed. If you are reading this in any form of print right now, call MI5. This Taiwanese sweatshop version of film making must not go unpunished. Help me. Mr. Guskin is also the voice of Sergeant Lawyer, M.D. on the Lifetime cartoon mini-series "Rape Ward".
Carissa Kosta (Sara)
Carissa knows you did it.
Shon Little (Mr. Pincher/Associate Producer)
Shon Little comes from a long line of tree-dwellers and currently lives in a dynamite crape myrtle. His home is made primarily of PVC pipe and particleboard and he only comes out to gather food, act in low-budget feature films and tease children. Career highlights include "Guy Falls Through Window Standing On Exercise Ball" on YouTube and "Shocked Resident" interviewed for the KTLA News Story "Stripper Set On Fire". Shon has a degree in Fahrenheit that he thinks is ideal for snail farming and has an idea for an art/sport that combines karaoke with paintball. In his free time he participates in famous chess-match reenactments.
Carl Lundstrom (Mitch)
Born to Augustus and Mildred Lundstrom, Carl "Frik" Lundstrom, was destined to play a role outside his father's illustrious business of dairy farming. By the age of 5, his parents realized he had an affinity toward the piano and by the age of 10, he was a prodigy playing with some of the best orchestras in the U.S. After completing his studies at Julliard and going on to play with the London Symphony Orchestra, Frik realized he had reached the pinnacle of his career as a concert pianist, and had to find new challenges to keep his creative juices flowing. After a number of years playing keyboards in '80s hair bands, Frik realized this was not on the creative path he wanted to take. Ditching the piano for more creative pursuits, he found the art of acting to be a perfect fit. Enrolling in the Actors Studio, he knew performing on the Great White Way was the creative force he needed to fuel his demanding needs. Within two years he was cast as the lead in such great off-off-off Broadway plays as "Punching Bag," "Stella," and "My Dad was a Sales Guy." Still unsatisfied, Frik set his sights on Hollywood. Again, thrown back to obscurity as a nobody in Hollywood, Frik fought back with a single minded focus toward his goal, and within a mere 10 years realized his dreams were coming to fruition. First cast in such fantastic projects as the legendary Leonard Bellafontaine's "Ab Crusher" infomercial, and in Todd Warner's "Solana Beach Marriott" project, Frik was well on his way. Knowing he had so much more to give, one late night (after too many cheap vodkas), he met his new "Prefontaine" in director Markus Baldwin. After numerous unfulfilled attempts at collaborating on projects, they finally came upon the most perfect role--from the most perfect screenplay--Mitch Beauche in "Dead's Mans Party."
Julie Mitchell (Jill/Executive Producer)
Julie was born to parents in Texas. She then proceeded to grow up there. She liked growing up. Now she likes being an adult and taking pictures in front of painted flower paintings to symbolize her inevitable "flowering" followed by a slow "dropping of petals" and eventual "death". She produced "Dead Man's Party" with her husband, Markus. He cast her as the mean girl. She was offended until he explained, "No one can play this role as bitchy as you can." That compliment sealed the deal! Julie has her family and friends to thank for being able to play this role so truthfully.
About the Crew
Jay Aaseng (Associate Producer)
"Jay Aaseng sure seems to be having a good time, doesn't he? From the look on his face, he clearly must think he's some kind of big shot around here. Well, he's in for one hell of a surprise. First thing tomorrow he's gonna find himself laying in the middle of a cactus patch smothered in tar. That oughta shut him up."
Raymond Schnurr (Original Score)
"Raymond Schnurr exploded on the music scene in 2010. Not much is known about his heritage. Some say he is a cross-breed between a giant German and a gnome due to the odd shape of his head. Raymond is a versatile and well-known composer, with a concentration in gnomatic musical styles. His favorite movies are Gnomeo and Juliet and The Coneheads. Raymond has three wives, one for each brain, and is a proud father of 13 children, 8 of which form the well-known folk band, The Points.
Colin Campbell (Unit Production Manager)
COLIN CAMPBELL has written, directed, or produced shows for NBC, Spike TV, The History Channel, G4, Food Network, The Travel Channel's World Poker Tour, SoapNet, and E!. He was a writer and producer for the syndicated shows EXTRA and National Enquirer's Uncovered, and has won both a Los Angeles-area Emmy™ award and a Golden Mike award for his work in television news. For fun, Colin takes classes at L.A.'s Groundlings Comedy Theater. He specializes in writing for show hosts; during his career, Colin has worked with talents ranging from an Academy Award™ winner to a former Playboy Playmate... and made them all appear smart, funny, clever and likeable on TV. Colin is a member of the Directors Guild of America.
Michael Turner (Director of Photography)
After graduating high school on time, Turner packed his 88 Buick Regal and set out to make movies in California. Of course he was not alone; his elder brother accompanied him sharing his life experiences of the year and a half difference. Together they begun to make a series of short films in which the elder brother was the director and Turner was the director of photography... and that's how it came to be.
Seth Marstrand (Boom Operator/Sound)
After attending Woodstock in 1969 Seth disappeared from the public eye only to resurface twice. Once to replenish his stock on Dr. Pepper and the other to run sound for the up coming hit feature "Dead Man's Party."
Eric von Steuben (Music & Art Design)
Eric was born, is currently living his life, and will one day go on to burn rainforests and destroy whole continents. (Somehow without spilling his martini...)
Karen Christine Marie Fodrea Hillhouse (The Third) (Editor/Titles)
Karen began her career in this business of show as a child actor playing herself in the classic TV Special, "Frosty, the Snowman." You may also recall seeing her in several appearances as the Little Red-Headed Girl in the well-loved Peanuts specials. Since then her life has gone the way of most animated child actors, straight to the pages of Heavy Metal. After being left on the cutting room floor (literally) of "Who Framed Roger Rabbit", she decided to go into editing. Even after being arrested twice for indecency, she still hasn't properly grasped "flash animation", but she thoroughly enjoys doing this "bullshit" and coloring with all 64 colors in the box.