Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Happy New Year from Josh and Todd!

Josh and Todd want to wish you a Happy New Year!

Don't drink and drive, have a blast, and if you're at a strip club, don't do what they did!

Bringing the dancers home isn't always a good idea!
(Always be wary of strippers with eye patches!)

And come back tomorrow for the first look at footage from the film!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy Holidays!

Jon here...
We've just about finished up shooting the movie, and it's looking good so far!
A couple weeks ago most of the cast was together for a scene, and we spent a good chunk of the nite after just hanging out...
So like a good producer I made sure to get some pictures to share with you!
Enjoy, and Merry Christmas!

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Meet The Cast - And the Rest!

Jon Here...
This time around we won't be posting pictures and bios of the rest of the cast. Just the names and a heartfelt "thank you" for being involved. One thing I did do was steal pictures of people from myspace and things like that... Yes I was looking for funny pics...
So here we go... Alphabetized... The rest of the cast!
Anna Gawel
Anna's is doing make-up for some of the cast, no she doesn't normally wear a tiara! But she should.

Sam Hugh

Mindy Levack
Erika Pocock
Meghan Sandelli

And make sure to
Come back on January 1, 2009 for a first look at the film!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Meet The Cast - Todd the Monster

Todd the Monster as Todd

Todd is appearing as a character with a very similar name in the film Josh and Todd: The Story of A Man And His Puppet.

After getting his chops co-starring in a failed public access series Todd went on to wait tables and sling coffee for a few years in New York. He moved back to Connecticut and re-connected with his former producer, Jon Bristol, and Jon quickly cast him in this film.
Jon said; "It's the perfect part for him, and I'm sure Todd will be a star after this film hits the streets. He has it all, looks, charm, he can sing and dance, and he's scotch guarded."
Co-Star Eric Stegmaier and Todd have become very close friends since the production began, and Eric had this observation about Todd; "Todd has a tendency to instigate matters that most people try to sweep under the carpet. He is a habitual line crosser, and he does so by badgering and annoying everyone involved. However, once the dust settles the conclusion is always the same… the little bastard is right. And he's a damn fine actor"
In his down time Todd hangs out with his girlfriend, Sherberta, and he hopes to eventually direct the film he's writing, based on the book he wrote about his adventures; "Foam Fantasies Come True: A Life in Puppet Exploitation Films".
Todd and Jon, taking a break from shooting
Todd is performed by Jon Bristol in the film!

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Meet The Cast - J.R. Calvo and Josh Tanner

J.R. Calvo as A Man Named Sue

J.R. (AKA Joe) originally came to Elmwood Productions to be the Vampire Hunter in the Steve The Vampire series and he's stuck around since and continued to act with us and write. He appears in Josh and Todd: The Story of A Man and His Puppet as Sue, a neighbor of Josh and the love of Bob's life.
More on Joe can be found at his website


Josh Tanner as Bob
Josh is a recent recruit into Elmwood productions and makes his debut as both an actor and an assistant puppeteer in Josh and Todd: The Story of A Man and His Puppet
Josh and a proud father of one and really likes martinis.

Monday, December 8, 2008

The Hazards of Film Making...

Jon here...
We're nearly done, and it's coming out great...
But sometimes you film where you shouldn't.
And this happens...

Friday, December 5, 2008

Meet the Cast - Elizabeth Bohmier

Elizabeth Bohmier as Dawn

This is Liz’s first project with Elmwood Productions and she is ravenously excited to be involved.

She has loved acting since she was born and has given her family and friends the privilege of enduring countless of her theatrical endeavors.

Liz has her B.A. from Central Connecticut State University, where she double majored in Theater & Psychology. Liz had the pleasure of pretending to be many different people while at CCSU including: Elizabeth Proctor in The Crucible, Dr. Jean Loggins in The Mound Builders, Woman in Queenly Spanish Garb in Chamber Music and Mrs. Charlotte Wallace in Beyond Therapy. She also performed in Hair, Godspell, Now!, Cous Cous and Comedy of Errors, for which she got to engage in swordplay with a golf club.

In addition to acting, she dabbles in directing and playwriting. She directed ‘dentity Crisis and was the Assistant Director of Domestica Violencia. She has been involved in several projects which used theater to encourage dialogue about social issues, including the Rule of Thumb Domestic Violence Project, which she produced, directed and facilitated.

She was a finalist for the Irene Ryan Acting Scholarship Award at The Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival.

After completing her undergraduate degree, Liz took a 6 year hiatus from acting during which she received a Masters in Social Work from UCONN, became a yoga teacher, took a husband, brought two magnificent children into the world, bought a house, tended her vegetable garden and helped save the world from almost certain destruction by voting for our next president. Now she has returned to her true love: being the center of attention.
See, when ya talk to puppets, you can’t help but attract a few stares…

Liz currently consults for the CT Association for Community Action and teaches yoga at A Healing Trail Massage Therapy Center in Harwinton, CT. She spends all available time playing with her kids Raven & James, writing stories about the end of the world and pondering all of life’s greatest questions, such as “How did life begin?”, “Is there life after death?” and “How exactly does one remove Play-Do from corduroy?”

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Meet the Cast - Amanda Regan

Amanda Regan as "Todd's Dream Girl"
Amanda is making her film debut in “Josh And Todd: The Story of A Man And His Puppet”

Amanda attended E.C. Stevens Elementary School (Class of 1995) and graduated with Honors and a deep knowledge of the flavor of paste.
In the film she plays the woman of Todd the Monster’s dreams…

Amanda likes long walks on the beach, sunsets, and deep sea fishing and the soothing sounds of Frank Sinatra. She also spends her free nights knitting and can be often found doing needle point. She says of her role in this film; “Sometime I cry myself to sleep, worrying that my parents may see this someday.” And also says; “But, everyone needs to see this film, its life affirming, and if people see it, I won’t choose to end mine.” So let’s all do the world a favor and see this film, so Amanda has purpose to go on.

Amanda is also a big fan of musicals and hopes to star in one someday.

Gabe Finkinstein sizes up his co-star...