Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Next Screening! 8/19!

SCREENING!
THIS WEEKEND!
BE THERE!
8/19!
Click HERE for all the info!

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Let's See YOUR Films!

I keep asking everyone to come see my flicks...  Now I'm asking to see yours!
This fall I'll be a juror at a short film fest in Southington CT!
Southington Community Arts is hosting it!
See the details below for how to submit!!!!




Short Film Contest
All Ages

PG or G rated 3-5 minute films
Preregistration required Sept 1st
for more info and to preregister call
SoCCA  860-276-1581, email southingtonarts@gmail.com or visit our website www.southingtonarts.org

Films will be shown First Friday of Apple Harvest Festival
At SoCCA and awards given.
Films must include an apple somewhere somehow!
$20.00 Submission Fee
Film submissions on flash drives due by September 8th


Friday, August 11, 2017

Let's get "REAL. W3ird." on August 12!

Be there tomorrow!
Click HERE for all the info!

Please join the past, preset, and future friends of the retired Paris And Plantsville Gallery and Studio (2010-2016) at Southington Community Cultural Arts center on August 12 from 5:00 PM to 7:PM for the Opening Reception on “REAL W3IRD – A Paris In Plantsville Reunion”
The line-up of artists for this show is amazing, featuring artists that have featured in just about every major gallery in the Tri-State area. We’re proud and excited to get the group back together for the exhibition… They work created, some real, some weird, all unique.
And here they are – The Real, The Weird, The Unique –
Clinton Deckert, 
Paul Baylock, 
Craig Fredrick, 
Christine Ivers, 
Cathy Michanczyk,
Sean Michanczyk, 
Eric Stegmaier, 
Steve Rand,
Jackie Etling,
Greg Shea,
Florin Ion Firimita,
Brie McDonald,
Michele Tragakiss,
Stephen Southerland,
Wanda Buda,
Johanne Beerbaum,
Mary Decroce,
Andre Rochester,
Rae Robinson,
Christian Ayala
Dale Anne Whalen
and Jon Bristol

Join your friends and fellow artists and collectors on August 12th for the opening reception, we’re looking forward to seeing you.
The show runs from August 5th through August 26th , during normal gallery hours.

As part of the show Paris In Plantsville’s favorite puppets will also be screening! August 19th Elmwood Productions will be bringing their newest series “The Risley Brothers” for a laughter filled evening, more details here:https://www.facebook.com/events/234817923680134/?active_tab=about


Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Saturday, July 29, 2017

THE RISLEY BROTHERS! TONITE!

 Tonite is the nite!
Come see "The Risley Brothers" at The Firehouse Gallery in Milford!

It's gonna be an awesome nite!

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

So much happening!

The second half of this summer is staying as busy as the first for Elmwood!

We've got two big screenings and I'm in an art show!

Here's everything in order!
July 29th - "The Risley Brothers" screening at The Firehouse Gallery in Milford!
 Click Here for all the details!

Then I'll have a few pieces in the show "REAL. W3ird. - A Paris In Plantsville Reunion"
The show opens 8/5 and the reception/opening party is 8/12
Brie will have work in the show too!!!
More info HERE!

And then, as part of "REAL. W3ird." in Southington we'll be screening "The Risley Brothers"!
That will be on August 19th! - All the details are Here!


Monday, July 17, 2017

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Sweet dreams Mr. Romero...

Thanks for the scares...  See you on the otherside.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Jon

Here's another re-build for the new "Animal Behavior" shoots... 

Jon
Mouth Puppet from "Animal Behavior"

He's also a self portrait...  Bald and all...  Hahaha...

Here's a little peek at the making of the puppet - 

The original puppet was made about eight years ago, and had seen better days...  I was going to just repair him.  But, it made more sense to start from scratch, and make a puppet more like I had originally wanted.  So I did!


 And a peek at a couple more of the new puppets for the show - look for full posts on them soon!


Saturday, July 8, 2017

Fozzie - From The Collection

Elmwood's had a crazy busy week...  So instead of posting a puppet I made this Saturday I'm posting one from the collection I haven't yet...
Fozzie Bear
From the Collection

Although I had this when I was a kid, this is not the one.  The Fozzie I had disappeared years and years ago. 
This guy was a gift from Elmwooder Alex and his wife Marie.
They actually found him and a matching Fisher Price Kermit at a Savers....  And it'a amazing how good of shape they are both in.  I still have my old childhood Kermit, but it's really cool to have another in the collection.
Means the world to me that Marie and Alex thought of me, and got these puppets for me.
Thanks you two.

Here's as pic of the Kermit, too!


Also, thank you "Debbie Fisher"...  
I have no idea who you are, but your name is on a piece of masking tape inside Fozzie.  So, thank you Debbie for hardly playing with these puppets!  Cuz now I can!









Sunday, July 2, 2017

"It's Alright!"

Sunday AM...
Coffee in mug...
Prince in the CD player...

As he sings in "Roadhouse Garden" - It's Alright.


Saturday, July 1, 2017

Simon

Simon
Mouth Puppet from "Animal Behavior"

So we shot a whole series a few years ago called "Animal Behavior"...
And never officially released it.
Why?
Well, when all was said and done we could do better.
Those who worked on it worked hard.  REAL HARD.  And it did come out really good.  But the sound needed work.  Then when the work was done it needed even more.  And by then we looked at it and realized we could take this fun and awesome concept and make it even better...
So we are...
We're re-shooting the WHOLE thing soon, and as part of the re-shoot I decided to re-make a bunch of the puppets, and repair/update some of the others.
Simon here, he's one of the rebuilds.  I also figured since a good chunk of the show is also being re-cast it would be nice for the new performer to have a puppet of their own for the part.
The old puppet had seen much better days, and I figured let's make him better.
Here's a pic of the old one when it was still new - 
Not a bad puppet to look at, but he was falling apart, and dirty, and just not very functional for what we need him to do in the show.
And alot of people would confuse him for Steve the Vampire, hahaha...
I did love the eyes though...  So I decided to re-use them on the new one...
Here's a couple pics of the puppet in progress...  

I also re-used the eyebrows..
 And to my surprise the shirt from the original puppet was still floating around!
And it fits the new puppet better!
Here he is all done, and ready for the show! 



Sunday, June 25, 2017

NEXT!

Thanks to everyone who came out last nite!
If you missed it we got a couple more coming up, or you can watch it anytime on VHX!
Up next is The Firehouse in Milford!




Saturday, June 24, 2017

Tonite is THE nite!

The best way to start the summer?
at Back East Brewing Company!


The Risley Brothers are coming to Back East Brewing Company and they are bringing their buddies from Snuffbox!

What does any of that even mean???
PUPPETS AND PINTS AT 5:00 PM!
Please join us June 24th for a screening of the latest Elmwood Productions web series "The Risely Brothers" and and a performance from the boozegrass band Snuffbox! 

"The Risley Brothers" is a comedic story of Wes and Quig, who have just re-opened their father's defunct bar. They are doing their best to keep the place respectable in spite of the local looneys, crazy ex-girlfriends, a visit from the Devil, and even their own bad habits! 

Back East Brewing Company is an award-winning independent Craft brewery located in Bloomfield, CT, with distribution throughout Connecticut & W. Mass. 

Snuffbox is the best boozegrass band that has ever existed. 

$5.00 Admission to get in at the door - Rated PG-13 for some suggestive humor, and a few colorful words. 21 and over only please.

Puppets and Pints start at 5:00 PM! 
Snuffbox hits the stage at 6:00 PM!
The Risley Brothers starts at 7:00 PM!

The Ranger

The Ranger
Mouth Puppet from HEAD

I never did post him back while we were making the flick!
He was the only puppet in the film that had been used previously...  He used to be "Itch E."!  See him in action HERE!

And don't forget to check out HEAD on VHX and I Bleed Indie!

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Saturday Nite!!!


THE RISLEY BROTHERS AND SNUFFBOX INVADE BACK EAST BREWING COMPANY!


Click HERE for more info!!!

The Risley Brothers are coming to Back East Brewing Company and they are bringing their buddies from Snuffbox!

What does any of that even mean???
PUPPETS AND PINTS AT 5:00 PM!
Please join us June 24th for a screening of the latest Elmwood Productions web series "The Risely Brothers" and and a performance from the boozegrass band Snuffbox! 

"The Risley Brothers" is a comedic story of Wes and Quig, who have just re-opened their father's defunct bar. They are doing their best to keep the place respectable in spite of the local looneys, crazy ex-girlfriends, a visit from the Devil, and even their own bad habits! 

Back East Brewing Company is an award-winning independent Craft brewery located in Bloomfield, CT, with distribution throughout Connecticut & W. Mass.

Snuffbox is the best boozegrass band that has ever existed.

$5.00 Admission to get in at the door - Rated PG-13 for some suggestive humor, and a few colorful words. 21 and over only please.

Puppets and Pints start at 5:00 PM!
Snuffbox hits the stage at 6:00 PM!
The Risley Brothers starts at 7:00 PM!

Back East Brewing - https://www.facebook.com/backeastbrewing/
Snuffbox - https://www.facebook.com/BoxOfSnuff/
Elmwood Productions - https://www.facebook.com/elmwoodproductions/

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Gerry

 Gerry
Mouth Puppet - Seen in a couple episodes of "The Risley Brothers"
Check out "The Risley Brothers" now
HERE or HERE!

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Alyssa

Alyssa
Mouth Puppet
She appears in an episode of "The Risley Brothers"...  But with very different hair!


Thursday, June 8, 2017

Ahhh, Elmwood... Love you cats!



Another great nite with the Elmwood gang is now in the memory books...
Looking forward to our work on this "Secret Shakespeare" project we're doing for Desultory Theatre Club!  
And it was great to see the crew laughing and see an ol' face pop up!

With all the good, sometimes somethings try to bring you down...
That happened to me, so I vented.  And felt better.  And made jokes...
I sit here now asking myself: "W.W.H.D?". 
And I feel good about the work I've done, and the amazing crew Elmwood has become.  No one can take that away from us!
We're killing it!  And I'm proud of each of ya!