Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Saturday Nite!!!


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???
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


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

Saturday, June 10, 2017


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!

Monday, June 5, 2017

Bunny Buddy!

Got some great time in at the studio today...  
And had a visit from this little fella!

Who will we turn out to be!?!

Saturday, June 3, 2017


Mouth Puppet - Seen in "The Risley Brothers"
 I'd say she's a little (a lot) stuck in the 1980's!!!

Saturday, May 27, 2017

The Original Four

No one new today...  Here's a look back...

Late last year I was going through all the puppets we have stored at 
Elmwood's studio.
Doing a big cataloging and sorting...  Needed to be done!
While doing it I was also looking for puppets to be reused and repurposed for future projects, or sold on Etsy to help fund future projects.  
And then there are these guys.  These four puppets were among the original dozen or so puppets I made.  They were used in a series called "It's Late Enough With Plink!" that was for local cable access.  It never really went anywhere.  
Most of the rest of the dozen have been torn up and made into other things, or just didn't survive the years...  Except the original Sojive!  He's still here too, hahaha...
I decided to give them to the puppeteers who brought them to life all those years ago.  But wanted to make sure they got preserved.  So I mounted 'em like dead animals!  Hahaha!
I have no idea if they just tossed these in closets when I gave them to them, or if somewhere that are on proud display.  I just know it felt right to send them to new homes...
Thank you Russ, Pete, and Jim - for being there in the beginning!  

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Say Hello To Heaven

I am lucky.  In 100 years people will talk about you and your music.  
I got to actually share this Earth with you.  
Say hello to everyone for me up there.

Saturday, May 13, 2017


Mouth Puppet
 This guy is very Muppety!
And he's looking for a home!
Yup, he's on Etsy!

Monday, May 8, 2017

The Risley Brothers Love Beer!

They love it so much they are invading 
 All the info is HERE!  Check it out and be there!


Not close enough to catch one of the awesome screenings we have coming up of 
"The Risley Brothers"?

No worries!!!  You can watch it right from home too!!!

Check it out now on VHX!
Click both links above for version with the original short, or without!

And here's info for two more screenings!

Sunday, May 7, 2017

This is Ricky...

 But I usually call him Rick...

Rick has been a part of the Elmwood crew for a few years..  He's spent most of the time being the conservative ying to my liberal yang and he's always been on the same page one as me.

Page one is MAKE GOOD WORK.

I'm glad and grateful to have gotten to know him over the past few years....  And yes, I can be a bit protective on him.  He needs it some times, hahaha

Anyway...  This guy has helped me and Elmwood grow, and get better.  
And everyday I am happy and lucky to call him part of the crew.

He turned 30 yesterday...  And holy cow, that is amazing.   
He is braver than most people I have ever met...  But that's a whole other story for another day..

Today, the day after his 30 birthday, he is still Rick.  Ricky...  My friend, my partner.

And I'm glad to have him in my life.

Saturday, May 6, 2017


Mouth Puppet
Viv here has a cameo in "The Risley Brothers"...  She'll pop up again!
Here she is with her date from the episode of "Risley" she's in...  Who she blows off to leave with Pop!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Thanks Again! Wow!!!

This past Thursday Elmwood held our premiere of
 "The Risley Brothers" at the amazing Hartford Flavor Company...

What a blast.  What a turnout.  What a nite!
Thanks again to everyone who came out, and look for the show soon on Elmwood's VHX page!

And if you want to come to a screening we just lined another up!

And now...  Onto work on the next one!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017


Tonite is the nite...  
I hope to see a lot of people laughing!
In case you missed any of the other  one million posts from myself, Elmwood, and the whole Elmwood gang, here's the info one more time!

And we made the paper!  Check out today's Hartford Courant and CT Now!

Let's get the spring started with 
"The Risley Brothers"!
Elmwood Productions is proud to invite you to The Hartford Flavor Company on April 27th for the very first screening of our newest web series!
From the people that brought you "Steve the Vampire" and the award winning "HEAD" - 
"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! 

Hartford Flavor Company is the parent company of Wild Moon, a line of unique, flavored liqueurs made of all natural ingredients. Visit our production facility & Tasting Room as part of the nite! A Silver medal winner at the 2015 & 2016 NY World Wine & Spirits Competition. Wild Moon Liqueurs Birch flavor recognized by an international publication as CT's most unique spirit.

Joining us at the screening will be Robert Fullerton for a performance of his music before the movie begins! Robert provided the theme song for the show; "Hard To Be Gone", and several of his tunes are featured throughout the series! - https://www.facebook.com/rcfmusic/?pnref=lhc

And we'll have Bradley Taffy there! Providing all of you with amazing kettle corn, taffy, and maybe some suprises!

And... Yup, another and! Avery's Soda! The awesome team from Avery's will be there to help out the thirsty, and hopefully even mix it up with some Wild Moon and see what kind of flavors will blow out taste buds away!

Rated PG-13 for some suggestive humor, and a few colorful words.

$5.00 admission to the screening. Doors Open at 6:00 PM, the pre-show with Robert Fullerton is at 7:00, and the film begins at 7:30.
Times are subject to change - We'll keep everything up to date if anything does!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017


Holy crap...  The premiere screening of "The Risley Brothers" web series is in 24 hours...
We worked our butts off on this one, and I really hope to see everyone laughing at the screening!  

Once the show is up on VHX I'll probably write a little more about how it came to be, like I did when HEAD premiered.  But for now...
Come see the show!!!
Click THIS LINK for more info!
We probably should have helped Heather pick out an outfit for tomorrow...