Saturday, July 14, 2018

Who's HEAD? Now Online!!!

The past 30 + Hours of love has been unbelievable....
I am humbled...

The past couple weeks I keep seeing articles sharing the press release for "HEAD" and reviews of the film all referring to it as “Jon Bristol’s HEAD”.

Well this is my head:

I know what you're thinking: "Damn, that guy is hot!"

But the “HEAD” the press are writing about is something awesome.  
It’s a movie made by Elmwood Productions.  
We shot this cool and funny horror flick, and now it’s getting a full blown digital release courtesy of the awesome team at Terror Films!

Notice how I didn’t say I made the movie.  It's because I didn’t. 
It takes a ton of folks to make a movie. 
Elmwood Productions made the movie.  
When the press looks at a flick it’s looking for names to use.  I’m listed in the credits a bunch and did direct it.  
So, it seems by default, my name is popping up.  A lot.
I have always tried to say Elmwood makes the movies, not just me.  
We used to have a guy in our crew who was always saying “I”, “me” “mine” when discussing the work Elmwood had done and it would drive me crazy.  “WE” did it.  As a team.  It would drive me crazy when he would do it because he was over stretching his own involvement while taking away credit from everyone else.  
And I am not ungrateful for the press dropping my name!
Hell, I'm glad HEAD and Elmwood Productions is getting ANY press, hahaha!
I just want to make sure everyone involved is feeling some love!

“WE” work hard, all of us.  Including him…  So, I’ve learned to let it go.

But I still won’t do it myself.  Sure, seeing my name is cool and puffs up the ego a little bit!  
And most of the articles do name drop members of the cast and crew…

Now I want to name drop them ALL, here…
These are the folks who made "HEAD" happen.  Not everyone though, the names here are the folks who were on set and in the editing room.  If you want to see every name you’ll have to check it out now on Amazon Prime, iTunes TubiTV, and VUDU.  Click the names of the sites – they are links right to the flick! 

So, without any further introduction – 
The ChuckleHEADs I Love That Made HEAD Happen:

Rick Passmore
Mike Finland
Russ Werlebird
Chris Gierowski
Muffin Burton
Gabe Finkenstein
Manda Vasas
J.R. Calvo
Nick Foreman
Sally Arlette-Garcia
Keith Paul
Ben Farley
Jim Williams
Steph Neagle
Jason Finberg
Pat Carroll
Theresa Murphy
Brian Woodman

And here's a set pic of a few of us...  
OK!  Now go watch "HEAD"!
Remember it is YOUR support that keeps us going!
Thank you!  We love ya!


Thank you all for your support!

And thank you Terror Films!

Friday, July 13, 2018

HEAD - Watch it now!


Thank you all for your support!

And thank you Terror Films!

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

HEAD on Friday the 13th!

 Nope, it's not a crossover with Jason...
It's the day HEAD hits a bunch of streaming services!
Amazon Prime, iTunes, TubiTV, and VUDU... And more!

On Friday I'll post links to them here on the blog! Hope you check it out!!!

Friday, July 6, 2018

LOTS of HEAD press...

Since the announcement that Terror Films would be releasing HEAD on several digital platforms there has been a ton of press for HEAD...
If you want to read it all please follow HEAD and Elmwood Productions on Facebook.  Much of it is being shared there...

But here is a link to Rue Morgue Magazine...  
They interviewed Rick Passmore and myself about the flick - Check it out HERE!

And don't forget - 
7/13/2018 FRIDAY THE 13th HEAD 

Thursday, July 5, 2018

Wednesday, July 4, 2018


Happy 4th of July!
For those folks who don't like Prince or Rock n' Roll


This song makes more sense today than it did over 30 years ago when it came out.
"Keep the children free"

Monday, July 2, 2018

I Would Love To Be Your Neighbor.

Heading to the movies to beat the heat this holiday week?
During the summer movie-goers are bombarded with overblown and over hyped fluff...
Don't get me wrong, sometime I LOVE that stuff...
I just with that for every movie ticket sold to
  Avengers Part 37 and Jurassic Park World: Dances With Fred and Dino 
a ticket to a film like Won't You Be My Neighbor also be sold...
Again, no slight to the blockbusters.  Some of my all time favorite films are in that category.
And I make some truly boneheaded films myself.  And I make flicks with heart.  There is a place for both for everyone, in my opinion.
I sat in a full movie theater Saturday nite and watched this movie.  Amazing.
I cannot recommend it enough.

Saturday, June 30, 2018

Furry Friend!

 This guy is on Etsy now!
I have been pretty good about posting a puppet every Saturday...
But man, some of the puppets I have been working on I cannot share yet and it's killing me because they are some of the best puppets I have ever made.
They are all for an upcoming project and Elmwood is doing our best not to let too much information out until the right time...
Can't wait to show you what we've been up to though!
In the meantime I'll keep posting these silly monsters and others as I can!

Tuesday, June 26, 2018


Terror Films will launch the film on several Digital platforms. Platforms hosting the film’s launch include: Amazon Prime, iTunes, VUDU and Tubi TV. The release will be available in North America, as well as over 40 english speaking countries. Additional Digital platforms will follow!

My mom would have been pretty proud of this.  And that's no joke!
More info HERE
And we made it into the 
Pretty cool!

Monday, June 25, 2018

Monday Morning Music...

The Dark Crystal
on the turntable..
Coffee is on, and the sketchbook is out.  
Great start to the day.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

The Love Monster

The Love Monster
Mouth Puppet
He's just a monster, who loves to love! 

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Good times, good laughs, good life...

I have this group of people I meet with, once a week, most weeks...
It's better than a sport group.  
It's the crew from Elmwood Productions.

I hope everyone in their lives has something like this.  if it is just one person, or a room full of them...
People that are there to share creativity, visions, idea, and most importantly mutual support...
I love my gang of goofballs and cannot wait for you to see what we're doing next!

Until then - CLICK HERE and keep Elmwood in business!  Thanks!!!

Saturday, June 2, 2018

And Another Little Monster!!!

Cool Monster 
Mouth Puppet

 This one isn't on Etsy, but his two buddies below are!
Check out my Etsy page!

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Another Little Monster!

Little Monster Dude
Mouth Puppet

 I've been adding puppets like this little guy to the Etsy shop!
 Making some smaller, more afordable little puppets! 

Saturday, May 19, 2018

Little Monster

 Little Monster Guy
Mouth Puppet - On Etsy!
 Slowly adding more puppets to Etsy!  Check it out!

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Check out Elmwood on VHX!

 Check out "The Risley Brothers", 
"Animal Behavior", and more on VHX!
Click The Pics and See The Shows!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Online Otis

Online Otis
Mouth Puppet
Elmwood Productions also provides puppets and production for commercial and industrial work!  We can make puppets, and do all the production as well!
Here's a fun piece we did for Dean's Stove & Spa recently!
Contact us if you think we can help your brand!