Thursday, October 27, 2016

One Last Nite!!! HEAD for Halloween! 10/29

Elmwood Productions is bringing HEAD to Milford CT as part of the Halloween screening tour!
HEAD will be screening at the Firehouse Art Gallery on October 29th! It will be the last chance to see HEAD on a screen with your fellow horror and independent film fans this year!
Doors will open at 6:00 PM, and the movie will start at 7:00!
Light refreshments will be provided, and feel free to dress up for some trick or treating! Bring out your Halloween best!

HEAD is the story of five twenty-somethings who go for a weekend camping trip in remote New England, only to discover that the land on which they're staying was the site of a brutal mass murder years ago. When they meet a mysterious man during their stay, things quickly begin to unravel as they fear they’re becoming the next victims.
And after viewing this film you may never go camping again…
HEAD is Rated R for gore, harsh language, sex and nudity, and bad behavior; all involving puppets.

$5.00 Suggested donation to the gallery for entrance.
 More Info if needed

Monday, October 24, 2016

New York! Here we come! FearNYC!

Myself and a few of my brothers in Elmwood Productions are all HEADing to NYC today to be at FearNYC, a huge horror film fest that started on Friday!
We've got the honor of screening HEAD there today! 

So as I sit back with my cat on my lap, a coffee in hand, and good music on the turntable, I can't help but to be grateful for all I have, and all I've accomplished.  I'm grateful and thankful to all my friends and family, and all the people who dig what Elmwood's been doing...  I know how lucky we are, and I am, to be surrounded by all this goodness.

So now, I can't wait to see some horror freaks!  NYC here we come!

And it's not too late to come out and see the show!  The flick starts at 5 PM!  Tickets here! 

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

I need coffee.............

Monday, October 3, 2016

First HEAD screening of the season is coming up!

Hole In The Wall Theater & Desultory Theatre Club present
The Halloween Massacr-ade
featuring Elmwood Productions Award Winning Puppet Horror Film, HEAD.
The costume theme is "Killers vs. Counselor's".
Dress up as your favorite Slasher (or create one of your own) or one of the Camp Counselors they love to stalk!
Prizes will be awarded for best costume!

A screening of the film Head and Music by The Super Scenics, accompany a cash bar and other treats. All proceeds from the event go to Hole In The Wall Theater to help us continue providing great theatre in the region.

$10 at the door, click

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Saturday, October 1, 2016

HEAD screenings in October!

Three big HEAD screenings the week of HALLOWEEN!
Two in Connecticut and one in New York!
Click HERE for more info on show times and locations!
Looking forward to seeing some new faces and old friends! 

Wednesday, September 21, 2016

Sunday, September 18, 2016

Hey, Mac! Need a puppet?
Added two puppets to Etsy not long ago...
Still there!  Priced low! 
Well, low-ish, I suppose...
Get 'em while ya can ;)

I'll be adding more soon as well!

Tuesday, September 13, 2016


I've been doing some research for a new series Elmwood is developing.  It's boing to be about monsters, and urban legends, and so on.  And in the void that becomes the internet I ended up reading about alien flicks, which led me here now -
Here's a puppet I don't think I've ever mentioned here on this blog...

This is probably on of the most effective puppets in film history.  To this day kids see this movie and freak out as E.T. gets sick, and nearly dies. 
It's hard not believe he's real. 

I could go on and on about this film and the impact it has had, but instead, just check out a couple cool shots of an amazing puppet -

Monday, September 12, 2016

Halloween can begin!

Labor Day is past...  And I saw some yellowing leaves...  And all the pumpkin madness has begun in the grocery stores...
That means we can start getting ready for Halloween!!!

I'm already decorating this morning!

And since the Halloween Season is upon us!  Elmwood Productions is also ready to celebrate! We’re bringing our multi-award winning horror flick HEAD out for a little tour! Join us at one of the screenings, or all of them if you’re a true horror movie nut!
10/21 –
Hole in the Wall Theater New Britain, CT – With a Halloween Party!
10/21 to 10/27 –
International Horror Film Festival Cinema Village New York, NY - Exact date TBA soon!
10/29 –
Firehouse Art Gallery Gallery Milford, CT
Save the dates now! More Details on each one in the next few days!

Saturday, September 10, 2016

Grover - Mouth Puppet

Mouth Puppet for the upcoming film "Debacle"
Debacle is a film Elmwood has been toying with since 2007.  Nearly ten years.  I wrote a quick script from a funny idea, and just ran with it.  We've talked over the years of doing it with actor. puppets, animation, as a comic book...  But another project always steps up and becomes a priority.  Over the summer I had some down time and built one of the leads, Grover here, for fun.  We already have Leon built, he's the other lead.  And we did use him in another short, "The Risley Brothers: Welcome To The Wooden Beaver"
as Thomas, the British jerk-wad.  For Debacle though Leon/Thomas got an update.  I'll post him again later. 
Anyway, I decided to build Grover base on a sketch I did in 2010.  He came out exactly how I wanted.  So whenever I have downtime I'll keep building the Debacle cast...  And one day the movie may actually get made!

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The coolest magnet on my fridge...

Thanks Keith!

And Labor Day is now over...
We can officially start HALLOWEEN!

Saturday, September 3, 2016

Labor Day Weekend.. As always - SUPPORT THE MDA!

From last Saturday to today it's been a loooong week. 
Last Saturday was awesome, Elmwood was at the CT Horror Fest to promote HEAD, and it was a huge success!  Saw some great friends, and met a ton of great new people...

Wednesday was a blast too...  The shooting of the "Risley Brothers" series is getting close to the finish line!

And I got pooped on.  No fun.  But that's another story of another day, hahaha...

And now...  A day off.
Before I spend the day mowing the lawn and then in the studio just wanted to point out it's Labor Day weekend.

For me it's more than a extra day off.  It's a soul feeding weekend.  I spent most them growing up running from MDA event to MDA event and watching the MDA telethon, and always ended up at Channel 3 here in CT at the end of the day Monday for the end of the telethon.  Those were fascinating and wonderful times.  I miss them, and so many of the people... 
So join me this weekend in supporting the MDA,
fill a fireman's boot, make a donation online...  Whatever you want! 

Friday, September 2, 2016

Steve the Vampire in LEGO! Thank you Marie and Alex!!!

A little surprise gift from the new guy in
Elmwood, Alex - and his cool wife Marie!
Thanks so much!  This is awesome!

And check out all the "Steve the Vampire" action HERE!

Monday, August 22, 2016

Today's Mug..

It's official...  I have had my head replaced with a coffee mug...  I am now really Too Much Coffee Man!

Anyway...  This awesome Kermit mug...  Last fall I went to Disney World with my wife, and every time I saw this mug in a shop I'd debate getting it, then talk myself out of it.  The she finally stated "Get it!  If you don't I will."  And laughed...
So here I am, drinking coffee and loving life. 

CT HorrorFest 8/27!!!

The Elmwood Gang will be at the CT HorrorFest this Saturday!
We'll be pushing HEAD down peoples throats and even have some little monster puppets for sale!

Come by our booth, get a HEAD DVD, and puppet, or just say hi!!!
We're looking forward to this!

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Buy the Ticket, Play the Tunes...

Getting in some good puppet making time...  And this is the CD currently playing.  Not a bad way to spend a Sunday afternoon

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Just smile...

Got online this morning to do my usual check up on messages, news, etc...
Saw a bunch of depressing things.
Decided I need to give myself a smile, and hopefully make others smile too...

So I watched these and smiled...

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Happy Birthday Tricky - Magic Hat Wisdom

Nine Years and Eleven Months Ago...  Elmwood Almost Killed Tricky.

And if you're worried about the little guy that got blown up in the video...  Here's a picture of him now... 
He's got a good life in the puppet studio!

Friday, August 5, 2016

Next Weekend - Get HEAD in New Hampshire!

 HEAD has been accepted into the
We'll be screening Saturday afternoon - 8/13/2016!
Come by and check out the flick, meet some of us who made the flick - including me!

Monday, August 1, 2016

Monday Morning Song...

Everybody's Got A Little Light Under The Sun

Sunday, July 31, 2016

The LISA Files

So we have this mannequin at the Elmwood studio that was liberated from a sad life in a dingy store no one really likes...
The name stamped on the back of her neck is LISA.

At the store (where some Elmwood crew spent time working at) we'd dress her up and take goofy pictures.  And our buddy Joe was in love with her...  
Then she joined us in the studio.  First I turned her into some "art", dressing her up like Frank-n-furter from "Rocky Horror".  Then she disappeared for a while.  We then resurrected her to scare the crap out of Manda, one of the puppeteers on HEAD, one nite.  
Since then Lisa had a makeover, Mike and I painted her a lovely shade of silver, and she became a minor character on out upcoming show, "The Risley Brothers".  Once you see the show, you'll understand how that works, hahaha...
Well...  I found all these old pictures of Lisa in a file, and thought it'd be fun to share them.
Once we're done shooting "The Risley Brothers" we're going to make her into another piece of art, with a new makeover, and if all goes to plan we'll be using her as an incentive for an eventual Kickstarter...
But for now...
The LISA Files

Someday we'll have to locate the rest of her body!