October 17, 2003

Hello from the CrashCam Films Global HQ. We’re busier than a beaver with gum disease over here at the HQ (I’m not sure what that means, but we are quite busy). There are more projects than you can shake a brick at. What is this guy talking about, you ask? Well dig it for yourself:

Hillbilly Doomsday
The darkly comedic and brutally funny short film of Texas first murder of the new millennium is done (for the most part, anyway). I’m finally getting around to sending copies of Hillbilly Doomsday off to film fests. In the mean time I give the little film a tweak here and there. Hopefully we’ll get some screenings set up and we can all check out the flick, laugh in horror and then feel guilty afterwards. Get info on the movie at http://www.CrashCamFilms.com

HeKill Three music video getting a work over.
A bit of reshaping on things over here regarding the HeKill Three video adventure. We’re retooling the concept and will be now shooting a video for a brand new and yet unreleased song. In fact the song is so new it isn’t even recorded yet! How do you like that? Hopefully we’ll be shooting the video in November after the tracks a laid down. Keep your eyes peeled for updates.

More Music Videos
We’ve recently completed a video for DamBaby, it’s pretty sweet. And we’ve got a lot more music videos coming up for some great bands, but until they’re locked down for sure, I’ll keep my lip buttoned. If you wanna be involved in some of these upcoming projects, check back here for updates and info and you’ll be the first to know.

The Down Side
The first draft of this twisted dark comedy-caper flick is done!!! It’s 117pages of ass kicking, double crossing, rock and roll fueled caper goodness.
I’ve started a web page for it and it has limited info, but check it out at http://www.crashcamfilms.com/thedownside.htm

Hell On Wheels
We’re looking at wrapping up principal photography on this feature length documentary about the roller derby movement afoot here in Austin, TX some time in the next few months. We’ll probably grab a few shots here and there while we’re in post and we’ll definitely be keeping our ears open to the happening in the roller derby world as we get into the editing process as they are a lively bunch. Check out our site for Hell on Wheels at www.HellOnWheelsTheMovie.com


July 21 , 2003

The picture is locked! Hillbilly Doomsday is now undergoing some sound sweetening and such. We’re starting to submit the short to film fests, so hopefully some time in the late fall or winter, we’ll have some screening dates to announce.

The big news is now you can watch damn near every CrashCam Film and music video online!!! For an index of films available to watch, CLICK HERE.

The Down Side is the new feature script in the works. It’s filled with darkly comedic mayhem, tension packed caper antics and a double cross or two if you can believe that. The script is still in the rough stages, it’s growing slowly but surely and is about 78 pages right now. It continues to get better and more detailed.

We’ve been working on the “Hell on Wheels” documentary for 18 months and anticipate wrapping things up and heading to post sometime near the end of this year. We have a teaser trailer you can view by clicking here.


July 3, 2003

We changed the name of our documentary about the high octane roller derby movement here in Austin. There was a split in the league a few months back and are now two roller derby factions functioning here in Austin. With all the change in the air, we changed the name of our flick to Hell on Wheels (previously know as Texas Rollergirls).. so check out our brand new site and dig the trailer and let us know what you think.

Hillbilly Doomsday update: We’re working on the music and it’s almost done!!

HeKill 3 Music video in the works.
We’ll be shooting a music video for HeKill 3’s song Escaping from their critically acclaimed CD 3.0. Soon…


May 8, 2003

Watch lots of CrashCam Films Shorts online
Go here www.CrashCamFilms.com/watch.htm and check out damn near all the old CrashCam Films. See your favorites, like The sci-fi classic “The Adventures of Donald Starkland” and the sports epic “Basketball Ted” of the horror flick “Night of the Kung Fu Zombie Bastards from Hell!” and more.

Texas Rollergirls” Teaser Trailer #2 on MP4.com
The fine folks over at MP4.com have our trailer online and it’s been steady ranked at #2 for a month plus as the most viewed film. So go watch it a thousand times and maybe we’ll get to #1!

Hekill Three music video in the works
A quote from “Metal Edge” magazine:
Hekill Three and CrashCam Films to collaborate on video for “Escaping,” the single featured on the recently released 101X Homegrown Live CD. CrashCam’s Bob Ray and Werner Campbell, trailblazers in the art of underground punk rock cinema, have been brainstorming with the band developing the concept and theme for the video. Now it’s time to raise the dinero $$ to pay for the whole enchilada! Start your weekend early with hekill three, teabag and friends and help them make it to the silver screen.
Thursday, May 8: Video Benefit
hekill three, teabag and friends
Flamingo Cantina
515 E. Sixth Street
18 & up

Hillbilly Doomsday in the home stretch…
Okay, it’s even closer to being done… there’s no real deadline on this short film, so we’re taking it at a leisurely pace. It’s brutally funny, man.

MTV2 airing promo spots shot by Bob Ray
Seen any of the promo spots on MTV2 for Skeleton Keys, Sahara Hotnights, Grandaddy, Polyphonic Spree, Estradashpere, Jungle Brothers, …Trail of Dead, The Rapture, Blur, Supergrass, The Fever, Singapore Sling, El P, The Coral, or Simian? Well, all those fine spots were shot by CrashCam Films’ Bob Ray. He works hard.


March 2, 2003

—Happy Texas Independence Day!!–

Rock Opera screening on The Austin Music Network
The fine folks over at the Austin Music Network will be screening “Rock Opera” during The South by Southwest Film and Music Fests. The flick will screen on the opening night of the film fest, Friday night at Midnight on March 7th. “Rock Opera will show again during the music fest Thursday, March 13th at midnight.

–Austin Music Network: channel 15 in Austin and San Marcos
–Friday night at midnight, March 7th
–Thursday night at midnight, March 13th

Support AMN, go here and sign the petition http://gopetition.com/region/238/1862.html

Rock Opera nominated for a High Times Magazine Stoney Award
The super stoners over at High Times Magazine have nominated “Rock Opera” for a Stoney Award in the category of Best Unreleased Film. The Award show will be held in NYC on Wednesday, March 5th at B.B. King’s Blues Club and will be hosted by Pauly Shore. So wish us luck!


Old Stupid Shit” screening on the Austin Music Network
The super-fine folks at AMN will also be screening “Old Stupid Shit,” a collection of early short films from CrashCam Films and director Bob Ray.

–Austin Music Network: channel 15 in Austin and San Marcos
–Tuesday night at midnight, March 11th

Nashville Pussy’s “High as Hell” music video screening at SXSW
The South by Southwest Film Festival will be screening Nashville Puss’y music video for “High as Hell” as part of the music videos program during the film festival. Check the CrashCam Films site or the SXSW site for screening info.

Roller Derby bout featuring Nashville Pussy as musical guests
The bout will be held at The Austin Music Hall on Saturday, March 15th
Doors at 2pm.
Musical guest Nashville Pussy!!!
-Hellcats vs. Holy Rollers
-Rhinestones vs. Putas

Ask us about the SXSW Texas Rollergirls party and we’ll cough up the details.



February 1, 2003

U.S.S. Friendship music video release party at Beerland on February 7
Check it folks. U.S.S. Friendship wrote and recorded a kick ass song for us to use in our documentary about Austin’s upstart roller derby league, Texas Rollergirls. We loved the song so much, we made a music video for it featuring clips from our film. After all this hard work we decided we needed a party. So come on down to Beerland on February 7th in Austin, Texas and check out the video and drink beer and get a knuckle sandwich from a rowdy derby chick. (Edited by Cory Ryan, Produced by Werner Campbell, directed by Bob Ray). Video screening and bands: USS Friendship, Egypt, and Lozenge (from Chicago).

Texas Rollergirls teaser trailer online at www.TexasRollergirls.com
Remember that cool U.S.S. Friendship song we were just talking about? Well, we also used it for our teaser trailer. Go here and check it out: http://www.TexasRollergirls.com/trailer.htm. We’ve still got a lot of work to do on the feature, but this is what it’ll look like when finished (or a reasonable facsimile thereof).

Rock Opera screening at NewFilmmakers in New York City
The NewFilmmakers screening series in New York City will be screening Rock Opera at 8:30 PM on Wednesday, February 26th at Anthology Film Archives (32 Second Ave., NYC, NY 10009, (212) 505-5110). So if you or anyone you know lives around the big apple, then scoot on down to the lower east side and check out the flick. Go on and forward this to all your New Yorker pals… go on. Do it for the cause… it’s only five bucks!

What’s up at The CCF Global HQ
Season two of roller derby is right around the corner and we’ll be filming all the action for our documentary “Texas Rollergirls.” There’s lots planned for this season and it should be a doozy. Check out the Bloody Valentine bout on February 16th.

Hillbilly Doomsday” is still damn near done. Jeff Pinkus (of Honky and Butthole Surfers fame) is hard at work composing and conducting an original score for the flick. Based on the true story of two East Texas murderous cousins in a frenzy of violence fueled by the Y2K hysteria, Hillbilly Doomsday tells the twisted tale of Texas’ first murder of the new millennium. Brutally funny stuff, man. No lie.

I changed the name of the work in progress script previously known as Black Gold to The Down Side. The new title is still a working one, but it’s an improvement. The Down Side is filled with darkly comedic mayhem, tension packed caper antics and a double cross or two if you can believe that. The script is still in the rough stages, it’s growing slowly but surely and is about 58 pages right now. It continues to get better and more detailed.


January 12, 2003

Park City in 2003
Look for Werner Campbell and myself (Bob Ray) up in Park City for the Sun-Slam-No-Troma-Break-and-every-other-kind-of-Dance Film Fests and cinemania from January 17-22. We’re screening the Nashville Pussy music video at a few of the fests up there, including NoDance and TromaDance. So we’ll be up there mouthing off and raising awareness for Texas Rollergirls and other fun projects. If you plan on being up in Park City and wanna hook up, send me an email at bob@crashcamfilms.com

Flicker 2 year anniversary screening w/ “Night of the Kung Fu Zombie Bastards from Hell!
Flicker Film Fest is having a screening/shindig to celebrate their second year in Austin. Part of the fun will be a screening of the short horror classic “Night of the Kung Fu Zombie Bastards from Hell!” “Zombies” is a stop-action negative color short film filled with, you guessed it, Kung Fu Zombies.

In addition to the normal lo-fi celluloid genius, this screening will also include a special film sent to Flicker in honor of their 2nd birthday from the A/V Geeks in Raleigh, NC, appropriately titled, “Pamela Wong’s Birthday for Grandma.” The AV Geeks have collected over 12,000 educational films & this one has been hand-picked by founder Skip Elshemier for your viewing pleasure!

Local filmmakers included in this screening are: the band We Talked About Murder premiering a super 8 music video, Lauren Siegel, Frank Reynolds & Bob Ray! Tuesday at 9:30 at The Alamo Drafthouse Downtown.

CrashCam Films Presents: Bad Ass Shorts and Music Videos” available for purchase now!
A steamy new batch of Hi-Fi VHS tapes of CrashCam Films’ Bad Ass Shorts and Music Videos (a new video compilation consisting of damn every music video and short film ever made at CrashCam Films) just landed on my doorstep. So you go now and purchase!

Where else can you get three, count em, three Nashville Pussy music videos (spanning all three bass players), Fuckemos, Phantom Creeps and Golden Arm Trio music videos as well as critically acclaimed shorts like “Sweet Sweetroll’s BaaadAsssss Spin,” “Night of the Kung Fu Zombie Bastards From Hell!” and tons more. For twenty measly clams you’ll get nearly a decade of short film and music videos, domestic shipping included!

Nashville Pussy’s “Say Something Nasty” to appear in The Austin Music Network’s 2003 DVD
The Austin Music Network asked if they could include the music video for Nashville Pussy’s bad ass song “Say Something Nasty” in their DVD collection of music videos to be released in 2003. We said hell yeah. Look for it soon!