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Hey!  We’ve finished up two of the four short films!  Huh, you ask?  Well, aside from writing/directing/acting in the opening scene of the Slacker remake, screening Total Badass at some fests, and attempting to finishing up the Badass Tour Journal (not to mention non-filmmaking life), our goal for this year was to make four short films:
“Road Kill”
“Sacked”
“Kicked in the Teeth”
“Puppies v Kittens.”

And I’m happy to announce that we’ve finished the first two on that list!

That’s right, “Road Kill” AND “Sacked” are complete!

Next, we’ll finish up “Kicked in the Teeth” and then onto “Puppies v Kittens!”  After the four shorts, I plan to get to work on another feature script.  I’ve got a little flick in mind that I’m calling (at least for the time being) “Snakebit.”

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October 8 , 2005

Hello from the CrashCam Films Global HQ. Here’s what we’re up to:

Hell On Wheels
“Yo, that cut is fine!” Hell on Wheels fine cut
The total run time is 85 min! That’s right, you heard me. 85 minutes of butt kicking action and gripping drama.

We’ve also got a really bad ass band creating an original score for the film. We’re gonna keep our lips buttoned for now, but it’s a pretty big deal and we’re all riled up about it over here at the CCF HQ.
www.HellOnWheelsTheMovie.com

Rock Opera
“Rock Opera” DVD release in the UK? This just might happen… we’ll see.
www.RockOperaTheMovie.com

CrashCam and Maverick team up
Bob Ray & Jerry Clark (Toe from “Rock Opera”) signed a deal with Maverick to get APE SH!T up and running. That’s right, APE SH!T. It’s a super-secret animated project that’s been in the cooker for a lil’ while. We’re not prepared to divulge much info at this time, but it’s gonna be gut-busting, smart/low brow, down & dirty, pseudo-intelligent potty humor and well, it’s gonna be freakin’ funny.

Bob Ray and Jerry Clark created and developed characters, sketches and story-lines for an animated series and floated a few copies around a while back. Maverick (you know, Madonna’s company) bumped into a copy and decided to hop in bed with us. We’re officially teamed up in an effort to get this series made.

Hollywood is a fickle bitch, so who knows what will happen. But being the blind optimists that we are, we’re hoping to start making some cartoons in some sort of not-too-far-off-future (hopefully not the post-apocalyptic kind of future, though).

Bob Ray off to Ohio to screen flicks & lecture at Denison University
What are you laughing at? Bob has loads of experience educating the students and passing the wisdom on to the hordes of future filmmakers. To date, Bob has lectured at Cal Arts, The University of Kansas and The University of Texas (not to mention teaching Super 8 courses at Austin Children’s Museum, Center for Young Cinema and America YouthWorks). On top of that, they used to (or maybe still do?) screen “Night of the Kung Fu Zombie Bastards from Hell!” in the 308 film class at UT. So in your face you skeptic, you.

Denison University alumni include actor Hal Holbrook (1948), and Walt Disney Company president Michael Eisner (1964)… not sure if that’s a good thing or a bad thing.

The Down Side
There’s a chance that this hilariously tense, double-crossing caper script might be moving toward a 2006 production date. We’ll keep you posted.

The Down Side script has the Slamdance Film Festival saying:
“Hilarious and gut wrenching.”
“This script is incredibly engaging from the beginning… pure storytelling genius!”
“If this script hasn’t been passed around Hollywood by now, it would be wise to get it in the hands of an agent who can do just that.”

http://www.crashcamfilms.com/thedownside.htm

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July 17, 2005

Hello from the CrashCam Films Global HQ. Here’s what we’re up to:

Hell On Wheels
The 5-hour barrier has been broken!!!

At the end of June, on her way out of state for a previously scheduled (and much deserved) two-week vacation, “Hell on Wheels” editor Cory Ryan delivered the first rough assembly of the flick. Endless hours were spent in the editing room as we carved the story from a mountain of nearly 500 hours of footage spanning four years. We knew this first cut was going to be long and we expected a 9 hour film at this stage. Not far off the mark, it clocked in at 8 hours and 4 minutes.

At that point, Bob Ray stepped into the edit room for some shuffling and trimming. Over the past week and a half, he’s been slashing away chunks of the flick and paring it down to a leaner, meaner storytelling machine. The latest tally has the film clocking in at 4 hours 59 minutes and 45 seconds. Our goal is to have the run time between 90-120 minutes.

Cory returned on the 14th and we’re now back to full man/womanpower and continue to streamline this awesome and riveting documentary. We’ve only got to trim off another three to three and a half hours…

We had to put the cutting of a new trailer on the back burner for a while, but we’re getting that one fired up again now that Cory is back and Bob can focus on the task.

Werner Campbell, as always, continues to produce the hell out of this thing. That’s what producers do.

Viva la Roller Derby!
Thanks,
CrashCam Films

www.HellOnWheelsTheMovie.com

Rock Opera
ROCKET VIDEOS’ VSDA VEGAS KICK-OFF PARTY and IN-STORE EVENT – JULY 21ST – BE THERE!

Indie star and Go-Kart Films V.P. Will Keenan, known for his legendary pre-event kick-offs for Sundance, Cannes, and AFM, has announced a Los Angeles launch event (July 21st) to precede and celebrate the Video Software Dealer Association’s Home Entertainment conference (Las Vegas July 25-28). The event will take place at Hollywood’s legendary Rocket Video with many of the industry’s top distributors and retailers, with special performances and clips of new releases.

Rocket Video manager Jeff had this to say: “I’m calling the cops.” Go-Kart founder Greg Ross released in a statement that he “is in no way responsible for the actions of Will Keenan and will NOT be doing a strip-tease at the event” as previously reported.

VSDA KICK-OFF at ROCKET VIDEO!
WITH APPEARANCES BY RON JEREMY and PHOEBE DOLLAR! (from Charlie’s Death Wish), LEMMY FROM MOTORHEAD!, DIZZY FROM G’N’R!, MARY WORONOV!, WILL KEENAN! (Tromeo&Juliet, Trick, Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, Operation Midnight Climax), THE FROGGG! (from the hit indie “Frog-g-g!”), BONG-MAN! (from “Rock Opera”), CELEB BELLYDANCER MARYAM ASKAAR!, POP BAND “THE TEEN MACHINE”!, CHRISTINA PRIMA AND THE HOVERGIRLS,! DVD GIVEAWAYS,! DJ,! BANDS,! BYOB!

JULY 21ST 7PM
ROCKET VIDEO
726 N La Brea LA, CA 90036
HOLLYWOOD CA 90027
323.965.1100
http://www.rocketvideo.com


BongMan crashes the VSDA in Vegas!!!!

The Annual Video Software Associations’ Home Entertainment Convention

The Annual VSDA’s Home Entertainment 2005 Convention will be held on July 25 – 28 at the Bellagio Hotel in Las Vegas, and is THE place to be if you’re a distributor, retailer, or indie filmmaker looking to sell a few dvd units to that fat cat in Texas who owns 25 video stores.

Visit http://www.vsda.org for more info

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May 25, 2005

Hell on Wheels UPDATE: Phase 7 complete!

We’ve watched and logged all the tapes! Okay, so that’s not entirely true. However, we have watched, logged and digitized just about every tape. Actually the only tapes left to watch are some bout footage. So what’s with all the hoopla? Well, since we’ve been logging tapes non-stop from December ’04 until late last night, it’s something of a milestone for us over here and we’re happy as can be.

But wait! There’s more. All the while this logging has been going on, our super-awesome editor Cory Ryan has been working her tail off on the first rough assembly of the film! Yeah, 2 birds!

We’re hoping to have the first rough cut by the end of next week!!!!!!!

Sure, it’ll run about 5-6 hours long, but considering that we started with a stack of nearly 500 hour-long tapes (spanning 3+ years), it’s one hell of a step in the right direction.

Up next is the paring down of the flick to under 2 hours. We’ll also be cutting a 3-5 min trailer telling what the story is about. We’re targeting some pretty sweet film fests for potential screenings in January and have 18 weeks until the deadline, so if you don’t see Bob, Werner or Cory out and about, rest assured that it’s because we’re working our fingers to the bone to make this the most ass kicking documentary ever!!!!

Viva la Roller Derby!
Thanks,
CrashCam Films

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April 05, 2005

Hello from the CrashCam Films Global HQ. Here’s what we’re up to:

Rock Opera DVD release date set: April 12, 2005!!!
Start planning your 4-20 party! The Rock Opera DVD will be out on 4-12 (April 12, 2005). Plenty of time to get your sticky lil’ fingers on a copy and gear up for a 4-20 celebration!

There are a couple of release parties planned, for info, go to: www.RockOperaTheMovie.com

Hell On Wheels
Yes… it is a project many years in the making. It’ll be worth the wait. We’re digging our heels into post production. We’re making some great headway, so be patient.

If you need a derby fix right now, just check out any of the 35 plus leagues popping up all across the nation. www.HellOnWheelsTheMovie.com

The Down Side
The first draft of this twisted dark comedy-caper flick is done!!! It’s 113 pages 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

The Down Side script has the Slamdance Film Festival saying:
“Hilarious and gut wrenching.”
“This script is incredibly engaging from the beginning… pure storytelling genius!”
“If this script hasn’t been passed around Hollywood by now, it would be wise to get it in the hands of an agent who can do just that.”

So we’re passing The Down Side around Hollywood right now. The early word is out and there is some momentum building… I’ll keep you posted.

Look out for APE SH!T. You’d better watch your back.

Thanks for your support,
bob ray

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January 19, 2005

Hello from the CrashCam Films Global HQ. Here’s what we’re up to:

New CrashCam Films Logo
Like the new logo on the home page? Thanks to Jared Conner for whipping that out. He also did the fancy new redesign of the Rock Opera packaging. Samples are up on the Rock Opera page. You can check out loads of Jared’s awesome art at: www.mexicanchocolatedesign.com

Riverboat Gamblers’ “What’s What” screening at SXSW in March
The Riverboat Gamblers video for “What’s What” that we shot at Beerland on super fine Super 8 film will be screening at this years South by Southwest Film Festival in March. Check out SXSW.com for details on the fest… we’ll keep you posted as we get the info.

Rock Opera DVD release date set: April 12, 2005!!!
Start planning your 4-20 party! The Rock Opera DVD will be out on 4-12 (April 12, 2005). Plenty of time to get your sticky lil’ fingers on a copy and gear up for a 4-20 celebration!

Like a gravity bong from hell, this DVD will blow your brain! That’s a threat and a promise…

The powerhouse team of GoKart Films, Hoverground and Koch Entertainment defeated all others in a heated battle for the Rock Opera DVD rights. The frenzied bidding war allowed us the leverage to demand that all kinds of weird and crazy stuff be included on the Rock Opera DVD. Little gems like “The Adventures of Donald Starkland” and “Night of the Kung Fu Zombie Bastards from Hell!” and several other kick ass shorts can be found in the jam packed “Old Stupid Shit” section of the DVD.

We’ve got some of those boring audio commentaries that all the kids are into these days. But we messed up again. We went and got all wacky and recorded the Rock Opera Drinking Game by mistake. Eight of the key players in the film gathered and followed these rules while watching the flick:
1. When you hear “Dude,” “Fuck,” or “Man” – you take one drink.
2. When you hear or see a band name – you take a bong hit (then pass the bong (you greedy bastard) so the next person can take a hit when another band name is mentioned).
3. Whenever Toe gets slapped around – you take a shot of booze.

Seconds after recording the drunk game we got the bright idea to record The Stoner Jam Track with Tia Carrera What happened was Austin’s heaviest instrumental combo came in and laid down a blistering 90 minute jam while watching the flick (sorta like The Wizard of Oz and Pink Floyd thing, but all kick ass and shit).

But wait, there’s more… there are tons of music videos, behind the scenes featurettes, trailers and kick butt short films…
www.RockOperaTheMovie.com
www.GoKartFilms.com

Hell On Wheels
Yes… it is a project many years in the making. It’ll be worth the wait. We’re digging our heels into post production. We’re making some great headway, so be patient.

If you need a derby fix right now, just check out any of the 35 plus leagues popping up all across the nation. www.HellOnWheelsTheMovie.com

The Down Side
The first draft of this twisted dark comedy-caper flick is done!!! It’s 113 pages 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

The Down Side script has the Slamdance Film Festival saying:
“Hilarious and gut wrenching.”
“This script is incredibly engaging from the beginning… pure storytelling genius!”
“If this script hasn’t been passed around Hollywood by now, it would be wise to get it in the hands of an agent who can do just that.”

So we’re passing The Down Side around Hollywood right now. The early word is out and there is some momentum building… I’ll keep you posted.

4 new script in the works:
While “The Down Side” is busy making waves of its own, there’s a new script in the works. The new one is called “Trike” and is a rowdy ass comedy. You know how we like to do it over here at CrashCam Films… we like the funny, we like the rowdy, we like the ass… you know… We’re also developing a few other scripts: “The Somethingorother Brothers,” “Reign in Blood,” and “Disasterbater.” Drop us a line if ya wanna know more…

October 27 , 2004

Hello from the CrashCam Films Global HQ. Here’s what we’re up to:

Rock Opera DVD deal inked in bongwater
Like a gravity bong from hell, this DVD will blow your brain! That’s a threat and a promise… Problem is, you’ll have to wait until March of 2005 to get your sticky lil’ fingers on it.

The powerhouse team of GoKart Films, Hoverground and Koch Entertainment defeated all others in a heated battle for the Rock Opera DVD rights. The frenzied bidding war allowed us the leverage to demand that all kinds of weird stuff be included on the Rock Opera DVD. Little gems like “The Adventures of Donald Starkland” and “Night of the Kung Fu Zombie Bastards from Hell!” and several other kick ass shorts can be found in the jam packed “Old Stupid Shit” section of the DVD.

We’ve got some of those boring audio commentaries that all the kids are into these days. But we messed up again. We went and got all wacky and recorded the Rock Opera Drinking Game by mistake. Eight of the key players in the film gathered and followed these rules while watching the flick:
1. When you hear “Dude,” “Fuck,” or “Man” – you take one drink.
2. When you hear or see a band name – you take a bong hit (then pass the bong (you greedy bastard) so the next person can take a hit when another band name is mentioned).
3. Whenever Toe gets slapped around – you take a shot of booze.

Seconds after recording the drunk game we got the bright idea to record The Stoner Jam Track with Tia Carrera What happened was Austin’s heaviest instrumental combo came in and laid down a blistering 90 minute jam while watching the flick (sorta like The Wizard of Oz and Pink Floyd thing, but all kick ass and shit).

But wait, there’s more… there are tons of music videos, behind the scenes featurettes, trailers and kick butt short films…
www.RockOperaTheMovie.com
www.GoKartFilms.com


Werner’s Birfday Rock Show: Friday, October 29 at Beerland

A Memo from the desk of Werner “Beardo” Campbell (producer “Hell on Wheels”):

Hello Friends and Family!
I will be celebrating my B-day at Beerland this year and would love to see all y’all. Come see some of my rockin’ friends perform as well as the hairy-est costume I have ever worn!
THE COSTUME:
Back in the 1850’s, a man named Werner Campbell became a legend. He was a gentle man who was forced to leave civilization behind and journey deeper into the wilderness than any white man had ever been. And though he was alone and hungry, with little hope for his own survival, he risked his life to save an orphaned bear cub. He was a special man, with an incredible ability to make friends with wild animals. He became known as Grizzly Adams (www.grizzlyadams.net for the song).

THE BANDS::::::
The Platforms at 11pm
Shinola at Midnight
Crow at 1am
WWW.BEERLANDTEXAS.COM

Doomsday Zombie Hillbilly Bastards from Hell invade San Diego
BREW&VIEW 13: “Brew&Spooky View/2”
Ocotber 28th | WHISTLE STOP BAR in San Diego, CA | 9PM
It is once again time for our wonderful and evilicious journey to Brew&Spooky. We will be showing films with deadly themes and evil subplots that will split your head open with…enjoyment.
Included in this year’s mayhem are two Bob Ray flicks:
Hillbilly Doomsday
Night of the Kung Fu Zombie Bastards from Hell!

Brew and View
3530 Curlew St.
SanDiego, Ca
92103
www.brewandview.net

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August 18, 2004

Hillbilly Doomsday has been selected for the
International Competition at CinemaTexas 9
September 22-26, 2004 in Austin, Texas.

Hillbilly Doomsday will be screening as part of
International Competition Program: Midnite Show.

Thursday 9/23
Midnight
Alamo Drafthouse Downtown
(409 Colorado St.)

20,000 Leagues Under The Industry Film Festival in Cleveland.

The fifth annual 20,000 Leagues Under The Industry Film Festival will take place in Cleveland, Ohio on October 1st and 2nd at The Beachland Ballroom. Sure ’nuff, they’re gonna screen Hillbilly Doomsday, so check ’em out.

 

Hillbilly Doomsday past screenings

World Premiere:
The 11th Annual New York Underground Film Festival in March of 2004

Midwestern premiere:
The 11th Annual Chicago Underground Film Festival in August of 2004

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April 14, 2004

Hillbilly Doomsday
The fine folks at the New York Underground Film Festival (www.NYUFF.com) screened Hillbilly Doomsday at their super-fine film festival in March. Check their web site for more info. Hillbilly Doomsday is the darkly comedic and brutally funny short film of Texas first murder of the new millennium. Based on a true story.

Music Videos

The DamBaby video screened at the South by Southwest film festival in the Music Videos program.

Riverboat Gamblers
We shot a music video for the Riverboat Gamblers’ bad ass song “What’s What.” It’s a nice little live action vid shot on Super 8 film. The video is done and dubs are being made. Hopefully, you’ll see it on the small screen soon. We’ll keep you posted.

HeKill Three music video update.
We’re getting it all together. Really we are. They’re putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album and we’re planning the video right now. Hopefully we’ll be shooting this video in the next two weeks… We’ll keep you posted.

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 113 pages 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

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March 2004

The fine folks at the New York Underground Film Festival (www.NYUFF.com) screenedHillbilly Doomsday at their super-fine film festival in March. Check their web site for more info.

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February 5, 2004

Hello from the CrashCam Films Global HQ. Here’s what we’re up to:

Hillbilly Doomsday
The fine folks at the New York Underground Film Festival (www.NYUFF.com) will be screening Hillbilly Doomsday at their super-fine film festival in March. Check their web site for more info. Hillbilly Doomsday is the darkly comedic and brutally funny short film of Texas first murder of the new millennium. Based on a true story.

Riverboat Gamblers
We shot a music video for the Riverboat Gamblers’ bad ass song “What’s What.” It’s a nice little live action vid shot on Super 8 film. The film is being processed and we hope to get it back and cut it together within the next few weeks.

HeKill Three music video update.
We’re getting it all together. Really we are. They’re putting the finishing touches on their upcoming album and we’re planning the video right now. Hopefully we’ll be shooting this video in the next two weeks… We’ll keep you posted.

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 113 pages 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

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

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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.

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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…

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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
512/494-9336
18 & up
http://www.hekillthree.com/

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.

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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

http://www.RockOperaTheMovie.com
http://www.austinmusicnetwork.org
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!

http://www.HighTimes.com
http://www.RockOperaTheMovie.com

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.
http://www.sxsw.com
http://www.NashvillePussy.com

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.

http://www.TexasRollerGirls.com
http://www.bggw.com
http://www.NashvillePussy.com

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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).
www.beerlandtexas.com

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!
www.RockOperaTheMovie.com
www.newfilmmakers.com

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.
www.TexasRollerGirls.com

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.

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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.
www.flickeraustin.com

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!

November 28, 2002

NASHVILLE PUSSY‘s “Say Something Nasty”

The music video for “Say Something Nasty” has been edited and sent on its way. We wait to hear if the censors are going to give us any shit. Hopefully you’ll be seeing it soon. For those of you who live in Austin, call up the Austin Music Network and demand that they play it. For those who don’t, start harassing all the MTVs, MuchMusics, MTV2s and whatever other music video outlet you can find to play the damn thing.

The Austin Music Network has just invited the music video for “Say Something Nasty” to appear on their AMN 2003 DVD. More details as they come in.

Roller Derby Bout, Season 2

The next Roller Derby bout is scheduled for late January at Playland Skate Center in North Austin. Check out bggw.com for derby info and TexasRollerGirls.com for info on the doc.

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main menu : old news

RICHARD LINKLATER Interviews Bob Ray
Cover Story for The Austin Chronicle, September 3, 1999

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November 26, 2002

Catch the Florida Premiere of Rock Opera on November 26th at subterraneancinema in Jacksonville, Florida.

Athens, Greece? That’s right, Rock Opera will have its Greek premiere courtesy of the Gimme Shelter Film Festival in November. Check out www.gsff.gr for more info.

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October 18, 2002

Nashville Pussy’s music video “High as Hell” spent ten straight weeks on the AMN’s Top Ten Texas Videos. That’s right, The Austin Music Network has a Top Ten “Best of Texas” music videos and “High as Hell” has been steady in the top ten for over two months. Horay!

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October 15, 2002

Old Stupid Shit will be screening on AMN, Tuesday at midnight. No shit. That’s this Tuesday, October 15 at midnight on The Austin Music Network (carried by Austin’s Time Warner & Grande Cable systems), a bunch of old short films and music videos by director Bob Ray and his pals will have it’s television premiere.

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Pick up the August-September 2002 issue of Austin Daze and dig that interview with Bob Ray. It’s free for christ’s sake.

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September 30, 2002

Rock Opera will be showing at Cafe Mundi in Austin, Texas on September 30th. Come on down and see the flick and drink beer. Yes beer. www.cafemundi.com

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September 23, 2002

Bob Ray on ACAC TV Monday night September 23rd at 10 PM

Check out “Up Late Austin” Monday night (09/23/02) on Time Warner Cable’s Channel 10 at 10 PM. We’ll be talking about Rock Opera, short films and the Roller Derby documentary. We’ll show some derby footage, maybe the Nashville Pussy video too and we’ll bring some derby girls along for the ride.

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August 23, 2002

We’ve recently completed the assembly of The Mule Shed, our low-rent micro studio and editing suite. An editing frenzy will ensue.

Hillbilly Doomsday is in the process of being loaded onto the Edit-Tron 3000-Q. Perhaps some day real soon we’ll all be able to laugh at the hilarity that will be Hillbilly Doomsday. Based on a true story, Hillbilly Doomsday was shot last spring and stars Jerry Don Clark, Michael Dalmon and Mark Hanks.

Waiting patiently on the cutting block is West Bound & Down: The Rock Opera Road Trip the official road doc that Jerry Don Clark (Toe) and myself (Bob) shot while on tour last fall.

Killer Burger, the short documentary about two South Austin boys throwing down at an eating challenge is in the same yet-to-be-edited boat. However, we might find another or two more eating challenges for our belt-busting heroes to try and conquer. So if you know of any “if you can eat it all then it’s free” challenges in Central Texas, please drop me a line: bob@crashcamfilms.com

The next few months will be filled with rock and roll debauchery in the hot Texas sun as we’ll be shooting music videos for U.S.S. Friendship, Toof, and Sniffy. Maybe after that we can get around to shooting the short film The Sore Foreskin of the Apocalypse.

There’s also a new feature script in the works, but it’s all hush hush and keep it under your hat right now, so clam up already.

thanks for your support,
— bob ray

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6 x 6 at The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
July, 2002

August 2, 2002

We just wrapped up a week-long run of SIX IN AUSTIN followed by a special one-night only screening of SIX IN PARIS at The Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in Austin, Texas. “Six in Austin” had its World Premiere at the 2002 South by Southwest Film Festival and went on to screen in The Dallas Video Festival in April of 2002. More..

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July 2002

–Nashville Pussy’s “Say Something Nasty” music video
The music video for Nashville Pussy’s new song “Say Something Nasty” featuring the bad ass women of BGGW, Austin’s own all-woman roller derby league is damn near done. The super-fine editor Leah Bowers is assembling the footage shot by Tracy Layman, Jen White, Richard McIntosh and myself (Bob Ray) and it should hit the streets in about a few weeks or so.
www.NashvillePussy.com
www.bggw.com


–“Six in Austin” screening at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in downtown Austin
The six-film anthology “Six in Austin” will be screening at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in downtown Austin. The movie consists of six distinct stories all set in current day Austin, Texas. The segments were directed by Kat Candler, Gonzalo Gonzalez, Wyatt & Zack Phillips, Bob Ray, and David & Nathan Zellner.

“Six in Austin, the brilliant, funny (and in one case creepy) six-directors-in-one anthology… is one of the best micro-budgeted DV pictures thus far.” –Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle

Limited run:
Monday, July 29th through Thursday, August 1st at 7:00 PM
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, 409 Colorado Street, Austin, Texas (512) 476-1320
http://www.drafthouse.com


–“Texas Rollergirls” documentary
“Texas Rollergirls” follows the bad ass all-girl, Austin-based roller derby league from its creation through its first season. We’re in the thick of things right now and it’s livelier than ever. Look for the finished film sometime in 2003.

We locked down the domain name www.TexasRollerGirls.com, but it’s currently under construction, so come back sometime soon and check us out. Bad ass web-ninja Beth Sams (check out her many pages at www.groveefortune.com) will be putting the site together. For more info on the roller derby league, its players and teams, check out www.bggw.com

hugs and shit,
——bob ray

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March 2002

“Six in Austin” WORLD PREMIERE at South by Southwest Film Festival 2002

The big “Six in Austin” world premiere screening at The South by Southwest Film Festival will take place on Saturday, March 9th at 4:30 at Austin’s finest theater, The Paramount. The joint seats 1300 so, bring all your friends and family and a stranger or two.

Party. That’s right, you heard me. There’s an after party with free beer and bad ass food from Trudy’s (thanks to our super pal Werner for the hook up). The party is at Elysium (705 Red River at 7th Street) and runs from 7-10pm and features tunes spun by the bad ass DJ Sue.

“Six in Austin” is a six-film anthology of Austin shorts. Each short was shot on Mini DV and is set in present day Austin. The six films were shot by Bob Ray (Rock Opera), Kat Candler (cicadas), Gonzo Gonzalez (Beset), David & Nathan Zellner (Plastic Utopia), Wyatt & Zack Phillips (Some Place New) and Geoff Marslett (Monkey vs. Robot). Bob’s segment “Wrecked” is a dark comedy revenge flick about a computer programmer who’s visions of unemployment and revenge drive him loony in a bad way.

screening: “Six in Austin”
Saturday, March 9th
4:30 P.M.
The Paramount

party:
Elysium (7th & Red River)
Saturday, March 9th from 7-10pm
featuring DJ Sue
complimentary beer and Trudy’s Tex-Mex

press:
The Austin Community Access Center television show The Reel Deal will have the “Six in Austin” filmmakers on as their guests on Wednesday’s show (March 6th). The show airs on Time Warner Cable channel 10 at 10pm.

We’re also supposed to be on KLBJ AM sometime this week. I’m not sure when, so just listen all the time.

Also be on the lookout for a “Six in Austin” article by Allison Macor in the Saturday edition of The Austin-American Statesman newspaper.

The Association of Independent Film and Video’s magazine The Independent will feature an article on “Six in Austin” in their April issue

Indie Slate Magazine will have a piece on “Six in Austin” in their May issue. Wyatt and Zack Phillips will be writing it on behalf of the project

web:
www.sxsw.com (the page for “Wrecked” is at http://sxsw.com/films/pages/651.html)

I hope to see you all there.
—bob