Sunday, April 1, 2018

Starship Excalibur to use Arkansas Star Trek sets for next movie

A Star Trek fan film was recently released that was made by some schoolkids in our home state of Arkansas, over in Van Buren.  They found out that some sets from fan film project Starship Exeter were being stored nearby in Arkansas, so they got permission to film on them.  We've made some Star Trek fan films ourselves here in Arkansas based on the Starship Excalibur, but we've never had sets that looked that good.  So we asked if we, too, could use the sets, and they said no!  But we here at Dramedy Productions know that money talks, so when we waved a few Benjamins under their noses, they quickly changed their tune!  Check out the new movie's website here.

Look how good we look on this authentic-looking set!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

Ted L. Millikan, Dr. Dashit from Vision Man: Eye Contact, passes away

Ted L. Millikan passed away Sunday, July 23, 2017.  He played the role of optometrist Dr. Dashit in the 2006 movie Vision Man: Eye Contact.  During the time of Vision Man's production, he was also the manager of River Manor Apartments, and he allowed us to film a great portion of the movie there.  He was the father of Ted M. Millikan and father-in-law of Krystal Millikan, both fellow Dramedy Productions crew members.  Ted was 65 years old.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Dylan Kinney put his old character Robert Kraig in his wedding slideshow

Our old cast & crewmate, Dylan Kinney, celebrated his 5th wedding anniversary last week on May 26!  Dylan was best known for playing Jedi wannabe Robert Kraig in our Star Wars series of movies.   Dylan took over the role of Kraig from Jon Boon McNutt, who had originally created the character for playing in Star Wars: The Roleplaying Game.  Dylan loved playing Robert Kraig so much that Robert was included in Dylan & his wife's wedding slideshow!  (Just go to the 3:10 mark if you want to go straight to Kraig and skip all the mushy stuff.)  Happy Anniversary, Dylan!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

2nd Through The Wormhole is over, paving the way for the 1st!

Through the Wormhole with Morgan Freeman airs its series finale tonight on the Science Channel.  It aired its first episode in 2010.  But we've used that title a lot further back than that!  Our 2nd Star Trek movie has used that title since the 1990s!  Now that Morgan Freeman's show is about to be finished, maybe there won't be so much confusion when our Through the Wormhole is released on YouTube in the near future!

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Vision Man to be in Justice League movie

Last week, Warner Bros. released the awesome new trailer for the Justice League movie.  They also released a new hashtag for the movie, #UniteTheLeague.  But there was another hashtag used a couple of years ago associated with the movie called #UniteTheSeven, which made fans wonder if it meant the Seven Seas (as in Aquaman), or the seven original members of the Justice League.  Well, today it has been revealed that they are talking about the latter.  Of course, you have the five Leaguers that have been in all the previews, and you know that Superman will be coming back from the dead to join them.  So who is the seventh Leaguer?  No, not Green, not Martian's the superhero who sees all when there's nothing in the way...Vision Man!  To see the new trailer (even though there was just a new one last week) featuring Vision Man in the Justice League, click here!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Dramedy Productions' superheroes are joining DC Comics' movie universe!

Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, in theaters now, is the first of several DC Comics movies that will be released multiple times a year, as part of the interconnected DC Extended Universe.  Well, since BvS is such a smash hit at the box office, making a ton of money, Warner Bros. (who owns DC Comics) has contracted with Dramedy Productions to add OUR superheroes to their movies!  As a matter of fact, they're even giving our heroes their own individual solo movies!  The updated list of all the DC movies coming in the next few years (including our own) is below.

In 2017, Vision Man will be released.  We've already made our own Vision Man movie, but Warner Bros. wants to give it the big budget treatment, so it will be remade, and will probably be a little longer than the 20 minutes our Vision Man movie was.  Jon Boon McNutt will reprise the role and is currently pumping iron to get back into superhero shape!

In 2018, Teddy Michael Millikan will play the role of his superhero Lightning Hawk.  Ted told Warner Bros. that he is well known in Dramedy Productions as a jack of all trades, and let Warner Bros. know that he has been an actor, writer, production designer, photographer, fight choreographer, special effects artist, voiceover artist, and the glue that has held Dramedy together all these years.  Warner Bros politely told him that acting will be all they need from him.

In 2019, Zetaman will be released.  Albert Riney, Jr. asked if he could film the role of his superhero in the summertime so that he wouldn't have to miss work teaching his kids, since he's a teacher.  He says teaching is the most important job in the world, and he shouldn't have to deprive the kids of his excellent teaching abilities.  The movie studio took one look at him and said, "You do things on OUR time, boy!" and flashed some big bucks his way.  Al said, "Whoa, look at that money!  Forget those kids, let's start filming!"

And in 2020, Jeremy McNutt will be playing the role of his superhero Darkshot.  He asked the studio if his son Tyler could be in the movie too, since Jeremy named Tyler after the first name of Darkshot's secret identity, Tyler O'Hara!  The studio thought that was cool, and happily obliged.

Not announced, but heavily rumored, is that after our characters all get the big screen treatment in their individual solo films, they will come together and form a team in a movie to be released in 2021.  Tracy Walters would play the character that brings the superheroes together, as Tracy was the gamemaster in the role-playing game.  His character would be like Maxwell Lord bringing together the Justice League International.  For more rumors about this possible team-up movie, click here.

Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Apollo Creed & Carl Leo: partners in crime

By Tracy Walters

What do these two hunks of men have in common?

The movie Creed comes out on Blu-ray today.  It is a spin-off and sequel to the Rocky film series, and tells the story of Apollo Creed's son.  But did you know that our very own movie Vision Man: Eye Contact has a special connection to the character of Apollo Creed?

The main villain in Vision Man: Eye Contact is the local crime boss of Vision Man's hometown of Boonville.  And spoiler alert: Boss Leo winds up beating the crap out of Vision Man at the end of the movie.

While trying to think of a name for the crime boss's character, I thought of Apollo Creed defeating Rocky Balboa at the end of the first Rocky movie.  Rocky, the protagonist of his eponymous movie, and Vision Man, the protagonist of HIS eponymous movie, were both beaten at the end of their respective movies by their respective antagonists.  (In Vision Man's case, horribly so!)  So, I used an anagram of Apollo Creed, and came up with the name Carl Leo.  Go ahead, rearrange the letters of Apollo Creed and see for yourself!  When you do, you'll notice there are some letters left over.  Those letters spell another word that might give you a clue about what Leo is the crime boss of.

So is that why I had Boss Leo to put on some boxing gloves and use them as part of one segment of Vision Man's beatdown?  I'd like to say it was, but actually I didn't even think of Apollo Creed being a boxer when I wrote that part.  I was simply thinking of yet another funny way for Leo to knock the snot out of Vision Man. Later on, Jon Boon McNutt, the actor who played Vision Man, suggested that Boss Leo may have been a boxer in the past.  Makes sense, considering that he also hit Vision Man's face like a punching bag at one point.  Of course, Leo also employed the elbow drop on Vision Man in one instance, so maybe he used to be a wrestler, too.

There is also a strange coincidence to this story.  Apollo Creed was played by actor Carl Weathers.  I've always known that was the name of the actor who played Creed, but it wasn't until I was writing this article that I realized that Carl is both the first name of the actor who played Creed, and the first name of the character of Boss Leo!  Freaky, huh?