Saturday, September 21, 2013 at 9:00 p.m.
Directors: John Adams & Toby Poser
2013, 80 min.
Jack (John Adams) is a small town foul-mouthed drunk with an artistic gift for thievery. Haunted by a youthful tragedy, he passes through his days in a lonely haze, robbing wealthy weekenders’ homes only to score more drugs, booze and bitterness. When Jack is asked to care for his 8 year-old niece Frankie (Zelda Adams) for one thick hot Catskill summer, his crooked patterns are challenged. But Frankie is navigating her own troubles and just may be the accomplice—and catalyst—Jack is waiting for. Shot in and around Roscoe, NY.
When not making films, John Adams is an artist and musician. He is also known as John Law and for years has been blasting loyal audiences in the Northeast rock scene with his unabashed performances with bands Banana Fish Zero and Statues of Liberty.
Hailing from New York state, John enjoyed an illustrious modeling career in the 90s, having represented the likes of Armani and Calvin Klein and finding his mug on the pages of fashion mags all over the globe. He’s also a carpenter, barnbuilder, house-raiser and soccer coach. In 2008 the Fuse Channel cast John as Rock and Roll Acid Test’s go-to maniac-with-a-hammer, so add handy stuntman to the list. For Rumblestrips and Knuckle Jack, John turned his talents with a paintbrush to the Canon 5D; his way with music to the score. He’s become good friends with Final Cut. When he’s not shooting and co-directing, he even finds time to get in front of the camera. (Sometimes simultaneously.)
Toby Poser is known primarily as an actress and voice-over artist. After graduating from Tulane University in New Orleans, she moved to New York and began acting in stage productions Off-Broadway (like Mike Leigh’s ECSTACY by the New Group) and regionally. For three years she filled the role of GUIDING LIGHT’s wicked “Malibu Madam” Amanda Spaulding, all the while acting in other TV classics like all of the various LAW & ORDERs and in independent films like Sundance darlings THE INCREDIBLY TRUE ADVENTURE OF 2 GIRLS IN LOVE, directed by Maria Maggenti, and STEAL ME, directed by Melissa Painter. Her voice has been heard on numerous national campaigns such as ATT Wireless, K-Mart, Yahoo!, Huggies, Gerber, Mtv, Lifetime, and currently the Progressive Auto Insurance commercials. Aside from producing Rumblestrips and Knuckle Jack, she also co-directed and co-wrote the scripts with her husband and creative partner, John Adams, and acts alongside John and their two daughters Lulu and Zelda Adams.
Toby and John live in Topanga Canyon, CA with their girls, and are currently at work on Wonder Wheel Productions’ third and fourth features.
This Park Is Mine web series
Director: David Driver
2013, 21 min.
World premiere of this short-form comedy series shot in and around Cochecton, NY about a “cognitively inflexible” park ranger (Nathan Phillips) charged with tazing a female park-goer. His attorney (Kate McKinnon of “Saturday Night Live”) arrives on the scene, but quickly discovers there’s more to this case than is immediately apparent. This Park Is Mine, which was originally commissioned by the now-defunct Planet Green television network, is comprised of six 3- to 5-minute webisodes.
David Driver is a musician, designer, and director. He’s created content for Sundance Channel, Aveda, Johnson & Johnson, and Discovery Networks, among others. His “Week/Days” station ID’s, commissioned by Sundance Channel, recently won a 2013 Gold Medal for Outstanding Art Direction and Design from ProMax BDA™, the international association for entertainment marketing professionals. “Smiling Fish,” also created for Sundance with collaborators Divya Srinivasan, Joey King and Steve Versaw, was nominated for a 2008 Webby™ Award. Driver has been the voice of Dunkin Donuts, Bridgestone Tires, and USA Network, and has been heard on The Daily Show, The David Letterman Show, and The Colbert Report. He’s toured with luminaries like Elvis Costello, Debbie Harry, Laurie Anderson and Richard Butler, was in the original Broadway cast of the musical “Rent,” starred in the rock opera “People Are Wrong!” at Off-Broadway’s Vineyard Theater, and collaborated with artist Marcel Dzama on “The Lotus Eaters,” an evening-length film/concert at New York’s Museum Of Modern Art. His recorded work, including “Togetherness” (Phillips&Driver, Bar/None Records), “Night Time” (Driver Quartet, Comma Records), “Fire At Keaton’s Bar & Grill” (Roy Nathanson, Six Degrees Records) and “Goalie For The Other Team” (Meow, Enemy Records), is available on all major digital outlets, including iTunes, Spotify and Pandora.