Reel 9’s Feature Doc, The Way To Kevin, available for streaming!

Reel 9 Production’s first feature documentary film, “The Way To Kevin,” follows Minister/Mime/Adult Entertainer, Kevin Mines, as he launches his own adult film company while maintaining his strong Christian identity. ‘The Way to Kevin” premiered at the Philadelphia Film Festival in 2011, was honored with the Gold Award at the California Film Awards and has gone on to screen at film festivals all over the world including Qfest, Cinedelphia, Black Alphabet Film Festival, Mixfest, Q Festival, MICGenero Film Festival and more. Watch the trailer here:

‘The Way to Kevin’ will be released for streaming in 2018 on SlayTV. Stay tuned for details! In the meantime, please enjoy some images from our digital film festival scrapbook below! The original soundtrack written by Nervous Robot is available for free streaming.

 

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Comedy Short Film “Yes, And I Do” Wins Big

Reel 9 Productions comedy division, Unimaginary Friend , launched its latest short comedy, ‘Yes, And I Do!’ with a very successful film festival run. It premiered at the LA Scripted Comedy Festival, hosted by iO West in Hollywood, where it won the top prize against many other impressive films. ‘Yes, And I Do!’ went on to screen at the Chicago Comedy Film Festival where the team got to rub shoulders with Jane Lynch after she was honored with a lifetime achievement award. This short piece poking fun at the comedy improv community rounded out its run winning “Best Micro Short” at the Austin Short Comedy Film Festival and being honored as a Global Shorts Winner at the Fanboy Film Festival. Check out some images from this fun journey below as well as a link to watch the film!

The Unimaginary Friendcast Celebrates 100 podcast episodes and counting!

Reel 9 Productions launched their comedy division, Unimaginary Friend, in 2013. creating the original comedy travel show, ‘Total Trip Domination,’ numerous short films and sketches, and the one and only podcast, The Unimaginary Friendcast. In September of 2017, The Unimaginary Friendcast celebrated 100 episodes of their on-going, weekly podcast by producing ‘The Oscars of Podcasts’ which honored and award their most memorable guests and topics. New episodes are released weekly on iTunes and Google Play. Subscribe, listen and enjoy!

 

Total Trip Domination, an Original Comedy Travel Show releases Season 1!

Total Trip Domination: You! Edition, is an original 7 episode comedy Travel Show Extravaganza! Watch as Mark and Linda, two quirky and under-qualified travel show hosts, explore world destinations selected by fans while on a shoestring budget. Each adventure tests their ineptitude in new and unexpected ways.

Total Trip Domination is not your average travel show. It takes elements from scripted/improv/reality/comedy styles to create a unique experience for the viewer.  The hosts respect and highlight each unique destination by providing helpful travel tips and tons of stunning visuals, but at the same time keeping a bizarre comedic and playful tone. Part of the fun is that there’s NO CREW and the hosts are on their own in each location with 2 cameras, in charge of filming everything themselves. In the spirit of Survivorman, they set up tripods, or use a Go Pro on a stick to get the perfect shots.

Enjoy all 7 episodes of Season 1 here, and some additional photos below from the first season:

 

The Crack, an experimental short that challenges the rules of filmmaking

An unexpected gift from the ocean interrupts Helen and Roger’s day at the beach, threatening their measured lives and hurling them down a rabbit hole of self­ discovery. “The Crack” explores the pivotal shift in the lives of Helen and Roger, two extremely ordinary citizens, who have taken a day to themselves at the beach. Content to soak in the sun and natural beauty, the ocean delivers an unexpected invitation to a world and life beyond the edge of their known reality. Like a fault­line splitting under the immense pressure of shifting geological plates, The Crack will shatter your artistic sense of reason and tickle your good, whimsical taste. A rift in time? A portal through space? What hides amongst the froth of the waves striking hard on sea side rocks?

 

The Crack, which premiered at the Other Venice Film Festival, was a very experimental undertaking. The idea was to try to do everything ourselves, challenge the idea of what filmmaking is and can be, see what we could make. So we wrote, acted, directed, produced, edited, this unique short film, off­beat, bizarre, period piece, silent film comedy. We had a very unique musical team create a completely original score which beautifully complements the absurdity and depth.  If you choose to watch this piece searching for hidden meaning, you will find it. If you choose to skim the surface and embrace the strange actions and childish humor, you will be satisfied as well. Watch the full film here!

 

“Meat Man” A Reel 9 Productions Original Musical

Have you met the Meat Man? One of Reel 9’s first projects, “Meat Man” is a live musical and short film which premiered at the Philadelphia Fringe Festival, and was later released for a brief run on the film festival circuit. Meat Man enjoyed a mainly sold out theater run at the Adrienne Theater in Philadelphia and was honored at the Creative Arts Film Festival, NewFilmmakers Film Festival, was an Accolade competition winner and was also nominated for 5 Perfect Spirit Film Awards including:

  • Best Original Screenplay
  • Best Action Adventure Short Film
  • Best Original Score
  • Best Actor (Michael Melton)
  • Best Actress (Emily Grove)

Get the Original Meat Man Soundtrack on AmazonAndriod Market, or Spotify! Enjoy some behind the scenes photos from our film and stage rehearsals:

“Number 9,” Reel 9’s first film almost 10 years old!

“Number 9” was Reel 9 Production’s first film together, shot I 2009 with an old grainy camera, jaw-dropping scenery, and an epic original score by the talented Andrew Alburn. It was filmed on location in Philadelphia at the famous Eastern State Penitentiary, America’s oldest and most historic penitentiary. Abandoned for over thirty-five years, the site lies in ruin. Upon his visit in 1842, Charles Dickens once described the effects of Eastern State upon its inhabitants as having a “slow and daily tampering with the mysteries of the brain,” which he viewed as “immeasurably worse than any torture of the body.” On the surface this film is the story of a man trying to find a means of escape; however, the viewer is confronted with their own interpretation of what it means to be trapped or truly free. *New Hope Film Festival Official Selection 2010* *Accolade Award Winner 2010* *NewFilmmakers NYC Offical Selection 2010*