So a few months ago, back on Free Comic Book Day, Bj and Cait sat down with the Sci Fi Maker podcast to talk about Party Girl, the story and some behind the scenes topics on what it takes to bring the series to life.

It took a bit of time, but now it’s online at this LINK.

Thanks to those guys for the support!

Check out the season two playlist!

….is a new film competition for us local DFW area filmmakers started by Israel Luna. The screening for the first competition was held a few weeks ago at the historic Texas Theater and saw eight movies screened for judges and moviegoers. It was cool to see as I know and have worked with many of the people involved in many of the films. There were some hiccups to be had given it was the first ever event for the competition. I like the idea of it though and we were looking forward to participating in the second competition.

But we missed out. While we have our 10-minute movie script ready to go and were prepared to pay the entry fee before the deadline, we were not prepared for the deadline to be moved up due to so many people entering. There were 30 submissions totaled when they closed the submissions 14 hours before the deadline.

It’s nice that the contest has grown so quickly, but yeah, it sucked for us.

But, as stated, we have the script, we have the cast and we have the desire to see this film completed. So It will be done over the next couple months and finished in what would have been time enough for the Rack Focus deadline and screening, but we will screen it ourselves. We are going to drop out Suicide Squad fanfilm in December, screening it at the Texas Theater and we will have our planned film, “20 Minutes of Less” screen before the Squad film so it can be seen on the big screen. It’s going to be a great little short with some humor and some action courtesy of Adrenaline Fights & Stunts.

We’re looking forward to it.

In the meantime of course, please do check out what we have going now….

The newest Party Girl: The Series Micro Chapter

The Suicide Squad: A Typical Tuesday fanfilm Teaser

A new micro chapter of Party Girl, giving a look at one of the characters, a new hero, believe it or not, coming to Pyramid City in Chapters IX & X.




Constant promotion of your projects is the only way people are going to pay attention to it. With so many things out there competing for attention (I’m blogging this as I play with my dog , contemplate breakfast and fire up my PS4) you have to do what you can, everything you can to get out in front of people and show them that your content (whatever it may be) is worth taking the time out to see.

So it is with that intent that I joined the Dallas-based Twisted Fiction Radio show Tuesday night.

It was a good time and good chance to talk about things I have going on including Party Girl: The Series, HTB, Crapshoot and our Suicide Squad: A Typical Tuesday fanfilm and ideally people came away with some curiosity to check out what we here at Taurian Films have going on.

You can check out the show at –>

Get caught up with the latest Party Girl: The Series episode.

Our Suicide Squad fanfilm teaser.

We put out a trio of mini episodes, micro chapters as we are calling them, of Party Girl. They came around after the audition phase for the characters within. There weren’t good scenes to pull for sides for the audition so we came up with short scenes that featured the characters talking to a shrink. After the actors read for them, their performances made us want to film the scenes, they were that good. So that’s what we did. There execution was something we take some technical issue with in some cases, but they were learning tools as everything we do is, we see what we did good and what we did that was not so good and we endeavor to do better in the future.

The Doctor is In

The Doctor is In II

The Doctor is In III

Well it was also exhausting as hell but well worth it as my bro, Jermaine, and I filmed footage for two teasers we are working on.

The first was Crapshoot.

On set at the Hickory Street Lounge for Crapshoot.

On set at the Hickory Street Lounge for Crapshoot.

It’s the story of a woman who gets her hands on a strange device that revives her when she dies, each time with a random superhuman ability. She struggles for answers and normalcy while dodging crazed scientists, religious zealots and mercenaries bent on recovering the device from her.

Crapshoot is one of a handful of projects we will be submitting to script contests, for grants and every other thing under the sun that could possibly be a source of funding for us to make it happen.

As I have mentioned before, Jermaine and I have been friends since we were kids and we spent many days of our youth planning stories, creating characters for comics, movies and TV.

We go back like 8track and Crackerjacks

We go back like 8track and Crackerjacks

The web really wasn’t a thing back then, but if it was we would have been thinking of that too. Jermaine has helped me from afar with feedback and advice filming my web series like Party Girl under my Taurian Films banner. But he and I had yet to work on something HANDS ON together under the Jigsaw Entertainment banner.

Crapshoot was the first one. It was cool. While casting gave us some hiccups in the week leading up to filming, things got worked out eventually. We filmed a few scenes at the Hickory Street Lounge. Ken is a kick ass owner and we owe him a ton for letting us in the place for as long as we were there. From there we moved to Fort Worth to the home of Stan Baker, who plays Big Bear in Crapshoot. Stan’s an amazing guy and an asset to any shoot both in front of and behind the camera.

Jermaine, working and planning shots.

Jermaine, working and planning shots.

I have tried to work with others on shoots before in the capacity that Jermaine and I were for these shoots and it has had…mixed results I will admit. But not so with my brother and I, perhaps because we were more in line with each other as far as the vision of the project or perhaps I simply trusted him more than others with what I wrote. He was primary on the camera and I stepped in on the shoots when I needed to as did he. Often we dovetailed what the other was saying or going to say, so it was cool to see we were in such lock step with each other. Made for a smooth shoot and we needed that seeing how we went from early Saturday morning into the Sunday morning hours. We called in Tony Dotson, Cloyse Caruthers, Brandon Henry, Derrick Andrews and Kerry McCormick for on camera rolls in the teaser as well as Nathan Hartley to help us behind the scenes getting still photos, something we never do enough of on shoots.

At least I don’t.

Long hours, but a lot accomplished. Did we get everything, no. I have some small pick ups to obtain in the next week or so. But I will get those in and all will be good.


Filming a take from the HTB teaser.

Sunday brought us Annie Cruz and filming HTB (Hard Target B*tch). This was monumental as well. We were finally filming the project we have been talking about the longest. Annie was in town attending Exxxotica with her fiancé promoting their new business venture and while she was tied up Friday and Saturday, we marked off Sunday to make the shoot happen. I whipped up a small, short teaser to film with her. We had our first planned lead have a schedule conflict, so again I called on Derrick Andrews, who was available and great to work with.

Wrapped after a long but fun HTB teaser shoot.

Wrapped after a long but fun HTB teaser shoot.

We filmed in Recycled Books on the Denton Square. That store has an amazing look and feel to it. We filmed video for our next stab at fundraising for the HTB graphic novel. Possibly the film too, but we will see where things go, but the first priority is the graphic novel and the money it will take to make that happen.

Making Derrick a little messy for the next take.

Making Derrick a little messy for the next take.

After that we filmed the teaser footage. We got a lot in, and we have some small B-roll pickups to knock out in the next couple weeks. We were filming as the Sun dipped so time was short to get what we needed in the light we needed to have for it.

Jermaine and Annie talking through the next take.

Jermaine and Annie talking through the next take.

Again, it was a good shoot to work on together and be in sync regarding what we set out of to accomplish. I think it was good for Annie too, as much as we have talked about it to finally be here in the moment, in the character…that will go a long way towards feeding that fire to get out in front of the people and show them that this is a great project to get behind. We tried and failed before as far as fundraising for the book, but having this experience and having her be the character, it will just make us all work that much hard when we launch that campaign again (because we will and soon) and try to get the project going.

It was a long brutal weekend yes, but very well worth it.

Don’t forget to check the Taurian Films productions…

Party Girl: The Series Season 2

Suicide Squad: A Typical Tuesday Fanfilm

Let’s try this again shall we, this whole regular blogging thing.

Hump day.

Blog day.

Let’s make it that simple.

First up…

New Party Girl. The downside of being a one man band, when you get thrown off by anything, well, you get thrown off. So my release schedule for Party Girl has been shat upon quite honestly, so I am admittedly playing catch up with that. The eighth chapter is out and it finds a wounded, trapped Party Girl trying to outwit the police, a newly minted supervillain and a hit squad all out for her head.

It is among my favorite episodes. Of course there are technical things that I am kicking myself about months later, framing chief among them. I need to get an aspect ratio template on my camera, that would help tons. Flirted with Magic Lantern, but so skittish about bricking my camera that I have not done it yet. I may bite the bullet sometime soon.

There are still five more episodes to go for season two. I have written season three and will make the decisions on filming it in the coming months.

Outside of that, my brother, Jermaine, is flying in this weekend and we are working on a few things.

A short note about my brother, he and I grew up talking about movies, TV, comic books, things creatively that we wanted to do when we got older. He lives in LA and while we are both pursing those creative ends, we haven’t done much directly, hands on together. He does things out there under his name and things I do locally here under my own name are done under Taurian Films, projects we work on directly together are done under Jigsaw Entertainment. The company name we thought of in our early 20s.

We are planning two shoots this weekend. One is for Crapshoot, a sci-fi/fantasy/drama about a former adult film star turned children’s author who stumbles onto a device that gives her special abilities at random whenever she dies. We’re filming a teaser trailer for it and putting that together to go along with other materials and pitching it around to see if we can get some kind, any kind of traction on it to be able to make the series. We shall see what ultimately becomes of it.

A past pin up sketch for HTB. Annie has lent her likeness to the main character for the book and plans to star in the film adaption.

A past pin up sketch for HTB. Annie has lent her likeness to the main character for the book and plans to star in the film adaption.

That is Saturday. On Sunday the plan is to hook up with actress/model/radio personality Annie Cruz for work on HTB (Hard Target B*tch), a long gestating feature/graphic novel project. Again the plan is a photoshoot and filming a teaser to get some visuals and a tangible idea to convey to potential backers on what we have cooking with the story both the feature and the graphic novel. Hopefully we can stir up some interest and support.

It’s going to be busy weekend, but it should be a fruitful weekend. Of course we have had some small hiccups, but indie film is nothing if not having things go wrong, adapting, improvising and overcoming whatever those issues are. So that is what we will do, if indeed we need to.

Stay tuned.

A shot of some of the cast for our Suicide Squad fanfilm, "A Typical Tuesday" coming this winter.

A shot of some of the cast for our Suicide Squad fanfilm, “A Typical Tuesday” coming this winter.

And tune in to another project of ours, a fanfilm, for the Suicide Squad. It’s not the big screen multi-million dollar version but it is made by a ton of fans of the comic and the characters who felt this would be a fun way to spend our time while we wait on the big screen movie to drop next year.

We have a great assortment of talented Texans attached to this and trust and believe you will love our Harley Quinn.