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BUNYAN: Horror/Creature Feature Motion Picture. A Kinetic Filmworks Production.
ABOUT THE FILM
The movie is a dark, contemporary take on the tall tale of lumberjack Paul Bunyan. Kids at a first-time offenders' boot camp discover that the legend of Paul Bunyan is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined. They incur the wrath of the 15-foot monstrous giant, who was banished from town 100 years ago and thought dead.
JOE ESTEVEZ as Meeks Directed by GARY JONES
DAN HAGGERTY as Foreman Bill Produced by JEFF MILLER GARY JONES
TOM DOWNEY as Sgt. Hoke Co-Producers PHILIP R. GARRETT ROBERT KURTZMAN
AMBER CONNOR as CB Associate Producer JASON ANCONA
TIM LOVELACE as Tanner Screenplay by JEFF MILLER GARY JONES JASON ANCONA
JESSE KOVE as Zack Story by JEFF MILLER GARY JONES
KRISTINA KOPF as Ms. K Cinematographer ALEX SIMON
CLIFF WILLIAMS as Marty Editor CHRISTOPHER ROTH
VICTORIA RAMOS as Rosa Production Designer THOMAS DOWNEY
JILL EVYN as Trish Costume Designer SHANNON MARIE SAUCEDA
DONNA WILLIAMS as Mel Casting Director MARK SIKES
BUD MOFFETT as Budd Special Effects ROBERT KURTZMAN'S CREATURE CORPS
RYAN HOOKS as Brick Visual Effects ACME EFFECTS
MEDIA LINKS: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1684548/ www.bunyanmovie.com
BUNYAN GALLERY 1
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First look at Dan Haggerty in BUNYAN
BUNYAN CURRENTLY IN POST-PRODUCTION
Visual effects are underway on BUNYAN, and the movie is scheduled for completion in mid 2011. The movie has filmed in several locations in two states, including Angeles National Forest, Topanga Canyon, and Frazier Park (all in California) and Mohican State Park and Forest and Crestline (all in Ohio).
BUNYAN SHOOTS ADDITIONAL DAYS; "GRIZZLY ADAMS" ACTOR ADDED TO CAST
BUNYAN, the new horror/creature film from director Gary Jones and producer Jeff Miller, filmed for 5 more days in Ohio. The cast and crew shot at the Pleasant Hill Dam and in and around Mohican State Park and Mohican State Forest in north central Ohio.
In other news, actor Dan Haggerty (TV's “Grizzly Adams”) has been added to the cast. A veteran in the industry, Haggerty also has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He will be playing “Foreman Bill” in crucial flashback scenes. Robert Kurtzman's Creature Corps is handling the bulk of the creature and makup FX. Kurtzman (creator of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN) has also come aboard as co-producer of the film.
Post Visual Effects are underway, and the remaining days of shooting on BUNYAN are scheduled for winter 2010/2011.
BUNYAN WRAPS BULK OF SHOOTING
BUNYAN, the new horror/creature film from director Gary Jones, producer Jeff Miller, and Kinetic Filmworks, recently wrapped the bulk of its filming in Los Angeles. The movie is a dark, contemporary take on the tall tale of Paul Bunyan. Kids at a first- time offenders' boot camp discover that the legend of Paul Bunyan is real, but is much more horrifying than they could have imagined. They incur the wrath of the 15-foot monstrous giant, who was banished from town 100 years ago and thought dead.
The movie stars genre vet Joe Estevez, Tom Downey (JOLLY ROGER: MASSACRE AT CUTTER’S COVE, TRANSMORPHERS), and Tim Lovelace (MOSQUITO). Newcomers Jesse Kove, Amber Connor, Cliff Williams, Victoria Ramos, Kristina Kopf, and Jill Evyn round out the cast.
Jones directed BOOGEYMAN 3 for Ghost House. Prior to BUNYAN, he directed several other “big” creature movies, including MOSQUITO, SPIDERS, and CROCODILE 2. Miller (BALLISTICA, HELLBLOCK 13) and Jones are producing through their company Kinetic Filmworks. The script was written by Miller and Jones, who wrote JOLLY ROGER together, along with newcomer Jason Ancona.
Robert Kurtzman’s CREATURE CORPS is handling the bulk of the FX work along with Gary’s ACME EFFECTS. Editor is Christopher Roth (LEPRECHAUN 1 & 2, HATCHET, KILLER KLOWNS FROM OUTER SPACE). Director of Photography is Alex Simon (Kevin S. Tenney’s BRAIN DEAD).
The remaining few days of shooting on BUNYAN are scheduled for fall 2010.
Drawing on their vast experience in the film industry, Gary Jones and Jeff Miller have combined their talents to form KINETIC FILMWORKS, a Los Angeles-based production company with offices also in Ohio. As "the Independent Company with the Major Edge," Kinetic will be producing marketable film projects that have strong global appeal. Gary and Jeff are making BUNYAN, a horror/creature film based on a famous legendary tall tale, their first Kinetic production.
Gary Jones Co-Owner Jeff Miller Co-Owner
GARY JONES http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0428109/
Gary Jones has over 25 years of experience in the motion picture business. As an effects artist, Gary worked for such directors as Sam Raimi on EVIL DEAD 2 and John Woo on HARD TARGET. The first feature Gary directed, MOSQUITO, was released by Hemdale (THE TERMINATOR, PLATOON). After the success of MOSQUITO, Sam Raimi hired Gary to direct episodes of the popular shows “XENA: WARRIOR PRINCESS” and “HERCULES: THE LEGENDARY JOURNEYS.”
Gary has directed episodes of Disney’s “HONEY, I SHRUNK THE KIDS” and Columbia/Tri-Star’s “SHEENA.” Gary’s second feature film was SPIDERS, a throwback to ‘50s giant bug movies. It was released by Trimark/Lions Gate in 2000 and quickly became the most successful of their new “creature features” series. Gary followed up SPIDERS with CROCODILE 2: DEATH SWAMP, which was released by Lions Gate in 2002.
In Los Angeles in 2004, Gary directed JOLLY ROGER: MASSACRE AT CUTTER’S COVE, the first film with Kinetic Filmworks partner Jeff Miller. Gary traveled to Romania in 2005 to direct PLANET RAPTOR (starring Steven Bauer and Vanessa Angel) and XENOPHOBIA (starring C. Thomas Howell and Ron Silver). In 2006 Gary produced THE RAGE, directed by Robert Kurtzman, creator of FROM DUSK TILL DAWN. In 2007 Gary returned to Romania to direct the SyFy Channel Original GHOULS.
Gary then directed BOOGEYMAN 3, a sequel to the theatrical horror hit, for Sam Raimi’s Ghost House Pictures/Sony. When it premiered on dvd in early 2009, it was #2 for three straight weeks in rentals for direct-to-video movies. Gary recently directed the SyFy Channel original LIGHTNING STRIKES, starring Kevin Sorbo (“Hercules”), as well as BALLISTICA, an action feature. To date, Gary has directed eleven feature films and over twenty-five hours of television. He is a member of the Directors Guild of America and on the approved list of directors for the SyFy Channel.
JEFF MILLER http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0588577/
Jeff Miller has been writing screenplays for over 20 years and producing for almost as long. He graduated with a Bachelor of Media Arts degree from the University of South Carolina. The first feature that Jeff co-produced, FREAKSHOW, starring Gunnar Hansen (“Leatherface” from THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE) and Hammer Studios scream queen Veronica Carlson, was released internationally on home video in 1995 and won third place for Best U.S. Independent Film at the Fantafestival in Rome, Italy, Europe’s largest sci-fi/horror festival.
After the success of FREAKSHOW, Jeff was asked to co-write and produce HELLBLOCK 13, which again starred Gunnar Hansen, in addition to scream queens Debbie Rochon (TROMEO & JULIET) and J.J. North (ATTACK OF THE 60 FT. CENTERFOLD). HELLBLOCK 13 was released by Troma in 2000. Miller then decided to write, produce, and make his directorial debut with HEAD CHEERLEADER, DEAD CHEERLEADER, also starring Debbie Rochon, which sold in the U.S. as well as to many foreign countries. In 2001 Jeff moved from South Carolina to Los Angeles and worked in marketing and development for several entertainment companies.
In 2004 Jeff created and wrote with Gary Jones the screenplay for JOLLY ROGER: MASSACRE AT CUTTER’S COVE. Jeff also directed second unit on the film, which was released in 2005 and premiered on the SyFy Channel in 2006. It has also played on the Chiller Network. Jeff recently helped produce and production coordinate the action feature BALLISTICA, starring Martin Kove (THE KARATE KID) and Robert Davi (LICENCE TO KILL, DIE HARD), which Gary Jones directed.
Jeff came up with the idea for BUNYAN while sitting in a coffee shop.
Kinetic Filmworks thanks its investors, who have helped make our film BUNYAN possible. Those interested in learning how they can become involved in Kinetic Filmworks productions, please contact Jeff Miller or Gary Jones at KineticFilmworks@aol.com
BALLISTICA (2009) was the first action feature for Miller and Jones. Jones directed the film, about a CIA special operative trained in the
mystical art of "ballistica" who must stop terrorists with a new breed of bomb. Miller was brought aboard to serve as Associate Producer and
Production Coordinator. It stars Paul Logan (MEGA PIRANHA), Martin Kove (THE KARATE KID), Robert Davi (LICENCE TO KILL), and C.B. Spencer (THE DEAD MATTER).
JOLLY ROGER: MASSACRE AT CUTTER'S COVE (2005) was the first filmed collaboration between Jeff Miller and Gary Jones. Miller created the concept, he and Jones wrote the screenplay, and Jones directed. Miller also directed 2nd unit on the film, a horror feature about a pirate who comes back from the dead to get revenge on the descendants of his mutinous crew. Released internationally in 2005, it has also played on the SyFy Channel as well as the Chiller Network.
Gary and Jeff's other film and TV projects (click poster to open Imdb link)