Upcoming Screenings

Copper Penny at
Media Film Festival:

Saturday, April 6, 2013
7:00 PM

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Copper Penny at
ReelHeART International Film Festival:

Saturday, June 25, 2011
4:15 PM
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Copper Penny at
California Independent Film Festival:

January 30, 2011
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Copper Penny at
Strasbourg International
Film Festival:

August 22, 2010
4:00 PM
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-1st Place-
Short Drama/Western


The snowy Midwest winter of 1892 forces William to hire Sam as his part-time trail guide. When their quarreling gets out of hand, a showdown could be imminent.

Genre: Western
Run Time: 13 minutes

Making Whiskey Trail

Whiskey Trail was shot during the cold and snowy Michigan winters of 2005 and 2006, so weather conditions on set were severe. We shot over four nights, all night from around dusk until daybreak the next morning, in temperatures ranging from 26F to –4F. While
the campfire used in the movie helped to keep the actors warm, and hot coffee & chili helped us all to manage the long hours, we still moved equipment (and cast & crew) indoors at regular intervals to allow time for warm-ups. Lots of chemical heat packs in an insulated cover helped to keep the camera stay warm while shooting. Despite our efforts, it got so cold one night, that I had to cancel shooting because the camera stopped working.

Since Whiskey Trail is a period piece, the costumes and many of the props were antiques, and could not be replaced if we damaged them.