Monday, July 27, 2009

Best Advertising We Could Hope For

You can buy THE MAN WHO LOVED here.

Should be noted that its cousin, SON OF A SEAHORSE, is also available on DVD.

Monday, April 27, 2009

DVD guarantee

There are two "burnable" DVD formats: DVD-R and DVD+R. DVD-R are compatible with 90 to 95 percent of players, while DVD+R are compatible with about 87.6 percent of players. (The players that can't read -R's can read +R's and vice-versa.)

The copies of our films available through are burned onto DVD-R discs. Our own DVD burner burns DVD+R discs; our player, like most newer players, plays both formats just fine.

If, for any reason, your player cannot play the DVD-R disc, we will be happy to replace it with a DVD+R copy. Our e-mail address is on the back of each DVD slip-case.

Son of a Seahorse should be coming out in early June.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Interview at The Counter Project

The Dearborn-centered culture and entertainment site "The Counter Project" recently asked us a few questions about our films and our decision to distribute our films ourselves, starting with The Man Who Loved. You can read the entire interview here.

This is the first time we've ever been interviewed, and so as you can imagine we're pretty psyched about it. Go ahead and give it a look!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

The Man Who Loved Price Cuts

Our film The Man Who Loved was on sale on dvd for $19.99. We've slashed the price (and our royalties) by twenty-five percent. That's one geniune DVD-R copy of our film, complete with its handsome packaging and our eight-minute bonus feature, for only $15.00.

This change in price is already reflected on the film's CreateSpace page. As of this moment, the Amazon page still reflects the original price but that should change soon.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Buy Us on Amazon

The Man Who Loved is now available for purchase at

Here's the back cover copy, for those of you who are interested in such things:

Filmmakers Mary and Tom Russell create a compelling and tense portrait of a young marriage in The Man Who Loved. When his wife Sarah begins to act strangely, the laidback George takes the path of least resistance. But his passivity only widens the gulf between them. Implicit in the film's title are its two central questions: What does it mean to be a man? and What does it mean to love? George finds the answers one night when he must hurt Sarah in order to save her.

Newcomers Jacob Hildebrandt and Adrienne Patterson give sensitive and naturalistic performances in a film that is at once tough-minded yet unquestionably romantic. Directed with a sensual eye for moments of domestic beauty (the changing of bedsheets, the bruising of a plum) and written with a psychological deftness that eschews traditional plot structure in order to create a palpable but unnamable sense of tension, The Man Who Loved is a remarkable example of true cottage industry filmmaking.

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The Man Who Loved on DVD

Our film The Man Who Loved is now available for purchase on DVD for $19.99 via CreateSpace. The title will also be available for purchase on Amazon within the next couple of weeks, and a VOD release is planned for the near future.

The disc includes an eight minute discussion of the film, in which we give some insight not only into our intentions but also into working as independent filmmakers.

We plan to release some of our other films, as well as Tom's novel Jolt City, in the near future.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Bookmark Turtleneck Films

It's been a while since we posted over at Turtleneck, and as more than one friend has remarked, we have so many blogs that it's hard to keep track of it all.

The New Turtleneck Films makes it a lot easier. Everything posted on our other sites-- for example, Son of a Seahorse and The Man Who Loved-- will be cross-posted here. And there will be new news on both sites (and, by extension, this one) very, very soon as we have some rather exciting things in the works.

You'll also get some movie and game reviews. All in all, we should be posting more frequently. So stay tuned and check back often.