CrashToons film tour

Posted in APESH!T, CrashToons presents, screenings on August 10, 2010 by crashtoons

Psst!!! We’re on a film tour!!! Check it out: http://crashcamfilms.com/filmtour2010.htm

Check out the Tour Journal: http://crashcamfilms.com/filmtour2010.htm

Press:
MovieMaker Magazine: https://www.moviemaker.com/distribution/article/bob_ray_total_badass_down_dirty_austin_film_tour_20100802

Vice Magazine: http://www.viceland.com/blogs/en/2010/07/17/weekend-watchin-bob-ray/

Here’s what remains of the five-week tour schedule, please invite yer pals!

Aug 9 Los Angeles, CA @ USC School for Cinematic Arts
7:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=143685495644783

Aug 12 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Park Film Center
7:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126309474077325

Aug 13 Los Angeles, CA @ American Cinematheque
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=133791849975212

Aug 14 Phoenix, AZ @ MADCAP Theaters
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=139529252739160
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=130369250332690

Aug 16 Las Cruces, NM @ The Fountain
9:45 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
*sponsored by Crossroads City Roller Derby
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=122846777759968

Aug 17 Marfa, TX @ Padre’s
9:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
*sponsored by Marfa Roller Derby
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131590343545424

Aug 21 Austin, TX
7:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=137563699607066

Hell on Wheels: (documentary 2007, TRT: 89 min) Hell on Wheels takes a from-the-trenches look at the dizzying clash of athleticism, exhibitionism, egos, politics and business that is modern-era roller derby. A group of hard-hitting Texas women overcome myriad obstacles in resurrecting and revamping the sport, only to find internal strife ripping the fledgling organization apart. Two leagues emerge from the clash, and what follows ignites an international roller derby revival. Shot over a five-year period by Bob Ray (Rock Opera) and Werner Campbell, Hell on Wheels was edited by award winning editor Conor O’Neill (Murderball, Word Wars, Capitalism: A Love Story) and features original music by …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead.

Total Badass: (documentary, 2010, TRT: 91 min) Texas filmmaker Bob Ray catapults the Austin subculture onto the big screen, reveling in its inspiring, unique and deliriously offbeat glory. With his latest documentary, “Total Badass,” Bob Ray takes you on an outrageous and hilariously seedy adventure into the Austin underground music and arts scene via wild man-about-town, social deviant, musical/stunt performer, sex addict, Guinea pig enthusiast, writer-publisher, father, weed dealing felon and local maniac Chad Holt. Exploiting life as his unwitting canvas, Chad’s take-no-prisoners artistry flares up like napalm as he strives to make his creative mark. Strap in for the riotous ride and follow this icon of the Austin counterculture as he defiantly endures his final year of felony probation, living his own brand of civil disobedience while manning the helm of a family crisis and going out smokin!

http://crashcamfilms.com/filmtour2010.htm

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Launch Party for Bob Ray’s Down and Dirty Film Tour

Posted in APESH!T, CrashToons presents, news & updates, Platypus Rex, screenings on July 7, 2010 by crashtoons

Launch Party on Friday for Bob Ray’s Down and Dirty Austin Film Tour

Friday, July 9, 2010
8:00pm – 11:00pm
The Crescent Apartments – Rooftop Terrace (http://www.crescentaustin.com)
127 E. Riverside Drive (6th Floor)
Austin, TX

Join filmmaker Bob Ray and writer/singer/rabble-rouser Chad Holt for a send-off party celebrating the launch of the first leg of “Bob Ray’s Down and Dirty Austin Film Tour!”

We’ll be screening clips from Ray’s newest flick, TOTAL BADASS, peppered with some of his CrashToons, and serving free beer. Come make some new memories with us on Friday, July 9, 2010 at 8PM. Details above and below. See ya there!!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

–PARKING: Free parking is available at the former Sonic lot across the street.

–TOUR INFO: learn more at: http://crashcamfilms.com/filmtour2010.htm

–MEDIA/QUESTIONS: Please send your inquiries to Mia Cevallos at
mia@totalbadass.com

–SPREAD THE GOSPEL: Please help us spread the word about the tour! Tell all yer Facebook pals, blog us up, twitter our brains out and etc. us good! This tour will be crazy-fun!

Thanks for your help and we look forward to seeing you on Friday!

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TOUR SCHEDULE – FIRST LEG:
Bob Ray’s Down and Dirty Austin Film Tour (More dates to be added.)

July 15 Albuquerque, NM @ Guild Cinema
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
*sponsored by Duke City Derby
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=106783302706442
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=112976748750109

Sat, July 17 Denver, CO @ Starz FilmCenter
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
*sponsored by Rocky Mountain Rollergirls
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135284813165956
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134817233210217

July 19 Salt Lake City, UT @ Tower Theater
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
*sponsored by Salt City Derby Girls
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140614779285411
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=131851723514481

Wed, July 21 Boise, ID Egyptian Theatre
8:15 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
*sponsored by Treasure Valley Rollergirls
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=139913366024878

July 23 Vancouver, BC @ Rio Theatre
Midnight double-feature!!! Hell on Wheels
*with special guests Terminal City Rollergirls
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140833902593943
Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123160277727022

July 24 Bellingham, WA @ Pickford Film Center
8:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
*sponsored by Bellingham Roller Betties
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129683580405449

July 25 Port Orchard, WA @ Orchard Theater
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
*sponsored by Slaughter County Roller Vixens
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136485713036879

July 26 Victoria, BC @ Victoria Event Centre
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
*sponsored by Eves of Destruction Roller Derby
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=133877333302434
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=133778133310338

July 27 Tacoma, WA @ The Grand Cinema
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
*sponsored by Dockyard Derby Dames
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140852589261586

July 29 Portland, OR @ Clinton St. Cinema
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
*sponsored by Rose City Rollers
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116640861715128
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=134600523226640

July 30 Seattle, WA @ Central Cinema
7:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=109892459059663

July 31 Salem, OR @ Salem Cinema
Roller Derby Film Festival!!! Hell on Wheels screening with Brutal Beauty and Blood on the Flat Track

Aug 1 Eugene, OR @ David Minor Theater
5:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
*sponsored by Emerald City Roller Girls
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=136010349750417

Aug 2 Chico, CA @ Cal Skate
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
*sponsored by NorCal Roller Girls

Aug 3 El Cerrito, CA @ Rialto Cinemas Cerrito
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
*sponsored by Bay Area Derby Girls
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=116447455067875
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=133760813311712

Aug 4 San Francisco, CA @ Roxie Theater
7:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=132564483441272
9:15 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
*sponsored by Bay Area Derby Girls
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=140647592615587

Aug 5 San Francisco, CA @ Roxie Theater
7:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=135690889782159
9:15 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
*sponsored by Bay Area Derby Girls
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=129816607057042

Aug 12 Los Angeles, CA @ Echo Park Film Center
7:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=126309474077325

Aug 13 Los Angeles, CA @ American Cinematheque
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=133791849975212

Aug 14 Phoenix, AZ @ MADCAP Theaters
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt

Aug 15 Las Cruces, NM @ The Fountain
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons

Aug 16 Marfa, TX @ Padre’s
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt

Aug 21 Austin, TX
7:00 Total Badass with CrashToons
*with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt

“Platypus Rex’s Clone Whores” world premiere screening at LA Comedy Shorts Fest with Bob Ray

Posted in film festival, Platypus Rex, screenings with tags , , , on April 9, 2010 by crashtoons

Come see Platypus Rex ponder meaningful thoughts such as the fantastical idea of cloning hookers for the good of humanity!

writer/director/animator Bob Ray live and probably drunk for post screening Q&A. more like Q&Awesome!

http://www.lacomedyshorts.com/lacs2010/schedule.htm

Saturday, April 17, 2010
7:30pm – 9:00pm
Downtown Independent Theater
251 S. Main St.
East Los Angeles, CA

Platypus Rex and SXSW ’10

Posted in film festival, Platypus Rex, screenings with tags , , , on March 10, 2010 by crashtoons

On Sunday, March 14, the SXSW Film Festival will screen “Platypus Rex’s ABC-Hole.” it will be funny.
http://my.sxsw.com/events/event/6176

Platypus Rex, Total Badass (short), and Kung Fu Zombies, plus drunk people on Thurs!

Posted in Uncategorized on February 15, 2010 by crashtoons

this Thurs, come on down and see some Bob Ray shorts (short films, not a dirty pair of shorts (unless the weather is warm)). There will be beer, movies by Bob Ray, Rusty Kelley and Penelope Spheeris’ The Decline of Western Civilization as well as bands: Karaoke Apocalypse & You Punk Ass. Gonna be bad ass fun!

CrashToons kingpin’s TOTAL BADASS

Posted in new stuff with tags , , , , on February 10, 2010 by crashtoons

cartoonish humor abounds in the new documentary TOTAL BADASS! Check the clip and help finish the film:

CrashToons (and other cool projects) in 2009

Posted in APESH!T, CrashToons presents, film festival, news & updates, Platypus Rex, screenings with tags , , , , , on December 31, 2009 by crashtoons

CrashCam Films & CrashToons year in review.

First off, thanks to all y’all for your help and support in making 2009 such a great year!

Admittedly, we’ve been posting more of the smaller updates on our Facebook pages as opposed to “official” blogs for our multitude of ongoing projects.

Here are the Facebook pages, if you wanna buddy-up:

CrashCam Films: http://www.facebook.com/CrashCamFilms

CrashToons (including APESH!T, Platypus Rex and more): http://www.facebook.com/CrashToons

Hell on Wheels: http://www.facebook.com/HellOnWheelsTheMovie

Rock Opera: http://www.facebook.com/RockOpera

Total Badass: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Total-Badss/117590408128

And for you Twitter-heads: http://twitter.com/crashcamfilms

So what went down over at the CrashCam Films / CrashToons Global HQ in Austin, TX this year of 2009? Behold:

The bulk of elbow grease went into the new feature doc, “Total Badass.” It’s nearly finished and crazy-fun (more info below). We also completed a re-write of the feature-length script for the dark comedy “The Down Side.” Slamdance Script Coverage Service raves about the Down Side “Hilarious and gut wrenching. Pure Storytelling genius!“ On top of that, we finished the story for the new narrative feature “Reign in Blood,” and are now fleshing out the script with hopes of shooting it mid ’10.

Here’s a project-by-project breakdown of what went down this year:

Total Badass

Total Badass is the new feature documentary about my buddy (and notorious sex-fiend, writer-publisher-singer-trashcan-jumper, rabble-rouser and man-about-town) Chad Holt. From May of ’08 through June of ’09 we shoot the new doc. We quickly moved into post-production in the late summer and, as of today, are about 98% through with the edit. The movie is NUTS! You’ll surely be hearing about it a lot in the near future.

www.TotalBadassTheMovie.com and www.facebook.com/pages/Total-Badss/117590408128

CrashToons

Through most of 2009, we were screening the pile of ‘toons we made in ’08. We screened “Spanish Lessons with Chupacabra Volume 7: Conversational Spanish” at SXSW. Various APESH!T ‘toons screened at LA Comedy Shorts Film Festival and Animation Block Party (in both NYC and Austin). And a mound of creatively curated CrashToons unspooled before the Rock Opera 10 Year Anniversary screening at the Alamo Drafthouse in October.

Online, we host all the ‘toons at www.CrashToons.com. And a few ‘toons even popped up on Playboy Magazine’s site, www.Playboy.com.

As for new ‘toons, 2009 was a tad sparse. We were pretty busy finishing up the filming and editing of the new feature doc, Total Badass. But we did complete a new one called “Platypus Rex’s ABC-Hole.” And it’s crazy-fun. ABC-Hole is featured on the CrashToons home page, so swing by and check out the 28 seconds of hilarious and educational fun.

www.facebook.com/CrashToons and the ‘toons at www.CrashToons.com

Hell on Wheels

We released the doc through IndiePix (http://www.indiepixfilms.com/film/hellonwheels) in late ’08, and it was such a blast that IndiePix re-released it in Feb! Double the fun! And then, we launched the doc on SnagFilms (http://www.snagfilms.com/films/title/hell_on_wheels/), where it remains as one of the highest rated docs on the site! You can also catch the flick on Netflix and on Xbox and even on iTunes (http://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewMovie?id=333912438&s=143441)

The great reviews continued to pour in over 2009. Check the Facebook page (www.facebook.com/HellOnWheelsTheMovie) for links to many of these reviews. We also got a big plug from Texas Monthly magazine (www.texasmonthly.com/2009-10-01/hollywoodtx.php) and we landed on the homepage for Moviefone.com.

We screened Hell on Wheels in several cities in ‘09, including but not limited to theatrical screenings in Austin, Asbury (NJ), Sacramento, Boston, a fest screening at CineSol Film Festival in McAllen, TX, and even a university screening at The Southwestern University Feminist Studies Program with filmmakers Bob Ray and Werner Campbell and skaters Electra Blu (TXRG) and Smarty Pants (TXRD) in attendance for a lively and enlightening post-screening Q & A.

Hell on Wheels landed on a couple of those end-of-decade lists care of The Onion’s
A/V Club:
http://www.avclub.com/austin/articles/10-overlooked-austin-movies-of-the-00s,36275/, and a “Best Documentaries of the Decade” list: http://boomerbust-scooter63.blogspot.com/2009/12/top-documentaries-of-decade.html

http://www.HellOnWheelsTheMovie.com and http://www.facebook.com/HellOnWheelsTheMovie

Rock Opera

Holy poop! We had our ten-year anniversary screening of Rock Opera at the Alamo Drafthouse in October with after party at the Highball featuring a Voltage and Pocket FishRmen reunion. If you were there, you rocked! If not, you missed out on some FUN!

http://www.RockOperaTheMovie.com and http://www.facebook.com/RockOpera

CrashCam Films

http://www.CrashCamFilms.com

http://www.facebook.com/CrashCamFilms

CrashToons

http://www.CrashToons.com

http://www.facebook.com/CrashToons

Twitter: http://twitter.com/crashcamfilms

Whew! So there ya have it, the year in rewind. We promise lots more far-out, and raucous flicks in 2010. Keep up to date by signing up for the email newsletter (http://crashcamfilms.com/index1.htm) or palling around with the Facebook pages, if ya prefer.

Once again, thanks to everyone who helped make 2009 such a fruitful and fun year. We cannot do all this alone, and are really appreciative of your help and support. Best wishes in 2010!

Hugs and Happy New Year!

Bob Ray & the CrashCam Films / CrashToons team