New Look – Again

Tonight, I relaunched my site with the focus being my videos. It’s meant to serve as a reminder that I need to generate more content. The good news is, I have one live action short (The Do Over) in the can and a new short script that needs a quick polish before I turn on the production machine. With the new one, tentatively titled Two Days, the aim is to rely on visual elements to tell the story as much as possible and shoot it for under $500.

The Do Over was shot for less than $1,000, and about half of that went to equipment that I’ll be using for upcoming productions, so I think a budget of $500 is definitely within reach.

I’m also working on the outline for a new feature, taking my time and making sure the mechanics of the story and character trajectory works before writing. The only remaining piece is the latter half of the second act, but I’m happy with the ending, which gives me something to write towards. Additionally, I’m working on some new stand up material that I’ll hopefully be performing within the next two weeks.

HollyShorts Screening Was A Success!

hollyshorts-premiereJim and I had a great time at the HollyShorts screening of Old Stud. The latest cut was well received, and it was a great experience seeing our names on the big screen for the first time.

Thanks Nicole, Theo, Daniel, and everyone else who made the HollyShorts festival happen!


Why We’re Not Making Old Stud (at this time)


We would like to thank you all for your contributions and support of OLD STUD. It has been a wild journey this past couple of months, and we can’t tell you enough how glad we are that you’ve been with us. Unfortunately, due to a scheduling conflict, Jim will not be available to produce the feature film version of Old Stud in June. A conflict of schedule is one thing… but when it comes to a feature film, that conflict then causes a lot of other conflicts and throws a wrench in a lot of the gears. Which means as of now, the film that Jim and Rick wanted to bring to all of you is currently on hold. Why? Because Old Stud is as much Jim’s movie as it is Rick’s, Rick has decided not to move forward with production at this time, because in order to fully realize Old Stud in the form of a movie, the creativity of both Jim and Rick is required.

We hope to make the movie when our schedules permit, but look forward to presenting other content slated for production under our new banner, Captin Marlan.

Thank you for your support and enthusiasm, as well as your financial pledge to our Kickstarter campaign. Since production of Old Stud will not be moving forward, we must conclude the campaign.

As a token of our appreciation, we will be presenting a short film version of OLD STUD culled from all the pilot footage we have shot, that will be available for your viewing pleasure in the near future.


Rick Caplan & Jim Martin