The official website of Actor & Digital Filmmaker Jeff Kirkendall
This page contains information and photos from events I've taken part in or attended over the years: movie screenings, premieres, film festivals and more. Also, at the bottom of the page are pictures from film conventions and other events. Click the thumbnails to see the full-sized photos.
A Night of B-Movie Indies at The Madison Theater - November 8th, 2007

On the evening of November 8th, 2007 independent filmmaker Joe Bagnardi and I hosted A Night of B-Movie Indies at Albany's historic Madison Theater. The movies screened were my short comedy OF THEATRE & BIKINIS, and Joe Bagnardi's horror anthology feature THE EDGE OF REALITY. Both Joe and I were very pleased with the turnout and the whole event, and I'd like to thank everybody who attended. It's great to see such support for independent filmmaking in the Upstate New York area. Special thanks go out to Jay Pregent from The Madison Theater for having us. We were also fortunate to receive some nice media coverage prior to the screenings, including articles in The Albany Times Union & The Saint Rose Chronicle newspapers. I'd like to especially thank my friends at The College of Saint Rose, and those at The Saint Rose Chronicle for their support. Also thanks to the websites who posted information about the show. Some festival photos are below. These photos come from video footage of the event filmed by Dan Ross of Best Bytes Media - Thanks Dan.
Independent Filmmaking - A New York State Library Public Program series presentation for December 2007

Thanks go out this month to everyone who attended the presentation filmmaker Bruce G. Hallenbeck and I gave for The New York State Library on December 14th. Our talk was one in the NYS Library Public Programs series for December, and was held in the Carol Huxley Theater (previously known as The Museum Theater) at The Cultural Education Center in Albany, New York at 12:15 pm. We spoke about all aspects of independent filmmaking and also showed movie clips from the independent movies THE TEMPTRESS, VAMPYRE, OF THEATRE & BIKINIS and THE DROWNED. The event was very well attended, and I was happy to see how interested people were in what we had to say on the topic. Thanks for all your support! And special thanks go out to Sheldon Wein from The New York State Library for making the whole event possible.
The New York State Museum 2006 Independent Film Festival - October 28th, 2006

The New York State Museum 2006 Independent Film Festival, held on October 28th, was a 12-hour movie marathon celebrating locally-produced independent films in Upstate New York's Capital Region. In deference to Halloween, there was an emphasis on horror films, however other film
genres were showcased as well. This festival was a follow-up of sorts to The Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival held at the museum in January of 2005. There were short films shown from Jeff Burns, Michael Kazlo II, Karen Kristina Jones & Marco Leavitt, Ryun Montenegro, Katharine Leis and yours truly. Features shown were from Bruce G. Hallenbeck, Joe & Dan Masucci and Joe Bagnardi. There were also world premieres: the feature-length psychological ghost story THE DROWNED from Bruce G. Hallenbeck, and my own short comedy OF THEATRE & BIKINIS. I also premiered the "You Gotta Believe" music video I directed for Upstate New York-based singer Katrina Marie. A panel discussion which included many of the filmmakers was held near the end of the day, and the festival garnered some nice media attention in the form of television coverage from Albany, New York news channel Capital News 9. I'd like to thank everybody who attended The New York State Museum 2006 Independent Film Festival. Your support of independent filmmaking in Upstate New York's Capital Region is greatly appreciated! Here's hoping we can do it again next year. Some photos from the festival are below. Enjoy!
The Blood, Fangs & Claws Halloween Film Fest - October 31st, 2006

The Blood, Fangs & Claws Film Fest took place on October 31st (Halloween) at the Madison Theater in Albany, New York. The festival was a night of b-movie fun organized by Upstate New York independent filmmaker Michael Kazlo II. The festival featured two showings of Mike's vampire-action movie BLOODLUST, along with two showings of my vampire movie THE TEMPTRESS. Mike and I hosted Q&A sessions after the showings of our respective films, and everybody who came out received a free honorary vampire hunter license. Also, several of the actors from the movies were on hand. Thanks go out to everyone who attended the festival. Your support of independent filmmaking in Upstate New York's Capital Region is greatly appreciated! Here's hoping we'll have other cool events like this at The Madison Theater in the very near future. Below are some photos from the festival. Enjoy!
The New York State Museum 2nd Annual Classic Horror Movie Festival with Special Guest Betsy Palmer - November 11th, 2006

The 2nd Annual New York State Museum Classic Horror Movie Festival took place on Saturday, November 11th and featured screenings of four classic horror films. The films shown were THE SHINING (1980), POLTERGEIST (1982), THE LOST BOYS (1987), & FRIDAY THE 13TH (1980). The festival was hosted by Upstate New York independent filmmakers Joe Bagnardi, Bruce G. Hallenbeck and I. This year we were happy to welcome as our special guest Ms. Betsy Palmer of FRIDAY THE 13TH fame. Fans of that seminal 1980's slasher film remember her well as the vengeful Mrs. Pamela Voorhees (Jason's mom), and many others no doubt remember her various roles on stage, television and in films dating back to the 1950's. It was truly a joy to have this amazing woman at the festival and listen to her talk about her involvement with FRIDAY THE 13TH. Betsy was also incredibly gracious to the fans who attended, chatting and posing for pictures after the showing. It was a great event!
The New York State Museum Classic Horror Film Festival - October 29th, 2005

This marathon event, the first of its kind to be held at the New York State Museum, took place on Saturday, October 29th, and featured four landmark, classic horror films. The films shown were HORROR OF DRACULA (1958), CARNIVAL OF SOULS (1962), THE HAUNTING (1963) and NIGHT OF THE LIVING DEAD (1968). Myself and fellow Upstate New York independent filmmakers Joe Bagnardi and Bruce & Rosa Hallenbeck were on hand to host the event. We also had a Q&A with audience members and showed several of our own independent movie trailers to kick off the day. I'd like to thank everybody who attended the film festival and also my co-hosts. And finally a special thank-you goes to Pat Whalen at The New York State Museum for putting the whole thing together.
The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival - January 22-23 & 29-30, 2005

The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival was held on January 22-23 & 29-30 in the theatre at the New York State Museum in Albany, N.Y.
The four-day festival was a celebration of locally-produced horror films in Upstate New York's Capital Region. Each day spotlighted a different filmmaker: The festival kicked off on Saturday the 22nd with the films of Bruce G. Hallenbeck. Sunday, January 23rd featured the films of Joe Bagnardi. My day of films was on Saturday, January 29th; and on Sunday, January 30th the films of Albany's own Brandon Bethmann and Eric Szmyr were shown. Festival highlights included the world premiere of Bruce G. Hallenbeck's long-in-the-works feature LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT on Day 1, and a panel discussion with all the filmmakers which wrapped up the festivities on Day 4. Additionally, the festival generated extensive local media coverage with articles in eight newspapers including The Albany Times Union, The Record, Metroland, The Saratogian and The Schenectady Gazette, among others. Dead Of Winter was also mentioned on several area television and radio stations, as well as on many movie websites. I'd like to thank everybody who attended The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival. Your support of independent filmmaking in Upstate New York's Capital Region is greatly appreciated!
Shocktoberfest: A Hometown Horror Film Festival - October 30th & 31st, 2003

This free Halloween event was held on Thursday, October 30th & Friday, October 31st at Hudson Valley Community College in Troy, N.Y.  Co-sponsored by my own Very Scary Productions, the festival featured a talk from Upstate New York independent filmmakers Joe Bagnardi, Bruce G. Hallenbeck and myself. This was followed by screenings of several of our short films and features. Thursday's films included SHADOW TRACKER: VAMPIRE HUNTER and THE EDGE OF REALITY from Joe Bagnardi, Bruce G. Hallenbeck's VAMPYRE, and my own THE GREEN-EYED MONSTER and THE TEMPTRESS. Friday's films included Bruce's vampire documentary FANGS, and BLOOD OF THE WEREWOLF -  a joint production between Bruce, Joe and Kevin Lindenmuth of Brimstone Productions. I'd like to thank everybody who attended and everybody who helped promote the festival, including Siobhan Quinn from HVCC and Upstate New York independent filmmaker Jeff Burns.
THE EDGE OF REALITY - The Upstate New York Area Premiere - September 19th, 2003

This sold-out area premiere screening was held on Friday, September 19th at Broadway Joe's Theatre Grille in Saratoga Springs, NY. On behalf of Director Joe Bagnardi and myself, we'd like to thank everybody who attended, and also the good folks at the theatre for having us. The cast and crew and many others stuck around afterwards to celebrate, and we took some great photos. Enjoy!
THE TEMPTRESS - The Upstate New York Area Premiere - January 30th, 2003

This sold-out area premiere screening was held on Thursday, January 30th at The Off-Broadway Theatre & Grille in Saratoga Springs, NY. I'd like to thank everybody who attended, and also the good folks at the theatre for having us. The cast and crew and many others stuck around afterwards to celebrate, and we took some great photos. Enjoy!
Poster for A Night of B-Movie Indies at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007.Marquee at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007 (A Night of B-Movie Indies).Directors Joe Bagnardi and Jeff Kirkendall at A Night of B-Movie Indies at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007.Jeff Kirkendall and James Carolus at A Night of B-Movie Indies at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007.Press coverage at A Night of B-Movie Indies at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007."Darn Good Actor" Michael J. Cannon attends A Night of B-Movie Indies at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007.Jeff Kirkendall, Heather Blossom Brown and friends at A Night of B-Movie Indies at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007.Michael J. Cannon, Heather Blossom Brown and friends, and Jeff Kirkendall at A Night of B-Movie Indies at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007.A Night of B-Movie Indies at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007.Michael J. Cannon with director Joe Bagnardi at A Night of B-Movie Indies at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007.Jeff Kirkendall and James Carolus at A Night of B-Movie Indies at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007.Actor Timothy Hatch at A Night of B-Movie Indies at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007.Timothy Hatch, Jeff Kirkendall and Tony Pallone at A Night of B-Movie Indies at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007.DVD menu screen for THE EDGE OF REALITY at A Night of B-Movie Indies at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007.Directors Joe Bagnardi and Jeff Kirkendall at A Night of B-Movie Indies at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007.Director Joe Bagnardi at A Night of B-Movie Indies at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007.A Night of B-Movie Indies at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007.Marquee at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on November 8th, 2007 (A Night of B-Movie Indies).
Poster for The New York State Museum 2nd Annual Classic Horror Movie Festival with Special Guest Betsy Palmer,  November 11th, 2006.From left to right: Bruce G. Hallenbeck, James Carolus, Jeff Kirkendall, Besty Palmer, Pat Whalen and Michael Kazlo II at The New York State Museum 2nd Annual Classic Horror Movie Festival, November 11th, 2006.From left to right: Joe Bagnardi, Sean Bagnardi, Jeff Kirkendall, Jame Carolus, Bruce G. Hallenbeck, Rosa Hallenbeck, Jennifer Birn and Besty Palmer at The New York State Museum 2nd Annual Classic Horror Movie Festival, November 11th, 2006.Betsy Palmer speaks at The New York State Museum 2nd Annual Classic Horror Movie Festival,   November 11th, 2006.Betsy Palmer speaks at The New York State Museum 2nd Annual Classic Horror Movie Festival,   November 11th, 2006.Betsy Palmer and Pat Whalen at The New York State Museum 2nd Annual Classic Horror Movie Festival,   November 11th, 2006.Betsy Palmer speaks at The New York State Museum 2nd Annual Classic Horror Movie Festival,   November 11th, 2006.Betsy Palmer signs autographs at The New York State Museum 2nd Annual Classic Horror Movie Festival,   November 11th, 2006.Betsy Palmer signs autographs at The New York State Museum 2nd Annual Classic Horror Movie Festival,   November 11th, 2006.Betsy Palmer signs autographs at The New York State Museum 2nd Annual Classic Horror Movie Festival,   November 11th, 2006.Betsy Palmer signs autographs at The New York State Museum 2nd Annual Classic Horror Movie Festival,   November 11th, 2006.Betsy Palmer with Jennifer Birn at The New York State Museum 2nd Annual Classic Horror Movie Festival,   November 11th, 2006.Betsy Palmer signs autographs at The New York State Museum 2nd Annual Classic Horror Movie Festival,   November 11th, 2006.Left to right: Bruce G. Hallenbeck, Jeff Kirkendall, Joe Bagnardi and Besty Palmer at The New York State Museum 2nd Annual Classic Horror Movie Festival,   November 11th, 2006.
Event poster for The Blood, Fangs & Claws Halloween Film Fest at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on October 31st, 2006.Inside marquee for The Blood, Fangs & Claws Halloween Film Fest at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on October 31st, 2006.Filmmakers Jeff Kirkendall and Michael Kazlo II at The Blood, Fangs & Claws Halloween Film Fest at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on October 31st, 2006.Actress Jennifer Birn and filmmaker Jeff Kirkendall at The Blood, Fangs & Claws Halloween Film Fest at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on October 31st, 2006.Filmmakers Michael Kazlo II and Jeff Kirkendall at The Blood, Fangs & Claws Halloween Film Fest at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on October 31st, 2006.Michael Kazlo II, James Carolus and Jeff Kirkendall at The Blood, Fangs & Claws Halloween Film Fest at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on October 31st, 2006.Jeff Kirkendall and James Carolus at The Blood, Fangs & Claws Halloween Film Fest at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on October 31st, 2006.Actor James Carolus at The Blood, Fangs & Claws Halloween Film Fest at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on October 31st, 2006.Actor James Carolus and filmmaker Jeff Kirkendall at The Blood, Fangs & Claws Halloween Film Fest at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on October 31st, 2006.A "Vampire Hunter liscense" (front) at The Blood, Fangs & Claws Halloween Film Fest at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on October 31st, 2006.A "Vampire Hunter liscense" (back) at The Blood, Fangs & Claws Halloween Film Fest at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on October 31st, 2006.
Bill Chaput in THE EDGE OF REALITY from JB Productions at The New York State Museum 2006 Independent Film Festival, Albany, NY, October 28th, 2006.Radio personality Joe Condon introduces filmmaker Bruce G. Hallenbeck at The New York State Museum 2006 Independent Film Festival, Albany, NY, October 28th, 2006.Filmmaker Bruce G. Hallenbeck at The New York State Museum 2006 Independent Film Festival, Albany, NY, October 28th, 2006.Pat Whalen at The New York State Museum 2006 Independent Film Festival, Albany, NY, October 28th, 2006.Left to right: Filmmakers Joe Bagnardi, Jeff Kirkendall, Michael Kazlo II, Jeff Burns and Bruce G. Hallenbeck at The New York State Museum 2006 Independent Film Festival, Albany, NY, October 28th, 2006.Filmmaker Bruce G. Hallenbeck at The New York State Museum 2006 Independent Film Festival, Albany, NY, October 28th, 2006.Left to right: Filmmakers Joe Bagnardi, Jeff Kirkendall, Michael Kazlo II and Jeff Burns at The New York State Museum 2006 Independent Film Festival, Albany, NY, October 28th, 2006.Jeff Kirkendall and Dan Bailey in THE EDGE OF REALITY from JB Productions at The New York State Museum 2006 Independent Film Festival, Albany, NY, October 28th, 2006.
Brochure for The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival at The New York State Museum, Albany, NY on January 22-23 & 29-30, 2005.Radio personality Joe Condon introduces filmmaker Bruce G. Hallenbeck at The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival at The New York State Museum, Albany, NY. The festival was held on January 22-23 & 29-30, 2005.Filmmaker Bruce G. Hallenbeck at The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival at The New York State Museum, Albany, NY. The festival was held on January 22-23 & 29-30, 2005.Filmmaker Bruce G. Hallenbeck at The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival at The New York State Museum, Albany, NY. The festival was held on January 22-23 & 29-30, 2005.Bruce and Rosa Hallenbeck at The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival at The New York State Museum, Albany, NY. The festival was held on January 22-23 & 29-30, 2005.Filmmaker Joe Bagnardi at The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival at The New York State Museum, Albany, NY. The festival was held on January 22-23 & 29-30, 2005.Filmmaker Joe Bagnardi at The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival at The New York State Museum, Albany, NY. The festival was held on January 22-23 & 29-30, 2005.Filmmaker Joe Bagnardi at The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival at The New York State Museum, Albany, NY. The festival was held on January 22-23 & 29-30, 2005.Filmmaker Jeff Kirkendall at The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival at The New York State Museum, Albany, NY. The festival was held on January 22-23 & 29-30, 2005.Filmmaker Jeff Kirkendall at The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival at The New York State Museum, Albany, NY. The festival was held on January 22-23 & 29-30, 2005.Filmmaker Jeff Kirkendall shows off a poster promoting his movies for The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival at The New York State Museum, Albany, NY. The festival was held on January 22-23 & 29-30, 2005.A poster promoting filmmaker Jeff Kirkendall's movies for The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival at The New York State Museum, Albany, NY. The festival was held on January 22-23 & 29-30, 2005.Filmmakers Brandon Bethmann and Eric Szmyr at The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival at The New York State Museum, Albany, NY. The festival was held on January 22-23 & 29-30, 2005.Filmmakers Brandon Bethmann and Eric Szmyr at The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival at The New York State Museum, Albany, NY. The festival was held on January 22-23 & 29-30, 2005.Filmmakers Brandon Bethmann and Eric Szmyr at The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival at The New York State Museum, Albany, NY. The festival was held on January 22-23 & 29-30, 2005.From left to right: Filmmakers Bruce G. Hallenbeck, Joe Bagnardi, Jeff Kirkendall, Brandon Bethmann and Eric Szmyr at The 2005 Dead Of Winter Free Film Festival at The New York State Museum, Albany, NY. The festival was held on January 22-23 & 29-30, 2005.
Event poster for Shocktoberfest: A Hometown Horror Film Festival at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York, October 30th & 31st, 2003.Filmmaker Jeff Kirkendall at  Shocktoberfest: A Hometown Horror Film Festival at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York, October 30th & 31st, 2003.Filmmaker Joe Bagnardi at Shocktoberfest: A Hometown Horror Film Festival at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York, October 30th & 31st, 2003.From left to right: Filmmakers Bruce G. Hallenbeck, Jeff Kirkendall and Joe Bagnardi at Shocktoberfest: A Hometown Horror Film Festival at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York, October 30th & 31st, 2003.From left to right: Filmmakers Bruce G. Hallenbeck, Jeff Kirkendall and Joe Bagnardi at Shocktoberfest: A Hometown Horror Film Festival at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York, October 30th & 31st, 2003.Actor Bill Chaput at  Shocktoberfest: A Hometown Horror Film Festival at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York, October 30th & 31st, 2003.Actor Bill Chaput at  Shocktoberfest: A Hometown Horror Film Festival at Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) in Troy, New York, October 30th & 31st, 2003.
Filmmakers Jeff Kirkendall and Joe Bagnardi at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of JB Productions' anthology horror movie THE EDGE OF REALITY at Broadway Joe's Theatre Grill, September 19th, 2003.Joe Bagnardi and Ron Rausch at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of JB Productions' anthology horror movie THE EDGE OF REALITY at Broadway Joe's Theatre Grill, September 19th, 2003.Mary Kay Hilko and Sean Bagnardi at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of JB Productions' anthology horror movie THE EDGE OF REALITY at Broadway Joe's Theatre Grill, September 19th, 2003.Gary Secor and Joe Bagnardi at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of JB Productions' anthology horror movie THE EDGE OF REALITY at Broadway Joe's Theatre Grill, September 19th, 2003.Filmmaker Joe Bagnardi and friends at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of JB Productions' anthology horror movie THE EDGE OF REALITY at Broadway Joe's Theatre Grill, September 19th, 2003.Noel Dimmer and Ron Rausch at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of JB Productions' anthology horror movie THE EDGE OF REALITY at Broadway Joe's Theatre Grill, September 19th, 2003.From left to right: Bruce G. Hallenbeck, Rosa Hallenbeck, Mary Kay Hilko, Gary Secor, Dan Bailey, Jeff Kirkendall and Joe Bagnardi at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of JB Productions' anthology horror movie THE EDGE OF REALITY at Broadway Joe's Theatre Grill, September 19th, 2003.From left to right: Bruce G. Hallenbeck, Rosa Hallenbeck, Colin Lovelock, Jeff Kirkendall and Joe Bagnardi at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of JB Productions' anthology horror movie THE EDGE OF REALITY at Broadway Joe's Theatre Grill, September 19th, 2003.From left to right: Jeff Kirkendall, Joe Bagnardi and Rosa Hallenbeck at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of JB Productions' anthology horror movie THE EDGE OF REALITY at Broadway Joe's Theatre Grill, September 19th, 2003.Actor Bill Chaput with his award at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of JB Productions' anthology horror movie THE EDGE OF REALITY at Broadway Joe's Theatre Grill, September 19th, 2003.Jeff Kirkendall and Gary Secor at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of JB Productions' anthology horror movie THE EDGE OF REALITY at Broadway Joe's Theatre Grill, September 19th, 2003.Filmmakers Joe Bagnardi and Bruce G. Hallenbeck at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of JB Productions' anthology horror movie THE EDGE OF REALITY at Broadway Joe's Theatre Grill, September 19th, 2003.Ron Rausch and Gary Secor at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of JB Productions' anthology horror movie THE EDGE OF REALITY at Broadway Joe's Theatre Grill, September 19th, 2003.Rosa Hallenbeck and Ron Rausch at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of JB Productions' anthology horror movie THE EDGE OF REALITY at Broadway Joe's Theatre Grill, September 19th, 2003.From left to right: James Carolus, Bruce G. Hallenbeck and Jeff Kirkendall at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of JB Productions' anthology horror movie THE EDGE OF REALITY at Broadway Joe's Theatre Grill, September 19th, 2003.A big crowd at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of JB Productions' anthology horror movie THE EDGE OF REALITY at Broadway Joe's Theatre Grill, September 19th, 2003!
The Off-Broadway Theatre & Grille in Saratoga Springs, NY, January 30th, 2003.Cast members at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of the  THE TEMPTRESS from Very Scary Productions, Off-Broadway Theatre & Grille, January 30th, 2003. Cast members at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of the  THE TEMPTRESS from Very Scary Productions, Off-Broadway Theatre & Grille, January 30th, 2003. From left to right: Cast members Mary Kay Hilko, James Carolus and Jennifer Lescovich at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of the THE TEMPTRESS from Very Scary Productions, Off-Broadway Theatre & Grille, January 30th, 2003. From left to right: Cast members  Jennifer Lescovich, Matt Kennedy, Amy Naple, Timothy Hatch and Michael Korotitsch at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of the THE TEMPTRESS from Very Scary Productions, Off-Broadway Theatre & Grille, January 30th, 2003. Director Jeff Kirkendall and friend Robert Nazarian at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of the THE TEMPTRESS from Very Scary Productions, Off-Broadway Theatre & Grille, January 30th, 2003. The indoor marquee at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of the THE TEMPTRESS from Very Scary Productions, Off-Broadway Theatre & Grille, January 30th, 2003. Director Jeff Kirkendall standing in front of the indoor marquee at the Upstate New York Area Premiere of the THE TEMPTRESS from Very Scary Productions, Off-Broadway Theatre & Grille, January 30th, 2003.
The Muckman Monster Movie Festival at The New York State Museum - October 22, 2011

This festival, orgainzed by filmmaker Bruce G. Hallenbeck, Pat Whalen from the museum, and yours truly, featured an afternoon of independent movies directed by monster maestro Brett Piper. These included MUCKMAN and the horror-comedy BITE ME! This day of fun, b-movie cinema was a good time for all who attended!
Poster for The Muckman Monster Movie Festival at The New York State Museum, October 22, 2011.Filmmakers Mark Polonia, Bruce G. Hallenbeck and Brett Piper at the Muckman Monster Movie Festival at The New York State Museum, October 22, 2011.Filmmakers Jeff Kirkendall, Bruce G. Hallenbeck and Brett Piper at the Muckman Monster Movie Festival at The New York State Museum, October 22, 2011.
Event poster for A Creature Double-Feature at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on April 27th, 2014.The dinosaur prop from JURASSIC PREY (fomerly Meateaters) at the Creature Double-Feature at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on April 27th, 2014.Actor Jeff Kirkendall attends the Creature Double-Feature at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on April 27th, 2014.(From left to right) Director Mark Polonia and actors Jeff Kirkendall and James Carolus attend the Creature Double-Feature at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on April 27th, 2014.A Creature Double-Feature at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on April 27th, 2014.Actors James Carolus and Jeff Kirkendall attend the Creature Double-Feature at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on April 27th, 2014.
A Creature Double-Feature at The Madison Theater - April 27th, 2014

The movies on this creature double-feature screening were Michael Kazlo's CRYPTID, and MEATEATERS from Mark Polonia. MEATEATERS, which is now known as JURASSIC PREY, was shown for the first time this day. Thanks go out to all who attended this fun event!
Directors Joe Bagnardi and Jeff Kirkendall at the premiere of PROJECT D: CLASSIFIED and THE HUNT at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on June 27, 2015.Posters for both movies at the premiere of PROJECT D: CLASSIFIED and THE HUNT at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on June 27, 2015.Poster for PROJECT D: CLASSIFIED from JB Productions at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on June 27, 2015.Marquee of The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on June 27, 2015. (PROJECT D: CLASSIFIED and THE HUNT Premiere).Poster for Jeff Kirkendall's short horror movie THE HUNT, designed by Justin Wambach.Directors Joe Bagnardi and Jeff Kirkendall at the premiere of PROJECT D: CLASSIFIED and THE HUNT at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on June 27, 2015.Director Jeff Kirkendall at the premiere of PROJECT D: CLASSIFIED and THE HUNT at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on June 27, 2015.Bruce G. Hallenbeck at the premiere of PROJECT D: CLASSIFIED and THE HUNT at The Madison Theater, Albany, NY on June 27, 2015.
Premiere of PROJECT D: CLASSIFIED and THE HUNT at The Madison Theater - June 27, 2015

The historic Madison Theater in Albany, New York hosted the area premieres of filmmaker Joe Bagnardi's Sci-Fi feature PROJECT D: CLASSIFIED, and my short horror movie THE HUNT which stars scream queen Deana Demko. It was a packed house and many of the actors from both movies attended. In fact, the screening was such a success that a second showing was held there later in the year. Thank you to all who attended to support independent cinema in Upstate New York's Capital Region!
Photos with friends and celebrities at film conventions and other events:
Look what I found on the shelves at my local FYE - One of the movies I starred in. JURASSIC PREY from Polonia Brothers Entertainment. Nice!At Scare-A-Con 2015 in Verona, New York, Saturday, September 12th. Yours Truly posing by The Tardis. At Scare-A-Con 2015 in Verona, New York, Saturday, September 12th. With actress Tawny Kitaen, star of WITCHBOARD, BACHELOR PARTY and many famous 80's music videos.FantaCon 2015, Empire State Plaza, Albany NY - A good view of new banners for filmmaker Joe Bagnardi and I.FantaCon 2015, Empire State Plaza, Albany NY - My costumes from the feature film PROJECT D: CLASSIFIED and the poster!FantaCon 2015, Empire State Plaza, Albany NY - The full view of our space at the convention. All six tables worth of it! FantaCon 2015, Empire State Plaza, Albany NY - Filmmaker Joe Bagnardi and I with wrestling legends Tatanka and Jimmy Hart, who had a table right across from us! I watched wrestling, both live and on TV, all throughout the 80's & 90's, so I was thrilled to meet these two gentlemen!FantaCon 2015, Empire State Plaza, Albany NY - Actor James Carolus and I with our friend actress / model Sarah Michelle, who was a guest at the show. Look for her in the indie horror movie GILGAMESH.FantaCon 2015, Empire State Plaza, Albany NY - From left to right: Yours Truly, Joe Bagnardi, Hammer Horror star Veronica Carlson, and Bruce Hallenbeck. It was an honor to meet genre luminary Veronica Carlson! FantaCon 2015, Empire State Plaza, Albany NY - My friend James Carolus with actress Melantha Blackthorne. Catch her in the indie movies GILGAMESH, FRANKENSTEIN'S PATCHWORK MONSTER and many others.FantaCon 2015, Empire State Plaza, Albany NY - Yours Truly with actress Melantha Blackthorne. Catch her in the indie movies GILGAMESH, FRANKENSTEIN'S PATCHWORK MONSTER and many others.James Carolus and I at the Chiller Theatre convention in New Jersey on October 25th, 2014 with singer/actress Debbie Gibson. What can I say... A nice gal and her music was a part of my youth.At the Chiller Theatre convention in New Jersey on October 25th, 2014 with legendary actress Lesley Ann Warren.Bringing back the days when I was a wrestling fanatic... With Francine (of ECW Fame) at the Chiller Theatre convention in New Jersey on October 25th, 2014.At Scare-A-Con 2014 in Verona, NY, Saturday, September 13th. Here I am with actress Amy Steel, star of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2, APRIL FOOLS DAY and many other classic horror movies (Photo 1).At Scare-A-Con 2014 in Verona, NY, Saturday, September 13th. Here I am with actress Amy Steel, star of FRIDAY THE 13TH PART 2, APRIL FOOLS DAY and many other classic horror movies (Photo 2).At Scare-A-Con 2014 in Verona, NY, Saturday, September 13th. (From left to right) Michael Kazlo II, James Carolus and I at the Archangel Productions table (Photo 1).At Scare-A-Con 2014 in Verona, NY, Saturday, September 13th. (From left to right) Michael Kazlo II, James Carolus and I at the Archangel Productions table (Photo 2).Go Ultraman!! James Carolus, Ultraman actor Bin Furuya and I at Chiller Theatre in New Jersey, April 26th, 2014.This was my second time talking to Heather Langenkamp, one of my favorite actresses. She was just as friendly and gracious this time as the last. And I still hope I get a chance to work with her one of these days! At Chiller Theatre in New Jersey, April 26th, 2014.Here I am with lovely actress Kari Wuhrer from the films EIGHT LEGGED FREAKS! and SHARKNADO 2 (among others). I had a good time talking with her and comparing notes on our experiences acting in B-movies. She is a real nice lady. At Chiller Theatre in New Jersey, April 26th, 2014.Rock And Shock 2013 - James Carolus with a friend. Rock And Shock 2013 - James Carolus with another friend. Rock And Shock 2013 - Here I am with Bloodbath Beauties' Jennie Vennum.Rock And Shock 2013 - Another photo with Bloodbath Beauties' Jennie Vennum.Rock And Shock 2013 - Here I am with Robert Englund, star of the NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET series and so many more great films! Rock And Shock 2013 - Hanging out with actress and model Sarah Michelle.Rock And Shock 2013 - Hanging out with The Kruegers!Rock And Shock 2013 - Here I am with the lovely Tuesday Knight, star of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER, MISTRESS and many other movies. A really nice lady! (Photo 1)Rock And Shock 2013 - Here I am with the lovely Tuesday Knight, star of A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET 4: THE DREAM MASTER, MISTRESS and many other movies. A really nice lady! (Photo 2)Here I am with my friend author Bruce Hallenbeck at The New York State Museum Shop in Albany, NY for the signing of his new book Monsters of New York. With author Bruce Hallenbeck at the Kinderhook Memorial Library for a movie screening/book signing. He screened THE CURSE OF FRANKENSTEIN and signed copies of his book The Hammer Frankenstein. Here I am at the Chiller Theatre convention in New Jersey on April 27th, 2013 with singer/actress Debbie Gibson. It was great meeting Debbie, particularly because I’m a child of the 80’s and her music was definitely a part of it.Another photo from the Chiller Theatre convention in New Jersey on April 27th, 2013 – this one with the lovely Brande Roderick from The Celebrity Apprentice (the only “reality” TV show I like). She is a very friendly lady, and it was fun talking with her.Another photo from the Chiller Theatre convention in New Jersey on April 27th, 2013 – this one with lovely actress Karen Allen, star of too many movies to name. She was incredibly friendly and sweet and I enjoyed chatting with her. Here I am at the Chiller Theatre convention in New Jersey on April 27th, 2013 with Priscilla Barnes of Three’s Company fame. It was fun meeting her because that show was definitely one of my favorites growing up. It’s funny too because I have a “six degrees of separation” acting connection with her!Jeff Kirkendall and James Carolus at Roccon Hudson Valley 2013 – From the Roccon Hudson Valley Sci-Fi/Comics/Anime/Gaming convention in Poughkeepsie, NY. At the Very Scary Productions vendor table.Jeff Kirkendall and James Carolus at Roccon Hudson Valley 2013 – From the Roccon Hudson Valley Sci-Fi/Comics/Anime/Gaming convention in Poughkeepsie, NY. At the Very Scary Productions vendor table.Timothy Hatch and James Carolus at Roccon Hudson Valley 2013 – From the Roccon Hudson Valley Sci-Fi/Comics/Anime/Gaming convention in Poughkeepsie, NY. At the Very Scary Productions vendor table.Here I am with singer Samantha Fox at Chiller Theatre in New Jersey, October 27th, 2012. I grew up listening to Samantha’s music, and it was great meeting her. She’s was very nice, and I learned that she is also a horror fan! Very cool! Perhaps one day we’ll see her in a Very Scary Production…Here I’m with actress Sophia Myles, who is known for her role as vampire Erika in UNDERWORLD and UNDERWORLD: EVOLUTION. At Chiller Theatre in New Jersey, October 27th, 2012.Here I am with actress Deborah Foreman at Chiller Theatre in New Jersey, October 27th, 2012. Deborah of course starred in many classic 1980’s films such as VALLEY GIRL, REAL GENIUS, MY CHAUFFEUR and APRIL FOOLS DAY, to name a few. She was very nice and it was great meeting her. (Photo 1)Here I am with actress Deborah Foreman at Chiller Theatre in New Jersey, October 27th, 2012. Deborah of course starred in many classic 1980’s films such as VALLEY GIRL, REAL GENIUS, MY CHAUFFEUR and APRIL FOOLS DAY, to name a few. She was very nice and it was great meeting her. (Photo 2)Here I am with actress Shannon Elizabeth at Chiller Theatre in New Jersey, October 27th, 2012. Shannon is of course known for her role in the movie AMERICAN PIE, as well as the more recent NIGHT OF THE DEMONS remake.Here’s a photo with actress Virginia Madsen at Chiller Theatre in New Jersey, October 27th, 2012. Virginia has starred in numerous films, including ELECTRIC DREAMS, CANDYMAN and SIDEWAYS, to name a few.At Chiller Theatre in New Jersey, October 29th, 2011 with actress & scream queen Deana Demko, who appears in my short horror movie THE HUNT. Deana stars as Leanna Stark, an FBI agent investigating a series of brutal murders in a small Upstate New York town.At Chiller Theatre in New Jersey, April 30th, 2011. Here I'm with actress Amanda Wyss, who has starred in such films as FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, BETTER OFF DEAD, and of course the original A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET. Amanda was so friendly, and it was a pleasure meeting her!Here I am with actress Heather Langenkamp at Chiller Theatre in New Jersey, April 30th, 2011. The original A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET was the movie that got me interested in the horror genre, and it is still one of my favorite horror films of all time. So I was very happy to finally meet her.Another photo of Heather Langenkamp and I at Chiller Theatre in New Jersey, April 30th 2011. I'll say it again - It was fantastic meeting her. Anybody who is a fan of the Elm Street films should definitely check out NEVER SLEEP AGAIN: THE ELM STREET LEGACY, which she produced.At Chiller Theatre, April 30th, 2011 with actress Kelli Maroney, star of FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH, NIGHT OF THE COMET, CHOPPING MALL and many more. Kelli was very cool to talk to - I really enjoyed meeting her!Here I am at Chiller Theatre in New Jersey on April 30th, 2011 with actor Mark Patton, who starred in A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET PART 2: FREDDY'S REVENGE. Mark is a very nice guy, and it was cool talking with him. And what a great photo with the glove! Hopefully we'll be able to work together.Another great photo from Chiller Theatre in New Jersey, April 30th, 2011. To my left is actress Suzanne Snyder, to my right actress Judie Aronson. Suzanne played Deb, and Judie played Hilly, in WEIRD SCIENCE - arguably one of the funniest films of the 1980's and one of my personal favorites.Jennifer Birn (a talented actress who has appeared in most of my movies) with musician Colin Hay - solo artist and lead singer of rock group Men at Work - after his May 8th, 2010 performance at The Egg in Albany, NY.Here I am with musician Colin Hay - solo artist and lead singer of rock group Men at Work - after his May 8th, 2010 performance at The Egg in Albany, NY. What a great show he puts on!Here I am with actress Camille Keaton from the cult horror classic I SPIT ON YOUR GRAVE, at Chiller Theatre in New Jersey, April 2010.Here is a photo from back in 2001 at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in New York City. This one is me and Fangoria Magazine Editor Tony Timpone - an all around cool guy! This photo is with me, Linda Blair (star of THE EXORCIST), and my production partner James Carolus from back in 2001 at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in New York City.Here is a photo with me and PSYCHO writer Joseph Stefano from back in 2001 at Fangoria's Weekend of Horrors in New York City.Here I am in New Jersey at the April 2010 Chiller Theatre convention doing an interview for the cool cable show "Sci-Fi Ninja Theater" (promoting my movie THE GREEN-EYED MONSTER). Thanks go out to Vincent Vlago for the interview.Here I am in New Jersey at the April 2010 Chiller Theatre convention doing an interview for the cool cable show "Sci-Fi Ninja Theater" (promoting my movie THE TEMPTRESS). Thanks go out to Vincent Vlago for the interview.At my local FYE. Catch me starring in the creature feature JURASSIC PREY from Polonia Brothers Entertainment. Now available!!
I've found that the independent film world is full of many talented, diverse and eclectic people. And I always enjoy meeting new folks (some of whom even become friends) in my travels to conventions and at other events. These pictures certainly illustrate that diversity. Enjoy!
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