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New Film Debuts at The Village July 1

June 26th, 2022
New Film Debuts at The Village July 1

‘Anybody’s Blues’, the first feature-length film from Farmer Klink Productions, the brainchild of former Quad City actor/director Ian Klink, will debut on July 1 in The Village of East Davenport. Full of tense emotions, un-ending spirit, and plenty of laughs, this film stars Justin Marxen and Jessica Taylor and features many QC local talents including Circa ‘21’s Savannah Bay Strandin. ‘Anybody’s Blues’ was shot in and around the Quad Cities in the summer of 2020 featuring a local cast and crew. The premier will be held at The Village Theatre in Davenport on Friday,... Read More

‘Road to Perdition’ Screening and Author Panel March 22 at The Figge

March 20th, 2022
'Road to Perdition' Screening and Author Panel March 22 at The Figge

Scott Community College, with the generosity of the Figge Art Museum, will host a screening of the award-winning film, Road to Perdition (2002), starring Tom Hanks on March 22, 2022, at the Figge Art Museum, 225 W. 2nd Street, in Davenport. The film screening will begin at 4 p.m. with the author question and answer panel to follow. Following the film will be an author question and answer panel with Max Allan Collins, author of the graphic novel, Barbara Collins, critically acclaimed author and short story writer, and Matthew Clemens, author and frequent collaborator of Max Allan Collins. This event... Read More

Quad Cities Web Series Now Streaming

February 24th, 2022
Quad Cities Web Series Now Streaming

For your late night viewing pleasure…   Quad Cities is a web series that was shot in the Quad Cities in the summer of 2021 and debuted in the fall of 2021.   The series was created by Kurt Oberhaus (This Is Us) and Justin Marxen (Haunt) and features both local and National talent.   Quad Cities follows a series of gruesome murders that plague the Quad Cities and an unlikely duo must work together to restore peace to the area.   All 5 episodes of Quad Cities – Mini Series now available for free on YouTube! EPISODE 1: https://youtu.be/zi3-dWq7zYE EPISODE 2: https://youtu.be/Cxq8wd3oanc EPISODE... Read More

And the Nominees Will Be…

February 7th, 2022
And the Nominees Will Be…

It’s Oscar Nomination Eve! Yay! Despite my two favorite films of the year – Nightmare Alley & In the Heights – being left out of the Best Picture conversation, it was a rock star year for movies. It is definitely a year to celebrate! With an ever changing precursor season, however, it is getting more and more difficult to read the Oscar tea leaves. Luckily, I follow it all close enough that to still determine what’s out front and what’s been forgotten. So here we go! And the nominees for the 94th Academy Awards might be… BEST PICTURE Belfast The Power of the Dog King... Read More

A little late night viewing…

November 30th, 2021
A little late night viewing…

For your late night viewing pleasure… QUAD CITIES is a web series that was shot in the Quad Cities in the summer of 2021 and debuted in the fall of 2021.    The series was created by Kurt Oberhaus (This Is Us) and Justin Marxen (Haunt) and features both local and National talent.    QUAD CITIES follows a series of gruesome murders that plague the Quad Cities and an unlikely duo must work together to restore peace to the area.   All 5 episodes of  Quad Cities – Mini Series  now available for free on YouTube! EPISODE 1: https://youtu.be/zi3-dWq7zYE EPISODE 2: https://youtu.be/Cxq8wd3oanc EPISODE... Read More

Scott Beck And Bryan Woods Scaring Up New Films With ‘Haunt,’ ‘Boogeyman’

June 15th, 2020
Scott Beck And Bryan Woods Scaring Up New Films With ‘Haunt,’ ‘Boogeyman’

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods aren’t slowing down. The duo, who grew up making indie films since their teen years in Bettendorf, Iowa, and currently reside in Los Angeles, shot to prominence with “A Quiet Place” last year, after over a decade of under-the-radar ups-and-downs in Hollywood. Currently, Beck and Woods are in Canada in pre-production on a new project they’re “not allowed to talk about yet,” that they’re writing and directing. “It should be a fun one,” Wood said. “I wish we could other than we’re still following our heart down the horror genre that path and we think... Read More

‘Haunt’ Is A Hit; Beck And Woods Film Expanding To New Theaters

September 23rd, 2019
'Haunt' Is A Hit; Beck And Woods Film Expanding To New Theaters

Looks like “Haunt,” the new film by former Quad-Citians Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, and starring current Quad-Cities resident Justin Marxen, has been scaring up some big audiences, and some great reviews! According to Beck and Woods on their facebook page: “Exciting news! #HauntMovie has been a hit with audiences and critics, so it is EXPANDING into Utah and Ohio theaters this weekend! Which is amazing because we have so many family & friends there who can now catch the film on the big screen. Help us keep this momentum going by buying tickets or downloading the film below! iTunes:... Read More

Scott Beck Talks ‘Bride Wore Blood’

September 23rd, 2019
Scott Beck Talks ‘Bride Wore Blood’

In 2006, on the heels of Bettendorf duo of Bryan Woods, 22, and Scott Beck, 22, grabbing first prize in the MTV-U Best Film on Campus contest, the duo sold one of their prizes, a big screen TV, to fund their next film, a contemporary western called “The Bride Wore Blood.” The film was shot locally and featured a Quad-Cities cast, including star Jim Siokos, and crew, including a soundtrack by Scott Morschhauser of the Kabalas and Metrolites, and debuted on DVD and on the big screen at the Putnam IMAX. At the time, I interviewed Scott Beck about the project. Here’s the result: Q: What led you... Read More

Scott Beck And Bryan Woods’ “Indulgent” Music Video

September 20th, 2019
Scott Beck And Bryan Woods' "Indulgent" Music Video

Many famous directors have gotten their start in music videos or had them on their resume, and Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the local masterminds behind such hits as “A Quiet Place” and “Haunt” are no different. Back in 2012, the duo filmed a video for Vanaprasta’s song “Self Indulgent Feeling,” which features several local landmarks and actors, including Ragged Records and area actors Justin Marxen, Shane Simmons, Travis Shepherd and Scott Morschhauser. Check it out here:  Read More

Looking At The Promise of Beck and Woods on ‘Nightlight,’ ‘Spread’

September 19th, 2019
Looking At The Promise of Beck and Woods on 'Nightlight,' 'Spread'

Two of the more ambitious and promising projects Scott Beck and Bryan Woods embarked upon before hitting it big with “A Quiet Place” and “Haunt” were “Nightlight” and “Spread.” “Spread” was a proposed series for MTV which involved a deadly virus overtaking the world in apocalyptic fashion. It featured local actor Justin Marxen, who also starred in a number of their earlier films and stars in the new “Haunt.” You can check out a couple of the promos for “Spread” here:   “Nightlight” was a found footage... Read More