Filmmakers Scott Beck & Bryan Woods first met as sixth-graders in their hometown of Bettendorf, Iowa. After discovering a shared interest in cinema, the duo began collaborating on stop-motion movies with their Star Wars action figures. This collaboration continued into high school, where they directed numerous shorts and their first feature films. In 2001, Beck & Woods formed their production company banner Bluebox Films, under which they would write, direct and produce films, commercials, and television content.
Together they co-wrote and executive produced A Quiet Place, a Top Ten Film of 2018 by the American Film Institute and the National Board of Review. And are currently releasing the thriller Haunt, which they wrote and directed for producer Eli Roth, releasing September 13th, 2019!
Tripmaster Monkey, one of the most commercially and creatively successful bands in Quad-Cities music history, will release its first album in more than two decades, “My East Is Your West,” in record stores and online stores and sites on August 6.
The group — guitarist and singer Jamie Toal, singer Chris Bernat, drummer Marty Reyhons, and bassist Wes Haas — is not signed to a label and has released the record independently.