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Scott Beck And Bryan Woods’ “Indulgent” Music Video

September 20th, 2019

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

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

Beck and Woods Win Saturn Award For ‘A Quiet Place’

September 18th, 2019

The awards keep rolling in for Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the former Quad-Cities filmmakers who scored a huge hit with “A Quiet Place,” and have a new film, “Haunt,” in theaters. The duo won two awards, for Best Horror Release and Best Screenplay, for “A Quiet Place” at the Saturn Awards Monday in Hollywood. The pair’s acceptance speech for Best Screenplay can be seen here: https://www.facebook.com/beckandwoods/videos/543914246377367/?q=beck%2Fwoods&epa=SEARCH_BOX    Read More

Quad Cities Beck and Woods Conquer The SXSW World

September 18th, 2019

In March 2018, national film writer Connie Corcoran Wilson had the opportunity to interview former Quad-Cities filmmakers Scott Beck and Bryan Woods for her blog, http://www.weeklywilson.com. Connie currently regularly contributes to QuadCities.com and has offered us the chance to run her interview with them here. Two Q-C natives, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, won over the SXSW Festival in Austin, Texas, this weekend as the film they wrote, “A Quiet Place,” opened the festival and wowed audiences. The duo began making films as teenagers in Bettendorf, moved on to create a number of short films... Read More

Beck and Woods Flashback To ‘Impulse’

September 17th, 2019

Long before they heard the loud cheers for “A Quiet Place,” and the screams for “Haunt,” Scott Beck and Bryan Woods built up a sizeable catalog of films, some of which were local, featuring Quad-Cities’ actors, and some of which were put into production featuring some well-known names. “Impulse” was one of the latter, featuring the actor Christopher Kennedy Masterson from the TV show “Malcolm in the Middle.” Want to learn more about the film? Below is the story I originally wrote in November 2009 for my blog, What The *&&^%^*($ Is Sean Leary Thinking: DES MOINES, November... Read More

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

September 15th, 2019

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

A behind-the-scenes peek at ‘Haunt’

September 15th, 2019

This weekend, “Haunt,” the major studio directorial debut of former Quad-Citians Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, and starring local actor Justin Marxen, debuts on screens and digital platforms worldwide! And today, you can enjoy a look behind the scenes of the film, courtesy of these photos by Scott Beck and Bryan Woods! On their Instagram, Beck and Woods wrote, “Two years ago, we were filming @hauntmovie with this amazing crew. Enjoy a brief peek behind the scenes of making the movie!” We hope you have fun with the pictures, and we hope you enjoy checking out “Haunt”... Read More

Quad-Cities’ ‘Quiet Place’ Duo Beck And Woods Release ‘Haunt’ Friday The 13th!

September 13th, 2019

Scott Beck and Bryan Woods, the authors of the Oscar-nominated “A Quiet Place,” will be back this week, opening their first major motion picture they’ve written AND directed, “Haunt.” The film, about an extreme haunted house that isn’t quite what it seems, opens Friday, Sept. 13, and stars local actor Justin Marxen. It’s produced by Eli Roth.  Read More

Scott Beck And Bryan Woods Have Come A Long Way From Bettendorf To ‘Haunt’

September 12th, 2019

In July 2003, I saw the future of cinema in the work of two teens from Bettendorf. That was when I was asked by Max Collins to be a judge of the Iowa Film Awards. At the time, I was writing for three area newspapers, I was an entertainment correspondent for seven area radio stations and I was on two local TV stations – including KWQC’s “Paula Sands Live,” for which I was one of two film critics with my good friend Linda Cook. That’s why Max asked me to start judging the awards a year or two before, and I saw a number of pretty good local films, but it wasn’t until that summer of 2003... Read More

Beck And Woods’ “Haunt” Local Theaters This Week!

September 12th, 2019

Since they were boys growing up in Bettendorf, devouring Stephen King novels and vintage chillers, Scott Beck and Bryan Woods have loved thrillers and horror films. With “A Quiet Place,” the two created a screenplay for a classic of their own. And this week, they take it to a new level. “Haunt” is the latest major studio film from the duo, and the first they’ve written AND directed. It also stars a Quad-Cities actor with whom they’re quite familiar – Justin Marxen, with whom they’ve worked for close to two decades going back to their time in the Quads. Most of Marxen’s role and... Read More

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