Archive for January, 2009

THE SPIN CYCLE PROMO 2

January 28, 2009

**NOTE** THIS IS AN UPDATED PROMO!!

READ THE FIRST REVIEW!!! http://offoffonline.com/reviews.php?id=1540

-THE SPIN CYCLE-

Shortened Attention Span in cahoots with Wide Eyed Productions offer up the first collection of one-act plays from emerging playwright Jerrod Bogard. Political, tragic, hilarious, and heartwarming, this showcase of both new and proven material is presented in a black box setting as an eclectic yet cohesive evening of theatre. Bogards work has been produced in NY, Chicago, LA, and currently in Philadelphia at the Walnut St. Theatre.

Video interludes directed by Emmy Nominated Producer Brian A. Bernhard
Copper Green – director: Anthony Augello of Brooklyn Theatre Arts Project
Hedge – director: Jake Witlen of the Internationalists
Just Your Average G.I. Joe – directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann
First Base Coach – directed by Neil Fennell
Jerome Via Satellite – directed by Justin Ness

January 22 – February 7, 2009
Thurs – Sat at 8pm
One Sunday Matinee Jan. 25 at 3pmTickets: $18
www.theatermania.com
(212) 352-3101

The Players Loft
115 Macdougal St.

For more info:http://www.inkythumbs.com

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HERE IT COMES: THE LOVE STORY – a new clown movie, a new comic strip Introducing PROFESSOR VON GOITER, and some other news.

January 26, 2009

Howdy, my little frolicking fillies,

I have been churning out the madness here at the Blight Productions Big-Top. The ass is getting kicked on my latest clown movie “THE LOVE STORY”, and I made a poster to prove it! I have also been developing a new character to bring to life in the form of a sequential art series, “PROFESSOR VON GOITER – the worlds most miserable private dick. ” So take a look down at the rest of the blog and enjoy all the new shit!

-THE LOVE STORY-

“Gotta’ keep the park clean”

It’s coming, it will soon be here….

Another clown movie from Blight Productions:

THE LOVE STORY – “Gotta’ Keep The Park Clean”

This is the first sneak peak into the live action/animated/ moving picture world of CLOWNLAND. The movie features Jef Johnson (Slava’s Snowshow and Cirque du Soleil) as both the boy clown and a hot lady clown. I am working on the movie as fast as I can, but hopefully in the next few weeks, I can upload a trailer. The clowns were photographed by Chris Borgman and the composition, backgrounds and photoshopping was done by me.

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A NEW COMIC STRIP

INTRODUCING: PROFESSOR VON GOITER – The worlds most miserable private dick

Here are some drawings that I am working on to develop the story of this sad little man:

NEWS:

Just a few notes to end on, the TOTS show last week at Otto’s Shrunken Head was amazing, I thank you all for being there. Below is a little animated gif to show you how awesome it was! Also, don’t forget that the amazing live action play that I created videos for “THE SPIN CYCLE” is still running, I saw the whole thing all the way through last Thursday and it’s brilliant!!!! Check out http://www.inkythumbs.com for more details.

Oh WAIT, in other cool news, I finally got my last clown movie, “A CLOWN CAROL” listed on the IMDB, and suprisingly a complete stranger wrote a really kick ass review of it. Check out the page here: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1347025/ or just read the excerpt below:

“Wow, was this a wonderful but frustrating film from Brian A. Bernhard. He came up with a marvelously absurd idea yet the film really isn’t finished–and there are no more clown movies!! The film is a very strange tale. It’s the old Dickens classic “A Christmas Carol” but with a twist. It’s performed by clowns AND it’s a murder mystery!! Seeing the clowns’ antics made me laugh and laugh (even more than when I watch chimps dressed as humans–but it’s all good) but the problems are that the film ended only part-way into the story!! It’s really NOT a complete short film but looks more like a promotional film made to secure financial backers. But, until the film is completed (and I assume they will), I am stuck waiting–and I liked it way too much to want to wait!!! Plus, at this point, it appears that this is the only clown film he made–and I honestly would LOVE to see more literary classics lampooned this way.

The film features an odd but very effective use of CGI with live action, great pantomime, screwy and hilarious dialog and lots of nice twists. And if you are reading this review, Mr. Bernhard, I want more. Not later–NOW!!! You have a lot of talent but I feel like a kid who got to peak at a huge pile of Christmas presents and then was told “you can just open them NEXT Christmas…or some time in the future”.”
Author: planktonrules from Bradenton, Florida

YOUR PAL,
Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions
Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Band: http://www.totsland.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com

THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN @ OTTO’S, THE SPIN CYCLE & PHOTOS FROM THE WEST COAST!

January 20, 2009

Howdy,

I have a bunch of events coming up this week, my band THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN is playing a show Tuesday night (TONIGHT) at Otto’s Shrunken head to celebrate the inauguration of Obama and two of my friends birthdays. Later in the week a play that I created a bunch of video for called THE SPIN CYCLE is beginning a 3 week run and I am also posting some fun never before posted photos from a trip I took to California. Enjoy!

There is no new comic this week because I have been going crazy busy with the SPIN CYCLE videos and my new clown movie, hopefully I will get a new comic out next posting.

-THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN LIVE @ OTTO’S SHRUNKEN HEAD-

Inauguration Day show! Will be the final performance of the current version of t.o.t.s. “American Way”. Come out out and say goodbye to Bush.. have your photo taken with a headless George W and the band!

For all you locals, its also Father Vincent’s Birthday Party! If you have EVER been to OTTO’S you know who he is! Come out and show some love! We will be sharing the stage with “Tripping into Madness” (http://www.myspace.com/trippingintomadness) who take the stage at 10PM.

Otto’s Website: http://www.ottosshrunkenhead.com
538 East 14th St.
NYC 10009
Phone: 212-228-2240

The TOTS website: http://www.totsland.net

Doors: 9:00 PM
10:00 pm: “Tripping in to Madness”
11:00 pm: THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN

CLICK HERE TO RSVP ON THE FACEBOOK INVITE

CLICK HERE TO RSVP ON THE EVENTFUL INVITE

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-THE SPIN CYCLE-

Shortened Attention Span in cahoots with Wide Eyed Productions offer up the first collection of one-act plays from emerging playwright Jerrod Bogard. Political, tragic, hilarious, and heartwarming, this showcase of both new and proven material is presented in a black box setting as an eclectic yet cohesive evening of theatre. Bogards work has been produced in NY, Chicago, LA, and currently in Philadelphia at the Walnut St. Theatre.
Video interludes directed by Emmy Nominated Producer Brian A. Bernhard
Copper Green – director: Anthony Augello of Brooklyn Theatre Arts Project
Hedge – director: Jake Witlen of the Internationalists
Just Your Average G.I. Joe – directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann
First Base Coach – directed by Neil Fennell
Jerome Via Satellite – directed by Justin Ness
January 22 – February 7, 2009
Thurs – Sat at 8pm
One Sunday Matinee Jan. 25 at 3pmTickets: $18
http://www.theatermania.com
(212) 352-3101

The Players Loft
115 Macdougal St.
For more info:
www.WideEyedProductions.com

www.inkythumbs.com

CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK INVITE

This is an Equity Approved Showcase

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PHOTOS FROM CALIFORNIA

Here are a few photos I took on a 2007 trip to California:

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE REST OF THE PHOTOS FROM THIS GALLERY

Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions
Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Band: http://www.totsland.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com

ALL NEW CLOWNLAND – DON’T POP, TOTS LIVE @ OTTO’S, THE SPIN CYCLE, PHOTOS OF LADY LIBERTY & THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE, & PICS FROM THE LAST QUALIA SHOW AT THE TRASH BAR!

January 12, 2009

Well, well, well,

In this fine new installment of the Blight Blog: An all new episode of CLOWNLAND, “DON’T POP”, a couple of fancy photos I took of Lady Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge, an upcoming THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN live show, THE SPIN CYCLE – an amazing evening of one-act plays by Jerrod Bogard (featuring video components directed and edited by Blight Productions), and a bunch of crazy photos from the last Qualia concert.

:::COMIC STRIP:::

-CLOWNLAND #5 “DON’T POP”-
(Click the image for a larger version)


(Click here for the comic archive)

Don’t say you have not been warned, DON’T POP THE BALLOON!

::: PHOTOS:::

(Click the images to buy a print)

-I SEE THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE-

-THE BROOKLYN BRIDGE-

-LADY LIBERTY #1-

-LADY LIBERTY #2-

:::ROCK CONCERT:::

-THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN LIVE @ OTTO’S SHRUNKEN HEAD-
Inauguration Day show! Will be the final performance of the current version of t.o.t.s. “American Way”. Come out out and say goodbye to Bush.. have your photo taken with a headless George W and the band!

For all you locals, its also Father Vincent’s Birthday Party! If you have EVER been to OTTO’S you know who he is! Come out and show some love! We will be sharing the stage with “Tripping into Madness” (http://www.myspace.com/trippingintomadness) who take the stage at 10PM.

Otto’s Website: http://www.ottosshrunkenhead.com
538 East 14th St.
NYC 10009
Phone: 212-228-2240

The TOTS website: http://www.totsland.net

Doors: 9:00 PM
10:00 pm: “Tripping in to Madness”
11:00 pm: THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN

CLICK HERE TO RSVP ON THE FACEBOOK INVITE

CLICK HERE TO RSVP ON THE EVENTFUL INVITE

:::THEATER:::

-THE SPIN CYCLE-
Shortened Attention Span in cahoots with Wide Eyed Productions offer up the first collection of one-act plays from emerging playwright Jerrod Bogard. Political, tragic, hilarious, and heartwarming, this showcase of both new and proven material is presented in a black box setting as an eclectic yet cohesive evening of theatre. Bogards work has been produced in NY, Chicago, LA, and currently in Philadelphia at the Walnut St. Theatre.

Video interludes directed by Emmy Nominated Producer Brian A. Bernhard
Copper Green – director: Anthony Augello of Brooklyn Theatre Arts Project
Hedge – director: Jake Witlen of the Internationalists
Just Your Average G.I. Joe – directed by Kristin Skye Hoffmann
First Base Coach – directed by Neil Fennell
Jerome Via Satellite – directed by Justin Ness

January 22 – February 7, 2009
Thurs – Sat at 8pm
One Sunday Matinee Jan. 25 at 3pm

Tickets: $18
http://www.theatermania.com
(212) 352-3101

For more info:
www.WideEyedProductions.com
www.ShortenedAttentionSpan.com

This is an Equity Approved Showcase

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::::MORE PHOTOS:::

-THE QUALIA LIVE @ THE TRASH BAR-

CLICK THE HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK PHOTO ALBUM

Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions
Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Band: http://www.totsland.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com

CLOWNLAND #4 “LIL BRAT” & PHOTOS FROM THE BONE ROOM.

January 5, 2009

Here you go, a shiny new comic just for you,

:::THE COMIC STRIP:::

-CLOWNLAND #4 “LIL’ BRAT”-
(Click here for a larger image)


(Click here for the comic archive)

Accusing clowns of crimes they have not committed will make them blue, but popping their balloons, just makes you an ASS!

:::THE PHOTOS:::

Last summer I took a trip to my grandmothers hometown in Greding Germany, I finally got around to cleaning up some of the photos, here are a few thumbnails but click the link to see the entire gallery: http://fudgerat.deviantart.com/gallery/#Greding-Germany

Blight the Clown
(A.K.A.) Brian A. Bernhard
Producer/Editor/Artist/Clown
Blight Productions
Website: http://www.blightproductions.com
Band: http://www.totsland.net
Twitter: http://twitter.com/BlightTheClown1
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com