Posts Tagged ‘clown’

NEW DRAWINGS, A MAGIC VIDEO, AND A FILM FESTIVAL!!!

July 13, 2009

Howdy folks,

In this weeks Blight Productions update, I have posted 2 new black & white ink drawings, a silly new video featuring my friend and master magician Professor Bob Friedhoffer, and a lovely invitation to a new film festival featuring my movie “A CLOWN CAROL”. So check out the entire blog posting for all the juicy details!

:::THE DRAWINGS:::

-I WANT MY BALLOON BACK NOW!-
(Click the image to purchase a print)

-PIRATE BEACH BASH-
(Click the image to purchase a print)

:::THE VIDEO:::

-BENDING A FORK WITH PROF. BOB FRIEDHOFFER-

I went to lunch with the amazing science magician, Professor Bob Friedhoffer the other day, and wouldn’t you know it, he just could not keep himself from doing a trick at the table and teaching me how to do it.

For more of my madness please visit: http://www.blightproductions.com

for more Professor Friedhoffers magic please visit: http://www.sciencetrix.com

I also put a little clip of my band’s music in there, if you dig it check us out, THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN, the song is called American Way, our website is: http://www.totsland.net

:::THE FILM FESTIVAL:::

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I WILL BE ATTENDING THIS FESTIVAL, SO I HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL THERE!!!!

Wednesday, July 22

6:00PM NEWFILMMAKERS ANIMATION FESTIVAL

@ The Anthology Film Archives
32 2nd Avenue, New York, NY 10009
212-505-5110

Elena Topouzoglou PHAROS (2007, 4 Minutes, Video)
Andrew Dolan LUKE OF HAZARD (2008, 2 Minutes, Video)
Max Chan POLLINATION (2007, 2 Minutes, 2007)
Victoria Alexander UPSTAGED (2009, 2 Minutes, Video)
Shereen Abdul-Baki ELEGY (2008, 3 Minutes, Video)
G Melissa Graziano LOVE ON THE LINE (2008, 5 Minutes, Video)
Teddy Thoren IN DEEP (2008, 14 Minutes, Video)
Brian Bernard A CLOWN CAROL (2007, 9 Minutes, Video)

Shinhee Kim EGG ROBOT MOMO (2009, 7 Minutes, Video)
Patrick Smith PUPPET (2006, 6 Minutes, Video)
Nicholas Piotrowski THE GHOST-EYE TREE (2008, 11 Minutes, 35MM)

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Thanks for reading all the way to the end of this weeks posting, dont forget to subscribe to my blog, and email list for all your artistic needs!

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

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NEW SIDESHOW BANNER & T-SHIRT FEATURING BLIGHT, ALIVE ON THE INSIDE!

June 21, 2009

Howdy folks,

I made a new sideshow banner featuring you favorite clown Blight, “ALIVE ON THE INSIDE”, and then I put it on a T-shirt for you kids to buy! Get to it now!

CLICK THE IMAGE TO BUY THIS AWESOME T-SHIRT FOR ONLY 15 BUCKS!!!!

CLICK THE DRAWING TO BUY HIGH QUALITY PRINTS!

Thanks,
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

JANE ROSE STEALS BLIGHTS NOSE!!! A NEW COMIC STRIP!

June 14, 2009

Holy flim flam bang bang pops on a stick,

It sure has been a while since I posted the last Blight comic strip. This will be the second to last Missing Adventures strip I post before I begin work on the “MIS-ADVENTURES OF BLIGHT THE CLOWN.” The new Blight story will not be posted online as I will be saving that particular story for the book I am working on. After I post the 30th comic strip next week, I will begin posting strips from a new story I am working on called, “PROFESSOR VON GOITER – The Worlds Most Miserable Private Dick.”  In the meantime, I will also be posting little video clips to my Youtube channel as often as possible, so be sure to subscribe to that: http://www.youtube.com/blightproductions

:::THE COMIC:::

-THE MISSING ADVENTURES OF BLIGHT THE CLOWN #29-
(Click the image for a larger version)


(Click here for the comic archive)

Thanks,
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

Austin, Texas: Bridge Bats, Natural Springs, Trailer Park Cupcakes, Fire Juggling, Yummy Food, Sunsets, & an unemployed Rodeo Clown Named Gus!

June 1, 2009

Howdy doo,

Well, things have been quite busy. Me and the little lady took a trip a little bit ago to Austin, Texas. I decided to challenge myself with a little experiment, I brought my Flip video camera along for the ride and decided to document the trip by producing one video per day. The trip lasted for 8 days and I made 8 videos documenting the majority of our adventures in Austin. This was not only an experiment to see if I could keep up with the workload of making a video everyday while I was supposed to be on vacation, but it also gave me the chance to explore a new character named, “Gus the Unemployed Rodeo Clown.” During the trip, we played a strange quiz game inside a bar, we toured the haunted areas of Austin, we went to the Alamo Drafthouse, we met real live Texans, we got “lost” in the desert looking for coyotes, we saw a fire juggler, we went to a vaudeville show, we went to the bat bridge, took a dip in the natural springs Robert Redford learned to swim in, and much much more. Please watch all the videos, and enjoy Austin with us. If you like them leave me a bunch of comments, and re-post them to every blog you can think of. Thanks.

Austin, Texas #1: Airplanes, Cowgirls, & Drunken Pub Quizzes

Austin, Texas #2: Postcards, BBQ, Trailer park Cupcakes, Circus Candy, & Monkeys See Doo Doo!

Austin, Texas #3: Breakfast, Moonshine, Haunted Texas, & an unemployed rodeo clown named Gus.

Austin, Texas #4: The Alamo Draft House, Angels & Demons, Esthers Follies, & Gus the Clown!

Austin, Texas #5: POOPING IN TEXAS, TOADS, & REAL LIVE TEXANS!!

Austin, Texas #6: Lost in the desert, Bats in the bridge, Jugglers of Fire, & Pickles!

Austin, Texas #7: Barton Springs Pool, Sunset At The Hula Hut, & Amy’s Ice Cream!

Austin, Texas #8: FROM TEXAS 2 ATLANTA 2 NYC, HEADED HOME!

Well that’s about it. I hope to have some more comic strips finished for the next posting.

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

Blight springs a leak, and a new LIVE multimedia clown experience!

April 13, 2009

Howdy doo my friendly fanatics,

This is going to be one heck of a wild week! We got an all new Blight the Clown comic strip posted online, with Little Jane Rose continuing to pummel our hero! And I am collaborating with the star of my newest movie “The Love Story” on a 5 night multimedia clown experience in New York City called “WHITE NOISE” at Theater Lab. Be there or be square!

:::THE COMIC STRIP:::

-THE MISSING ADVENTURES OF BLIGHT THE CLOWN #28-
(Click here for a larger image)


(Click here for the comic archive)

:::THE LIVE PERFORMANCE:::

-WHITE NOISE-

A Multimedia Clown Experience!

Featuring:

Jef Johnson

Live Sound by Keith Rubenstein

& Live Visuals by Brian A. Bernhard

@ THEATER LAB (http://www.theaterlabnyc.com)
137 West 14th Street
New York City, NY

April 17, 18, 23, 24, 25 @ 8:18PM

TIX=$15

Reception follows the show.

CLICK HERE FOR THE FACEBOOK INVITE!

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I hope to see you guys there! Prepare for one hell of an experience!

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

2 NEW DRAWINGS AND A NEW OFFICIAL TRAILER FOR THE LOVE STORY!!

March 2, 2009

Howdy there my friends,

In this edition of the Blight Blog, I have uploaded two new black and white illustrations and a new “official” trailer for my new movie “THE LOVE STORY”.

:::ARTWORK:::

-TO CLOWN OR NOT TO CLOWN-

(Click here to purchase a print of this image)

-BOXIE THE CLOWN-

(Click here to purchase a print of this image)

:::MOVIE TRAILER:::

-THE LOVE STORY “OFFICIAL” TRAILER-

A NEW CLOWN MOVIE FROM
BLIGHT PRODUCTIONS
THE LOVE STORY
-FEATURING-
JEF JOHNSON(Slava’s Snowshow & Cirque Du Soleil) as both clowns!
“Gotta’ keep the park clean!”
Improvisational clown movie making at it’s finest. A lil’ clown meets the lady of his dreams.
Written/Directed/Edited by Brian A. Bernhard
Cinematography by Kalin Ivanov
COMING SOON!
Music in the trailer by One Ring Zero (Provided by the artist)

Well thats it for this week,

Until Next time….

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

CLOWNLAND – A CLOWN-NOIR COMIC STRIP, Another LIFE STORY, and a whole bunch of T.O.T.S. live show dates!

December 8, 2008

Well, howdy doo folks,

It’s been a while since the last posting. I have been hard at work drawing my fingers to the bone and redesigning parts of the Blight Productions website. In this super sassy posting, I am premiering a new clown-noir comic strip called, “CLOWNLAND“. It’s about a bunch of characters that exist in a world where everyone is a clown, and not everything is funny. I have also posted another one of my “LIFE STORIES” a webcomic that is some how in some way loosely based on events that occur in my life. I am also posting the next few show dates for my band, “THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN.” So be sure to read this blog all the way to the end, then forward the link to all your friends, and maybe even a few of you enemy’s.

:::COMIC STRIPS:::

-CLOWNLAND #1 “HARVY” – A CLOWN-NOIR COMIC STRIP-
(Click the image for a larger version)


(Click here for the comic archive)

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-LIFE STORIES #3-
(Click the image for a larger version)

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(Click here for the comic archive)

:::LIVE CONCERT DATES:::

View the complete Things Outside The Skin tour schedule

THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN (LIVE)
Saturday, December 13th 2008, at 9PM
@ The Wired (Wired, Industrial, Rock, Electronica, Dark Metal)
GRAND OPENING EVENT
Located @ The Side Bar
121 Woodfield Road
West Hempstead, NY 11552
Payment required. $5 With Flyer Printout $6 Without

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Featuring Live music by Brooklyn based Invisible Recording artists, THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN (http://www.totsland.net), a comic book release party for “In Flesh and Spirit” by Baron Misuraca, and DJ’s Dreamtrancer, Sir, Chris#2. 21 and Over. Drink Specials from 9 – 12, $3 domestics $4 bottom shelf.

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THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN (LIVE)
Sunday, December 14th 2008, Doors open at 10PM
@ The Commutiny (http://www.thecommutiny.com/)
Located @ The Delancey
Phone: 212-254-9920
168 Delancey
New York, NY
Attire: $5 if you are wearing your Vampire best (Elegant Gothic, Victorian Period, Blade Inspired, Cyber, Fetish and Fashionesta), $10 in all black, and $15 for everything else. NO JEANS, SNEAKERS, CAPS, or RAGS!
21+

Come see Swamp Gothic Punk Industrial Invisible recording artists THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN, live @ The Delancey in New York City! For more information on this explosive live rock experience check out the website: (http://www.totsland.net). This show is also featuring live music from the band Eisdrive.

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THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN (LIVE)
Sunday, January 18th 2009, @9PM
@ The Trash Bar
Phone: 718-599-1000
256 Grand Street
Brooklyn, NY
OPEN BAR FROM 8-9 WITH $6 ADMISSION
21+

Come see Swamp Gothic Punk Industrial Invisible recording artists THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN, live @ Trash Bar in Brooklyn NEW YORK! For more information on this explosive live rock experience check out the website: http://www.totsland.net

LATE NIGHT DRINK SPECIALS: $3 PBRs AND $6 JACK & BACK (PBR & Shot Of Jack Daniels) AFTER 1 AM!

:::NEWS:::

In addition to drawing my fingers to the bone over the last few weeks, I have been updating the website like crazy and learning a few new little web tools. I updated the webcomics section of my site, so that it is a bit more organized and easier to navigate. And I redesigned the front page to the website to integrate a new tool that I discovered called “Friend Feed”, it is a pretty badass little widget that allows you to redirect all of your web activities, like blog posting, twittering, facebook, myspace, digg, youtube and a whole bunch more into one feed embedded onto your site, so that there is an always updated and active amount of interesting content on you website. Check the tool out here: http://friendfeed.com/. I have also been experimenting with a cool little tool called, “MINGGL”, this is a cool little toolbar plugin for your web browser, that allows you to manage all of you social networks at the same time.  Keep an eye on all the active status messages and twitters in one feed, as well as the ability to post your own status message to twitter, facebook, and myspace at the same time. It is a pretty amazing time saver. Check it out here: http://www.minggl.com/ . I have also posted my Holiday classic movie, “A CLOWN CAROL – The Marley Murder Mystery” on the website “Funny or Die” please check it out and vote my movie FUNNY to keep it active, also repost it to your facebook and myspace, share it with your friends and tell them to vote it FUNNY.  Click here to watch and vote: http://www.funnyordie.com/videos/15148744a7/a-clown-carol-the-marley-murder-mystery-from-blightproductions

Thanks,

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
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/blightproductions
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com
Gallery: http://fudgerat.deviantart.com/gallery
T-Shirts: http://blightproductions.spreadshirt.com
Myspace Music: http://www.myspace.com/blightproductions
Myspace Film: http://www.myspace.com/blightproductionsmovies

Chvad the Thug works out some issues, Blight Productions Website Updates, More social Networks, and some DeviantART craziness!!!

November 24, 2008

Howdy folks,

Welcome to another new edition of the Blight Productions half-hour-hour clown blog. In this weeks posting, Chvad the Thug works out some issues in THE MISSING ADVENTURES OF BLIGHT THE CLOWN #23, I made a bunch of new updates to http://www.blightproductions.com, Blight the Clown has joined a ton of new Social Networks, maybe you can find him on one, I have uploaded a shiny new video production demo reel, and oh my goodness, crazy threads are happening over at DeviantART!

:::THE COMIC STRIP:::

-THE MISSING ADVENTURES OF BLIGHT THE CLOWN #23-
(Click here for a larger image)


(Click here for the comic archive)

:::WEBSITE UPDATES:::

Check out the new THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN page on the Blight Productions site:
http://www.blightproductions.com/2008-Blight-Productions-Website/2008-Blight-Productions-TOTS-Page.html

Check out the new Clown Carol page on the Blight Productions site:
http://www.blightproductions.com/2008-Blight-Productions-Website/2008-Blight-Productions-Clown%20Carol-Page.html

Check out the updated Social Networks on the Blight Productions Site, featuring Blight Productions pages on the following networks: Dailymotion, VampireFreaks, Funny or Die, Eventful, Flickr, Vimeo, UndergroundFilms, Taltopia, OnlineComics, TheComicPortal, TopWebComics, ClickWheel, ComicSpace, TheWebComicsList.
http://www.blightproductions.com/2008-Blight-Productions-Website/2008-Blight-Productions-Social-Networking-Page.html

:::NEW DEMO REEL:::

-THE 2008 BLIGHT PRODUCTIONS “PRODUCING” DEMO REEL-

I just put this reel together of some of my favorite clips from productions I have done over the past few years. If you dig the work please check out some more of my stuff.

The clips featured are:

Intelligent Design – The Music Video
(Nominated for a 2006 EMMY)

I Killed A Moose

ART or something like it! – A television series about artists
(Nominated for a 2007 EMMY)

A Clown Carol – The Marley Murder Mystery

People featured in this demo reel:

Barry Mitchell, Lloyd Kaufman, Bill Plympton, Scott McCloud, Gregory Barsamian, Patrick Smith, Smadar Levi, Martina Secondo Russo, Todd Robbins, Eric Davis, Jerrod Bogard

:::DEVIANTART SUGGESTION THREAD CRAZINESS:::

So I am a pretty active member of this Social Network site called DeviantART, it boasts to be the largest online community for artists on the internet. They have a forum for suggestions on the site. I thought that it might be a good idea to create an EVENTS feature to help artists promote their art openings, film screenings, performances, and other things like that.  With the idea to keep it well organized by City, Date, and Time.  Pretty strait forward idea, but some of the responses I got were rather wacked out.  Check out the posting thread here, it’s still going on, so be sure to read all the pages and let me know what you think: http://forum.deviantart.com/devart/suggestions/1204686/

:::OTHER NEWS:::

I am fully stocked with some kick ass postcards, so if you want to help promote my Clown Carol movie or my comic strip please let me know and I can send you a stack of postcards to pass out in your neck of the woods. Just use the contact form on my website, and I will get back to you ASAP!

CONTACT BLIGHT PRODUCTIONS

Check out Blight the Clown holding up some cards here:

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

Live T.O.T.S. show one week from now, New Postcard Designs, New T.O.T.S Videos, and another Life Story Comic strip.

November 10, 2008

Howdy there, my super funkdefied friends,

In this weeks blogaroo, I’ve posted up some brand new designs for some super cool postcards I am having printed up to give out to you and your friends next time you come to a THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN show.  Which, by the way, the next one is happening one week from NOW, Sunday, November 16th @ Arlenes Grocery, more details in the blog below.  I have posted some kick ass live videos that the folks over at Biff Juggernaut Productions shot at the last show, check them out, see what you missed, and see why you NEED to come to the show on the 16th.  Oh yeah, I also posted up another almost realistically real “Life Story” comic strip made by yours truly.

:::THE SUPER COOL POSTCARD SELECTION:::

-BLIGHT THE CLOWN POSTCARD FACE-
(Click the image to see a larger version)

(Click the here to Purchase a print)

-BLIGHT THE CLOWN POSTCARD BACK-
(Click the image to see a larger version)

(Click the here to Purchase a print)

-A CLOWN CAROL POSTCARD FACE-
(Click the image to see a larger version)

(Click the here to Purchase a print)

-A CLOWN CAROL POSTCARD BACK-
(Click the image to see a larger version)

(Click the here to Purchase a print)

:::THE WEB COMIC:::

-LIFE STORIES #2-
(Click the image to see a larger version)

(Click the here to Purchase a print)

:::LIVE PERFORMANCES:::

-THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN – LIVE SHOW-
(Featuring Blight the Clown)
Arlene’s Grocery
95 Stanton St.
New York, NY 10002
$8 cover, must be21+
Show Starts at 8:30PM
www.arlenesgrocery.net

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NOT IN NYC? HEAR THE SHOW LIVE!

If you aren’t at the show go to http://www.musikville.com on Nov. 16th and hear the show streamed LIVE into yer brains! Ain’t technology great? Now you don’t even have to get up off yer lazy asses to hear the goodness that is of course…THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN!

:::NEW CD RELEASE:::

-NEGATIVE IMPACT V.03-

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The BRAND NEW compilation “Negative Impact Vol. 3” will be seeing the light of day here in NYC at this show! Grab the disc at the show and hear the amazingly cool new t.o.t.s. track “Whatever Happened to Carson?”!

:::THE LIVE VIDEOS:::

-THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN-
-GET YOUR DOLLAR’S WORTH-LIVE-10-29-2008-NYC-

-THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN-
-WORMFACE-LIVE-10-29-2008-NYC-

-THINGS OUTSIDE THE SKIN-
-WHEN THE GHOSTS HAVE DIED-LIVE-10-29-2008-NYC-

:::OTHER NEWS:::

Just 3 days before T.O.T.S kick’s the shit out of Arlene’s Grocery, the super cool kick ass project of our brilliant guitar player Lars Casteen hits the stage with THE QUALIA featuring Chvad S.B. on keyboards!

-THE QUALIA – LIVE-
R-BAR
Thursday, November 13th
218 Bowery (BTWN Prince & Spring)
$8 Cover, Must be 21+
Show Starts at 7PM
OPEN BAR

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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
Youtube: http://www.youtube.com/blightproductions
Blog: https://blightproductions.wordpress.com
Gallery: http://fudgerat.deviantart.com/gallery
T-Shirts: http://blightproductions.spreadshirt.com
Myspace Music: http://www.myspace.com/blightproductions
Myspace Film: http://www.myspace.com/blightproductionsmovies