Monday, December 27, 2021

"Bernice, Too" is coming to The Warner Theatre!

Join us at the historic Warner Theatre in Torrington Connecticut for the premiere screening of Elmwood Productions' newest movie 
"Bernice, Too"!


Tickets coming soon!

More exciting details coming soon as well!

Save the date - 2/18/22.

About "Bernice, Too"
Two men.  One wheelchair.  And a day in their lives...  The world is a wonderful and strange place.  Let's spend some time in theirs. 
Starring a cast of puppets, in a world of our creation.  Nothing too deep.  But, maybe just deep enough.

PG-13 for some cartoonish violence and language.

https://www.warnertheatre.org/

http://elmwoodproductions.com/index.html

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"Welcome to the party..."

 



And with this post I wrap up 2021 here... 

Happy New Year to all.

 

2022 - #whoisbernice


Saturday, December 25, 2021

Bernice, Too - 2/18/2022

Coming 2/18/2022 from Elmwood Productions.

"Bernice, Too" - Two men. One wheelchair.
The world is a wonderful and strange place. Let's spend some time in theirs. The newest film from Elmwood Productions. Starring a cast of puppets. Nothing too deep. But just deep enough.

Show some love for Elmwood! It's your support that keeps content like this coming! Visit our Ko-Fi Page and help keep us caffeinated! -

#whoisbernice #elmwoodproductions #elmwoodpuppets #indiefilm #undergroundfilm

Friday, December 24, 2021

Thursday, December 23, 2021

The Night Before "Claw"mas...

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas from


Copyright 2021 The Claw’s Corner
Produced by Rich Cyr -
 

Edited by Jon Bristol - http://elmwoodproductions.com/index.html and subscribe to Elmwood Productions on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/ElmwoodProductions/featured 

Monday, December 20, 2021

TONITE!~ Graveyard Gil's Midnite Thrills – Elmwood Productions 20TH Anniversary Special

Join us 12/20/2021 as we wrap up our 20th Anniversary Commentary Celebrations of Elmwood Productions with a YouTube premiere of "Graveyard Gil's Midnite Thrills" with a brand-new commentary on two of Graveyard Gil's films!  Featuring Rick Passmore, Rick Corbo, Rich Mislivets, and Jon Bristol – just some of the series creators and cast! 8PM EST the film will start on YouTube!

LINK TO THE SCREENING HERE! 


And as the film premieres there will be a live chat on YouTube you can participate in along with members of Elmwood Productions and maybe even some of the cast and crew of “Christmas Wishes” and "The Jungle Man"!

Both shorts are rated R, and so is the commentary!

Watch all of “Graveyard Gil's Midnite Thrills" HERE - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL005JZQbIf_RNu2TCbrohge3tP-moIAyc

20th Anniversary of Elmwood Productions Commentaries:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL005JZQbIf_QPV0mtx5kIhmqH04hg36BI


Find Elmwood Online-

http://elmwoodproductions.com/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/elmwoodproductions/

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https://www.instagram.com/elmwoodproductions/

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Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

 

Saturday, December 18, 2021

This is not Bernice.

 

Coming 2/18/2022. "Bernice, Too" Two men. One wheelchair. And a day in their lives - The world is a wonderful and strange place. Let's spend some time in theirs. The newest film from Elmwood Productions. Starring a cast of puppets. Nothing too deep. But just deep enough. http://elmwoodproductions.com/index.html Show some love for Elmwood! It's your support that keeps content like this coming! Visit our Ko-Fi Page and help keep us caffeinated! - https://ko-fi.com/elmwoodproductions

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Monday, December 13, 2021

Friday, December 10, 2021

Thursday, December 9, 2021

Graveyard Gil's Midnite Thrills – Elmwood Productions 20TH Anniversary Special

Join us 12/20/2021 as we wrap up our 20th Anniversary Commentary Celebrations of Elmwood Productions with a YouTube premiere of "Graveyard Gil's Midnite Thrills" with a brand-new commentary on two of Graveyard Gil's films!  Featuring Rick Passmore, Rick Corbo, Rich Mislivets, and Jon Bristol – just some of the series creators and cast! 8PM EST the film will start on YouTube!

LINK TO THE SCREENING COMING SOON! 

And as the film premieres there will be a live chat on YouTube you can participate in along with members of Elmwood Productions and maybe even some of the cast and crew of “Christmas Wishes” and "The Jungle Man"!

Both shorts are rated R, and so is the commentary!

Watch all of “Graveyard Gil's Midnite Thrills" HERE - https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL005JZQbIf_RNu2TCbrohge3tP-moIAyc

20th Anniversary of Elmwood Productions Commentaries:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL005JZQbIf_QPV0mtx5kIhmqH04hg36BI


Find Elmwood Online-

http://elmwoodproductions.com/index.html

https://www.facebook.com/elmwoodproductions/

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCbv-JWkI4UbqF_hzv58amZg

https://www.instagram.com/elmwoodproductions/

Show some love for Elmwood! It's your support that keeps content like this coming! Visit our Ko-Fi Page and help keep us caffeinated! -
https://ko-fi.com/elmwoodproductions

Saturday, December 4, 2021

Happy Holidays!

 

Happy Holidays from all of us at Elmwood Productions! Coming 2/18/2022. "Bernice, Too" Two men. One wheelchair. And a day in their lives - The world is a wonderful and strange place. Let's spend some time in theirs. The newest film from Elmwood Productions. Starring a cast of puppets. Nothing too deep. But just deep enough. Visit Elmwood online here! Show some love for Elmwood! It's your support that keeps content like this coming! Visit our Ko-Fi Page and help keep us caffeinated!

 

Thursday, December 2, 2021

This is not Bernice.


I got to watch the first cut of "Bernice, Too" last nite with my fellow producers.  And wow! Wow! It made me laugh. It made me tear up. And it made me proud.
Who is Bernice? 
Stay tuned! 
2/18/22

 

Tuesday, November 30, 2021

An old interview...

 
I was a guest on the "Let's Chat" podcast waaaay back in 2014 while we were working on HEAD.
Chris Revill is a great host, and we've had a couple other chats since then.  But this one popped up on YouTube about a week ago and I thought it would be fun to share!

Thanks for having me on Chris!

Sunday, November 28, 2021

Puppet Making with Elmwood Productions!

Jon is in the studio (or as we call it The Natudi) today making puppets! We've been asked often for a puppet making video, so here it is! Puppet Making the Elmwood Way! Check out Elmwood online at http://elmwoodproductions.com/index.html Shop Elmwood DVDs at https://elmwoodproductions.storenvy.com/ And get Elmwood shirts, mugs, and more at https://www.cafepress.com/elmwoodproductions And check out our Etsy page here - https://www.etsy.com/shop/JonsJava?ref=seller-platform-mcnav Here's the links Jon babbles about in the video - Puppet Pelts - https://puppetpelts.com/ Project Puppet - https://projectpuppet.com/ Puppet Nerd - https://puppetnerd.com/ Hawkey Studios - https://www.etsy.com/shop/HawkeyStudios?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=876831894 The Pucking Fuppet Co. - https://www.etsy.com/shop/ThePuckingFuppetCo?ref=simple-shop-header-name&listing_id=1027456543 Stan Winston School - https://www.stanwinstonschool.com/artists/bj-guyer Show some love for Elmwood! It's your support that keeps content like this coming! Visit our Ko-Fi Page and help keep us caffeinated! -


 

Saturday, November 27, 2021

Happy Birthday!

 The Humane Society guessed you were about 4 years old...  

You came into my home the Saturday after Thanksgiving.  So that's the day I call your birthday.

Happy Birthday Penny!


Thursday, November 25, 2021

Happy Thanksgiving.

 She crawled out from under the blankets and asked:

"Food ready yet?"



Wednesday, November 24, 2021

This is not Bernice.


Coming 2022.
"Bernice, Too"
Two men. One wheelchair. And a day in their lives - The world is a wonderful and strange place. Let's spend some time in theirs. The newest film from Elmwood Productions. Starring a cast of puppets. Nothing too deep. But just deep enough.

Show some love for Elmwood! It's your support that keeps content like this coming!
Visit our Ko-Fi Page and help keep us caffeinated! -
Click HERE!  

Tuesday, November 23, 2021

Paranormal Puppets Episode 3: Chupacabra in a Suitcase

  

Check out the latest episode of Paranormal Puppets from The Paranormal Punchers!

The Elmwood Puppets have a workshop based in Central Connecticut, making puppets for clients all over the world! If you're interested in a puppet for your production, or private collection please contact us here - http://elmwoodproductions.com/about-elmwood-productions.html 

Monday, November 22, 2021

Saturday, November 20, 2021

Clay

Clay
Mouth Puppet from "Bernice, Too"

Clay is the singer and guitarist for Strawberry Machine.  

They have a great song in "Bernice, Too"!

Check them out HERE and HERE and HERE 


Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Paranormal Puppets Episode 2: Werewolf Dump

Check out the latest episode of Paranormal Puppets from The Paranormal Punchers!!

The Elmwood Puppets have a workshop based in Central Connecticut, making puppets for clients all over the world! If you're interested in a puppet for your production, or private collection please contact us here - http://elmwoodproductions.com/about-elmwood-productions.html  

Saturday, November 13, 2021

Donna

Donna
Mouth Puppet from "Bernice, Too"
Donna is the keyboardist and a singer for Strawberry Machine.  
They have a great song in "Bernice, Too"!
Check them out HERE and HERE and HERE 


Friday, November 12, 2021

This is not Bernice.

 

Coming 2022.

"Bernice, Too"
Two men. One wheelchair. And a day in their lives - The world is a wonderful and strange place. Let's spend some time in theirs. The newest film from Elmwood Productions. Starring a cast of puppets. Nothing too deep. But just deep enough.

Show some love for Elmwood! It's your support that keeps content like this coming!
Visit our Ko-Fi Page and help keep us caffeinated! -
Click HERE!  

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Making Bernice, Too - Episode 4

 I've been posting a new puppet every Saturday AM for a while  I did skip last week for Halloween though...  

Puppets will return next week!

For now, this Saturday...  Here's another look at the making of Elmwood's newest flick - "BERNICE, TOO"!

 

In this episode of Making Bernice, Too we catch up on some summer and early fall shooting... Including shooting during a 100+ degree heat wave and launching a model rocket! And we wrap up principal photography on the film AT LAST! Coming 2022. "Bernice, Too" Two men. One wheelchair. And a day in their lives - The world is a wonderful and strange place. Let's spend some time in theirs. The newest film from Elmwood Productions. Starring a cast of puppets. Nothing too deep. But just deep enough. Check out Time Machine Hobby here: https://timemachinehobby.com/ On FACEBOOK On INSTAGRAM Get your own "Pants Optional" t-shirt HERE

Enjoy the video! And if you want to catch up on all things "Bernice, Too" check out this playlist on YOUTUBE. Visit Elmwood Online. Show some love for Elmwood! It's your support that keeps content like this coming!  

Visit our Ko-Fi Page and help keep us caffeinated! 

Friday, November 5, 2021

This is not Bernice.

Coming 2022.
"Bernice, Too"
Two men. One wheelchair. And a day in their lives - The world is a wonderful and strange place. Let's spend some time in theirs. The newest film from Elmwood Productions. Starring a cast of puppets. Nothing too deep. But just deep enough.

Show some love for Elmwood! It's your support that keeps content like this coming!
Visit our Ko-Fi Page and help keep us caffeinated! -
Click HERE!

Thursday, November 4, 2021

Penny.


Just because.
 

Monday, November 1, 2021

Let's Start A Cult!

 

In case you missed this awesomeness earlier in the year...  

"Bernice, Too" coming 02/18/2022
And get all the amazing Sgt. Scag music/merch/more HERE!

Sunday, October 31, 2021

Happy Halloween!

 This Halloween get in some puppet horror!

Click HERE for Graveyard Gil's Midnite Thrills!

Find all the spots to get HEAD HERE

And Steve the Vampire...  Never forget Steve!
Watch his series HERE


Saturday, October 30, 2021

Devil's Night

"Victims, aren't we all?" 

Wednesday, October 27, 2021

Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Wait... It's done filming???

Sunday was a wrap on principal filming for "Bernice, Too"

What that means is all the major shots are done.  All that may be left to film are a couple little things we may have missed along the way, or if we come up with something to add while editing.

But for all intentions - the movie is done filming.
It's been quite a trip.  We hoped to have this out a year ago.  But, well a pandemic happened.  And life happened.

But we did it. 
By hook or by crook we did it.

Thank you to Mike for coming up with the idea for this flick and for sitting with me as we took it to the next level of weird.  And thank you to the whole Elmwood crew for all the ideas, skits, and pure talent that you all brought into making this movie.

To all the Kickstarter bakers - Thank you too!  For your patience and support!

The genius that is Ricky is now editing the flick...  

Hold on to your hats - 02/18/2022 "Bernice, Too" is coming!  Pants Optional.


Monday, October 25, 2021

Wore it out, but wore it well...

 

I must have really upset the Facebook overlords this weekend.

They now consider this website/blog to be spam, and they have blocked me from posting anything at all on Instagram.

It's kinda funny.  
I prefer to use this site anyway...  So I'll be sticking to it going forward.

The FB and IG I have that are personal will still be there, but only going to use it for sharing Elmwood Productions stuff.  

Sunday, October 24, 2021

That's A Wrap - "Bernice, Too"

 

Coming 2022. "Bernice, Too" Two men. One wheelchair. And a day in their lives - The world is a wonderful and strange place. Let's spend some time in theirs. The newest film from Elmwood Productions. Starring a cast of puppets. Nothing too deep. But just deep enough. http://elmwoodproductions.com/index.html Show some love for Elmwood! It's your support that keeps content like this coming! Visit our Ko-Fi Page and help keep us caffeinated! - https://ko-fi.com/elmwoodproductions

#whoisbernice #elmwoodproductions #elmwoodpuppets #indiefilm #undergroundfilm

Someone was cold this morning...

I made it until today without putting the heat on.  My roomie was mad this morning cuz her face was cold.


 

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Matt

Matt
Mouth Puppet from "Bernice, Too"
Matt is the bassist for Strawberry Machine.  They have a great song in "Bernice, Too"!
Check them out HERE and HERE and HERE


 

Friday, October 22, 2021

Thursday, October 21, 2021

The Paranormal Punchers!

 

Elmwood Productions recently built four puppets for the Paranormal Punchers... 
of The Paranormal Punchers!

Here is their first video with the puppets!
We're looking forward to seeing more of them for sure!

f you need a puppet for your project check out the Elmwood Productions Etsy page: Jon's Java, HERE
or contact Elmwood Productions HERE

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

This is not Bernice.

Coming 2022. "Bernice, Too" Two men. One wheelchair. And a day in their lives - The world is a wonderful and strange place. Let's spend some time in theirs. The newest film from Elmwood Productions. Starring a cast of puppets. Nothing too deep. But just deep enough. http://elmwoodproductions.com/index.html Show some love for Elmwood! It's your support that keeps content like this coming! Visit our Ko-Fi Page and help keep us caffeinated! - https://ko-fi.com/elmwoodproductions

 

Monday, October 18, 2021

"Where's the sense in staying right?"

 

This album got me though a lot.

Came out about a year before my mom passed away.

And in that year and the year that followed this on was play on a more than regular basis.  
Late nites in the dark, long drives, even a drive to move to Florida...
Been spinning it a lot again lately.

Thank you Mr. Bowie for being part of the soundtrack of my life.  

Saturday, October 16, 2021

Arman

Arman
Mouth Puppet from "Bernice, Too"
Arman is the drummer for Strawberry Machine.  They have a great song in "Bernice, Too"!
Check them out HERE and HERE and HERE
 


Wednesday, October 13, 2021

This is not Bernice.

  

Coming 2022. "Bernice, Too" Two men. One wheelchair. And a day in their lives - The world is a wonderful and strange place. Let's spend some time in theirs. The newest film from Elmwood Productions. Starring a cast of puppets. Nothing too deep. But just deep enough. http://elmwoodproductions.com/index.html Show some love for Elmwood! It's your support that keeps content like this coming! Visit our Ko-Fi Page and help keep us caffeinated! - https://ko-fi.com/elmwoodproductions


Monday, October 11, 2021

Saturday, October 9, 2021

"Bernice, Too" Official Teaser Trailer

  

Coming 2/18/2022. "Bernice, Too" Two men. One wheelchair. And a day in their lives - The world is a wonderful and strange place. Let's spend some time in theirs. The newest film from Elmwood Productions. Starring a cast of puppets. Nothing too deep. But just deep enough. http://elmwoodproductions.com/index.html Show some love for Elmwood! It's your support that keeps content like this coming! Visit our Ko-Fi Page and help keep us caffeinated! - https://ko-fi.com/elmwoodproductions

Ray - Mouth Puppet

 Ray
Mouth Puppet Portrait from "Bernice, Too"
Ray with some of the other cast from "Bernice, Too".
This is actually the second puppet I have made of Elmwood's buddy Ray.  

He also appeared in a younger version of himself in a cameo in
"The Risley Brothers: Welcome To The Wooden Beaver".

We love this guy, the real Ray.  He's a huge supporter of ours and a great friend!


And here's a little sneak peek behind the scenes of "Bernice, Too"!


Wednesday, October 6, 2021

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

Elmwood on DVD!

HEAD on DVD!
Limited Quantities left!

 Click HERE for HEAD and a few other Elmwood DVDs available now!



 

Monday, October 4, 2021

Film Threat Reviews HEAD!

The legendary Film Threat published a great review of HEAD over the weekend!

Check out out by clicking the pictures or clicking HERE!

And to watch HEAD now - Click HERE! 

My illusion... Is a Monday Song

 

Saturday, October 2, 2021

Chrissy - Mouth Puppet

 Chrissy
Mouth Puppet from "Bernice, Too"

Friday, October 1, 2021

TOMORROW NITE! SEE HEAD IN HARTFORD!

Ya know what I'm looking forward to?

Seeing people.  Hugging people.  And tomorrow I hope that happens.

I hope you are there.

Where?
Well.... 

ONE NITE ONLY!

October 2 2021!

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!

Click HERE to get yours!

In March 2015 Elmwood Productions held it's premiere screenings of HEAD - A one of a kind horror film starring a cast of puppets.
Since it's release the movie has played in film festivals in six continents, won six awards, sold out DVDs and screenings and was picked up for distribution by Terror Films.
Elmwood Productions is excited to bring the film to Sea Tea Comedy Theater for this special screening in honor of the 20th Anniversary of Elmwood Productions!
Following the movie members of the cast and crew will be on hand for a Q & A session, and a puppetry demonstration.
Doors open at 8:30, the movie starts at 9:00.

More about HEAD:
HEAD is a one of a kind film starring an all puppet cast in a throwback to the slasher films of the 1970's and 1980's. A group of twenty somethings go for a nice fall weekend camping trip and end up in the middle of nightmare they may never escape from.

Rated R for all the stuff you'd expect from a horror flick, like blood, four letter words, and puppet nudity. 65 minutes long.
More about Sea Tea Comedy Theater:
The Sea Tea Comedy Theater is Connecticut's brand-new, coolest, most fun venue in the state. Every night is different. For a full schedule of all of our available shows, visit https://seateaimprov.com/theater
For info on classes, rentals, training, and more, visit https://seateaimprov.com

Sea Tea Comedy Theater’s mission is to present high-quality, affordable, original entertainment to a diverse audience. By providing opportunities and a home for comedians and performers, we cultivate an inclusive comedy community and springboard top regional talent to a national level.