Friday, December 24, 2010

Merry Christmas....

And Happy Holidays
of all kinds!

And now a "special" announcement from Don




We hope you're holidays are special and all your wishes come true!

Thanks Kara for the picture!


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Friday, December 17, 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Tonite! Come Visit!

From 6-9 stop into the gallery during Plantsville's annual Christmas In The Village event.
Stop in,say high to the PiP crew, check out some Elmwood Puppets!
Santa and the Elf are currently in the window at the gallery, and Johnnie's there with his Santa hat on waiting to harass ya!

The opening is from 7 PM to 10 PM, and features some amazing art by local students.

Both events are free too!  What a great idea for a holiday date!
CLick the links above for more info.

And while you're there pick up an Elmwood Puppets DVD!!!  Hehehe...

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

WHAT? heheheh...

Gabe asked, and Amy (possibly out of pity) said yes...

Congrats on your engagement from the rest of Elmwood Crew!!!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Turkey Time!

In the USA today it's Thanksgiving...


Happy Thanksgiving from Plink and all your pals at
Elmwood Productions!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Live Music This Wednesday Nite!

PARIS IN PLANTSVILLE and THE ARC AGENCY PRESENT
TRANSIT
Into It Over It
New Years Revolution
and A Paper Tugboat

on 11/24/2010


This is the first installment of what we're dubbing as "The Arc Acoustic Series." The concept is to bring bands that don't normally play acoustic (punk bands, etc) and have them come out and do an acoustic set. It's something different and doesn't happen all that often, or at all, with some bands. It's a really cool place to be doing this and it allows for an intimate performance. We're going to be bringing more known acts for future shows and pairing them with local musicians that are acoustic based, or at least close to it. Keep on the lookout for who plays the next one!

These sets will be filmed and the final product will be going online as well as made available on a DVD later on.

Lineup:

Transit (Run For Cover Records)- http://www.myspace.com/transitma
Into It Over It (No Sleep Records)- http://www.myspace.com/intoitoverit
New Years Revolution- http://www.myspace.com/nyrct
A Paper Tugboat- http://www.myspace.com/apapertugboat


Wednesday November 24, 2010 (The day before Thanksgiving)

Paris In Plantsville
15 West Main Street
Plantsville, CT (part of Southington)

Doors-6:00PM

Cost: $8

Bring a non-perishable food item to be entered into a raffle. Details on raffle prizes TBA (will include band merch, etc).

ALL AGES

21+ to drink- beer/wine will be provided for donations to the gallery. There's also three bar's in the vicinity- Hearthstone Pub, Kess Cafe next door/connected to the place, and Quinn's Tavern right across the street.

Will card. Please don't drink underage at the place- that will shut down the place if cops found that here. Keep this place open, appreciate that it's here for you.

Parking is available at the Wachovia Bank across the street, and there's a lot next to the place by a couple antique shops and the bike trail. There is limited street parking.

If you feel so inclined to help out and support your local music scene, please feel free to send some invites to this page, or even spread the flyer around-online or physically. Any help is appreciated.

www.thearcagency.org

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Saturday, November 20, 2010

Tonite! Artwell Gallery in Torrington, CT

Tonite! Art Opening:
The Illegitimate Offspring of Da Da
at Artwell Gallery in Torrington, CT

Why are we posting this???
Our newest star "The Painter" is on display as part of the show!


Artwell Gallery
19 Water St. Torrington, CT
Opening Reception 6PM to 9PM 11/20/2010

Also you'll see fantastic work from Jon Bun Keo and Andy Morrow

The show runs from 11/20 to 12/19
so if you can't make the opening there is still plenty of time to get there and check it out!

Friday, November 19, 2010

Ask The Doc!

The Doctor can cure what ails ya!
Have a secret crush and don't know what to do?
Not sure if you should cut your mullet?
Weird fungus on your kneecaps?
Afraid of pajamas?
Whatever your problem may be The Doc can help you!!!
All you have to do is email him at doc@elmwoodproductions.com and he'll answer your questions in an upcoming episode of his show:
"Ask The Doc"!!!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Shopping Season!

Beat the Holiday Madness of retail and just order goodies from Elmwood Productions!


T-Shirts, hats, mugs, thongs, and more on Cafe Press!!!


Sunday, November 07, 2010

Saturday, November 06, 2010

Friday, November 05, 2010

Did you see it?


In case you didn't make it to Paris In Plantsville in October here's a look a the window display featuring the Elmwood Monsters, Demons, and Vampires! Click the picture above to see more!

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Werewolfs? This Saturday...

THIS SATURDAY AT PARIS IN PLANTSVILLE:

We're trying something different. Consider it a showcase for local electronic musicians and a DJ opening up with some crazy spinning and scratching. And, of course, who doesn't enjoy blacklights?! And for those of you that REALLY want to enjoy the show there are several bars in the area and some booze will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!

Paris In Plantsville
15 West Main Street
Plantsville, CT

$8

8PM doors
9PM first act goes on.

18+
21+ to drink.

Bands:
Oh J - http://ohjmusic.bandcamp.com/
Oldgold - http://soundcloud.com/oldgold
Peterpann - http://peterpannmfmadness.bandcamp.com/
Werewolf! Werewolf? Werewolf. - http://soundcloud.com/werewolfwerewolfwerewolf
DJ Chris Bennetson

Parking is available in the parking lot next to the venue, Wachovia's lot across the street, and there is limited street parking.

Come support local music and art and have a good time. Please bring some people out and send some invites!

www.thearcagency.org

Monday, November 01, 2010

WOW!

Jon here...
Russ asked... And in spite of her better judgement Liz said yes...
"Somebody's getting married!"

From the rest of the Elmwood crew and from the bottom of my heart... Congrats!

Love you two -

JB


Monday, October 25, 2010

Happy Halloween!





Hope your Halloween date ends
better than Steve's does!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Skin Deep At Paris In Plantville

OPEN CALL TO ALL TATTOO ARTISTS/PARLORS!

HERE'S A CHANCE TO SHOW YOUR ART OUTSIDE OF YOUR TATTOOING.

DROP OFF DATES FOR SUBMISSIONS ARE:

OCTOBER 19, 20, 21, 22

SUBMISSION FEES PER PIECE (NO LIMIT TO NUMBER OF SUBMISSIONS): $5 FOR MEMBERS, $10 FOR NON-MEMBERS (TO BECOME A MEMBER PLEASE CONTACT US: PARISINPLANTSVILLE@GMAIL.COM OR CALL US AT 860-426-1149)

OPENING RECEPTION: OCTOBER 30TH 7-11PM

***HALLOWEEN COSTUME PARTY...WEAR A COSTUME IF YOU WANT!**

THERE WILL BE FOOD, DRINKS, CANDY, ART, AND COSTUMES...SHOULD BE LOTS OF FUN! JOIN US!

Saturday, October 09, 2010

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Works of Andre Rochester

See The Works of Andre Rochester
at Paris In Plantsville
October 2 · 7:00pm - 11:00pm
More info by clicking the picture above!


Monday, September 27, 2010

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Music Video - Can You Feel The Rain?

Music Video for the Blue Tongue song

"Can You Feel The Rain?"

Thursday, September 23, 2010

This Weekend At Paris In Plantsville...

FRIDAY 9/24/10
Live Music!


SATURDAY 9/25/10



Paris In Plantsville Art Gallery and Studio
15 West Main Street
Plantsville, CT


Hope to see you there!


Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Dance To The Music!

Do you slap the bass?
Beat the skins?
Is sax your axe?

Josh and Todd wanna hear from you!

Elmwood Productions' first feature film is looking for bands and musicans to contribute music to the film...
For more info check out the Josh and Todd page!

http://joshandtodd.blogspot.com/2010/09/call-for-music.html

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

News...


After a successful event this past Saturday nite at the Paris In Plantsville Gallery
our own Jon Bristol has been offered a Resident Artist position that he has happily accepted!


What does this mean?
Well, it means Jon will be hanging around the gallery, at events, and eating a lot at the restaurant next door.
What does this mean for Elmwood?
It means that Elmwood puppets will have a home to been seen in a gallery setting any day you wanna go check them out!
And it means we now have a place to screen films, have workshops, and hang out surrounded by amazing art right here in Connecticut!


Look for more news and events happen at Paris In Plantsville to be shared here as they come up, and make sure to check out the gallery!

Sunday, September 05, 2010

THANK YOU!!! And Happy Labor Day!

Last nite's screening at Paris In Plantsville was a huge success!
It was great to see some old friends, some familiar fans, and some new faces at the show!
We heard a lot of laughing during the films and puppets were on display in the gallery!

And thank you to everyone to donated to The MDA by purchasing one of the limted edition DVDs! We still have a couple left out of the 50, so if you missed the show and want one, or didn't pick one up at the show please email fanmail@elmwoodproductions.com and we'll get one out to you! Only $5.00, and a portion of the profits go to MDA!
Or you can donate directly to MDA at mda.org

If you were there last nite, check out our Facebook Page for pictures, and feel free to tag yourself so you can brag to all your friends that you were there!!!
Special thanks goes to Beth, and Joe - for helping set up, Brie - for helping set up and taking picures, and Kara - for taking even more pictures!
And to Joe Bun Keo for making it happen!

Saturday, September 04, 2010

Friday, September 03, 2010

Screening Tomorrow Nite!



That's Right!
Sept 4th 2010 at 8 PM
at
PARIS IN PLANTSVILLE:
SCREEN/PLAY: Media Screening featuring Jon Bristol and Elmwood Productions

Come enjoy the funny and energetic vibes of Jon Bristol and Elmwood Production's puppetry-gone-wild! If you think puppets are old school and boring, well you got it all wrong! These guys give puppetry a contemporary twist that you can enjoy and laugh along to.
...
If you think The Muppets and Crank Yankers were funny, well imagine the two coming together and you'll have the outrageous and quirky story-lines of Bristol and gang.

Jon Bristol will be showing films featuring his many crazy characters in off-beat yet always fun plots that include vampires, brains, and lots of humor. Guaranteed something different, yet very entertaining. Jon will also be displaying several of the puppets used in his films.


$5.00 to get in and popcorn will be served!!!
This is gonna be THE EVENT of the YEAR! If not ALL TIME! We are not exaggerating at all!!! Be there!!!


And Johnnie will be there too!!!
And it's BYOB!
HAHAHA!

Friday, August 27, 2010

Next Saturday Nite!!!

Come see Steve the Vampire and friends!!! Not only on screen, but in person!
Or would that be in puppet? Hmmm....
We'll figure that part out later... Either way we hope to see you there!!!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Johnnie Sojive's Poetry Corner!

Meet Johnnie in Person!

at Paris In Plantsville on September 4th!

Screening Sept 4th 2010!~
Jon Bristol and Elmwood Productions
At PARIS IN PLANTSVILLE!!!
In Plantsville, CT
Check out the Event Page Here!


Come enjoy the funny and energetic vibes of Jon Bristol and Elmwood Production's puppetry-gone-wild! If you think puppets are old school and boring, well you got it all wrong! These guys give puppetry a contemporary twist that you can enjoy and laugh along to.
...
If you think The Muppets and Crank Yankers were funny, well imagine the two coming together and you'll have the outrageous and quirky story-lines of Bristol and gang.

Jon Bristol will be showing films featuring his many crazy characters in off-beat yet always fun plots that include vampires, brains, and lots of humor. Guaranteed something different, yet very entertaining. Jon will also be displaying several of the puppets used in his films.

In addition, resident artist, Steve Rand, will have an eclectic selection of art films/documentaries to accompany the screening's feature presentation.
$5.00 to get in and we'll even feed ya popcorn!

Elmwood Puppets will also be selling a Limited Edition DVD at this event ONLY! And a portion of the sales will be donated to the MDA! So buy more than one!!!

The DVD is Limited to 50, all numbered... Maybe Johnnie will even autograph it for ya!

Friday, August 20, 2010

Don't Forget... Tonite!

Gabe Finkenstein and Brie McDonald
will have paintings up for auction at:
Museum After Dark 3rd Annual Summer Art Auction
New Britain Museum of American Art
August 20, 8-11pm
BE THERE!!!

$15 non members, $10 members
Fee includes admission to the museum’s current exhibition and their permanent collection. There will be music provided by a DJ, complimentary food, and beer and wine for $3.
All proceeds from the auction are given to the NBMAA.
http://www.nbmaa.org/

Monday, August 16, 2010

Come to Museum After Dark 3rd Annual Summer Art Auction!

Gabe and Brie!
will have paintings up for auction at:
Museum After Dark 3rd Annual Summer Art Auction
New Britain Museum of American Art
August 20, 8-11pm


$15 non members, $10 members
Fee includes admission to the museum’s current exhibition and their permanent collection. There will be music provided by a DJ, complimentary food, and beer and wine for $3.
All proceeds from the auction are given to the NBMAA.
http://www.nbmaa.org/




When you're there look around you'll see a few Elmwooders there in the crowd!!!






Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Upcoming Screening!

Screening Sept 4th 2010!~
Jon Bristol and Elmwood Productions
At PARIS IN PLANTSVILLE!!!
In Plantsville, CT
Check out the Event Page Here!

Come enjoy the funny and energetic vibes of Jon Bristol and Elmwood Production's puppetry-gone-wild! If you think puppets are old school and boring, well you got it all wrong! These guys give puppetry a contemporary twist that you can enjoy and laugh along to.
...
If you think The Muppets and Crank Yankers were funny, well imagine the two coming together and you'll have the outrageous and quirky story-lines of Bristol and gang.

Jon Bristol will be showing films featuring his many crazy characters in off-beat yet always fun plots that include vampires, brains, and lots of humor. Guaranteed something different, yet very entertaining. Jon will also be displaying several of the puppets used in his films.
And Johnnie Sojive will be there to hit on your girlfriends!

Friday, August 06, 2010

NEW WEBSITE!


















And all credit goes to the amazing crew of two who made the site at Kendra Design, and that would be Kendra Smith and Rob Meany


Thursday, August 05, 2010

Saturday, July 31, 2010

It's Coming...


Elmwood Productions Brand Spankin' New Website!!!

Stay Tuned!!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Johnnie Sojive at ConnectiCon!

Johnnie just got back from ConnectiCon and had this to report:
"Litten ta me! I saw a ton a half nekked chicks! And I gots some phone numberz.. And more... Can't waits to be goin' back next year!"
Share your pics of him from ConnectiCon on his Facebook page!
And thanls to all that came to the Workshop/Screening on Sunday!

Saturday, July 10, 2010

More Connecticon!

Be there! At Connecticon! Sunday at 1 PM, we'll show you the basics of short film making for the web! And you'll bet to meet a few of The Elmwood Puppets!
Screening Room 3

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

ConnectiCon!


Here we go!


If you're in Hartford CTthis weekend make sure to come to ConnectiCon!

We'll be doing a film making demo on Sunday 7/11/10 at 1 PM!

See their website and check out their program for more info!

Hope to see you madman and women there!!!


Let's get our geek on!!!

Thursday, July 01, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Poetry Corner!

Want a Free DVD featuring Steve the Vampire and friends?

YES?! GOOD!

Here's how to get one: Go to our CAFE PRESS page and buy something! Once it arrives post a picture of yourself using it (wearing a shirt, or drinking from a mug, a sticker on your car, etc) on or FACEBOOK page and we'll then message you for your address to send a DVD to! This is open to the first 20 people to post pics!!!

We can't wait to see them! And if you already own something from our shop post a pic! It qualifies! Hahaha!!!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Frank Ballard 1929-2010

One of the most important puppeteers in history passed away last week.
Dr. Frank Ballard.
His obituary (linked here) says it all about his career and journey.

Sweet Dreams Frank

Monday, June 07, 2010

Saturday, May 29, 2010

Poetry Corner!!!

We have a ton of new merchandise over on our CAFE PRESS page!

The first 20 people that order ANYTHING from us and post a picture of it in use (like you wearing a shirt or undies, or drinking from a coffee mug) on our FACEBOOK page will get a free DVD sampler of our short films!

So buy something now! And get something free!!!

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Good Nite...

Jon here -
Every once in a while we have to get serious.
Today the puppets are in their boxes and the camera is charging waiting for the next chance we can get together and have a good laugh.
One less person will be laughing at our end result.

Cindy Dunn passed away on 5/17/2010.
She was not only one of our biggest fans and supporters, but she was also a friend.
I noticed the other day on her Myspace page she had a picture of Steve up with the caption "My boyfriend Steve... He's a vampire!" and I cracked up and cried at once. This was typical of the Cindy that I knew. Her humor was ever present. Some of the other cats in Elmwood were closer with her than I was. I call her one of the best drinking buddies a guy could have. I mean, how many people do you know that will go see The Time and drink Cosmos with? There just are many like that. And none like Cindy.
Thanks for reading. Be happy for all you have and and those you get to share it with.
- JB



Cindy left behind two wonderful children, who will need all the love and support that can be mustered up...
A fund has been set up to make sure they are taken care of:
Children of Cindy Cannon c/o Wachovia Bank
815 Wolcott Rd
Wolcott, CT.
Contributions can also be made at any Wachovia Bank.

Friday, May 07, 2010

Johnnie Sojive's Poetry Corner!

It has finally happened... Johnnie Sojive figured out how to turn on a computer.

And you know what that means... He joined Facebook... Can Johhnie get more fans than that pickle that has more fans then Twilight? It doesn't really matter as long as he has more fans than Twilight!

Thursday, May 06, 2010

Commercial Break!

Friday, April 23, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Bad Monster!

Bad Monster tells you to do bad things!

Steve is BACK!!!

This Friday! April 23, 2010...
The forth episode of Steve The Vampire...
"Steve The Vampire
Who Goes To A Role-Playing Game"
Make sure to come back!!!

Friday, April 09, 2010

We're Still Here!!!

And we got a lot going on behind the scenes!!!



Josh and Todd is nearing the completion of it's editing and it's looking great!

We've been shooting a new series called Animal Behavior, more news on that very soon!

And look for Steve the Vampire to be making his return this summer!

And an all new elmwoodproductions.com is in progress now!!!

And your monthly dose of Johnnie Sojive and Bad Monster is still coming, don't miss any!

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Monday, March 01, 2010

Reminder

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

Saturday, February 13, 2010

The Naked Girlfriend

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY!
Get Naked!!!

Blog Main Page

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Bad Monster!

We made a New Years Resolution to hire a exterminator and get rid of The Bad Monster... He ate the exterminator... So here it is, your monthly visit from Bad Monster!

Bad Monster tells you to do bad things!

Tuesday, January 05, 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010

Welcome to 2010

In spite of Bad Monster's best attempts to blow us up, and Johnnie Sojive's rising liquor bill we made it through 2009!

Rain Therapy
Special Thanks to Dave the Beautiful Man, Tricky Rock,
and Jorge the Bear Gonzalez
...
and Happy Birthday Kelly!