The Avalanche Girl

(Music Video, THE EMPERORS OF WYOMING, 2012) Folk Rock group The Emperors of Wyoming perform Avalanche Girl from their debut album on the Proper UK label. Featuring Butch Vig, Frank Anderson, Peter Anderson and Phil Davis. Directed and Animated by Frank Anderson For other music videos and odds and ends, explore the […]

Kumar Stops By

Kumar Pallana visited our offices today and treated us all to some old fashioned Mickey Mouse Club plate spinning and magic tricks! He is in town shooting scenes for Frankie Latina’s next Milwaukee opus, SNAP SHOT. UPDATE: While Kumar was here, Frankie directed this piece for the DearMKE series.  

The Jeffrey Dammer Files Sells to IFC

We are excited to announce that IFC Midnight is acquiring all North American and U.K. rights to Chris James Thompson‘s documentary “The Jeffrey Dahmer Files”, which retraces the life of the infamous Milwaukee serial killer. In addition to directing, Thompson produced the documentary and co-wrote the script with Andrew Swant and […]

Chris James Thompson’s New Film Premiering At SXSW

 Jeff, a truly unique take on Jeffrey Dahmer, will be making its premiere at the prestigious and fun SXSW Film Festival this March in Austin, Texas.  If you’re down there, come out and see director Chris James Thompson’s fearless Dahmer film.  

“Life of Reilly” Finally Available on Netflix

We thought this day would never come… “The Life of Reilly”, Directed by our own Barry Poltermann and Frank Anderson featuring Charles Nelson Reilly.  (Yeah, that Charles Nelson Reilly) is finally available streaming on Netflix.   The film is being distributed by FilmBuff and is now also available on numerous streaming sites, such as iTunes, et. al. The […]


(Music Video, MARITIME, 2011) We braved the worst snow storm in recorded history to film this music video for our fearless leader of post-production Dan Didier’s band, Maritime. The result — the  official music video for “Paraphernalia” from Maritime’s fourth album “Human Hearts.” A September Club Project Directed & Edited […]

Shooting a New Maritime Video

Director Barry Poltermann somehow convinced us to film Maritime’s new music video during the largest snowstorm in years. UPDATE: You can see the finished video here.

Hard Copy: ‘Didier’s World’

Happy Holidays, from our friends at Bluemark Productions. Hard Copy: ‘Didier’s World’ featuring Didier Leplae and Mark Belling. “Blood was going to pour in the streets of Glendale.”

Mark P. Lands a Role on “The Office”

HAHAH!!! Our own Mark Proksch just got a part on NBC’s The Office. Last May Mark – posing as an eco-loving yo-yo master – EASILY got onto morning TV news broadcasts around Wisconsin (and beyond), making a minor mockery of mid-market news mongers. Remember Kenny Strasser? In the hugely massively successful show’s Oct. 14 episode, […]

Tina Fey’s First Commercial

A couple of years ago we posted a spot on our vimeo page from the DEEEP archives. It was a spot we did (through Purple Onion) for Mutual Savings Bank in 1995 with Tina Fey. It was apparently her ONLY spot before joining SNL. She sees it for the first time […]

A Marriage Proposal, September Club Style

Last weekend Manny Marquez proposed to his long time girlfriend Leigh Wilson by making a short documentary called HWY 9: A Story About Love. He then convinced his local theater in Hood River, OR to show it right before a screening on The A-Team. This is the story behind it, as told by […]

‘Yo-Yo Guy’ Kenny Strasser’s Real Identity Revealed?

It appears that there is suspicion that yo-yo man Kenny Strasser’s real name is Mark Proksch — our own social media assistant.  Strasser’s the yo-yo guy that strung along T.V. stations, and has been successfully hiding his true identity since his prank began about a month ago. We officially deny any […]

Video Killed the Radio Star

(Music Video, ANAIS CROSE, 2010) From Manny Marquez… a cover of The Buggles song “Video Killed the Radio Star” by French songstress, Anaïs Croze. Anaïs Croze is also a member of the excellent band Nouvelle Vague. Shot in Echo Park, CA on my Arri BL 16mm camera, and an Angenieux 12-120 […]


(Music Performance, LITTLE JOY, 2010) Commissioned by Rough Trade Records to make something relaxed and intimate, Manny Marquez shot and edited this video for Little Joy in an old cabin in Echo Park, CA. It was set back in the woods between Sunset Blvd. and the 5 Freeway, along with a […]

THE POOL’s UK Theatrical Release

  Barry Poltermann and Chris Smith editing THE POOL. just announced the UK release of THE POOL.  The film was directed by Chris Smith and edited by Barry Poltermann: The Pool received the Special Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival and was selected by the Museum of Modern Art in New […]

Little Fish “Darling Dear” Music Video

Videostatic just raved about the latest music video from Manny Marquez, one of our favorite SeptemberClub documentarians who moonlights as a music video director: “Director Manny Marquez captures the propulsive qualities of the track with this b&w ode mash-up of French New Wave and A Hard Days Night, letting Little Fish singer Juju […]

Collapse Polarizes the Critics

Tonight was the NY Premiere of COLLAPSE, the latest documentary Barry edited for Chris Smith.  From Barry: “When I saw the first raw footage that Chris was shooting in Los Angeles I knew it would be a polarizing film.  If we did our jobs well the reception would be wildly unpredictable, […]

Weird Al Gives CNR Some Love

Weird Al’s new video tribute to Charles Nelson Reilly dropped recently. We recently had the chance to meet him and give him a copy of “The Life of Reilly”. Looks like he enjoyed it — see this recent interview from Bullz-Eye: BE: With “CNR,” your tribute to Charles Nelson Reilly, was […]

The Making of The Pool

Thanks to Chris Thompson for creating the featurette “The Making of The Pool”, which is premiering this week at the Milwaukee International Film Festival. The 55-minute  film chronicles the team making, you guessed it, “The Pool”, Chris Smith‘s latest. It documents pretty nicely the editing process — in a nail biting sequence […]


The reviews are in from the premier of our latest editorial effort, COLLAPSE, which just premiered at the Toronto Film Festival. From ALL THESE WONDERFUL THINGS: Acclaimed filmmaker Chris Smith (AMERICAN MOVIE, THE YES MEN) returns to nonfiction (after a brief dalliance with narrative THE POOL) to tell the story of Michael […]

Alex Gibney at TDF

While shooting a branded content piece for TREK BIKES today we ran into Alex Gibney. He was kind enough to let us film him for this piece. He’s at the Tour de France doing a documentary on Lance Armstrong and we were able to get his take on the growing […]

“The Life of Reilly” wins… T-Shirt contest?

Score one for our good friend Matt Frost! Matt just won a contest sponsored by WNYC’s Leonard Lopate for his “STOP THE WAR” T-shirt designed for the highly acclaimed feature doc “The Life of Reilly” (starring the late, great Charles Nelson Reilly, and directed by our very own Barry Poltermann and Frank […]

Actor Dom DeLuise Dead at 75

We will miss Dom DeLuise, who passed away yesterday. He was kind enough to record commentary track for the DVD release of our film “The Life of Reilly”, about his friend Charles Nelson Reilly. This video was captured during the recording of the DVD commentary track.

Free “Life of Reilly” DVD!

Directors Barry Poltermann and Frank Anderson give the inside story behind the delayed release of the wildly acclaimed Charles Nelson Reilly masterpiece “The Life of Reilly”. While supplies last, get a free DVD at!

Editing on “The Pool”

We just came across this analysis of “The Pool” on JJ Murphy’s Independent Cinema blog… with a lot of discussion on the role of the editor, our fearless leader Barry Poltermann: “Smith would shoot a scene and editor Barry Poltermann would assemble a rough cut on the fly. They would view it […]

Modus Operandi

A lot of us here at the September Club helped director Frankie Latina produce the dedicated cult opus “Modus Operandi”. It just premiered at CineVegas 2009 Two briefcases with mysterious contents are stolen from top Presidential candidate Squire Parks, setting off a deadly series of double-crosses and betrayals. The film stars Randy Russell, American Movie‘s […]

Mondo Lucha Debuts

We are proud to be sponsors of our own Andrew Gorzalski’s latest project, the Mondo Lucha Variety Show — debuting at Turner Hall Ballroom at 7 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 27. Mondo Lucha draws inspiration from performance art’s strange, seedy past with enough retro kitsch to fill a historic ballroom. It […]

“The Pool” Premiere – NY

THE POOL’s NY Premiere was a great time.  It was Wednesday night at the Film Forum in NYC and the party after was across the street at Steak Frites. From The New York Times: In “The Pool,” a recurrent image that develops into a symbol of the gap between affluence and poverty shows […]

Manny Marquez wraps on “Psychopath”

  I first met Manny Marquez in 2004. My friend Donita Sparks introduced me to Manny. Donita is a musician (you may remember her as the lead singer of punk/grunge band L7) and Manny was part of the music video scene in Los Angeles. Manny stopped by the office and […]

“The Pool” Opens in NY Next Friday

Our own Barry Poltermann spent five months in India back in 2006 editing Chris Smith’s latest, “The Pool”, which won the Special Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival. “The Pool” opens this weekend in New York at the Film Forum. This is the second time that Barry has collaborated […]

Modus Operandi

From Milwaukee Magazine: Local filmmaker Frankie Latina brings some national attention to Milwaukee’s film underground with his latest project, “Modus Operandi.” The film, which is described on IMDB as “a revenge tale about a desperate C.I.A. agent on a mission to find the man who murdered his wife,” is still […]

“Rock the Bells” – One of the Best Concert Documentaries of All Time

This is kind of cool… San Francisco’s A+E Interactive names their top ten concert docs of all time.  “Rock the Bells”, directed by September Club directors Denis Henry Hennelly and Casey Suchan, makes the list at number 6. Denis and Casey join the likes of Demme, Pennebaker and Scorcese. Lot’s of us involved […]

“Life of Reilly” The Year’s Best Reviewed Film

As we reach the end of 2007, September Club luminaries Barry Poltermann and Frank Anderson’s “The Life of Reilly” retains a perfect “100% Fresh” rating from critics at Rotten Tomatoes and is currently listed as the best reviewed film of 2007.  Here is the trailer from the SXSW premiere: In case that isn’t cool […]

Stiller and Meara Join us for LIFE OF REILLY Premiere

“The Life of Reilly” had a great premiere tonight at the Cinema Village in New York. We had a pre-party at the Paris Commune. After the screening Stiller and Meara joined us for a great Q&A, excerpted in this video. Wish CNR could have made it… you were missed.

You Don’t Know Her Name

(Music Video, MAPS, 2007) A lonely garage inventor builds a seven-foot, banruku style puppet, and then takes it to a town dance competition, in this music video for the UK based band, Maps. Shot in Wisconsin at the Historic Mill in Cedarburg, an art studio in Milwaukee’s Riverwest, and the Chandelier Ballroom in Hartford, the […]


Sad news today. Our friend Charles Nelson Reilly passed away over the weekend. From the New York Times: Charles Nelson Reilly, who acted and directed on Broadway but came to be best known for his campy television appearances on talk shows and “Match Game,” died on Friday in Los Angeles. […]


(Music Video, 2007, Elanie Mandell) This video is part one of a trilogy of videos directed and edited by Manny Marquez, all three of them dedicated to some part of cinema history. “Girls” represents the French New Wave and more specifically Godard’s Breathless. Watch for a young Manny as The Photographer! […]

“Rock The Bells” Opens in NYC

The “New York Times” gave us a great review today for ROCK THE BELLS to make for the perfect beginning to the film’s NYC theatrical premiere. “Rock the Bells” is the story of one man’s labor of love to reunite the original members of the Wu-Tang Clan for a 2004 […]

Life of Reilly on HDNet

Profile on the film “The Life of Reilly” on HDNet’s HIGHER DEFINITION, hosted by film critic Robert Wilonsky.