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Once Upon A Time In Nashville

5/2/2015

In “ONCE UPON A TIME IN NASHVILLE: THE DEATH OF HANK WILLIAMS” musician Don Helms recounts the death of Hank Williams. It is a short clip of a longer experimental documentary project that Frank Anderson is directing.  

Everyone’s Summer Of ’95

4/24/2015

(Music Video, IRON & WINE, 2015) Celebrated singer-songwriter Iron & Wine has just released a new music video for “Everyone’s Summer Of ’95”, co-directed by September Clubber Erin Elders and featuring our friend David Dastmalchian (“Animals”). It’s an exclusive today on IndieWire. For over a decade, the prolific Sam Beam has been releasing albums to great acclaim… more »

Mondo Lucha!

8/27/2014

(Documentary Short, 2014) MONDO LUCHA! is a colorful rogue’s gallery of High Flyin’ Lucha Libre wrestlers, national touring burlesque acts, an array of sideshow performers and Milwaukee musical guests that have included Maritime, The Uptown Savages, Kid Millions, Clownvis Presley and The Scarring Party. The brainchild of Andy Gorzalski and his partner in crime, Jay Gilkay…. more »

Before You

10/28/2013

(Short Documentary, 2013) A spirit of Malickian wonder permeates this poignant and lyrical tribute to the stories that parents pass onto their children. This is a very personal, poetic documentary. Directed and edited by Michael Vollmann. Before You from Michael T. Vollmann on Vimeo.

Paraphernalia

3/9/2011

(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 by Barry Poltermann Filmed by… more »

You Don’t Know Her Name

8/7/2007

(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 video and stars Didier Leplae… more »

Making “The Life of Reilly”

11/27/2005

(“Making of” Featurette, 2005) In the fall of 2004 we spent one incredible week with the iconic television and stage star, Charles Nelson Reilly, shooting his stage show (which would later be released as “The Life of Reilly”. This series of short documentaries, shot by the September Club’s David Dahlman, and edited by our team,… more »

Enemy of the Stars

11/29/2004

(Short Film, 2004) Mock trailer for a non-existent french new wave film. Directed by Wrye Martin, filmed by Mike Welckle, edited by Barry Poltermann. Circa 2002-ish. We never did anything with this except use it for the reel. It’s stuck in our memory though! For other music videos and odds and ends, explore the Attic.

The Making of ASWANG

9/2/2003

(“Making of” Featurette, 2003) Our friends at Mondo Macabro made this half hour documentary for the DVD release of Aswang. It seemed like the perfect solution to an unwanted pregnancy. Marry the heir to a wealthy estate, deceive his dying mother, give them the baby when it’s born. Things are never as easy as they… more »

Sunflower Cable

4/24/1996

(Documentary Short, 1996, Premiere IFC Channel) Sunflower Cablevision was profiled in this piece from John Pierson’s Split Screen which debuted as part of episode #2, first broadcast in 1996.

The Real Fargo

3/26/1996

(Documentary Short, 1996, Premiere IFC Channel) In 1996 we made our first short documentary, when we were asked by John Pierson to do a piece for the pilot episode of IFC’s SPLIT SCREEN. First broadcast on the fledgling network in 1997, Minnesotan Wrye Martin directs this investigation of Brainerd, Minnesota, home of Paul Bunyan and immortalized… more »

What’s In Those Eyes

4/3/1994

(Music Video, SPANIC BOYS, 1994) This one goes way back to ’94 from the “Spanic Family Album”. All of the old footage is from original home movies.You can see Tom Spanic at 10 years old with his first electric guitar – a 1956 Blonde Stratocaster that he got for his birthday that year. Director: Frank Anderson… more »

Aswang

1/21/1994

(Dramatic Feature, 1994, Premiere SUNDANCE) On Friday, January 21, 1994 at the Egyptian Theater in Park City, Aswang premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in the Midnight Movie section. Shot on 16mm in the fall of 1992, it was a tongue in cheek cult horror film about a family of Filipino vampires who feed on the… more »

21st Century Digital Boy

11/3/1991

(Music Video, BAD RELIGION, 1991) Shot by Wrye Martin on the 1991 European world tour of Bad Religion by Wrye Martin on an SVHS camera and a Bolex. Edited by Barry Poltermann For other music videos and odds and ends, explore the Attic.

Strange World

9/3/1991

(Music Video, THE SPANIC BOYS, 1991) The first Spanic Boys video was done by Purple Onion in 1991, and made it to MTV and CMT. Matching ’59 Caddies, houses and dogs. Featuring Lori Minetti who later went on to become the Wisconsin Lottery Hostess and her twin sister Lisa. What can I say, it was the… more »

Carolina

8/3/1991

(Music Video, THE MIDWESTERNERS, 1991) Steve “Buck” Farr directed this music vid for our friends The Midwesterners. Chris Barry shot it. 16mm film. Bad flicker but it kind of adds to it. No Budget!!! And here’s some “Behind-The-Scenes” footage. For other music videos and odds and ends, explore the Attic.

When I Belong To You

8/3/1991

(Music Video, SIGRID, 1991) Wow. Just Wow. John Biesack directed this piece we did for our friend Butch Vig (of GARBAGE and NIRVANA fame). The guys from GARBAGE produced it. John Waters has nothing on this one. Wrye Martin shot. Featuring the notorious Mr. Nude America, the late great Dick Bacon. Seriously. For other music videos… more »

Dead Roo

7/3/1991

(Music Video, COSMIC PSYCHOS, 1991) Some say that Kurt Cobain’s favorite band was the Cosmic Psychos (he was often spotted wearing one of their tour shirts). Butch Vig produced this one and we shot it one drunken day. The guys from Mudhoney were hanging out on set. A fun, amazing day making an awesomely stupid… more »

Viva Las Vegas

2/3/1991

(Music Video, CALL ME BWANA, 1991) The first music video we ever did. May, 1991. For other music videos and odds and ends, explore the Attic.