Monday, December 18, 2006


Sylvester Stallone's Rocky Balboa 2006 isn't the only Balboa film being released this week. The story of Rocky's unheralded and unknown sibling, Ricky Balboa, will also make it's way into the public's eye.

The film is written and directed by Aaron Caine (King of K-Town). It stars Jovial Kemp (A New Yawk Life) as Ricky Balboa. It also features the Dream Regime's own, Daniel Sol (Shoot-Out, Bodywash Spoof). Below is an exclusive photo of Daniel on set.

Expect more on the film very soon.


Over 15 Film Festival Official Selections for "Shoot-Out" now as it will screen at Trail Dance in Duncan Oklahoma the weekend of January 26th-28th.

"Shoot-Out" is the critically acclaimed and award winning independent hoops drama written and directed by David Branin. It stars Tyshawn Bryant and Daniel Sol. It has recently been awarded "Best Film With A Gun And A Basketball Since White Men Can't Jump" by FCP Podcast and has been featured at,,, and "Shoot-Out" features breathtaking cinematography, actors that can ball, and an ending you'll be talking to your friends about.

More on the Trail Dance Film Festival:

The Trail Dance Film Festival is a contest-based event where filmmakers from across the globe present their films to be judged. Only the good films screen and only the best films win. The event spans three days and everyone is invited to attend. Films are presented in three categories; short film, feature film, and documentary. The content of the films is anything from comedy to horror, western to drama. Trail Dance Film Festival is sure to have a film for everyone! Trail Dance will be held at the Simmons Center; 800 Chisholm Trail Parkway in Duncan. Tickets will be available at the door or in advance at the Simmons Center Box Office.

Spectacular Award for "Shoot-Out"

F.C.P. Podcast, which grows in popularity here on MySpace and on iTunes where it continues to rise as one of the most downloaded podcasts, has announced their Best and Worst of Myspace Awards Volume 2.

From their press release...

"After 17 weeks of MySpace film reviews we are here to wrap up the awards for the Best and Worst Films of MySpace Volume 2!

In the last 17 weeks we have reviewed over 100 films and have watched almost a thousand. These are the 17 films we believe you have to watch because so much time was put into these that have touched many people on MySpace and beyond."

With that, here is the Award for "Shoot-Out" from F.C.P. Podcast

Best Film With A Gun And A Basketball Since White Men Can't Jump

Awesome! Thank you F.C.P. Podcast! Any filmmakers reading this need to send a copy of your film to FCP. They are one of the best resources we have come across here on MySpace.

Check out their page and add them to your network! From there you can learn how to download the show from iTunes.

F.C.P. Podcast MySpace Page

Monday, November 27, 2006

Number 1 Story on Digg Today...

"Religious Freaks Gone Wild" is stirring up a lot of controversy again.

Thank you chiu3389 on posting our video on Digg.  It is the number one story/video on the site today with over 1200 Digs and over 200 comments.

Here is the link,

Religous Freaks Gone Wild is Number 1 on Digg

For those of you checking that video out, you should take two minutes and check out the "Bodywash Spoof"

We have much more coming your way.

What does it take to have one of the most popular blogs on Blogger?

Don't have the answer to the subject line of this blog, but we would like to say thank you to the thousands who are reading our blog today. It is quite a surprise. We haven't figured it out yet, but there is a tremendous spike in our work led by a resurgence of our video "Religious Freaks Gone Wild" Even though it has already been seen by millions, its view count has trickled down to about a thousand a week, until today where thousands upon thousands are checking it out. For those who haven't seen it, here it is.

We appreciate the many of you who are checking out our work. We also welcome you to check out the "Bodywash Spoof" if you haven't already seen it, as well as the opening minutes of our critically acclaimed and award winning short film, "Shoot-Out"

Our best to you! Happy Holidays! We have much more coming your way.

From all of us at the Dream Regime


We have just completed a distribution deal with FilmBaby.
"Shoot-Out" is now available for purchase through their site

We are thrilled that FilmBaby now offers "Shoot-Out" as it opens up another outlet where our fans can buy the DVD.

About "Shoot-Out"

"Shoot-Out" is the critically acclaimed and award winning independent hoops drama written and directed by David Branin. It stars Tyshawn Bryant and Daniel Sol. It has recently been featured at,,, and It features breathtaking cinematography, actors that can ball, and an ending you'll be talking to your friends about.

More about Filmbaby

Film Baby is a dream-come-true for fans of Independent Film and those who create it. At Film Baby, we have a love for all things artful and Independent: music, media, coffee, retail, and film. We recognize and appreciate the honesty, intensity, and emotion that are born as a result of crafting a small budget film.

Film Baby is much more than a store. It is a destination for film fans to learn about different genres of movies, discover new directors, and spend countless hours viewing trailers.

With a worldwide audience of film fans, Film Baby provides film makers with a targeted outlet for their works. Our agreements with artists are non-exclusive, artist friendly, and in the true spirit of Independent Art Culture. We exist to propel indie film forward, not to gouge those who entertain, educate, and move us. Film Baby is constantly making moves that will benefit the whole of the indie film making community.

Los Angeles Screening this Tuesday November 14th!!!

Our award winning, critically acclaimed, hoops action/drama "Shoot-Out" will screen in Los Angeles on Tuesday, November 14th!

Here's the lowdown,

Tuesday, November 14, 2006

Fleace Weaver of

Tanya Kersey and Shannon Wiggins of

Hollywood Black Film   Festival

Abby Harris of Juke Joint Promotions

and KJLH Radio 102.3 FM

presents ….

If you missed INDI: Licks & Flicks last month, you missed a hot one! The house was packed once again for this exciting new duo industry event. If you missed's the skinny! Every 2nd Tuesday of the month, The Hollywood Black Film Festival, A Juke Joint Promotions and KJLH Radio will line-up some the fiercest independent musicians and filmmakers for a night of shorts and live entertainment, followed by a wicked dance party.

Performing INDI Artists:

November Flicks


Writer/Director: David Branin

Watch the trailer!

"Best Kept Secret"

Writers: Erin Norman and Karimah Westbrook

INDI: Licks & Flicks

Tuesday, November 14th

The Bungalow Club

7174 Melrose Ave

(1 block West of La Brea)

(323) 964-9494

Doors Open: 6:00 pm

Screenings: 8:30 pm

Live Entertainment: 9:15 pm

Party: 10:00 pm - 1:00 am

FREE admission for you and Your Guests- to capacity

$5 Happy Hour

Appetizers, Martinis and Mojitos from 6pm - 7pm

Dinner Menu Will Be Available Until 11:00 pm

Tuesday, November 07, 2006


Speak Polish? 

We are getting a lot of love from which is a Polish Streetball website.  Our man Arek has provided an amazing review of "Shoot-Out" making streetball fans in Poland and throughout the world (we've been hit up ballers from Poland and Hungary) aware of our award winning, critically acclaimed independent hoops drama.

We love the press.  Big ups to Arek and Londer who run the site.  They tell us to look out for an english version of the site down the line.

Good News, Bad News

The Bad:  We must apologize to our fans in Austin, TX who were geared up to see "Shoot-Out" on the big screen during the upcoming 28th Flicker Film Festival.  We have been informed that "Shoot-Out" has been removed from the schedule and will not screen.  Our deepest apologies.  Not sure when "Shoot-Out" will be back in the area.  Please monitor our page for the latest news. 

The Good:  The committee made "Shoot-Out" an official selection.  Flicker is a festival that only accepts films made on film, somehow we did not catch that and submitted "Shoot-Out" anyway.  With it's beautiful cinematography, "Shoot-Out" fooled the committee, they accepted the film believing it was shot on film.  It wasn't until later they realized that it was shot on digital.  Big ups to our cinematographer Ivan Vatez Rodriguez!

Our next screening will now be held November 14th in Los Angeles in coordinatiion with the Hollywood Black Film Festival.  Scroll down in our blog or see our screenings section for further details.

2500 Views for "Shoot-Out"

Things have been hectic so it has been hard to keep up with all the news happening. Over this past week, the amount of combined views for the opening minutes of "Shoot-Out" has surpassed the 2500 clip.

Thank you to all who are supporting our work, writing your comments and buying "Shoot-Out"

Our best,

David, Tyshawn, Daniel

"Shoot-Out" is Headline News for!!!

We have received amazing coverage from "Shoot-Out" is currently on the front page in the Headline News - Around the Street Section.

Inside there is an awesome review written by our man Mark Slane. We are thrilled with the coverage and cannot thank Mark enough. He is writing from the perspective of a basketball fan. It's easy as a basketball fan to see a basketball movie and come away disappointed. We're glad that wasn't the case here.

The Link to the Full Review:

"Absolutely captivating and yes it is a little bit nerve-racking."

Official Selection: Flicker Film Festival, Austin TX

"Shoot-Out" is an Official Selection to the Flicker Film Festival in Austin, Texas.  Coming off of two previous screenings in Wichita Falls we are excited to have the opportunity to screen in the budding filmmaking city of Austin.

"Shoot-Out" is the critically acclaimed and award winning story of two men playing a basketball game of the death.  It has recently been featured on the cover of "Hoops Magazine" as well as,, and  It stars Tyshawn Bryant and Daniel Sol and was written and directed by David Branin.

More on the Flicker Film Festival: Austin

Madmen, UFOs, and fairy tale princesses will converge on the big screen at the 28th Flicker Film Festival.  The Alamo Drafthouse Downtown, always a gracious host, will serve up this smorgasbord of food and flicks on Thursday, November 9th. The festivities will kick off at 7 p.m. and tickets are only $5.

Local filmmakers will be featured alongside national and international shorts that demonstrate the subtle genius that can only be captured on film. "Cold?" by Norwood Cheek, a Flicker LA regular, and Austin based Lion & Leon Production's "Unidentified Flying Object" will be included in this evening's collection of short films that promises to have something for everyone. After enlightening and entertaining the audience of Flicker 27 with their critical film insights on the eternal debate over the superiority of cop dog to sport dog movies, the DragonSquad will return to host another Flicker. This Austin-based improv troupe, composed of members of Ed 32 and the Polite Society, will continue to plumb the depths of cinematic criticism as only they can.

And because Flicker is always looking for ways to give back to its audience, gift certificates to Austin Java, Waterloo Records, Blazer Tag, and many more beloved Austin establishments will be raffled off. At the end of the evening, the audience has the opportunity to vote for their favorite films of the night. The winner will be added to a "Best of Flicker" compilation that will be exhibited at the end of the year.

To purchase tickets online, visit Alamo Drafthouse at

Tyshawn Bryant Feature Article in the New Britain Herald!!!

From New Britain to Hollywood

Great to see Dream Regime's own, Tyshawn Bryant, have a feature article written on his journey from his hometown of New Britain to Los Angeles.  It provides a great look at where he has come from  and to where he is going.

The Link:   "Fear is not an option"

Daniel Sol and Tyshawn Bryant talk about "Shoot-Out"

Upcoming Los Angeles Screening November 14th!!!

Hollywood Black Film Festival and JukeJoint Entertainment Presents...

Indi Licks and Flicks with

We're proud to announce an upcoming screening of "Shoot-Out" at Indi Licks and Flicks at the Bungalow Club located at 7171 Melrose Avenue.  It will take place on Tuesday November 14th at 7pm. 

This is NO ADMISSION FEE.  If you want guest list information, leave a comment and we'll get back to you.  They'll have a $5 Happy Hour offering Appetizers, Martinis, and Mojitos.

"Shoot-Out" is the critically acclaimed film of two men playing a basketball game of one-on-one to the death.  Written and Directed by David Branin, it stars Tyshawn Bryant and Daniel Sol.  It has recently been featured on the cover of 'Hoops Magazine' as well as and

99 Reasons to Buy "Shoot-Out"

Let us thank all of you who have supported us by purchasing our "Shoot-Out" DVD. It means a lot that you have showed faith in our work and faith that we have delivered a quality product. The feedback has been positive and you have now put us in a position where we now just need to sell 99 more DVD's to cover our initial production costs and meet our next goal. Thank you for embracing our work and spreading the word.

You can order the DVD from our MySpace page or from

We also offer a preview of the First 3 Minutes of "Shoot-Out" on our page as well.

"Shoot-Out" Screening in TEXAS!!!

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For our fans in Texas! "Shoot-Out" is an Official Selectin to the - Independent Film Festival of North Texas which kicks off this Halloween Weekend in Wichita Falls!

IFFYNTX is the Official Film & Music Festival based in Wichita Falls, Texas. As do all Independent Film Festivals, IFFYNTX needs your support, help spread the word and make this an annual event!

For screening info and the latest news visit IFFYNTX

For those who have not seen it yet, visit our profile and view "The First 3 Minutes of "Shoot-Out"


Thank you to our peoples at for providing front page coverage of "Shoot-Out" on their site!  We appreciate your support as we push forward to gain more exposure for our critically acclaimed film of two men playing a basketball game of the death. covers everything streetball.  Videos, news, reviews, articles, and upcoming events.  Keep checking in for the latest.

Tuesday, October 31, 2006

"Shoot-Out" Makes News in Poland!!!

We love this!   "Shoot-Out" is featured at which is a Polish Streetball website.  We must thank our man Arek Braszkiewicz for contacting us and showing his support for our film.  We are not sure what he wrote as it is in Polish.  You have to scan through the site and look for "Shoot-Out." Arek has also expressed interest in interviewing us, will keep you posted on when that happens.

"Shoot-Out" has also been featured at  Allow us to thank Anna Creech for adding news about "Shoot-Out" to the reknown indie site.  Thank you for spreading the word on our film.

Here is the direct link,  "Shoot-Out" News in

Over 1000 Views for "Shoot-Out"

More and more people are spreading the word on "Shoot-Out".  We have added the opening minutes a few days ago to various websites and it's combined view count has quickly surpassed 1000 views.  Please help us continue to spread the word.  We appreciate your support.  Here it is for your viewing pleasure!

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Tremendous Review from Einsiders!!!

Let us thank Jonathan W. Hickman for taking time out to provide us a wonderful review of "Shoot-Out" 

Here's a snippet, "Branin gives us a movie with an authentic roundball feel."

Here is the full review, Reviews "Shoot-Out"

To see the First 3 Minutes of "Shoot-Out" just go back to our frontpage!

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

First 3 Minutes of "Shoot-Out" NOW ONLINE!!!

We've uploaded the first 3 minutes of our independent action/drama/thriller "Shoot-Out" It is the story of two men playing a basketball game 1 on the death. It has recently made the cover of "Hoops Magazine" and been featured at

Check it out, let us know what you think, pass it on

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"Shoot-Out" Featured on

"Shoot-Out" is featured in the 'Streetball News' section of We must thank Brad who runs the site for including our DVD. The site is a great source for all hoops fans and especially for those with a streetball fervor. It is updated frequently and has great news, reviews, interviews, links and more. We strongly recommend checking it out.

ADitude gives "Shoot-Out" 4 Stars!!!!

We have just received a Four Star Review from ADitude Advertising after sending them a copy of our film.  They have also listed it among they're DVD's to see!   Here's what they had to say.

"Shoot–Out" is a unique and exciting film that explores a one on one basketball game to the finish! This action packed film includes some really great and intense acting by all included! You can literally feel the heat as these 2 great basketball players make a bet that you'll never forget!! "Shoot -Out" will leave it's audience wanting more on the court! This film was made by David, Tyshawn, Daniel at Dream Regime Productions and you can order the DVD today at

For more on ADitude please visit ADitude Advertising or stop by their MySpace

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Opening Minutes of "Shoot-Out" Online 10/10/06

To meet the demand and inquiries we are receiving, we've decided to put the opening minutes of our critically acclaimed film "Shoot-Out" online tomorrow 10/10/06. We are excited to give many of you an opportunity to see how the storytelling unfolds and more to sink yourselves into beyond the movie trailer.

To date, the film has only been available through film festivals, private screenings or on DVD.

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Amazing Review! - Hollywood Is Talking

We have just received an amazing review from (HIT) Hollywood Is Talking.

Here's a quote,   "Shoot-Out is a nice calling card for these guys' careers."

Here is the full review, HIT reviews Shoot-Out


Got Your DVD?

We hope to add you to this photo collage in the near future.

Saturday, September 30, 2006

"Shoot-Out" on Cover of Hoops Magazine!!!

We can hardly believe this one! Wow! Incredible news for us. Our critically acclaimed independent basketball film has been put on the cover of Hoops Magazine! This came out of nowhere. Just as amazing as our film being put on the cover and the incredible article they wrote on "Shoot-Out" is the story on how all this came to be.

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Several months ago we contacted Hoops hoping for a review or interview. We were politely rejected and in most cases that would be that. We stayed on them and continued to make our case as to why the film should be looked at. We were given a few more rejections and then we stopped hearing from them all together.

Just to have the last word, we mailed it off to them and on the envelope put "Must See. One Basketball the Death!" We then forgot about it and continued about our business. The part coming up shows that prayers can be answered.

An intern at Hoops became curious about our package which had been sitting around in the mail room for weeks. He opened it up and played the movie to see how bad it was. Turns out he loved it and so he began showing people around the office. By the end of the week the whole office had seen it and it was passed onto the chief editor. We were then contacted and you see the results.

We are overwhelmed and we cannot thank Hoops Magazine enough! Your praise and dubbing it "Best Hoops Movie You've Never Heard Of...Until Now" is awesome!

We are doing our best to promote the film and to have more people see it. This should help us tremendously. To go along with this big news, we are putting the first three minutes of the film online in the very near future so please stay tuned.

To those who don't own the DVD, please show your support by picking it up through We have put a lot of hard work and effort into the project and we believe you will see that work shine through.

Monday, September 25, 2006

We are putting the first 3 Minutes of "Shoot-Out" Online!!!

We are excited about this news! In the near future we will be providing everyone with access to the world wide web an opportunity to see the opening of our critically acclaimed short film, "Shoot-Out" We'll give you a disclaimer though, the last three minutes are even better!

Stay tuned!

FCP Podcast Reviews "Shoot-Out"

"Shoot-Out" received an amazing review from independent filmmaking resource F.C.P. Podcast and we decided to create a video tribute to celebrate and enhance your listening experience. You have to check this out!

We strongly recommend other independent filmmakers to listen to this and then get in contact with FCP. They are located in our Top Friends section.

Here's the FCP Podcast Review of "Shoot-Out"

Dream Regime Productions

We've Added a New Video Online

For those of you who missed the 2nd Annual HollyShorts Film Festival or for those of you who want to revisit the event put on by Theo Dumont and Daniel Sol. This footage was produced and shot by Karen Worden, edited by David Branin and features music from 2Deep.

Here is the link, HollyShorts 2006 - An Inside Look


Time to get your first look at our next project!

We just added Exclusive Screenshots to the Honey, I'm Home Myspace Page

Visit and take a look at the new pics!

Monday, September 04, 2006


Make it a dirty dozen for "Shoot-Out" as in 12 Official Selections for our critically acclaimed short film about two men playing a game of 1-on-1 the death.  It is written & directed by David Branin and stars Tyshawn Bryant and Daniel Sol.

For more on "Shoot-Out" please visit our official site

Believe it or not, it will be Shoot-Out's second screening in Wichita Falls, TX.     IFFYNTX will run from Friday October 27th - Sunday October 29th.  The film schedule and venues will be released soon.

For the latest information please visit

Also check out their myspace page

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Our latest Thriller Now Over 50,000 Views

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"Tyshawn Bryant Needs Your Help!" has been featured on and has appeared on more than a dozen

other websites. It's views have now surpassed the 50,000 mark.

It remains crucial for you to view this video and pass it on!

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

HollyShorts 2006 Announces Award Winners!!!


Avie Luthras Lucky Takes Home Top Honors and Best Foreign Short Award

Daniele Ferraro Gets $2500 studio rental package from Casablanca Studios in Palm Springs to shoot her next movie with Women in Film Award

HOLLYWOOD August 14, 2006 The 2nd Annual HollyShorts, Short Film Festival came to a close Sunday evening at Cinespace: Digital Superclub in Hollywood with top honors of Best Short and Best Foreign short going to Avie Luthra for her short film Lucky.

The event brought together filmmakers and audiences from around the world with 53 short films screened and 51 in competition. The award ceremony, which drew a packed house of filmmakers and enthusiasts, was followed by a special musical performance by R&B group 2Deep.

The audience choice award for day 1 went to Spin, Directed by Jamin Winans while audience choice for day 2 went to Maxi Doodles, Directed by Bronston Jones. The Stash Animation Award drew a tie with Kat Kosmalas Linear Progression and Eduardo Martin Julves Valle Parasio sharing the crown for Best Animated Short. The Women in Film Award went to Daniele Ferraro for her outstanding work as writer, producer and actress in Dirty Mary. With the win Ferraro was awarded free studio time to shoot her next movie courtesy of Casablanca Studios in Palm Springs with a total value of $2500.

Additional Award winners included:

Lovinsa Kasuma won the Best Documentary Award, presented by for her short film Rape for Who I am.

Best Comedic Short presented by The Dreamhouse Ensemble went to Bronston Jones for his short Maxi Doodles.

Varda Hardy took home The Best Short Screenplay Award presented by Creative Screenwriting Magazine for her short film Window.

Best Cinematography presented by New York Film Academy went to the directing duo of Honey for their short film Ozone.

Best Drama went to Matteo Servente for his short film Dammi il La (Run and Look).

About HollyShorts
HollyShorts, Short Film Festival is an annual short film festival showcasing the best and brightest short films from around the globe. HollyShorts is devoted to the advancement filmmakers through screenings, Q&A sessions and networking events. The HollyShorts Film festival showcases the top short films produced 30- minutes or less. For more information, please visit

Friday, August 11, 2006

Our new Horror/Thriller - Now over 15,000 Views!!!

We now have over 15,000 Views of "TYSHAWN BRYANT NEEDS YOUR HELP!" and the video is now featured on

It is crucial for you to view this and forward it on to everyone you know.  Please Help Tyshawn!

Here is the direct link -

Thursday, August 10, 2006

"Shoot-Out" DVD Re-Release in 5 Days!!!

The countdown is here. The first shipment sold out!!!
The second shipment is almost here!

Beginning on AUGUST 15th, we will begin selling copies of "Shoot-Out" the DVD through our official webpage

or you can order through our myspace page

Monday, August 07, 2006


It is crucial for you to view this

and forward it to everyone you know.

Please help Tyshawn!


Sunday, August 06, 2006

Our Official Webiste is Now Live!!!

We might be jumping the gun just a bit as there are a few sections of the site which will be updated, but we want you to see what we have been working on.  We are excited and proud to invite you to visit our brand new website.

Alright stop reading about it, click here and bookmark it.

A lot more coming!

Monday, July 31, 2006

Daniel Sol Interview with

Dream Regime's own Daniel Sol does more than act (Religious Freaks Gone Wild, Bodywash Spoof, Shoot-Out), he also shares responsibilities with Theo Dumont  as co-founder and co-producer of the HollyShorts Film Festival.  The festival is right around the corner, taking place August 11th -13th, 2006.  The amount of press he is receiving is magnifying.  Here is an interview he just completed with, a great site that offers features, news, trailers, articles, interviews and message boards. 

HollyShorts Interview with

Daniel does a great job with this one!

Tyshawn Bryant among Celebrities at Showtime "Weeds" Party

The Dream Regime's own Actor/Producer Tyshawn Bryant was among the celebrity guest list at 2006 Showtime's "Weeds" Premiere Party.  Here he is pictured with "Weeds" star Kevin Nealon.

Friday, July 28, 2006

Our First Shipment of "Shoot-Out" DVD's Have Just SOLD OUT!!!!!

It's great news and sad news at the same time! We are thrilled with the positive response to our "Shoot-Out" DVD. We hope to sell many more copies. The sad news is we must apologize to those who have ordered the DVD and must wait for our next shipment to come in Please be patient with us. We ordered more DVD's this time around to help meet the demand. We've been told that the order has gone right to the presses so we are not expecting a long delay. We will get your DVD to you as soon as we get them. Thanks to all who have supported us and have purchased the DVD. We wanted to keep the first shipment to a reasonable goal that we could surpass. You helped us meet that goal. We certainly appreciate all of you. We have a way of thanking you which will be announced in the upcoming weeks.

Our best,

David, Tyshawn, Daniel

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Jacob Magnuson in LA TIMES!!!

Jacob Magnuson, star of "Honey I'm Home" was recently featured in a LA Times Review for a play he is also starring in entitled, "Rock and Roll Heaven."  He is noted in the Review as a "gem in the rough" along with two of his co-stars.

"Honey I'm Home" is in post-production.  The rough cut has come out great and we are excited to finish the film and share it with you.

Here's what the LA Times Review looks like.  Jacob plays the role of Jesus and is seen on the left in the photo.

Friday, July 21, 2006

Pasadena Star News/San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Whittier Daily News

Pasadena Star News/San Gabriel Valley Tribune and Whittier Daily News all featured a Review of "Shoot-Out" by Vernor Rodgers. It was a full page Review that talks about our independent basketball classic. It appeared in June 29th's Entertainment Section of the newspaper with Pirates of the Caribbean 2 on the cover. We've just received copies. Great to have a review in print, especially when you work so hard and put so much effort in. We cannot thank you enough Vernor. Here's what it looks like.

Sunday, July 16, 2006

The TRUTH behind "Religious Freaks Gone Wild!"

We have received a lot of inquiries whether or not "Religious Freaks Gone Wild" is real or not. There has been a tremendous amount of discussion and controversy surrounding the subject since we posted the video clip online in March.

Whatever truth you see in this video is the truth you are meant to see.

You will believe what you want to believe.

Whether you love the video or hate the video, if it strikes a chord within you, it has done what it is supposed to do.

Thursday, July 06, 2006


With the success "Shoot-Out" has been having, we decided to recut and post a Brand New Trailer.

If you have a YouTube account, please Comment on it.

Thank you for your support!

Click above or click here, BRAND NEW SHOOT-OUT TRAILER

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

"Shoot-Out" mention in the Brainerd Dispatch Newspaper!

"Shoot-Out" which was showcased at EgoFest in Brainerd, MN is mentioned as one of the "Best of the Festival" by entertainment editor John Hansen of Brainerd Dispatch.

Here is what he wrote,

"Shootout, David Branin, California - A great premise: Two men play a one-on-one basketball game to the death. One guy is cocky, saying he's never lost a game with a bet riding on it; the other wants to put him in his place (or in the ground). It's plenty intense just watching the hoops action, which naturally comes down to sudden death. After the game, things really get interesting as moral questions are raised."

Here is the full article, "It's plenty intense just watching the hoops action"

Monday, June 26, 2006

Video: "Shoot-Out" at the Short Mondays Film Festival NOW AVAILABLE!!!

Internet Exclusive! Inside look at our film "Shoot-Out" at the Short Mondays Film Festival at CineSpace in Hollywood, CA. Yes, we were in the house along with Sharon Stone.

Special Thanks to DreamArtists Studios for providing us the song we use in the clip, "Matt's Jam"

Click above or click here, 3 Minute Video Clip

Tyshawn Bryant along with Shaquille O'Neal, Marlon Wayans, Rashad McCants, Keenan Ivory Wayans

Great to see the star of "Shoot-Out" mentioned with other prominent names in the entertainment industry and professional sports.

Actor/Producer Tyshawn Bryant was offered Special Thanks by Club Touch and DJ Eque's Friday Night Out for his appearance on June 9th.  Others thanked include Shawn Wayans, LenDale White, George Gore II, Sean Patrick Thomas, Gold Medalist Maurice Green, Sam Cassell, Bill Maher, Ron Artest, and Gabrielle Union to name a few.

For the entire list of "Special Thanks" please visit,

"Shoot-Out" Screens at EgoFest!!!

For all the additional information you need visit,

Saturday, June 17, 2006

"Shoot-Out" receives 3/4 Stars from Cinema Crazed!

We just received a 3/4 Stars from Cinema Crazed! Felix Vasquez, Jr has this to say about Shoot-Out, "Branin's directing is utterly electric as he knows how to alleviate and build the tension not only between these two egotistic young men, but really keeps the audience watching while they battle on the basketball court."

Here is the full review, "A well crafted exceptional piece of filmmaking"

If you are a filmmaker who wants your film reviewed, you have to get it into Cinema Crazed.

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Make it 10 Film Festivals for "Shoot-Out"! We're going to Miami!

"Shoot-Out" has been named an Official Selection to the 1st Miami Independent Film and Music Festival!  Huge news for us, as Co-Star Daniel Sol was born and raised in Miami.  All his friends and family now have a chance to see him on the big screen and offer their support!  The momentum builds.

More on the Festival:   The Miami Independent Film and Music Festival is a first year festival dedicated to supporting artist whose talents have been overlooked. We are looking to present their talents in a format which glorifies them for their sweat, blood and tears. With two musical stages, and two theaters, the festival blends the music and film industry seamlessly under one roof. Come out and see what will be one of the greatest Indie spectacles in the South East!

It will take place on July 29th at the..

The Roxy Theater
1645 SW 107TH AVE
MIAMI FL. 33165

Real Quotes from Real People on "Shoot-Out"

"Shoot-Out" Official Selection Wichita Falls Film Festival

We are very proud to have our film "Shoot-Out" be an Official Selection to the Wichita Falls Film Festival!  We are on a roll!

On the weekend of July 14, the first Wichita Falls Film Fest will be held at the Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University in Wichita Falls, TX. More info will be added as it comes along! Please check back often! If you would like to submit a film, please visit the site at

You can also visit Wichita Falls Film Festival MySpace Page!

The Launching of "Honey, I'm Home!" MySpace Page

Our last two internet shorts, "Religious Freaks Gone Wild" and "Bodywash Spoof" have combined for over 1 million views.

On deck is "Honey I'm Home!"  For this one, we collaborated with Def Films.  This one is going to win over audiences worldwide.  It comes highly anticipated.  It stars Actor/Model/Comedian Jacob Magnuson and Actress Karen Worden.  Written and Directed by David Branin the acclaimed filmmaker of "Shoot-Out."  Cinematography and Editing completed by Def Films own, Vincent Martinez.    


Visit and Add our brand new MySpace page to your network!

Honey, I'm Home! MySpace Page


Friday, May 26, 2006

"Shoot-Out" DVD Release Party Footage

Internet Exclusive! Shoot-Out DVD Release Party Footage. Special Thanks to for sponsoring the event, The Space Theater for hosting the event, and to Karen Worden for capturing all this footage.

"Shoot-Out" DVD Release Party Footage

"Shoot-Out" Screens in Tuscon This Saturday May 27th!!!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

'Shoot-Out" to have Major Screening in Los Angeles

We have been notified of our Official Selection to the Short Mondays Short Film Festival which is currently held at CineSpace the first Monday of each Month. "Shoot-Out" is one of six films that will screen in front of 300+ Audience Members. The screenings are followed up with Q&A sessions with the Filmmakers.

Our movie will screen Monday, June 5th at CineSpace.

SHORT MONDAYS is a monthly short film festival. But its not only about the specific films that are being screened: it's also a place to see emerging (and established) filmmakers and network in a more casual atmosphere than a theater screening. When Sir Sean Connery attended, he was approachable because of the relaxed setting. Gary Oldman, Kevin Pollack, Bruce Davison, Allison Janney, Clancy Brown, Christine Taylor, Richard T. Jones, Claudia Schiffer, Jason Lewis and John Stamos are among the actors who have had shorts screened by Short Mondays. When they've been in town, these actors have come out to support their filmmakers.

Through Short Mondays, filmmakers have been accepted into other film festivals, such as the San Diego Film Festival. Directors have also obtained their first jobs directing full length features because of the work they screened at Short Mondays.

Short Mondays is run by Deirdre Murphy and Elise Rothberg, with invaluable assistance from their Advisory Board, and hosted by Tonight Show and E! Channel veteran Brett Walkow.

More information on this event coming soon!

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Filmmaker David Branin Interviewed by Sharp Radio Network

Benjamin Pratt of the Sharp Radio Network was

able to grab this exclusive interview with the man behind

"Shoot-Out" Writer/Director David Branin.

Visit Sharp Radio Network and click on "Freedom from Whoopi"

The interview will only be there for a few more days.

Friday, May 12, 2006 Sponsors "Shoot-Out" DVD Release Party

This Sunday's event continues to grow. Executive Producer Tyshawn Bryant has struck a deal to have invite their members and to have a presence at our event.

The Guest List is over 50 strong and continues to grow.

"Shoot-Out" is the critically acclaimed film of Two Men playing a basketball game of 1 on 1...TO THE DEATH. The film stars Tyshawn Bryant and Daniel Sol and was written and directed by David Branin.

The film has been screened from coast to coast and in the UK. We're going to project the film onto the big screen for this special night.

"Shoot-Out" Screening Party
Sunday May 14th
Space Theater
665 N. Heliotrope
Hollywood, CA 90004
Doors open: 8:00 pm

Admission only $15
Includes Screening, DVD, and Open Bar
The disc contains over an hour of DVD Exclusives

Our Last Two Films Combine for over 1/2 Million Views!!!

We have experienced a lot of success with our last two films, "Bodywash Spoof" and "Religious Freaks Gone Wild" Both have set the internet on fire appearing on dozens upon dozens of websites. Don't worry, there is a lot more coming, starting with next week's release of our Limited Edition "Shoot-Out" DVD which contains over an hour of bonus materials.

"Bodywash Spoof"

"Religious Freaks Gone Wild"


After being delayed, we will shoot our next film, "Honey, I'm Home" on May 22nd. We also have another Surprise Film that we will release in June or July.