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16 January

Posted: January 16th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

I am not much on reviews but I am going to attempt one of Bad Kids of Crestview Academy, the film Ben directed and reprises his role as janitor Max. Teen slash movies are not a favorite of mine (even when I was the target audience!). Ben had told me this would be different and have a bit more humor in it.  When you are a fan of someone you worry What if this is crap? each time a new venture is embarked on! The film is based on a graphic novel and there are some clever shots where a comic shot or panel is inserted and blends into the live action.  I enjoyed this  much more than I expected! The kids as Ben has said in interviews did a great job and the adults, especially Sean Astin, gave the movie some good moments. Ben fans get a treat with a brief ultra creepy scene that features Max , that was disturbing yet….”hot”. The pacing ( I have no idea the real term!) kept the story moving . Often when you watch something you are not that keen on it will drag. I experienced none of that feeling. Another thing I enjoyed was the music.  The original music was quite good for a small budget film, not relying on just a few “hip” sounding songs thrown in.


The film is available for rent or purchase on Amazon and iTunes as well as dvd.



11 January

Posted: January 11th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | No Comments »

To promote the release of Bad Kids of Crestview Academy Ben is doing an AMA on Reddit today. I confirmed it is real so go forth. Thanks to Scaper Victoria for the heads up!

6 January

Posted: January 6th, 2017 | Author: | Filed under: News | Tags: , , , | 1 Comment »

Don’t forget next week on 13 January, Bad Kids of Crestview Academy will open in select cities followed by a widespread digital release the following day. So if you are in  NYC,the Bay area, Chicago, Austin, LA, Boston, DC, Philadelphia, or Seattle get out and see Ben’s directorial debut!! He LOVED directing! He also reprises his role as Max.