Monday, August 20, 2007

Take A Bow-Until 2008

The curtain has fallen, the popcorn has been swept up and we have finally have seen our guests home. The Co-op has grown so much due to the efforts of our collective of members. I want to thank our dear guests for their friendship and their mentorship, Jim Wynorski Lloyd Kaufman Dave Schlatter Tom Savini Mister Lobo The Queen of Trash (who by the way is a lovely gal) Conrad Brooks Eric Chatterjee Mark Burchett Jeff Dunn Ron Aberdeen John Huff Jay Edwards Dan Hall Jim O'Rear Peter John Ross Adam Shephard Randy DeFord At one point its was mentioned if a meteor was to hit Franklin, the B Movie industry would lose 50% of its practitioners. Our noble and fierce brother Steve "Papaw" Pyatte. We love you and will always remember the pioneering work you have done. We all owe a large debt of gratitude to our many volunteers, I will list them in no particular order. You people have shown your love for movies and the people who make them. We are so very proud to know you and work alongside you Carolyn Doyle Dave Rose Don Becker Tom Barker Jim Mannan Lee Vervoort Robin Panet Kehaulani Haydon Juanita Robson Roby Robson Allen Barket Joyce Barker Frank Gullo Corey Miller Jack Rooney Maura Buckle Thanks you to our great facilities Franklin College- Martha Clark-Pfifer ArtCraft Theater- Rob Shilts Johnson County Musum of History- Sarah Rogers Again the curtain has fallen....please take a well deserved bow. Viva La Co-op See you next year

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The B Movie Celebration begins August 17th in Franklin Indiana. This Celebration is a film fest of epic proportions. Part Film School, Part Film Festival and all don't want to miss The B Movie Celebration. Fan of old school horror flicks? A fan of camp and cheese? A fan of black and white science fiction flair? Then feast your eyes on some of the films to be shown in this three day event:

The Films
Barbarella The Blob, The Cry of The Winged Serpent , VIVA Forbidden Planet Man From Planet X The Terror of Tiny Town Toxic Avenger Three Barbecues The Cars That Ate Paris Damnation Alley Fall of The House of Usher I Married a Monster Cyxork 7 The Fly 587 The Great Train Robbery Chopping Mall Death Race 2000 Killer Klowns from Outer Space , Evil Dead , The Thing Cannibal Flesh Riot Horrors of War Tromeo and Juliet A Boy and His Dog Count Dracula and His Vampire Bride Dawn of The Dead Legend of the Sandsquatch Lost Skeleton of Cadavra Rabid Poultrygeist House on Haunted Hill Frankenstein vs. the Creature from Blood Cove Faster Pussycat Kill Kill Detour Flash Gordon Conquers The Universe Puppetmaster White Zombie Lost Empire Devil Rides Out, The Eat My Dust I Was A Teenage Werewolf 587 The Great Train Robbery The Stuff Big Baf Mama2 Lil' River Rats and the Adventure of the Lost Treasure, The Guyver Plan Nine From Outer Space Not of This Earth Bride of Frankenstein Re-Animator Soylent Green Return of The Swamp Thing
And Many more

Great Guests
Lloyd Kaufman, Founder of Troma Studios , *also recipient of LifeTime Achievement Award Jim Wynorski, Director of Over 75 B Movie Classics Tom Savini, Special Effects Make-up Innovator Conrad Brooks, Star of The Original Plan Nine From Outer Sapce Ron Aberdeen, U.K., Screenwriter Mister Lobo and Queen of Trash, Stars of Syndicated TV show CINEMA INSOMNIA Jim O'Rear Director Peter John Ross Director Horrors of War Dan Hall Director 587 Lil River Rats John Huff Writer Director Cyxork7, CHIPS and Kolchak:The Night Stalker Jay Edwards, Director/Producer Adult Swim, Stomp! Shout! Scream! Eric Chatterjee Indy Director Mark Burchett Indy Director Jeff Dunn Indy Director
and again many more

Great Seminars

Monday, July 30, 2007

The Cry of The Winged Serpent

The B Movie Celebration today announced that it had secured the rights to screen Cry of The Winged Serpent. The film produced by Roger Corman's Concorde-New Horizon tells the story of young man is given an amulet that can call upon the power of the mythical Winged Serpent which he uses to get revenge on those who have oppressed his people. Directed by Jamie Wagner and starring Maxwell Caulfield (Grease 2, Empire Records and La Femme Nikita) as well as Robert Beltran (Star Trek, Nixon and Night of The Comet).Jim Wynorski and Concorde New Horizon has gifted us with Cry of The Winged Serpent says Don Becker, The Indy Film Co-op Producer of showing and we are exceedingly grateful Cry of The Winged Serpent will be shown on the screens of The Historic ArtCraft Theatre at 9:30 PM August 17th in Franklin Indiana as part of The B Movie Celebration. A celebration of all cinematic B things being held August 17th thru 19th in Franklin, Indiana, the garden spot of the Mid West. The B Movie Celebration is an event unlike any other. Part film festival, part educational symposium and part circus. Over sixty classic B feature film films will be shown, including 'Forbidden Planet", "Night of The Living Dead" and "Death Race 2000". Appearing at The Celebration, will be Troma Studio founder Lloyd Kaufman, B Film Legend Jim Wynorski, Effects Guru Tom Savini and numerous other practitioners of the B movie art form. Tom Barker, of The B Movie Celebration, " What we want to build here is a tradition for Franklin, a tradition for the Mid West and a tradition for all fans of B Movies, now having a world premiere of a Hollywood feature film, well that?s just butter on top of the popcorn" Please go to and check out our schedule, you won't be sorry. You also can purchase tickets online at

Friday, July 27, 2007

The Indy Film Co-op is proud to have a Brownsburg resident, Steve ‘Papaw’ Pyatte, as Master of Ceremonies for the B MOVIE CELEBRATION during the weekend of August 17th through 19th in beautiful Franklin, Indiana. Pyatte is a self-professed fan of classic B science fiction and horror films. Just what is the B MOVIE CELEBRATION? Steve Pyatte explains. “Sixty classic B movies, B movie icons Kaufman, Wynorski, Savini and Brooks, loads of B filmmaking seminars, tons of filmmakers, screenwriters, special effect artists and actors galore, added to the hundreds and hundreds of B movie fans coming from everywhere - all gathered in one place to celebrate B movies and to simply have some fun.” The B MOVIE CELEBRATION is an event unlike any other and is not to be confused with a film festival. This weekend promises to be better than a three-ring circus for any B movie fan. Included in the great line up of over sixty feature B films to be shown are the classics, ‘The Day the Earth Stood Still’, the ‘Bride of Frankenstein’, 'Forbidden Planet", "Night of The Living Dead" and "Death Race 2000". Special guests appearing at The B MOVIE CELEBRATION will be Troma Studio founder Lloyd Kaufman, B film legend and maverick director, Jim Wynorski, special effect make-up guru Tom Savini and ‘Plan 9 from Outer Space’ B movie great, Conrad Brooks. Kaufman will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award. Other special guests include Midnight Movie Host, Mr. Lobo, horror director Jim O'Rear, . Pyatte states, “I am truly honored to have been asked to emcee this one of a kind event to celebrate B films and some of the pioneers associated with bringing them to us. To be onstage with these great inspirations will be a highlight of my career as a filmmaker.”“To those who attend, I promise that the B MOVIE CELEBRATION will be a fun weekend you will never forget. A fabulously fun weekend of B films.” says Pyatte. To see the complete schedule for the B MOVIE CELEBRATION or to purchase tickets please visit For further information email

Friday, July 6, 2007

Lloyd Kaufman to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award

The B Movie Movie Celebration is pleased to announce that the recipient of its first lifetime achievement award is Lloyd Kaufman of Troma Studios. A day long retrospective of “The Best of Troma” will be shown as well a a presentation by the King of B’s himself Lloyd Kaufman. The retrospective hosted by actor Steve “Papaw” Pyatte will occur on August 18th, 2007 at the historic ArtCraft Theatre in Franklin, Indiana.

In January 2000, Kaufman founded the TromaDance Film Festival in Park City, Utah. Determined to give independent film back to the people, Kaufman established a festival where there is no entry fee to filmmakers to submit their films, nor is there any admission charged to audience members. The TromaDance Film Festival presents a broad spectrum of films and film styles, creating an opportunity for everyone to put their own personal vision on film and have it seen. Kaufman is also a tireless innovator, constantly using new developments in technology to foster the growth of independent art. Kaufman has also earned the respect and trust of his peers in the independent filmmaking community. He has served as Executive Vice Chairman of the American Film Marketing Association (AFMA). Thanks to his vision of independent cinema’s future on the Internet, Kaufman was asked to help create and currently chairs AFMA’s New Technologies Opportunities Committee.

Monday, June 25, 2007