War is Peace. Freedom is Slavery! The Bill of Rights has been relegated to a Bill of "Rough Guidelines" and America is the undisputed ivory tower of morality for the planet - whether the planet likes it or not. Welcome to the bright future of the Neo-Conservative mind. Neo-Con: The Age of Treason is the definitive film about the Neo-Con, Neo-Think and the New World Order as described by the Society of the New American Century. Mark Jackal (Scott Galant) is an ultra-conservative talk radio host with a flair for double think. When he is contacted by his elderly mentor Spraticus (Jared Starr) in his last days of life, he rushes to his side. But Spraticus's sinister plans for the future may be even too uncompassionately conservative for Jackal. When Spraticus's trophy wife, Jamie (Justin Karoway-Waterhouse) and the bright, beautiful, go-getter, Damiana (Kelly Byrne), enter the mix - it's a recipe for an ideological dogmatic explosion! Neo-Con: The Age of Treason is a roller-coaster ride that takes viewers from the dingy fear-mongering catacombs of the Neo-Conservative mind to the infinite possibilities offered up by Indra's Net. When you buy Neo-Con: The Age of Treason on DVD, you'll also get and get The Knife and The Dirty Mime FREE as well as a rich offering of other special features - Click Here for details. Rock'n with Satan is a nostalgic musical look at the decade that brought us Ronald Regan, acid washed jeans and The Smurfs. Justin Karoway-Waterhouse stars as a loner high school student that is in a rock n' roll band (White Scorpion) with Jared Starr. One day, after school the two boys discover an ancient text that they unwittingly use to summon up from hell, the evil demon of heavy metal music, Radical-Z! Radical-Z tempts the two boys to play his demonic, anarchy-inspiring music that is aimed at the destruction of America's social fabric. After first being wooed, the two boys eventually realize his plot, but is it too late to save the world from the terrible damage that has already been done? Will Radical-Z and his army of mad rockers take over America? Rock'n with Satan ships with 3 bonus pages/shorts: The Cat Lover, Dingo Jack: Endangered Species Hunter, and An American Sasquatch in Heat. Plus, if you buy Rock'n with Satan on DVD, you'll also get Clarence Homo Sapien and Sexual Predator as well as a rich offering of other special features - Click Here for details. Enter a mind-shifting realm of distorted perspective without chemical assistance in the most reality-bending trip ever manifested on film! The Knife will burn it's vision into your reality forever! Walter Angel, (Jared Starr) is a by-the-book businessman with a charitable streak. When he allows his old frat buddy, Jean-Paul (Justin Karoway-Waterhouse), to stay at his home, it seems as though the worst thing will be Jean-Paul's psycho-emotional outbursts. But all that changes when Walter enters into a decadent and sensual union with Jean-Paul's french-fried girlfriend, Echinacea (Kelly), and Jean-Paul finds an ancient Knife that is still very sharp! Jean-Paul cuts into Walter and Echinacea's lives with all the precision of a trained Israeli interrogationist/ torturer as he peers and spies into the increasingly intense affair between Walter and Echinacea! Will Walter be able the eject Jean-Paul from his life and make it out alive? Will he keep his head? Or will he lose his mind to the drug known as TERROR? With a fantastic inhibitionless cast and an ending show-down that is as psychologically gruesome as it is physical, The Knife is a trip you'll take with you for the rest of your days! Scroll below to check out some moments from the film or CLICK to watch the movie trailer. When you buy The Knife on DVD, you'll also get Neo-Con:The Age of Treason and The Dirty Mime free as well as a rich offering of other special features - Click Here for details. Clarence Homo Sapien explores a muddy relationship between Mick, a reclusive novelist played by Justin Karoway-Waterhouse and Clarence (Jared Starr) that slowly twists and contorts in upon itself as Clarence becomes more obsessed with Mick. One day, Mick decides to place a classified ad in the newspaper looking for some help in cleaning up around his home. When he gets Clarence, everything seems fine at first until Clarence becomes increasingly demanding of Mick's affection, culminating in a golf club attack on Mick's best friend, David Parmenter, and his immortal beloved car. Shot entirely on DV and processed in a new style never before seen, Clarence is a front-runner in a new breed of edgy, no-holds-barred, digital cinema. When you buy Clarence Homo Sapien on DVD, you'll also get Rock'n with Satan and Sexual Predator free as well as a rich offering of other special features - Click Here for details. Sexual Predator peers into the gritty run-in between two newlyweds (Justin Karoway-Waterhouse and Dawn-Marie Bigelow) and a wild mountain man played by Jared Starr. Based on the old Zone 5 Pictures short, Willie (1995), this updated, all-grown-up version takes the mountain man-on-man action to new heights (and depths). On a sunny vacation in the pastoral fields and rivers of the Rocky Mountains, Two hikers enjoy a long weekend backpacking trip. Unfortunately, they do not enjoy the knowledge that they are being silently and very deliberately stalked by a slick, suave and devastatingly sexy young mountain-man that has one (or two) things on his mind (only he's not thinking with his brain)! The dashing young mountain-man first attacks and attempts to sexually assault the young woman but is chased away by the man's trusty six-shooter. Following the initial attack, is a documentation of the sickest assault/seduction on record to-date! The film closes with an ultra-stylized, extreme sexual assault/ fight/ action sequence that demands several instant replays. When you buy Sexual Predator on DVD, you'll also get Rock'n with Satan and Clarence: Homo Sapien free as well as a rich offering of other special features - Click Here for details. Imagine that you wake up one day to find a big red pimple has exploded in the middle of your forehead. Put make up on? Wear a hat? Leave the country? What do you do? Well for Vincent Ballard (Daniel Fontain), his problem extends a bit further. About six feet further to be exact. You see, since Vincent was born, he has been the proud owner of two giant antennae that telescope out from the sides of his head. When he turns around, you either duck or get clothes-lined! Feelers is a story about this unique individual that explores prejudice, self-confidence and how incredulous a movie plot can be, and still be plausible. One day after Vincent has given a lecture at work, a young woman named Jen (Maureen Sullivan) approaches him and asks him out. After the initial shock, and a bit of teasing from his long time "off-the-grid" gun-nut compadre, Gabe (Justin Karoway-Waterhouse), he begins a shaky off-the-wall romance that literally tears apart his entire life to bits. And matters get even crazier when Vincent discovers that a freak-show carnie, played by Edward G. Robinson,that had tried to kidnap him as a kid (and in trying accidentally killed his grandmother) is back in town. Feelers was started in back in 1996, when the script was first written by Adam Starr. After about a year and four more drafts of the script, the final shooting script was completed. In February of 1997 an open casting call was hend. It was the largest casting call ever preformed by Zone 5, with more than 50 respondents trying out for the many parts. Most participants were from local theater companies and the like, but a few "amateur" actors also scored roles, impressing everyone with their natural talent at the time of the call. By March of that same year, production had started. The first scenes to shoot were the opening "bar scenes", which were shot on location at "Ralph's" in Worcester, MA. On the first day, an entire van was packed full of various production equipment for one of the most intensive shoots of the film. Included was one pair of "almost dried" latex feelers. Shooting progessed for some 40 weeks until the lasts shots were completed in December of '97. Post production and editing lasted the whole of '98, with thirty or so complex CGI (Computer Generated Image) shots to reckon with before the project could be completed. Some of the more interesting shoots were the "Dance party" where a dozen dancers dawned all the silver clothing that they could find and danced away for about four hours in an old abandoned factory (complete with wandering vagrants). Also of note were the scenes that depicted a racist cult (dubbed the CCC in the film). The shooting of these scenes had to be geographicly moved several times because of various threats recieved by the producers by people that seemed to object to the portrayl of a racist group as being "the bad guys". But by far, one of the wildest shoots was of the big "clown attack" sequence. This scene involved about a half dozen clowns attacking Dan Fontain and Justin Karoway-Waterhouse with whatever was around. These found weapons included devil stix, foam bats, squirting flowers, hackey sacks and balloons. Head Master follows a boy (Jared Starr) that discovers a stone head in a stream. After he gets the head back to his home and properly cleans it, the head begins to make demands of the boy. At first he is resistant, but he soon learns the true mind control powers of the head when it demands that he bring it the human flesh of his closest friends (Justin Karoway-Waterhouse). An inky black comedy at heart, Head Master was shot on Hi8 over the summer of 1997 and posted on an Avid MCX later that fall. The production was done from a rough story outline that was "fleshed-out" as shooting commenced. In fact, the lead, J Starr, wasn't told what the story was about ahead of time at all. He was simply given the information he needed for the scene at hand and told to "run with it". This provided for the truly dynamic performance that was necessary in order to keep the character of the boy in the dark about the heads progressively more carnal demands. Head Master ships with the short film, Trabajo after the feature. It's 2 movies for the price of 1! Weekend Warriors builds on the idea that people will severely underdevelop socially given the right amount of isolation and introversion. The story opens with a pent up businessman, Jared, and a looser party-man, Justin, being teamed up on a team building retreat. Everything is going well until their car breaks down in the middle of nowhere and Jared is forced to trek through the woods on Justin's heals. Some dignity is lost, some lessons are learned and a true bond forms from the ashes of Jared's former self. Weekend Warriors is the first of Zone 5 Pictures's collaborative pieces with Whimzer Entertainment. The shooting was done on new cutting edge DV technology and post production was executed on a high-end non-linear editing system. Pay especially close attention to the very end of the film that promises its audiences a solid 60 seconds of intense laughter. People Lead Such Important Lives follows a group of three hikers as they adventure up into the Northern reaches of Maine on the dawn of a new millenium. Justin (Justin Karoway-Waterhouse) is a young eager tech journal writer, Kate (Kelly Derrickson) is a co-worker and John (John Damon) is her local boyfriend. Kate and John are going through some bumpy times and this may be a last outing for them both, as Kate may be moving away from New England to persue her writing career abroad. Justin is simply along for the ride. When they arrive, a ranger informs them that a meteor had impacted in the woods the night before. They set out into the woods and before long come upon herds of strange new plants and animals, inculding some that might be thinking of taking mankind's questionable place at the top of the food chain. People Lead Such Important Lives was shot in a looser, less rigid manner to allow the actors free reign to take the characters to the extremes that they wish. Also, computer insertion of the creatures allowed the production to shoot however it liked without lugging around expensive and heavy animatronics. Alcoholica follows the day-to-day routines of two guys that share an apartment. One (Jared Starr) spends his time job hunting, while the other spends most of his day drifting about doing nothing (well, nothing usefull or important). One day, the job hunter finds that he can't handle the pressure anymore and is convinced by his friend to take the first drink of his life. He is instantly hooked. Every wakeing moment he spends wringing out every alcohol soaked rag to get his fill. This escalates until he turns to the worst narcotic of all - marajuana! Alcoholica is the first directing effort of Justin Karoway-Waterhouse; his unique style shows up very powerfully in the presentation of a story that on the surface seems more appropriate as fodder for an after school special than a pitch black comedy. DYKWYCA... RN? captures twenty minutes in the intertwined lives of to people brought together by chance and held together by obsession. Jared Starr plays a college student driving home from college to visit with his parents. On the way he chances to see a man broken down on the side of the road. Shot on super-slow speed black and white 16mm film, DYKWYCA... RN? is the most expensive film (for its length) ever to pass through the Zone 5 Pictures pipeline. It was shot in close conjunction with another upcoming film also on 16mm which brings the dual pricetag up to over $1000 for the two pages/shorts, which are intertwined in a way that is sure to surprise anyone who pays close attention. Willie was the first presentable piece of work done by Zone 5 Pictures. The story begins with a hiker walking through the woods. He hears some rustling in the bushes. He pushes on but when he hears a high- pitched scream, it startles him to the point that he drops and spills his Gatorade. A bit nervous, he continues on, eventually bumping into a strange man dressed head to toe in long underwear. This would all be well and good except that the man quickly turns and gives chase. The rest of the film documents the attack and aftermath. Willie was an interesting shoot in that it was done in a variety of different locations. The opening scenes are in the green woods, the action then moves to the open waters of the middle of a lake and then into the blackened cellar of an old burned down log cabin. When it first aired on a public access channel in 1995, it drew such criticisms from the general public as being "disturbingly violent" and "sick" and some other more positive, but less amusing comments. Lost Cause opens with the vicious murder of an unknown man by three assailants. After the crime, the deceased's daughter enters, having heard the gunshots, and is terrified to find her father dead. Immediately, the super head honcho killer moves to tie up this loose end. Everything seems to be taken care of right? Well, not all of the hitmen are okay with the idea of killing a little girl. In particular, the rookie of the group, who grabs the girl, nd books it out of the place. Now the stage is set for a game of cat and mouse in the snowdrifts of a New England landscape. This time, revenge is colder than ever! The heart of the bad guy was not the only frozen item involved in the production of this half hour film. Almost every scene took place in the freezing cold outdoors. This presented a problem for actors and crew as they attempted to brave the elements to get the shots. In one shot as Justin Karoway-Waterhouse rounds a corner in the first chase scene, the cold is particularly obvious. The wind is so powerful during this shot that the camera actually vibrates. Another shot to keep an eye open for is a crane shot later in this same scene that was done by tossing a rope over a 30 foot high tree limb and hoisting the camera up as it rolled. This was also a very risky shot, as there was no one under the camera to catch it in the event that it might fall. Steven's Room is presented by Ariescope Pictures in association with Zone 5 Pictures. This movie is the first horror movie to be produced by the two production companies in collaboration. Based on an original concept by Adam Green (writer of Coffee and Donuts - Touchstone Pictures), Steven's Room weaves the tale of Jack (played by veteran haunted house guide Lester Campagna), an evil sorcerer from an evil New England town, as he searches the night for children to abduct. This horror movie, cut from the classic horror mold, takes place at Halloween and is a riot to watch while under influences. If you like Steven's Room, you may also enjoy, Do You Know Where Your Children Are... Right Now?. If you like Halloween movies like Steven's Room, you'll also enjoy, The Dirty Mime ! Full of lurid sexual content and involving children in the action (of the story), Steven's Room is a sure fire Halloween classic! Click to experience the Official Steven's Room Website! Trabajo, which means "I work" in spanish, was shot in the tradition of Head Master, meaning that it was shot basicly in order. It used the now archeic ideas of machismo for its point of humor. The film opens with a student trying to convince a laborer to allow the student to work for him. The laborer resists and spends much of his time trying to one up the student at everything in order to keep himself looking and feeling virile. After a delightful musical interlude/posturing session, during which the laborer challenges the student to a Battle Royalle, the two duke it out in a swamp. For this scene Jared Starr dawned a skin tight muscle suit in order to look the part. Trabajo is about the age old question of tradition vs. progress. At the end of the movie there is a special treat in store for the audience that incorporates a specially designed computer generated city, complete with traffic, mile high skyscrapers and some very hard pavement. Trabajo is available for sale packaged with Head Master after the feature. It's 2 movies for the price of 1! Jared, one of the founding cornerstones of Zone 5, specializes in portraying unsavoury characters of low morals. He is not only a key contributor to scripts and pre-production, but an invaluable asset as a hired production hand and an on-set morale officer. On off time Jared hosts a half-hour controversial talk show-styled comedy entitled The Jared Starr Show. Topics and show themes have ranged from singing musical numbers to programs on how to reconstruct a dollar bill from shredded money to a completely silent show. Phoned in compliments and complaints register as equally as diverse and unexpected. Future plans for Jared include an unsuccessful bid for local public office and the honor of being the first human to step foot on Mars. The latter (it is hoped) will propel Jared through his successful campaign for the US Presidency. Justin has been working with Zone 5 Pictures since its conception back in the early 90's. He specializes in steering films away from the mainstream currents of the time, thereby insisting upon making films that no one likes. Justin works most often as an actor but also participates heavily in story writing, plot development and the composition of music for film scores. Justin is a college drop out (citing conspiring teachers as his "excuse"), but is an accomplished carpenter's apprentice and farmer. Justin's interests include the following list of activities: religis studies klown reserch abandond carnivul x-ploarashun tranghendenshil suerjury thinking of dum stuf Emmy Award Winning Cinematographer, Adam Starrís work has appeared on NBC, ABC, Discovery Channel, PBS, Royal Caribbean Cruise Ships and has played theatrically in venues from small social cinema events to Hoyt's Multiplex Theaters in New York City. He has shot music videos for Country, Hip-Hop, Gothic, and Pop artists including work for the group Sister Sledge (We are Family). Shooting on 35mm film, HiDef, DV or whatever is required, Adamís attention to quality, creativity and innovation have continued to set his work apart from the rest. Adam's primary interests are cinematography, visual effects and direction, but has enjoyed several small stints as an actor. Adam's films are often characterized by their extreme post-modern slant (a characteristic that Adam likes to deny) and their fascination with the destructive vices of the film's characters. During time spent away from the cameras, lights and computers, Adam labors for several social reform organizations. Focusing a spotlight on truth has always been a main concern of Adamís - ever since he became conscious of the duality of the overt public reality and the covert (true) reality hidden beneath. Adam recently created the online community ďOnePlanet.usĒ, a social awareness organization using video and multimedia (the dominant communication media of the day) to spread awareness on topics ranging from self-actualization to political activity. Adam has also been working for the past 3 years on a (near completed) project to establish an active midwife clinic in Guatemala. This clinic is to aid in the survival of the Mayan culture, which was virtually wiped out by the U.S. military-industrial alliances present from the 1950ís to present. Since his very first projects using video and multimedia for the betterment of humanity, Adam Starrís work has been continually proved a successful catalyst for change. Whether on a focused or a massive scale, Adamís work always produces a discernable positive effect. . . . . . . . . . . . .