From Rob Matsushita

 

Knock Knock

From author Rob Matsushita.

Anthony Phillip Grover, a.k.a. Tony Bompicelli, a.k.a. "Tony The Bomb," former mobster from Claymore, New Jersey, now living in the Witness Protection Program in the pseudo-liberal town of Iver, Wisconsin.  
 
When a sex offender moves into Tony's neighborhood, Tony does not react well to that. Not at ALL. After over a decade of keeping a low profile, Tony's ready to start some major crime again...

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Welcome to the official Iver Pictures website!

Check out our new page!

We've just added a page dedicated to 10 Minutes About Your Favorite Movie, which is Rob Matsushita's movie podcast--now, with the episodes arranged alphabetically by movie title!

Welcome new visitors!

Recently, I was a guest on Blame Society's wonderful movie review show "Welcome To The Basement:"

...so we might be getting a few new people. For those wanting to check out my web series, "Chapel," here's the trailer:

Like what you see? Here's the first season playlist:

Also, for those interested in my plays, you can check out the trailer for my new play, "Superhero Boogie," which opened this weekend!

Superhero Boogie TRAILER from Rob Matsushita on Vimeo.

 

 

The Artists Formerly Known As Claymore.

That's right! We've now officially changed our name to Iver Pictures.

But we're still the same great company we always were.

We're still available for videography, poster design, creative writing, and, of course, Chapel. (Keep an eye out for a second web series next year...)

Yes, we are still doing Chapel. We're currently working on the final scripts of the season. More details as they happen.

Two New Episodes, and a slew of guest stars!

That's right! Season 2, Episode 3: "Matched," is now on YouTube:

Featuring the return of Kelly Maxwell as Chapel's arch-enemy, Burke, this episode also features guest appearances by Kathy Lynn Sliter, Matt Schrader, Collin Erickson, Adam Williams, Casey Sean Grimm, Katherine Boomsma, Jordan Peterson, and Celia Lohr.

It's a two-parter, and the second part, "Neutralized," is also up on Vimeo:

This one has a ton of cameos in in, mainly because it's got the biggest body count we've ever had on the show.

It also features a guest voice: Mike Schmidt of the 40 Year Old Boy Podcast! Mike was cool enough to record his voice as a character who will, at this point, remain nameless. Will we see/hear more of him? Time will tell. Special thanks to Lili Von Schtupp for recording Mike. She now has the unique distinction of not only having a credit in an episode, but being referred to as a character (Labyrinth refers to her in the episode "Loaded.")

With some special makeup work by Dawn Marie Svanoe, some wonderful music by Meghan Rose, and a kickass track by DJ Pain 1, this one we pulled out all the stops.

 

A Late-January Update

Hey, folks, Rob here.

It happens.

You spend all your time making something, and absolutely zero time promoting it.

So, here's what's up with Claymore so far:

Chapel has returned to YouTube!

You read that right...oh, we're not leaving Vimeo (we love the layout, presentation, and quality Vimeo offers), but we did want to put the whole series up to this point back up on YouTube, where we first started.

This, of course, was announced with a video:

 

Also, in the meantime, was our second episode of the new season, "Loaded," which had a teaser...

...which was immediately followed by the episode itself:

And then, we had episode three, "Matched," which had a teaser...

...followed by the episode itself:

And also, this month, I added annotated commentary to the first episode, "Audited:"

 

So, lot of "Chapel" stuff, but that's not all.

This past weekend also featured a reading of a couple of scenes from my novel, "Knock Knock," at the Madison chapter of Naked Girls Reading's show, "Pulp Diction!" The reading, performed by Cheeky Friday, got a lot of laughs, and about two minutes after the reading was over, I'd sold all the copies of the book that I brought! Many thanks to Cheeky and the other performers (Babe Lincoln, Valentine Smith, and Encyclopedia Brownie) for doing a wonderful job and thinking enough of my book to honor it with a performance.

Those of you wanting to pick up a copy of 'Knock Knock," by the way can do so here.

Also, for those of you that don't know, I co-host the Film101 segment on Forward With Kurt Baron on WTDY 1670 AM or online at wtdy.com. As of this year, we're now simulcast on WJQM, 106.7.  That's Tuesday's at 10am! Tune in and hear Kurt and I talk about movies as fast as our lips can move.

Later this year, I've got another play at Broom Street Theater, called "900," which will be directed by Kathy Lynn Sliter (who Chapel fans will know as "Dr. Vet").  That'll be in April, so more details to come.

In other, non-me-related news, Emily Mills will be performing with Little Red Wolf this coming weekend (Feb. 5th) at Olbrich Botanical Gardens! It's free, and the details are here.

That's all for now, and we'll be back next month with the new Chapel, titled "Neutralized," which will have, no question, our highest body count, like, EVER.

--rob.