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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Chapel: Season One

Episode Guide:

(In chronological order of the story)

  1. "Audited"
  2. "Battered (part one)"
  3. "Battered (part two)"
  4. "Complicated"
  5. "Distracted"
  6. "Extremed"
  7. "Famed"
  8. "Guilted"
  9. "Handcuffed"
  10. "Inked"
  11. "Jacked (part one)"
  12. "Jacked (part two)" (Season Finale!)

Episode Synopses:

Audited: Where it all began. How do you quantify a life? Turns out, in prison, it's pretty easy to keep a checklist.

Battered (Part One): Chapel's back on the outside but no one wants to hire an ex-con. No one except Benny, a two-bit drug dealer who runs his business out of an underground skate park. But it turns out Chapel's got to worry about someone closer to her than Benny's gang of thrashers.

Battered (Part Two): Some things never change - people screw you over, but sometimes you gotta decide between what you're capable of, and what you can actually live with afterward.

Complicated: Chapel's teamed up to do business with a crooked cop, but when a deal goes south the situation between them gets pretty crazy pretty quick. (technically, the first episode ever shot - for a Wis-Kino 48 hour filmmaking challenge)

Distracted: On the run in Kentucky alongside a couple of acquaintances, Chapel once again runs into a situation where the people she thought she could trust only end up adding to her problems.

Extremed: It's back to the grind, and this time Chapel's finally got the exclusive on a product nobody else has...but that doesn't stop her new arch rival, Burke, from trying to steal her thunder.

Famed: Worst day ever? Chapel's just left the scene of "Extremed" only to find herself blackmailed into doing a ride-along with a has-been actress with delusions of reviving her career.

Guilted: A case of mistaken identity finds Chapel strapped to a bed and fending off the Dexter-esque menaces of one deranged, jilted lover.

Handcuffed: A new nemisis with connections to Chapel's past tracks our antihero down - but the arrival of a friend (of sorts) throws an interesting twist into the proceedings.

Inked: The bad news: Chapel's dosed on a new hallucinagenic. The worse news? ALL OF CHAPEL'S ENEMIES HAVE TEAMED UP! This episode is also available as a downloadable comic book in both pdf and cdz formats, with an additional read-along mp3.

Jacked (part one):  Chapel's in New York City, and trying to settle in.  Too bad Burke's there, too.

Jacked (part two):  Who is Christine Church?

Cast & Crew Credits:

Audited
Rob Matsushita - director / writer / editor
Emily Mills - "Chapel"
Nick Drake - "The Rat" (appearing in "previously") / camera / sound & boom
Leah Steele - "Chapel's Friend"
Damon Butler - "Guard"
Leanne Schmidt - "Porter" (appearing in "previously")
Whitney Bishop - "Kaya" (appearing in "previously")
Josh Klessig - "Koob" (appearing in "previously")
Kelly Maxwell - "Burke"
Will Gartside - special makeup effects
Kathy Lynn Sliter - special thanks

Battered (pt. 1)
Rob Matsushita - director / writer / editor
Emily Mills - "Chapel" / writer / production manager
Meghan Rose - "Yvonne" / original score
Cameron Shimniok - "Benny"
Bodhi Miller - "Young Skate Thug"
Sam Miller - "Bearded Skate Thug"
Ben Wilson - "Ninja Skater" / location scout
Nick Drake - sound & boom

Battered (pt. 2)
Rob Matsushita - director / writer / editor
Emily Mills - "Chapel" / writer / production manager
Chris Braunschweig - "Jesse"
Meghan Rose - "Yvonne" / original score
Cameron Shimniok - "Benny"
Bodhi Miller - "Young Skate Thug"
Sam Miller - "Bearded Skate Thug"
Ben Wilson - "Ninja Skater" / location scout
Shay Cotter-Brown - "Skate thug 1"
Kenny Hurd - "Skate Thug 2"
Travis McCowan - "Skate Thug 3"
Damian "Tiny Dancin'" Petros - "Skate Thug 4"
Ian Stark - "Skate Thug 5"
Sean Stewart - "Skate Thug 6"
Leanne Schmidt - "Porter"
Nick Drake - sound & boom

Complicated
Rob Matsushita - director / writer / editor
Emily Mills - "Chapel" / music
Leanne Schmidt - "Porter"
Kelly Kiorpes - "Maggie"
Nick Drake - "The Rat" / camera

Distracted
Rob Matsushita - director / writer / editor
Emily Mills - "Chapel"
Josh Klessig - "Koob"
Whitney Bishop - "Kaya" / location scout
Sam Lawson - "Stan"
Caitlyn Spurling - dog whisperer

Extremed
Rob Matsushita - director / writer / editor
Emily Mills - "Chapel"
Kelly Maxwell - "Burke"
Will Gartside - "Will" / practical effects makeup
Kathy Lynn Sliter - "Rosanne"
Ben Wilson - "Henry"
Nick Drake - sound & boom / lighting
Damon and James Butler - special thanks

Famed
Rob Matsushita - director / writer / editor
Emily Mills - "Chapel" / production manager
Liz Angle - "Lehaney"
Kelly Maxwell - "Burke"
Paul R. Milisch - "Lehaney's Agent"
Garett Volk - "Fuck You Ten"
Ben Wilson - "Harold"
Danielle Atkins - "Harold's Sister"
Michael Donnelly - "Donnelly"
Will Gartside - "Will" (appearing in "previously")
Kathy Lynn Sliter - Rosanne (appearing in "previously")
Nick Drake - sound & boom
Sarah Luedtke - location scout
Meghan Rose - original score
Damon Butler & Kathy Lynn Sliter - special thanks
"Love Me Better" (end credit song) by Little Red Wolf

Guilted
Rob Matsushita - director / writer / editor
Emily Mills - "Chapel" / production manager
Lauren Peterson - "Ava"
Sarah C. O'Hara - "Kayla"
Vince Gallahan - "Thomas"
Chris Braunschweig - "Jesse"
Leanne Schmidt - "Porter"
Josh Klessig - "Koob"
Cameron Shimniok - "Benny" (appearing in "previously")
Kelly Maxwell - "Burke" (appearing in "previously")
Meghan Rose - "Yvonne" (appearing in "previously") / original score
Liz Angle - "Lehaney" (appearing in "previously")
Whitney Bishop - "Kaya" (appearing in "previously")
Heather Mills - grip / body double / temp voice track
"Little Girl" (end credit song) - Saby & the Orientals
Nick Drake - sound & boom
Will Gartside - sound & boom / gore fx makeup
Sarah Luedtke - fight choreography
Danielle Hartman-Semtry & Tim Reiff, Kelly Maxwell & John Feith - locations
Damon Butler, Kathy Lynn Sliter, Bryan Streich - special thanks

Handcuffed
Rob Matsushita - director / writer / editor
Emily Mills - "Chapel" / production manager / sound
Dana Pellebon - "Stone"
Matt Fanale - "Butch"
Dylan Brogan - "Leifield"
Mikhael Farah - "Cop 1"
Mikey Andersen - "Cop 2"
Kelly Maxwell - "Burke"
Meghan Rose - "Yvonne" / original music
Nick Drake - second camera / sound
Cameron Shimniok - boom / grip
Ben Wilson - boom / grip
"Go First" by Jonah Knight (opening/end credit song)

Inked
Rob Matsushita - director / writer / editor / art / sound
Emily Mills - "Chapel" / production manager
Nick Drake - camera / sound
Kelly Maxwell - "Burke"
Dana Pellebon - "Stone"
Meghan Rose - "Yvonne" / original music
Michael Donnelly - "Donnelly"
Mark Huismann - "Narrator" (voice only)
"Baby Come My Way" by Saby and the Orientals (end credit song)
Matt Fanale - "Butch" / special thanks
John Feith - special thanks
Conratulations to Buck Hakes for winning the "get killed in an episode of Chapel" contest

Jacked, pts. 1 & 2
Rob Matsushita - director / writer / editor
Emily Mills - "Chapel" / production manager / boom
Kelly Maxwell - "Burke" / boom
Anna Marquardt - "Erin" / locations
Brigid Harmon - "Pizza Delivery Girl"
Lee Potcher - "Capobianco"
Patricia Nicastro - "Princess"
Geri Matsushita - "Christine Church"
Thomas Amory - ""
Ken Florczak - ""
Joel M. Formola - "" / locations
Bart Greenaum - ""
Theresa Miranda - ""
Anthony L. Rodriguez - "" 
Aaron Smith Sr. - ""
Alex Smith - ""
Michael Smith Sr. - ""
Meghan Rose - original music
Jesse Greenbaum - second camera / boom / locations / production manager
Takeo Sugihara - second camera / sound / boom
"Who Needs Love Anyway" and "Tamborine Song" by Sexy Ester and the Pretty Mama Sisters
"Soldier On" by Little Red Wolf
"The Inmates Have Taken Over" by Caustic
"Motherless Child" performed by Stormy Weather (with Emily Mills on drums)
"Jimmy's Voyage Away From Home" by Milk
Thanks: Oscar Restaurant, Anna Marquardt, Lee and Sheila Potcher