High-Brow Art Meets Low-Brow Humor


Blue Palms is a raucous series about a group of eccentric artists living in a dilapidated Hollywood apartment complex. It’s like a demented “Three’s Company” dedicated to those who never gave up on their dreams, even after their dreams gave up on them.

When Buddy Feckelson, a once promising cartoonist, falls on hard times, he’s forced to rent out his one-bedroom apartment and sleep in the living room.  When things get worse, he begins renting out floor space.

His two roommates are Ginny, an out-of-work actress who moonlights as a princess at children’s parties, currently on suspension for sleeping with one of the dads, and Mudmoosh, a failed Albanian rocker who spent his fortune on hair-loss treatments.

The series traces the outlandish antics of these three outsider artists as they toil desperately for fame, success and critical acceptance.

What crisis will befall them next? What absurd new scheme will they hatch to “be discovered”?  What could possibly go wrong?

We think the world needs a story that celebrates the pig-headed perseverance and nobel artistic spirit evident in so many of us, despite the grueling challenges we face daily.

This fine graphic novel is brought to you by Buddy Hickerson (National Lamptoon), Hunter Adams (Dig Two Graves), and executive produced by Kim Sherrell.

Blue Palms tentative cast (plus a few surprises):

Mike Judge
Mike Drucker
Mary Lynn Rajskub
Kevin Pollak
Matthew Modine
Richard Reihle

Blue Palms — A Very Dark Comedy Series on Kickstarter

Gone Doggy Gone

LOS ANGELES — Gone Doggy Gone is a comedic feature about an LA couple who treat their dog like a baby until it gets kidnapped. What ensues is an outlandish cat-and-mouse adventure as they hunt down the kidnapper, enlist a schlubby PI, and possibly even conquer their fear of parenthood.



The Inspiration

Kasi had a dogwalker who began to bring her dog, Laila (also starring in the movie), home later and later after visits. She took Laila to the movies, grocery store and even her waxing appointments. She called Laila her BFF. This relationship, prompted the film’s creators to ask, what if she just decided to keep Laila for herself?

With ‘Gone Doggy Gone’ writer/directors Kasi Brown and Brandon Walter set out to comically explore how people use pets to avoid dealing with their relationship issues. They thought it would be interesting to apply very serious iconic kidnapping movies, Ransom, Silence of the Lambs, Gone Baby Gone, to a couple who consider their dog to be their “baby”.

Gone Doggy Gone is available on iTunes, Amazon, Best Buy, and the usual places. It won 18 awards on the festival circuit and screened this past summer at Arena Cinema Hollywood.