"Laughing Boy is deliciously enjoyable as a simple parody of
-- Caitlin Leffel, Showbiz Digest
* WINNER - Most Original Feature -
New York International Independent Film & Video Festival *
* WINNER - Grand Jury Award: Filmmaker in Acting Role - Bare Bones Independent Film Festival *
* WINNER - Best Click-Pop - Clickflick.tv Global Online Media Festival *
More fun than a barrel of dead
Less artsy. More fartsy.
Toxic Monkey Productions presents a Brazil J.
"Laughing Boy" Brazil J. Grisaffi Anne Quackenbush Michael Gray Therese Kotara Tiffany Grant Bob Gebert
Bryan Lee McGlothin Robin Craig Garrison Wynn Catherine Martin
Barbara Jones Angela Laux Tammy Brown Alyssia Dujmovich
music by Jeff Walton animation by Stone Soup
screenplay by George Douglas Lee
produced and directed by Brazil J. Grisaffi
who's in it
about the animators | the cartoons | key crew members
synopsis | script sample | production sketches | production photos
the music | trivia and factoids | what they are saying | press releases | press
where can I rent it? | recent news | old news | journals | screen shots
watch the trailer | watch a clip | DVD contents
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email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
8/26/2006 We have placed the Laughing Boy trailer on YouTube.com Hopefully, the embedded video will appear below this line!
11/16/2003 Laughing Boy will be screened in Beaumont, TX at the Art Studio as part of Bob Neal's Community Cinema series on Friday, November 21 @ 7PM The Art Studio, Inc. at
720 Franklin Streetin downtown . 8/5/2003 Laughing Boy is now available to buy at Amoeba Music in Los Angeles 6400 Sunset Blvd. Los Angeles CA 90028 323-245-6400 4/7/2003 The No Brand Con convention was a huge success! Attendee response to LAUGHING BOY was fantastic! Thank you to everyone that attended, and Thank you to my new friends Kevin, Sean, Larry, Damien (Earthside Blues) and everyone else that made our weekend in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, a very memorable weekend. Beaumont
If you enjoyed the film, I encourage you to join the
Laughing Boy Yahoo! Group and send emails to the cast and crew, receiving special announcements and follow our distribution progress
Also, please take a moment to rate and review LAUGHING BOY
at the Internet Movie Database
3/14/2003 LAUGHING BOY has a new distributor, Echelon Entertainment (Also known as RGH/Lions Share Pictures) We are very excited about this development, as Echelon distributes many films that were making festival rounds when we were - ROSE'S, DETENTION, THE WEDDING COW, among others.
2/28/2003 Upcoming screening in Eau Claire, WI at No Brand Con Saturday, April 5, 2003 Brazil J. Grisaffi and Tiffany Grant in attendance
for details, please visit http://www.nobrandcon.com/
1/12/2003 A new Film Threat review:
"...I liked this funny, cutting and imaginative film." - Doug Brunell Read the whole review here
12/04/2002 Read a recent interview with Brazil J. Grisaffi at Ziggy's Video Realm
10/21/2002 Two new LAUGHING BOY reviews: "Grisaffi is backed by a wonderful cast of supporting actors, who each shine in their respective roles." - Allen J. Vestal, A.J.'s Movies and More
"...I found myself laughing at the jokes and interested in the relationships on display. Thatís something that many larger films and respected filmmakers have a hard time doing, so Grisaffi and crew have done something right."
- Phillip Duncan, DVDtalk.com
9/30/2002 New stores in Los Angeles renting LAUGHING BOY:
HOLLYNORM VIDEO, 5068-A Hollywood Blvd., Los Angeles CA 90027 (323) 662-5003 COOKIE VIDEO, 2501 Sunset Blvd. #B, Los Angeles CA 90026 (213) 484-2317 9/13/2002 Read the latest LAUGHING BOY review at http://www.flipsidemovies.com/laughingboy.html An email we just received from a DVD viewer: "The dvd is excellent. You should be proud. It looks great, the menus are exceptional and the features are exactly what fans look for in the dvd medium." -- Michael Siana 9/12/2002 Rent LAUGHING BOY on DVD in Burbank CA at LAKESIDE VIDEO, 353 N. Pass Ave., Burbank CA 91505, 818-848-2001 and also in Studio City CA 20/20 Video, 12113 Ventura Blvd., Studio City CA 91604, 818-762-2020
8/31/2002 The LAUGHING BOY DVD is now available! We will keep the website updated with stores we know are renting it!
Rent it at any VIDEO HUT in Los Angeles: 1864 N. Vermont, Los Angeles, CA 90027 (323) 661-4680 2732 Hyperion, Los Angeles, CA 90027, (323) 660-1166 14441 Burbank Blvd., Van Nuys, CA, 91605, (818) 901-7222 13713 Moorpark Blvd., Sherman Oaks, CA 91423, (818) 385-0067
8/2/2002 There will be a FREE screening of LAUGHING BOY THURSDAY, August 22, 2002 in West Hollywood CA at:
CLUB MOOMBA 665 N. Robertson West Hollywood CA 90069 Thomas Guide 592 H6
Hope to see you there! Upcoming screening: CKon2002 in Muncie IN.
6/15/2002 Great news! The official street date of the LAUGHING BOY VHS & DVD has been announced: August 27, 2002! The DVD Special Features include: - Cast and Crew Commentary (with Brazil J. Grisaffi, Tiffany Grant, Robin Craig, Hassan Nadji, George Lee and Sheila Sawyer) - Actors' Auditions - Animation Pencil Tests - Animation Character Design Gallery - Movie Trailer
- Extended Scenes - Storyboard Art - Photo Gallery - AND MORE!
5/10/2002 There will be a FREE screening in Glendale CA at 8PM on Tuesday, June 4 at the Kiosk Cafe 2527 Canada Blvd. Glendale CA 91208 Thomas Guide 504 H7 Screening is outdoors; please bring a jacket and a folding chair.
Thank you to everyone who attended the screening at STRANGE BREW In Springfield OH on 5/3 If you enjoyed the film, please go to the internet movie database and rate us!
Please start calling video stores in your area to request LAUGHING BOY!
5/9/2002 Have you seen the movie? Do you like the music? Support the bands, order their music! The Strangeways: Corporate Monkey The Mark Dini Group: Back For Seconds Toe Head: New Disaster
having fun and saying what you really think politically incorrect? Cody McKenzie
thinks nobody has parties anymore. Maybe they do, but he just isn't invited to any.
However, tonight, Cody and his wife Judy are going to a very special party. Elizabeth
Sheridan, star of Cody's fantasies, is giving it for the engagement of his best
friend. Elizabeth also happens to be a very important player where Cody works. Judy
sees the party as a chance for Cody to advance; he sees it as a chance to impress
the woman of his dreams. The fact that he bungles it horribly is perfectly natural.
He couldn't do it any other way. The guests are all impossibly proper - preppies,
yuppies, culturally elite - which are simply trendy labels for snobbish bores. His
reputation precedes him, and once Cody arrives, he trips all over it. The harder
he tries to be one of them, the more he fails. From his first bizarre comment to
his outrageous exit, Cody alienates almost every guest, disrupts the party and turns
it into chaos.
...and there's a love story in here somewhere.
special thanks to
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