So here we are. It's been a crazy past few months as we have been filming Once Upon A Nightmare!
Though many unexpected events have occurred, we've maintained momentum and only have a couple more weeks of filming!!
Filming this has literally been one of the best experiences of my life. Though our patience, endurance and sanity have all been tested we stand tall looking at the steady decline of the hill we are currently atop.
This cast has been some of the best people we have ever had the pleasure of working with and we are stoked for the possibility to welcome them back in the future! Please give a huge hand to them for without them, we wouldn't be able to do what we love.
Please check back soon because we will be putting up cast profiles this weekend!
We are beginning to complete actions required to bring this movie to you! As things become more concrete, we will let you know. So please, please, please check back with us regularly!!
Thanks so much for all the continued support, guys. It means the world to us.
Gina Danielle McKay
Once Upon a Nightmare
May 24th, 2015 – May 29th, 2015
Email headshot and resume to
with the subject line: Once Upon a Nightmare - Character you are submitting for
(Ex. Once Upon a Nightmare - JACOB GRIMM)
Upon receiving the submission, a Buck Short productions will contact you with a script excerpt for your audition. If you have any questions, do not hesitate to ask.
“Once Upon a Nightmare” is an anthology of horror that loosely follows a few classic fairy tales… with a modern twist. An unwanted guest stumbles into a neighborhood BBQ where the host, Jacob Grimm, passes the time by sharing a few of his favorite stories.
ALREADY CASTED – WOLFE, REDD, THE EX, THE GUEST, ARIA, BELLE, BRUCE MCKAY, MOUSE, LION
Jacob Grimm: Segment: A Grimm Party. Jacob is a 30 something male that fits a 50’s era sitcom dad personality. Over the top, inappropriate and plenty of drug use and gay sex… with family friendly undertones, that’s what you are aiming for.
Will Grimm: Segment: A Grimm Party. Will is a very fit 30 something male that plays the masculine love interest to JACOB.
Lana: Segment: My Little Siren. Lana is an early 20’s female with a very bitchy demeanor. She is an artist when it comes to gossip and ARIA’s best friend.
Ashton: Segment: My Little Siren. Ashton is an early 20’s male who is stereotypically “Bro.” He is the alpha male of his group and LANA’s boyfriend.
Christian: Segment: My Little Siren. Christian is an early 20’s male that is very shy and reserved. He is the love interest to ARIA.
Beth: Segment: My Little Siren. Beth is a middle aged woman, who has had two kids. She is very conservative and religious. She is adopted mother of ARIA.
Daddy: Segment: My Little Siren. Middle aged man. No lines.
Cultist 1: Segment: My Little Siren. A hooded figure who is very articulate and mysterious.
Cultist 2 and 3: Segment: My Little Siren. Idiots.
Ellie: Segment: Hell’s Belle. Ellie is a late 20’s female that plays BELLE’s best friend and BRUCE’s love interest. Ellie is completely oblivious that her actions effect anyone else.
Book Seller: Segment: Hell’s Belle. A bored day time retail associate.
Rapunzel: Segment: Finale. An older teenage female, with extremely long hair and angsty demeanor.
Narrator: Segment: Finale. Voice over for a poem.
Man,,, what a crazy month! Not only did I get the wild hair up my ass to write a script but I also had a friend throw a whole lot of fuck its my way and talk me into actually filming. One full month and we were able to produce a ten minute flick. This may not sound like much... but seriously, I can't even right now. We have a site, a studio a film and an ambition that is driving us to do more and more. I barely have time to celebrate about actually completing a project that all of us thought would fall through the cracks because I'm already thinking about the next one. I can't stop now. They say acting is a bug but for me... it's all about directing.
Hematolangnia is a film that will stand on its own. I wont try to explain any issues. It is filled with flaws, but I also want to think that it shows promise. All our problems are simple... i hope... things that we didn't even know to look for. This movie felt like your big brother trying to show you how not to get beat up by the bully by beating you up himself instead. It hurt like a son of a bitch but I do feel like i know how to take a jab now.
The movie was filmed in Hampton, Georgia... no clue why I feel the need to share this... Primarily at a local brewery and my house. I don't think I'm ever going to get all the blood stains out of my showers. All and all I think it was worth it. My wallet is a bit lighter and I've lost quite a few nights of sleep but Its been a lot of fun. I've never been this excited to do work, so I'm going to ride this wave to the finish.
Anyways, now that you've made it through my rambling introduction, let me be the first to present to you Hematolangnia.
Keep a look out for news on our first feature film "Once Upon a Nightmare!" Which we hope to bring to you soon.
Hello ladies 'n gents.
Just two more weekends until we are DONE filming!
It has been a great process and we have enjoyed it so much. These next two weeks will be even better as we record the scenes we were most excited about.
This has been a wonderful experience being the first film we are recording as A Buck Short Productions. We are stoked to share this with you guys and we hope you are as excited for its release as we are.
Though our first cast is small, many people are interested in getting involved and we CANNOT THANK YOU ENOUGH. It means the world to us that people are so interested in what we are investing our time and energy into.
THAT BEING SAID...
Those of you who have messaged us asking about involvement, we will get in contact with you very soon as we conclude the filming of Hematolangnia.
Those of you who have not messaged us but are interested, message us! We want to here from you! So shoot us a message, tell us whats up, and we will get back to you.
Support from everyone really is great. Those interested in joining A Buck Short, your opportunity is coming soon, I promise. But again, those of you who are interested in joining A Buck Short but haven't messaged us: what the hell are you doing? why haven't you messaged us? we don't bite. very hard, anyways. except maybe... never mind. MOVING ON.
What did we learn today, kids? If you want something, you have to ask. SO MESSAGE US!
Sleep well, Ya Filthy Animals.
Dream of Corey Feldman.
- A Buck Short.
We have had a crazy couple of days.
Good, but crazy.
We began filming. We have a filming schedule in place (which is HUGE). And we are well on our way...
I promise, within the next few days, we will post on here and on our Facebook the dates and times we will need extras. Hang in there with us.
Please keep the support coming, we can use all we get. Several problems have arisen for nearly all of our crew, but we are hanging in there, if you could just do the same.
-A Buck Short.
Today is the first day our site is up, so I will tell you a little about the things we are working on here at A Buck Short.
We are currently working on our newest film, Hematolangnia.
This is a short film starring Ryan Morris and Gina Danielle McKay.
Sophie (Gina Danielle McKay) is troubled, post-breakup. So naturally, she turns to the internet to solve her problems. There, she meets Jude (Ryan Morris), an older man who has a little more in store for her than buying a drink for a pretty at the bar. Soon Jude's true intensions are made clear, and we find out a sinister secret he has been hiding from Sophie. But is Sophie in too far? Will she be able to get herself out of the trouble she began?
Okay, so there is a short synopsis.
All of us here at A Buck Short are very excited to begin filming in a couple weeks.
You can stay connected to us on here or on our Facebook page at A Buck Short Productions.
This blog will keep you updated with the progress of our current film as well as future projects.
If you are interested in joining us or have any questions, please go to our contact page and let us know!
We are so excite to be able to keep in contact with every.
Talk to you soon!
- A Buck Short