45 RPM

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45RPM Advanced Screening A Huge Success!

45RPM Cast & Crew

Last night my first feature film 45 RPM enjoyed an advanced screening in the sleepy town of Batesville, Arkansas – home to our executive producers Ozark Foothills FilmFest I was overwhelmed and delighted with a theater packed full of people seeing the film for the first time.

The whole town was so alive! Everything went off without a hitch. The film’s artwork & production stills were on display, people bought tons of music cds, art, & posters, the film was presented well beginning to end, the Q&A was fun, and the reception was a blast with great food, drinks, and live music also from the movie.

I really could not have asked for a better event. We were favorably complimented on every aspect of our production from camerawork & lighting to acting to art to production design to animation to music and more. I honestly can not thank everyone involved enough. ALL my cast & crew, my family, my friends, all the artists and musicians and their families, and all the supporters of indie film that made it out for the event, many traveling far distances to be there. There are so many of you I can’t even begin to list everyone.

This film would not have been possible without the dedication of the Arkansas film community & I love being part of it. The premiere was truly an exciting success and the start of great things to come!

For more photos from the premiere, visit our Facebook Page!

Get Your Tickets Now!

There are a few advanced screening tickets remaining for this Saturday night at 7pm.

The Ozark Foothills FilmFest is hosting a great event at the historic Lander’s Theater in Batesville, Arkansas.

This will be your first chance to see 45RPM!

Don’t miss it.

For tickets call:  870.251.1189

Official Press Kit is Out!

45RPM Official Poster

The 45RPM Official Press Kit is now available.

Here you can download our electronic press kit as a .zip and .pdf files containing the film’s descriptions, cast and crew bios, and promo materials.

Don’t forget to help us promote the film by downloading printing a flyer!


First Look: Teaser Trailer for 45RPM


Starring Liza Burns & Jason Thompson

Written & Directed by Juli Jackson
Cinematography by Bryan Stafford
Edited by Les Galusha & Brent Bailey

*Song Credit: 1960s Arkansas band Barefacts – “Tell Me”
Available on the Lost Souls Volume 1 Compilation

Sneak Peek at the Ozark Foothills Film Festival

On March 30th at 6pm we’ll be screening a sneak peek of 45 RPM as part of the Indie Film Initiative Works-In-Progress Program at this year’s Ozark Foothills Film Festival.

There will be a short Q&A with writer/director Juli Jackson.

Artwork created for the film by artist Mandy Maxwell will be on display, with an opening reception March 9th.

Come see what we have been up to!

Please make your way out to Batesville, Arkansas for the best small town film festival you’ll ever attend: March 28th – April 1st 2012.

Designed by Mandy Maxwell

Behind the Scenes – Production Day 0

On September 27th, 2011, cast & crew had started to arrive in Paragould, Arkansas for the start of 45 RPM’s principle photography. We took the opportunity to get some great aerial footage with local pilots who donated their services.

Big thanks to Joey Massey and Harvey Songer for taking an interest in our production!

Music by Youell Swinney
From the upcoming album, Poor Man’s Lament
Listen to it here!

Behind the scenes footage captured by Lee Lyons and Juli Jackson

Behind the Scenes – Production Day 17

Photographer Mike Poe was on set during 45RPM filming on Production Day 17! Take a look as the crew shoots the lounge scene at Martha’s Rock City Lounge in Little Rock, Arkansas!

Keep up with more 45RPM action on Facebook and more in our Behind The Scenes page!

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45 RPM receives funding grant!

45 RPM will receive 30K from The Ozark Foothills Film Fest!

The Ozark Foothills Film Fest has worked hard to develop a new Indie Film Initiative and my feature film has been selected as 1 of 3 award recipients in the state!

I am thrilled, honored, and ready to make Arkansas proud.

Congratulations to the other 2 award recipients!
Taylor Feltner  “Man Shot Dead”  Documentary
Brent Renaud  “My Brother’s Heart” Documentary

Read the Press Release Here!

2011 Little Rock Film Festival

Last Friday and Saturday I had the opportunity to attend the 5th annual Little Rock Film Festival. Moviemaker Magazine had listed this fest as one of the “Top 25 Film Festivals Worth The Entry Fee” and I would agree whole-heartedly.

This festival really had some brains behind it as everything was very organized, friendly, and just all around awesome. Volunteers were everywhere if you had questions, badges were very reasonably priced, the website was clear and easy to navigate, and the program book even had a place for notes! I have attended much bigger older festivals that didn’t have any of these perks!  Not that the LRFF seemed small though, with 3 venues, multiple screenings at all times, all kinds of special events, tons of Q & As (even had attending filmmakers for the World Shorts Program!) and full houses for the screenings I attended.

The Arkansas Shorts Programs had me the most excited and they were packed! Standing room only at some points. I have to say I was completely blow away by the films that were made in Arkansas. High production values all around, original and fascinating stories, and my favorites managed to have the gritty Southern feel that I love so much.

I highly recommend Pillow by Josh and Miles Millers,  Seven Souls by Gerry Bruno,  Foot Solider by Jon Bryant Crawford,  The Orderly by Daniel Campbell, Ballerina by Bryan Stafford, and  Cotton County Boys by Collin Buchanan. These shorts really stood out to me and are what I feel indie filmmaking is all about.

I wanted to congratulate ALL the filmmakers for their hard work. It was thrilling to see so many of these films I watched and really enjoyed win festival awards and get the recognition they deserve.

Really there were so many great films at this festival, like the darkly funny Prairie Love and films I missed that I’m going to have to follow & watch later like The Last Ride, about Hank Williams.

After meeting many of the filmmakers and forming fast friendships through our films and experiences, I am even more eager to make 45 RPM in the great state of Arkansas with such talents folks.  The fun has already started!