KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM

KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM is a horror/comedy/adventure about 3 friends who travel out to the deep woods to take part in a LARP (Live Action Role Play) campaign and unknowingly summon a demon. 

The film stars Peter Dinklage (GAME OF THRONES), Ryan Kwanten (TRUE BLOOD), Steven Zahn (WAR OF THE PLANET OF THE APES, TREME) Summer Glau (FIREFLY, THE SARAH CONOR CHRONICLES), Jimmi Simpson (WESTWORLD), Tammy Pudi (COMMUNITY) and many more awesome actors.

The film was shot in 2010 and underwent many production and post hardships, eventually being released in 2013 and while the film isn't my "cut" (long story) it has since gained a cult following.


VIDEOS/extras

The "Thunderstruck" Wrap teaser

Here is a video I quickly cut together from dailies on the last day of our shoot with my favorite AC/DC song as a fun surprise for our cast & crew, which includes some shots and scenes not in the final "IndieVest" cut of the film. If only the final film was as good as this! 

 

KOb - Clip #1 (from "Joe's cut")

This is a clip from the original version of knights of badassdom, not the cut that was unceremoniously taken away from the creatives and re-edited. The music, sound effects and color/vfx were not finalized so these are all temp. 

Here Joe (Ryan Kwanten) tries to get out of going on the weekend larp but  Eric (Steve Zahn) and Hung (Peter Dinklage) have other plans...

 

KOb - Clip #2 (from "Joe's cut")

Here is another  clip from the original version of knights of badassdom, not the cut that was unceremoniously taken away from the creatives and re-edited.  The music, sound effects and color/vfx were not finalized so these are all temp. 

In this scene,  Joe (Ryan Kwanten) gets trained in the art of the larp by sir hung (Peter Dinklage). Notice there's none of that "Scott Pilgrim" graphical crap that's in the theatrical cut. 

 

KOb - Clip #3 (from "Joe's cut")

Finally, here's the 3rd  clip from the original version of knights of badassdom, not the cut that was unceremoniously taken away from the creatives and re-edited.  The music, sound effects and color/vfx were not finalized so these are all temp. 

In this scene,  the two warring factions of the larp are readying for all out war as their kings (including Michael Gladis) give rousing speeches to their warriors. 

 

KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM - SDCC Panel 2011 

before everything went to hell, team knights of badassdom stormed san diego comic con in 2011 for a rousing panel in hall h, which was one of the craziest panels of that year and where we premiered the first trailer of kob. the crowd loved it so much they had us play it twice! it was one of the best times I've ever had there, sadly it took another 2 years before kob, in a heavily re-edited form, was finally released. 

 

KNIGHTS OF BADASSDOM - FEAR OF THE LARP video

While I was out in spokane, washington prepping knights of badassdom, we happened upon a real (ha!) larp campaign in the park near the office. I took the opportunity to shoot the larp and quickly cut it together as a proof of concept using visuals and the metal music together.