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FILM PRODUCTION REEL

     This is a brief sample of the films we have created since 2007, spanning a wide range of styles, genres, and budgetary constraints.

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I Gotta Feeling - Dungeons and Dragons Parody

     Originally created as part of "Tiger and Rose," a YouTube project we used to produce on a weekly basis. This was easily the most successful (and highest budget) video we produced for the project. We wrote and recorded a parody version of "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas, and recruited a large cast for the creation of this video. Tarol Hunt (Thunt to his fans) allowed us to use images from his popular webcomic, Goblins, for the purposes of the video as well.

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Metaphor - Katy Perry "Firework" Parody

     This video was created for "Tiger and Rose," a YouTube project we used to produce on a weekly basis. A parody music video, we wrote and performed the music in this piece as well as creating the video. While reception to the video was quite mixed, we were very pleased with what we were able to accomplish. Sexually suggestive themes.

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Angels Unaware

     Angels Unaware was created for "Project: Direct" for the Sundance Film Festival 2009

     This was our very first project using our new video camera, a Canon HV30. Stephanie Michelle Lokelani filmed the entire thing with no experience on the more complex workings of the camera, since we were on a deadline and had less than a week to get the entire thing done, including editing. As a result, there are some exposure issues and a few focus issues, which of course we notice more now that we know they could have been eliminated. But that's just hindsight. We believe the film turned out well regardless, and it was an interesting leap into more serious and emotional subject-matter, as opposed to our usual lighthearted comedies.

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The Best Fisherman in the World

     This is a 10 minute short film we submitted to the Stella Artois Film Festival in 2009, in hopes of winning $50,000 and a chance to meet Kevin Spacey in New York. We made top ten, out of well over a thousand entries. While we didn't win the contest, being top ten meant that our film was viewed by Kevin Spacey, Laurence Fishburne, Dame Judi Dench, Sacha Baron Cohen, and James Blunt, the celebrity judges of the competition.

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Thunder Rack

     Created for i48 2011 (Idaho 48-hour Film Festival), Thunder Rack was written, filmed, and edited in 48 hours. This is not an official Two Cats Fighting production, because there were people involved from various production teams under the name "The Fighting Cocks." This one is hosted on the YouTube channel of our friends over at Airsoft Riot, one of whom was our cameraman on this project!

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When Frida Became

Sandpoint Official Selection Laurel Sunvalley Film Festival Official Selection Laurel

     When Frida Became was our first collaboration with talented Boise musician Jared Hallock of Project213. Inspired by the life of Frida Kahlo, this film tells the story of a dancer who must redefine herself as an artist after a tragic accident. It is an imaginative art film, utilizing animation by Hamill Creative, and metaphorical symbolism throughout. Official Selection at the 2012 Sandpoint Film Festival in Sandpoint, Idaho, and the 2013 Sun Valley Film Festival in Sun Valley, Idaho.

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Everybody Masturbate

Seattle True Independent Film Festival Official Selection Laurel PollyGrind Film Festival Official Selection Laurel

     Our second collaboration with Boise musician Jared Hallock of Project213, this irreverant music video features animation and motion graphics created by both Two Cats Fighting Productions as well as Hamill Creative. Written and directed by Katie Preston, this provacative work, which won Audience Favorite Music Video at Pollygrind Underground Film Festival in 2013, explores taboo subject matter against a backdrop of innocence, specifically tailored to shock and amuse. Not for the prudish or closed-minded.

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Chug - A Cautionary Tale

Northwest Film Forum Local Sightings Official Selection Laurel

     A glance at the life and logic of two bored roommates. Or: drinking is a pain in the ass. Created in January of 2013, Chug - A Cautionary Tale was an Official Selection at the Northwest Film Forum Local Sightings Film Festival, 2013. Written and directed by Katie Preston and Stephanie Michelle Lokelani. Original soundtrack by Jared Hallock of Project213. Edited by Gene Eilebrecht.

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Retreat Trailer

     Five years after the passing of a mutual friend, a group of acquaintances retreat into the wilderness to carry out his dying wish and discover what may seem like the end is only the beginning. This teaser was created for our feature film, "Retreat," shot the summer of 2014. Visit our webpage to learn more and meet the cast and crew!

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Five years after the passing of a mutual friend, a group of acquaintances retreat into the wilderness to carry out his dying wish and discover what may seem like the end is only the beginning.

Retreat is a story about people. It is a story about you and me, your neighbor and your best friend, your brother and his high school sweetheart, life and everything that comes with it. Stephanie Michelle Lokelani began writing Retreat in 2012, after two high school classmates passed away of cancer. Their young deaths affected many people and Stephanie wanted to capture their stories. Although this film is entirely fiction and was only inspired by people she has met in her life, it is also very real. Everyone deals with death differently. Whether it be cancer, a car accident, old age, or random circumstance, death can have a deep and lasting effect on people. Retreat delves into the lives of people who have coped (or not coped) in various ways after losing their best friend to cancer. We all have a story to tell, join us as we tell ours.Cabin

We began principal photography in June 2014, and wrapped on August 17th. It was an intense summer for our cast who embodied their characters and helped tell this story. Our crew brought a willingness to do anything to help this project run smoothly on a daily basis and we could not have accomplished what we did without them. After a grueling summer we are now on our way to post-production, which will include editing, b-roll, audio dubbing, and of course music.

Music can make or break a film and we are looking for independent musicians with original music who would like to join our team. If you are a band, performer, and creator of ORIGINAL music we would love to hear your sound. We are looking for different types of music as there are different types of scenes and scenarios that play out in our film. If you are interested in having your sound appear on our film, please send us a link to your website or facebook page with some music samples and we'll let you know if your music might fit in our film!

"Retreat" is an independent, low-budget film and we have succeeded so far on a shoe-string budget, but are always needing help. If you would like to donate to see "Retreat" come to life as a feature film, please click on the Paypal link below. Help us reach our goal by donation, but more importantly, by sharing this film with your friends and family. If you are a business that would like to see your name on the big screen, please let us know what you have in mind for a donation or product placement - we're sure we can work something out.

Contact us at: info@twocatsfighting.com

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Meet the cast and crew!

Katie Preston

Rachael
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Assistant to Production Manager

Katie Preston

Katie is an actress/director living in Boise, Idaho. She has recently starting working as a production assistant as well. Outside of creative endeavors, she works with a great group of attorneys, is finishing her Bachelor's degree at Boise State and enjoys anything outdoors with her dogs.

 

Joey Maxey

Bruce

Joey Maxey

Joey is an award winning character actor, master of ceremonies, stand up comedian, and most importantly a family man making his home in Boise, Idaho. He is excited to make his feature film debut in Retreat. He prides himself on being a Jack of all Trades and master of none.

 

GiGi Huntley

Samantha

Gigi Huntley

After a loooong hiatus from film and theatre, GiGi Huntley is happy to be acting in her debut with Two Cats Fighting. She's hoping taking a decade off to be a mother, business owner, and basket case has prepared her. If not, she's crossing her fingers and hoping she fools everyone.

 

 

Ben Hamill

Marcus

Ben Hamill

Ben is an actor, writer, director, comedian, and general buffoon. He has spent the last 20 years trying to evoke some sort of emotion in people, either by performing on stage or screen, directing others to perform, or writing the words to be performed. Sometimes he succeeds. A self-professed geek, he currently performs in a Star Wars parody show at ComicCons around the country, and wherever else they will have him.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Erin Westfall

Tiffany

Erin Westfall

Erin Westfall (AKA "Z") is a native Idahoan who is a staple in the performing arts community in Boise. Along with working on several Two Cats Fighting productions Erin is a dancer with Cairo Fusion, sings with several local bands, and can be found on the stage of the community theater scene. Erin lives with her fur babies, Piper and Voodoo and can be found in the mountains more often than not.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jared Hallock

Sean

Jared Hallock

Jared Hallock's years as a performer and composer have led him down many roads. He has a degree in percussion performance from the University of Idaho, and has shared the stage with countless performing artists, from local dance troupes to internationally renowned musicians. From jazz combos to funk bands, orchestral work to the avante garde, he thrives on exploring all avenues of performance art.

Jared’s projects include scores for movies, dance pieces, and theatrical collaborations, among a myriad of other productions for theater and stage. He is happy to collaborate with Two Cats Fighting on any project and looks forward to being involved with their first feature film.

Jared is also known for "the helicopter" and having an unfortunate personality.

Russell Bridges

Lance

Russell Bridges

Russell is a young actor who has done a few things in High School, but hopes to enjoy some new acting endeavors!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Patricia O'Hara

Mary

Patti O'Hara

Patti started out in 1979 as a member of a professional, children's repertory theater touring the Midwest. She has also performed on various community and repertory stages while doing industrial films, commercials, and voice overs in Madison, Milwaukee, and Chicago. Since moving to Boise in 2004, she continues to be involved in local community and professional theater while enjoying a variety of gigs in independent movies, commercials and training films. She retired after 35 years of working as a training professional. Coincidentally, she's been in 35 different stage productions during that time but has no plans to retire from acting. Ever.

Gene Eilebrecht

Tom
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Producer, Director, Editor

Gene Eilebrecht

After graduating from Colorado Mesa University, Gene worked for years as a professional actor, including musical dinner theatre, intimate black box productions, and a stint as Merlin the Wizard at the Disneyland Resort in Anaheim, CA. Since then, he has worked both in front of and behind the camera as one half of Two Cats Fighting Productions, alongside his wife, Stephanie Michelle Lokelani. While his original (unoriginal) plan of going to Hollywood to make it big never materialized, Gene is proud to be creating his first feature film here in beautiful Idaho.

 

 

Stephanie Michelle Lokelani

Writer, Producer, Director

Stephanie Michelle Lokelani

Stephanie has been writing since she was a little girl living in Hawai'i. As the oldest child of four, she forced her siblings to act out her scenes from her plays and movies setting her up for a future as a writer, producer, and director. Today, she is one half of Two Cats Fighting and along with Gene, her cats and dog, she is still forcing people to participate in her projects, only this time, they live in Boise, Idaho, and are not related by blood.