In a small town in Lower South Bay, at a high school party, a young woman is murdered. The town's preacher's daughter and a friend of the victim, Chloe, struggles to put together how or why, while the police are even more baffled!
With this show, I'm going to start adding episode to episode mini-commentary. For episode 1... I'll give it up for me with this being my best sound design/engineering to date.. but more than that, Willy and our cast knocked the acting out of the fucking park!! Special props to Annie Girard and Matt Danner for their convincing gruesome murder scenes, they killed it!
CAST & CREW
Created by WILLY ROBERTS & TODD DONALD
Written & Directed by WILLY ROBERTS & TODD DONALD
Editing, sound design & original music by TODD DONALD
Based on the fake trailer/sketch by WILLY ROBERTS
KELSY ABBOTT .. Chloe
MATT DANNER .. Barnaby
ABED GHEITH .. Randolph Shrab
ANNIE GIRARD .. Mallory
TESS JACKSON .. Jenny
CURT NEILL .. Mike
WILLY ROBERTS .. Tony
DAVID SEGER .. Mark
A possessed knife takes over a small town, when whomever touches it... kills with it! BLOOD BLADE!
Made in October 2022 for FREQUENCY 101
For anyone reading this page who doesn't already know, Willy Roberts is an actor, writer, director and more who's made all kinds of really funny work, a lot of which is on Channel 101. He developed a reputation early on of being willing to act for anyone who needed and created a long line of extremely memorable, loveable and funny characters, including Saturday morning cartoon star GOOGY and like me, he loves nothing more than the act of collaboration. Not to speak for'm.
Willy encouraged me in our earliest conversations (2 years prior) to make a show, for Channel 101.. Frequency 101.. period. I hadn't remotely had the notion at that point to make anything. Not only is it one of my favourite things to do, but I have to be honest, I'm starting to think that i'm PRETTY fuckin' good at it. To team me up with the beast of talent that is Willy, was always something we wanted and intended to do.
We mucked around for a few months, not tending to a film noire meets The Mummy but deeper and more spiritual, but still comedy. Not having moved on that felt kinda silly. Wanting to shit AND get off the pot, Willy and I decided to just buckle down and make a pilot. I just happened to have a proposal.
During the height of first pandemic lockdowns, when Willy's podcast Real Life Sci-Fi went Zoom, he created fake radio movie trailers in line with his WillyBadMovies aesthetic. I fucking always adored the three I heard most often "Grandpa from The Future", "Anatomy Park" and my favourite, "Blood Blade IV: Blood Bath", in which he did all the voices and included some stock music from Terminator etc. A year or so ago I was inspired to request Willy's permission to make Blood Blade into a series.. I made a note and forgot about it. October 2022 seemed like the perfect time to take it out the drawer!
FREQUENCY 101 MONTHLY FESTIVAL PLACEMENT
Pilot - 2nd place (October 2022 screening)