Sunday, October 18, 2020

The Hike Test Screening!!!

 What a Fun Night!!!

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From Big Luke Walker's Facebook page
in regards to the "Halloween at Halls" Test Screening:

I'm sure bigger things have happened in my life. Positive of it. I cant think of one of them right now. We made a movie. We sat in a theater and watched it. 60 people(max capacity because of covid)... well, they... laughed. A lot. And when "things got real" you could feel it in the room. I was worried people wouldn't "get it". They got it. In my decades of being a performer, I am always suspicious of the verbal review "that was great". The verbal review i got repeatedly was, "I was entertained the whole movie". That is what I needed to hear. Thats what we set out to do. Tell a compelling, funny, and original story with heart, soul, and keep it constantly moving. "I was entertained" is the exact response to all of that. I cant shake the memories of last night. People showed up that I didn't expect. People I did expect warmed my heart. This movie will not end here. Our future is now set to make more movies. Distributors will get this to more eyes. I said yesterday this is a "make it or break it" moment for us and it was. To take a line from a music video we made for Fish Fisher

... "I think we're gonna make it!!!!!"



"The Hike" Review by Nerdy Laser Podcast's Matt Henry


The Hike was fantastic and the whole crew should be proud of it! Great Comedy/Action/Horror Film. With shades of the Evil Dead and Deliverance sprinkled in with a little bit of They Live and Clerks this local gem hits the funny bone, and a whole lot of other bones also. The Chemistry with the two leads ( Vinnie Vineyard & Kandi Thompson ) completely caught me off guard, I got lost in the movie and did not realize that this was the same Vinnie I knew, it completely suspended my disbelief. It was like meeting a old friend for the first time.

Kandi twisted your expectations of what a leading lady is. This is not your typical damsel in distress female character. She is part of the story in multiple ways, and most of the time portrays a stronger version of a female character in a horror film.
Luke Was intelligently shot to look like even more of a Giant then he was. However, He was not portrayed as a typical lumbering strong man with a axe to grind. Instead what we got was a more intelligent portrayal of that kind of character. I don’t want to give too much away, but plot wise his reasoning and motivation was my favorite twist in this little genre mash up.
Travis surprised me the most, multiple scenes that he delivery knocked me for a loop. Another instance where I forgot that this was the Travis that I’ve known and grown up with, instead he became this character in this movie.
The beauty of this was the comedy. The first 30 minutes of this movie ( And little moments sprinkled throughout ) Were legitimately laugh out loud funny. This makes all the characters so relatable and likable. I truly underestimated the talent that this little click of friends has. You guys keep doing what your doing, because there’s an audience out there waiting to discover it.
Also have to quickly mention the soundtrack and score. Every piece of music was fantastic! Multiple songs in this movie had me bobbing my head. And the score at times was extremely brooding as we Bobbed and weaved through the great Smoky Mountains national Park the music set the tone.
Not a lot of gore, but when we did see it it was bursting with bright reds That stood out amongst the drained color pallet of the film. It mirrors the drained color palette of the National park under the canopy of trees. Never has such a large space felt so claustrophobic and Drury. This is partly due to the handheld nature of the film but also by design.

-Matt Henry
(10/16/2020)

Wednesday, October 7, 2020

News about the Hike and the October Event!

 Come Watch "THE HIKE" With Us!!!


Friday, October 16, 2020 at 6:30 PM EDT

Halloween at Halls
You thought Halloween was over....think again! Krossfire Media, The Nerdy Laser Podcast, & Big & Funky Productions presents Halloween at halls! Taking place in Knoxville TN on 3800 Neal Drive. Be there as we present the test screening of the new film The Hike. Followed by a live Q & A podcast with cast and crew hosted by Issac & Richard from The Nerdy Laser Podcast! Then we cap off the night with Child’s Play part 2! That’s right, everyone’s favorite horror villain returns to the big screen! Other activities include Trivia, Costume Contest, free giveaways, and much more! It’s not just movies... it’s an event!

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Tickets
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4729863


Big N Funky in Tha' News!!!

In the next 2 weeks, Big N Funky Productions will be in the Volunteer Times, the Mountain Press, the Smoky Mountain Press, The Morgan County Times, The Mountaineer, The Daily Times and many more publications, radio shows, podcasts, and television interviews. When we get an online link, we will attach to to the right over there. 

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Wednesday, September 9, 2020

New Theatrical Trailer Tonight!

 NEW TRAILER TONIGHT, FELLOW HIKERS!


About 3 weeks ago we showed you a little clip of Kandi Thompson's character fumbling around a dark cave, apparently in peril. Between all of our social media platforms, we got thousands of views within the first day. That's pretty good for our ghetto azzes. NOW, wheeze are releasing our official Theatrical Trailer TONIGHT at 8PM EST. Right after our 7PM EST podcast (link located to the right of this article... or just subscribe to our Youtube page, already) you can see TONS of images from the movie... pieced together in cinematic real life picture-show stylez. 



We are also doing a TEST SCREENING on October 16th!!! At this Test Screening, the audience will decide the ending of the movie between multiple endings!!!  

"You thought Halloween was over....think again! Krossfire Media, The Nerdy Laser Podcast, & Big & Funky Productions presents Halloween at halls! Taking place in Knoxville TN on 3800 Neal Drive. Be there as we present the test screening of the new film The Hike. Followed by a live Q & A podcast with cast and crew hosted by Issac & Richard from The Nerdy Laser Podcast! Then we cap off the night with Child’s Play part 2! That’s right, everyone’s favorite horror villain returns to the big screen! Other activities include Trivia, Costume Contest, free giveaways, and much more! It’s not just movies... it’s an event!"

Tickets MUST be purchased online:
www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4729863

Wednesday, August 19, 2020

The Hike (2020) Teaser Trailer

The Hike (2020) Teaser Trailer

The first teaser trailer from "The Hike" drops TONIGHT at 8PM EST (after the Big N Funky Productions podcast at 7PM EST). This horror, action, mystery, comedy, thriller based on actual events will make you laugh, cry, gasp, and squirm. VERY few people have seen clips from this movie, and they have screamed, yelled, and gotten up and walked away. It may be the best horror movie out of East Tennessee since Evil Dead. Anyways... take a look tonight and tell us what you think. Expect another teaser trailer next week and the official trailer to come out the beginning of September. #thehike #thehike2020 #horrormovies #indiemovies #theatricaltrailers #newmovies #bignfunkyproductions

Sunday, July 26, 2020

New Weekly Podcast & Mo'

New Weekly Podcast & Mo'

The guys have had success with their podcasts God Make Beautiful Things, Big N Funky's Ghost Show a Go-Go, and Beautiful Things... but now they have a self produced show on Wednesday nights at 7PM EST through stream yard. You can watch it on their Facebook links, or by going to their Youtube Page every week. This is their FIRST video podcast and it even has a chat room like their ParamaniaRadio days. The guys are producing more content than ever... and their big project is a full length feature film called "The Hike". Have you ever wondered what its like making a movie? Well then watch their podcast. It's not easy!!! 

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Sunday, July 12, 2020

Filming Day One - "The Hike"

Filming Day One - "The Hike"


Shooting starts today for our movie. Big N Funky Productions has been in pre production for almost a year on this thing. I gotta say, I’ve got butterflies for the first time in years. I’m excited... I hope the work is solid and the finished product is as good as I envision it can be. Praying for clear skies, good audio, on screen chemistry and safety.