Sunday, May 2, 2021

Big Pimpin' in the 865


"The Hike" has been tearing it up so far with international festivals, and this week Big N Funky P landed two awards: "Best Comedy Scene" at the 2021 Scene Awards and an Honorable Mention at the Onyko Film Awards. The best comedy scene was the infamous "Beastiality the Wrestler" vignette that is already infamous, but will now be on its way to being famous.

"The Hike" has been selected to six festivals so far and has been nominated for several awards already. For a complete uploaded list, check out the Awards page on the official page of "The Hike". 

Also, Kandi Thompson and Vinnie Vineyard graced Tom Morris's podcast "The Good, the Bad, the Nerdy" last week and rapped it up about "The Hike", the new movie "WJHC AM", and the six movie fable collection, "The Smoky Mountain Chronicles". To listen to the show, click here.  

Don't forget to donate to our next movie. You can win prizes, producers credits, roles, and gifts. WE NEED THE MONEY!!!!!!!!!! AND THANK YOU TO THOSE THAT GIVE!!!

Monday, February 15, 2021

Watch "The Hike" tonight!!!

Watch an Advanced Screening of "The Hike" 

It's true! An advanced screening of "The Hike" is available ONLINE. You can watch it tonight on your phone, tablet, or even send it to your big screen TV. All that we are asking for is a donation of $15... and that will include bonus footage in the next few weeks: bloopers and extra scenes!!!

This Go Fund Me event is to help make our next movie! We have several donation levels that include prizes!

Here's the information from the Go Fund Me site
including prizes and donation levels!!!

What's up Funk Nation!!!

We are excited to announce that "The Hike" is VERY close to being distributed
around the world, AND we are mere weeks away from starting to shoot our next
horror/comedy movie: WJHC FM

This movie is the next in our series of "Smoky Mountain Chronicles" movies,. This is another horror/ comedy and will include the true stories of writer/ actor Vinnie Vineyard's misadventures being an overnight DJ at a Southern Gospel Radio
station, and what would happen if his shift coincided with the perfect storms: Y2K and the rapture. DJ Cousin Vinnie has to then protect himself and others during
the apocalypse at a severely compromised and aging radio station.

Here's what critics are saying about BnF P's first movie:

"The Hike features amazing scenery hiding unspeakable evil.
Pure entertainment." - Nerdy Old Man Podcast

"It's a Killer Movie!" - LED Productions

"Vinnie Vineyard's performance was amazing. Grade A. Spot On." - Cinetalks

"It's crass, bizarre, straight up wild, and I loved it!"
- The Good, the Bad, The Gruesome

"The Hike was fantastic! This gem hits the funny bone!" - Nerdy Laser Podcast

As much as we love "The Hike", we think "WJHC AM" will be even funnier and
scarier... and you might learn  something about yourself too!

But to make the next movie, we need some help. We are asking you to please help independent filmmakers  financially, but we are giving you back gifts. Some of
these pretty are pretty swanky, to boot.

Each level of love comes with some reward. Every level reached, you will acquire
the prizes/ rewards of the previous levels. Here's what we are looking at.

$1-$14  (You will receive warm fuzzies)

      (You will receive a link to watch "The Hike" ONLINE for free- along with
                    deleted scenes and bloopers.)

$25          (You will receive an 8X10 gold pen autographed picture of the cast of
                   Wrestling With Ghosts)


$50       (You will receive an associate producer credit, and Big N Funky
                Productions will add this to your IMDB page, and will create one for you if                  you do not have one.)

$100   (You will get a voice acting role in WJHC FM)

$175   (You will receive a special limited edition autographed DVD of "the Hike"                      and an autographed giant movie poster of WJHC FM)

$250   (On screen movie role in the movie role in WJHC FM)

$1000  (You will become an executive producer of "The Hike" and will receive
                  points on the back end!)


These donations are also TAX DEDUCTABLE. 


Please help local filmmakers make excellent movies using local talent, area 
locations, regional musicians- all telling stories from the mid-south!)

Visit the official page of Big N Funky Productions 

Much love,
Vinnie "Funkmaster V" Vineyard, co-creator, Big N Funky Productions

When you want your movie link, email me at

Sunday, January 17, 2021

Wrestling With Ghosts Wins 2020 Award

Wrestling With Ghosts Wins 2020 Award!

As Big N Funky Productions finishes up the movie "The Hike" and gets ready to start filming their next comedy/horror movie: "WJHC AM", we were informed that we won an end of the year award at ASY TV. Big N Funky Productions won the "Biggest and Funkiest" award for 2020 for their show Wrestling With Ghosts. We had three produced episodes in the coronavirus afflicted 2020, including the season three debut featuring new team member Kandi Thompson and Travis Graves, as well. That episode was spent looking for Spearfinger, which was the legend behind their movie, "The Hike". Big Luke's acceptance speech in this hour long awards show is the funniest acceptance speech I have ever seen. Our segment starts around 28:05

Here's the link to the awards show:

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Thursday, December 10, 2020

31 Days of a Big N Funky Christmas

 31 Days of a Big N Funky Christmas

Every day this month, as we celebrate the birth of our Lord and the end of this crappy year, we are featuring an old Big N Funky favorite each day: Movie trailers, skits, show intros, segments, phone pranks, and maybe even episodes of some of our work. Would you like to see the daily selection? It's on the Big N Funky Productions Facebook page! Click the link below and subscribe to the page AND our Youtube channel!!! We are very close to being monetized!!!

You better hurry! Today's selection is about the funkiest part of the human body: The perineum!!! 

Monday, December 7, 2020

The Hike Jive is All The Way Live

Critic's Rave Trailer

The critics are raving about the horror/ comedy movie we made called "The Hike". Don't believe me? Well, check this jive out! #thehike2020 #thehikemovie #thehike #BigNFunkyProductions #wjhcam


Sunday, October 18, 2020

The Hike Test Screening!!!

"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

 What a Fun Night!!!

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!!!!!"