Waiting For Guffman
Blaine, Missouri, may be small, but Corky St. Clair always dreams
big. Determined to get back to the lights of Broadway, he's created "Red, White And Blaine", a musical celebration of the
burg's 150th anniversary. An odd assortment of colorful locals pin their hopes on being discovered on Corky's unintentionally
hilarious theater production - - - and on reports that big-time talent scout Mort Guffman will be in the audience.
MY OWN VENTURES INTO GUESTDOM
In the summer of 2002, while on vacation at Pine Lake Manor
in upstate New York, my supportive siblings and I decided to make a little movie. My sister Alison, our friend Krista Beth
and my brother Brian had a terrific time filming "Bingo Balls"- a depiction of Catskill Vacation
resorts from the zany performers who grace the makeshift stages at the baseball stadium/arena and the Bingo-obsessed visitors
who come for one reason only.
In the summer of 2003, The Schwab siblings
3 worked on another film about the intersecting lives of three people on their way to a resort in the Catskills. A photographer/visionary,
a psychologically distraught basketcase and a boy who won a trip. Bernie, Griff and Wanda make up quite a unique "Triad"
held together by one unseen force.
In 2004, the original cast of
Bingo Balls took on the challenge of reality television as Rebecca Lockhart-Sanderson sent two sets of siblings in search
of one prized possession lost on the countless acres of land known as Her Estate. Two brothers- one fraught with allergies
of every kind and one huge Rene Auberjonois fan compete against two clueless Wisconsin sisters as they search for one
"Star Struck" is the story of a small town boy turned celebrity returning to
his old hometown and the citizens eagerly awaiting his arrival. From the fan club president to the town's only
16 year old farmer, Billy Glenborne faces many inhabitants of Greenville but none as stressful as his crude uncle who makes
him choose between fame or family.
THE DECATHALON marks the 5th PLM
Schwabrock movie. This film goes back to the roots of our family vacations and compiles antique footage from the 1980's to
tell the story of 3 contestants at the annual Pine Lake Manor Decathalon. Zeke Dawson, Hoyt Canoli and Anna Platano compete
for the recognition of Decathlete Of The Year! Each sibling also portays a judge for the event. Hilarity ensues. As well as
a musical number.
MUSE was the sixth Schwabrock feature, filmed in the summer of 2007. 3 siblings
in the mountain air determined to complete deadlines for their respective occupations are struck with writers/artists/filmmaker's
block and cannot find inspiration for their projects. The Tiki family- as well as assorted visitors to the mountain
resort try to explain what INSPIRATION means as the clock ticks on everyone's future.
This film was made at the same time as '60'- a spoof of the 24 TV series and "Donde Esta Mi Hermano", a
silent film dedicated to Brian Schwab's entrance into college.
The 2008 Schwabrock feature entitled "Reunion" traces the story of 3 cousins, Danny, Edna and Gregor, as they get together for a family
function that is not meant to be. The rekindling of family unity and the distinct personality disorders they each possess
make for an amusing, dysfunctional romp into our own family albums. Interspersed with distant relatives and wacky inventions,
this film is chock full of humor, nonsequitur logic and hearty laughter.
2009 was the year of Schwabrock romance! The 8th film LIKE LOVE touched upon the beginnings of new relationships as well as the dysfunction and collapse of
others. During the filming, real life couples were interviewed and worked into the plot to provide insight and advice. The
story centers around the lawyer, Oliver Pinion who was just kicked out of his apartment as his relationship abruptly ended.
His best friend, Stew is in a rocky marriage as well. Stew's zany sister Bessa and her boyfriend also come along for
the hilarity and poignant observations on love that are sweetly depicted throughout the movie.
The a capella singing group "The Wacky Hats" is not only on the
top charts for their brilliant album Brimjob, they are also on thin ice as they begin to receive death threats if
they continue to perform in public! This comedy/mystery was a new type of genre attempted by Schwabrock in the summer of 2010
with their film So Noted. Starring Kevin, Alison and Brian as the aforementioned "Wacky Hats",
this film reaches all time strangeness with erotic books for children, Starbikes Delivery Service and a coconut bra.
The Schwabrock troupe concluded ten years of film-making with their feature,
Losing It which appropriately focused on different kinds of loss. Jobs, houses, people and minds are lost in this quirky
comedy. Capping off 10 years, saying goodbye to a milestone and transitioning into a new era of storytelling, the
siblings and supportive secondary cast end the decade with a bang.
The 11th year of Schwabrock marked
the first appearance of Craig Schwab as a main character- the elusive and wise teacher that influenced the lives of the roles
played by the Schwab children. Writer Brandy Hill is trying to write something original while his best friend wishes to return
to his high school glory as a high jumper and the friend's sister, a frustrated psychologist, longs to pursue her
dream as a traveling storyteller. Mental Block is a departure from the first 10
Schwabrock films yet stays true to the zany roots.
Year 12 of Schwabrock Pictures lampoons YouTube celebrity as Chad succumbs to his online persona of Chauncey Splendids before
the eyes of his father and best friend. Will YouTube dominate forever the mindset of another innocent American? Watch YouTopia
and find out what happens!
The 13th year for Schwabrock was a doozy! Due to the impending wedding of our founding member, Brian, the film troupe formulated
a plan to bamboozle him into believing he was making an improvised film about a Prison Break but the subject matter was indeed
his own nuptials (similar themes between jail and marriage). "No Escape" features a Get Smart themed agency known
as B.R.A.V.E attempting to keep their top agents away from the horrors of wedded bliss while the evil B.O.L.D organization
recruits new husbands by breaking the spirits of bachelors worldwide. The result was not only an hysterical jaunt, it was
also a wonderful surprise for Brian at his bachelor party where the film was premiered at the Kew Gardens cinema in Queens,
New York to rave reviews.