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PR Found on DVD Sep 23

XLrator Media

Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn't start trouble in class. But a darkness is beginning to fall over Marty's life. The kids at school won't stop picking on him, his parents just don't seem to understand him, and now Marty must grapple with a terrible secret that threatens to destroy life as he knows it...

XLrator Media is releasing Found on DVD on September 23, 2014.


AVAILABLE ON DVD: September 23, 2014
CAST: Gavin Brown, Ethan Philbeck
WRITERS: Scott Schirmer, Todd Rigney
DIRECTOR: Scott Schirmer


SYNOPSIS: Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn't start trouble in class. But a darkness is beginning to fall over Marty's life. The kids at school won't stop picking on him, his parents just don't seem to understand him, and now Marty must grapple with a terrible secret that threatens to destroy life as he knows it -- his big brother is a serial killer! Brotherly love is put to the ultimate test in this emotional coming-of-age story that descends into unspeakable horror.

GENRE: Horror





Gavin Brown and Ethan Philbeck


Scott Schirmer


Scott Schirmer and Todd Rigney



103 minutes


Not Rated



Found is a dark labor of love written by Kentucky author Todd Rigney, shot by an all-Hoosier cast and crew on a micro-budget of just $8,000.  Featuring bold performances by young actors Gavin Brown and Ethan Philbeck, a killer animated title sequence by Indianapolis artist Lowell Isaac, and gut-wrenching gore by the Clockwerk Creature Company, Found has been called "as horror as horror can get" by Elvira, Mistress of the Dark. Found made its auspicious world premiere in September 2012, when the iconic Elvira and a panel of celebrity judges including Joe Bob Briggs, Bill Moseley, Sybil Danning, and Peaches Christ unanimously selected Found for best feature at Elvira's Horror Hunt, sponsored by HorrorHound Magazine and Stan Lee's Comikaze Expo. The film also won awards for best actor and best director.

As Found continues its tour on the festival circuit, it has become an official selection of numerous film festivals, including the Brussels International Fantastic Film Festival, L'Etrange Festival in Paris, Toronto After Dark, the Lausanne Underground Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Fear & Fantasy Film Festival. It has won numerous awards at The New York City Horror Film Festival, The Phoenix Film Festival, The Terror de Molins Film Festival in Barcelona, The Nevermore Film Festival in Durham, The New Orleans Horror Film Festival, The Eerie Horror Film Festival, A Night of Horror International Film Festival in Sydney, The Motor City Nightmares Film Festival, The Mad Monster Party Film Festival, and the Housecore Horror Film Festival in Austin, Texas.  


Marty is the ideal fifth grader. He gets good grades, listens to his teachers, and doesn't start trouble in class. But a darkness is beginning to fall over Marty's life. The kids at school won't stop picking on him, his parents just don't seem to understand him, and now Marty must grapple with a terrible secret that threatens to destroy life as he knows it -- his big brother is a serial killer! Brotherly love is put to the ultimate test in this emotional coming-of-age story that descends into unspeakable horror.


After reading Todd Rigney's book for the first time, I never wanted anything so badly in my entire life. On a surface level, Found struck me as an unlikely mash-up of two of my favorite films — Ordinary People and The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. But under that surface were a dozen or so delicious ambiguities and provocative themes that spoke to me very personally.

Chief among these, I think Found has a lot to say about bullying and the warping potency of shame in boys' lives. Todd perfectly captures a moment in the life of our young protagonist, Marty — and I think in many boys' lives — where he is forced to make a conscious decision to leave boyhood, to risk alienating his mother and family, just so he can compete and survive among his peers. Boys do this even if it means sacrificing core parts of their humanity. That's what happens when caring gets perceived as a feminine quality, a weakness. And in the depiction of Steve, the older brother, I think we see how dangerous that sacrifice can be. Steve is a projection of Marty further down the road, but he goes beyond violence for retaliation. He embodies an entirely other notion that I've rarely seen explored in media, one that only needs hinted at to shock and disturb — the sexual fetishism of violence.

Marty's conflict points to 'nurture'. Steve's suggests 'nature'. Which is more horrifying — that male violence is intrinsic, or that it's bred and condoned? Found gave me an opportunity to explore the thorny path many boys and young men take as their rite of passage. Todd crystallizes the turning point in Marty's life, and he shows us the worst case scenario in Steve's. The plight of these characters shapes Found into a coming-of-age story that descends into full-blown horror.

Something I can really sink my teeth into.



Scott Schirmer studied film and sociology at Indiana University, where he received grants for film making and achievement in video art. He currently works as a commercial video producer and editor.  His writing and directing credits include the short films Boy in the Making,Three Animals One StuffedHouse of Hope and Off the Beaten Path.  In 2006, his supernatural drama The Day Joe Left became a top ten finalist in Triggerstreet's online short film festival.  Found is his first feature film. 


Todd is a staff writer for WebProNews and contributing blogger for BeyondHollywood.  In Addition to Found, Todd is also the author of the horror anthology, Twelve Stories Concerning Love and Death.  At present, he enjoys terrible movies, weird 90's industrial music, and collecting dusty VHS tapes.  He's 34, married, and very pale.


Gavin Brown is now fifteen and attends high school in Bloomington, Indiana.  Since making his acting debut in Found, Gavin has been cast in The Impersonators and has attended acting class at GJC Talent.  When he's not in school or acting, Gavin enjoys Lacrosse and making music – and hanging out with friends.


Ethan Philbeck has performed in many stage productions with the Cardinal Stage Company in Bloomington, Indiana,including The Grapes of Wrath, A Christmas Carol, My Fair Lady, Annie, and If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.  He also donned the role of the Duck in Click Clack Moo and worked behind-the-scenes as a co-stage manager for The Lonesome West and assistant stage manager for A Year with Frog and Toad.


Phyllis Munro has previously appeared in Contrition (2012),Lewis (2010), and Babbling Banshee (2008).   Phyllis participates in Community Theater, both as an actor and a stage manager, and attends acting class at GJC Talent.  She will next be seen in Zack Parker's Proxy.


Louie Lawless has appeared in several Midwest-based film productions, including HermeticaNothing to DeclareDon't See It AloneMy Bloody WeddingTowScorned, andF.L.O.S.T (F*ckload of Scotch Tape).  Passionate about the collaborative nature of film, Louie also participates in Indianapolis' annual 48-Hour Film Project.



The October People presents

A Forbidden Films production

Gavin Brown

Ethan Philbeck


Phyllis Munro

Louie Lawless

Alex Kogin

Andy Alphonse

Kitsie Duncan

Kate Braun

Eddie Jackson

Adrian Cox-Thurmond

Brigid Macaulay

With Angela Denton

And Shane Beasley as the 'Headless' Killer

Special makeup effects by The Clockwerk Creature Company

Featuring music by Aaron Marshall and Bing Satellites

Original music composed by Magician Johnson, Greg Wright, and Lito Velasco

Title sequence designed and illustrated by Lowell Isaac

Director of photography  

Leya Taylor


Scott Schirmer

Associate producers

Arthur Cullipher and Shane Beasley

Produced by

Leya Taylor and Damien Wesner

Screenplay by

Todd Rigney and Scott Schirmer

Based on the novel by

Todd Rigney

Directed by

Scott Schirmer

Production managers

Damien Wesner, Leya Taylor, Scott Schirmer

Script supervisor

William Murnahan


Sheila Butler

Production assistants

Brandon Bennett, Lena Rae Burkett, Jenn Handy, Kalissa Mullis, Mary M. White

Dialogue recording

Shane Beasley and Kirk Chastain Foley

Shane Beasley, Lena Rae Burkett, and Leya Taylor

Sound effects editing

Leya Taylor

Music supervision

Matt Zink and Carmelita Jehoh


(in order of appearance)

Marty – Gavin Brown

Mom – Phyllis Munro

Steve – Ethan Philbeck

Dad – Louie Lawless

David – Alex Kogin

David's Friend #1 – Dylan Campbell

David's Friend #2 – Nicholas Irmscher

Miss Thomas – Kate Braun

Levi – Dane Irwin

Teacher #2 – Traci Ford Howell

Hilary – Izabella Brown-Sparks

Hilary's Friend #1 – Zoe Adams

Hilary's Friend #2 – Tori Sanders

Andy – Austin Rawlins

George – David DeMoss

Randy – Brandon Howell

Back Room Video Store Customer – Nathan Erdel

Video Store Employee – Todd Rigney

Charlotte in 'Deep Dwellers' – Angela Denton

Rodney in 'Deep Dwellers' – Christopher Hunt

Creature in 'Deep Dwellers' – Arthur Cullipher

The 'Headless' Killer – Shane Beasley

'Headless' Victim #1 – Angela Denton

'Headless' Victim #2 – Brigid Macaulay

'Headless' Police Officer – David E.W. Pruett

David's Mom – Sheila Butler

Theater Usher – Russell McGee

Preacher Donald – Andy Alphonse

Trevor – Adrian Cox-Thurmond

Trevor's Mom – Kitsie Duncan

Screaming Woman – Amy Stout

'Mysteries of the Unexplained' Radio Program

Host – Shane Beasley

Callers 1 & 2 – Lena Rae Burkett

Caller 3 – Leya Taylor

School Yard Children

Alex Apple, Erin Adams, Lucas Sutton Burks, Shelby Campbell, Colton Dickey, Ryan Greenberg, Brooklyn Howell, Jenny Mathews, Rodney Payton, Victoria Sanders

Church Congregation

Nicholas B. Arnhold, Kirk Chastain, Michelle Hartz, Tara Jones, Jo Anna Kogin, Rex Kogin, Bennie Sexton, Savannah Sexton, Drew Stewart, Jessica Stewart, Michell Wagner, Chris Walcott, Sage Walcott

The Clockwerk Creature Company

Design and Sculpting – Arthur Cullipher

Painting and Practical Effects – Shane Beasley, Arthur Cullipher

Casting and Application – Shane Beasley, Kirk Chastain, Arthur Cullipher, Leya Taylor


Written and performed by Racebannon

Available on the album 'Satan's Kickin Yr Dick In'

'Sister Fucker' 

Written and performed by Racebannon

Available on the album 'Acid or Blood'

'The Salt Flats,' 'Alternate Universe,' 'Last Breath,' 'NYC,' 'Europa 2.1,' 'Escape into the Storm,' 'Try,' 'The Goldilocks Zone,' 'Humbug,' 'The Guardian,' 'Unrequited,' 'Two,' 

composed and performed by Aaron Marshall (Noct Music); 

select tracks available on the albums: 'Magnificent Accident,' 'Noir Ambiance,' 'Retrospective Compilation 1997-2005'

'Stardome (Aaron Marshall Mix)' 

composed and performed by Stellardrone and Aaron Marshall

'Soothing Image 1,' 'Soothing Image 3,' 'Soothing Image 13,' 'Late Summer Meadows,' 'Dark Clouds,' 'Hidden Away for Years,' 'The Hottest Day of the Year (Part 1),' 'The Bay,' 'Procession,' 'Kilham Hill 1978 (Part 1),' 'composed and performed by Bing Satellites; available on the albums: 'Soothing Images 1-15,' 'Twilight Sessions Volumes 1, 3, 6, and 8', 'Time'

Roach Man & Bag Lunch created by 

Todd Rigney

Character designs by 

Lowell Isaac

Marty and David's drawings/comics and 'Headless' VHS box art by 

Shane Beasley

Steve's artwork by 

James Stroman

'Deep Dwellers' VHS box art by 

Scott Maus

'Death Rattlers' VHS box art by 

Scott Schirmer

'Without Warning' poster appears courtesy of 

Greydon Clark

'The Taint' poster appears courtesy of 

Drew Bolduc and Dan Nelson

'Black Roses,' 'The Deadly Spawn,' 'Street Trash,' and 'Wild Zero' posters appear courtesy of 

Synapse Films

'Psycho Street' poster appears courtesy of 

Muscle Wolf Productions

'Bungee Boy' created by 

Dan Drewes; artwork by Joshua Allen

'Atomic Age Cinema' and 'Come' posters appear courtesy of 

Clockwerk Pictures

'Sterm und Drang' and 'The Boy Who Couldn't Shudder' artwork appear courtesy of 

Lowell Isaac

FoundStill 03

Dark Carnival Film Festival flyer appears courtesy of 

David E.W. Pruett

Special Thanks

Aaron Marshall

Abraham Castillo Flores

Adam Lopez

Alan Rowe Kelly

Amy Stout

Angela Mahorney

Ann Skirvin

Anna West

Arthur Vincie

Ashley Sinn

Bart Mastronardi

Betina Goldman

Birch Miller

Brandon Kinchen

Bridget van Voorden

Cassandra Peterson

Cathy Brown

Cheryl Baker

Chris Eller

Chris Orgelt

Chris Santucci

Christopher Cohron

Clayton Sparks

Corey Mitchell

Dan DelPurgatorio

Dan Dixon

Danny Marainino

David E.W. Pruett

Dean Bertram

Deborah Weiss

Denise Gossett

Don Thacker

Freddy Bozzo

George Kaskanlian, Jr

Golda Taylor

Greg Bailey

Greg Ropp

Hilary Kanyi


J.R. Payton

J.T. Seaton

Bethany Geib-Rosch

Jacob Geib-Rosch

James Feeney

Jason Hignite

Jeff Post

Jeremy Berg

Jeremy Hogan

Jim Carl

Jim Dougherty

Jo Anna Kogin

Joan Hawkins

Joe Stauffer

John Baker

John Pata

John Portanova

Joshua Coonrod

Joshua Grannell

Joshua Hull

Juan Antonio Barnés

Julien Bodivit

Kara Erdel

Keith Ogorek

Keith Roach

Kevin Sommerfield

Kevin Weiss

Khadir Cade

Kirk Chastain

Lauren Bernofsky

Lena Rae Burkett

Leo Tripi

Linda Blauvelt

Linda Brady

Lito Velasco

Lloyd Ford

Logan Lawalin

Logan Thomas

Lorayna Sanders

Lucas Masson

Luke Burks

Lydia Comer

Marc Troonen

Marv Blauvelt

Matt Medisch

Matthew Hightshoe

Matthew McDaniel

Max Visconti

Maxime Déchelette

Michelle Floyd

Michelle Hartz

Mike Turney

Nathan Erdel

Nick DeCarlo

Patrick Rea

Paul Belcastro

Peter Lopilato

Philip Anselmo

Philip Campbell

Randy Cassady

Ray West

Rex Kogin

Robert Poole

Ronald Apple

Ronnie Hein

Rovene Quigley

Ryan Blake George

S. Purple Sheldon

Salvador García

Shellie Campbell

Stacey Weger

Steve Goltz

Steven Landry

Susan Mathews

Teri Watkins

The Bloom Amenities Center

The Bloomington Herald-Times

The Indy Indie Artists' Colony

The Ryder Magazine

Theresa Rigney

Tom Munro

Tony Williams

Traci Ford Howell


Wayne Taylor

Yunika McCowan Jackson

Zech Scott

And to all the film festival staff and film reviewers who have supported this film

Catering provided by Sugar Daddies

Filmed entirely in the state of Indiana: Bloomington, Columbus, Ellettsville, Fishers, French Lick, Smithville, and Yellowwood State Park

Shot with the Canon EOS 7D

Edited on Sony Vegas Pro

Film copyright 2014, Forbidden Films, LLC

Screenplay copyright 2014, Todd Rigney and Scott Schirmer

Read the novel 'Found and Other Stories' available at Amazon.com and wherever books are sold.

XLrator Media

September 15, 2014, 7:16 am - PR
Keywords: horror

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