Friday, August 29, 2008

Broken Link

We'll fix it soon, but if you want to watch the film you can here.

Friday, August 22, 2008

'Watch Now' Issue

If you've tried watching Barackula the last few days you may have noticed the "Watch Now" button directs you to a jpg instead of the "theater page" to watch the film. We're correcting this  and the movie will be up again shortly.  

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Barackula Songs on iTunes!

"Running" and "This is Our Time" are now available to download on iTunes. Download them and tell your friends to do the same!  


Monday, July 21, 2008

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Air Hockey Tournament

Many of the Barackula cast and crew belong to the Jeanne McCarthy Air Hockey League. On Memorial Day, May 26th, we are hosting the championship tournament at Yankee Doodles in Santa Monica. The champion will take home a nice-looking trophy, one-month membership to the Cinefamily Silent Movie Theatre, and other modest prizes.

There's still enough time to register. There are no entry fees. Just bring enough quarters to play.

Times and other info will be posted later this week.

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Thursday, May 15, 2008

Barackula Featured on Yahoo! Buzz...

Went to check the Spurs-Hornets score and found this:

Barackula was featured in the main article on Yahoo News. Vera H-C Chan writes about the recent political satires on the net: The Empire Strikes Barack (very funny), the SNL Hillary clips and us. 

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Filmmaker Magazine Story on RED Camera

Roberto Quezada-Dardon finds reactions to the RED One camera from two crews who have worked with it:


Fox News and MSNBC both featured Barackula this week. Savannah Guthrie interviewed Justin live on Thursday's show, and a couple weeks ago Brian Noonan talked with Gavin and Justin on WGN Radio. We'll have a link to these interviews soon.

We are currently working on more songs and more material. Stay tuned.

Saturday, February 23, 2008


If you don't mind a couple minutes more loading time you can watch Barackula in 720p HD. There's also a new 480p version too. They're much better than the standard "Play" version. 
Check 'em out.

Thursday, February 21, 2008

CNN Today

Check out this segment by Jeanne Moos from The Situation Room on CNN on actors up for the role of Barack on SNL.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Monday, February 18, 2008

Nice Dream?

Quick thing: A newspaper article mentioned our production company as Nice Dreams Entertainment, with an 's'.  Our production company is actually just Nice Dream, not Nice Dreams Entertainment.  I wouldn't do a search on Nice Dreams Entertainment unless you're into porn. Think Radiohead, not -- I won't go there.  Hope this clears up the confusion.  
Check out a cool review of Barackula by Steve Bryant at The Hollywood Reporter's If you know of any more reviews out there, positive or negative,  let us know.

more pics from shoot

Hey Friends!!

Well, it's finally here and I'm so excited!  I hope everyone enjoys Barackula!!    If anyone wants to chat or have any questions, feel free to contact me at   

Random fact of the day: Alan Rickman's feature film debut was in the movie Die Hard...also my favorite movie of all time.     B.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Barackula Coming Tonight!

Hey it's Mike Lawson. 

Good news. The movie is finished, sort of.  It should be online for all of you to see tonight. I'm hoping midnight pacific time, but we've got to fish through a few technical issues first. Exporting 480p files from the pro res version takes a good amount of time. Our editor/DP and Superman himself, Mark Mannschreck, is on a film shoot in Long Beach. When he gets back I should know more. Oh, major thanks to Chris at Perennial Media for hosting the film. For the launch we'll have a 480p and ipod version. 720p and 1080p versions probably won't come for another day or so.
I had such a great time help make the film. I think we all did. We shot the film January 26th & 27th in Pasadena. Filming went smoothly for the most part, but the hours were long long long long. Even still nobody complained. Everybody put on their work face and slugged right through it. 
I'm very pleased with the end result but we're not finished yet. We're gonna send the film through a scratch color system and make an HDCAM version.  

I'll post more later. Expect posts from Gavin, Brooke, Justin and Jon too. And I'd love to get in touch with any of you. Send me an email at