1931 Productions

  1. This is the trailer for the short film we are still cookin' up. The short film is to give an idea for the feature concept, which was written in 2011 and has recently been polished up.

    Style inspiration: Michael Mann meets Dario Argento

    Log line: An uninspired photographer is approached by a masked killer who wants his murders photographed.

    Synopsis: William Martz never took particularly inspiring photographs until he receives a proposition over the phone that promises to further his career. The man on the phone reveals that he kills people for art and will continue to kill, possibly kill William, if he does not comply. William agrees to capture the masked killer’s masterpieces with his photography and becomes immersed in a brutal medium of art.

    Budget: $100-$200

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  2. This is the trailer for the short film we are still cookin' up. The short film is to give an idea for the feature concept, which was written in 2011 and has recently been polished up.

    Style inspiration: Michael Mann meets Dario Argento

    Log line: An uninspired photographer is approached by a masked killer who wants his murders photographed.

    Synopsis: William Martz never took particularly inspiring photographs until he receives a proposition over the phone that promises to further his career. The man on the phone reveals that he kills people for art and will continue to kill, possibly kill William, if he does not comply. William agrees to capture the masked killer’s masterpieces with his photography and becomes immersed in a brutal medium of art.

    Budget: $100-$200

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  3. A film co-written and co-directed by Ben Robertson of 1931 Productions and a good friend, Alex Justinger of Bright Head Productions.

    Log line: As the last of his humanity slips away, an ancient vampire named Rougge becomes desperate for the love and blood of a young woman named Ellen.

    Style Inspiration: German Expressionism

    Synopsis: Rougge and his slave, Lily, scour the streets for human blood, destroying anyone in their wake; that is until Rougge finds a young woman named Ellen who reminds him of what it is to feel humanity. While feeding upon a helpless bystander in an alleyway, he realizes he can no longer wait to feel Ellen and to taste her. Rougge invades Ellen’s home and kills both her and her husband. Rougge carries Ellen’s body back to his layer in hopes of making her one of his undead. Lily becomes jealous of the competition for Rougge’s affections and challenges her master, resulting in Rougge killing her as well. Absorbing the carnage left behind him, Rougge realizes the monster he has truly become, and in one last act to save his soul, opens the blocked shutters of his layer to expose himself to the dawn’s first light.

    Budget: $500

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  4. Tag line: Dr. Krauss, a mad scientist, will stop at nothing to revive Jonahs' late wife and make her his.

    This is the first project Ben and I were assigned together in our Narrative Video Production II class. I had this story in my head and when we were paired together to make a film no longer than 2 minutes long, Ben wrote a script to capture that vision. Shot on his Panasonic HVX 200 on a snowy winter's day at the infamous Sloss Furnaces in downtown Birmingham, 'Til Death is a collaboration with another colleague who edited the piece. There was another version of the story in black and white and scored to "God Moving Over The Face Of The Water" from the "Heat" soundtrack, done by Ben Robertson, but it was lost upon a school hard drive wipe out.

    'Til Death premiered at Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, and has also shown at the Rocket City and CineYouth Festivals.

    Budget: $0 - $10

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  5. The Future Is: BLOOD THIRSTY GANGS VS. MAN-EATING ZOMBIES!!!

    Style Inspiration: The Warriors / Return of the Living Dead / Creepshow / Stanley Kubrick / Quentin Tarantino

    Here's a little short film that brings back great memories.
    Presenting Nadia's directorial & editorial debut, which was made possible with the collaboration of so many great colleagues. Good times for the Bama crew!

    Budget: $1,000

    # vimeo.com/47380644 Uploaded 59 Plays / / 0 Comments Watch in Couch Mode

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1931 Productions is a film production company run by husband and wife duo, Ben and Nadia Robertson, who founded the company based out of their hometown, Birmingham, AL. After making the cross country trek to Los Angeles, the company continues to grow. Our films are bold, stylized, cinematic and atmospheric, and we aspire to capture the beauty in everything. This


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This is where you can see all of the films of 1931 Productions!

1931 Productions is a film production company run by husband and wife duo, Ben and Nadia Robertson, who founded the company based out of their hometown, Birmingham, AL. After making the cross country trek to Los Angeles, the company continues to grow. Our films are bold, stylized, cinematic and atmospheric, and we aspire to capture the beauty in everything. This is a film production company with the mindset of making interesting, artful, and original films regardless of budget.

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    This is a Film Production Company with the mindset of making interesting, artful, and original films regardless of budget.

    1931 Productions is a film production company run by husband and wife duo, Ben and Nadia Robertson, who founded the company based out of their hometown, Birmingham, AL. After making the cross country trek to Los Angeles, the company continues to grow. Our goal is to make films that are bold, stylized, cinematic and atmospheric, and we aspire to capture the beauty in everything.

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