Jonathan Blood, Travis Curran, Jake Christie, and Matt Fletcher got together in August '08 to make the film Enter Max Dagger for the 48 Hour Film Competition. Tasty Dude Films was coined, minted, and put into circulation. Travis almost immediately fled to the other side of the country. These things were not related.
When 2008 turned into 2009, Travis returned. Tasty Dude Films rose like a filmic phoenix from the blast crater that Travis's exodus had created. Resurgam.