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South by Southwest Film Festival
and the world famous
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema
present:

Bob Ray's Down & Dirty Austin Film Tour

sponsored by:

 

Under the Austin, Texas based CrashCam Films moniker, Bob Ray catapults the Austin counterculture onto the big screen, reveling in its inspiring, unique and deliriously offbeat glory. Frequently fusing comedic elements into tense and dramatic scenarios, his films push cinematic boundaries while challenging and delighting viewers.

Ray’s work includes the award winning stoner-comedy feature “Rock Opera,” the critically acclaimed roller derby documentary “Hell on Wheels,” myriad short films and music videos for Nashville Pussy, Riverboat Gamblers, Fuckemos, Golden Arm Trio, The Phantom Creeps and more. Bob Ray frequently collaborates with musical pioneers like …And You Will Know Us By The Trail of Dead, Brown Whornet and Butthole Surfers, and he has worked with The Polyphonic Spree, Black Eyed Peas, Eels, Jerry Cantrell, Blur, Supergrass, The Rapture, Junior Brown, Jurassic Five, Puffy, Modest Mouse, Pete Yorn, Clinic, Starsailor, Don Walser, The Shins, Ozo Matli, Stephen Malkmus, Hank Williams III, X-Ecutioners and many other artists.

Raucously side-splitting, Bob Ray’s animated shorts include the series APESH!T and Platypus Rex as well as several one-offs. Flying under the CrashToons banner, these ‘toons are festival favorites and have been featured on Turner Network’s SuperDeluxe.com, Playboy.com and Comedy Central’s Atom.com.  

Bob Ray’s films have screened at tons of fests (many premiering at SXSW) and cinemas all over the world (BAM Cinematek, American Cinematheque at the Egyptian in L.A., the historic Paramount Theater in Austin, etc.) to much critical acclaim.  In addition, Ray has screened films at some super-fine institutions of higher learning: USC, Cal Arts, University of Texas, University of Kansas, Southwestern University, Denison University and more.  

This year Bob Ray brings you the new documentary Total Badass, an outrageous and hilariously seedy venture into the Austin underground with wild man-about-town, social deviant, musical/stunt performer, sex addict, Guinea pig enthusiast, writer/publisher, father, weed dealing felon and local maniac Chad Holt.

 

Bob Ray will be touring around with his films!
 He’ll be showing off his flicks and hosting post-screening Q&As.  
You can even buy a cool poster or DVD from him.  Fun!

Down & Dirty Austin Film Tour 2010 with Bob Ray
West Coast

Date City Venue

Flicks/ Sponsors

HoW TBA Poster
Thurs, July 15
Albuquerque, NM
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons *sponsored by Duke City Derby
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons *with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
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Sat, July 17
Denver, CO
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons *sponsored by Rocky Mountain Rollergirls
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons *with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
Starz-FilmCenter-HoW-TBA-11x17.jpg
Mon, July 19
Salt Lake City, UT
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons *sponsored by Salt City Derby Girls
9:15 Total Badass with CrashToons *with filmmaker Bob Ray
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Wed, July 21
Boise, ID
8:15 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons *sponsored by Treasure Valley Rollergirls
*with filmmaker Bob Ray
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Fri, July 23
Vancouver, BC
Midnight double-feature!!! Hell on Wheels *w/ special guests Terminal City Rollergirls
Total Badass and CrashToons *with filmmaker Bob Ray
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Sat, July 24
Bellingham, WA
8:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons *sponsored by Bellingham Roller Betties
*with filmmaker Bob Ray
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Sun, July 25
Port Orchard, WA
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons *sponsored by Slaughter County Roller Vixens
*with filmmaker Bob Ray
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Mon, July 26
Victoria, BC
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons *sponsored by Eves of Destruction Roller Derby
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons *with filmmaker Bob Ray
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Tue, July 27
Tacoma, WA
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons *sponsored by Dockyard Derby Dames *with filmmaker Bob Ray
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Thurs, July 29
Portland, OR
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons *sponsored by Rose City Rollers
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons *with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
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Fri, July 30
Seattle, WA
7:00 Total Badass with CrashToons *with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
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Sat, July 31
Salem, OR
Roller Derby Film Festival!!! *sponsored by Cherry City Derby Girls
Hell on Wheels
(at 8:45) screening with Brutal Beauty and Blood on the Flat Track
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Sun, Aug 1
Eugene, OR
5:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons *sponsored by Emerald City Roller Girls *with filmmaker Bob Ray
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Mon, Aug 2
Chico, CA
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons *sponsored by NorCal Roller Girls *with filmmaker Bob Ray
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Tue, Aug 3
El Cerrito, CA
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons *sponsored by Bay Area Derby Girls
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons *with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
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Wed, Aug 4
San Francisco, CA
7:00 Total Badass with CrashToons *with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
9:15 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons *sponsored by Bay Area Derby Girls
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Thur, Aug 5
San Francisco, CA
7:00 Total Badass with CrashToons *with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
9:15 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons *sponsored by Bay Area Derby Girls
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Fri, Aug 6 Sacramento, CA Mystic Cinema MIDNIGHT Hell on Wheels with CrashToons *sponsored by Sac City Rollers   Sacramento-HoW-11x17.jpg
Mon, Aug 9
Los Angeles, CA
7:00 Total Badass with CrashToons *with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
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Thur, Aug 12
Los Angeles, CA
7:00 Total Badass with CrashToons *with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
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Fri, Aug 13
Los Angeles, CA
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons *with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
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Sat, Aug 14
Phoenix, AZ
7:00 Hell on Wheels with CrashToons
9:00 Total Badass with CrashToons *with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
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Mon, Aug 16
Las Cruces, NM
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Tues, Aug 17
Marfa, TX
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Thurs, Aug 19
Austin, TX
7:00 Total Badass with CrashToons *with filmmaker Bob Ray and Chad Holt
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  more screenings to be added CLICK HERE for hi-res pics and other press info

Total Badass trailer as a Zipped Quicktime file:
http://www.crashcamfilms.com/totalbadass/TotalBadass-trailer.zip
Hell on Wheels trailer as a Zipped Quicktime file:
http://www.crashcamfilms.com/hellonwheels/HellOnWheelsTrailer.zip

    - Total Badass - Poster.jpg -
- Total Badass - Poster.ai -
- Hell on Wheels_Poster-11x17.jpg -
- Hell on Wheels_Poster-11x17.psd -

Bob Ray's Down and Dirty Austin Film Tour crew:
Tour Producer: Mia Cevallos
Publicity/promotion: Jenny Bendel at Rock 'N' Load

this tour would not be possible w/out the help of friends and peers.
Bob Ray would like to give a
special thanks to:
Mia Cevallos, Jenny Bendel, Affordable Sound, Will Evans, Mike Marquardt

“Hell on Wheels is an epic doc. It's fast, fun, and inspiring.”
- Chris Gore (founder, Film Threat Magazine)

“…the kind of twists, drama, cat fights and compound fractures that only happen in real life. …the story is extremel y compelling, sometimes laugh-out-loud outrageous and above all inspiring.”
- Ain't It Cool News

"Hell on Wheels is full of adrenaline-fueled highs, heartbreaking lows, and lots of chicks in short skirts kicking the shit out of each other."
- The Onion A.V. Club


directed by Bob Ray produced by Werner Campbell
featuring Lonestar Rollergirls and Texas Rollergirls
original music by ...And You Will Know Us By the Trail of Dead
with the music of: Explosions in the Sky, Mogwai, Grupo Fantasma,
RPG, Nashville Pussy, Alice Donut, The Crack Pipes,
Suplecs, Amplified Heat, Hobble, USS Friendship and more

Hell on Wheels takes a from-the-trenches look at the dizzying clash of athleticism, exhibitionism, egos, politics and business that is modern-era roller derby.  A group of hard-hitting Texas women overcome myriad obstacles in resurrecting and revamping the sport, only to find internal strife ripping the fledgling organization apart.  Two leagues emerge from the clash, and what follows ignites an international roller derby revival.  Shot over a five-year period by Bob Ray (Rock Opera) and Werner Campbell, Hell on Wheels was edited by award winning editor Conor O’Neill (Murderball, Word Wars, Capitalism: A Love Story) and features original music by …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead.

run time: 90 min





“Hell on Wheels is a killer documentary about the Austin all-women's roller-derby leagues that inadvertently launched a nationwide (and now worldwide) revival of the sport.”
- Salt Lake City Weekly

“Hell on Wheels is a fascinating story and a fun movie.”
- Cinematical

“Part rock 'em, sock 'em sports doc (cue Trail of Dead) and part behind-the-scenes exposé, the film is blessedly free of A&E-style jiggle and melodramatic pandering, and it makes clear the value of Derby for misfit girls who like to clothesline people. Best of all is the film's coda, which tracks the subsequent formation of Roller Derby leagues across the U.S. and the globe.”
- The Austin Chronicle

“A thrill-ride of a documentary …not just wildly entertaining, but downright impressive. Highly recommended.”
- digitallyOBSESSED

“Bone-crunching collisions, behind-the-scenes drama and roller skates are all part of the outrageous documentary… a smashingly entertaining feature!”
-- Pittsburgh Tribune-Review

“…the drama fans see during bouts pales to the drama that roller derby has gone through off the track. [Hell on Wheels is] a kind of tattooed, tough-girl "Dynasty." The film is as much about dreams, ego, power and simple human nature as it is about roller derby. …one hell of a story.”
- 77 Square

"Hell on Wheels is entertaining, educational and frustratingly brilliant.”
- In Utah This Week

4 ½ STARS
"...a story of triumph over adversity and seemingly insurmountable odds. It's one of those documentaries that doesn't really feel like its imposing an agend or actively spewing various facts at you, but simply telling you a true-life story in an organic fashion… a good story well told..”
- Real Movie News

“A wholly engaging documentary.”
- Campus Circle

“Compelling storytelling… It's fascinating to watch.”
- DVD Talk

“A must-see film!”
- The Stamford Times

www.HellOnWheelsTheMovie.com
www.facebook.com/HellOnWheelsTheMovie

an insanely funny and wickedly debaucherous new documentary about crime, sex, art, drugs, music and life in the Austin underground

directed by Bob Ray
produced by Kera Dacy, Bob Ray, Mia Cevallos
edited by Bob Ray and Andrew Segovia
featuring Chad Holt
with the music of: The Crack Pipes, Fruntbutt, BFE,
Migas, Wine and Revolution and more

release date: 2010
run time: 87 min

the first of three trailers:

 

Here's the "test scene" we shot before embarking on the feature shoot: TOTAL BADASS "Test Scene"

"(Total Badass) is a rough film, and that's a good thing: Holt comes across like a lost John Waters' collaborator, or like a real-life version of Nicolas Cage in Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans."
-Austin Chronicle
http://www.austinchronicle.com/gyrobase/Blogs/index.html/objID1032964/blogID/

indieWIRE
http://www.indiewire.com/article/in_the_works_housing_horror_wandering_skater_bad_ass_texan_adult_artists_so/pem

Houston Press
http://blogs.houstonpress.com/rocks/2010/05/be_a_total_badass_and_win_neil.php

Slackerwood
http://www.slackerwood.com/node/1644

“Holt is a modern day Texas punk rock version of a Kerouac character; speeding through life on whatever fuels him in a non-stop flurry of writing, drug dealing, singing, stage diving, love making, and guinea pig raising.”
- Austin Daze: http://www.austindaze.com/2010/05/24/bob-rays-new-film-total-badass/

Austin’s Indie Guru delivers a doc about drugs, sex and Chad Holt: Drugs, Sex and the Austin Underground

The ultimate slacker filmmaker just might be Austin’s Bob Ray, responsible for the indie productions “Hell on Wheels,” about women’s roller derby, and “Rock Opera,” a weed-infused little goodie about the Austin rocker scene. He’s also been at the helm of numerous animations and good-time music videos, such as “Platypus Rex’s Clone Whores” and “Night of the Kung Fu Zombie Bastards from Hell!” Anyone with a High Times magazine nomination for Best Stoner Film is alright by us.

Ray and his CrashCam Films are always a highlight at the prestigious SXSW festival, and his latest cinematic adventure to screen at the fest is “Total Badass: A Film by Bob Ray about the Life and Times of Chad Holt.” We quote from the film’s web page: “an insanely funny and wickedly debaucherous new documentary about crime, sex, drugs, music and life in the Austin underground.” (They had us at “insanely.”)
-D.L. Groover, Houston Press 

Testimonials:

"Hilarious and thouroughly entertaining"
-Kristin Bybee (Austin)

"An unhinged feature where mayhem tells its own story."
-Michael Scott Parker of Creature Rock (Austin)

"Total Badass is the funniest, saddest movie ever."
-Mark Stewart Ceries (Austin)

"Best movie I've seen all day."
-David Gott (Austin)

www.TotalBadassTheMovie.com
www.facebook.com/TotalBadassTheMovie


written and directed by Bob Ray
featuring Jerry Clark, Chad Holt, Ted Jarrell
original music by 16 Deluxe with the music of:
Butthole Surfers, Nashville Pussy, Fuckemos, The Crack Pipes,

Honky,
Pocket FishRmen, Phantom Creeps, Titz, Voltage,
Cherubs, Antebellum, Squat Thrust, El Flaco, PigPoke,
Ed Hall, Witchbanger, El Insecto and more

From Austin, "The Live Music Capital of the World" Texas comes the award winning and critically acclaimed stoner-caper-comedy Rock Opera, a hilariously raucous and seedy tale of drug fueled rock and roll debauchery. Rock Opera sets a fictional tale of double crossing drug deals in Austin’s real life underground music and drug scene.

run time: 89 min

Rock Opera was nominated for a High Times Magazine Stony Film Award!

 

 





"Hilarious!"
--Toronto Eye

"A hysterically funny slacker caper movie."
–Jerry Renshaw,
The Austin Chronicle

"Rock Opera delivers the goods."
--Willamette Weekly

"RockOpera is damn funny."
--The Seattle Stranger

"If every pot user goes to see Rock Opera,
I think you'll have a hit on your hands."

--Richard Linklater

"Tense, violent and funny,
Rock Opera
is solid midnight movie fare."

--Variety

"The funniest celebration of unrepentant drug ingestion since Cheech & Chong's Up In Smoke... One of the year's great finds."
-- San Francisco Independent Film Festival

"Genuinely warped...scathingly hilarious...a spot-on quasi-parody of the day-to-day existence of struggling Austin musicians and their wayward ways."
-- Marc Savlov, The Austin Chronicle

"I love Rock Opera!"
--Steve Bloom, High Times Magazine

"Hilariously seedy."
--Throttlebox.com

"Bloody funny... If you’re not easily offended, this should definitely be near the top of your to-view list."
--Grant Tait, Austin 360

"Hilarious and groovy…
Rock Opera is rockin’."

--FileThirteen.com

"Rock Opera possesses that delicious sense of the absurd for which so many indie films strive for but very few achieve. Never before has the underground Austin music scene been brought onscreen to such glorious, pot-reeking life. Rock Opera could very well be the next Austin film to inherit the low-budget crown previously worn by Slacker and El Mariachi."
--SXSW

"A great film, including really fucking hilarious performances, especially the uberstoner Toe, played by the seeming unstoppable Jerry Don Clark.
It's great fun."

--Terminal City Weekly

"Bob Ray is a director who rocks."
--IFC RANT


"A good old fashioned
ass kicking spectacle."

--Film Threat

"Rife with rocking energy...
a hell of a time."

--New Times L.A.

"Truly suspenseful... terribly funny...
Rock Opera
puts Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas to shame."

--San Francisco Weekly

www.RockOperaTheMovie.com
www.facebook.com/RockOpera

www.CrashToons.com

Watch "Platypus Rex in: Hymenoplasty" at: www.CrashToons.com

 Watch "Platypus Rex in: Clone Whores " at: www.CrashToons.com

Watch "Spanish Lessons with Chupacabra Volume 7: Conversational Spanish" at: www.CrashToons.com
 

www.CrashToons.com
see cool 'toons like: APESH!T, Platypus Rex, and other crazy crap with some dragons, unicorns, Chupacabras, sex, guns, and good times!


“Inventive and flat-out funny,
but definitely not for the squeamish!”

-- Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films





APESH!T "Road Trip" is a two-parter.
Part 1 is "Butter Face" and Part 2 is "Pecker-pine."
Dig the both of them:

 

 

That's just a sampling of the 'toonage! Swing by and check out the full load of cartoons at
www.CrashToons.com
www.facebook.com/CrashToons

 

Bob Ray's films have screened at:








The Austin Chronicle's Best of Austin 2008

Best Emergant Filmmaker: Bob Ray

 

 

Second Leg: East Coast

Date City Venue Flicks
kicking off in
Sept/Oct

Houston, TX   Total Badass, Hell on Wheels, Rock Opera, CrashToons
  Baton Rouge, LA    
  New Orleans, LA    
  Mobile, AL    
  Tallahassee, FL    
  Jacksonville, FL    
  Charlston, SC    
  Charlotte, NC    
  Raliegh, NC    
  Norfolk, VA    
  Richmond, VA    
  Washington DC    
  Philadelphia, PA    
  New York City, NY    
  Boston, MA    
  Hartford, CT    
  Brooklyn, NY    
  Baltimore, MA    
  Charlottesville, VA    
  Knoxville, TN    
  Atlanta, GA    
  Birmingham, AL    
  Jackson, MS    
  Houston, TX    

 

Midwest Third Leg

Date City Venue Flicks
kicking off in
Oct/ Nov
Dallas, TX   Total Badass, Hell on Wheels, Rock Opera, CrashToons
  Oklahoma City, OK    
  Springfield, MO    
  Kansas City    
  Omaha, NE    
  Des Moines, ID    
  Minneapolis, MN    
  Madison, WI    
  Chicago, IL    
  Detroit, MI    
  Cleveland, OH    
  Pittsburgh, PA    
  Colombus, OH    
  Cincinatti, OH    
  Lexington, KY    
  Louisville, KY    
  Indianapolis, IN    
  St. Louis, MO    
  Nashville, TN    
  Memphis, TN    
  Little Rock, AR    
  Shreveport, LA    
  College Station, TX    
  Austin, TX    

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