Archive for November, 2011

Ready – NTH 2.47

Wednesday, November 30th, 2011

ARE YOU READY FOR THE APOCALYPSE!? This video won’t help, but watch it anyway to see one of the worst marionettes ever.

Dead Lawyers – NTH 2.46

Tuesday, November 22nd, 2011

Ok, sure, first you kill them . . . but what happens to them after that? Here’s one theory. And, Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Tart – NTH 2.45

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Toaster pastries, drugs, Brad Pitt, antique cars in Technicolor, and three-way sex . . . yep, time for a new Next To Heaven.

NTH Wins Third Rosebud Award for Judy’s Smile

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Rob Parrish’s “Next To Heaven: Judy’s Smile” tells the story of a young boy having murderous thoughts about his sister, Judy – a girl who smiles continuously. The darkly humorous short film, constructed from a 1950’s educational film about personal hygiene, captured a Rosebud Award at the November 13, Rosebud Film Festival Awards Ceremony.

For 21 years the Rosebud Film Festival has recognized and honored the innovative, experimental, and deeply personal filmmaking originating in DC, Maryland, and Virginia. Each year the festival features 20 films chosen from hundreds of entries, and awards five Rosebud Awards, which includes $1,000 prize.

This year’s Rosebud Award is Parrish’s fourth, and the third awarded for work originating from Parrish’s experimental web series “Next To Heaven” (NTH). Previous NTH winners were “The Tapes of My Father” (2007) and “Rest” (2009).

NTH’s second season is winding down with the 52nd and last weekly episode of Season 2 to be released on January 4, 2012. As well as being a regularly featured series on the Blip TV video portal, NTH was the UK’s Guardian Newspaper headline “Internet Pick of the Week” earlier this year. The Guardian declared NTH’s second season, “more brilliantly bizarre than ever” and “superbly executed.” NTH was also featured in: the DC Shorts Film Festival, “The Final Girl” Exhibition at the Washington Project for the Arts; the “BITE” Exhibition at the Greater Reston Arts Center (VA); Power Pop-A-Licious (Ashbury Park, NJ (curated by Jayme McLellan)); and was the basis of Parrish’s “Haunted Drive-In” performance piece at DC’s Fridge Gallery.

Redwood – NTH 2.44

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

Hey mister. Mister! Please don’t cut down my giant tree. Mister!

Music played by Belinda Holmes.

An Interview With Rob Parrish, Creator Of The Web Series NEXT TO HEAVEN –!

Monday, November 7th, 2011

I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Ben Umstead for  Check it out here.  Thanks to Ben and Twitch!

Sick – NTH 2.43

Thursday, November 3rd, 2011

A collapsed love affair leads to nausea. The possible solution – fight nausea with more nausea. Special thanks to the wonderful, talented, and beautiful Jessika Dené Tarr for her acting work in this episode. My cool daughter also appears! And, thanks to Belinda Holmes for supplying the music.