New blog address / DVDs for sale online

•August 11, 2010 • Leave a Comment

A limited first-edition DVD of Scrappers is now available for purchase online, directly from the filmmakers.

To buy your copy, please head over to our NEW BLOG ADDRESS:
and click the “buy now” button on the right-hand side. Google Checkout will handle you from there.


Scrappers @ Landlocked

•August 9, 2010 • Leave a Comment

People of the great plains!

Make your way to Iowa City for the 2010 Landlocked Film Festival — Scrappers screens Saturday, August 29th, at 9pm!

2010 Landlocked FF schedule

More photos from Scrappers premiere @ the Siskel Center

•July 24, 2010 • Leave a Comment

by David Schalliol

Winner – Best Documentary Feature / Audience Award, plus 848 interview

•July 3, 2010 • Leave a Comment

We won both the BEST DOCUMENTARY FEATURE and AUDIENCE AWARD at the 17th Chicago Underground Film Festival! Thank you CUFF jurists and audiences!

More info:

Solo performance by Frank Rosaly at the CUFF closing night party
Photos by David Schalliol

Plus, Ben and Brian appeared on Chicago Public Radio’s (WBEZ 91.5) morning news-magazine “Eight Forty-Eight”. Alison Cuddy and Joe DeCeault did an awesome job, with great questions and clips cut in from the film. You can listen to the interview online: here.

Last but definitely not least, there’s some great praise for Frank Rosaly’s Scrappers score by Chicago Reader music critic Peter Margasak: here.

Scrappers @ CUFF afterparties – tonight 6/26 and tomorrow 6/27

•June 26, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Scrappers is also involved in two Chicago Underground Film Festival afterparties, tonight and tomorrow night, each of which would be an excellent opportunity to hang out.

TONIGHT, 8pm – late: Afterparty at High Concept Labs, which currently features our good friend Joe Miller’s solo/collaborative art show “Browntown”. Part of “Browntown” is a 3-channel video presentation of Chicago alleyways and scrapyards, assembled from our hours and hours of Scrappers raw footage. Facebook listing

TOMORROW, 9pm – late: Afterparty at the Empty Bottle, featuring the presentation of CUFF awards and a solo performance by Chicago percussionist, Scrappers composer, and general polymath Frank Rosaly. Facebook listing

Scrappers premiere in the press

•June 25, 2010 • Leave a Comment

“Superior verite doc…plays more like a gritty valentine to the City in a Garden than an earnest left-wing guilt trip.”
Cliff Doerksen, Chicago Reader

“Scrappers should be essential viewing for all Chicagoans”
Phil Morehart, Chicago Journal

“SCRAPPERS is a standard bearer for the Chicago Underground Film Fest, both as the only feature film in the festival about Chicago, and as the definitive record of a vast underground culture…Documentaries rarely balance deep involvement with such a light touch. The result is essential. ”

Writeup by Andrew Rhoades in Newcity Film

Gapers Block

Thanks everybody!

WORLD PREMIERE of Scrappers at CUFF 2010

•June 13, 2010 • 1 Comment

Chicagoans! Midwesterners! Everyone!

The WORLD PREMIERE of Scrappers will take place right here at home, in the 17th annual Chicago Underground Film Festival, at the Gene Siskel Film Center.

Screening 1: Sunday, June 27th, 4:45pm — with filmmakers in person
Screening 2: Thursday, July 1st, 8pm


Buy advance tickets online: Ticketmaster link
**You might want to do this to secure a seat

We couldn’t be more psyched. The festival is shaping to be one of the best CUFF iterations yet, for example:

1. JONAS MEKAS coming to receive a CUFF lifetime achievement award, present a program of his films “Life is Unpredictable”, and give Q&A following the midwest premier of Chuck Workman’s doc “Visionaries: Jonas Mekas and the (Mostly) American Avant-Garde”;

2. Two heavy-looking takes on the post-industrial American city, Kevin Jerome Everson’s “Erie” and Matt Porterfield’s “Putty Hill”;

3. New work by George Kuchar, Guy Madden, Laurel Nakadate;

4. A plethora of shorts by the shining stars of Chicago’s experimental film/video scene: Melika Bass, Bill Brown, Jim Finn, Lori Felker, Kent Lambert, Jesse Mclean, Jennifer Reeder, Alexander Stewart, Deborah Stratman, the list goes on and on…

See you there!

New site, new trailer

•February 9, 2010 • 1 Comment

If you haven’t seen it yet, check out the re-vamped

11hundred: how many times may we plug thy services?

Our new trailer can be viewed on the site and Vimeo.

Press kit

•November 30, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Hello, if you’re looking for the current Scrappers press kit, download it here:

Scrappers lo-res press kit

Scrappers hi-res press kit (5mb)


•November 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

The icing on the cake…hand-painted titles by David Handschuh and Megan Ross at 11hundred !