October 25th, 2014

Dramatic short film, FORK, written and directed by David Huffman begins production at Firestone Ranch in Agua Dulce, CA today.  FORK, starring Michael Escamilla, Timothy Brennen, Briton Green, and Rob Wuesthoff, and produced by Eric Keith tells the story of the last five minutes in the life of a challenged ranch hand that has just murdered the man who bought his families’ ranch.

 

“Firestone Ranch is the perfect location for our film.  It is isolated and creates a unique world for this short story,” said writer/ director David Huffman.  “Solidifying this location, contracting Kris Allen to write the music, and finalizing the agreements with this amazing cast all make this a very exciting project.”

IN THE NEWS

August 27th, 2014

Five years after the initial filming of MAKIN’ WOOKIEE, the documentary feature film makes its Los Angeles area premiere at the Long Beach Indie International Film Festival.  Star Wars fans along with most of the cast and crew are expected to gather tonight and walk to the red carpet for this homecoming event. 

 

MAKIN’ WOOKIEE was filmed in Anaheim, CA just a few miles away from Long Beach, in Orange County.   Capstone executives David Huffman and Charles Forbes will be in attendance, as well as Co-Producer, Jodi Tovay, and Counter Productions partners Heidi Burkey and Tim Larson.

MAKIN’ WOOKIEE AT SIDWALK FILM FESTIVAL

August 23rd, 2014

Today MAKIN’ WOOKIEE will make its debut as an “Official Selection” at the Sidewalk Film Festival in Birmingham, Alabama.  The Sidewalk festival is known and respected throughout the United States.  Here are some quotes about the festival:

 

“Top Ten Festivals for the Rest of Us.”

 Time Magazine

 

“Ten Great Places for a Fabulous Film Festival”

 USA Today

 

“Top 25 Coolest Film Festivals”

Movie Maker Magazine

 

“Top Vacation Film Festival”

Chris Gore’s Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide

MAKIN’ WOOKIEE PREMIERES IN PHILLY!

June 28th, 2014

Counter Productions and Capstone Entertainment Group documentary feature film makes its world premiere today at the Philadelphia Independent Film Festival.  Director, Heidi Burkey will represent the film at its screening this afternoon.  Capstone CEO, Eric Keith responded to this announcement “We have been working with Counter Productions on this film since 2009 and we are thrilled to have this picture in front of a live audience, we can’t wait to see how it is received.” 

 

MAKIN’ WOOKIEE is written and directed by Heidi Burkey. Heidi is a documentary director committed to capturing unique and compelling stories, and specializes in working with non-profit organizations.  Through this work she has produced, directed and edited over 45 documentary shorts advocating for social change on behalf of children. In 2010 DTJ partnered with CNN and Soledad O’Brien to produce the film, “Rescued,” following the lives of two Haitian orphans before and after the devastating 2010 earthquake.  Heidi Co-Founded Counter Productions with Tim Larson, MAKIN’ WOOKIEE Producer, and partnered with Capstone Entertainment Group in 2009.

“IDOL” WINNER KRIS ALLEN TO COMPOSE FOR FORK

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Recording artist and "American Idol" Winner, Kris Allen, has officially signed on to compose original music for Capstone short film, FORK. The film’s director David Huffman had this to say in response to Allen signing on, “Kris’s musical sensibilities and approach to the material is a perfect match for the film. I was honored when he read the script and agreed to score the project.” 

 

Producer and Capstone Executive, Eric Keith said, “We couldn’t be happier to be working with Kris Allen on FORK, his abilities as a composer and gifted story teller himself, when paired with the story of writer/director, David Huffman is going to bring just the energy and vibe we were looking to convey.”  Kris Allen is currently on a world tour for his new album “Horizons” and will work on the music for FORK while touring.

DAVID HUFFMAN’S FORK BEGINS PRODUCTION

LA PREMIERE OF MAKIN’ WOOKIEE

“Best Kept Secret”

Movie Maker Magazine

 

“This Really has been the perfect festival”

Eric Campos, www.filmthreat.com

 

“I have to say this is one of the most fun film festivals I have ever been to.”

Dan Myrick, The Blair Witch Project

 

*Quotes taken from sidewalkfest.com

 
 

March 23rd, 2015

Tuesday, March 23rd, the heartwarming documentary directed by Heidi Burkey screened from 5:00-6:30PM as an official selection of the Phoenix Film Festival in Arizona. The film was also featured by the Phoenix New Times as one of the festival's "10 Must-See Movies and Events."

CAPSTONE'S MAKIN' WOOKIE SCREENS AT THE PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL

April 21st, 2015

Michael sits down with Fuse for a Q&A to discuss his passions, career, and firing guns in "Michael Ray Escamilla, Rising Star and 'Hot Pursuit' Baddie."

 

"I’m in another short film called FORK, written and directed by David Huffman where I play the lead character, Dustin, a person with mental health issues, who deals with a murder he committed in order to find salvation. David is incredibly talented and has done an amazing job with the film.

 

Full interview HERE!

FUSE INTERVIEWS FORK LEAD MICHAEL RAY ESCAMILLA

Sam Emerson/Warner Bros. Pictures/New Line Cinema/Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/Pacific Standard

April 25th, 2015

Saturday, April 25th, Capstone's short film, "Fork," premieres in Hollywood at the Los Angeles Film and Script Festival. Writer/Director, David Huffman is featured in a talk back session after the screening. Producer, Eric Keith, actors Michael Ray Escamilla and Briton Green, and Associate Producer, Hannah Huffman were also in attendance.

CAPSTONE'S FORK PREMIERES AT THE LOS ANGELES FILM & SCRIPT FESTIVAL

CAPSTONE PARTNER DAVID HUFFMAN FINISHES NEW SCRIPT, OYSTER

June 10th, 2015

Following the completion of his short film, Fork, Huffman launched into writing his next feature script, Oyster, a teen drama, which he completed this summer. Capstone is working to produce the film in 2016.

 

Oyster is an honest and raw look at a modern youth carving out his own identity in the midst of love, sex, drugs, religion, and the infinite pressures and opinions heaped onto him.

FORK WINS "OUTSTANDING AWARD OF MERIT" FROM THE BEST SHORTS COMPETITION

July 22nd, 2015

La Jolla, CA – Out of thousands of submissions, the Best Shorts Competition selected "Fork" into its compeition and gave it an "Outstanding Award of Merit."

July 28th, 2015

Capstone secured the rights today for the film adaptation of the acclaimed memoir, Stolen Water, Forgotten Liberties, written by Jenny Butler. David Huffman will write the screenplay and produce with Eric Keith for Capstone.

CAPSTONE SECURES FILM ADAPTATION RIGHTS TO ACCLAIMED MEMOIR

August 7th, 2015

Documentary Makin' Wookiee is on the fast track to worldwide distribution. It will have a new name: Jedi Junior High, and Capstone is in the process of being able to announce the film's formal distribution and release planned for November.

MAKIN' WOOKIEE ON VERGE OF DISTRIBUTION DEAL

 

July 31st, 2015

Capstone's short film, "Fork," agreed to a representation deal today, with Film Marketing Services, to pursue distribution for the film.

"FORK" CLOSES REPRESENTATION DEAL

August 7th, 2015

The Accolade Global Film Competition announced today that Capstone's short film, "Fork," has been selected to compete for an award against thousands of other films around the world.

"FORK" ACCEPTED INTO THE ACCOLADE GLOBAL FILM COMPETITION

August 14th, 2015

Eric Keith and David Huffman head to the Buffalo River in Arkansas to develop and scout their new film, with Author/Executive Producer, Jenny Butler Barnes. The film is based on her memoir, Stolen Water, Forgotten Liberties.

CAPSTONE PARTNERS HEAD TO ARKANSAS' BUFFALO RIVER

September 17th, 2014

Capstone CEO, Eric Keith has signed on as Executive Producer for UK documentary, A Divorce Before Marriage, which tells the story of the band, I Like Trains.

CAPSTONE CEO, ERIC KEITH JOINS U.K. DOCUMENTARY TEAM

April 23rd, 2015

Capstone and Bright Star Media partnered today with a group of students in Kansas City to continue post-production on the film formerly known as Risk. The documentary's new name is, Girl, and the team is in full swing to help bring this nine-year project to completion.

CAPSTONE AND BRIGHT STAR MEDIA ALLY WITH KANSAS CITY STUDENTS TO FINISH FILM

July 27th, 2015

Screenwriter, Roger Strong is fiercly rewriting Torch, which Capstone plans to have ready to share with partners in early 2016. The script is a character-driven, action film about a soldier with PTSD and an Iraq War amputee, who find themselves trying to save family members wrapped up inside a New Orleans crime syndicate.

SCREENWRITER ROGER STRONG TO FINISH ACTION SCRIPT, TORCH

September 11th, 2015

The Accolade Global Film Competition recognized Capstone's short film, "Fork" today with an "Award of Merit – Narrative Short." 

"FORK" WINS ITS SECOND "AWARD OF MERIT"

JEDI JUNIOR HIGH CLOSES DISTRIBUTION DEAL WITH MARVISTA

September 30th, 2015

Documentary, Jedi Junior High is officially being released by Marvista Entertainment and will get limited theatrical, OnDemand, digital, and video releases.

October 2nd, 2015

"Fork" won the "Special Jury Award" at the Pawtucket Film & Music Festival in Rhode Island today. This is for a special accomplishment in narrative short filmmaking–the festival's highest honor for a short film.

"FORK" WINS "SPECIAL JURY AWARD"

October 22nd, 2015

Watch the trailer on our Videos page and read the full press release at Red Carpet Crash to learn more about the film and its release.

JEDI JUNIOR HIGH TRAILER IS NOW LIVE

CAPSTONE AND DIRTY SHIRT PRODUCTIONS TALK DOUBLE FEATURE

March 22nd, 2016

Capstone partners and Dirty Shirt Productions are in talks to produce a slate of two feature films before the end of 2016.

AWARDS CONTINUE FOR "FORK"

November 17th, 2015

FORK written and directed by David Huffman and produced by Eric Keith wins two more awards;  “Award of Merit” at the IndieFest USA International Film Festival and “Best Cinematography” goes to FORK for Andreas Wood and David Huffman’s work on the film.  FORK has now been awarded five times.

March 27th, 2016

Capstone is working with filmmaker, Michael Wilson to produce feature documentary, Elaine, about the bloodiest race/labor riot in US history.

CAPSTONE JOINS CIVIL RIGHTS DOCUMENTARY

April 1st, 2016

 

The Los Angeles Film Review Independent Film Awards has announced it will be recognizing Fork within the next week. The exact award will be revealed by April 15th!

ROMAN BICKERSTAFF EARNS OFFICIAL SELECTION

April 4th, 2016

The mockumentary, directed by and starring Mathew Foss, is an Official Selection of IndieFest USA. More information regarding awards and additional festivals to come!

April 9th, 2016

Capstone members Eric Keith and Roger Strong journeyed to Choctaw, Oklahoma for the premiere screening of Rendezvous. It was a great event, and the quality of films was really strong across the board. Keith and Strong met some talented people and look forward to returning for future festivals!

April 29th, 2016

Roman Bickerstaff: The Rise and Fall of an R.A. has inked a distribution deal with Summer Hill Films, who is currently shopping the project internationally.

ROMAN BICKERSTAFF CLOSES DISTRIBUTION DEAL

May 20th, 2016

Capstone and Dirty Shirt productions have partnered to produce a Reservoir Dogs / Saw-styled thriller about a group of poker players recruited to participate in a poker tournament, only to learn that they're playing for their lives. The film is slated to shoot this fall, directed by Mathew Thomas Foss and produced by Eric Keith and Cameron Vaughn.

CAPSTONE & DIRTY SHIRT PARTNER TO PRODUCE NEW FILM

DOC, A DIVORCE BEFORE MARRIAGE WILL PREMIERE IN LONDON

April 27th, 2016

Feature documentary, A Divorce Before Marriage, directed by Matt Hopkins and Executive Produced by Capstone member Eric Keith will make its world premiere at the Open City Documentary Festival in London, this June.

CAPSTONE LAUNCHING NEW INITIATIVE

May 8th, 2016

Capstone is launching a new initiative to help filmmakers get their films to market. We'll be sharing more information in the months to come!

CAPSTONE PARTNERS WITH NEW PRODUCTION, LEAVE YOURSELF ALONE

July 14th, 2016

Capstone Entertainment Group Executives, Eric Keith & David Huffman join forces with award-winning filmmaker, Nicole Eckenroad, to Executive Produce her new film Leave Yourself Alone.

 

Amateur filmmakers document a young actress while she attempts to restart her career. When her commitment to character becomes obsessive, so does their need to capture it on camera, spectating as a girl's traumatic past overcomes her in a reality-bending exploit.

CAPSTONE TEAMS UP WITH LATEST PRODUCTION, THE WHITE HORSE

September 1st, 2016

Capstone Executives, Eric Keith and David Huffman have signed a deal with a new production, The White Horse, an honestly told drama about a struggling bodybuilder, a deteriorating relationship...and a winning lottery ticket.

CAPSTONE COMEDY, ROMAN BICKERSTAFF WINS AUDIENCE AWARD

September 11th, 2016

Our film Roman Bickerstaff just won the audience award at the the Fayetteville Film Festival, and played to full house that was roaring from beginning to end.

LAUNCH OF DIGITAL CONTENT CREATION STUDIO

September 15th, 2016

CEG parent company, Capstone Film Group has launched SPACEMOB LLC, a video content creation studio devoted to helping publishers create new inventory and monetize it with ad solutions. 

October 1st, 2016

CEG parent company, Capstone Film Group announced today its launch of Quarterly Report, a company that provides video content services to non-profits, physicians, researchers, dental practices, and other mission-based organizations.

MISSION-BASED CONTENT CREATION

JEDI JUNIOR HIGH GOES TO NETFLIX

November 15th, 2016

Jedi Junior High has closed a world-wide Netflix deal, allowing users all over the globe to see the film exclusively on Netflix.

December 12th, 2016

Capstone project, The White Horse has garnered a number of film festival accolades, including the Hollywood Screenings Film Festival semi-finalist, Access Code Film Festival, and the North American Film Awards - Bronze Award.

THE WHITE HORSE MAKING ITS FESTIVAL CIRCUIT

NEW EXECUTIVE PRODUCER

March 13th, 2017

Emmy Award-Winning filmmaker/journalist, Rory Glaeseman has joined the Capstone team. Rory will serve as Head of News/ Executive Producer for SPACEMOB LLC, and Executive Producer for Capstone Entertainment Group. 

CAPSTONE FILM, ROMAN BICKERSTAFF GETS NEW NAME, NEW TRAILER

March 24th, 2017

 

In preparation for a major marketing push, distributor Summer Hill Entertainment has renamed the project DORM TROOPERS and cut a new trailer together. Keep an eye out for it!

CAPSTONE SECURES INVESTOR, ANSWER MEDIA

March 30th, 2017

Capstone Entertainment Group has allied with Answer Media, who is now a stake holder in parent company. Answer Media is a Kansas City based digital media company that specializes in helping publishers with monetization. Answer Media CEO will join the Capstone Board of Directors

April 4th, 2017

 

 Capstone partners with Writer/Director Jamieson Stern to produce $4 million feature film, Semper Fidelis. Capstone is financing and producing. More information to come.

CAPSTONE TEAMS UP WITH LATEST PRODUCTION, SEMPER FIDELIS

10 YEARS IN THE MAKING

April 12th, 2017

Ten years after the original filming began for Tara Veneruso’s, GIRL Capstone is preparing to shoot the remaining footage for this provocative documentary that explores what it is like to be a teen girl in America.