KatieBird: Certifiable Crazy Person

KatieBird: Certifiable Crazy Person

Director: Justin Paul Ritter Cast: Helene Udy, Todd Gordon, Lee Perkins

DVD (Wide Screen)

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Critically lauded indie horror feature KatieBird: Certifiable Crazy Person finally makes its way to home theaters thanks to the fine folks at Heretic Films. While it remains to be seen what unknowing audiences will think about Justin Paul Ritter's unnerving ode to exploitation, it's obvious that they won't be prepared for what they'll ultimately get. The same goes for viewers familiar with the film, thanks to the ample extras supplied on disc one. This, however, could be seen as a double-edged sword thanks to the outspokenness of the film's director. While there's no doubt that the guy has talent, his rantings in the "Movies NOT Excuses" featurette will leave many with a sour taste in their mouth. Make no mistake, Ritter is a passionate person; unfortunately, his exuberance over his success in making this film comes off as what can only be called a belittling experience to the viewer. Ritter tries to instill inspiration into the hearts of wannabe filmmakers, but it comes off as a brash, egotistical outburst that most will find offensive. Thankfully, his bravura ramblings are a bit more in check on the audio commentary, in which he's joined by stars Helene Udy, Taylor M. Dooley, and Lee Perkins. Inside tips on indie film shooting are plentiful, though, so those interested in the process should take note. Other features include a mini-featurette on the makeup, along with a collection of trailers and some Easter eggs. The film has also been packaged with its soundtrack, which is a big plus to anyone who digs the score by Michael Iannantuono.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/28/2006
UPC: 0858964001010
Original Release: 2004
Rating: NR
Source: Heretic Films
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Stereo]
Time: 1:40:00

Special Features

"Movies NOT Excuses" exclusive featurette; "Misa Does Make-Up" mini featurette on the makeup of KatieBird; Liner notes by director Justin Paul Ritter; Commentary by director Justin Paul Ritter and stars Helene Udy, Taylor M. Dooley, and Lee Perkins; Theatrical and teaser trailers; Trailers for previous Heretic releases; DVD Easter eggs

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Helene Udy KatieBird Wilkins
Todd Gordon Dr. Mark Richardson
Lee Perkins Merl "Daddy" Wilkins
Jun Hee Lee Kevin Cool
William Leimkuehler Grandpa Wilkins
Kyle Powers Scum Bag
Tommi O'mara B-Ball/Crosswalk Kid
Jake O'mara B-Ball/Crosswalk Kid
Brett Newton Scum Bag
Troy Stairs B-Ball/Crosswalk Kid
Alissa Teige Prostitute
Justin Paul Ritter Kevin's B-Ball Friend
Seth Shellhouse Scum Bag
Jordan Stairs B-Ball/Crosswalk Kid
Garrett Stairs B-Ball/Crosswalk Kid
Jarod Wim Scum Bag
Fay Gauthier KatieBird's Mom
John Gilbert Crossing Guard
Wendy Hunter Shop Keeper
Milo Brown Great Grandpa Wilkins
Taylor Dooley Teen KatieBird
Lola Cheatham B-Ball Kissing Girl
Ben McCain Grounds Keeper
Jenny Lucas B-Ball/Crosswalk Kid
Katie Lucas B-Ball/Crosswalk Kid
Michael Jarvis B-Ball/Crosswalk Kid
Nicole Jarvis Young KatieBird
Cody N. Lucas B-Ball/Crosswalk Kid
Mariel Knox Prostitute
Pete McCarvil Singer

Technical Credits
Justin Paul Ritter Director,Casting,Editor,Producer,Production Designer,Screenwriter
Joanna Chong Score Composer,Asst. Director
Josh Fong Associate Producer,Cinematographer
Gino Joukar Executive Producer
Carrie Ledgerer Camera Operator
Erin McCarthy Camera Operator
Mike Measimer Associate Producer,Makeup Special Effects
Joe Mercado Camera Operator
Matt Quan Art Director,Casting,Co-producer
Greg Uberuaga Camera Operator
Nessa Wigham Camera Operator
Stanley Yung Camera Operator

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- KatieBird* Certifiable Crazy Person
2. Opening Logos [5:43]
3. Introducing Little Katie [1:44]
4. Things Change [1:08]
5. Flowers in Hand [1:48]
6. A Terrible Monster [1:20]
7. Little Katie & Dad [1:49]
8. Testing the Chains [3:17]
9. I'm Not Satisfied [1:39]
10. Think I'm Ready? [3:25]
11. Not Much to Teach [3:05]
12. I Could've Used a Brick [1:08]
13. Teen Katie & Dad [2:02]
14. Rough Housing [3:07]
15. Why Don't We Do it in the Woods? [1:37]
16. Orchard Start [3:09]
17. Orchard Spin [2:18]
18. Pick Up the Rock [2:46]
19. Understand... [1:41]
20. I Usually Pull Out Their Teeth [3:30]
21. All I Want Is for You to Bite Me [3:47]
22. Thought I'd Take a Little Break [5:55]
23. Drink My Blood [8:39]
24. Bathroom/Pliers [1:28]
25. Why Did You Start? [2:18]
26. This Is Gonna' Be a Little Painful [4:33]
27. Antique Shop [:03]
28. I Took Her Mask [1:40]
29. Want to Play? [2:36]
30. I'd Fallen in Love... [2:01]
31. Show Me! [1:19]
32. I Need to Believe You Love Me... [1:07]
33. You're Dreaming... [1:55]
34. Nothing Lasts Forever [4:30]
35. Cleaning Up [1:34]
36. Main End Credits [3:33]
37. Bonus Scenes [2:24]

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