I am a member of the Director's Guild of America, and the Director's Guild of Canada. I work as an Assistant Director. My DGA local is Atlanta, GA. My DGC local is Regina, SK...where I currently live and play with my three (3) year old red headed daughter - Ms. Ruby.
I created Film Industry Training Seminars LLC in April 2014 after developing and departing ways with my business partner of Production Assistant Training Seminar LLC. I have been providing the live seminar since 2005, along with my original manual. The live seminars have seen me visit Iowa, Georgia, Pennsylvania, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, Wyoming, Michigan, Saskatchewan, etc.
The future plan is looking toward offering live and online below-the-line film training seminars. I currently offer Beyond the Basics: Film Crew Essentials which provides attendee's the practical/technical film set protocol, etiquette, and safety training over academic/creative training offered by most film programs via University's and private film schools. Leaning on those who wish to get into film, beyond their academic training - from the Production Department level.
Our training is unique in that it provides insight into the film making beyond Directing, Cinematography, Writing, Acting etc ... and more the practical How Does Each Department work - How does a film logistically and managerially (is that a word?) get made?
The Departments I am currently writing manuals and programs for with the assistance of veteran film crew members from across North America include: Production Office, Set Dec./Property, Costume Dept., Make-up/Hair., Locations, Grip/Elec., and Script Supervision.
Name: Kenny Chaplin
Lives in: Regina, Canada
Company: Film Industry Training Seminars LLC
Occupation: Assistant Director
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The Land of Rock and Gold
Film (Drama and Mystery) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In a remote northern woodland community, a young First Nations mother and her 7-year-old son search for her boyfriend in the wake of his mysterious disappearance.
Beyond the Heavens
Film (Family) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Writer/Director Corbin Bernsen and Nathan Gamble (The Dark Knight) star in the powerful story about a boy whose search for answers leads him to faith. Oliver is a bright 12-year-old who lives in the shadow of his parents' loss of their first son. Written by Anonymous
Film (Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A mother takes her children and flees an abusive ex-husband.
Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Little Glory is a present-day emotional coming of age drama set partly in a small town in Michigan. Its somber and realistic plot centers around sibling relationships and custodial matters.
Television (Adventure and Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The sole survivor of a lost whaling ship relates the tale of his captain's self-destructive obsession to hunt the white whale, Moby Dick.
Film (Horror, Sci-Fi and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Late one night, a mysterious car is brought into the Chicago police impound garage after a deadly traffic accident. The on-call mechanics soon discover the car has a mind of its own. With hundreds of horsepower and two tons of reinforced steel at its command, it's a seemingly unstoppable killing machine capable of outrunning -- and outwitting -- humans. Written by Anonymous
Film (Horror and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A young woman who recently graduated from engineering school travels to a remote location to supervise the demolition of a mysterious building. She soon discovers the horrifying secrets of the building and its past inhabitants, many of whom were victims of a vicious murderer who entombed his prey alive within its walls. Now she must turn the tables on the killer before she becomes his latest victim. Written by Anonymous
Body of Lies
Film (Action, Drama, Romance, Thriller and 1 More) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Roger Ferris is a CIA operative in the Middle East; Ed Hoffman is his control at Langley. Cynicism is everywhere. In Amman, Roger works with Hani Salaam, Jordan's head of security, whose only dictum is "Don't lie to me." The Americans are in pursuit of a cleric who leads a group placing bombs all over Europe. When Hani rebukes Ed's demand that Jordan allow the Americans to use one of Jordan's double agents, Roger and Ed hatch a plan to bring the cleric to them. The plan is complicated by its being a secret from Hani and by Roger's attraction to a local nurse. Satellites and cell phones, bodies and lies: modern warfare. Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In the Autumn of 1960, a fluke atmospheric weather condition allows a young teenager, Parry Tender, to receive a radio broadcast from New York City. Nestled in the Northern town of Goose Lake, Saskatchewan, Parry believes the contest the New York radio D.J. is running may be his ticket out of town, and away from a life to which he feels he never belonged. When Debbie Baxter, a young girl from California, arrives in the town by way of her father's position with the military, Parry soon discovers love, loss, and the magic of rock and roll. Written by Anonymous
Film (Crime, Drama, Horror, Mystery and 1 More) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Grisly murders occur in a small town. Two FBI agents arrive, set up their cameras in three interview rooms, and set up interviews of three survivors: a girl of about nine, a foul-mouthed cop with a bandaged hand, and a young woman of about 20 who uses drugs. Each tells their story as the male FBI agent listens and watches from a separate room: the girl draws for and talks to the female agent, the local chief interviews the injured cop, and two officers interview the young woman. As they tell their stories, some of which are inaccurate and self-serving, we see what actually happened the day before. Can the agents or anyone else put the pieces together? Written by <email@example.com>
Film (Drama and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Sick of her life, housewife Nancy just wants it to be over and done with, but rather than kill herself, she hires a stranger from the Internet to do the job for her. But fate takes a strange turn when she meets her killer and the two fall in love. Of course, Nancy realizes that love and murder do not naturally go hand in hand. Written by Anonymous
The Englishman's Boy
Television (Drama and Western) Casting department A movie producer in 1920s Hollywood tries to track down an elusive Western star for his next picture.
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Film (Horror, Mystery and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director It's been six years since the Rollins family just up and left and now the troubled Solomon family has come from Chicago, to rebuild their lives following their sons hospitalization due to their daughter's drunk driving accident. But as they start to settle in something odd and strange begins to occur to their son. Could something supernatural be at work, and did the previous family just leave...or are they still here? Trapped in the only place they've ever known? And what did cause their deaths? Most of all...is this 'killer' still very much alive? Written by suspicous
The Ultimate Gift
Film (Drama, Family and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director Jason thought his inheritance was going to be the gift of money and lots of it. Was he ever in for a big surprise. Based on the best-selling book "The Ultimate Gift" by Jim Stovall, the story sends trust fund baby Jason Stevens on an improbable journey of discovery, having to answer the ultimate question: "What is the relationship between wealth and happiness?" Jason had a very simple relationship with his impossibly wealthy Grandfather, Howard "Red" Stevens. He hated him. No heart-to-heart talks, no warm fuzzies, just cold hard cash. So of course he figured that when Red died, the whole "reading of the will" thing would be another simple cash transaction, that his Grandfather's money would allow him to continue living in the lifestyle to which he had become accustomed. But what Red left him was anything but simple. Red instead devised a plan for Jason to experience a crash course on life. Twelve tasks, which Red calls "gifts," each challenging Jason in an improbable way, the ... Written by Sajbel, Michael O.
Prairie Giant: The Tommy Douglas Story
Television (Biography and Drama) Casting department In 1930s Saskatchewan, a small town parish has a new young new pastor, Tommy Douglas. However, for all his regular duties, which include boxing lessons, Tommy sees the poverty and injustice around him which seem beyond his power to address with the pulpit. With that in mind, Douglas enters politics with the socialist Canadian Commonwealth Federation and starts a career where his steadfast idealism runs headlong into the powerful opposition of the rich and the powerful. Despite the long odds, Douglas' new calling would soon make him a leader that would transform Canada and have him hailed as the greatest Canadian of all. Written by Kenneth Chisholm (firstname.lastname@example.org)
The Collapsing Wall
Film (Drama) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A journey into the dark recesses of depression. A mind walk into the core of a troubled man. As Danny's past catches up with him, he must endure his own demons in order to survive.
The Dying Gaul
Film (Drama and Romance) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director The gay screenwriter Robert, who is grieving the recent loss of his lover, writes a screenplay based on his biography and tries to sell it to the Hollywood producer Jeffrey. He offers one million dollars for his work, provided changes in the story replacing the dying man per a woman to make a commercial film. Jeffrey shows the screenplay to his wife Elaine, who loves to write and to plant flowers, and she is also delighted with the story. Robert works introducing the required modifications and Jeffrey, who is bisexual, has an affair with him. Meanwhile Elaine finds the gay website where Robert writes and she creates a fake profile to have conversation with him pretending that she is his deceased lover. Soon she learns the affair of her husband and she decides to leave him. But when the gay Robert discovers the truth, he has a breakdown and takes vengeance for Elaine with tragic consequences. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Dead Will Tell
TV Movie (Drama, Mystery and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director In New Orleans, the lawyer Emily Parker meets the handsome Billy Hytner by chance; they date and fall immediately in love for each other. One month later, Billy proposes her and gives an engagement ring he bought in an antiquary shop. From this moment on, Emily has visions of a weird woman and she decides to investigate about the previous owner of the antique ring. She discovers that the woman that is haunting her is Marie Salinger, who disappeared in 1969, and the police had found only her severed finger with the ring. Her fiancé Paul Hamlin was accused of the murder but considered not-guilty by the jury. Meanwhile, Emily meets Billy's parents and is not accepted by her future mother-in-law Beth Hytner. Emily continues to investigate the murder, disclosing the truth about Marie's death. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
TV Movie (Comedy and Music) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A former heavy-metal star (Gary Cole) tries to keep his past a secret from his family and friends while he rehearses for a reunion concert.
Everybody and Their Mother Wants to Write and Direct
Film (Short) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A struggling filmmaker teams up creatively with the woman who created him, thinking the gimmick will launch his Hollywood career.
Film (Action, Crime, Drama, Mystery and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew A "lone wolf" U.S. government secret agent, Scott (Kilmer), is assigned the task of rescuing the kidnapped daughter (Bell) of a high ranking government figure, only to discover along the way a larger, more sinister plot. Written by email@example.com
Film (Drama and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew Wendell Rohr is a torts lawyer taking on the gun lobby. Rankin Fitch is the jury consultant for the Defendants and between them the battle is for the hearts and minds of the jury. But there is someone on the inside. Nicholas Easter is a juror with a girlfriend, Marlee, on the outside. they have a past ..... and their own agenda. Written by firstname.lastname@example.org
Film (Comedy, Drama and Sci-Fi) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A slightly futuristic dark comedy about a young man who finds out he is dying, and goes in search of his first love.
Dude, Where's My Car?
Film (Comedy, Mystery and Sci-Fi) Miscellaneous Crew Roommates Jesse and Chester, both who have more than just a few cards short of a full deck, are stoner dudes who don't even do their jobs as pizza delivery guys well. They awaken one morning having little recollection of what they did the previous night, due to being wasted. They discover that their kitchen is full of prepackaged pudding, how they got all the pudding they are unaware. From a telephone message they receive, they come to the realization that at some point during the previous night they were at a party at the house of their girlfriends, twins Wanda and Wilma, and that today is their one year anniversary, which they did remember as they already bought the twins gifts. But the worst thing in not remembering what happened last night is that Jesse's car is missing. In trying to find out what happened to the car, they believe they have to recreate the feeling and mindset of last night, meaning getting wasted all over again. In trying to find the car, they, being the types ... Written by Huggo
TV Movie (Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew After terrorists release a mysterious virus on a small village killing all of its inhabitants, the President of the United States charges a team of scientists, led by Dr. Galen Bronty, to find a cure before the plague wipes out all humanity. He then goes into quarantine on a northwestern island to govern the country from a safe zone. But when a terrorist storms the island in a jumbo jet full of children, it's up to the President to somehow stop the spread of the plague before it's too late. Written by Ronnie Gill <email@example.com>
Film (Crime and Thriller) Second Unit Director or Assistant Director A young security guard works the late shift at the Driftwood Inn along with a desk clerk and a married night maid with whom he is having an affair in whatever room is available. Unexpectedly, his brother and his lover, who used to be the guard's girl friend, show up at the motel. Turns out the two have been robbing convenience store and want the guard to join them to steal the motel safe after the Fourth of July when it will be at its fullest. Past history surfaces as jealousies mar the group's plans. Written by John Sacksteder <firstname.lastname@example.org>
End of Days
Film (Action, Fantasy, Horror and Thriller) Miscellaneous Crew On December 28th, 1999, the citizens of New York City are getting ready for the turn of the millennium. However, the Devil decides to crash the party by coming to the city, inhabiting a man's body, and searching for his chosen bride, a 20-year-old woman named Christine York. If he bears her child between 11:00 PM and midnight on New Year's Eve, the world will end, and the only hope lies within an atheist ex-cop named Jericho Cane, who no longer believes in God because of the murder of his wife and daughter. Written by Ridley Lavine
Television (Drama, Mystery, Romance, Sci-Fi and 1 More) Miscellaneous Crew Living among the citizens of the infamous New Mexico city of Roswell are some who are not there by choice. They are there to follow a destiny given to them by the members of their dying race, a race that they are someday destined to save. This is the background behind the WB series "Roswell". Max Evans, Isabel Evans and Michael Guerin are teenage humans with extraordinary gifts - gifts that are "not-of-this-earth". They are human/alien hybrids, sent here to complete their destiny. Their counterparts have already perished in a war of attrition, thus one day, they will return to their home planet and save their race. Before a fateful day in 1999, the teens hid their gifts. The event that forever changed their lives was when Max healed Liz Parker (a classmate) after she was fatally shot in the stomach in a dispute between two customers at the restaurant where she waitresses. A close relationship then develops between Max and Liz. Central to the first season were the relationships between... Written by Ernest Kung <email@example.com>
Ride with the Devil
Film (Drama, Romance, War and Western) Miscellaneous Crew Jake Roedel and Jack Bull Chiles are friends in Missouri when the Civil War starts. Women and Blacks have few rights. Jack Bull's dad is killed by Union soldiers, so the young men join the Bushwhackers, irregulars loyal to the South. One is a Black man, Daniel Holt, beholden to the man who bought his freedom. They skirmish then spend long hours hiding. Sue Lee, a young widow, brings them food. She and Jack Bull become lovers, and when he's grievously wounded, Jake escorts her south to a safe farm. The Bushwhackers, led by men set on revenge, make a raid into Kansas. At nineteen, Jake is ill at ease with war. As his friends die one after another, he must decide where honor lies. Written by <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The Thin Red Line
Film (Drama and War) Miscellaneous Crew U.S. Army Private Witt (AWOL) is found and imprisoned on a troop carrier by his company First Sergeant, Welsh.The men of C Company,1st Battalion,27th Infantry Regiment,25th Infantry Division have been brought to Guadalcanal as reinforcements in the campaign to secure Henderson Field and seize the island from the Japanese. They arrive near Hill 210, a key Japanese position. Their task is to capture the hill at all cost. What happens next is a story developing about redemption and the meaningless of war. Regardless the outcome. Written by Frank Liesenborgs
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