Friday, January 30th – Doors at 7:30pm, Screening at 8pm
BFly Films Presents Two Silent Comedy Shorts
Join us for a special advance screening of the first two episodes of Nikola’s Nickelodeon with Q&A with film producers Philip Van Scotter and Abbey Pleviak. We’re delighted to unveil our new cinematic adventure made possible by a generous grant from the Regional Arts and Culture Council, and hope you can join us!
Admission $15, Click here for Pre-sale tickets (recommended).
BFly Films –a local indie film company specializing in silent comedy movies– delight in presenting to you the first two episodes of our latest cinematic adventure, Nikola’s Nickelodeon.
Inspired by the visionary inventor Nikola Tesla and his most famous rival, Thomas Edison, our story takes us to the beginning of the motion film phenomenon. Join us for this whimsical tale shot on super 16mm film right here in Portland, OR.
“Maiden Voyage” reveals Tesla’s newest invention, the first ever radio-controlled device! It also reveals Thomas Edison’s determined damsel spy, Lulu Pommepourrie; a Parfait French troubadour on a disastrous date with an Irish schoolteacher; and two brave young lads enjoying a day on the riverside!
“Trick Nickel” unveils the Phantoscope –Thomas Edison’s latest innovation on his movie machine. This hybridized abomination, created from Nikola Tesla’s stolen Thought Visualizer plans, has trapped the performers in a remote dimension. A trickster with a trick nickel discovers the trap, but can she trip it?
Marc Otto as Nikola Tesla
Abbey Pleviak as Edison’s spy Lulu Pommepourrie
And also featuring, Vaudevillians:
Noah Mickens, NagaSita, Tommy Twimble, Leapin’ Louie Lichtenstein, Brittany Walsh
Jacob Mooney, Alléne Hébert, Dan Miller, Jon and Karen Farley, Matthew Fielder, Afton and River Dean, Kelly Nesbitt, and Philip Van Scotter
Cinematography by: Patrick Selvage, Malek Haneen, and Eric Giles Oak
A film by Philip Van Scotter and Bfly Films
Created through the generous support of