Saturday, December 27, 2008

episode #4 of Family...

We shot episode #4 today. It went pretty smoothly, except that right in the middle of it, my dog Annie, who was being brought in from her walk at the dog park by my partner Scott, got attacked by an Akita in our back alley. She proceeded to bleed and bleed through the next couple of hours and when it didn't stop bleeding we decided to take her in to the vet. We continued the shoot, as we had lots of help, and my partner Larry made the drive to the vet. Luckily he was able - today is the first day in a week and a half the the streets have been clear enough of snow to get out of our hilly neighborhood. Anyway, Annie is fine, she'll just need some antibiotics for a few days. And the episode is in the can as they say, ready for the editing room. It will be up at midnight on Dec. 30th. Stay tuned........

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Episode #3 of "Family"

Episode # 3 of "Family" is now available on and There are 2 versions, a censored (PG) and an uncensored (R). Enjoy!

The Kanawi community's podcast interview with Terisa, Scott, and Ernie is now available.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Even MORE press for "Family"

The links just keep coming in - apparently people are watching! How cool is that?

Publicity for "Family"

About 1/4 of the way into her podcast here, Cunning Minx mentions "Family" the web series.

Terisa Greenan interviewed on Miss Polyamory

Hear the full interview.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Catastrophic equipment failure on the set of "Family!"

So we were going right along shooting episode #3 of "Family" last night and our camera's hard drive storage device failed completely and unexpectedly. So we switched to non hi-def tapes to finish the shoot, but when we saw the footage we realized that that non hi-def quality was not what we wanted to put out there for our web series. This morning we (and by that I mean Scott and Larry) called everyone we knew and surfed the internet and did everything possible to find a replacement device or an alternate storage solution, because we had another shoot scheduled for today! But things tend to be closed on Sundays and so ultimately we did find a solution but we still had to cancel today's shoot because our solution couldn't be delivered until monday. And our actor for today's shoot flies out of town tomorrow. And our actress works all day most weekdays. BUT luckily all the stars lined up in the end - a replacement device will be delivered by overnight mail tomorrow morning. Our actress has got the afternoon off work to reshoot yesterday's scene. Our actor will be back from Chicago on Tuesday, and the location is available on Wed for today's cancelled shoot. Welcome to indie filmmaking. It was exciting.

Episode # 3 of "Family" will be up on December 13th as promised. Unless something else goes horribly wrong.....

Thursday, December 4, 2008

amazing legacy for "Family"

The world famous Kinsey Institute ( has asked me if they may include “Family” the web series in their permanent library. I am so honored.

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Web series "Family" update

Episodes 1 & 2 are up now here:

We are gaining a large audience pretty quickly, so we are very excited about that! Thanks for your support! Please continue to view, comment and share the web series "Family" with your own family and friends.

Episode #3 will be shot Dec 6 & 7 and posted on the 13th. yippee!

Saturday, November 22, 2008

"Family" Episode #2

Episode #2 (and #1 of course) of our new web series "Family" will be available on Saturday November 29th. Watch it here:

If you like it, please look for new episodes every 2 weeks and please pass it on! :)

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Web Series coming soon!

Petal Films is proud to announce the creation of 3 Dog Pictures LLC (, under which we will produce our episodic motion picture projects. The first 3 Dog production is the episodic web series "Family," written & directed by Terisa Greenan, featuring the music of Christopher Bingham (, and starring Seattle actors Amber Rack, Ernie Joseph and Eric Smiley.

Episode #1 of "Family" is shot and is almost edited. It will air online on our youtube channel (3DogPictures), our facebook group (Family - the webseries), and on our own 3 Dog site, beginning Saturday November 15th! We will air new episodes approximately 2 times per month.

Eventually, the entire series will be available for purchase from 3 Dog Pictures. So tune in on November 15th, to meet the "Family!"

Saturday, October 25, 2008

New Web Series in the works!

Petal Films is now casting for its original webseries "Family," an episodic tale of alternative love. Set in a fictional Seattle community of people living a polyamorous life, "Family" will feature local talent and will begin shooting in November 2008. Look for episodes on throughout the coming year.

Friday, September 26, 2008

Press for Miss Shellagh's Miniskirt

We are the lead story in the online periodical prostamerika. Check it out:

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Another festival!!

"Miss Shellagh's Miniskirt" has just been accepted into the Oakland International Film Festival in Northern California. It will screen sometime in October. Visit for details.

A small setback for Decoys...

We are sad to report that due to scheduling constraints, Claudie Blakley is no longer available to star in our next film "Decoys." We already have the script in the hands of some very fine actresses and will let you know when we have found a replacement.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Prominent actress attached to "Decoys!"

We are so thrilled to announce that we have just received word from British actress Claudie Blakley that, pending financing, she will star as Daisy Parker in our next feature film, "Decoys."

Claudie has had juicy supporting roles in “Gosford Park,” directed by Robert Altman, “Pride & Prejudice,” starring Kiera Knightly, “The Cat’s Meow,” starring Kirsten Dunst, and 2007’s cult horror comedy “Severance.” She was a member of the Royal Shakespeare Company. She’s performed Shakespeare on stage with Judi Dench, and she’s been an award winning actress on the London theatre scene for over 10 years. Most recently, she starred in 2 popular BBC series: “Cranford” (again with Judi Dench) and “Lark Rise to Candleford.”

In film, she’s worked closely with Robert Altman, Peter Bogdonavich, Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Jeremy Northam, Emily Watson, Bill Nighy, Kirsten Dunst, Michael Sheen (who played Tony Blair in “The Queen”), David Tennant (from “Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire,” and the star of BBC’s famous “Doctor Who” series), Tim McInnerny (from the famous BBC comedy “Blackadder”), and James Wilby (from “A Room with a View” & “Howard’s End”), to name just a few.

We are so lucky that Ms. Blakley likes our script and wants to be a part of "Decoys." Stay tuned for further developments!

Monday, May 26, 2008

MSM sequel!

It's officially underway. Our resident creative genius, Scott Campbell, is writing, writing, writing. After a couple of false starts and failed attempts to start another novel he feels passionate about, Scott went back to an idea that has been percolating in his crazy, idea-filled head since he finished "Miss Shellagh's Miniskirt" (the novel) in January 2007: the sequel.

Of course the details are a closely guarded secret, but Scott revealed to me that the title of the MSM sequel is "Being Patty's Dad." We'll let you all try and figure out what that means. All the more difficult for those of you who haven't yet seen the film. Hee.

After you have seen the film, feel free to email Scott with any brilliant ideas you have for where the characters and the story should go.

scott AT petalfilms DOT com

Saturday, May 24, 2008

Miss Shellagh Tix on eBay

We've put a pair of tickets to the "Miss Shellagh's Miniskirt" world premiere at STIFF up on eBay. The value of the tickets is $18 and we are auctioning them off with a starting bid of 99 cents!

So bid and get a great deal HERE.

Friday, May 23, 2008

STIFF-ening up!

We are readying for our "Miss Shellagh's Miniskirt" world premiere at STIFF (Seattle's True Independent Film Festival) in June.  Buy your tickets now for one of the screenings, either June 10th or 13th.   And tell EVERYONE!   We want to fill the theatres.  Lots of us involved in the making of the film will be on hand at both sceenings for a Q&A afterward, so that should be fun.

Meanwhile, we are still developing our next feature, "Decoys".  Check out the trailer on the Petal Films site or on YouTube.  And please tell your friends to watch it and comment on it!  The more exposure, the better, as always!

We have both a prominent actress and a fantastic DP interested in the "Decoys" script, so fingers crossed that everything works out and we get to work with these wonderfully talented folks.  No names yet -gotta keep you in suspense for a while!