Hickory Never Bleeds – Now available online at Vimeo!

For $1.99 you can watch Hickory Never Bleeds online in HD.  Check it out:


“Tryin’ to leave here” – Free MP3 Download

Tape Recorder at night
The original candidate for the song which plays during the nighttime encounter scene was an old 78RPM recording of “Hobo Bill’s Last Ride” by Jimmy Rogers.
Available on the Internet Archive, the tune was thought to be Public Domain.  A deeper clearance search proved otherwise.

So I decided it would be much cheaper to write and record a completely original track.  For this task I enlisted the help of James Sonny Howard.
Sonny Howard playing guitar
We scribbled down some lyrics (which actually underscore Leland’s behavior), settled on a tempo, and Sonny worked into a lonesome bluegrass-y intonation.

After adding harmonica, a little pitch-shift, warble effects, crackles and pops, we had a finished track.



Hickory Never Bleeds takes home 3rd Place

Hickory Never Bleeds was awarded 3rd place in the Feature Film category at the 10th annual Tupelo Film Festival!



10th Annual Tupelo Film Festival


Hickory Never Bleeds will be screening at the 10th annual Tupelo Film Festival in Tupelo, MS on May 16th!

To check out the film lineup and read more about the festival, click below:
10th Annual Tupelo Film Festival – May 15th – May 19th, 2013

Hickory Never Bleeds – Now available on DVD!


Buy Hickory Never Bleeds on DVD at Amazon.com

This sci-fi mockumentary follows the unusual efforts of the “Monster Defense team”, a makeshift group which formed after the small, reportedly monster-inhabited town of Farr is ridiculed by the media. Produced on a shoestring budget with no script and featuring an all-local cast, Hickory Never Bleeds is a slow-paced sampling of southern personality.


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Featured on “Undead Backbrain”

Hickory Never Bleeds - Logo on Wood

Hickory Never Bleeds was recently featured on Robert Hood’s “Undead Backbrain” site, which highlights upcoming indie sci-fi films.

Hickory Never Bleeds DVD Release

Hickory Never Bleeds will be available February 23rd, 2013 for purchase on DVD.

A release party will be held in Poplarville, MS, which served as a backdrop for much of the film and is hometown to many of the cast-members.  Allen Mann will perform songs from the film, in addition to his own original folk music.  Creole style cuisine will be available from Scooter’s.

To view the Facebook Event, click here.

Sun and Sand Music and Film Festival

Sun and Sand Music and Film Festival

Sun and Sand Music and Film Festival

Hickory Never Bleeds will be screening at the 1st annual Sun and Sand Film & Music Festival:

Saturday, November 10th @ 12:30pm
At the Beau Rivage Hotel & Casino 


Outdoor Screening

Hickory Never Bleeds will be shown October 31st on Front St. in Hattiesburg, MS.

This will be an outdoor screening, so bring some comfy chairs.

For more details, click here to check out the event on Facebook.