2017 - The Battle of Savage Hill
It is with great sadness and deep regret that we must acknowledge the untimely passing of Danny East.
A talented actor of stage and film, Danny was also an accomplished musician, songwriter and, of course, a very generous human being.
Due to this tragic circumstance, we are making every effort to complete this film as soon as possible and have it screening locally (and available online ultimately).
Danny will be greatly missed by the cast and crew of 'Savage Hill'. Not only did he serve additionally as our prop master, but Danny's characterization of 'Tall Tale' was beyond anything I could've ever imagined or dreamed of. Most of my direction during our scenes consisted of me quietly watching Danny improvise and learning to dread ever interrupting him with the word, "Cut". He was a true professional and I was absolutely honored to work with an actor of his magnitude & skill.
As bittersweet as knowing that Danny will never get to see this may be, I'm hoping that "The Battle of Savage Hill" can at least serve as a partial and well-intentioned bookend to an incredibly creative & wonderfully talented career.
Thank you for your support and please stay tuned!
With prayers & condolences to his family
--- Jeff S. Dodge
Director, Writer & Producer of "The Battle Of Savage Hill"
With primary shooting taking place over the summer of 2012, the movie has since seen a few rewrites and revisions. Although the plot remains congruous, this trailer represents a very early draft of the film initially released & screened as a Darge Dinner Theater short film:
A story currently being written by Jeff S. Dodge.
Starring Mr. Dodge, Alistair Duff, Jason Lamb and featuring Jagga Culture, "Shattered" takes place within the seamy underbelly of an Irish, mobster-run Portland, Oregon circa 1994.
If you are interested in being cast or participating on some other level, please let us know by January 15th, 2016 - We are still looking for actors, actresses as well as semi-trucks, vehicles and clothing of all ages, builds & types as long as they resemble something from circa 1994.
Please contact Jeff S. Dodge about vehicles & props:
or about acting:
2013 - The Baby Blue Badfinger Tribute
Digital Recording courtesy of Joel Groves & Aloha Sound
Audio Mastering by Count Kellam & Troy Boiler Room
A special thanks to Joe & Adam at the Alberta Rose Theatre for their availability and collaboration as well as the volunteer participation of every musician & crew member that joined for this ensemble performance (luckily, there was no shortage of sound people).