Hair of the Dog

$2,980 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 48 months
The filmmakers
My name is Michael Butts, and I am an up-and-coming filmmaker with One Bandit Productions. I am honored and feel privileged to have teamed up with two talented award-winning filmmakers, Scott Crain of Bar Sinister Films and Ryan Rehnborg of Surly Urchin Studios. Together, Scott and Will have won multiple awards at various film festivals throughout the Middle Tennessee area. These films include: “Little Red,” “Moonshine,” and “The Rat King.” Between the three of us, we plan to produce a film later this October. In order to generate the best quality film possible, we are currently fundraising and collecting donations. Hopefully, with your help and generosity, we will be able to meet our goal, and create a powerful yet entertaining film we can ultimately share with the world.

 The project
Describes a middle-age man’s journey of attempting to get his life back on track by attending AA meetings, salvaging his marriage, and forming a bond with his teenage daughter—all while coming to terms with the fact he’s a werewolf.

This will be a new perspective on a classic tale by bringing a twist of horror elements to an intense emotional drama.

Where's funding going?
In order to produce the best quality film, I would need $10,000 to fund this project. These donations will help cover the expenses of the cast, crew, film equipment, post-production, food services, location permits, and film festival fees. 

For every individual who donates, you'll get a "thank you" film credit regardless if you donated $1 or $500. I'm currently working on getting additional "rewards," but as of now, this is what you'll receive in return for your donation: 

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One Bandit Productions is pleased to announce that Steve Alberts has joined the Hair of the Dog cast. Steve will be portraying Dr.Klaus, the long-time medical doctor to Ethan Russoff (played by Scott Crain).

As a high school senior Steve won the award of Best Actor, WV State High School Drama Festival for his dramatic lead role in Submerged.

While pursuing his bachelor’s degree at West Virginia University he performed in several university theater productions.

After college, while pursuing a business career, he limited his creative pursuits to hosting, emceeing and announcing at local parades and festivals.

On retirement Steve reengaged in acting.

He now has 25 film and television credits, the most notable to date being the strong supporting role of Sheriff MacFadden in the film Haunting in Hollow Creek which was filmed in West Virginia and features Burt Reynolds.

Working with the great-nephew of Al Capone, Steve has the lead role of Frank Aldo in the soon to be released 1930s Chicago based film noir Old Chicago Souls.

Of the more than a dozen commercials Steve is most proud of his direct to camera pitch for The West Virginia Housing Development fund in his native West Virginia.

Music videos include the performances with Taylor Swift, Taylor Made, Little Big Town, Toby Keith, Jerrod Neimann, and Christian artist, Matthew West.

Steve currently has the recurring role of Daulton Hughes in the award winning web series, Johnny Dynamo now in its third season.

He also does voice work, print work, and reader’s theater in Nashville.
Steve Alberts is Dr. Klaus
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Hair of the Dog update:

Jerry Bryant has joined the cast by accepting the role of Father Mick, a priest who is helping Ethan Russoff during a troubling time.

Jerry Bryant has been making a restart in acting over the last few years after a career in nationally syndicated radio and voice-overs. He also spent many years in Christian ministry and missionary work around the world.

In his early career, he worked on a number of stage productions, film pilots and television shows from Illinois to New Jersey and produced PBS specials as well. Jerry is a recognized Radio-TV Interview host, MC, public speaker and has been a record producer and concert promoter.

For the last several years, he has worked part-time as a medical trainer for interns at Vanderbilt Medical where has played the role of a patient in numerous medical conditions and scenarios.

The Actors Worship with Steve Flanagan in Nashville helped direct Jerry’s re-entry into film and commercial efforts. Advantage Talent has represented him.
Jerry Bryant is Father Mick
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Added to the cast of Hair of the Dog is Denise Santos who will be taking on the role of Claire Russoff, the expectant mother and wife to Ethan Russoff (played by Scott Crain)

A South Florida native, bilingual actor Denise Santos first took an interest in acting after finding the Drama department in high school. Her resume was then fortified working on independent films, commercials, and participating in The 48 Hour Film Project. When her passion brought her to Atlanta, Denise took on a variety of English and Spanish speaking roles, most notably a Spanish language commercial campaign for Cox Communications. National and regional commercials for the American Heart Association, Golden Corral, the Ad Council, and Farm Rich Snacks, soon followed.

Denise was then given the opportunity to play the role of the outspoken Mindy in Alan Ball's, Five Women Wearing The Same Dress, which is a Robert Mello Studios production. She also donated her time for a benefit stage performance where she played Cathy in Dates from Hell. On the small screen, you can find Denise as Carmen in the television mini-series "AHA, Awakening, Honesty, Action" from City On A Hill Productions directed by Shane Sooter. Most recently, she landed a role on Sid Roth's It's Supernatural.

Today, Denise continues to work on her craft and is enrolled in on-going classes. She is constantly learning and enjoying the process, as her desire is to truly and simply tell a story. She balances both her passions of working with children and acting. In her spare time, Denise loves spending time with her family, Latin dancing, and exploring trails.

Denise is represented by East Coast Talent Agency. You can find out more about Denise at: Website:

Denise Santos is Claire Russoff
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Most recent “Hair of the Dog” update includes the casting of Adele Marie Pomerenke who will portray co-ed student, Kat. Kat is a student and mistress to Ethan Russoff (played by Scott Crain).
Adele Marie Pomerenke has trained in the performing arts all her life. Classically trained in dance, Adele started her career as a professional ballet dancer working with companies such as the Dance Theatre of Tennessee and the Nashville Ballet. She has performed in classic works that include The Nutcracker and Giselle and most recently was a principal/soloist dancer for Roots Dance Project in the Fringe Festival held in Atlanta, Georgia.
Adele’s early education includes studying Musical Theatre at Melody Lane Academy along with various dance forms at Yakima School of Ballet located in Yakima County, Washington. Another early stomping ground for her education includes the Dance School of Circus Arts, which is located in Seattle, Washington.
Since moving to Nashville, Adele has been kept quite busy focusing on her love for acting and singing/songwriting. She has been cast in multiple projects such as the web series Join the Crowd and the short film, Zen Yard Sale, and is also the front woman of a rock band with her husband.
After being picked up by a reputable agency in Nashville and many years on stage, Adele has now decided to also pursue options behind the camera. Ultimately, Adele is happy to call Nashville home and looks forward to many more years in Tennessee.
Adele Marie as Kat
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$2,980 of $10,000 goal

Raised by 53 people in 48 months
Created March 11, 2015
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John White
41 months ago

Make it happen

Bob Daniel
41 months ago

Go forth and shoot...

Dian McDermott
41 months ago

I'm so excited @ proud of you, Michael, for being able to pursue your dreams. Break a leg with this production! O

vivi grey
42 months ago

Hey Michael, wish you all the best!!

Danny Conway
44 months ago

Chase your dream, bud !!

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