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Feature Films

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PARANORMAL PRISON 

Blue Banner Films, LLC in partnership with HJU, LLC

Director - Brian Jagger

Producer - Catrine McGregor

Associate Producer - Madalyn VanValkenburgh 

A team of paranormal investigators inadvertently solve a mystery while filming at an abandoned prison. 

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TURNING POINT 
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Director - Niyi Towolawi

Producer - Catrine McGregor

A compelling drama of complacence, karma, moral justifications and redemption. A Nigerian-American playboy deals with the consequences after abandoning his American sweetheart for an arranged wife from back home.

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FUGUED UP 
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Blue Banner Films, LLC in partnership with Fugued Up, LLC and Senestre Creative

Director - Bill Doty

Producer - Catrine McGregor

A dark comedy telling the tale of a man who wakes up from a coma with no memory, learning he may be a serial killer. He pieces his life back together one hysterical step at a time.

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YOU NEED TO KNOW THIS
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Blue Banner Films, LLC in partnership with Karlfeldt Media, LLC

Producer /Director - Catrine McGregor

You need to know this is a documentary that shows the influence of Big Pharma over the Standard of Care of today's physicians and the impact this has on censorship and often questionable interpretations of the Hippocratic Oath..

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TV IN BED
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Blue Banner Films, LLC in partnership with TV In Bed, LLC and and Senestre Creative

Director - Bill Doty

Producer - Catrine McGregor

Associate Producer - Madalyn VanValkenburgh

Creative Dark comedy enhanced by Bill Doty's amazing dialogue. A couple is hooked on watching a wacky "reality" with episodes featuring Big Foot, aliens, etc...They realize that their own relationship parallels the inane basis for a TV show and their relationship takes a turn...

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4 DAYS IN BRAINERD

Documentary 

Director & Producer - Catrine McGregor

A fascinating journey with GiGi Hodges as she explores her true heritage - one that is far from what she grew up believing

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IN DEVELOPMENT

Screenwriter:  Catrine McGregor

Genre: Faith/family adventure drama 

Awards: Scriptwriter Award from TrindieFest Film Festival

The story centers around 15 y/o Darrell who has a lot working against him – he’s deaf, a Boy Scout and being raised by his minister grandfather. He witnesses the first Latino on African-American drive-by shooting in the neighborhood. The gang leader kidnaps him to find the killer. Unable to identify him and frustrated, a preteen Latina girl is taken to be killed as initiation for the leader's 12 y/o brother, Sean, and a preteen female friend.

A car accident on the mountain road kills the gang leader. The four kids must rely on Darrell's Boy Scout skills to survive. Darrell's minister grandfather struggles with his faith and Christian-based efforts to counsel gang members.

Why waste his time? How can he remember compassion for those causing him pain? In the wilderness, Sean becomes injured and separated from others. The words of his mother, dead brother and the pastor come back to him as he searches for answers alone. Experiences, spun from anger and hatred, end with a deeply needed confirmation of faith for the key characters and a coming together of two communities.

The Deaf Kid
IN DEVELOPMENT

Screenwriters:  Catrine McGregor and Madalyn VanVakenburgh 

Genre:  Family/faith holiday comedy

 

The Wallaces are a super-hero family: Dad collects, kids watch movies and dress up and Mom is supportive.

Social-media star Austin, comes over to watch Alex, 10 and Tripper, 5 when Mom and Dad go to Aunt Molly’s wedding in Chicago. The quick overnight trip, which gets them home on December 23,  is prolonged when the parents get snowed in. Appropriately-named Tripper and her bully-brother Alex turn out to be a handful for Austin, whose typical concerns tend to be how many ‘likes’ his latest StreamTime video got. Their lives are changed at midnight, Christmas Eve, when Santa appears in a selfie video he is making with the kids. Santa hands super-hero costumes to Alex and Tripper, who are instantly enveloped in a bright radiating light. When the light subsides, the children have become the superheroes. Santa explains to them that they have become Grace, who has the power to not only be graceful and safe, but to also sense danger and keep people from getting into trouble. Alex has become Champion, and Santa explains that he is the verb ‘champion’ and not the ‘noun.’ His power is to put bullying behind and become champion the underdog.

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Screenwriters:  Catrine McGregor, Madalyn Van Vakenburgh

based on a story by Spencer Woodhouse

Genre:  Family/faith comedy

 

A young 20-something, who is seeking a life of ease, achieves his dream as part of a university experiment, only to find his true purpose in life when he meets and bonds with a young lady who has Down Syndrome. As he matures, he becomes the man his dream girl has been looking for.

IN DEVELOPMENT
THE HIDDEN ROOM

Genre: Family 

 

​ ​Crystal and her three kids, two of them teens, are having a tough go of it. Dad has left the family for the trophy girlfriend. Crystal has no work skills. Her only option is to go stay with Mom in her single-wide trailer in New Mexico and she decides to go back to school, leaving the kids with ample spare time.

Grandma’s number one rule for this kids is that they never talk to the “old Indian guy” who refused to sell his little house that the trailer park had to build around. Being kids, the first person they befriend is the “old Indian.” He is kind, whimsical, funny, plays sax, studied in Paris…and is a medicine man. When Crystal collapses on campus and is rushed to the hospital, the family learns that she has stage 4 pancreatic cancer. She goes through chemo and radiation and is sent home to die. Grandma is sent on a series of funny blind dates set up by the kids, which get her out of the trailer long enough for the Medicine Man to come work on Mom. The middle child, a 14 year-old boy, loves his new friend but is skeptical about the healing. One day, the youngest daughter goes to kiss her Mommy goodbye before going to school and finds her dead. The Medicine Man is incarcerated for practicing medicine without a license and peacefully starts a hunger strike. He has served his purpose on earth and can not live without his freedom.

Desperate to help, the kids search his cabin and find a hidden room which turns out is a virtual shrine to a son that he told the kids he didn’t have. They learn of a promising athlete, a brilliant student and a high-caliber attorney who has changed his name to be Anglicized. The kids track him down and, although initially reluctant to help, he does the right thing and returns home to defend his father. An autopsy of the mom’s body reveals that the herbs were indeed helping her to get better. Her death was caused by radiation done wrong by a newbie radiologist. The attorney-son moves back to the community, and though they don’t live happily ever after, they come close.

IN DEVELOPMENT
THE TINTYPE MASSACRE

Genre:  Thriller/Horror 

 

Trevor Ahlquist has recently moved to Tintype, Louisiana. In his 40's, Trevor is the poster child for scam artists. He has been driven out of town everywhere he’s lived. He’s not sure why he moved to Tintype – he was drawn to it. After seeing a report on the success of Comic Cons, he asks himself, “why not create a Tintype Comic Con?” It can draw crowds from nearby New Orleans. Trevor finds the one and only venue that he can afford – a rundown 150 year old theater that has a reputation for being haunted. How perfect will that be in the Comic Con promos?

Good crowds, lots of fun – all of it being documented by young filmmaker Amy Anderson, who is a huge horror fan. Three years in and a guest has died each year under unusual circumstances. Rumors start to emerge about the old theater being built on Indian burial grounds. Whatever… it’s great publicity. The lobby of the theater has dozens of beautiful tintypes, taken in the 1850's. Amy is using one of the tintypes to focus her camera, and as the photo comes into focus, close-up, she realizes that the people in the picture are the same people – in a different era – that are at the Comic Con. The photo morphs into real life in the 1850's, where we learn why the past is intersecting with the present day. Ahlquist was a judge whose corruption led to the massacre of over 60 of Native American Chief Shanks’ people. Amy is revealed to be Shank’s sister, Walking Doe. As the historical flashback ends, it is clear that all of the ‘accidental deaths’ at the Comic Con were actually retributions by the spirits killed in the 1850's. And now we have a modern day showdown between Chief Shanks and Judge Ahlquist. What will happen and will Amy be able to intervene?

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TWIST OF FATE
IN DEVELOPMENT

Genre: Family 

Ten year-old Bailey Trent has Down Syndrome and few friends outside of her immediate family and her school. She loves all of the animals on her parents’ ranch and has a special pal in Labradoodle Zoro. She also has a great affinity with the horses, but is forbidden from going anywhere near Twist of Fate, her father’s prized bucking bronc. The horse is beautiful, but free-spirited and mean. When Twist of Fate kills a rodeo hand who was being cruel to him, the courts demand that the horse be put down. This is going to be a great personal and financial loss for the family. The day before the horse is to be put down, Bailey has an absolute tantrum about not wanting to go to a therapy session. She pulls away from her mom, defiantly, and runs uncontrollably into the yard – and into the corral where Twist of Fate is. The horse rears as the mother screams, running towards the corral. Twist of Fate rushes to Bailey at full speed, and just as we anticipate the girl being trampled, he gets between Bailey and her screaming mother, keeping the hysterical woman at bay. He herds Bailey away, with a gentle nudge of his muzzle. The family defies the courts as they prove that Twist of Fate is the greatest healing their daughter has ever experienced.

The family turns their ranch into an animal therapy center, bringing them success in so many ways, from helping in healing of many children to financial growth.

LARP: HUNT THE DEVIL
IN DEVELOPMENT

Screenwriter: Brian Telestai

Genre: Action, Comedy, Musical, Sci-Fi

A clan of misfit larpers compete in a weekend larping event where they must capture and return The Jersey Devil. As the event unfolds, war is waged, alliances shift, and their role-play choices start to have real-world consequences for the game masters. When their honor and integrity are really on the line, will the larpers stand up for what they know is right or will it all remain a game?

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QUEEN ALICE
IN DEVELOPMENT

Screenwriter: Will Tebo

Genre: Animation, Fantasy, Family

When Alice returns to Wonderland through the looking-glass, she is followed by her solemn older sister Esther, who is captured by the Queen of Hearts. Alice, who has become a queen herself, embarks on a journey to rescue her sister, in which they will both rediscover the importance of family, and Esther the value of childhood.

 

TV Shows

TRUE.HEALTH: BODY, MIND, SPIRIT
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Producer - Catrine McGregor

Associate Producer - Madalyn VanValkenburgh  

True.Health: Body, Mind, Spirit is a magazine format show hosted by renown naturopathic doctor Dr. Michael Karlfeldt The show profiles all types of alternative healing and protocols, sometimes controversial, and always fascinating. Shot on location, there is no lack of information, humor and enlightenment.

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DEFINING MOMENT 
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Producer - Catrine McGregor

Defining Moment is a moving, raw, amusing, interview-format show in which young teens spend time on location with a celebrity who not only mentors but shares never before told life stories. 

View the trailer HERE

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WHAT'S YOUR STORY
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Producer - Catrine McGregor 

There are successful, creative geniouses in every community in the world. What makes them able to tap into their talents and share them with us? What's Your Story? profiles such people, who all have one thing in common: their lives are fulfilled and their priority is to make the world a better place.  

 

View the first episode, "What's Your Story, Caleb Chung?" HERE

SMALL TOWN

Producer - Catrine McGregor

The individual culture and community of small towns throughout America is becoming a thing of the past. Small Town: America is a  kind-spirited reality show that brings to light the fascinating people who populate these small towns and chronicles an important part of our country that is rapidly disappearing.

View the teaser trailer. 

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Short Films

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SNAKE RIVER RISING

Director -  Jay Pickett

Producer - Catrine McGregor

Associate Producer - Madalyn VanValkenburgh 

A stranger appears in a small town during Christmas time and helps a weary mother and her son by repaying a debt from long ago.

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Director - William Tebo and Adam Redd

Producer - Catrine McGregor

Associate Producer - Madalyn VanValkenburgh 

A BTS of a national commercial comedic docu-drama. WARNING: may cause PTSD if you have ever worked on a national commercial.

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THERE'S A BETTER WAY
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Produced and Directed by Catrine McGregor

A young girl learns from her grandfather that there is a better way to handle confrontation. 

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LETTING LOOSE THE HOUNDS
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Director - Rulon Wood, Paige Harwood, Logan Leavitt, Asher McMurren

Producer - Catrine McGregor 

Associate Producer - Madalyn VanValkenburgh  

After a long night of drinking, two men bond over their trauma.

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PORTRAIT

Director - Bonny M Koodathil 

Producer - Catrine McGregor 

Associate Producer - Madalyn VanValkenburgh  

As Agatha, 70's, peruses the goods at a garage sale, she finds an old Victorian portrait of a stern dark-haired woman holding a music box. Her Yorkie, Chris, is spooked by the entire thing - the sounds of a music box, the eerie photo - and an ominous presence in the window of the house. The photo ends up with Agatha, who hangs it in her house. 

What ensues is a creepy unrolling of events...

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Music Videos

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DON'T WORRY DAD - MIKE HAMILL
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Director - Nyk Fry

Producer - Catrine McGregor

Associate Producer - Madalyn VanValkenburgh 

Guided by the song, this is a patriotic look at the impact of war to the families of our military, inspired by real events, yet metaphorical and applicable to all. Whatever branch of the military, or which of our world's allies, we salute all veterans. This is a message of hope, and a memorial to sacrifice.

Original song "Don't Worry, Dad" by Mike Hamill. Arrangement: Ken Krukenberg. Sax: John Flanders.

Watch here

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OVERDUE - HEDPE

Performed by Jahred Gomes

Director - Nyk Fry

Producer - Catrine McGregor

Associate Producer - Madalyn VanValkenburgh

OVERDUE was written for Blue Banner Films' PARANORMAL PRISON and is from Hed PE's new Grammy-nominated album, Class of 2020.

The music video was filmed at the Old Idaho Penitentiary site. 

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WORD GIRL -
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Performed by Mark Towner Williams and Joe Williams

Director - Nyk Fry

Producer - Catrine McGregor

Associate Producer - Madalyn VanValkenburgh

Williams' imaginative performance of the song WORD GIRL is a remake of the 1985 Scritti Politti song of the same name.