Company Profile Mar10

Company Profile

Frolic Pictures is a full-service film and video production company located in Hollywood, California. Founded by writer/director Jared Masters in 2010. They specialize in independent feature film production. Jared Masters, President Jared Lee Masters (born August 7, 1986) is an American independent motion picture producer, actor, writer, director and composer. He is founder and president of the Hollywood-based production company, Frolic Pictures, and has fathered several critically-acclaimed and award-winning feature films, including Slink (2013), After School Massacre (2014) and Punkettes (2014). Jared Masters was born in Atlanta, GA, but his father’s stint in the Army (and, later, his law practice) kept the family of six moving to various cities across the globe (including Kansas City, Virginia Beach, Portsmouth, and Germany). He attended public and private schools in Richmond, VA. His interest in filmmaking began at age 14, when he directed and edited skateboarding videos and sold them to schoolmates. At 15, he taught himself classical piano, and later composed music for some of his films. Masters joined the Screen Actors Guild in 2007 and moved to New York City, where he landed minor acting roles in Union films and television. While living in New York he directed The Umbrella and the documentary Meet the Freaks at Dreamland. In 2010, Masters moved to Venice Beach, California, and made his first full-length feature film: Climb It, Tarzan! (2011), one of the few films to feature an all-female cast. Masters was nominated for two EOTM Awards for his feature film Slink: Best Director in a Horror Film and Best Scream Film. The EOTM Awards show was held at the Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, California, on August 4, 2013. Masters won the 2013 EOTM Award for Best Horror Film for Slink. His film Teachers’ Day was...

Amethyst Jul15

Amethyst

Coming soon from Frolic Pictures… Amethyst Written and directed by Jared Masters Stars Grace Klich, Valerie Miller   From the press release (July 2016): Frolic Pictures and psycho-sensationalist Jared Masters invite you on a trip that might last… forever. The new school of cinematic marvels is introduced in the form of… a girl, who gets trapped in that trip, because she exceeded the recommended dose, the warning; that one drop is enough. Amethyst is the surreal true story of a beautiful birthday girl, whose 16 innocent years on earth are extremely disrupted by the celebration of her turning 17. It comes in the form of a dropper bottle, a full vile. It was intended for the entire party, but without thinking she consumes it all. Her quick decent into horrifying hallucinations transpire, as she explores her mother’s garden, with her best friend Ember, who tragically gave her the gift, in pursuit.   Introducing Grace Klich as Amethyst, and Valerie Miller as Ember. Co-starring Derrick Biedenback as the Centaur, with The Prince of Horror Erotica himself, Jared Masters, portraying the Nobleman. Cinematography by Takede Osheame. Production assistance and continuity by Matt McPartland and Casey Plemons. Written and directed by Jared Masters (Slink, Ballet of Blood, After School Massacre). This new horror fantasy is being filmed in stunning 4K resolution. It will be the first feature film Jared Masters has shot outside of California, and is rumored to be completely void of dialogue. Psy Matix and Wizerd are in negotiations to provide the score. We can expect a release set for later this Fall, 2016. Trailer coming soon.     “We all know that once you exceed the recommended dose of any form of substance, you’re usually off to La La Land, so the upcoming film...

Ballet of Blood Mar27

Ballet of Blood

Ballet of Blood Two ballerinas plan a gruesome attack on the ballet school that mistreated them. AVAILABLE NOW! On Demand, DVD, VHS and BluRay! Ballet of Blood wins Audience Choice Award (for day 3) of the RIP International Horror Film Festival. It was also nominated for both Best Acting Ensemble and Best Editing WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING: “A lot of potential to plumb… Solid… Fun… Compelling… Extremely poetic… Complex and intriguing… BALLET OF BLOOD delivers big ideas … I appreciated a lot.” – AIN’T IT COOL NEWS   Synopsis: After a ballet school’s prima ballerina (Mindy Robinson) gets shot at by beautifully psychotic fellow dancer, Nisa (Sydney Raye), the whole company’s on edge. Classes continue, shrouded in fear, while Nisa remains at large. Her ditsy ballerina friend, Ria (Jessica Knopf), is being held in solitary confinement for suspicion of being involved. But Ria breaks out of the asylum, and after getting willingly drugged by Nisa, Ria is coerced into assisting her on a new mission, the ultimate assault (with a samurai sword and UZI machine gun from her father’s secret room). All those who contributed to the many years of emotional and physical abuse and body shaming will be in harm’s way. Meanwhile, a nerdy ballerina, Maren (Marla Martinez) starts writing a novel based on the events that transpired, deeply offending some for turning such sensitive material into a book, for young audiences. Soon, her and her sister, Saren (Rubi Garcia), realize every word being typed on Maren’s typewriter is somehow altering real life. Will this strange and psychedelic parallel fantasy carry the sisters, along with anyone else, to a merciless blood-splattered doom?   Death is the final dance.   Bold. Shocking…. Beautiful. Ballet of Blood (AKA Ballerina Massacre) is a sophisticated horror film...

AFTERSCHOOL MASSACRE Nov04

AFTERSCHOOL MASSACRE

      Frolic Pictures, in Hollywood, has wrapped principal photography on their latest picture, a slasher-comedy. After School Massacre AKA Teachers’ Day This picture is being brought to the screen by new wave writer/director Jared Masters. A 12th grade European History educator, Ty Anderson, whose minor online communication with a teasing student finds him immediately terminated from school grounds, snaps him into a psychotic killing spree, terrorizing his former female students at their slumber party.       The film stars Nikole Howell, Savannah Matlow, Danika Galindo, Lindsay Lamb, and Courtney Rood, with Art Roberts, and Dawna Lee Heising.     Author Stephanie Campbell turns Teachers’ Day into paperback novel           Dawna Lee Heising wins Best Actress for Teachers’ Day at Mockfest 2014.     WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING:   “This throwback to old school low budget slasher films has a lot of moments that made me smile … there are some great moments of gleefully gory and carnage laden scenes … had me out of my chair laughing at how outrageous it was … it does do slumber party horror with a wink, a nod, and a slash to fans who like low fi horror.” – Ambush Bug, Ain’t It Cool News “The performances are solid with everyone…. From its clever opening credits sequence to its final frame–It’s pretty clear that the folks behind the film have watched a lot of horror films from 30 years ago. Rather than the PG-13 watered down stuff that permeates the genre’s fare of today…Teachers’ Day has all of the things that were considered staples back then.” – Thomas Lobascio, The Last Reel “…An energetic and often wildly creative spin on the classic body count formula. If you thought the slasher movie was...

Slink Apr21

Slink

    Frolic Pictures Presents… Slink A horror/thriller, written & directed by Jared Masters, executive producer Julia Faye West. The film stars Danika Galindo, Julia Faye West, Art Roberts, and Dawna Lee Heising, with Anthony Del Negro, Cosondra Sjostrom, and Jade Bryce.   Now On Demand! BUY SPECIAL EDITION DVD WITH HOUR OF BONUS MATERIAL!    Slink Wins ‘Best Scream’ at 2013 EOTM AWARDS       Arrivals at the Slink Hollywood Premiere                   After the unexplained death of their Uncle Arlo, Kayla Nunez and her sister venture to his home in the rural town of Wickenhaven. They plan to claim their share of his estate, but their trip takes a drastic turn after discovering that their uncle’s house is occupied by a mysterious relative, Aunt May, who may be harboring deadly secrets. Complicating matters is the deranged, lust-filled tanning salon owner, Dale, and his exotic wife, Joan, whose business in designer handbags is the backbone to the entire town’s economy, and possibly the darkest fashion controversy the world will ever know.   What critics are saying:   “…the idea behind it is strong … SLINK … plays out pretty masterfully. SLINK is a pretty tight little thriller with some nice twists along the way… I have to give the film credit for having a very corroded moral core and going to those dank places most horror films are afraid to go. The effects are pretty great and the directing itself does a really good job of maintaining its black tone throughout. The ride to the end of SLINK was pretty damn great and I look forward to seeing what writer director Jared Masters has in store for horror audiences in the future as SLINK is...

8 Reels of Sewage Nov04

8 Reels of Sewage

NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON Written & Directed by: Jared Masters Stars: Jacqueline Guzman, Jenny Savage, Mystic Marlow and Art Roberts 8 Reels of Sewage On the cusp of 1970, adult film editor Belinda Brimhouse (Jacqueline Guzman) is exhausted with the ever-surmounting tasteless film reels, piling up under command of her seedy boss, Don Arrolls (Mystic Marlow). After being fired, Belinda sets out to produce a motion picture all her own, hoping to prove to business rivals like Mr. Whiteman (Art Roberts) that she has what it takes to finish a sophisticated erotic film, without all the crudity that’s quickly becoming prominent in mainstream adult cinema. But the reality of the field and pressure from peers turns Belinda into a corrupt casting couch director, coupled with seemingly pointless mind games, innocent actresses like Janet (Samantha Poole) can hardly handle, but allow. How will Belinda prevail, with such an insisting palate, soured by new batches of uncooperative girls, all while a hired hit man is out to put a quick end to her, and her blossoming career? It’s an untamed ride through the mishaps and brawls of a “bad” B movie production, pickled with all the trash you’d hope for; numerous negligées, greasy go-gos, playful pillow fights, starved, sex-trafficked slaves, and naughty, needle-pricking nurses! Everything‘s exploited! A psychological comedy compiled of piles and piles of puns that parallel real life at large. A picture destined for demeaning critical review, meant to ultimately be lost in some scum-saturated cellar, for none to view, and few to remember! WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING: “A pretty entertaining mix of effective comedy, character study and sleaze…. The attention to detail here is pretty impressive, as is the technique…. A lot of sexploitation throwback style pictures fall flat on their face and...

Club Lingerie Jul01

Club Lingerie

Club Lingerie NOW ON AMAZON! Summery: In order to revamp the once famous nightclub she inherited from her grandfather, Renae employs lingerie models, which attract more customers, but also an unknown killer. The newest feature film from Frolic Pictures, Club Lingerie! The 8th motion picture by the bold boutique Hollywood-based production company. What is Club Lingerie? It’s a character driven dark indie screwball comedy grounded by a “who-dun-it?” murder-mystery horror plot, with melodramatic undertones and a bass note of erotic non-relief. The star of Andy Milligan’s last film, Surgikill (1989) … the “Cult Film Goddess” herself… Bouvier, has spent the last 25 years in hiatus, turning down contract after contract from the biggest studios in Hollywood, until … The Young Sultan of Sensationalism finally convinced her to re-enter the lime light as the star of his newest picture, Club Lingerie, the story of a sophisticated woman who inherits a once ragging night club from her grandfather, only to suffer from the times’ economy, until her brilliant idea of sporting lingerie models turns the business back around… but also into a killer’s canvas for a blood bath.     WHAT CRITICS ARE SAYING…   “If you’re a fan of John Waters’ earlier films like me, which shined a light on an oddball culture of misfits and weirdoes, you might see some of that same kind of charm at work here in CLUB LINGERIE…. There’s a rough-edged coolness about how director Jared Masters just keeps the film rolling through obvious gaffes, uncomfortable pauses, and bloopers. It’s just kind of fun seeing through the veil of cinematic polish…. There is something appealing about the weird world CLUB LINGERIE features…. It looks like the cast and crew had a blast making this film, and that’s what the filmmaker...

Deadly Punkettes May29

Deadly Punkettes

  Frolic Pictures Presents…. Deadly Punkettes The ghost of a former lead singer, in an all-girl band, returns to haunt her replacement, who unfairly takes credit for the group’s only hit. NOW AVAILABLE ON EBAY AND AMAZON Punkettes win “Festival Favorite” at Galactic Film Festival 2014 There have been numerous films with ‘Deadly’ in the title. In 1957 Nathan Juran brought us a movie called The Deadly Mantis, about giant praying mantis, who voraciously preys on American military. In 1974 Doris Wishman brought us a movie called Deadly Weapons, about a busty woman who goes after mobsters for killing her boyfriend. In 1984 Charles E. Sellier Jr. brought us a movie called Silent Night, Deadly Night, about boy who goes on a murderous rampage dressed as Santa. In 1986 Wes Craven brought us a movie called Deadly Friend, about a robot named “BB” whose brain gets implanted into a human girl. In 2014 Jared Masters is bringing us a movie called Deadly Punkettes, about a teenage girl band that gets terrorized by a former member’s ghost.       Frolic Pictures has confirmed wrapping principle photography and moving into pre-production. The film was shot in Hollywood, California and will be released next year. It stars the beacon of white light D’Lannie Brown as Aspen, a bassist and lead vocalist of a hot up-and-coming band she forms with Carby, played by lovable Lauren Taler. The newest name on the indie lot Danielle Stavin joins them as drummer, Zeb. And Rainy, keyboard, is covered by the captivating Skylar Ripp. Also starring, the former mayor of Sweet City, Lourdes Narro is Edith, the band’s biggest fan. Debonair and dashing Dave Knapp plays Gil Mopking, the band’s first manager, threatened by big shot record producer Sicily Mane, portrayed...

Climb It, Tarzan! Jan08

Climb It, Tarzan!

In the dawn of the sexploitation era, aspiring glamour model Ginger learns the only available photo assignments are for salacious men’s magazines, and that she must risk eviction or must succumb to the sadistic perversions of dominating lesbian photographer Paula. Climb It, Tarzan! is a fresh, titillating take on the “Good Girl Gone Bad in Hollywood” tale featuring a vast, all-female cast of more than 50 budding starlets! Written & Directed by: Jared Masters Stars: Jennicka Andersson, and Zrinka Dozic, Maura Murphy, & Corsica Wilson   IN STORES NOW!   Released by www.alternativecinema.com     A stylized Los Angles of the 1960s – chocked  with girls in bikinis drinking highballs by the swimming pool – is the setting for CLIMB IT, TARZAN!, the hip new cinematic love-letter to mid-century sexploitation cinema available this fall from Independent Entertainment. Inspired by that old chestnut about pretty girls being laid to waste on the Boulevard of Broken Dreams, CLIMB IT, TARZAN! is both parody and pastiche of the soft-core genre that reigned supreme until the early ‘70s hard-core breakout films DEEP THROAT and DEVIL IN MISS JONES.   Directed by Jared Masters (THE UMBRELLA) and produced by Michael Curri, with production design by Adam Trash, CLIMB IT, TARZAN! puts its best foot forward with its scenic locations, good-looking, female cast, and conscientious attention to period detail.  Throw in a villainous photographer, loads of T&A and a naïve heroine, and you have a story tailor-made for fans of nudie-cutie and retro erotic cinema! A Titillating Tribute to Sexploitation Cinema Featuring an All Female Cast! In the dawn of the sexploitation era, aspiring glamour model Ginger (Jamie Devitt) learns the only available photo assignments are for salacious men’s magazines, and that she must risk eviction or must succumb to the sadistic perversions of...

Hollywood A GoGo Apr21

Hollywood A GoGo

NOW AVAILABLE ON AMAZON Frolic Pictures Presents… Hollywood A GoGo A New Film About A Wayout Craze! A Full-Length, Non-Stop, GoGo Girl Bonanza! Starring Samantha Demer, Courtney Alvarez, Stephanie Hernandez, Nicole Marie White, Katherine Adams, Rose Guess, Kristen Shapero and Morgan Michaels! Directed by Jared Masters    ...

Venice Beach Nov27

Venice Beach

Frolic Pictures releases lost film Venice Beach Finally! Available for the first time! Venice Beach! The film that made Venice what it is today, with few people knowing it. Yes, this motion picture takes credit for shaping the bohemian carnival of a midway most tourists call a boardwalk. This film is a must see, beach goer or not! You will laugh! You will love (the characters) and you will want to pack your beach bag with sandals and soda pop after you see… Venice Beach. Originally shot in the magical summer of 1981! Considered lost by film historians, has suddenly resurfaced this year when the daring young cinematic pioneer Jared Masters happened to be scouting New Haven, Connecticut for his upcoming horror film, Ballerina Massacre, when he stumbled upon a vault in the cellar of a crematory and once part-time film lab. Of the many deteriorating films, Venice Beach was the only one intact and playable. And its charms, story, and message holds strong today, perhaps it was meant for the now, and here it is, digitally restored from the original elements, re-mastered for the mass audiences of today. You may not get a sun burned, but you will get a sun-kissed tan from watching it, rated the number one revived retro horror comedy of the year. Critics are calling Venice Beach… “Irresistibly Funny” … “I watched it and then I watched it again with my kids” … “You may now understand what your parents idea of a good time was” … “Worth a watch for Bouvier’s beauty alone” … “You’ll never see bag ladies look so good” and “As soon as the plot went away, it came back again.” If you think you’ve seen a good beach movie, think again! This film is now...

Surgikill Nov27

Surgikill

  Frolic Pictures acquires Andy Milligan’s last film Surgikill NOW ON AMAZON! What happens in this hospital would make you sick! From the weirdest depths of the twisted mind of Andy Milligan, Hollywood’s weirdest director, comes Surgikill! A film you may have once heard your drunk uncle blabbering about, the camp staple and undeniably last in the filmography of the “Ed Wood of Staten Island,” Andy Milligan. He was one of the last great exploiters, that has left us. He died of AIDS in 1992, three years after he made this wonderful madcap horror-comedy. It was originally penned by screenwriter Sherman Hirsh, but was quickly de-materialized, poking fun at itself onscreen. What could have been a serious slasher, Andy re-wrote into a silly slapstick of blood and guts (with a very alluring transvestite). Until now, Surgikill has never gotten a proper release. Frolic Pictures saw the picture, and bought all the rights, for an undisclosed amount, knowing that everyone must see this film! No horror movie collection would be complete without our forefather’s last cinematic breath of life. Digitally restored and re-mastered from the original 35mm print. A painstakingly tedious process coordinated by Media Arts Productions. Hollywood independent filmmaker Jared Masters pioneered the expedition, commissioning new art and overseeing restoration of Milligan’s original cut. It was such a nice little hospital until those people started dying! Who is trying to murder everyone at Goode Community Hospital? Will the dedicated head of the hospital, Dr. Grace Goode, keep her head while everyone else is losing theirs? There are guts all over the place. Do you have the guts to watch? It’s every patient’s worst nightmare. Why? Because it could happen! Starring Cult Film Goddess Bouvier (Club Lingerie) as Dr. Grace Goode, with Bob Peck (Jurassic Park)...

ALL WHO WANDER Oct12

ALL WHO WANDER

All Who Wander is a 2012 fantasy short film written by Samantha Demer, directed and photographed by Jared Masters. It stars Samantha Demer, her golden retriever, Luke, with appearances by Adam Trash and Tyson Kaminska. Sabrina (Demer) goes on a magical journey, with her Golden Retriever, to find the key to a locked chest. This eight minute short film is one of the special features on the 8 Reels of Sewage...

Geralds Mistress Jul30

Geralds Mistress

Coming soon from Frolic Pictures…. Gerald Beanery knows what he wants and will get what he wants; especially with women; if he can’t find Ms. Right, he’ll hire any friend or agency to get her for him. Julia Faye West...

Carny Girls May29

Carny Girls

In development: Carny Girls Two cute white trash sisters attend a small town carnival, only to be abducted by evil carnies, and forced to adapt to the brutal life on the midway (as human oddities in The World’s Weirdest Girlie Show). Sisters… Working as human oddities against their will!   Stars of the Night Show...

Screening Series Feb02

Screening Series

  Frolic Screening Series   Frolic Pictures is pleased to announce that MouthKiss Video and Beyond Filth Productions have teamed together to bring you the highly anticipated first Annual Frolic Screening Series. A night of grindhouse, horror, erotica, exploitation, modern cult cinema and go-go girls from beyond infinity! 7 hours of underground films hosted by Adam Trash, starting off at 6pm with the neo-grindhouse two-strip Technicolor romp, Climb It, Tarzan! (one of the only films featuring an all-female cast) followed by 2009 Coney Island documentary short Meet the Freaks at Dreamland. Then, at 7:15pm, Professor Creepy’s Scream Party, written and directed by guest host Dave Shelton. Then, the film you’re afraid to see, but shouldn’t be, the modern cult phenomena in stark black and white, 8 Reels of Sewage. The grind then continues with the critically acclaimed horror film, Slink, at 9:30pm, immediately followed by supporting actress Marylyn Brooks’ groundbreaking band, Bizarra, at 10:50pm. Then, at 11:10pm; the new slasher-comedy that’s yet to be released; Teachers’ Day – the 73 minutes of ring-pop terror you’ve waited several years for. Then, after midnight, the Hollywood a GoGo after party, which is worth the price of admission alone, the one-hour, non-stop, go-go girl bonanza, a new film about a wayout craze. And lastly, a nightcap with hip-hop artist Sean Gibson, sending us home, aroused, with his closing number. This not-to-be-missed event will be hosted by the one and only Kam Kim Show. Interview on the show and receive IMDb credit! Also, Frolic DVDs and merchandise will be for sale, as well as a free raffle for extraordinary prizes.  This Jared Masters movie marathon will take place on March 5, 2014, at the renowned CIA – The California Institute of Abnormal Arts (home of the mummified French clown), 11334 Burbank...