Kids Are People Too! (2016)

"Kids Are People Too: Bob McAllister's Wonderama", is the first ever documentary about "Wonderama", a popular 1960s and 70s children's tv show which attracted 6 to 10 million viewers every Sunday morning, as host Bob McAllister introduced a variety of entertaining games, contests, songs, musicians, magicians, and celebrities. The waiting list for tickets to get on the show was seven years! Remember such memorable segments as "Snake Cans", "Exercise", "Fingleheimer", "Aardvark", "Bob's Bamboozler's", and Bob's most famous song, "Kids Are People Too?" 


"Kids are people too....wackadoo, wackadoo, wackadoo!"

"Who wants to play Snake Cans?"

Vampire Dinner (2015)


Director Jay Jennings' "Vampire Dinner" combines elements of early 1970s Euro Horror, Roger Corman's "Poe" films of the 60s, and the classic TV show, "Dark Shadows."

The story concerns two mysterious people, Frederick and Lamia, who share a common interest in vampire folklore. On Hollow's Eve, Frederick arrives at Lamia's gothic estate. After they share a glass of Egri Bikavér (Bull's blood), Lamia prepares an authentic, Transylvanian dinner for two, yet only Frederick alone dines on the five course meal, as Lamia barely touches her food. 

As the evening progresses, the two exchange vampire stories, engaging in a verbal game of cat and mouse which leads to a startling conclusion. Daylight approaches and their true intentions are finally revealed.


The Making of "VAMPIRE DINNER"

The filming, editing, and post-production of "Vampire Dinner" was done over the course of one weekend in August 2014. With little-to-no sleep, writer-director-cinematographer-editor-composer, 
Jay Jennings, and his two actors gave it their all during a 48-hour schedule that included not only decorating the set, rehearsing the script and locking down the shots, but there was also the preparing and serving of an authentic, Transylvanian dinner that takes place during the course of the film, which featured the drinking of a rare bottle of Hungarian tokay wine called "Egri Bikavér" (Bull's blood). The film's dialogue was based on authentic, Hungarian vampire folklore.


Lamia tells a story before dinner.

Frederick eagerly awaits his vampire dinner.

Frederick examines his glass of bull's blood.

Frederick thanks Lamia for a memorable evening.

Frederick prepares for a goodnight kiss.

Jimmy and May (2015)


Jimmy is a laid-back writer who lives in a Downtown Los Angeles house with his unpredictable Japanese girlfriend, May, who is addicted to internet chat rooms. 

Their strange love/hate relationship consists of arguing over her addiction, questioning her loyalty, and mind blowing sex.

May is fed up with Jimmy's accusations, but the last straw comes after he hangs up on her mother during a long distance call to Japan.

When May commands Jimmy to make love to her, he is more than happy to oblige her, but when the next morning arrives, May becomes completely unhinged, picking up a switchblade and cornering Jimmy in the kitchen where she repeatedly stabs him, leaving blood everywhere.

Later that day, a breaking news story appears on the television. Not only has May stabbed Jimmy to death, but she has set his house on fire, which is now burning out of control.

"Get off the damn internet, May!"

Hell to Pay (2014)

Visit the official film site of HELL TO PAY, director Jay Jennings' critically acclaimed feature about an L.A. debt collector who dares to double-cross his boss.

Target For Elimination (2014)


An assassin's assignment was simple enough. Kill or be killed. But this time, his intended target was....himself. And he never turns down a job. When the assassin eventually confronts himself in an outdoor garage, a shoot-out ensues. Each man trying to eliminate the other. One of their bullets strikes its intended target, blood splatters, and someone has just died. The assassin has completed his assignment. But the question remains: Is the assassin now dead too? 

A bullet flies towards its intended target.

Another day, another job.

The Drowning (2013)

Visit the official film site of THE DROWNING, director Jay Jennings's haunting film about the aftermath of a tragic drowning.

Convention of Lost Souls (2012)


For roughly 20 years, celebrity autograph shows have become a popular attraction all over the United States, but mainly in Hollywood, California. When these shows first started out, the “celebrities” in attendance were mostly old-time actors (i.e., the cast of the Little Rascals) and nearly forgotten B-movie actors (i.e., John Agar), Western character actors (i.e., Larry Storch), and wannabe Playboy models (believe me, you’ve never heard of any of these gals). These shows mostly took place inside small hotels, where rooms and community centers were rented out, and various dealers who specialized in hard-to-find books and movie posters could be found selling their inventory. In all, these celebrity autograph shows were considered fun little outings that took place on weekends with little fanfare and sometimes very small crowds. The usual asking price for an autograph from a celebrity was maybe $10 to $15 dollars.

Flash forward to the 2010’s and it’s a whole new and even sadder ballgame. The old-time actors and forgotten B-movie actors are all still there, but now added to the mix are a list of one-time Hollywood A-listers (i.e., Val Kilmer) and mega-TV stars (i.e., David Carradine), famous singers (i.e., Frankie Avalon), and all-star pro athletes (i.e., Pete Rose) all sitting next to each other in a gigantic hotel ballroom, hocking their autographs to long lines of drooling fans. Now that their glory days have passed, these once rich and famous icons have deliberately chosen to attend these autograph shows, sometimes attending 3 or 4 shows per year, signing photographs of themselves (mostly of when they were much younger) to the eager masses for a hefty $50 to $75 a pop. These shows are a cash cow!

“Convention of Lost Souls” is a short little film that takes a look at the current state of these celebrity autograph shows, begging the question: what would possess a once famous star to participate in such an event? Money, pride, falling on hard times? Perhaps all three.

A typical autograph show attendee, armed with knapsacks and posters.

Yvette Vickers: From famous 1950s pin-up girl to signing autographs.