But what we really want to do is direct.

 

Cliché? Guilty. But it was only a matter of time before we realized we could leverage our knowledge and skill as a successful distributor of popular content into producing it. And so the Original Productions arm of Shout! Studios was born, focused on developing or acquiring IP, putting together the financing and working with talented partners to realize a marketable product. We’re currently developing projects in a variety of formats—short, long, scripted, unscripted—and genres. So these days we’re doing a lot of brainstorming, reading, arguing and fine-tuning. You know, development.  

Stay tuned to this channel for updates and additions to our burgeoning slate of original productions.

Hell Den (2019)

Our first original animated series, Hell Den, was born of an idea to repurpose vintage public domain cartoons.  Years ago we picked up a crazy, funny vampire movie called Bloodsucking Bastards, which was made by a seriously warped improv troupe known as “Dr. God.”  We handed our crude concept to Dr. God, and they made it even cruder in the best possible way.  They conceived, wrote, directed and produced Hell Den, a rabbit hole of deranged, re-dubbed cartoons playing for the enjoyment of humanity’s lone survivor and his friends / potential executioners.  Take a shot of Robot Chicken, add a splash of Beavis and Butthead, and finish it off with a healthy pour of Mystery Science Theater 3000, and you’ve got Hell Den. Then we found equally demented partners in Drink TV, the go-to streaming destination for drinks-themed content. You can find Hell Den exclusively on Drink TV, which is available at DrinkTV.com and on their branded channel on Roku, AppleTV, iOS and Android devices.

The six episode-series takes place after an Uber-Apocalypse wipes out civilization where one kid miraculously survives: 12 year-old Andrew. His house still has electricity, a working television, a VCR, and his deceased parents’ fully stocked bar, which draws a few curious apocalypse-creators to his door. There’s Kenneth, the moody Fifth Horseman of the Apocalypse; BET-C, a sympathetic but volatile mutant cyborg; Fleek, a sleazy alcoholic alien; and Giantic, a ponderous giant. Together, they break into the liquor cabinet and join Andrew to watch twisted cartoons… because destroying the world is hard work.

Hell Den Season 1’s notable guest stars include: Derek Mears (Swamp Thing / Friday The 13th), Brett Davern (Awkward. / The Brett Davern Show), Mo Collins (Fear The Walking Dead / F is for Family), and Emma Fitzpatrick (Significant Mother / The Social Network).  So head over to Drink TV and enjoy the end of the world.

 

 

         

 
Images from Hell Den on Drink TV

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet (2018)

This season, Kinga subjects Jonah and the bots to a devious new experiment: a back-to-back marathon of six hilariously cheesy -- and riffworthy -- films.

 
 
          
 
On the set of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Gauntlet with Jonah Ray, Felicia Day, Baron Vaughn, and Hampton Yount

Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return (2017)

Having distributed this classic comedy series for years and coming to know its passionate fan base, we bought the show with the intention of rebooting it. And reboot it we did, financing a 14 episode season via a record-breaking Kickstarter campaign. We produced the series with Abominable Pictures (Wet Hot American Summer: Ten Years Later, Children’s Hospital) and the series creator Joel Hodgson’s Alternaversal, bringing Joel’s unique vision to fruition. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return landed on Netflix in April of 2017 to great acclaim from both fans and citics, with Season One earning a Certified 100% Fresh critic's rating on Rotten Tomatoes. In November of 2017, it was announced that Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return has been renewed for a second season, with new episodes arriving "in the not-too-distant future."

 
 
          
 
On the set of Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return with Joel Hodgson, Jonah Ray, Patton Oswalt, Felicia Day, Baron Vaughn, and Hampton Yount

 

Fender Bender (2016)

Our first born, a slasher film with a distinctly 80s vibe. We found a script from talented writer-director Mark Pavia, who was plucked out of film school in the 90s by no less than Stephen King to direct the feature film Stephen King’s The Night Flier. Fully financed by Shout and produced by Echowolf Productions (The Rambler, Don’t Blink), Fender Bender landed on The Chiller Network (RIP) domestically, and Universal picked up international rights.

 
 
          
 
On the set of Fender Bender with director Mark Pavia and actor Bill Sage
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