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Targeted
A Western Short Film Series + An Experiment In No-Budget Guerrilla Filmmaking
 
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Targeted!!! Targeted!!!: A Western Written By A Seven Year Old
RELEASED APRIL 11 2016 :: runtime: 18:39


See what happens when a script I wrote when I was seven is shot and played completely straight.

In the 1980s, a seven year old wrote a western movie script. It made no sense at all. The disk it was saved to was forgotten...then found again over 20 years later. This short film was shot from that unedited script.

Jimmy Makton is a naive greenhorn who's found himself in the wild west. Luckily, Samuel Barnet's showing him the ropes of how to survive in the area...but Bickerin' Billy's in town looking to get back the money Samuel owes him by the deadliest means.
The Bounty Hunter & The Butcher The Bounty Hunter And The Butcher
RELEASED APRIL 18 2016 :: runtime: 20:20


This film takes settings, characters and situations from "Targeted!!!" and adapts them into a more mature and coherent story and film.

In 1874, acclaimed local hero and Pinkerton Agent Jimmy Makton is called in from Chicago to California to track down Billy the Butcher, a vicious murderer targeting soldiers and lawmen. Paired against his will with the wild bounty hunter Samuel Barnet, Jimmy soon finds that he may not be as ready for the frontier as it is for him.

It's a frantic ride of guns and blood for Jimmy, and it's only just started -- the Targeted series begins here!

Jimmy Makton & The Counting Room Three Jimmy Makton And The Counting Room Three
RELEASED APRIL 25 2016 :: runtime: 9:10


This film is a prequel to "The Bounty Hunter And The Butcher" focusing on the back story of one of its main characters.

Jimmy Makton is a Pinkerton Agent and two-fisted Chicago hero in the 1870s who nearly meets his match when he tracks three vicious bank robbers to their hideout -- well, according to what he tells the press anyway. At a certain point, the reputation does all the work. There's more than one side to a story and Jimmy's got them all covered, depending on who's listening.
Extras
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crew & cast commentary for Targeted!!! / Counting Room / Bounty Hunter
SEPTEMBER 10 2016 :: runtime: 49:49

The Targeted project's crew provide commentary over the first three films in the series.
Behind The Scenes of "Targeted"
MAY 7 2016 :: runtime: 23:25

We talk about the experience of utilizing an outsider art approach to filmmaking in producing a series of western films with no budget, a crew of five, and a cast of mostly first-timers.
outtakes from "Targeted!!!"
APRIL 14 2016 :: runtime: 4:54

Shoot a no budget period film with an untested skeleton crew, you'll get a few outtakes. Shoot it from an unedited script written by a seven year old, you'll get more than a few. Here's our favorites.
outtakes from "The Bounty Hunter And The Butcher"
APRIL 21 2016 :: runtime: 3:52

Blown lines, ripped pants and derailing trains ahoy! Here are the most entertaining outtakes from the Bounty Hunter shoots.
outtakes from "Jimmy Makton & The Counting Room Three"
APRIL 28 2016 :: runtime: 2:48

The actors playing the bungling criminals show some method acting techniques! Here are the most entertaining outtakes from the Counting Room Three shoots.




beautiful day to be dead "Beautiful Day To Be Dead" music video
DIR, ED: JAK LOCKE
SEPTEMBER 19 2010 :: runtime: 4:16


Music video by Jak Locke performing Beautiful Day To Be Dead (C) 2010 Jak Locke
Extra Making Of The "Beautiful Day To Be Dead" Music Video
TOYING WITH KARMA
OCTOBER 26 2011 :: runtime: 14:00


I learn about both the joy of directing and the sting of karma over the course of a week. I also stumble around blindly a lot while dressed up as Slender Man.
thrift store reject "Thrift Store Reject" music video
DIR: ANDY ELLIOTT; ED: JAK LOCKE
MARCH 14 2009 :: runtime: 3:34


Music video by Jak Locke performing Thrift Store Reject (C) 2009 Jak Locke
Extra Making Of The "Thrift Store Reject" Music Video
AMBITION ≠ EXECUTION
MARCH 30 2009 :: runtime: 9:11


Andy Elliott and I join forces to make a music video once again. Ambition runs away with us but it turns out okay in the end anyway.
molotov cocktail "Molotov Cocktail" music video
DIR: JAK LOCKE, JON CONKLE; ED: JAK LOCKE
AUGUST 7 2007 :: runtime: 4:44


Music video by Jak Locke performing Molotov Cocktail (C) 2007 Jak Locke
Extra Making Of The "Molotov Cocktail" Music Video
CHAOS AS A METHOD
MARCH 24 2009 :: runtime: 9:07


Sometimes having no direction turns out all right. It sure takes a long time, though.
good luck "Good Luck" music video
DIR, ED: ANDY ELLIOTT
FEBRUARY 11 2006 :: runtime: 4:36


Music video by Jak Locke performing Good Luck (C) 2006 Jak Locke
Extra Making Of The "Good Luck" Music Video
ANGLES ARE EVERYTHING
MARCH 9 2009 :: runtime: 6:15


Under Andy Elliott's direction, I learn to hate my own song and we make a pretty cool video.
upstream downstream "Upstream Downstream" music video
DIR, ED: JAK LOCKE
JANUARY 27 2006 :: runtime: 3:07


Music video by Jak Locke performing Upstream Downstream (C) 2006 Jak Locke
fireplug "Fireplug" music video
DIR: JAK LOCKE, BRANDON ZERINGUE; ED: JAK LOCKE
NOVEMBER 18 2001 :: runtime: 3:36


Music video by Jak Locke performing Fireplug (C) 2001 Jak Locke



The Jak Locke Rock Show at The Boxer & The Barrel: "Nothing But Time"
JUNE 24 2017 :: runtime: 3:42

The Jak Locke Rock Show plays "Nothing But Time" at The Boxer & The Barrel in Houma
The Jak Locke Rock Show at Babylon: "I Haven't Snapped"
FEBRUARY 4 2017 :: runtime: 3:27

The Jak Locke Rock Show plays "I Haven't Snapped" at Babylon in Metairie
The Jak Locke Rock Show at Corner Pub: "Cyanide"
AUGUST 19 2016 :: runtime: 4:16

The Jak Locke Rock Show plays "Cyanide" at Corner Pub in Slidell
The Jak Locke Rock Show at Brick House: "Cyanide"
DECEMBER 5 2015 :: runtime: 0:58

a minute of "Cyanide"
The Jak Locke Rock Show at Gasa Gasa: "Hannah"
JANUARY 10 2015 :: runtime: 3:25

"Hannah"
15 seconds of The Jak Locke Rock Show at Twist Of Lime: "Dreamless"
AUGUST 30 2014 :: runtime: 0:15

15 second clip of "Dreamless"
The Jak Locke Rock Show at The Boxer & The Barrel: "Cyanide"
AUGUST 23 2014 :: runtime: 1:55

Clips from a live show that a friend shot on his ancient phone, it's better if you pretend it's footage discovered on the moon or something. Seriously, the phone must be powered by a crank.
The NOLA Treblemakers on the WWL Morning Show: "I'm Walkin", "Banana Split For My Baby", "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday"
MARCH 27 2014 :: runtime: 4:42

New Orleans 1950s-60s early rock'n'roll cover trio The NOLA Treblemakers on the WWL Morning Show to help promote the 2014 Festa Italiana in Rivertown, performing "I'm Walkin" by Fats Domino, "Banana Split For My Baby" by Louis Prima, and "I'm Gonna Be A Wheel Someday" by Fats Domino.
The Speakeasy Serenaders serenade "Humans of New Orleans": "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie"
MARCH 13 2014 :: runtime: 0:57

Documentary-type project "Humans of New Orleans" ran into us on the street one day, so we sang a quick a capella of Billy Mayhew's "It's A Sin To Tell A Lie" for them. Remy Duguet, Jak Locke, Thugsy Malone.
Jak Locke on Happy Hour: "Just A Gigolo"
OCTOBER 17 2013 :: runtime: 2:49

From Happy Hour's October 17 2013 broadcast, Jak Locke leads host Grant Morris and fellow guests Lydia Hand and Billy Patout to sing along with him on Louis Prima's hit "Just A Gigolo".
Jak Is A Four Letter Word scores Jesse Belle-Jones's surrealist burlesque: "Total Sleep Deprivation 2013"
SEPTEMBER 1 2013 :: runtime: 6:57

Noise act Jak Is A Four Letter Word creating "Total Sleep Deprivation 2013" for Jesse Belle-Jones's intense surrealist performance at September 1st 2013's Freaksheaux To Geaux.
The Speakeasy Serenaders at Allways Lounge: "One Meatball"
MAY 23 2013 :: runtime: 4:19

The Speakeasy Serenaders sing a tale of a hungry cheapskate at The Allways Lounge.
The NOLA Treblemakers at The Boxer & The Barrel: "Be Bop A Lula"
MAY 9 2013 :: runtime: 2:58

New Orleans 1950s-60s early rock'n'roll cover trio The NOLA Treblemakers play Gene Vincent's "Be Bop A Lula" at The Boxer & The Barrel on May 9 2013.
Jak and Kali at The Dirty Dime Peep Show: "Underground"
JANUARY 25 2013 :: runtime: 3:42

Jak Locke performs "Underground" with pneumonia as Jareth The Goblin King, backing up Kali Wunderkammer spinning fire for Bella Blue's Labyrinth-themed birthday edition of The Dirty Dime Peep Show at the Allways Lounge.
Jak and Bella Blue at Freaksheaux To Geaux: "In Dreams"
JULY 6 2012 :: runtime: 0:55

Jak Locke performs "In Dreams" for Bella Blue's act at Freaksheaux To Geaux at the Allways Lounge.
The Million Dollar Dreadfuls knife act at the Accidental Circus: "You Ain't Happy"
NOVEMBER 23 2011 :: runtime: 3:26

Frances Gumm and Jak Locke strum, sing, blow and wail on "You Ain't Happy" as Natasha Sriracha strips and throws knives, all at the Allways Lounge.
Jak Locke with Razor Blade Waltz Revue: "Let's Be Strangers"
OCTOBER 22 2011 :: runtime: 2:50

Jak's solo spot at Razor Blade Waltz Revue's Furlesque Follies from 2011 at Dragon's Den.
The Jak Locke Rock Show at Dragon's Den: "Night Never Falls, It Crashes"
MAY 13 2011 :: runtime: 3:00

Jak's pack rip through "Night Never Falls It Crashes" at his belated birthday show in 2011.
The Jak Locke Rock Show at Dragon's Den: "Repeater"
MAY 13 2011 :: runtime: 3:05

"Repeater"
The NOLA Treblemakers at Checkpoint Charlie: "Money"
MAY 7 2011 :: runtime: 1:58

New Orleans 1950s-60s early rock'n'roll cover trio The NOLA Treblemakers play Barrett Strong's "Money" at Checkpoint Charlie on May 7 2011.
The NOLA Treblemakers at Checkpoint Charlie: "Johnny B Goode"
MAY 7 2011 :: runtime: 2:49

New Orleans 1950s-60s early rock'n'roll cover trio The NOLA Treblemakers play Chuck Berry's "Johnny B Goode" at Checkpoint Charlie on May 7 2011.
The NOLA Treblemakers at Checkpoint Charlie: "All Shook Up"
MAY 7 2011 :: runtime: 1:50

New Orleans 1950s-60s early rock'n'roll cover trio The NOLA Treblemakers play Elvis Presley's "All Shook Up" at Checkpoint Charlie on May 7 2011.
The NOLA Treblemakers at Checkpoint Charlie: "Blue Suede Shoes"
MAY 7 2011 :: runtime: 2:24

New Orleans 1950s-60s early rock'n'roll cover trio The NOLA Treblemakers play Elvis Presley's "Blue Suede Shoes" at Checkpoint Charlie on May 7 2011.
The NOLA Treblemakers at Checkpoint Charlie: "Who Shot The La La"
MAY 7 2011 :: runtime: 3:01

New Orleans 1950s-60s early rock'n'roll cover trio The NOLA Treblemakers play Oliver Morgan's "Who Shot The La La" at Checkpoint Charlie on May 7 2011.
Jak Locke (metal) at Good Times: "Veinblossom"
JUNE 13 2008 :: runtime: 3:18

"Veinblossom"
Jak Locke acoustic duo: "Tinfoil"
JUNE 3 2005 :: runtime: 3:02

Jak Locke and Jordan rock acoustic opening for Renard Jenkins at The Neutral Ground.




bridges and history, sounds like a real party, right? Final Trip Across The Huey P. Long
HISTORY CHEAPENED BY AN ASHTON KUTCHER REFERENCE
MAY 2 2012 :: runtime: 2:31


In April 2012, the old lanes of the Huey P. Long Bridge which had been in operation since 1935 were shut down in favor of the new lanes which began construction in 2006. I filmed Angie and I's last trip over it to preserve the unique driving experience that hundreds of thousands of New Orleanians dreaded on a daily basis.
Louisiana Will Give Anyone A Driver's License
ANTI-INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO
JANUARY 9 2012 :: runtime: 6:03


The Westbank Endowment For Motor Vehicle Education presents this point-by-point instructional video on driving, from practice to driver's license! Or not. This may actually make you a worse driver.
Jak & Jeremy Are Off: North Texas
A CONTINUING TRAVELOGUE FUELED BY TOUR BURNOUT
OCTOBER 3 2011 :: runtime: 4:28


In this episode, Jak and Jeremy take a detour off the interstates onto north Texas's Highway 82 between Paris and Sherman, the famed "C%!# Stretch", to document C%!# Riders, the first whorehouse franchise which was started in the mid-to-late 1800's. Truly a real American treasure.
Jak & Jeremy Are Off: Missouri Nightlife
A CONTINUING TRAVELOGUE FUELED BY TOUR BURNOUT
APRIL 28 2011 :: runtime: 3:47


In this episode, Jak and Jeremy decide to find the true definition of 'action' and scope out some of that famed crazy nightlife in the city of lights, Warrensburg, MO.
improv Neil Young Never Said [Things] Like [This]
WHAT SYMBOLISM IS THIS INDEED
SEPTEMBER 6 2010 :: runtime: 3:01


The other side of the session that brought you "Beck's 'Static 1' on a banjo".
¡Schitt! ê! ü! æ! The Worst Performance Ever
AN EXPERIMENT
OCTOBER 25 2007 :: runtime: 8:54


Actually, just watch it. Read the description on the video page and just watch it.
ZBS: Today's Incomprehensible Art Film: Thirsty
RECYCLING VIDEO DOES YOUR PART
SEPTEMBER 5 2007 :: runtime: 3:00


Combining some of the segments from the "Molotov Cocktail" music video with title cards was apparently my idea of fun one evening in 2007. I like the piano thing I came up with for it, at least.
Carnicero del Pelo 2: The Debearding
SHAVING WITH VIOLENCE
JULY 9 2007 :: runtime: 3:31


Our friend gets invited to a pruning party. This time there will be blood.
Carnicero del Pelo: The Mohawking
UNEDUCATIONAL PROGRAM
JUNE 8 2007 :: runtime: 9:00


My cousin decides to lose ten pounds from his head. Angie helps, I film, you watch.
27 Hallucinations (May 2007)
PROBING THE CHEMICAL SOUL
MAY 24 2007 :: runtime: 2:32


A recreational re-creation. 4x dose meclizine, 6x dose dimenhydrinate, vodka w/Benadryl chaser. Do not try this at home or anywhere else for that matter.
Z vs L 2 (Dec 2001)
WELL, IT'S, UH...???
DECEMBER 14 2001 :: runtime: 3:44


You know what, I really don't know anymore.
Z vs L (Dec 2001)
INTERVIEW?
DECEMBER 7 2001 :: runtime: 3:41


Z and Jak in a battle of wills -- who will crack up and end the video first?



Touching Mary (SHORT FILM, TBR) :: sound mixer
Releasing Eurydice (SHORT FILM, 5/2016) :: sound mixer
The Legend Of Industrial Ghost-Wolf (FILM, 9/9/2012) :: actor, "Televangelist" ... composer
Electric Girlfriend (MUSIC VIDEO, 7/30/2012) :: performer, musician
Just Another Noir (FILM, 9/22/2011) :: actor, "Charlie" ... composer
Click (SHORT FILM, 9/3/2011) :: composer
Design Flaw (SHORT FILM, 8/20/2011) :: composer
The Hitters (SHORT FILM, 8/22/2010) :: composer
Nads (SHORT FILM, 5/31/2002) :: actor, "Don The Stoner"
Jay & Vanessa (SHORT FILM, 5/29/2002) :: actor, "Andy"

you open the door the music's coming from and the room's empty Welcome to Silent H-- oh, I mean Fountainbleau
I THINK THAT BAND IS PAID TO PLAY THERE AT ALL HOURS
SEPTEMBER 7 2016 :: runtime: 0:31


At Fountainbleau Storage. "I'll just take a walk to the restroom," I said. "It's just down the hall, it'll be all right," I said. "It's just an old building, that's all," I said.
don't worry, they're just acting Stickmn Kills
I WAS AN ODD KID
MARCH 5 2015 :: runtime: 0:45


Some flipbooks I drew when I was 14 of stick figures killing each other, probably when I was supposed to be paying attention to something else. Now with music, sound effects and glowy parts, as requested by nobody at all. This is how I teach myself new video editing software (Sony Vegas in this case)
son of improv When The Saints Go Marching In
BROUGHT TO YOU BY THE COLOR RED
JANUARY 26 2015 :: runtime: 1:32


When you hear a song your whole life, you better learn how to play it. Here's where I play it for you sloppy-first-take style, don't need no brass band to get those saints marching
The bridge is something I came up with, the rest of it is something the city came up with. Played here on a nasty old Peavey Raptor and a Cube Street because someone's bound to ask.
look out!  oh wait it's not real phew CGI Train!!
CHOO! CHOO!
FEBRUARY 10 2014 :: runtime: 0:03


Top of the line computer-assisted artwork / sound effects. So real you'll think you're about to get hit by a train, so THIS IS NOT FOR THE FAINT OF HEART.
starting off with a bang champ Left Handed Guitar Session 1!
A REAL PRODIGY HERE
FEBRUARY 25 2013 :: runtime: 0:06


After playing right-handed guitar as a lefty for 16 years, I decided it's time to learn left-handed guitar! It doesn't start out too well.
son of improv My dog helps wash the dishes
SECRET INGREDIENT REVEALED
AUGUST 2 2011 :: runtime: 0:04


You'll think twice before you eat at my house again, I bet.
son of improv Poor Man's Keola Beamer
I LIKE IT WELL ENOUGH ANYWAY
APRIL 10 2011 :: runtime: 2:09


Parts of two songs ("'Imi Au Ia 'Oe" and "Kai Wailele O 'Akaka") from Keola Beamer's 1997 album "White Mountain Journal" were in my head, though at the time I thought they belonged to the same song since I hadn't listened to the album in around seven years. I picked it out and recorded it so I wouldn't forget what I did.
return of improv Testing A New Camera
BY MAKING UP SOME CRAP ON THE GUITAR
MARCH 20 2011 :: runtime: 1:41


I recorded this to test my new camera. Then I uploaded it to see if Youtube's uploader had changed any. It hadn't. By the way, there's no effects at work here, the only colors that show up in Marrero are dark red and orange.
more improv Beck's "Static 1" on a banjo
ALSO FEATURING A DOG AND ALBERT EATING
SEPTEMBER 6 2010 :: runtime: 4:28


I play one of my favorite songs on an instrument I've barely ever touched. Albert eats something and a dog hangs out. Shot in September 2010 in an undisclosed trailer where you have to wear shades at all times or you die or something.
stomp pound clap snap Midnight Rhythm In Oxford, GA
STOMP POUND CLAP SNAP
OCTOBER 10 2008 :: runtime: 0:37


On tour, staying at a friend's place in Oxford, GA. Jak, Scott and Derek got that mad midnight rhythm -- the neighbors just got mad.
now with more orange cat Improvising A Lead (Dec 2007)
SPECIAL APPEARANCE BY LOGAN THE CAT
DECEMBER 28 2007 :: runtime: 2:04


Waiting for pizza and making up a lead to a Folding@Home default song. Try to ignore the horrid slip at the beginning, even though I know it's impossible to. Special appearance by Logan.