Mike Bonomo’s ECHO

Mike Bonomo is a busy man.  With many projects currently in pre-production, his latest short ECHO is now live.

The synopsis: A man reliving the anniversary of the passing of his wife deals with the tragedy in his own way.


Written, Directed, Edited & Shot By: Michael Bonomo
Produced By: Kyle Klein
Music By: Kristen Baum
Sound Design By: Joe Iemola
Starring: John Bonavia and Sara Drust

Principle Photography Completed – Mike Bonomo’s ASSASSIN(S)

Reel Trasher, Mike Bonomo has been quite busy recently.  Tackling multiple shorts in the past couple of months, he has most recently completed principle photography on ASSASSIN(S).

When asked about the project, Mike simply stated: Two assassins meet at a murder scene. One is a wannabe. One is a pro. The pro decides to impart some wisdom on the wannabe…in his own way.

Keep an eye out here and on our Facebook page for updates!

Editing Our Comedy Short – EXPLODING POSTEMS!

It’s funny the way silly ideas come to fruition. A passing thought, joke or comment can blossom into something awesome and so it is with our EXPLODING POSTEMS idea.

Beware Exploding Postems! Beware!

Earlier this Summer the REEL TRASH team got together to film EXPLODING POSTEMS, (even before we made TURD DOPPLER) starring our friend and lovely actress Julia and Reel Trash contributor Aaron. With Dave directing,  Mike behind the camera and me (Cathie) producing we all spent two hot hot days shooting in an office space in the Valley of Los Angeles.

With all our footage “in the can” we got to editing right away, but then hit a few speed bumps with computer issues and well things come up, like TRUD DOPPLER, but the whole time we’ve been putting the bits and pieces together to get EXPLODING POSTEMS done and ready to share with the world.

Back in the editing phase full time it’s really coming together and we want to share what’s making us giddy in our dark little corners. So here’s a few pictures of what we’ve got in store. Hope you dig it! We’re going for a real big BANG!

Julia Has Fist Pumping Power!!

Aaron Is In Exploding Postem Pain!!

Stay tuned for more! You’re world will ignite with our awesome and you’ll want EXPLODING POSTEMS too!

Fantastic Fest Bumper Results

The Fantastic Fest is almost over and this past Monday, September 27 the film awards were announced and the bumper contest winner was chosen. Sadly Reel Trash’s TURD DOPPLER was not the winner. But with 200+ views on YouTube we’re glad people are watching and having a few laughs. Yeah, go watch TURD DOPPLER again:

But since it’s not just about our little video world, we are sharing the other bumpers and offer our congratulations to the  winner CHERRY PIE. It is grossly inappropriate and now you can watch it and be grossed out too:

WATCH CHERRY PIE HERE

We’d also like to share another bumper which did hit the Alamo Drafthouse big screen and was made by many of our Austin pals, it’s called PLAN B and delivers some naughty zombies.

Up next is a bumper made by Austin-ite Brian Kelly who’s @BTSjunkie on Twitter and a close friend of Cathie’s. His bumper is called THE SCRATCHING POST:

Once more, CONGRATS to CHERRY PIE and here’s hoping that there’s still a chance for TURD DOPPLER to hit the big screen before FANTASTIC FEST ends on September 30th!

Turd Doppler – Teasing 30 Seconds of Funny

The Reel Trash gang has shot, edited and completed a 30 second short for the FANTASTIC FEST bumper contest.

Given the sub-genre of “INAPPROPRIATE” we did our best to get dirty and make others dirty too.

Dave and I (Cathie) came up with the idea of TURD DOPPLER, we rounded up Mike to helm the camera and we wrangled our actor friend Kyle to get good and messy.

The shoot was last Friday, September 10 and we took over my sister’s backyard armed with chocolate and pistachio pudding, some Jell-O and a strange bug creature.

It was a quick shoot and we all had a good time!! Here I am to share some behind the scenes photos before we unleash our 30 seconds to the internets.

I Flip You Off!

A Cool Turd Shot

And we are wrapped!

There you have it, a look at our quick and dirty production! Dave and I spent the very next day editing and after almost 4 hours we got our sloppy 30 seconds all set in order to a very catchy tune.

The TURD DOPPLER is complete!! The DVD has been sent off to the ALAMO DRAFTHOUSE and now we just wait and see if we’re lucky enough to be chosen as FANTASTIC FEST Bumper winners!! Finger Crossed! Stay tuned for the video, we’re going to post it up very, very, very, very, soon! Hope you’ll come back to watch and laugh.