Promotional artwork for the feature film, Ring of Storms
Promotional artwork

Maggie and Miranda, survivors of a plane crash off the coast of Northern Canada, attempt to find sanctuary in a storm. After days of struggle, they stumble upon an Inuit camp only to find that another storm is brewing among the native people there. The lives of the survivors are once again threatened as a mystery unfolds — and it’s a secret that the Inuit have kept for countless generations. There is a place of calm, but first they all must face a storm.

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Nicole Chaffin in the feature film, Future Certain
Nicole Chaffin in Future Certain

Brynne Vaness can see the future, or so she says. And those that believe and those that do not believe will go to any lengths to prove it. What begins as a spiritual quest to understand her ability, quickly turns into a struggle for her life, pitting Brynne against organized criminals, terrorists and even Homeland Security.

As she learns more about her visions, both their power and limits become increasingly apparent, and Brynne finds that her own future – her own survival – is anything but certain.

Written and Directed by Greg Kerr. Music composed by Nan Avant. Produced by Nan Avant and Greg Kerr.

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Still from the feature film, Portland Dom, with John San Nicolas and Karla Mason.
Combs (John San Nicolas) and Barrett (Karla Mason) play the mysterious agents in the feature film, Portland Dom.

An exhilirating action-adventure set in Portland.

As Danny heads to Portland on a road-trip to find his long-lost father, he encounters a long-lost girflriend, a drag queen girl group, the denizens of a wild sex club, and a viscious serial killer. And then there’s those two agents in black that won’t stop following him. And he may just survive if he can keep the swelling down on his serious head injury.

It’s a busy weekend for Danny in the City of Roses.

Karla Mason (Barrett) and John San Nicolas (Combs) reprise their roles as the killers with hearts of gold — gold, because all they care about is the money!

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Still from the short film, Wrong Room
Still from Wrong Room, with Garland Lyons and Karla Mason.

A ten minute long, chance encounter between a woman and a man profoundly alters their lives as they share their darkest secrets. This is a new, short film by Full Brain Films. It stars Karla Mason, and was written and directed by Greg Kerr with production design and assistant direction by Wendy Peyton. Nan Avant provided the score for this film. More information will be posted soon about venues the film will show in.

Behind the Scenes

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Still from the feature film, Godot
Godot, a modern farce

Terrorism. War. Lost Luggage.

Waiting for a train has never been this exciting.

The search for lost luggage leads to bizarre encounters, diabolical terrorism, and even the key to winning a long-standing civil war in this existential farce which has little to do with the Samuel Beckett play Waiting for Godot. While the others in the Beckett play are just waiting around for him, we learn what has delayed Godot (pronounced Gu-doe. It’s French. Samuel Beckett wrote Waiting for Godot in French, although he was Irish. He later translated it to English. Yes, that is odd).

Rick Stokes delivers the ultimate straight-man performance as the unwitting and unwilling Godot as he bumbles from one encounter to another. With a good dose of Monty Python-esque dialogue and homages to the old school comedy of Jack Benny, the Three Stooges, and Abbott and Costello, this is an independent film that was almost not completed thanks to the weather, a not-so accurate train schedule and that unfortunate bomb scare. 70 minutes, original and classic songs, suitable for general audiences.

Written by M. Thomas Cooper. Directed and Produced by Greg Kerr.

Starring Rick Stokes as Godot, Shawn Cates as The Porter, Steve Coker as Constable Burl, and Molly Stack as Christine Aruba-Orleans.

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The Puppy Man promotional image one.
The enigmatic Puppy Man

A stranger visits a small, Northwest town to learn about the mayor who the townspeople revere. What she finds is far from typical: in their schools they teach their children an invented language instead of English, a Good Humor man drives by and delivers puppies to all the kids instead of ice cream, and all the townspeople are required to work on some gigantic building project in a nearby field.

When she finally meets the mayor, she learns a disturbing secret. And then he learns a few secrets about her, too.

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What dark secrets does The Puppy Man hold?

The Puppy Man is a dark short with original music and an all Portland cast and crew. 35 minutes.

Written, Directed and Produced by Greg Kerr.

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Karla Mason

Producer. Writer. Creative Director. Actress.

Professional writer, producer, and critically acclaimed actress Karla Mason has enjoyed a varied professional career that has taken her from stage to film—from the West Coast to East Coast and back again over the past twenty years.

As an actress, her film and TV credits include As the World TurnsAmerica’s Most Wanted, PBS’s American Masters: None without Sin, and the independent feature films UnrememberedTornado States and soon to be released Lie Detector—along with countless commercials and industrials.

Her prolific stage credits include leading roles at such regional theatres as Charlotte Repertory Theatre, NC; Hippodrome State Theatre, FL; Virginia Stage Co.; New Jersey Shakespeare Festival; Profile Theatre, Portland, OR … and more. New York credits include leading appearances at the Mint Theatre, Grove Street Playhouse, and One Dream, among others.

Karla has had the pleasure of working with some outstanding names in the industry, including having been directed by Dylan Baker and Tony Award winning directors Bart Sher and John Rando. She has toured nationally, and taught and directed under the auspices of the California Theatre Centre.

Karla has appeared in the FBF movies Wrong Room and Portland Dom.


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Greg Kerr

Writer. Director. Business Manager.

Award-winning writer, director and producer of the multiple award-winning independent feature Unremembered (2009), Greg Kerr has been writing and directing films since he was 11 years old, having premiered his first 3-minute film extravaganza (from an 8mm reel) in his living room.

And he’s not just creative. Greg also brings business management, budgeting and marketing skills to the Full Brain team.

A native Oregonian, Greg has lived in Portland for the last 10 years. He has a Master’s degree in writing and marketing from Portland State University and a Bachelor’s degree in history with an emphasis in ancient civilizations from Northern Arizona University. By day (and evenings … and weekends), Greg teaches script writing and Web design classes at Portland Community College, reserving the summers for filmmaking.


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Nan Avant

Music Director and Composer.

Award winning composer Nan Avant hails from the Pacific Northwest. Her work has appeared in festivals throughout the United States and internationally. She has received several awards for her original scores in short films and recently at the Park City Film Music Festival 2010, Nan received a Director’s Choice Silver Medal For Excellence Award for her score in the sci-fi feature film Unremembered.

“I have always had a passion for film music and I have had the opportunity to collaborate with many talented filmmakers. Watching a film, discussing characters, motives and ideas behind the script with the director and then incorporating these elements into my music is a creative and rewarding experience. It is inspiring when all of these pieces come together and a score is formed.” 

Nan Avant holds a BFA degree from California Institute of the Arts in Piano Performance and is a graduate of the Pacific Northwest Film Scoring Program under the direction of Emmy award winning composer, Hummie Mann. She is a contributing editor for ScoreCast Online, an online film music composer’s forum. Nan is a member of ASCAP and a member of the board of the Seattle Composers Alliance.


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