Danger God (originally titled Love and Other Stunts) will be released summer 2019 on DVD/stream. Rondo and Bob is currently in post-production.

      Danger God

Danger God (aka Love and Other Stunts) follows B-movie legend Gary Kent's career through the independent film surge in the Sixties working on movies directed by Al Adamson, Ray Dennis Steckler, Monte Hellman, Don Jones and Richard Rush. The doc continues to the modern day via the release of Kent's memoir and on through his book tour. Through modern and archival footage we meet his stunt pals Chuck Bail, John 'Bud' Cardos, Don Jones and Bob Ivy. Gary falls in love with a dancer who becomes his life partner, co-star and film producer. They face challenges including alcoholism and cancer. Through it all, Gary Kent approaches life with resolve and optimism.

First-time director/producer Joe O'Connell previously was a film industry columnist for the Dallas Morning News, Austin Chronicle and Austin American-Statesman and has contributed to Variety and Texas Monthly. He is the author of the award-winning novel-in-stories Evacuation Plan and a college writing professor.

See more at dangergod.com.

Rondo and Bob

Robert A. "Bob" Burns is a significant name in horror film art direction for his work in the original Texas Chain Saw Massacre, The Hills Have Eyes, Re-Animator, The Howling. His props also appear in Poltergeist. From a young age he showed signs of being a genius and could create complex designs all in his head, draw detailed cartoons and create outrageous puns. In high school and college he studied drama, which he latter utilized in films including Confessions of a Serial Killer.

While attending the University of Texas he edited the Texas Ranger humor magazine and discovered Rondo Hatton, a former Tampa, Florida, sports reporter, who contracted acromegaly, a condition that caused his face, hands and feet to grow out of proportion to the rest of his body. It caused the former athlete and All-American kid to close himself off from the outside world until he met his second wife Mae. Together they went to Hollywood where Hatton became the Creeper in a series of films starting with the Sherlock Holmes story The Pearl of Death. He died of a heart attack brought on by his medical condition.

 

See more at rondoandbob.com.

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