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SCARLET & PIPER | The Kindness of Strangers (2018)

Directed & Photographed by Greg Lastrapes

Vocals & Ukulele performed live to tape by Scarlet & Piper Lastrapes. Music & Lyrics by Ambrosia Parsley. Guitars and music production by Greg Lastrapes. (2 mins, 38 secs)

 

MARTIN LASTRAPES | I, Writer (2017)

Written by Greg & Martin Lastrapes | Directed by Greg Lastrapes

Martin Lastrapes, author/podcaster, treks into the woods and lets you peek into his process. (3 mins, 39 secs)

 

JIMMY KEEGAN | Drum Fu 2 (2017)

Photographed & Edited by Greg Lastrapes

Drum Master Jimmy Keegan infiltrates the lair of a sinister drug overlord (John Saxon) and must overcome an army of brutal thugs using only his wits and trusty drumsticks. (2 mins, 39 secs)

 

JIMMY KEEGAN | DRUM FU (2016)

Photographed & Edited by Greg Lastrapes

World-renowned drummer Jimmy Keegan gets all Bruce Lee on his drum kit. (3 mins, 13 secs)

 

OGIE BANKS III | Fried Chicken & Grapes (2016)

Written by Greg Lastrapes & Ogie Banks III | Photographed & Edited by Greg Lastrapes

One day in studio, Bird and actor/voiceover artist Ogie Banks III wrote this gem of a song. Then Ogie rented a tux, Bird grabbed his camera, and they drove down to California's South Bay to shoot this video. (2 mins)

 

THE FOUR HEADS | SANTA’S GOT HIS EYE ON YOU (2015)

Composed, Performed, Directed & Edited by Greg Lastrapes

It’s Christmas Eve and The Four Heads (L-R: Dick, Iggy, Leonard & Preston) must get themselves to bed… or else! (3 mins)

 

THE FOUR HEADS | Don’t Let Him In! (2015)

Composed, Performed, Directed & Edited by Greg Lastrapes

The Four Heads - those toothless neon purveyors of "Vaudevillian Paranoia Rock" - croon a warning about the strange man in the rusty van and the unknown contents of his mysterious box. (3 mins, 20 secs)

 

MISPLACED (2012)

Written & Directed by Greg Lastrapes

Mickey hates his job, his wife won't shut up, everyone else's life is better than his, and worst of all, he's lost his wallet. Embarking on a nightlong odyssey, laden with the sort of cruelly absurdist twists that he's come to expect from his life-gone-wrong, Mickey tries to find his wallet, but ultimately recovers something far more valuable. (23 mins)

 

PAULETTE BREAKS UP (2007)

Written & Directed by Greg Lastrapes

Michael split. And he took the TV. But Paulette will not be denied her happy ending, even at the expense of someone else's. (14 mins)

 

WHY IS ZAK SCHAFFER MAKING THE GREAT AMERICAN ROCK ALBUM? (2006)

Written by Greg Lastrapes & Zak Schaffer  |  Directed by Greg Lastrapes

Singer/songwriter Zak Schaffer has finally decided to make a record. But his anxiety gets the better of him when he realizes that he will soon have to actually play it for people. (32 mins)

 

UNCLE MANDO MOJO MAN (2006)

Directed by Greg Lastrapes

Uncle Mando has one day left before he has to leave his recently condemned home. Before he goes, the "Last Mojo Man in Garden Grove" and his friend Viejo, share stories about their time there, and demonstrate the use of a backyard fire to drive away bad mojo. (7 mins)

 

THE ANSON BROPHY SHOW (2005)

Written by Benny Coma, Greg Lastrapes & Martin Lastrapes  |  Directed by Greg Lastrapes

What you are about to see is archival footage of Peabody Award-winning "The Anson Brophy Show" from fall 2024. This televised reunion of the estranged creators of the smash hit sitcom "Two Balls & A Chain" was not only the last time the two ever spoke to each other, it was the last time the two ever spoke. (8 mins)

 

I'M ERIC DONALD (2005)

Written by Eric Donald & Greg Lastrapes  |  Directed by Greg Lastrapes

A damning portrait of the late, great comedy writer, Eric Donald. (3 mins)

 

SOLOANGO (2003)

Written by Benny Coma  | Directed by Greg Lastrapes

The Soloango. A tango danced by just three. And their name is Benny Coma (aka Eric Donald). (4 mins)

 

IT STARTS WITH FEET (2002)

Written by Greg Lastrapes & Martin Lastrapes  |  Directed by Greg Lastrapes

A lost envelope, a ticking clock and an eccentric man wearing a painted moustache. The man in the black suit could not have known what was in store. (6 mins)