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Max Peril is now available on Amazon Instant Video (FREE on Prime)!

You can now watch Match Peril instantly in full HD on Amazon Video Direct / Instant Video!


Max Peril Now Available on DVD!

The award-winning comedy mockumentary, Max Peril, is now available on DVD at!
Extra Features:

  • Deleted Scenes
  • Blooper Reel / Behind-the scenes
  • “The Great Condor” (1992 VHS Short, never-before-released.)


Max Peril Wins “Best Homegrown”


It was an honor to have Max Peril screened as the finale film at Mississippi’s oldest film festival – the Magnolia Independent Film Festival.

We were in the company of a diverse group of filmmakers who had traveled to Starkville, MS from California, Utah, and even Norway.  Of course, some of our favorite Mississippi filmmakers and actors were in the mix as well.  It was a treat for us to hear how others approach the task of filmmaking.  Everyone was warm, complimentary, and generous with sharing tales of their struggle.

The hospitality provided by the Magnolia fest was off the charts.  A nice hotel room was provided for our weekend there, food was always available, and Angella Baker and the Magnolia team made us feel legitimately special.  It’s a festival experience we won’t forget.

And to top that off, Max Peril won “Best Homegrown”!

Actress Jessy Hughes, DP/Actress Janna Ladner, Director Frank Ladner

Actress Jessy Hughes, DP/Actress Janna Ladner, Director Frank Ladner



Max Peril Soundtrack - Free Downloads

Max Peril Soundtrack – Free Downloads

Here are a couple of FREE Max Peril tracks!


Max Peril Wins Two More Best Features!

Woke up to some good news this morning:  Max Peril nabbed a Best Feature win from the Gulf Coast Sun and Sand Film Festival!
The film was shown on October 11th, 2015 at the Gulfport Cinemark theater, to an enthusiastic crowd.  We had a great Q&A session and established some new filmmaker friendships before we left.


When we didn’t think Max Peril news could get any better, tonight we received a call from James “Sonny” Howard who, along with Mark Forte, attended a Max Peril screening at the Rails to Reels Film Festival.
(Sonny played the roles of Cousin Ellis and the toothpic-tossing Russian, and Mark Forte played the roles of Myron and Blanco Duro.)


They were delighted to inform us that Max Peril took home Best Feature!


James "Sonny" Howard and Mark Forte speak during the Rails to Reels Q&A

James “Sonny” Howard and Mark Forte speak during the Rails to Reels Q&A


Sun and Sand – Max Peril Screens on the MS Gulf Coast

Max Peril will be screening October 11th, 2015 @ 4:00 at the Sun and Sand Festival.


Official Selection – Knoxville Film Festival


Very pleased to announce Max Peril has been accepted to screen at the 2015 Knoxville Film Festival in Knoxville, TN.


Official Selection – North Carolina Film Awards


Max Peril was accepted into the North Carolina Film Awards.

Official Selection – Heart of the Pines

Max Peril has been selected to screen at the Heart of the Pines festival!

Max Peril wins Best Feature @ FSFX!

Max Peril Cast at FSFX BOPB 2015

Cast: James Sonny Howard, Jessy Hughes, Janna Ladner, Director Frank Ladner, Mark Forte, Allen Mann

Being accepted into the inaugural Film Expo (part of Hattiesburg’s annual city-wide FestivalSouth arts celebration) was a thrill. Primarily because of the significance of being able to say we were part of FSFX the first year it kicked off, and also because it’s a festival just up the road from us, in a town long overdue for such an event. Given the fact that first-year festivals rarely go smoothly (understandably so), we weren’t expecting what we ended up getting at FSFX: A festival staff who were immediately-available and cheerfully willing to answer any questions we had, an absolutely stunning screening experience in a legitimate theatre, and the most pleasant Q&A session I’ve ever been a part of – largely due to the skills of gracious host/director Miles Doleac.

FSFX Crowd

Crowd at the screening of Max Peril, shown at the Grand Theatre in Hattiesburg, MS.

An “Official Selection” was a big deal for us.  Winning “Best Feature” AND “Best Actor” was overload.

FSFX Award Show

FestivalSouth Film Expo awards were presented as part of the 2015 Best of the Pine Belt Award Show. For a country boy like me, this was dang FANCY.

FSFX Award Show

On stage with the Max Peril cast accepting our award for Best Feature.

Max Peril cast on-stage.

On stage with the Max Peril cast accepting our award for Best Feature.

We left with a feeling of accomplishment and satisfaction.  It was an experience none of us will soon forget.