Thursday, November 20, 2014



An Ellenville World Premiere!
Nursery School's Iron Man 6 At Shadowland
Lorie Kellogg working with
the students on there flying scene.
ELLENVILLE – Most little boys want to be superheroes, but not five-year-old Jonah Althouse. At age four he didn't want to be a hero; his dream was to film them... and in his quest to do so, mom Natasha Althouse says, something truly magical happened. A whole community embraced her "little man's" dream and made it real enough to be pegged for a premiere at Shadowland Theatre this Friday evening, November 21.
Green screen cut out and sky added.
For Iron Man 6's origins, reach back a year to the morning that a then 4-year-old Jonah bounded into the kitchen and
declared his intentions to be a film maker. Mom and son got busy writing the story, with Jonah dictating his short film idea to mom as she busily transcribed at the table what's become a twenty minute film based on those Marvel comic characters, The Avengers. The plot, created by Jonah, revolves around the kidnapping of "Max" and a subsequent rescue.
Green Screen before Effects
 Playing the Marvel Avengers in real life were young Althouse's fellow Ellenville Cooperative Nursery School students and friends.

The director's mom pointed out how Jonah's long had a nightly wish for his parents to come up with a story "from their heads" each bedtime. She also surmised that the superhero interest may have stemmed from the boy's shift from only child to big brother.

Still from final film using green screen key.
"Phil and I are avid supporters of whatever they want to be," Althouse said of her young director and his eighteen-month-old sister, Norah's, future career choices. "We encourage him and explain that to manifest a dream, you have to visualize."
Jonah, who plays Hulk in the movie, has no idea how big a deal all this is, his mom added. He took his role as co-director seriously, she went on, writing scripts, reading scenes and directing the film. But film mechanics aside, she's as interested in that special something else that happened while Iron Man 6 was being made.
"It's the affirmation that people are still out there, taking time out of their lives, trying to keep afloat and say, 'I believe in that, let's do it,'" she said. "Ellenville gets a bad rap but it's beautiful to see this in fruition; this little man did this, and I feel blessed."

Helping bring the film project to life was a large crew of local professionals with film background, including award-winning producer, director, writer and actor Joe Bevilacqua, who created the Iron Man 6 soundtrack and produced its sound effects, music and voice editing, and Lorie Kellogg, an actress, writer and video /graphic artist who produced the visual effects and graphic design for the short film. Filling out the crew was co-director Jaf Zarkas, set design and construction by Jesika Farkas, special effects by Johann Kunz, voice work by Kenny Savoy, and Prashanti Massage as executive producer.

Jonah Althouse left and Jonas Trzeciak

Filming was at the Ellenville Cooperative Nursery school, over the course of two days last February, and at nearly one hundred hours of editing, over ten hours of filming, and loads of professional filming apparatus such as green and blue screens, Kellogg noted how the short film would have cost nearly $50,000 to create were it not for the community help.
"We all liked the fact that they're really trying to raise money for the school," Kellogg said, noting that all proceeds raised from ticket sales and raffles will go to keeping the Ellenville Cooperative Nursery school up and running.
"I don't think I could have done anything like that at Jonah's age," Bevilacqua said. "If he stays in this and continues he'll go professional."

Jonah himself, meanwhile, was excited that everyone will see his movie. Now, the director/writer/star turned Ellenville Central School kindergartener said, he's more into Star Wars. Although he added that he is working on an armor suit — like Iron Man's — to keep soldiers safe.

The premiere of Iron Man 6 will be held this Friday, November 21 at 6 p.m. The evening will start with a showing of 'Hatching Houseflies for Profit,' an animated short-film produced, directed and voiced by Bevilacqua and edited by Kellogg that features characters created by Bevilacqua when he was eleven. Aroma Thyme Bistro will provide appetizers and there will be raffles for items including an original signed print from Marvel illustrator Herb Trimpe, plus other surprises.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

SCRIBD DEAL IS GOOD NEWS for Waterlogg Prod. and Blackstone Audio!


Scribd expands its subscription library to include audiobooks

Subscription service takes on Audible with unlimited access

Scribd is about to give Audible a serious run for its money. Today it's adding an audiobooks section to its ebooks subscription service, giving its customers access to more than 30,000 audiobooks as part of their existing $8.99 per month subscription. That's a huge addition, and it's going to make Audible's subscribers think twice about paying $14.95 every month for only a single audiobook.
Subscribers may not want to jump ship just yet, however. For one, Scribd won't let you keep ebooks after you cancel like Audible does. And more importantly, Audible offers over 150,000 audiobooks as part of its subscription service. For now, Scribd only has a direct deal with one of the big publishers, HarperCollins, and it gets access to other big publisher's books through deals with companies like Blackstone Audio. Scholastic is also on board, so you'll at least be able to start listening through The Hunger Games before the next movie comes out.
Ebook subscriptions services have had a tough time getting off the ground because of their limited content offerings, with the big publishers generally being hesitant to sign on. Over the past year, however, Scribd has grown to include ebooks from both HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster. That's still not everything you'd want out of the much-fabled Netflix for ebooks, but it's a solid start. And more than anything, it's a great deal compared to Audible.
"Audiobooks are more than a $1 billion a year industry, and they are a natural extension of Scribd’s existing content offering," Trip Adler, CEO of Scribd, says in a statement. "This has been one of our most popular requests and we’re excited to reach book lovers wherever they are and however they choose to read – or listen." Scribd is adding audiobook support to its Android and Kindle Fire apps today, with an update its iOS app coming soon. Audiobooks can also be listened to on its website.
Audible has dominated the audiobooks world for what feels like time immemorial, and the fact that it's become part of Amazon's empire only entrenches that. Though it has a distinctly different business model than what Scribd is offering here — Audible is essentially signing you up to buy a single audiobook a month — that model is far from ideal for a good many listeners: it's expensive, and it negates the benefit of having access to 150,000 audiobooks because you can only ever try out one each month anyway. It certainly remains to be seen how well that can be challenged, but HarperCollins makes it sound like that's something it welcomes.
"Audio is a growing category and one that needs additional distribution channels," Chantal Restivo-Alessi, HarperCollins' digital chief, says in a statement. "By making our audiobooks available through Scribd, we’re opening up a much wider market for our authors’ works."
While Scribd may still be widely known for hosting PDFs, that's built it a big audience — 80 million monthly readers — that it can attempt to transition into paying customers (Scribd hasn't stated how many paying subscribers it has just yet). Scribd is also facing off against the competing ebook subscription service Oyster, which has also signed HarperCollins and Simon & Schuster but doesn't offer audiobooks.
Amazon actually does offer a directly competing service to what Scribd is launching today. It's called Kindle Unlimited, and it lets you read and listen to books for a monthly subscription. But Amazon says that it only grants access to "thousands" of audiobooks — it launched this summer with around 2,000 — suggesting that Amazon's offerings are far more limited than what you'd find on Scribd. That figure is small enough to make Kindle Unlimited a nonstarter for someone who's primarily interested in audiobooks. It also costs a dollar more, at $9.99 per month.
That makes Scribd's announcement a direct shot at Amazon in one way or another. It's not hard to imagine that Amazon will eventually step up its game in response, and when it does, that's likely to be good news for everyone interested in listening to a book.
Correction November 6th, 1:50PM: Scribd has access to many big publisher's audiobooks through its deal with Blackstone. This article previously stated that Scribd only had access to one of the big publisher's titles. That is in fact its only direct deal.

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Saturday, November 15, 2014

Joseph Bevilacqua's latest acting reel!

Contact us for Joe's info!

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VO Demo: joe-bev-demo-03.mp3

Terry King on REDRUM for Investigation Discovery Channel
The Head of CBS Radio on Boardwalk Empire
General Smedley Butler for The Travel Channel
General Montgomery in THE WARS a History Channel mini-series about WWII
The Coroner in the film "Cold In July" shot in the Hudson Valley, NY
Nikola Tesla in Monumental Mysteries for the Travel Channel
Bud Abbott in Joe & Bob as Bud & Lou: A Tribute To Abbott  Costello
    at the Lafayette Theater and The National Museum of American Jewish History
Crazed Town Person in David Cross's film "HITS" in Liberty, NY.
Irwin in an Adobe sponsored web series
Animal Rights Protester in Alpha House for Amazon

Friday, November 14, 2014

Waterlogg Productions has everything you need for the Holidays!

Let's get ready to Celebrate!

Holiday Collection


This collection of stories features holiday tales for both young and old!

The Christmas That Almost Never Was
It is Christmas Eve at the North Pole, and Santa Claus has lost his “remembery.” Now only a child who has been good for a full year can save Christmas! Producer Joe Bevilacqua has unearthed this vintage 1940s recording of the charming Yuletide children’s radio play, written by and starring Daws Butler, the voice of Yogi Bear, Huckleberry Hound, Quick Draw McGraw, and most of the classic Hanna-Barbera cartoon characters. Also heard in this old time radio show is Don Messick, the voice of Boo Boo Bear, Ranger Smith, and Scooby Doo.

Daws Butler’s Halloween Happening
A new production of the classic radio play by the voice of Yogi Bear, Daws Butler!

Pedro’s Christmas Fables for Kids
Visit Santa at the North Pole, witness the birth of Jesus, go inside Noah’s Ark, and more with these timeless short stories that will charm and entertain your whole family! Produced with wonderful sound effects and music by veteran radio theater producer Joe Bevilacqua and performed by him and his wife, Lorie Kellogg, these Christmas stories include “The Best Choice,” “A Forced Christmas,” “Bula the Traveler,” “Christmas Presents,” “The Please-O-Meter,” and “The Little Christmas Star.” Other stories include “The Tidy Toys,” “The Match and the Toy Men,” “Problems on the Ark,” “A Colorful Head,” “A Drop of Water,” and “Balloon Acrobatics.”

Pedro’s Halloween Fables for Kids
Goblins, fairies, witches, and ghosts! These short Halloween themed stories by noted Spanish children’s author Pedro Pablo Sacristan will charm and entertain your whole family! Produced with wonderful sound effects and music by veteran radio theater producer Joe Bevilacqua, and performed by husband and wife team Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg, the stories include “The Creature in the Attic,” “A Different Take on Halloween,” “Waking Nightmare,” “The Evil Goblins,” “The Brave Boy and the Multicolored Ghost,” “The Monster in the Wardrobe,”“Forever a Monster,” “Bewitched Tongues,” The Funny-Looking Fairy,” and “The Evil Millisphore.”

A Waterlogg Double Feature
A Waterlogg double feature from husband and wife team Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg
First is “The Joe Bev Valentine Treat.” This is a charming hour of stories (real and fictional) about love hosted by veteran public radio producer Joe Bevilacqua.
The hour includes “Who’s Afraid of a Virginian’s Wrath,” “A Valentine from Graham Nash’s Mac,” “Ode to a Transfer Station or Love Poem for the Dump,” “A Mathematical Valentine,” “The Love of Lee the Horselogger,” “Marian the Librarian Finds Love at the Bookmobile,” and “Valentine Vignette.”
Second is “The Comedy-O-Rama Hour Valentine Special: Cupid Comes to Camp Waterlogg,” a comic one-hour radio play by Joe Bevilacqua, performed by Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg, plus Cousin Kenny Savoy, Jim Folly, Tom Giannazzo, and Reagan Bonjorno Leonard. Recorded in the woods of Napanoch, New York, and at Carolyn’s on Broadway in New York City.

The Gift of the Magi
O. Henry’s classic Christmas short story is charmingly told by Lorie Kellogg and Joe Bevilacqua. William Sydney Porter, known by his pen name O. Henry, was an American writer, whose short stories are known for their wit, wordplay, warm characterization, and clever twists.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Five Year Old Makes Iron Man 6 Movie, Premieres at Shadowland Theater

Premieres at the Shadowland Theater in Ellenville, NY on November 21st at 6 pm. All the proceeds will be donated to the Ellenville Cooperative Nursery School.

Jonah Althouse is a five year old student at Ellenville Elementary School. When he was four, he woke up one day and said to his mom that he wanted to be a film maker.

This original film will be have its premiere screening at the Shadowland Theater in Ellenville, NY on November 21st at 6 pm.
Tickets for the show are available at the door.
CALL 845-647-6405 FOR INFO
Jonah Althouse as Zodiac

All the proceeds will be donated to the nursery school to help them stay open despite financial hardships.

The evening will begin with the showing of a film Hatching House Flies for Profit, an animated short produced, directed and voiced by Joe Bevilacqua, and edited by Lorie Kellogg, part of the Science-O-Rama online series, created for Imagine Science Films and Popular Science Magazine. The film features Willoughby and the Professor, characters created by Bevilacqua when he was 11 years old in 1972.

Herb Trimpe
"I used to think of myself as a bit of a child protegee but nothing compared to five year old Jonah! It is truly astounding to be able to develop a film idea into an exciting and entertaining story as such a young age," admits Bevilacqua who spent many hours creating the sound track to Jonah's film.

List price $34.95 (You save $13.85)
In addition to the screening there will be a raffle for an original print from famed marvel illustrator Herb Trimpe. Mr.Trimpe is the original illustrator of the Incredible Hulk and Wolverine.

Also raffled will be The Complete Pedro's 200 Fables Master Collection (Audio Theater) Audiobook CD set, perfect for bedtime, car rides, and classrooms, these whimsical tales will delight children of all ages. This entertaining and educational collection features two hundred stories by noted Spanish children's author Pedro Pablo Sacristán. Translated into English and produced with full music and sound effects, by Joe Bevilacqua, and voiced by Joe Bevilacqua and Lorie Kellogg.


Au d'oeuvres will be served and donated by Aroma Thyme Bistro and tickets for the show are available at the door.

Adults are $5 each, children 5 years and older are $3 and  younger than 5 years old are free.

Jaf Farkas as Tech Guy
Production credits:
Lorie Kellogg: video editing graphics and voice acting
Joe Bevilacqua: sound, sound effects, music and voice acting
Kenny Savoy: voice acting
Johann Kunz: special effects
Jesika Farkas: set design and construction
Jaf Farkas: head director
Jonah Althouse: screenwriter and co-director
Prashanti Massage: executive producer

Joe Bev in costume
for the film The Better Angles
(Showed at the
Woodstock Film Fest 2014)

Joe Bevilacqua (also known as Joe Bev) is a veteran award-winning producer, director, writer and actor. Through his Waterlogg Productions, Bevilacqua currently creates 15 different radio shows, from home studio, nestled in the bucolic woods of Napanoch, Ulster County, New York. Bevilacqua's work is heard on stations around the world and podcast on demand, and has over 100 audio titles distributed by
All Waterlogg Titles are distributed
through Blackstone Audio Inc.
Blackstone Audio, cartoons, comedies, dramas, mysteries, science fiction, documentaries, interviews and autobiographies and biographies, including many in a radio theater style. He has acted on camera on television on in film, included portraying General Montgomery in the History Channel series The Wars and the head of NBC radio in 1931 for HBO’s Boardwalk Empire. “Joe Bev” is also is the program director for BearManor Radio. He co-wrote Daws Butler, Characters Actor with Ben Ohmart, co-wrote and edited Uncle Dunkle and Donnie, Fractured Fables by Daws Butler, and edited Scenes for Actors and Voices by Daws Butler, all books published by BearManor Media..        More at

What Is Waterlogg Audio?

Lorie Kellogg is an actress, seen in such films as The Fly Room (2014) and Mr. Lamb (2014), a comedian, writer, and a video and graphic artist with degrees from The Kansas City Art Institute and CalArts. She is the co-founder of Waterlogg Productions and often works in tandem with her husband Joe Bevilacqua.

Lorie Kellogg in the
NYU film "Mr. Lamb"

"He then dictated a whole script for a short film and recorded it," beams Jonah's mom , Natasha Althouse, owner of Prashanti Massage in Ellenville, New York.  She continues, "He cast his friends from the Ellenville Cooperative Nursery School and a handful of film professionals donated their time and expertise to help Jonah create Iron Man 6."

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Friday, October 31, 2014

BOOOO! 12 Halloween Specials for October!

Joe Bev Produces
12 Halloween Specials
Airing Throughout October 2014

Veteran award-winning radio broadcaster Joe Bevilacqua (aka Joe Bev) is offering twelve different hours of BearManor Radio Halloween specials, airing on public radio stations nationwide, streaming twice daily 24/7 at
and podcast anytime on demand
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​on Our Blog...


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