~RESTRAINING HOLLYWOOD is Located in Minneapolis/St.Paul, Minnesota. If you're Sick of the Same old Sappy, Crappy, Big-Budget, Cliche Hollywood Films Then Look No Further! It all started in the fall of 03'...A simple idea made up by Braden Palmer & Brandon Van Vliet to make Indie Films & Music Videos....
RESTRAINING HOLLYWOOD has made Seven Feature Films & Dozens of Music Videos since 04'. The 1st film is a Campy-Grindhouse, Horror-Comedy called "Up North" & that was released Halloween Night 04'. The 2nd film is a Dark-Comedy, Drama called "People Talk" Released Aug 25th 06'. 3rd - "TrusT Me" a Dark-Comedy, Dramatic Thriller Released in June on Friday the 13th 08'!
in Jan 09' we shot a Suspenseful, Dramatic-Thriller feature film called "Hunting Buddies." We did a Music Video for Alternative Rock group Detuned Kytes. We shot a couple episodes of our Dark Comedy, Rock n' Roll Web Series "One Nights Stand." We also had the honor to work on a Action-Packed, Drama Short Film called "The Final Weapon" with a Cameo from Rock legend Lou Reed. Then Thur Nov.12th "Hunting Buddies" had it's World Premiere @ the Riverview Theater in Mpls. with over 475 people in attendance! "Hunting Buddies" was eventually picked up for Worldwide Distribution by FilmWorks Entertainment.
2010 was Nuts! We kicked things off by Shooting the Experimental, Comedic-Horror Film "Potpourri" with Diviney Pictures! I was Lucky enough to Act in a bunch of short Films like "Night Surf" , "Gentlemen's Agreement" , "Shadow Lords" , "Stitches" & "the Missing Frame". We finished shooting more episodes for the 1st season of our web series "One Night Stand". We did a couple more Music Videos for Detuned Kytes for songs off the album "The Brightest" & of course we shot our Gritty, Crime-Drama, Action film "In Harm's Way"
2011 was an Extremely Productive & Fun year! We worked on Short Films "Dope Sick" & "Bloodshed Love" - Shot music videos for Detuned Kytes, Blue Felix & Landyn Banx. In October we Premiered our Experimental, comedic, Zombie Film "Potpourri" at the Riverview Theater with over 530 people in attendance & then in November we Premiered our Action-Packed, gritty Crime-Drama "In Harm's Way" to an overwhelming 650 people in attendance!
2012 was another spectacular year! Kicked things off by working on Tyrel Ventura's Feature Film "Blue Bird." Did a Music Video for Detuned Kytes. Shot a Action-Packed, Political, Comedy called "Problem Solving the Republic" with Diviney Pictures. Helped with short Film "ChessDogs." Our Gritty, Crime-Drama Feature Film "In Harm's Way" was picked up for International Distribution from Maverick Entertainment. Acted in short Film "Sometimes Never." Did a Music Video for Brazilian Pop Artist Rani Ramahi. Acted in short Film "the First Date." Shot a Second Season of our Dark Comedy, Rock n' Roll Web Series "One Night Stand." Helped Produce short Film "Panhandler." Then "Problem Solving the Republic" had it's World Premiere at the prestigious Twin Cities Film Fest to a sold out crowd! Good Times....As of now New scripts are being written & future projects are in the works for 2013 & 2014.
RESTRAINING HOLLYWOOD is ran & operated by it's co-founder & owner Brandon Van Vliet. You can find us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Vimeo, MySpace & LinkedIn. Thanks for finding us out & keep checking in with us for further updates!