The Week in Hot Springs | Unfinished Movie

This is it. After 12 years, the story of “The Week in Hot Springs” is finally able to be told. I’ve scrounged tapes and old digital transfers for anything usable – scraps of scenes, long lost outtakes, half-baked ideas, incomplete shorts – and re-edited everything completely from scratch, and fleshed out the unfilmed parts of the story with interstitial titles. There is one new piece of content. We never shot anything for “The War of the Dandelions,” the final 7th episode. So with the help of some young actors, one scene has been read through to finally finish the project.

If we had the time, the resources, and the patience, this is the story we would have and almost told.

It’s terrible. There’s no continuity. There’s no production values. The acting’s all over the place. Most of the the plot makes no sense. There’s no pacing, no flow. But fuck it. We tried.

Tater Lodge Forever!

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Quest for the Lost Treasures | Episode 3 (2006-07)

Episode Three of the original “Week in Hot Springs” series (2006-2009). Jesse is tasked with finding five treasures spread around Hot Springs by an interdimensional being known as The Man and ropes his friends Taylor & Jim into helping.

Re-edited from scratch using video restored from original tape sources in 2017.

Starring
Jesse Needham as Jesse Gump
Taylor Lund as Taylor
Jim Cunningham as Jim
Tanis Koehn as The Man
Matt Luebeck as The Mountain Dew Monster
Jake Pannill as Gumpmobile Owner
Lyle Fisher as Jesse Stand-In

Kazoo Hero | Short Film (2009)

Re-edited and re-mastered from scratch using new transfers of the original source tape, Kazoo Hero pits Gump (Jesse Needham) against the Grim Reaper in a spoof of the music video of the obscure sequel song “Devil Comes Back to Georgia.”

Contains some previously unreleased video and lip-sync fixes. No random baby, though.

Starring
Jesse Needham as “Gump”
Hunter Cutchin as “Death”
Justin Gausman as “Preacher”