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”

True Love Sunglasses (Remake) | Short Skit (2008)

 

Recently restored & re-edited from original tape & digital transfer sources.

The original True Love Sunglasses – made for a school project making a commercial for a fake product – was the first short I was ever involving in filming. This remake was shot as part of the “Adventures in Hot Springs” webseries in 2009.