Hollywood Deadbeat

Set in the late 1980's, Hollywood Deadbeat follows the path of the ultimate loser whose desire to become a movie-maker may far outweigh his actual talent. As he reluctantly realizes that success is not just around the corner, he hits the bottle harder and harder and swiftly loses track of reality. Written and directed by Glen Coburn

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Sometimes Shooting Blu-Ray Extras is as Much Fun

as Shooting the Movie. It Sure is a hell of a lot easier!

Hollywood Deadbeat. The main exterior may as well be the, Overlook Hotel, Paranormal activities everywhere. The glamorous ghosts of old Hollywood parallel those seen by, Jack Nicholoson, in the Shining. The Amityville location is still creepy after all these years. Filmmaker Glen Coburn pays a visit avoiding his urge to bring a Ouija board. Conjuring the spooks creeps him out. Preparing for the worst, he brings plenty of, Peanut M&Ms, Skittles and Twix.

Glen Coburn tells a tale of the fish that got away

Filmmaker Glen Coburn revisits the apartment building location that reminds him of the, Amityville Horror, The Shining, and John Carpenter’s Halloween combined. His film Hollywood Deadbeat features the ghosts of, Bette Davis, Errol Flynn, Jean Harlow, Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Greta Garbo, Judy Garland, and many more.

Glen Coburn is unhinged

Randy's apartment building looks better than it did 29 years ago.
Filmmaker Glen Coburn revistes the haunted alley from his movie. Crew members thought they saw, Freddy Krueger, on the late-night shoot. Coburn admits there was a, Nightmare on Elm Street, vibe but he didn’t see Freddy or, Wes Craven, He thinks the crew was drunk on, Jack Daniel’s, and high on Marijuana cigarettes. Fortunately, craft service show up with, Coca Cola, Dr. Pepper, and Starbucks to keep the alcoholics awake.

Glen Coburn us unhinged

Randy slept here. It's a good place to get murdered!
Like, Leaving Las Vegas, Hollywood Deadbeat lacks a sympathetic character. Filmmaker Glen Coburn didn’t set out to make his movie fit into the ranks of, The King of Comedy, with De Niro, or, American History X, with Edward Norton, or even, Bad Santa, with, Billy Bob Thornton, but that’s how it turned out. The appearance of Old Hollywood ghosts, Bette Davis, Clark Gable, Judy Garland, and, Marlene Dietrich, didn’t put a dent in the depressive nature of the movie. It was turned down by, The Cannes Film Festival, The Berlin International Film Festival, Sundance and SXSW.
Hollywood Deadbeat stars impressionists who play, Clark Gable, Bette Davis,Errol Flynn, Jean Harlow, Claudette Colbert, Clark Gable, Humphrey Bogart, Cary Grant, Greta Garbo, and, Judy Garland, Actually they play their ghosts. Filmmaker Glen Coburn revisits the location where Randy Calhern gives a homeless man food money.

Glen Coburn tells a tale about he fish that got away

Randy made a new friend in this very spot. That's a good way to get murdered!
Glen Coburn does a sit-down interview that lasts eighteen hours. That a good way to get murdered by the interviewer!

From Rags to Riches. Glen Coburn and Kay Bay. What a Difference Thirty-five Years Makes. 

Glen Coburn and Kay Bay join the ranks of, Trailer Park Boys, with their, white trash, antics. A, baby born with a full beard, tops it off. A, Bonnie and Clyde, style car chase,  A shoot-out second only to, The Wild Bunch, These action-packed scenes create a hillbilly, Mad Max, vibe, Michael Bay, would have a nervous breakdown in embarrassment if he had a hand in this. But Tabloid is all in fun. Grab a six-pack of Budweiser, a giant bag of, Doritos, a bag of, Hersheys Kisses, and plop this one in the VCR!
Trailer Park Trend Setters
Glen Coburn and Kay Bay are the production team behind Hollywood Deadbeat. Unlike the, Cohen Brothers, these two are husband and wife. They also work in front of the camera as Old Hollywood ghosts. The film features the ghosts of, Clark Gable, Bette Davis, Orson Welles, Errol Flynn, Preston Sturges, and many more. Glen and Kay are always hopeful that their movie will be accepted at, Sundance, SXSW, The Cannes Film Festival, or even, The Berlin International Film Festival.
Still fashion forward after all these years.
Between filmmaking gigs, Glen Coburn celebrates his true love, America. Smith & Wesson, Budweiser, the, Dallas Cowboys, Jack Daniels, Oscar Meyer, and Justin, are his favorite brands. He fights for the, 2nd Amendment, everyday.
Glen Coburn is a true patriot.
Filmmaker Glen Coburn is a shooter on a country music video, The Kenny Rogers, sound is out of the realm of Glen’s favorites, Talking Heads, Tom Petty, Pink Floyd, R.E.M., U2, Depeche Mode, The Cars, INXS, Blondie, The Rolling Stones, and, Led Zeppelin, But, shooting video with his Sony is fun anyway.
Glen Coburn directs a music video.
Cats are people too. Glen Coburn has an affinity for cats because he is a cat himself. His astrological sign is Leo so it makes sense. You won’t find a Siamese, Persian, Bengal, Abyssinian, breeds will not be found in his house. Alley cats are the best.
It's a cats life.