Friday, November 6, 2009

Amish Condoms Commercial #3

This is our third and last internet spot for Amish Condoms. This is the one the client liked most.

Monday, October 26, 2009

Amish Condoms Commercial #2

Here is another internet spot we shot for featuring our very own Will Bowles and Katie F. Ward.

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Monday, October 19, 2009

Amish Condoms Commercial #1

Here is the first of three internet commercials CarBoy Films shot for a company called These guys literally sell wooden condoms. They look like tall skinny birdhouses. We shot these back in April, but we are just now at liberty to put them up on the blog.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

George Washington - Beerthusiast

The Father of Our Country loved his beer.  English–style porter was George Washington’s drink of choice and whenever he could he would seek out the product of Robert Hare, a brewer in Philadelphia who was one of the first to make porter in the U.S.   Washington was no stranger to homebrew either and this recipe from a personal notebook he kept will make 30 gallons of ale, enough for a large household like Mount Vernon.

"Take a large Sifter full of Bran, Hops to your Taste---Boil these 3 hours.  Then strain out 30 Gallons into a Cooler put in 3 Gallons Molasses while the Beer is scalding hot or rather drain the molasses into the Cooler. Strain the Beer on it while boiling hot let this stand til it is little more than Blood warm. Then put in a quart of Yeast if the weather is very cold cover it over with a Blanket. Let it work in the Cooler 24 hours then put it into the Cask. leave the Bung open til it is almost done working---Bottle it that day Week it was Brewed."

"To Make Small Beer” is the title of this recipe.  Small beer” is normally brew made from the second runnings through the mash for strong ale and the beer that is created has very little alcohol (about 3%).  However, a note on the NPR website says that the above recipe produces a beer with an alcohol content of about 11 %.  If this was George’s “small beer” then consumption of his “large beer” must have somehow disrupted space-time for its imbiber. Compare that ABV to a popular modern American brew, say Sam Adams Boston Lager at 4.9%, and you realize that “Town Destroyer”, as the Iroquois nicknamed Washington, wasn’t effin around.   In fact, I think he might have been trying to kill himself and the people around him.

So if you try this recipe use caution (or just less molasses) and for God’s sake send us pictures of the aftermath.

Image by cliff1066 

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

3000 Blog Hits

Hey we got 3000 hits on our blog. Hurray!!! Thanks for watching. (and reading)

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Unicorn Obstructions: Bob DeRosa

Having been inspired by the film, "The Five Obstructions", we went to friend and screenwriter Bob DeRosa. He gave us a demanding list of obstructions to remake our short film: "The Unicorn." Take a look at the most recent installment to the Unicorn Obstructions.

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Saturday, June 6, 2009

The CarBoy Films Website is Up!

We just officially launched the new CarBoy Films Website a couple of days ago. We are really excited about it. All our videos are there as well as some nice things to look at. Please go visit the site and let us know what you think:

We're still going to post new videos to this blog, but now we also get to use the blog as more of a blog. We'll be posting more CarBoy Films news, articles, and essays about the things we think are interesting enough to be on a blog. You'll find many of our usual favorite subjects like filmmaking, beer, and filmmaking about beer. But we'll be sharing so much more. Stay tuned and go to the website!

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Betty Cocker

This is a sketch we shot for our good friend Jason Moyer featuring a character from his live show: Betty Cocker. Enjoy!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Urthel Hop-It - CarBoy Films Beer Review

Here at long last is our second beer review where we discuss a Belgian beer called Urthel Hop-It.

Will gave this beer 4.4 out of 5 Gnomes while Kevin gave it 3.75 Gnomes for an official CarBoy rating of 3.975 Gnomes. Not bad.

You can learn more about this beer at:

Saturday, March 21, 2009

2000 Hits Celebration

CarBoy is celebrating its 2000th Hit. Thanks so much for watching!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Daniel's vlog

This is the first sketch we shot for our friend Jason Moyer in a series we are shooting for him to use in a contest for "The Big Gay Sketch Show."

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Homebrew Blooper

It's not often you get a blooper clip on video when making beer in your kitchen, but we got one. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Unicorn Obstructions: Proposal

We are big fans of a documentary film called “The Five Obstructions” in which Danish director, Lars von Treir, challenges his mentor, Jorgen Leth, to remake a short film of his from 1967 entitled “The Perfect Human.” He has to remake the short five times, each time incorporating some of Lar’s “obstructions.” Under the guise of making Leth a better filmmaker and in turn, a better person, von Treir’s obstructions are more mean-spirited attacks than helpful suggestions. They include making a cut in the film every 12 frames and shooting in India or Cuba for no apparent reason. Lars will ask him questions so that Leth will admit to things he doesn’t like. He will then make him do these very things. This is generally followed by a light snack of caviar. Much to Lar’s chagrin, Leth’s remade films turn out to be very good. The man is a terrific filmmaker. It forces him to make interesting variations on his original theme. It is a brilliant movie, breathtaking in its pretension.

So in the spirit of experimenting and doing things for no other reason than, “It sounds like fun,” this film has inspired us to propose our own obstruction experiment. We’re no legends of Danish cinema, but sometime ago, we made a short film called “Unicorn” in which Will plays a guy with a mustache who is stalked by a stuffed Unicorn. It is riveting, some of our best work. It is also a pretty good “neutral” scene (at least we think so.) The goal is now to find people we know to challenge us with their own obstructions. We will try to choose people who not only have strong feelings about film, but who we think can push us creatively and as filmmakers to make a better, more interesting film.

You can watch “Unicorn” in one the posts below. We plan to post all developments that arise from The Unicorn Obstructions as they happen on the blog, so please stay tuned.