Private Project

Coasters: A Film by Ben Kurns

In this affectionate parody, acclaimed documentarian, Ben Kurns explores the fascinating history of coasters.

  • J.G. Murphy
    Director
    Whatever We Want; Look Ma, No Helmet
  • Nolan Pugh
    Director
  • Nolan Pugh
    Writer
    Whatever We Want; Look Ma, No Helmet
  • J.G. Murphy
    Producer
  • Nolan Pugh
    Producer
  • TMK Pictures
    Producer
    Whatever We Want; Look Ma, No Helmet; J.G.'s Movie Night
  • Timothy Portnoy
    Key Cast
    “Laverne California”
    Look Ma, No Helmet!
  • Sheldon Bolter
    Key Cast
    “Archimedes Longminister”
    Look Ma, No Helmet!
  • Mykayla Booth
    Key Cast
    “Judy McAllister”
    Whatever We Want; Look Ma, No Helmet!
  • Ben Severson
    Key Cast
    “Helmüt Stormtrooper”
    Look Ma, No Helmet!
  • Jen Johnson
    Key Cast
    “Dr. Melinda Schultz-Quisenberry”
    Look Ma, No Helmet!
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    9 minutes 56 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 18, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    1,200 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
  • Language:
    English
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Director Biography - J.G. Murphy, Nolan Pugh

J.G. Murphy and Nolan Pugh met while attending AMDA College of the Performing Arts. Since graduating, they have consistently collaborated on numerous projects including the award nominated short film Whatever We Want, and the youtube sketch series Look Ma, No Helmet. Coasters is their first outing sharing the director's chair.

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Director Statement

This project is a parody, but we really enjoy and embrace the great work Ken Burns has done over the years. We hope it brings the audience laughter and encourages them to embrace history.