Private Project

Trash Polka

A massacre goes down at a Tattoo Parlor where a Detective questions the perspectives of two seedy survivors. Things are not at all what they seem.

  • Terry Lukemire
    4192: The Crowning of the Hit King
  • Jeremy Sony
  • John Newkirk
  • Angie Smith
  • Randy Fabert
  • Jordan Trovillion
    Key Cast
    Jack Reacher, The Old Man and the Gun
  • Robert Walker
    Key Cast
    Alan and the Fullness of Time
  • Jocelyn Jae Tanis
    Key Cast
  • Audrey MacNeil
    Key Cast
  • John Newkirk
    Key Cast
    "Man in Black"
  • Terry Lukemire
    7 Below, Blood Heist, The Silent Natural
  • Jason Young
    Director of Photography
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  • Runtime:
    10 minutes 55 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    1,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • Film Color:
    Black & White and Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
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  • Winterfilm VI
    Cincinnati, OH
    United States
    April 20, 2019
    Local Premiere
    Best Picture nominee, Best Screenplay nominee, Best Director WIN, Best Editor WIN, Best Make-up WIN
Director Biography - Terry Lukemire

Terry is an award-winning filmmaker and certified Avid Master Editor with over twenty-six years experience. AMERICAN ICON marked Lukemire’s directorial debut where he also fulfilled the roles of producer, cinematographer and editor. This was followed by THE KING OF KARAOKE, which won Best Comedy Short at the 2002 Hollywood Film Festival; LIMELIGHT, which premiered at the 2003 Seattle International Film Festival as one of only nine selections in the New American Cinema category. He has also developed several television projects including the sports-oriented doc-series AMERICAN FIGHTER starring UFC’s Rich Franklin and two back-to-back sports documentaries; REBOUND: A BASKETBALL STORY & 4192: THE CROWNING OF THE HIT KING. “4192” tells the playing career of one of MLB’s most controversial players, Pete Rose. It won Best Documentary Feature at the 2010 LA All Sports Film Festival and garnered critical acclaim. Lukemire’s latest films as Editor includes, 7 BELOW, a supernatural thriller starring Val Kilmer and Ving Rhames; BLOOD HEIST, a grindhouse style action film starring James Franco and the forthcoming THE SILENT NATURAL, a historical biographical narrative about one of Major League’s first and greatest deaf baseball players, William “Dummy” Hoy. TRASH POLKA marks Lukemire’s return to the director’s chair, having recently made its local Cincinnati premiere at Winterfilm VI, and winning for Best Director and Best Editor.

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