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Paradigm 2000 synopsis
37 West 2002 synopsis teaser trailer
Monkey Say Die 2002
Monkey Say Die Again 2002 video
Affection 2002
Necrophil 2002 video
Concentric 2003 synopsis trailer
Mime 2005 IMDb synopsis trailer
Self Defense Volume 1 [Promo Video] 2005 synopsis video
Self Defense Volume 2 [Promo Video] 2006 synopsis video
Don't Get Mad [Music Video] 2006 synopsis video
The Flow [1st Asst. Director] 2006 synopsis
Foxxy Madonna vs. The Black Death 2006 IMDb synopsis
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Shade of Grey 2009 IMDb synopsis movie page
STATE's "Summerdale" [Music Video] 2008 synopsis video
Reverend Fang Gory's "Sick Made" [Music Video] 2009 synopsis video
Cap 1's "SE7EN" [Music Video] 2009 synopsis video
Blood Tribe's "In Fair Verona" [Music Video] 2009 synopsis video
STATE's "Hotel Canvas" [Music Video] 2010 synopsis video
Obsolescence 2011 IMDb synopsis movie page
Perceiving Reality: The Making of Scalene 2011 IMDb synopsis
Bloody Hooker Bang Bang: A Love Story 2012 IMDb synopsis movie page
The Book Of Dallas 2012 IMDb WATCH ON KOLDCAST.TV synopsis
Three Tears On Bloodstained Flesh 2013 IMDb synopsis movie page
The Horror Project 2013 synopsis


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Film & Video Synopses

PARADIGM - 2000
Paradigm is the result of watching too many mainstream thrillers in my late teens. I wanted to try something manipulative and experimental in regards to practical effects and emotional storytelling. The end result is far from its honest intentions, however it does reflect a substantial amount of work. I wrote the script early in 2000, and pre-production began at the beginning of Summer. This led immediately into a casual principal photography phase, where I shot it with my friends in between our Summer work schedules. We took a month break in the middle of shooting due to a surgery (non-movie related!) and then resumed, wrapping in about a combined two months. I spent the next semester editing it at school and it was finished in December. It was planned to be about 30-45 minutes in length, and ended up running 78 minutes. It was shot on 8mm video.


37 WEST - 2002 VIEW TEASER VIEW TRAILER
A weary drifter passes through a desolate ghost town late one evening and starts spinning stories of nearby buried treasure over several shots of whisky at a local bar. After hearing of a bank heist a few towns over on the radio, the bartender and his cohort make a plot to find the stolen loot. The next day, three friends on a cross country adventure pass through town when their car breaks down, forcing them to stay at the local Inn, run by a hometown girl with dreams of moving on to a better place. Subsequently, a ruthless gangster shows up looking for the drifter. Unbeknownst to him, heís being tailed by a rookie cop. Word travels fast, and all these characters find themselves caught in a frenetic, violent race to find the cash. As the body count rises, greed consumes them, and each and every one is left stilted from their former self. The movie exists as a sort of morality tale, where the characters lose themselves and are reduced to a primal, selfish state. There is a prevalent theme of small-town mentality, and a general dissatisfaction with oneís environment or walk in life. Itís not how far youíll go for money, but how far youíll go for the idea of greed.

Runtime 106 minutes. miniDV. Color. Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (16:9 Widescreen). Dramatic thriller. (contains strong, brutal violence and language, disturbing images, adult themes and some sensuality)

Written & Directed by Jakob Bilinski
Executive Producers: Jakob Bilinski, Isaac Edwards
Starring:
  Andrew Birnie as Dominick Sade
  Isaac Edwards as Russel
  Josh Gaboian as Wiley
  Kate Galluzzo as Kira
  Joe Grace as Derek
  Bernadette Jantas as Justine
  Chris McCarty as Kale
  Chloe Page as Angel
  Tramel Raggs as Ewan
  Wes Scheu as The Drifter


CONCENTRIC - 2003 VIEW TRAILER
A what-if piece about a guy who has to decide who to trust and who to kill Ė his best friend, or a girl. Brent is an average guy Ė easygoing and stoic, but he secretly has a fervent lust for Lana, who happens to be the not so significant other of Zeke, a paranoid drug dealer/addict, not to mention Brentís best friend. Lana turns up at Brentís doorstep with a busted forehead spouting a story of how Zeke flipped out over a large sum of missing cash which he owes to his dealer. Zekeís stance is that Lana took the money and is hiding it from him, hoping to screw him over. Stuck in the middle, Brent tries to choose Ė does he believe his best friend, or a girl? And which one does he kill? The movie is presented in a non-linear fashion, starting at the end of the movie, and recapping throughout. Visually it serves as a sort of memory highlight reel, where Brent remembers the chain of events that led him to his current unpleasant situation. The thing is all scenes are slanted or hypothetical, deriving from Brentís perspective or interpretation. His existence as an unreliable narrator fuels confusion, as he is not sure who to trust. The movie can be viewed as the story of one guy forced to make a life or death decision, considering his options and the events that back them up in a brief moment that is stretched out across time for narrative purposes.

Runtime 56 minutes. MiniDV. Color. Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (16:9 Widescreen). Thriller. (contains strong, pervasive language, sexuality, violence and drug use)

Directed by Jakob Bilinski
Written by Jakob Bilinski and Thomas A. Crane
Director of Photography: Thomas A. Crane
Starring:
  Bryan McKinley as Brent
  Lyndsey Anderson as Lana
  Andrew Birnie as Zeke
  Rosalind G. Rubin as Christy
  Brad Fletcher as Ash
  Josh Gaboian as Dacx


MIME - 2005 IMDB page VIEW TRAILER BUY NOW ON DVD!
The tragic story of a mime put on trial for murder. Lurking in the shadows of humanity, hidden amongst the backdrops of parks and zoos, there is a secret world. A world of silence and pain Ė the world of a mime; one who will no longer sit and watch the dregs of society mock his existence. Pushed over the edge of reason he resorts to faux violence, but the system will decide his fate. And those who bear witness will never be the same.

Runtime: Rough Cut (Preview Version) approximately 23 minutes/Director's Cut approximately 30 minutes. miniDV. Color. Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (16:9 Widescreen). Comedy. (contains some mild language and innuendo)

Written & Directed by Jakob Bilinski
Director of Photography: Thomas A. Crane
Original Score by Christopher DeMory christopherjohndemory.com
Starring:
  Joe Grace as Binky the Mime
  Josh Gaboian as Defense Attorney Jones
  Andrew Birnie as Prosecuting Attorney Carter
  Jomar D. Banks as Judge Joseph B. Black
  Mike Manetta as Detective Gulliver
  Brian Jones as Detective Johnson
  Bryan McKinley as John Atkins
  Rosalind G. Rubin as Darcy Dimikko


Self Defense Vol. 1 & 2 - 2005/2006
These are Promotional videos I made for the Self Defense course taught at the homeschool organization where I teach my Video Production & Theory class. It is an obvious omage to Quentin Tarentino's Kill Bill films. The students of the class make up the entire cast.

Directed by Jakob Bilinski


Don't Get Mad - 2006
This is a music video I directed for the Indianapolis-based rap group Cream of the Crop. Check out the music video HERE.

CREAM OF THE CROP IS: Deziboy, Big Weave, Lil Vino


The Flow - 2006
I was First AD to this 48 short film directed by Brandon Smith of VideoSmith Productions, which won "Best Editing" and "Best use of Prop (napkin)" in Louisville, KY.

Check it out here.


FOXXY MADONNA vs THE BLACK DEATH - 2006/2007 IMDB page
MOVIE WEBSITE/TRAILER BUY NOW ON DVD!

This film made as part of the National Film Challenge 2006. filmchallenge.com

WINNER: THIRD PLACE - THE REALLY BIG SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, 2008

WINNER: BEST USE OF SPY GENRE - FILMAPALOOZA, 2007

OFFICIAL SELECTION: NATIONAL FILM CHALLENGE TOP 15 FINALIST, 2006

OFFICIAL SELECTION: INDY AWARDS FILM FESTIVAL, 2007

OFFICIAL SELECTION: MIFA FILM FESTIVAL, 2007

OFFICIAL SELECTION: INDIANA FESTIVAL OF INDEPENDENT FILM, 2008

OFFICIAL SELECTION: X-FEST - SOUTH AFRICA, 2008

A Cinephreak Pictures™/Tao Films coproduction. We had 48 hours to craft this short. Friday night at 7:00PM I received an email with the following requirements: genre = spy, character = Sam Pinkerton (a preacher), prop = a chalkboard, and line of dialogue = "Throw cold water on it." The entire project had to be made around that and sent off in completed form by Monday. And thus Foxxy Madonna vs The Black Death was born!

AND OUT OF 186 FILMS NATIONWIDE THAT MADE THE DEADLINE, FOXXY MADONNA VS THE BLACK DEATH MADE IT INTO THE FINAL TOP 15 OF THE COMPETITION! It was exhibited at Filmapalooza (www.filmapalooza.org) March 8-11 in Albuquerque, NM.

In subesequent months, under the supervision of director Jakob Bilinski, and Edward Hatfield of Tao Films, the flick was reworked in a director's cut version, with a completely restructured and augmented color scheme, vibrant new visual effects, all dialogue went through ADR, and the sound mix rebuilt completely from scratch.

PLOT:
There is a dark sect in the fight against evil - an elite underground organization of unorthodox secret preacher agents who get down for a higher power! Monica Barajas (Shade of Grey, Loss) is Foxxy Madonna - a butt-kicking, chain-smoking preacher chick with a small arsenal, a bad attitude, and a mysteriously powerful "crucifist." And she's gonna need em all as she's about to embark on her most dangerous mission yet! The notorious Black Death (Jomar "Dez" Banks - Shade of Grey, Mime) is about to unleash a virus of Biblical proportions upon the world. And it's up to the foxxiest of heroes to stop him. Whether it's preventing the plague to end humanity, burning a demonically possessed guy to death, or dueling fisticuffs with a chalkboard-wielding psychopath, Foxxy Madonna is up to the challenge!

Runtime: Filmchallenge Cut approximately 8 minutes/Director's Cut approximately 14 minutes. miniDV. Color. Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (16:9 Widescreen). 70s-esque action/exploitation. (contains violence and language)

CREW:
  Directed by Jakob Bilinski
  Written by Jakob Bilinski, Edward Hatfield, Chris Wilkerson
  Executive Producer Pamela Bilinski
  Produced by Jakob Bilinski, Mackenzie Bilinski, Chris Wilkerson, Kathy Lechuga,
      Edward Hatfield, Monica Barajas
  Edited by Jakob Bilinski
  Script Supervisor - Mackenzie Bilinski
  Sound - Edward Hatfield
  Camera Operator - Troy Butler
  Music - Christopher John De Mory christopherjohndemory.com
  Graphics - Chris Wilkerson
  FX Makeup - James Mannan
  Makeup - Kathy Lechuga

Cast:
  Monica Barajas as Foxxy Madonna
  Jomar 'Dez' Banks as Black Death
  Scott Ganyo as Gabriel
  David Barajas as Chalkboard
  Phil Lechuga as Henchman
  Jennifer Berkemeier as G.O.D.
  Troy Butler as The Possessed


STATE's "Summerdale" (Music Video) - 2008 WATCH!
Rock music video I directed for STATE from their album "You Shouldn't Stare." A 70s grindhouse throwback chockful of crazy psycho hillbilly cannibals, lots of running, and ethereal spinning in a graveyard. Check out the band at www.stateband.net and www.myspace.com/state and watch the video HERE!


SHADE OF GREY - 2009 IMDB page
MOVIE WEBSITE/TRAILER FACEBOOK PAGE

NOW AVAILABLE ON DVD MOST EVERYWHERE MOVIES ARE SOLD ONLINE (AMAZON, BEST BUY, DVDEMPIRE, BORDERS, TARGET, BARNES&NOBLE, NETFLIX, etc.) THROUGH CELEBRITY VIDEO DISTRIBUTION (www.cvdistributes.com).

WINNER: BEST FEATURE FILM - SUSPENSE, NEW YORK INTERNATIONAL INDEPENDENT FILM FESTIVAL - LOS ANGELES, 2009

OFFICIAL SELECTION: INDIE FEST USA - ANAHEIM (DISNEYLAND), 2009

This movie is about all the unknown stories that play out within any given room. The room is a character. Everyone who passes in and out of it, baring a fraction of their life in a brief drama exercised within four anonymous walls, is intricately and unknowingly tied to one another, forever a part of the history of that place. It's about family, the complicated and fractured ties between people as they try to forge that definition. Itís about rebirth and second chances, how any person has demons shadowing their past and the past of their parents, and so forth. Any one person can start anew, attempting to dodge the mistakes of others before them. You're not doomed for the mistakes you've made, and it's never too late for another chance to get it right - to start over and redefine one's idea of family and find peace. In a sense, others had to suffer and fail so that this one can be happy, or have the means to climb above sins of the past. Itís about connections, relationships, and at its base, humanity.

Runtime: 80 minutes. miniDV. Color. Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (16:9 Widescreen). Drama/Suspense. (contains sexual content, violence, language and drug use)

Crew:
  Jakob Bilinski - Director, Writer, Producer, Editor
  Chris Wilkerson - Director of Photography, Producer
  Mackenzie Bilinski - Producer, Script Supervisor, Production Manager
  Pamela Bilinski - Executive Producer, Property and Set Manager
  Kathy Lechuga - Producer, Makeup
  Christopher John De Mory - Original Music christopherjohndemory.com
  Edward Hatfield - Location Sound and ADR Recording
  Paul Grajek - Sound Design, Mixing and Editing
  Kristi Scott - Costumes
  Susan Hoehn - Hair, Makeup
  Eleanora Simpson - Hair, Makeup
  James Mannan - FX Makeup libertyordeathproductions.com
  Location Scout - Simon Hoehn

Cast:
  Evan Ė Scott Ganyo scott.ganyo.com
  Samantha - Katelyn Coyne
  Bryan - Ben Schmitt
  Sarah - Monica Barajas
  Nicole - Jennifer Berkemeier
  Ashley - Leah Winkler
  Dacx - Jomar 'Dez' Banks
  Pedro - Dale Toney
  Morgan - Nick Brunner
  Fred - E.W. Scott
  Steve - Anthony Wentzel


Reverend Fang Gory's "Sick Made" (Music Video) - 2009 WATCH!
Rap/Horrorcore music video I directed for Reverend Fang Gory from his album "E'Ville Dead. A cheap horror binge loaded with hatchets, blood, strippers, guns, juggalos and mayhem. Check out the blog about the shoot and release, and then check out the video HERE!


Cap 1's "SE7EN" (Music Video) - 2009 WATCH!
Promotional rap/horrorcore music video trailer (read: fake trailer) I directed for Cap 1, based off his album, "SE7EN". A publicity tool being used to raise funding (so no, the movie doesn't exist as of now). Check out the blog about the shoot, and then check out the video HERE!


Blood Tribe's "In Fair Verona" (Music Video) - 2009 WATCH!
Metal music video I directed for Blood Tribe, from their album "Re-Pulse." Crazy tormented soul action going down in the woods, replete with fire spinning! Visit the band's Myspace page www.myspace.com/blood tribe. Check out the blog about the shoot, the blog about the release, and then check out the video HERE!


STATE's "Hotel Canvas" (Music Video) - 2010 WATCH!
Rock music video I directed for STATE's latest badass single. A crazy 70s/grindhouse throwback/psycho girls in love video.

 


OBSOLESCENCE - 2011 IMDB page
MOVIE WEBSITE/TRAILER FACEBOOK PAGE

PLOT:
After suffering the sudden loss of his wife, Nick (Scott Ganyo) embarks on an obsessive, dangerous journey to uncover the truth behind her passing.

Jake's first film NOT filmed in Indiana.

Runtime: 26 minutes. miniDV. Color. Aspect ratio: 1.78:1 (16:9 Widescreen). Sci-Fi Thriller/Drama. (contains violence and language)

CREW:
  Directed by Jakob Bilinski
  Written by Jakob Bilinski and Scott Ganyo, from an original concept by Mackenzie Bilinski
  Produced by Jakob Bilinski and Scott Ganyo
  Edited by Jakob Bilinski
  Boom Operator/PA- Brandon Owens
  Associate Producer - Jeff Amlong
  Director of Photography - Jakob Bilinski
  Original Score - Christopher John De Mory christopherjohndemory.com

Cast:
  Scott Ganyo as Nick
  Jen Lilley as Annie
  Rosalind Rubin as Tess
  Luca Ellis as Detrick


PERCEIVING REALITY: THE MAKING OF SCALENE - 2011 IMDB page TRAILER
A comprehensive 3.5 hour documentary on the making of Zack Parker's SCALENE. The documentary is an exclusive feature on the Blu-ray of SCALENE. SCALENE is written, produced and directed by Zack Parker. PERCEIVING REALITY is shot, edited and directed by Jakob Bilinski.

 


BLOODY HOOKER BANG BANG: A LOVE STORY - 2012 IMDB page
MOVIE WEBSITE FACEBOOK PAGE
Two blood-soaked ladies of the night must navigate their way to safety while being pursued by a murderous family of psychopathic inbreds with a score to settle. With the help of a slick bionic pimp named Silky, they will prove that love can overcome shame, and there are few things fiercer than a whore scorned.

EXTENDED DIRECTOR'S CUT COMING SOON!

CREW:
  Written and Directed by Jakob Bilinski
  Produced by Jakob Bilinski, David Paul Bonnell, Joe Atkinson
  Edited by Jakob Bilinski
  Directors of Photography - Jakob Bilinski and David Paul Bonnell
  Production Designer - Larissa Ross
  Key Makeup Artist - Sidney Shripka
  Special Makeup FX - Sidney Shripka, Kourtnea Hogan, Kristine Renee Farley
  Original Score - Christopher John De Mory christopherjohndemory.com
  Songs - David Barajas
  Sound Design and Mixing - Paul Grajek
  Stunts - Marx Pyle

CAST:
  Sidney Shripka as Envy/Sara
  Kristine Renee Farley as Desire/Kate
  Kevin Roach as Silky
  Mark Taylor as Brutus
  Aric Dylan Stanish as Jumbo
  Grant Niezgodski as Derrick
  Joe Atkinson as Spanky
  Jared Brosmer as The Rat
  Kiley Eberhard as Molasses
  Rusty James as The Cleaner
  Cindy Maples as Clarabelle Crowe

 


THE BOOK OF DALLAS - 2012 IMDB page WATCH ON KOLDCAST.TV FACEBOOK PAGE
The Book of Dallas is a 10-episode Web series, written by Joe Atkinson and produced/directed by Atkinson, Jakob Bilinski, and Marx H. Pyle.

Dallas McKay is your average 20-something newspaper reporter: Single, liberal, and unabashedly atheist. When a truck smacks into him in a bar parking lot, he wakes up in Heaven and - after uttering a few choice profanities - finds himself face-to-face with the God he doesn't believe exists. But God isn't out for vengeance; He's concerned that His message has been lost in a swarm of religious zealotry, and sends Dallas back to Earth to write and sell a new, improved religious text.

You can watch this series for free online at KOLDCAST.TV!!!

 


THREE TEARS ON BLOODSTAINED FLESH - 2013 IMDB page
MOVIE WEBSITE/TRAILER FACEBOOK PAGE
Jake's sophomore feature. A modern Midwestern giallo telling the tale of a man who returns to the small town he's long since abandoned to bury his niece, who's recently passed. Convinced her death wasn't an accident, he starts probing about the town to uncover the truth. In doing so he discovers their dark secrets, which may be more than he bargained for.

 

CREW:
  Written and Directed by Jakob Bilinski
  Produced by Jakob Bilinski and Bill Gobin
  Edited by Jakob Bilinski
  Directors of Photography - Jakob Bilinski and David Paul Bonnell
  Production Designer - Larissa Ross
  Production Manager - Sharon Caudel
  Key Makeup Artist - Sidney Shripka
  Special Makeup FX - Sidney Shripka, Kourtnea Hogan, Kristine Renee Farley
  Stunt Coordinator - Jim Dougherty
  Associate Producers - Joe Atkinson, P.J. Starks, Marx Pyle
  Original Score - Christopher John De Mory christopherjohndemory.com
  Sound Design and Mixing - Paul Grajek

CAST:
  Bill Gobin as Dominic Merrick
  Jim Dougherty as Sheriff Rex Drisko
  Kayla Crance as Kendall
  Angela Steele as Stella
  Rosalind Rubin as Kacie
  Scott Ganyo as Father Gabriel
  Grant Niezgodski as Dustin
  Sidney Shripka as Lexie
  Kevin Roach as John
  Alex Hahn as Kurt
  Rusty James as Rufus
  Jim O'Rear as Russell
  Sonny Burnette as Ol' Skinner
  Mark A. Nash as Henry
  Eric T. Schroeder as Bob
  Julie Pyle as Madame Kristina
  Aric Dylan as Deputy Cyrus
  Joe Atkinson as Deputy Luke Worthington


THE HORROR PROJECT - 2013 FACEBOOK PAGE

A new feature from P.J. Starks coming 2013. Directed by P.J. Starks, Written by P.J. Starks and Jakob Bilinski, Executive Produced by Jakob Bilinski.

 


OTHER PROJECTS CURRENTLY IN THE WORKS/POST PRODUCTION:

A FEATURE FILM FOCUSING ON THE SUBJECT OF EMOTIONAL ABUSE
THE PSYCHO NUBS MOVIE!
AND MORE...

 

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