Bandit Motion Pictures LLC was founded in Bloomington, Indiana, by Brian K. Williams and Scott Schirmer in 2016 as a company in which they could collaborate on the development, production, distribution, and licensing of their own independent films. Scott and Brian are dedicated to low and micro-budget filmmaking, working within many different genres but with a frequent emphasis on horror and hard-edged dramas. Producing, directing, cinematography, editing, and marketing are all performed in-house by Brian and Scott at Bandit Motion Pictures, but they also work with other Indiana talent whenever possible. The current company objective is to produce at least two feature films per year.
In 2016, Bandit released the erotic fantasy Harvest Lake and the horrific drama Plank Face. Space Babes from Outer Space is currently in production and several other projects are in development for 2017 and beyond.
If you are interested in working with Bandit Motion Pictures, we are always looking for new actors, composers, and screenwriters. Send acting reels or a video monologue, music samples, and writing samples (please do not send unsolicited screenplays) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Scott Schirmer studied film theory, video production and screenwriting at Indiana University, where he received a scholarship for his achievements in video art and a university grant to produce short films. He spent five years in film exhibition, managing Bloomington, Indiana’s historic Von Lee Theater, before switching over to publishing and video marketing with the global self-publishing conglomerate Author Solutions, where he worked for ten years. Scott’s first feature was the coming-of-age horror film Found, winner of 15 best picture awards at over 40 film festivals around the world, including Elvira’s Horror Hunt, The International Horror & Sci-Fi Film Festival in Phoenix, The New York City Horror Film Festival, A Night of Horror International Film Festival in Sydney, and the Terror Molins Festival in Molins de Rei. After Found received worldwide distribution in 2013, Scott produced two more features — the cult horror hit Headless with Forbidden Films and Gentleman Monster Productions, and The Legend of Wasco for Viva Pictures. In 2016, Scott co-founded Bandit Motion Pictures with Brian K. Williams and directed Harvest Lake and Plank Face for the company.
Brian K. Williams has spent over twenty years independently studying photography and music. He is also a writer and a storyteller, his writing having appeared in various publications, album covers, and advertisements. Brian’s love of all these pursuits led him to picking up a video camera in 2013 and diving head first into the world of independent cinema. He immediately began producing material, starting with short films and music videos. Then he tackled his first feature film, the crowd pleasing love letter to fans of sexploitation, Time To Kill, which was released in March 2014. The film played all over the world, becoming an underground and genre convention hit. Brian has since collaborated with several filmmakers on different projects, including work as director of photography on The Legend of Wasco for Viva Pictures. He even spent some time in front of the camera in the films Run and Headless. In short time, Brian has made a name for himself in the indie film community and has come to be known for his visually exciting cinematography and aggressive editing style. Brian resides in Bloomington, Indiana, with his wife and son, where he operates the newly formed Bandit Motion Pictures along with Scott Schirmer. After producing and shooting the company’s first two films, Harvest Lake and Plank Face, Brian is now writing and directing his second feature film, the sci-fi sex comedy Space Babes from Outer Space.