May 21, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

A Revival of Newt Street Pictures

Newton P. Street in a Box

Newton P. Street in a Box

In 1987, a producer named Newton Street found me while I was in dark alley behind a Cuban restaurant animating my first film “The Chore” and gave me 5 bucks to be the producer on it. Thus was born “Newt Street Pictures”. He then went on to produce my second film “My Dog Zero”, but suddenly disappeared amongst a scandal involving zoo animals and canned soup. Little was heard except for odd postcards from south America and remote parts of Africa until recently when I got an email telling me that I had inherited a million dollars and I needed to contact this lawyer in Bali. This email had nothing to do with the fact that Newton showed up at my door, hearing that I had again immersed myself in independent film, and offered his services on “Fish Head”. We were both more weathered than when we worked together before, but I had gray hair and he had an odd hair color that looked as if it was derived from a lather of mole’. I was happy to see him.

Oddly enough, this partnership seems back up and running, and “Newt Street Pictures will once again adorn my films. A grateful reunion indeed.

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2 Responses to May 21, 2013

  1. Adam Paloian says:

    Very cool, Joe! I can’t wait to see Fish Head.

    Also, Rocko was referenced by James Lipton on the new series of “Arrested Development.” You should check it out on Netflix, it’s really funny.

  2. Warren says:

    Sounds like things are going to get interesting.

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