Gerald Martin Davenport

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Gerald Martin Davenport's FILM - VIDEO - TV Portfolio

Creativity is the food to my life; my family is my breath; entertaining and sharing are my heart.  I cannot get enough of any one of them.

TODAY - (10-minute)


September 19, 2014
Written, Directed, and Produced by Brendan Brooks
Produced by Barbara Brooks
Starring:
Hayley Pritchard, Harrison McCormick, Gary L. Conover, Kimberly Ewing, Brian Arnold, Dan Nelson, and Kyriè Sierra Davenport.

Edited by Gerald Martin Davenport
Director of Photography: Brendan Brooks
Music by Daniel J. Evers
an Aria Pictures & Breckport Media Solutions production

Growing up is not easy in a world where so many people try to bring you down. School should be rewarding and enjoyable. Family should be close and respected. Can two teens find their way to being adults while staying close?
For Nevada County TV's 2015 'Foothill Films' event, a benefit for NCTV
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The National Exchange - teaser


The National Exchange (10 - minute)


September 19, 2014
Written & Produced by Bruce Bradley & Robert Stuckey
Screenplay by Bruce Bradley & Gerald Martin Davenport
Starring:
Robert Stuckey, Jessica Pittaway, Benjamin Friedrich, Carey White Jr., Kevin Sweeney, Bruce Bradley, Dana Bruce, Brian Arnold, Kathryn Sweeney, Connor McGeHee, and Jim Heck.

Directed & Edited by Gerald Martin Davenport
Director of Photography & Cinematographers Brendan Brooks & Jim Heck
Music by Robbi Spencer & Albert Leon III
an Aria Pictures & Breckport Media Solutions production

In 1856 before there was Cheers, there was a quaint litte place where you could share a drink with a friend, vent your frustrations, and make a trade.
For Nevada County TV's 2014 'Foothill Films' event, a benefit for NCTV
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Second Chance, Nevada County - teaser


Second Chance, Nevada County


August 28, 2014
Written & Produced by DE Cobb
Starring:
Kristie Garcia, Amber Busse, Reyn Smith, Alvis LeGate, Sushila Mertens, Ralph Mertens, Alex Gemetti, Ryan Pettijohn, Beth Fish, Falyn Lazarus

Directed & Photographed by Mark Hoffman
Edited by Gerald Martin Davenport
a Blue Heron Enterprises production in association with Aria Pictures

A semi-autobiographical story about a woman's struggle to leave an abusive marriage and move with her children to a small town in Nevada County for a second chance at a happy life.
For Nevada County TV's 2014 'Foothill Films' event, a benefit for NCTV
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Oberon's Gold - teaser


Oberon's Gold (10 - minute)


September 17, 2014
Written & Produced by Bruce Bradley
Screenplay by Bruce Bradley & Gerald Martin Davenport
Starring:
Dallas Guier, Mark Hoffman, Kristie Garcia, Dan Bazzoli, with special guest Kel Owens, as Winker.  Kathryn Sweeney, Amber Busse, Michael Oxbig, Bruce Bradley, and Robert Stuckey.

Directed & Edited by Gerald Martin Davenport
Director of Photography & Cinematographers Brendan Brooks & Jim Heck
Music by Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli
Christopher Anderson-Bazzoli - guitars, harmonica, percussion, and programming
Eric Gorfain - fiddle
Frank Macchia - Irish flute
an Aria Pictures & Breckport Media Solutions production

Back in 1861, two inept highwaymen make the mistake of trying to rob someone who isn't at all whom he seems to be.  Be wary from whom you steal.
For Nevada County TV's 2014 'Foothill Films' event, a benefit for NCTV
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The Producer teaser


October 3, 2012

The Producer


October 3, 2012
Written & Produced by Dänna Wilberg

Starring:
Victoria Goldblatt, Rob Tillitz, Jenyn Darnell, Briahna Carter, Jay C. Reddic, and G August K

Directed & Edited by Gerald Martin Davenport

Ever wonder what happens when we die? Evelyn "Ev" Godfrey believes we are producers of our own lives… to the very end.
On her deathbed, Evelyn tells son Adam, he must choose his cast and crew more wisely.
Adam thinks she's "out of her mind," but is she?
The Producer was inspired by true events and is dedicated to the late Sonia Dennis.
For Access Sacramento and their film festival "A Place Called Sacramento" 2012
Official Website | | | Website on Aria Pictures

Petite Chardonnay Pre-Screening Trivia


August 25, 2012
This is 5 minutes of the 30 minute Pre-Screening Trivia that I created for the guests to view while they sat down at Private Screening of Petite Chardonnay on August 4, 2012.

Petite Chardonnay preview C


April 9, 2012
Petite Chardonnay is a 55 minute version of Chardonnay Official Website and we are looking for Producers to finance the full length motion picture.
This version contains everyone in the film.

The film stars:
Michael Klemp, Gretta Sosine, Charlie Merlo, Gary L. Conover, and Karly Avva. Lori Grbac, Rob Tillitz, Cynthia Gatlin, Krystina Mae, Karissa Lee Carleton, Olivia Martinez Prado, Haley Klemp, Kayla Rose, Kayla Jagger, Kameron Woods, Adrien R. Bourassa, and Freddie Olmos.

Oak Family Vineyard & Winery

Written, Directed, and Edited by Gerald Martin Davenport
Music Composed and Performed by Doug Hammer

Production help from:
Frank Cosgriff, Brendan Brooks, Jim Heck, Aerial Ventures, Ryan McKinney, Tamara Davenport, Double Oak Vineyards & Winery, Lucchesi Vineyards & Winery, Daniel Brooks.
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Petite Chardonnay preview A


April 8, 2012
Version A of the trailer is a live action version of the Chardonnay Teaser 2011.

Chardonnay teaser 2011


September 2011
This was the teaser that was played before the 42 Minute version of THE GOLdEN TREE at the Del Oro Theater in Grass Valley, California, on February 5th, 2011, to over 300 people — there was not a dry eye in the house afterward.
Music and Piano performance by Doug Hammer "Flying High."

Petite Chardonnay web


September 8, 2011
This is the web promo on the Chardonnay Movie website.
Music and Piano performance by Doug Hammer "Flying High."

The Choice


May 30, 2012
Official 5x5 Competitor - LifeFest Film Festival 2012
Written, Produced, and Directed by Mark Hoffman
Edited by Gerald Davenport
Music by Mark Hoffman
Starring Dawn Setters and Marc Gardner

A career-driven couple faces a choice as a result of an unplanned pregnancy.

Winner of "Best Picture, Best Actress, Best use of Prop, and Best Audio" awards at the LifeFest 5x5 Film Festival.

the WATERING hole - a Davenport/Tillitz film


October 5, 2011
Written, Directed, and Edited by Gerald Martin Davenport
Score by Doug Hammer
Produced by Rob Tillitz
Filmed on location at the Cedar Room Bar

David awakens in a strange bar and tries to leave.

Starring: Rob Tillitz, William Van Noland (Nicor), Jason Michael Shannon, Rafael Siegel (Steve Taglia), Daniel Roberts (Bill Trebor), JP Dunne (Lester Winters), Christa Bella (Female Nicor), Robyn Jean Springer, Victoria Elizabeth Melshaw (Verona), Christa Quinn (Naämäh [na'äh - mäh]), Paul T. McGee, Don Carlos Sanders, Meghan Malia Bird (Taesah), Deborah Adair (Lilith), Yinique Myo-Flores

A Twilight Zone style of story with many characters and confusion. Official Website
For Access Sacramento and their "A Place Called Sacramento" 2011 Film Festival

Awards
PRODUCER’S CHOICE" award.
W.A.V.E. (Western Access Video Excellence) film award from the Alliance for Community Media West in April of 2012.

© 2011 Gerald Davenport, Rob Tillitz, Aria Pictures, Double B Productions, and Wandering Eye Media.
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the WATERING hole - preview


September 2, 2011
This is the preview for the film and was played before the 42 Minute version of THE GOLdEN TREE at the Del Oro Theater in Grass Valley, California, on February 5th, 2011, to over 300 people, as well as, before the private screening of Petite Chardonnay to 250 guests at the Sierra Cinema Theater in Grass Valley, California on August 4, 2012.

World Next Door© ® ™ - promo B


January 27, 2011
This is a promo to generate interest to find financing and fear, it is a scary story.
This was played before the 42 Minute version of THE GOLdEN TREE at the Del Oro Theater in Grass Valley, California, on February 5th, 2011, to over 300 people, as well as, before the private screening of Petite Chardonnay to 250 guests at the Sierra Cinema Theater in Grass Valley, California on August 4, 2012.

BUDDIES


October 5, 2011
Written, Produced, and Directed by Judith Plank
Edited by Gerald Martin Davenport
Brad returns from Iraq only to lose his girlfriend.  Depressed, nothing seems to help until an unexpected gift re-opens his heart and shows him that sometimes you need a little help from your friends.

Starring:
Richard Ryan, Dylan Nelson, Holiday Higgins, Enoch Yeung, Bryan Jackson, Marc Gardner, Laura Luke, Bryton Berdahl, Sally Start, Taylor Helms, Rob Tillitz, Steve Dakota
For Access Sacramento and their film festival "A Place Called Sacramento" 2011
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An Ignoble Caper [rated R]


April 2011
## CONTAINS LANGUAGE NOT SUITABLE for younger viewers and those who are easily offended ##

Directed by Vincent Dee Miles
Edited by Gerald Martin Davenport

Fearless Fred and Smooth Jazz search for answers to solve a case but it leads them to the Smoothest White Dude on the Planet.
A 7 minute movie for the 2011 Sacramento International Film Festival 48 hour contest.

From the creative team of Vince Dee Miles, Mark Hoffman, Gerald Martin Davenport, Patricia Anderson, Laura Tapia, Richard Ryan, Jay Stone, Elise M. Hodge, Eva Kim, Cameron Johnson, and others.

Igno Bull 30 second spot


March 31, 2011
IGNO BULL 30 Second spot
Edited by Gerald Martin Davenport.

THE GOLdEN TREE - teaser C


March 7, 2011
The C version has music by Danny Gray and clips from the THE GOLdEN TREE.
Versions A and B had filler images not from the movie.

THE GOLdEN TREE - Premier Ending Credits


April 8, 2011
The ending credits only seen at the Premier of the 42 minute version of the film at the Del Oro Theater in Grass Valley, California on February 5, 2011.

THE GOLdEN TREE - 10 minute


May 2009 - March 2011
Written, Directed, and Edited by Gerald Martin Davenport
Music by Danny Gray | IMDB profile

Starring:
Bill Bettencourt, Rob Tillitz, Jason Michael Shannon, Joseph Baldridge, Alex Harris, Carey White Jr., Noble Engle, Kyriè Sierra Davenport, Gary Udell, Karly Avva, Toni Corbett, Mark Hoffman, Dan . Walters, Steven Sommer, Nolan Bourassa, Adrien Bourassa, Meghan Bird, Amber DeAnn, Grace Rose, Courtney Leonard-Maye, Aria Leven Davenport,, Steve Dakota, Yinique Myo-Flores, Haley Hicks, Aramis Liam, Claire Elizabeth, Susan Slaven, and Rob Hayes.

THE GOLdEN TREE was my first picture I submitted to Access Sacramento's "A Place Called Sacramento." film festival.
The 10 minute version was finished for the October release and the 42 minute version was ready for the February 5th, 2011 premiere that was viewed by a crowd of 300 people at the Del Oro Theater in Grass Valley, California — some of the proceeds went to Women Of Worth
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World Next Door© ® ™ - promo A


December 7, 2006
This is the promo created for World Next Door that is a song, novel, screenplay, and an ASCAP Music Publishing Company.
It all started back in 1980 when I wrote the song for a video contest for high school.  We never finished the video, but the song was completed and received rave reviews.

World Next Door© ® ™ - performed by Mad Dash (1981)


August 1981
Mad Dash: Craig Boom, Perry Kavros, Pete Robinson, Nick Kavros, and Sean Michael Beyer perform at the Nevada County Fairgrounds in 1981.

Written by Gerald Martin Davenport.

NOTE: it is called "World Next Door" NOT "The World Next Door!

The video is not sped up, that is how fast they played it, but it has been slowed down with many versions.

Open The Door ©1983

I was playing the piano at a friend of my, not yet, in-laws, so I was playing the piano with care.  I began to play World Next Door slowly and with feeling as they walked by they said "Oh, how pretty.  Is that yours?"   I replied with "Yes it is, and you don't know what it really sounds like."
Though it got me thinking and I created this that very night as a symphonic piece — would be awesome to have a full orchestra play it for the film! TURN IT UP!!!



World Next Door © ® ™ - Dave Cowie sings

This is a very short sample of the song as it has evolved into; slower, more edgy, and eerie.  In fact it has gotten even more diabolical to match the novel and screenplay: in your face, loud, and dark, basically the metal it can get the better.



World Next Door © ® ™ | Full Song | Gerald Sings

This is a completed version of the song, not the newest, but the tatest, probably done around 2005 or earlier.  not a fan of the lead keyboard sound I chose, at least not now, maybe back then.

Detective A


October 2009
Edited by Gerald Davenport
Gary Udell, Gary Agid

My first introduction to Access Sacramento and their film festival "A Place Called Sacramento."
Winner of "Best Technical Achievement" award.

Detective A - preview 1 Detective A


October 2009
Edited by Gerald Davenport
It has been said that many people understand and love the previews much better than the movie itself.

Detective A - preview 2 Frau Hine


October 2009
Edited by Gerald Davenport

Detective A - preview 3 Mr. Mason


October 2009
Edited by Gerald Davenport

Detective A - preview 4 Dr. X


October 2009
Edited by Gerald Davenport

Detective A - preview 5


October 2009
Edited by Gerald Davenport

Eleven Minutes Late


November 2006
Written, Directed, and Camera by Gerald Davenport, Connor Ring, and Chris Frank.
Edited by: Gerald Davenport
Music by Aria Davenport
3 minutes long. Made in 24 hours for the 24 hour Apple Film Festival.

Paint - primer


2005
This is the primer created for my first ever production on my own.  It is 19 minutes; and for what I had, I was very proud that it came together and I completed it.

Written, Directed, Camera, Audio, and Edited by Gerald Martin Davenport.
Based on a story by Adam Vesely.

Maximum Street TV Show Promo 1


June 2005
Edited by: Gerald Davenport
For Acid Headz Inc. Prospective TV Show Maximum Street
This is a shorter version of the 60 second web promo-teaser used for their website.
Cut using Avid Media Composer

Maximum Street TV Show Promo 2


June 2005
Edited by: Gerald Davenport
For Acid Headz Inc. Prospective TV Show Maximum Street
This is a shorter version of the 60 second web promo-teaser used for their website.
Cut using Avid Media Composer

RC 18 MT looping video


June 2005
Edited by: Gerald Davenport
This is a shorter version of the 5 minute show which was played during a RC Car convention in Los Angeles.
Cut using Avid Media Composer

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