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Lebec’s Brandon Trost, 29 and brother Jason, 24 are on their way to Austin, Texas to showcase their feature film The FP. You may recognize some familiar faces in the poster above: (top l-r) Nick Principe, Jason Trost, Art Hsu; (bottom) Caitlyn Folley, Brandon Barrera, Lee Valmassy, Bryan Goddard and James Debello.
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Jason and Brandon Trost with Lee Valmassey (also a Frazier Mountain High School grad) at Jason’s graduation from FMHS.
By Patric Hedlund
If you didn’t think you were living in the epicenter of cool, think again. And no, we’re not referring to this week’s snowstorms. Local filmmakers have been invited to the SXSW (South by Southwest) Music, Film and Interactive Festival in Austin, Texas to show their newly produced feature film, The FP. Yes, that stands for Frazier Park. And yes, that is the festival where Yoko Ono and Paul Reubens (creator of pop rave Pee Wee Herman) are the featured speakers. Jason Trost, 24 and brother Brandon, 29 are headed to SXSW for the March 11-19 film screenings and the world premier of their first full-length feature film.
The two collaborated on the script and directing. Brandon operates camera with lush lighting effects. Jason stars. They completed principle photography on the film here on the mountain, with a group of local actors. Sister Sarah Trost did the eye-popping costume design. You’ll never recognize the mild-mannered Lee Valmassy, who plays a version of Mr. T., complete with mohawk, neck bling, scowl and gold-plated front teeth. So, now are you wondering about the plot? You might want to sit down. This is from the promotional notes:
“For years an underground war has raged for dominance over the town of Frazier Park between two clans. Dominance isn’t determined through fistfights or petty brawls, but the dancing video game Beat-Beat Revelation.
Accompanied by his brother JTRO, Beat-Beat Revelation champion BTRO must compete for the pride of their hometown, Frazier Park (The FP). His opponent: ruthless fighter and trash talker, L Dubba E.
L Dub not only defeats BTRO, he sends him to an early grave. L Dub’s instant climb to power has forced The FP to fall into disarray. Crazed with anger, JTRO vows revenge. After a crash course in the ancient techniques of Beat-Beat from master BLT, JTRO challenges L Dubba E. Their battle to the finish, born of lust, power and revenge, will leave only one man standing.”
There you have it. We’ll ask for a complete report from the Trosts about their visit with Yoko when they return from their SXFantastic screenings.
This is part of the February 18, 2011 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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