Deep in the Heart of Texas

This weekend, Writer-Director Jon Lance Bacon is representing "Oh Crappy Day" at the 26th Annual OCD Conference. It took him 13 hours to get from Raleigh, North Carolina, to Austin, Texas, but all the flight delays were worth the trouble -- considering the work the International OCD Foundation does to raise OCD awareness.

Tonight at 8 PM, the short that inspired our "OCD" feature will screen as part of an event called "Film Fights Back: An OCD Short Film Festival." The festival includes another love story, “Misdirection,” and two documentaries: “OCD Is Not Me” and “UNSTUCK: An OCD Kids Movie,” produced by our friend, Chris Baier. Following the screening, Lance and Chris will answer questions from the audience.

Extras Needed for the “Oh Crappy Day” Feature

In just a few weeks, we’ll start shooting our Oh Crappy Day feature in Raleigh, and we need background extras for scenes in restaurants, museums, etc. The shoot for this romantic comedy runs from Sunday, February 24, to Thursday, March 14. We’ll need people of all ages, well-dressed, in winter clothing. Extras will get food and refreshments, credit in the finished film, and admission to our local premiere. If you’re interested, please contact Duane at and attach a full-length photo of yourself. We’ll be listing specific days and locations in another post, but you can go ahead and get on our list now. And be sure to share this announcement with any friends or family who might be interested, too!

Dagtype Films Helps Bring Acclaimed Short Film Concert to Raleigh

January 13, 2017

Raleigh, NC – Dagtype Films and the Longleaf Film Festival have partnered to bring Asbury Shorts, New York City’s longest-running short-film exhibition and travel show, to North Carolina for the first time in the film concert's 35-year history. As part of the North Carolina Museum of History's First Fridays series, the film concert will take place at the museum on March 3rd, 7:30 PM. Film producer Steven Neilson will be the guest host. Tickets are $15 and available at

Asbury Shorts concerts combine award-winning films from the past with new global festival honorees, creating a rare opportunity for audiences to watch world-class short films on the big screen. Academy Award–nominated director Jason Reitman calls Asbury Shorts, “the best short-film show I’ve ever seen.”

The program on March 3rd will feature multiple short films from among the best in comedy, drama, and animation. Among the films to be screened are three that were nominated for Oscars.

"This is truly a unique opportunity for local filmmakers and film lovers to come together to see some of the best short films in a fantastic venue," says host and film producer Steven Neilson. 

Neilson and writer-director Jon Lance Bacon founded Dagtype Films in 2005. Their short film "Oh Crappy Day" was filmed in Raleigh and has played at more than 35 film festivals, winning 11 awards along the way. "Oh Crappy Day" will also be featured among the films screening at the Asbury Shorts film concert on March 3rd.  

“We are excited to partner with Dagtype Films to host the North Carolina premiere of the Asbury Short film concert,” says Sally Bloom, Longleaf Film Festival organizer. “We believe that our home base, the North Carolina Museum of History, is a terrific place for these stories in film to be shared.”

In addition to the Asbury Shorts at 7:30 PM, the museum's lobby-level exhibits will be open from 5 to 9, and local band Castle Wild will be playing live from 6:30 to 7:30. Craft beer and concessions will be available for purchase throughout the evening.

Neilson is looking forward to a fun event and an engaged crowd. "We're thrilled to be partnering with Longleaf for this exciting event. And we hope we can bring more great programs like Asbury Shorts to Raleigh in the future." 

For more information, contact Steven Neilson, Dagtype Films, 919-673-2402; Sally Bloom, Longleaf Film Festival, 919-807-7965; or Doug LeClaire, Asbury Shorts USA, 718-510- 6929.