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Filmmaking

Narrative • Comedy • Animated • Shorts

Well Done

Neil needs his co-worker BBQ to go off without a hitch in order for his boss to entrust him with the warehouse club membership. Then he will choose the SNACKS!

Written, Driected & Edited by

Brian Ernst

Produced by

Mitch Brinkman & 

Brian Ernst

Director of Photography

Jeff Bruninga

Carl 'n Harlan: Christmas Eve

Lifelong pals Carl 'n Harlan hunker down on Harlan's porch for egg nog and last-minute wreath sales on Christmas Eve. Santa sightings and faulty wreaths can't throw off Carl 'n Harlan's Christmas spirit in UBK Studios' first animated short that'll warm your holiday heart. 

Directed, Produced & Story by

Mitch Brinkman & 

Brian Ernst

Written by

Mitch Brinkman

Animated & Edited by

Brian Ernst

Second Contact

Two fugitives are involved in an extraterrestrial hit and run as their attempt at a coverup distracts from the real danger.

Written, Driected & Edited by

Brian Ernst

Starring

Mitch Brinkman & 

MItch Conti

Harvest

We set out to shoot a documentary. The event we were going to cover was cancelled and we pivoted to a sci-fi horror short. 

Read about how we did it.

Two farmhands prepare for what has now become a daily ritual to stay alive.

A Film by

Brian Ernst, Mitch Brinkman & Nathan Hennenfent

Corky

A night of human debauchery has left Corky far from his kitchen drawer home. This brave wine opener must cross treacherous terrain and defeat enemies to return to his beloved pizza slicer.

Written, Driected & Edited by

Brian Ernst

Produced & Puppeteered by

Mitch Brinkman & 

Nathan Hennenfent

Second Wind

Kevin (Mitch Conti), just got out of a ten year long relationship, and he's only in his twenties. To get him out of his funk, his best friend, David (Nathan Hennenfent) is setting him up with an acquaintance of his, Marta (Katy Foley). Her dog sitting task turns into a first date as Kevin agrees to help her out. David, on the other hand, gets into a whole world of trouble as he mistakes a carjacker for the woman of his dreams in Jennifer (Atra Asdou).

Insanity ensues as Marta and Kevin cross paths with two small time crooks (Mitchell Brinkman & Susaan Jamshidi) and David enters a night that he wasn't prepared for. 

Written & Directed by

Nathan Hennenfent

Produced by

Brian Ernst & 

Mitch Brinkman