The Butler Bros on ‘q on CBC’

It was our absolute pleasure to talk with Tom Power on the nationally syndicated and critically acclaimed ‘q on CBC’. Getting into the nitty gritty of how the lead character in First Round Down was steeped in our personal experiences and what it takes to get a film to the finish line. Listen to the full interview HERE.


Richard Crouse (CTV) digs on First Round Down

CTV Film Critic, Richard Crouse, discusses First Round Down for the opening weekend calling it a “whole lotta fun” and “working class Tarantino”.

First Round Down – CTV Weekend at the Movies

An absolute slice of Canadiana…that nontheless speaks to an international audience”

Movie critic Jason Gorber was on hand for the US Premiere of First Round Down at the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Florida. Here’s what he had to say about it on CTV “Weekend at the Movies”.


The Watchlist eyes up First Round Down

The Watchlist (CHCH) visited the set of First Round Down, getting an exclusive behind-the-scenes with the Butler Brothers, Dylan Bruce and Rachel Wilson. Originally aired on February 4, 2016.

eTalk visits the set of First Round Down

eTalk visits the set of First Round Down and talks with stars Dylan Bruce, Rachel Wilson and John Kapelos along with Writer/Directors, the Butler Brothers. Originally aired on November 17, 2015.

First Round Down has Top 5 Canadian Opening

It was a whirlwind opening for First Round Down with sell outs on both Friday and Saturday night during the May 5th weekend. When the beers were done and the tickets counted, the Butler Brothers latest brew landed in the Top 5 for Canadian films for the week of May 5-11, according to Playback Magazine, finishing #2 in ‘per theater average’ before extending the theatrical run a second stellar week for this “grubby popcorn flick” (Richard Crouse).

Stay tuned for the First Round Down #BladesNBullets tour continuing to a town near you and keep your stick on the ice!

That’s a Wrap!

We’re delighted to announce that principal photography on our latest feature, First Round Down, has wrapped. It was a whirlwind of a summer that culminated in a three week shoot this fall that far exceeded our expectations in terms of bringing the vision to life. From the actors, crew, and locations, each and every part of the First Round Down machine ran harder, faster and better than ever imagined! The exceptional cast led by Dylan Bruce pushed themselves  in every sense on set and the results are fantastic!

Keep up to date with everything #FirstRoundDown on Facebook ( and Twitter ( as we cut this badass flick together!!

Thanks again to everyone involved with special shout outs to our fearless Producing partner in crime, Marina Cordoni, and Director of Photography extraordinaire, Michael Jari Davidson, who made First Round Down a living, breathing entity!

See you in the New Year with something new and exciting to feast your eyes on!!


SXSW SubProd Style

Alright, alright, alright! The Butler Brothers popped their SXSW cherry earlier this year and it was everything they imagined. The films, the panels, the parties, the people and the city were all as advertised and well worth the 32hr drive down from Hogtown. But the highlight was not actually a part of the SXSW extravaganza, instead it was whipped up by dynamite host and owner/operator of the Austin Bike Farm, Owen Weber, and it was awesome! It was a ‘Dazed and Confused’ tour of all the locations still around since filming in 1993. Bouncing around from the Centennial Liquor Store to the Emporium parking lot and around back to where O’Bannion gets paint dumped on him while cruising the streets like it was 1976 in the back of his ’64 Chevy pickup sealed the deal and made the Top Notch Burgers we washed it all down with even tastier.

If you haven’t been to SXSW or Austin, do it. And be sure to visit our bud at the Bike Farm and tell him the Butler Bros sent you.

Mourning Has Broken on iTunes

Valentine’s Day has come early at SubProd as the critically acclaimed feature Mourning Has Broken is now available on iTunes in 47 countries! Now is your opportunity to watch what Unsung Films called a “simultaneously entertaining and profoundly moving” film and Marked Movies gave 4 STARS to while calling Mourning Has Broken “intimate and hysterical”.

CLICK HERE for the iTunes link and thanks for the support!

Get Ready for Love in the Sixth

2015 is shaping up to be a great year and one of those reasons is Jude Klassen and her genre-bending, very funny, very original feature Love in the Sixth. SubProd is not only editing this bad boy but both of  The Butler Brothers have small roles in #LoveInTheSixth as well. Jude’s take on relationships is sure to be a mindbender that won’t easily be forgotten and SubProd is jacked to be a part of bringing her vision to the big screen!