The Buffalo
Drama and
Feature Films
DateName of FilmFilmed in BuffaloSet in BuffaloNotesLink
1916The Press and the SpoilsmanXFilmed at the Buffalo Evening News and written by one of its advertising staff. Plot revolves around reporter bringing a criminal to justice.American Printer and Lithographer, v.64, Feb. 5, 1917, p.75
1926Dutchess of BuffaloOne hour, 15 minutes. Romance, Comedy. Silent. Black and White. Directed by Sidney Franklin. Set in Russia whose sole connection to Buffalo may be the title character: an American showgirl (Constance Talmadge) from here who passes herself off as nobility. USA release 5 September 1926. On Disc at
1942My Gal SalX1 hour 43 minutes. Color. Chronicles the early life of gay nineties-era songwriter Paul Dresser (Victor Mature) as he outgrows his job as carnival entertainer and moves up into New York society as he manages to woo and win Sally Elliott (Rita Hayworth), one of the more popular songstresses of the day, whom he meets in Buffalo, NY. USA Release 30 April 1942.
1942Wings for the Eagle X1 hour 24 minutes. Drama. Black and white. Mono (RCA Sound System. Stars Ann Sheridan and Dennis Morgan. "Aircraft workers during during World War II become involved in a love triangle." Filmed at 4 locations including at Curtiss-Wright Aircraft Co. in Buffalo. Released 18 July 1942
1942Flying TigersX 1 hour 42 minutes. Action. Drama. Romance. Black and white. Mono RCA Sound System. "Capt. Jim Gordon's command of the famed American mercenary fighter group in China is complicated by the recruitment of an old friend who is a reckless hotshot." Stars John Wayne and John Carroll, Filmed at 6 locations including aircraft sequences filmed at Curtiss-Wright Aircraft Co. in Buffalo, NY. Released 8 October 1942
1947My Wild Irish RoseXBiographical picture about singer Chauncey Olcott, who was born in Buffalo. 1 hour, 41 minutes. Color. RCA Sound System Mono. Biography. Musical. Produced and Distributed by Warner Brothers. The life of Irish tenor Chauncey Olcott (played by Dennis Morgan) is chronicled from his childhood to his days as the toast of New York. In between, his rise to the top is complicated by romances with two women: his true love Rose Donovan (Arlene Dahl) and stage star Lillian Russell (Andrea King), who wants to make him a star. Released 24 December
1949Sweet CheatX17 minutes. Comedy. Short. Black and white. Mono (RCA Sound System). Leon (Leon Errol) keeps making solo trips to Buffalo and his wife Dorothy (Dorothy Granger) suspects that some hanky-panky is involved. Released 24 October
1956Car TheftX14 minutes. Short. Crime. Drama. Black and white. "The importance of not leaving your car keys in the ignition is illustrated in this story of three punks who steal just such a car. They are spotted by the police, a chase ensues." Distributed by Buffalo Youth Board (all media). Filmed entirely in
1965Greatest RaceX2 hours 40 minutes. Action. Adventure. Comedy. Color (Technicolor). Stereo (RCA Sound System). Stars Jack Lemmon, Tony Curtis and Natalie Wood. Award winning film. "In the early 20th century, two rivals, the heroic Leslie and the despicable Professor Fate, engage in an epic automobile race from New York to Paris." A fictionalization of the 1908 New York-Paris Race, which was won by the Buffalo-made Thomas Flyer automobile, driven by Buffalonian George
1969The First TimeXM. 1 hour 30 minutes. Comedy. Drama. Color. Mono (Westrex Recording System). Stars Jacqueline Bissett and Wes Stern. "Three teen guys decide to lose their virginity. Some really want to and some are peer pressured into it." Released 11 June 1969 USA. Filmed in 7 locations in Ontario, Canada, Chicago, IL and in Buffalo,
1978The Buddy Holly StoryXPG 1 hour 54 minutes. Biography. Drama. Music. Color. 4-Track Stereo Sound Mix. Stars Gary Busey, Don Stroud and Charles Martin Smith. "The story of the life and career of the early rock and roll singer, from his meteoric rise to stardom, to his marriage and untimely death." Includes scene with Buffalo disc jockey giving The Crickets their name.Per Snoops "the account presented in The Buddy Holly Story about the origins of the name “Crickets” is complete fiction. Released 18 May 1978 USA. "Watch now Prime
1979Saint JackXRated R. 1 hour 52 minutes. Drama. Color. Mono Stereo Sound Mix. Directed by Peter Bogdanovich. Screenplay by Jack Theroux. Jack Flowers (Ben Gazzara), an American hustler in early 1970s Singapore, dreams of building a fortune by running a brothel and returning to the States to lead a life of luxury. Has a brief scene in which Jack mentions being from Buffalo and that the city took its name from a corruption of the French phrase "beau fleuve." USA Release 27 April 1979. Watch Now with Prime
1980Hide in Plain SightXXPG 1 hour 32 minutes. Drama. Color. Mono Sound Mix. Stars James Caan, Danny Aiello and Jill Eickenberry. "In 1960's Buffalo, New York, divorced Thomas Hacklin, Jr. is an honest, hard working working class stiff who adores his two young children." Suddenly they and his ex-wife are no where to be found. Based on true story of Buffalonian Thomas S. Leonhard, whose ex-wife & children were the first citizens to enter the Federal Witness Protection Program. Watch now on Prime Video. Released 21 March 1980. Filmed in 2 locations including Buffalo,
1981The BurningXXRated R. 1 hour 31 minutes. Color. Mono Sound Mix. Horror. Directed and Original Story by Tony Maylam. First movie produced by Harvey Weinstein, who also wrote the Original Story and Created the story. "A former summer camp caretaker, horribly burned from a prank gone wrong, lurks around an upstate New York summer camp bent on killing the teenagers responsible for his disfigurement." Filmed in North Tonawanda, Buffalo and Western New York. USA Release 8 May 1981. On Disc at
1981Tuck EverlastingX1 hour 30 minutes. Drama. Color. Mono Sound Mix. Stars Margaret Chamberlain and Paul Flessa. "In turn-of-the-20th-century upstate New York, Winnie Foster, a 12-year-old girl, discovers a family living in the woods near her family's home who never ages thanks to a magical spring they drink from and she is entrusted to keep their secret and becomes involved in their lives." Released 5 June 1981 USA. Filmed in 2 New York State locations, including
1982The SoldierXRated R. 1 hour 27 minutes. Color. Mono sound mix. Action. Adventure. Thriller. Directed, Written and Produced by James Glickenhaus. Stars Ken Wahl. "Terrorists take over a plutonium bomb and threaten to detonate it in a Saudi Arabian oil field. A special anti-terrorist unit is sent in to stop them. USA Release 27 August 1982. Filmed around the World, including Buffalo,
1982Best FriendsXXPG 1 hour 56 minutes. Comedy. Drama. Romance. Color (Technicolor) . Stero Sound Mix. "When a professional couple who have lived & worked together for many years finally decide to marry, their sudden betrothal causes many unexpectedly funny and awkward difficulties." "Paula (Goldie Hawn) in turn is able to convince Richard (Burt Reynolds) to take a cross-country train trip first to visit her parents in Buffalo, New York for a week to help celebrate their fortieth anniversary." Then to visit his parents." Watch now on Prime Video. Released 17 December 1982 USA. Filmed in various US locations including 45 Summit Ave., Buffalo, NY, Central Railroad Terminal, Buffalo, NY and Buffalo, NY.
1984The NaturalXPG 2 hours 18 minutes, Director's Cut 2 hours 24 minutes. Drama. Sport. Color. Dolby Stereo Sound Mix. Stars Robert Redford, Robert Duvall and Glenn Close. "An unknown comes seemingly out of nowhere to become a legendary player with almost divine talent." Filmed in California and New York State, including All-High Stadium, 50 Mercer Ave, Buffalo, NY, War Memorial Stadium, 285 Dodge St., Buffalo and the city of Buffalo, NY as well. Watch now on Prime Video. Released 11 May 1984 USA. Set mostly in
1984VampingXR 1 hr 48 mins. Drama. Color. Mono Sound Mix. Directed, Written and Executive Producer is Frederick King Keller. "A down on his luck saxophonist (Patrick Duffy) agrees to help rob the home of a rich widow (Catherine Hyland), then he unexpectedly falls for her." Released September 1984 USA. Filmed entirely in
1987My Dark LadyWritten by Buffalo's Frederick Keller and starring Buffalo's Lorna Hill, we added it as an honorable mention, even though it was filmed in Geneva. NY. "Sam Booth is a failed Shakespearean actor who goes on the run after being caught shoplifting while dressed as Santa Claus."
1987Planes, Trains & AutomobilesXStars Steve Martin and John Candy. "A man must struggle to travel home for Thanksgiving with an obnoxious slob of a shower curtain ring salesman as his only companion." Watch now on Prime Video. Released 25 November 1987. Within IMDB "Trivia" there is a note that "Many of the highway scenes were actually filmed on a stretch of (at the time) unopened highway (U.S. Highway 219) that runs between Buffalo and Springville, New York."
1988Lady in WhiteXPG-13 1 hour 53 minutes. Fantasy, Horror, Mystery. Directed, Produced, and Written by Frank LaLoggia (who also plays the schoolboy as an adult-uncredited). Stars Len Cariou. "The plot follows a schoolboy (Lukas Haas) in 1962 upstate New York who becomes embroiled in the mystery surrounding a series of child murders after he witnesses the ghost of a young girl who was murdered in his school's coat closet." USA Release 22 April 1988. Filmed mostly in Wayne County, NY, but opens with an aerial view of Buffalo. On Disc at Amazon.
1989When Harry Met SallyXR. 1 hour 35 minutes.Comedy, Drama, Romance. Director Rob Reiner. Written by Nora Ephron. Harry (Billy Crystal) and Sally (Meg Ryan) have known each other for years, and are very good friends, but they fear sex would ruin the friendship. Also stars Carrie Fisher (Marie) and Bruno Kirby (Jess). The Buffalo connection is "The football game scene uses footage from an actual New York Giants game. However, the long range crowd shots are of a Buffalo Bills home game at Rich Stadium. It had the same colors on the fans but a more spirited version of "the wave." " "New Era Field, originally Rich Stadium and known as Ralph Wilson Stadium from 1998 to 2015, is a stadium in Orchard Park, New York, a suburb south of Buffalo. Opened in 1973, it is the home of the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League."
1995Canadian BaconXRated PG. Color. Dolby SR Sound mix. 1 hour 31 minutes. Comedy. Stars John Candy and Alan Alda. "The U.S. President, low in the opinion polls, gets talked into raising his popularity by trying to start a cold war against Canada." Initially released May 1995 for the Cannes Film Festival in France. Filmed in 16 locations, including Buffalo, NY. Watch now with Prime
1995Shadow CreatureXComedy. Horror. Color. Ultra Stereo Sound Mix. 1 hour 30 minutes. Detective Brighton investigates a series of unusually gruesome murders and is soon caught in a web of intrigue. Released 13 Oct 1995. Filmed in 4 locations including Cleveland, Ohio, Buffalo, NY, Buffalo State College Buffalo, NY, and the Riviera Theatre, North Tonawanda,
1996Lady BluesX1 hr. 29 mins. Crime, Drama, Mystery. Color. Stars Michael Saquella and Jessica Devlin. No plot. Filmed in Niagara Falls, and American Falls, Niagara Falls, NY and Filmed in various Buffalo locations including BFLO Rome-291 Bryant St., Buffalo, NY; Cazi di Pizza-477 Elmwood Ave, Buffalo, NY:Hotel Lenox-140 North St., Buffalo, NY; and Kixx Niteclub, Buffalo, NY. Released in Canada 1996. Canada (English title) (working title) Corporate
1998Buffalo '66XXRated R. 1 hour, 50 minutes. Comedy. Crime. Drama.Color. Dolby Sound. Watch now on Prime Video. Stars Vincent Gallo, Christina Ricci and Ben Gazzara. "After being released from prison, Billy is set to visit his parents with his wife, whom he does not actually have. This provokes Billy to act out, as he kidnaps a girl and forces her to act as his wife for the visit." Released 26 June 1998. Filmed entirely in New York State, including Buffalo, Gowanda Correctional Facility in Gowanda (prison scenes) and in Lacawanna (bowling alley scenes)
1998Saving Private RyanXRated R. Drama. War. Color. Sound Mix DTS. Dolby Digital. SDDS. 2 hours 49 minutes. Award winning Film. Stars Tom Hanks and Matt Damon."Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action." Loosely based on the Niland brothers (Edward, Preston, Robert, and Frederick-Fritz) from Tonawanda. Released 21 July 1998.
1999PlatformXX1 hour 4 minutes(per IMDB). 30 mins.(Per Hallwalls). Color. No Plot. Directed by (Elizabeth) Lizzie Finnegan. Stars Michael Bermingham. Released 17 November 1999. Filmed entirely at the New York Central
2000RaindropsXRated R 1 hr 53 mins. Thriller. Color. No Plot. Filmed in 3 New York State loctions, including Buffalo. Released 12 May 2000 in Buffalo.
2001Life: A User's Manual
(Original Title: "Jump Tomorrow")
XXPG. 1 hour 37 minutes. Drama, Romance, Comedy. Released at the Sundance Film Festival 19 January 2001. Prime Video. A lovelorn matchmaker tries to set up two people about to be married -- but not to each other -- in this independent romantic comedy. George (Tunde Adebimpe) is a Nigerian expatriate living in upstate New York, where he has pledged to marry a woman in a marriage arranged for him in childhood, though he's not especially enthusiastic about the idea. George goes to Buffalo to pick up his fiancée as she arrives in America, only to discover she's already moved on to Niagara Falls, where the wedding will be held in three days. George suddenly questions his situation after an encounter with a stunning Latin woman, who is also about to be married. Filmed entirely in Buffalo and Niagara Falls,
2002Manna From HeavenXXRated PG. 1 hour, 59 minutes. Color. Dolby SR sound mix. Comedy. A family film in every sense, ''Manna From Heaven'' was produced by five sisters from Buffalo (Charity, Jennifer, Maria, Ursula and Gabrielle C. Burton), co-directed by two of them (Maria and Gabrielle) and written by their mother (Gabrielle B. Burton). It takes place in Buffalo and opens with a scene set in the 1960's, in which the members of an eccentric, extended family living in a modest frame house in a working-class neighborhood find themselves showered with $20 bills. Stars Shirley Jones. Released USA 14 September 2002. On disc at Amazon. Filmed in Niagara Falls and Buffalo, New York.
2002The Santa Clause 21 hour 44 mins. Color. , Director Michael Lembeck. Scott Calvin (Tim Allen) has been Santa Claus for nearly ten years, but it might come to an end if he doesn't find a Mrs. Claus (Elizabeth Mitchell). USA Release 27 October 2002. The Buffalo reference is when Santa's Elf Curtis (Spencer Breslin) comes for Santa at his ex-wife's door, he tells the ex-wife's daughter Lucy, that he (Curtis) is "a friend from Buffalo".
2003Bruce AlmightyXX"A guy who complains about God too often is given almighty powers to teach him how difficult it is to run the world." "The movie is set in Buffalo, New York, because Jim Carrey grew up in Toronto, Ontario, just north of Buffalo, and watched WKBW-TV Channel 7 Eyewitness News as a kid. In those days, Irv Weinstein anchored Eyewitness News and he was famous for his staccato delivery and use of alliterative phrases like "Pistol Packing Punks" and "Buffalo Blaze Busters." Irv Weinstein was the first news anchor to use the phrase, "It's 11 o'clock, do you know where your children are?"" "When Jim Carrey turns on the television in the beginning, the man who appears is John Murphy, the real-life Sports Director for WKBW-TV in Buffalo." Filmed mostly in California with some establishing shots, aerial shots and visual effects plates filmed in Buffalo. Hollywood Premiere 14 May 2003. Watch now on Prime
2003The FallsXXRated R. 1 hr, 25 mins. Thriller, Drama. Color. Available at Amazon. Directed, Written, Produced, Stars and other Credits by Paul DeNigris. "In a smoke-filled dive in Buffalo, NY, David Marx tells us his tale of obsession, betrayal, and murder - leading him to an uncertain fate "underneath Niagara Falls." USA Release 29 October 2003. Filmed in four Locations in New York State including Hamburg, Lockport, Niagara Falls and
2004Dark Harvest II:The MaizeXRated R. 1 hr, 40 mins. Horror. Color. "A father's psychic abilities are put to the test when his two daughters are trapped inside of a corn maze haunted by the spirits of two young girls who disappeared a year earlier." Stars Bill Cowell Original Title "The Maize: The Movie". Released 13 October 2004. Filmed in 3 New York locations including Buffalo. On Disc at
2004ProudXRated PG. 1 hour 27 minutes. Color. Drama. Watch on Prime Video. "The true story of one of only two U.S. Navy ships that saw combat in World War II with African-American crews." USA Alternative title "Proudly We Served". Released 11 November 2004. Filmed in 3 locations including Buffalo, NY.;
2005The Cramshaft MeetingXShort
2005The ScoopXCampus
***2005Waiting on AlphieXFilmed in Ithaca, NYBuffalo News Gusto, 11-18-2005: 5
2006On a Rainy AfternoonX3 minutes. Short, Horror. Color and Black and White. Directed, Written by, Cinematography and Film Editing by Dominic Mendez. No Plot. USA Release 13 July 2006 (Internet) Filmed entirely in Depew,
2006Poultrygeist: Night of the Chicken DeadXNot Rated. 1 hr. 43 mins. Comedy, Horror, Musical. Color. Dolby Digital Sound. Directed, Produced, Written by and Stars Lloyd Kaufman. "When the American Chicken Bunker, a military-themed fried-chicken chain, builds a restaurant on the site of an ancient Indian burial ground, local protesters aren't the only ones crying fowl! The previous tenants, fueled by a supernatural force, take "possession" of the food and those who eat it, and the survivors discover that they must band together before they themselves become the other white meat!" "The restaurant scenes were filmed inside an empty McDonalds (you can see the old McDonald's registers and the doors in the restaurant) and everything else was filmed inside an old church that also served as the team's living quarters." Shot at former McDonald's location on Bailey Ave. USA Working title-Poutrygeist:Attack of the Chicken Zombies.USA short title: Poultrygeist. Original title "Good Night and Good Cluck". USA release 29 December 2006. Watch now on Prime Video. Filmed entirely in
2006Prison of the Psychotic Damned: Terminal Remix (DVD release)XX1 hour 40 minutes. Horror. Color. Directed and Film Editor D.W. Kann. Written and Produced b david R. Williams."Five ghost hunters spend a night in the Central Terminal, a long abandoned Art Deco monstrosity, where over 200 people have died." Video premiere April 2006. Filmed entirely in
2006FrightWorldXXRated R. 1 hr. 43 mins. Horror. Color. Directed, Written, Produced and Film Editing by David R. Williams. "Nine people find themselves trapped in a warehouse that contains the remains of the old Frightworld Amusement Park - a place haunted by the spirit of Verden Fell, a serial killer who died there a year before." USA Release 31 October 2006. Filmed entirely in Buffalo.
2007Evan AlmightyXPG 1 hr 36 mins. Comedy, Fantasy, Family. Color. Dolby Digital DTS SDDS. Stand alone sequel to "Bruce Almighty. "Newly elected to Congress, former local television news reporter Evan Baxter (Steve Carell) leaves his hometown of Buffalo, New York, and later moves to the fictional community of Prestige Crest, Virginia, where his congressional campaign officially declares that he will change the world. Evan prays to God (Morgan Freeman) to give him this opportunity. USA release 22 June 2007.
2007Good ShepherdXRated R. 2 hrs. 45 mins. Drama, History, Thriller. Color. Dolby Digital DTS SDDS. Directed by Robert DeNiro. Also stars Matt Damon, Angelina Jolie, and Eddie Redmayne. Watch now on Prime Video. "The tumultuous early history of the Central Intelligence Agency is viewed through the prism of one man's life." Dramatization of the origins of the CIA. Robert DeNiro plays a thinly veiled version of CIA founder William J. Donovan, who was born and raised in Buffalo. USA premiere release 11 December
2007My Wife and My Dead WifeX1 hour 22 minutes. Drama. Horror. Color. Directed, Written and Produced by Tosca Miserendino. Written and Produced by Sam Miserendiro. "A man in a miserable marriage finds solace in a 19th Century house, haunted by a ghost he sees as his "Dead Wife", but is it all a dream or is he really at the brink of insanity?" Released 8 August 2007. Filmed in Buffalo,
2007The SavagesXXRated R. 1 Hour 53 minutes. Comedy. Drama. Color. Dolby Digital DTS SDDS. Watch now on Prime Video. Directed and Written by Tamara Jenkins. A sister (Laura Linney) and brother (Philip Seymour Hoffman) face the realities of familial responsibility as they begin to care for their ailing father (Philip Bosco). USA release 19 January 2007.Filmed in 4 locations including Buffalo,
2007You Kill MeXRated R. 1 hr. 33 mins. Comedy, Crime, Romance. Color. Dolby Digital. Watch now on Prime Video. "Frank Falenczyk (Ben Kingsley) is a hit-man for his Buffalo Polish mob family. But Frank has a drinking problem and when he messes up a critical assignment, his uncle sends him to San Francisco to clean up his act." "While drying out on the West Coast, an alcoholic hitman befriends a tart-tongued woman who might just come in handy when it's time for him to return to Buffalo and settle some old scores." USA Release 28 April 2007.
2007 (?)Coffee-StaticX2 mins. Short, Fantasy. Color. Directed, Produced, Writer, Film Editor and Stars Dominic Luongo. "Late one night our sleeping protagonist awakens to a haunting melody coming from the radio he is sure he had turned off. In an effort to fully achieve consciousness and get a grasp on the situation, our protagonist (Dominic Luongo) approaches coffee of an indeterminable age and attempts to reheat it. What follows is a supernatural struggle for caffeine." No Release date shown on IMDB. Filmed entirely in
2008It Happens After SundownX2 minutes. Short, Horror. Color. Directed, Written, Stars, Cinematography and Film Editing by Dominic Mendez. No Plot. USA Release 17 June 2008 (Internet). Filmed at Oehman Road,
2008Final OccurenceX2 minutes. Short, Sci-Fi. Color. Directed, Written, Stars, Cinematography and Film Editing by Dominic Mendez. No Plot. USA Release 18 June 2008 (Internet). Filmed entirely in Depew,
2008The Dissection of Thanksgiving XXNot Rated. 1 hr. 37 mins. Comedy. Color. Watch now on Prime Video. "Buffalo, NY. The day before Thanksgiving. Cliff (Jay O. Sanders) and Carol (Kathleen Quinlan) Morgan take their three grown children out to dinner to tell them that, after thirty years, they are getting a divorce. As they spend what could be their last Thanksgiving together as a family, everyone tries to salvage what little is left." Working title "Poundcake". USA Release (Buffalo) 2008. Filmed in 2 New York cities including Buffalo.
2009The End of LoveX3 minutes. Short, Drama, Fantasy. Black and White. Written, Directed, Produced, Cinematography and Film Editing by Dominic Mendez. No plot. USA Release March 2009 (Internet) Filmed entirely in Depew,
2009Writer's BlockX5 minutes. Short, Drama, Fantasy. Black and White. Directed, Written, Stars, Produced, Cinematography and Film Editing by Dominic Mendez. No Plot. USA Release April 2009 (Internet). Filmed entirely in Depew,
2009Red Scream VampyresXXNot Rated. 1 hr. 27 mins. Horror. Color. Director, Writer, Producer and Casting by David R. Williams."Theodora and Elenora are thousand year old vampyres who haunt the long abandoned Buffalo Central Terminal. They pick up male hitchhikers with promises of a night of erotic excess. Once in the terminal that promise quickly turns to slaughter and blood-feeding frenzy." USA Release 2009. On Disc at Amazon. Filmed entirely in
2009Red Scream Nosferatu X1 hr. 30 mins. Horror. Color. Directed, Produced and Screenplay by David R. Williams. "Red Scream Nosferatu is an edgy, blood-drenched revisioning of the classic original vampire film. When Jonothan Harker travels to the castle of Count Orlok on business he instead becomes a prisoner of the Count and the plaything of the Count's three vampire brides." USA Release 4 June 2009 (DVD Primiere. Filmed entirely in
2009Buffalo BushidoXXNot Rated. 1 hr. 48 mins. Drama, Thriller. Color. Director, Writer and Stars Peter McGennis. "A man returns home from exile unknowingly seeking the truth." Watch now with Prime Video. USA release 14 November 2009. Filmed entirely in
2009The CuckoldXNot Rated. 1 hr. 34 mins. Drama. Color. Dolby Digital Stereo Sound. Directed, Produced and Written by Jonathan Corban Butler. "A controversial dramatic feature that pushes a camera lens through the peephole of American taboo, focusing on the flashpoint where racial and sexual tensions collide. While set against the backdrop of a little-known fetish in the swinging lifestyle called 'cuckolding', The Cuckold tells the broader story of two suburban couples and two urban men whose lives collide." USA Release 2009. Filmed entirely in
2009Holiday ManX10 mins. Short, Drama. Color. Director, Screenplay, Cinematography, Film Editor and Stars Dominic Mendez. "This non-profit adaptation of the Richard Matheson short story follows a psychic who reports holiday related deaths for the local newspaper." USA Release November 2009 (Internet). Filmed entirely in Lancaster,
2009IdentidemXShort, 3 minutes. Color. Drama. Sci Fi. Directed, Writtern, Produced, Cinematography, Film Editing and Stars Dominic Mendez.A mysterious object could be the source of time travel. Sci-Fi. USA Release Internet September 2009. Filmed entirely in Lancaster,
2010Maro CharitaXRomance. Color. "Maro Charitra is an adaptation of the classic 1978 film of the same name by K Balachander."Maro Charitra is a modern day interpretation and remake of the classic cult love story of the late 70s under the same name and directed by legendary K. Balachander." " The film deals with the concept of how love transcends across all barriers like caste, race, language, etc. An Indian family moves from a remote town in AP, India to Buffalo, US and become neighbors of another Indian family that settled there long ago. The two famililes get along alright until their kids Balu and Swapna fall in love. Original title "Maro Charitra" India (English title, working title "After Life", and World Wide English title "Love Never Dies". Released 10 March 2010.
2010Batman UntoldXAction. Adventure. Thriller. Color. 46 minutes. Director and Writer Jordan Warner, "After years of traveling the world, Bruce Wayne returns to Gotham City and becomes the caped crusader known as Batman. He then has to face crimeboss Carmine Falcone and the notorious madman known as The Joker." Released 6 May 2010. Filmed in 6 locations, 5 in New York State including Buffalo, Cheektowaga and Lancaster.
2010Henry's CrimeXXRated R. Color, Dolby Digital Sound.1 hour 48 minutes. Comedy, Crime, Drama. Working the night shift as a toll collector on a lonely stretch of highway in Buffalo, New York, Henry (Kenau Reeves) is a man seemingly without ambition, dreams or purpose. One day, his friend, Eddie asks Henry to stop at an ATM. But Eddie, and two acquaintances also in the car, instead rob the Buffalo Savings Bank, and Henry is arrested as an accomplice. Rather than give up the names of the real culprits, Henry takes the fall and goes to jail."Released from prison for a crime he didn't commit, an ex-con targets the same bank he was sent away for robbing." Filmed in 4 locations in New York, including Buffalo. Released in Canada, 14 September 2010. Watch Now Prime
2010Farewell Calm DaysXAction. Fantasy. Thriller. Color. 1 hour. 50 minutes. A trio fight their way through the most feared organization in the world, the Yaiba, in order to save their comrade. But what they find at the end of their adventure is far more fearsome than the Yaiba themselves. Released 13 August 2010. Filmed in two locations in New York, Niagara Falls and Buffalo.
2010The KeyXShort. Drama. 15 minutes. Color. "An estranged daughter, Maria, finds reconciliation and understanding when her dying mother, Patti, gives her the key to her childhood home and ultimately to her memories." Released 15 September 2010. Filmed entirely in
2010The Forgotten Candy XShort, Comedy. Color. Directed, Written and Stars Ethan Fonda, Sean Laera and Jordan Warner. "Three guys become trapped in a room in a school and eventually fight over candy." USA Release 15 October 2010 (Internet). Filmed entirely in Cheektowaga,
2010The Elevator Goes Both WaysX6 minutes. Short, Comedy. Color. Directed, Written, Stars and Produced by Ed Gage. Written, Stars, Produced and Film Editing by Nick Jarosz. Written, Stars and Produced by Chris Kelley. Stars Sean Laera. "Eight people with different kinds of personality issues get trapped in an elevator. In result, they argue, scream and bicker rather than finding a way to get out of the elevator." USA Release 19 October 2010. Filmed entirely in Cheektowaga,
2010Effigy X18 minutes. Short, Thriller. Color. Directed, Written, Stars, Produced, Cinematography and Film Editing by Dominic Mendez."After losing his job and the most important person in his life to the bottle, a man is left to face his own demons." USA Release 26 November 2010 (Internet). Filmed entirely in Depew,
2011Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet StreetX32 minutes. Short, Crime, Drama. Color. Directed, Written, Produced and Film Editing by Jordan Warner. No Plot. USA Release 21 January 2011 (Internet). Filmed entirely in Cheektowaga,
2011Prisoners of the DeadX1 hr. 30 minutes. Action, Adventure, Comedy. Color. Directed, Written, Produced and other credits by Adam R. Steigert and Stephanie Wlosinski. Music by Ace in the Hole (and Others). "In the heart of a ravaged City, a small group of uninfected people team up with a group of convicts to take on the undead. With twist and turns around every corner will they survive the final night and day?" Original title "The Final Night and Day". USA Release 26 March 2011 (DVD Premiere). Filmed entirely in Western New York, Angola (Zombie Village), Buffalo (city) and Hamburg (Ext. Basement 1)
2011BreatheX1 hr. 15 mins. Drama. Color. Directed and Produced by J. Jesses Smith. Written and stars Jeanette Branch. Also stars Robin Givens and Jazsmin Lewis. Now watch on Prime Video. "Breathe (2011) is a film about a woman misdiagnosed with Preeclampsia. She almost dies, ends up in a comma. Fights for her life and the life of her unborn child. USA Release DVD Premiere 8 August 2011. The film is set in Niagara Falls and Western New York and filmed all over WNY, including Amherst, Buffalo, Clarence, Orchard Park, and Williamsville."
2011Destiny, Inc.X13 minutes. Short, Comedy, Fantasy. Color. Directed, Written, Produced, Music, Film Editing and Set Decoration by John Szablewski. "A comedy about a secretary who must battle the Devil, who is trying to win an Employee of the Month award, and resort the 'to die' list before an innocent man's life is taken prematurely." USA Release 2 May 2011. Filmed entirely at Buffalo State College,
2011The Forgotten Candy 2:
The Escape
X11 minutes. Short, Comedy. Color. No plot. Directed, Written, Produced and Stars Sean Laera and Jordan Warner. USA release 9 June 2011. Filmed in 3 New York cities including Cheektowaga and Lancaster, NY.
2011The TaqwacoresX"A Pakistani-American engineering student moves off-campus with a group of Muslim punks in Lackawanna. His new unorthodox housemates soon introduce him to Taqwacore, which is a hardcore, Muslim punk rock scene."
2012Man Bites Dog: The SequelX25 minutes. Short, Comedy, Crime. Black and White. Directed, Written and Produced by Declan Hurley. "A Belgian serial killer terrorizes New York city." USA Release 19 August 2012. Filmed entirely in Williamsville,
2012The FactoryXR 1 hr. 44 mins. Crime, Mystery, Thriller. Color. Sound Mix Dolby Digital SDDS DTS. An obsessed cop (John Cusack) is on the trail of a serial killer prowling the streets of Buffalo, N.Y. but when his teenage daughter disappears, he drops any professional restraint to get the killer. USA release 20 October 2012. Watch now on Prime
2012The Shadow of OctoberX6 minutes. Short, Horror, Color. Directed, Written, Stars, Cinematography and Film Editing by Dominic Mendez. "Set in Haddonfield, Illinois 100 years before Michael Myers roamed the streets on Halloween, a soul inflicted with the curse of Thorn makes his final sacrifice." USA Release October 2012 (Internet). Filmed entirely in Cheektowaga,
2012Forgotten Calm DaysX1 hr 40 mins. Action, Comedy, Fantasy. Color. Stars Aleksandar Ivicic and Daniel Mapes. "Fallen heroes must join forces with three vigilantes to prevent the worlds destruction at the hands of a demon more than 10,000 years old." Limited release USA November 2012. Filmed in 3 New York locations including
2013Virtuous ActsX1 hour, 35 minutes. Action. Color. Directed, Written, Stars, Produced, Cinematography and Film Editing by Stewart Thomas. "The story of a man desperate to return his home to the beauty it once was and remove the corruption and violence from New York City." Limited USA Release 18 May 2018. NOTE: "The version of the movie on "YouTube" does not contain the original ending due to time constraints, therefore does not constitute canon material." Filmed in Buffalo, Buffalo State College, Buffalo and Erie Canal,
2012B.O.Y.D.XX1 hr. 33 minutes. Not Rated. Comedy. Color. Directed, Written, Produced and Film Editing by Matthew Lorentz. "Four longtime friends reunite as the twenty-somethings pan out the reality of adulthood. They have a secret called B.O.Y.D. and decide today is the day to reveal after all these years. August 14, 2003. On a day when 45 million people lost power four friends found the light." USA Release 15 April
2013Bury My Heart with TonawandaXTells the story of John Harrison, a developmentally disabled boy rejected by his own family and shunned by19th century society, but accepted and nurtured into adulthood by the Tonawanda Seneca Nation. The film also examines Seneca culture, beliefs, and myths, and challenges historical sterotypes about Native
2013Crapsack WonderlandXX18 mins. Short, Drama. Color. Director, Writer, Producer, Cinematographer, Film Editor and Stars Dominic Luongo. Writer, Producer, Cinematographer and Stars Robert Adams. "Disco (Dominic Luongo) finds himself in the desert, pondering his life's direction, when he meets a stranger named Vegas (Robert Adams), whom challenges all of his beliefs over plenty of coffee." USA release Internet 19 July 2013. Filmed in 9 locations, including Buffalo, NY (the Second Cup)
2013Death of SummerXShort, Music. Directed, Stars, Produced and Film Editing by Ed Gage. "A Buffalo, NY local Death Metal, Black Metal, and Doom Metal show to celebrate the end of summer. The following bands performing include: Eira, Malformed, The Day Of The Beast, and Theatre Nocturne. This also features not just music, but shenanigans, piss, drunkenness, and much more along with it." USA Release 22 September 2013.
2013Queen CityXX1 hr. 57 mins. Drama, Musical. Color. Director, Writer, Producer and Star Peter McGennis and Vivica A. Fox. "Set in rustbelt Buffalo circa 1980, Queen City follows the gritty struggle of two flawed detectives from both sides of the tracks whose private and public lives cross as they cope with strain in search of redemption and forgiveness." Released USA 20 April 2013. Filmed entirely in Buffalo,
2013Ombis: Alien InvasionX1 hour 25 minutes. Action, Horror, Sci-Fi. Color. Directed, Written, Produced, Cinematography and other credits by Adam R. Steigert. "Metzburgh is a quiet village until a meteorite crashes and one of the residents has a chemical poison spray out of the meteorite. The chemical agent known as Ombis begins to turn his insides into a slimly substance. The town's Doctor discovers that the meteorite wasn't the only creature to crash land on Earth. A special containment team shows up to try and keep order and contain the plague. Also known as "Not Human" and "Ombis". USA Release 18 May 2013. Filmed entirely in Hamburg, New
2013BrandonwoodX1 hr. 27 mins Drama, Romance, Thriller. Color. Dolby Digital Sound. Directed, Written and Produced by John J. Fink. "A romantic thriller following four years in the lives of a young couple, from the reckless highs of new love to the lows of circumstances they cannot change on the periphery." Released USA 4 October 2013. Filmed in various locations in New Jersey and New York State, including Amherst, Buffalo, Cheektowaga, Depew, Eden and
2013Scarlet Samurai: IncarnationXXR 1 hr. 39 mins. Action, Adventure, Fantasy. Director, Writer, Producer David R. Williams. Director, Writer, Stars Tara Cardinal. "There's something strange happening inside Buffalo Central Terminal. A group of urban explorers find more than they bargained for." USA release 10 October 2013. Filmed in California and New York including in Buffalo,
2013Dry BonesXNot rated. 1 hr. 30 mins. Horror, Thriller. Color. Directed, Written and Produced by Gregory Lamberson. Drew (Actor and Co-Director Michael O'Hear) returns home after 35 years to discover that the creature he imagined living under his bed as a child is real - and it's a succubus. USA Release 11 October 2013. Filmed in 5 locations including Buffalo and Cheektowaga,
2013MeatusX5 minutes. Short, Comedy, Horror. Color. Directed, Written, Stars, Produced, Cinematography and Film Editing by Dominc Mendez. "A nameless man awakes in the basement of a serial killer known as Foilface. There is only one thing he needs to do to survive: hold his sneeze." Original title "M is for Meatus". USA Release 16 October 2013 (Internet). Filmed entirely in Depew, NY.
2014Before the FloodXNot Rated. 35 minutes. Color, Stereo Sound.Short, Thriller. Psychological Thriller. Writer and Director Jon Ferrari. Tagline-In her basement, no one can hear you scream." Released 2 February 2014. Filmed in Akron, Buffalo and Niagara Falls,
2014Let it RainXDrama. Color. Directed, Written, Stars and Produced by Mark Mendola. Written, Stars and Produced by Lori Cholewka. "Johnnie (Brenda Rickert) has just ended a long term relationship and her friends want to take her to a "girls night out". Johnnie will ask herself... Do you believe in "love at first sight"? Can you find love in an out of the way, empty "dive" bar? Does age really matter?" USA Release 7 March 2014. Filmed in Buffalo, Hamburg and West Seneca, New
2014The KissX18 minutes. Short. Color. Directed by Ryan Monolopolus. "One Kiss can change everything". USA Release 12 March 2014 (Buffalo)
2014ClericXAction, Adventure, Sci-Fi. Directed, Written and Produced by David R. Williams. "In the distant future "Heretics" - genetically enhanced mutant warriors are used for off-world combat in Earth's quest for planetary domination. Heretics are forbidden from setting foot on Earth. Those who violate this restriction are hunted down and terminated with extreme prejudice by "Clerics". Clerics are psi-enhanced women warriors with the ability to see into potential future outcomes of events and manipulate reality. Now, deep below the city in a place known as the Wasteland, the final battle begins." USA Release 15 March 2014. Filmed entirely in
2014Let Them Have Their Way X1 hour 44 minutes. Comedy, Drama. Directed, Written, Produced, Film Editing, Cinematographer, Casting and Sound by Dien Vo. A social commentary on human interaction in contemporary, advanced industrial life. No release dates given, yet it has screened at multiple places. Filmed entirely in New York State, including Amherst, Angola, East Aurora, Orchard Park, West Seneca and
2014Newton's CradleXShort, Drama. 32 minutes. A series of events leaves Grace confronting the darkest part of herself, and questioning the extent to which she is willing to hurt those she cares about in order to attain the immortality of fame. Limited USA release 5 May 2014. Filmed entirely at The Lafayette Hotel in