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Otherworld Cottage Industries Presents the
GRUMPUSS 20TH ANNIVERSARY PLATINUM EDITION DVD

BEWARE! A Grumpuss is not like a dragon -- rather more like a large surly cat,
With tremenous paws and gigantic claws, and jaws that can crush armor flat!
American rock singer, songwriter, and filmmaker Travis Edward Pike plays the storytelling bard in this critically acclaimed, award-winning medieval adventure in rhyme one reviewer called, "Classic British fantasy at its best. Reminiscent of Lewis Carroll, C. S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. . . quality family entertainment."

The DVD also features Pike’s world premiere documentary and slideshows on the Search for the Perfect Venue, Found: A Nearly Perfect Venue, and Grumpuss Premiere Notes and Notables, including Anna Scott as the fairy queen,, and rhythmic gymnasts Rose Meredith, Yvonne Hill, and Aimee Johnson as the waifs she holds in thrall.

4:3 ASPECT RATIO / DVD REGION 0 - NTSC / COLOR / 100 MIN. / UNRATED

CLICK HERE to view digital clips from the show, CLICK on the DVD cover to learn more about its history-- or buy the DVD now, only $19.95, COMING SOON TO AMAZON and select online retailers worldwide.


CHANGELING'S RETURN BY TRAVIS EDWARD PIKE
Changeling’s Return is the complete screenplay for the surrealistic musical adventure of Morgan, an American rock star, whose out-of-body experience, set in the contemporary Midlands of England, and in the supernatural realm of Morningstone, triggers a sudden and profound commitment to the environment and a dramatic change in his music, its lyrical content, and its purpose. The book features an eleven page introductory interview of the author by acclaimed music journalist and pop culture historian, Harvey Kubernik, and a forty-six page section titled HIS SECRETS ALL REVEALED, about the history, folklore, mythology, and sympathetic magic that provide the underpinnings for this supernatural musical fantasy adventure, that includes a selected bibliography. To enhance a reader's experience, Otherworld Cottage has released Mystical Encounter (Songs from Changeling's Return), an album of songs that you may audition free if you CLICK HERE. To view sample pages, CLICK HERE. To buy the eBook CLICK HERE, or to purchase the 230 page print version, CLICK HERE.


TRAVIS EDWARD PIKE'S ODD TALES AND WONDERS 1964-1974 A Decade of Performance, is an equal part memoir of that turbulent decade and a collection of some of his most memorable rhymes and songs. Coming to Los Angeles in 1968, this multi-talented Bostonian -- actor, poet, storyteller, singer and songwriter; became an award-winning filmmaker, adding screenwriter, producer, director, film editor, and now author and publisher, to his extensive list of credits.

Imagine a time capsule, sealed in 1974, full of songs and rhymes composed at the height of the American social and musical revolution -- not recordings, but music, lyrics, and rhymes never before recorded or released to the public. Then, imagine the "time capsule" deteriorating, with most of its treasures still inside, and unless they are retrieved and recorded, soon to be lost forever.

CLICK HERE to hear the STORIES IN SONG, or HERE to listen to STORIES N RHYME. To view sample pages, CLICK HERE. To buy the download or 245 page print version, CLICK HERE and select from our list of vendors.


IT WAS 50 YEARS AGO TODAY: THE BEATLES
INVADE AMERICA AND HOLLYWOOD
BY HARVEY KUBERNIK

In Jim Bohannon's written introduction to Harvey Kubernik's guest appearance on his January 23, 2014 radio show, he writes, "We're going to look at the Beatles' impact on America, and on Hollywood in particular, with Harvey Kubernik, author of the forthcoming book 'It Was 50 Years Ago Today: The Beatles Invade America and Hollywood,' in paperback from Otherworld Cottage Industries. He has spoken with all four members of the band over the years, along with many of the songwriters, producers, engineers, musicians, deejays, and other people tied in one way or another with the number one group of the rock 'n' roll era. The book includes important insights from over 60 music industry notables, including members of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. CLICK HERE to view sample pages. CLICK HERE to buy the 244 page book, only $22.95.


Otherworld Cottage Industries Presents the
DEMO DERBY 50TH ANNIVERSARY EDITION
This movie played on more than 6,000 screens across the U.S.A. with THE BEATLES' HARD DAY'S NIGHT. Of James A. Pike's DEMO DERBY, the reviewer for the Boston Globe reported, "If the old Romans had been able to photograph the audiences arriving in the arena to bait the gladiators, they might have come up with the same faces one sees in 'Demo Derby,' locally-made production. One of the cars is burned to a crisp and the others look as if they had been in a five-car collision on the Fourth of July . . . Producer Jim Pike has come up with a remarkable film which is one of the most galvanic impressions of modern life and teenage recreation I have ever seen on the screen."

Includes Theatrical Trailer and Interview with filmmaker James A. Pike.
4:3 ASPECT RATIO          DVD REGION 0 - NTSC / COLOR / 28 MIN. / UNRATED

CLICK HERE to view the theatrical trailer, CLICK on the DVD cover to learn more about the film's history-- or buy the DVD now, only $12.95,at CREATESPACE.COM and through select retailers in the US, its Territories and Canada.


VOLUNTEERS FOR VERDI
A New Playwrights Foundation Production written and produced by
Travis Edward Pike and Jo Christensen, directed by Jo Christensen

At the northernmost border of Los Angeles' Chinatown, Casa Italiana is home to as eclectic a crowd as ever appeared in a Hollywood movie. Drawn together by unflagging passion, dreadful tenacity, and the notion that opera goes down better with a plate of spaghetti, these VOLUNTEERS FOR VERDI embody the rich cultural mix in Southern California, where America's melting pot continues to bubble and individual dreams may and do come true, even into the twilight years.

This is the independent production that won two Certificates for Creative Excellence at the 2006 US International Film and Video Awards, one in the category Arts: Performing Arts, and the other in the category Documentary: 60:09 - 90:00. CLICK on the DVD cover to learn more about the film's history, CLICK HERE to view the trailer, or purchase the DVD ONLINE at CREATESPACE.COM and through select retailers in the US, its Territories and Canada, now only $12.95.

4:3 ASPECT RATIO          DVD REGION 0 - NTSC / COLOR / 86 MIN. / UNRATED


HANDBOOK FOR AMERICA
A 21st Century Guide to the Pursuit of Happiness
by Herman Velarde with Travis E. Pike
Most books about education address the tip of the iceberg, ignoring the greater issues hidden in the depths of our overstressed society. Retired Los Angeles Unified School District guidance counselor and truant officer, Herman Velarde's work in the communities, seeking out truants and their parents, convinced him that the most intractable individuals lacked a basic understanding of the American social contract and before the neighborhoods and their schools can be improved, that must be remedied.

In HANDBOOK FOR AMERICA, Mr. Velarde addresses these issues head on, presenting his proven approach to enhancing learning skills and community relations for all public, private and home-schooled students, dropouts of all ages and anyone else seeking a socially responsible avenue to success. His insights and exercises are fresh and vital, not just for our native-born sons and daughters, but for anyone striving to succeed in the United States of America. Click on the cover (right), to visit the website.

104 pages, illustrated, only $14.00. Buy it now at CREATESPACE.COM or through select retailers worldwide.


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