HAYRIDE FILMS

We're all about entertaining, fun films that honor the spirit of our childhood in the Midwest shooting 8mm video in the woods, eating pizza while watching B-horror flicks until 4am, and yes, the haunted hayrides in October.

Eric grew up making movies with his friends in southern Michigan. While most filmmakers reminisce about their early days with a Super 8 film camera, Eric and his buddies cut their teeth on cheap 8mm home video camcorders. The picture quality was so bad you had to learn how to frame a shot and tell a story without any help from the camera. Eric took what he learned from those experiences to New York Film Academy, where he studied filmmaking in 2012. He's been working on one project after another ever since.

Below is the official Hayride Films filmography. All of these works are written, directed, and edited by Eric T. Ford unless otherwise noted.


AFTERBIRTH MONKEY - IT'S RAINING DICKS (NEW!) (July 2014)
The official music video for "It's Raining Dicks" by Afterbirth Monkey (feat. Schaffer the Darklord)
Song by Charles Stunning, Mark Robert Turner, and Schaffer the Darklord
Puppetry by Nelson Lugo
Running time: 3m50


STAR TREK 420: BOROUGH ON THE EDGE OF FOREVER (February 2014)
Vimeo / YouTube
After ingesting tainted brownies, Dr. McCoy jumps through a portal to Brooklyn circa 2008 and alters the course of history. Can Kirk and Spock repair the timeline, or will Kirk's love affair with a beautiful young hipster compromise the mission?
Starring Matthew Thomas Burda, Erika Santosuosso, Sam Haft, Mark Robert Turner, and Priyank Rastogi
Music by Mark Robert Turner, Afterbirth Monkey, and Tatyana Kalko
Running time: 15m


THE ONLINE DATERS: SECOND FIRST DATE (September 2013)
Doug and Dana consider online dating a bust... until they meet each other on a dating website. Can they break the curse and find a real connection?
Starring Claire Nasuti and Jordan Swisher
Music by Peter Voakes and Alan Goldman
Running time: 11m


THE ONLINE DATERS: THE COMPLETE PACKAGE (September 2013)
Two young women strike a deal to try online dating together. Meeting a decent guy proves harder than they expected.
Starring Claire Nasuti, Michele Bonds, Sam Haft, Adam P. Murphy, Rich Chagnon, Olivia Kinter, and Matthew Thomas Burda
Music by Alan Goldman and R. Alex Murray
Running time: 12m30


THE ONLINE DATERS TRAILER (September 2013)
The promo trailer for the Online Daters series, featuring footage from the original three films.
Edited and narrated by Eric T. Ford
Music by Peter Voakes
Running time: 1m20


THE ONLINE DATERS (April 2013)
Vimeo / YouTube
Single New Yorkers turn to the internet to expand their dating pool. Does chemistry on a computer translate to the real world?
Starring Jordan Swisher, Kelsey Schelling, Bill Bria, Kate Young, and Kristi Barron
Music by Peter Voakes
Running time: 9m20


THE DELIVERY (June 2012)
Vimeo / YouTube
A frustrated twenty-something finds himself in possession of a valuable item — that belongs to someone else. All he's got to do is deliver it to its rightful owner. Easy, right?
Starring Bill Bria, Jordan Swisher, Claire Nasuti, and Paul Caron
Running time: 9m


GYM TROLL (May 2012)
It started as a harmless workout. But when a dude with a bad attitude got in on it, the workout turned into a war of wills.
Starring Ethan Baum and Brian Michael
Running time: 4m30
Note: This video contains copyrighted music and may not be viewable from some locations. For this reason it is also not available on Vimeo.


DARK CHOCOLATE (April 2012)
Vimeo / YouTube
Starring Bill Bria and Claire Nasuti
Running time: 2m50
Note: This video is silent.


ERIC UNPLUGGED (October 2011)
Running time: 12m40
Once upon a time I went on a road trip through the Blue Ridge mountains in Virginia. It was pouring rain most of the time, so I sat in the car with my iPod Touch making videos. The result is considered something of a classic by friends; a rare glimpse at a side of me few people get to see.



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All work © 2012-2014 Eric Ford-Holevinski