Ricky Schroder Opens Locker 13

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Ricky Schroder is no stranger to the boxing world. In 1979, he won a Golden Globe® Award playing the son of an aging boxer (Jon Voight) in the critically-acclaimed remake of "The Champ." In 2004, he moved behind the camera to produce and direct "Black Cloud," an independent feature about an up-and-coming Native American boxer. Now, Schroder enters the ring for himself, playing an aging boxer in one segment of the anthology film "Locker 13," produced by Brothers' Ink Productions. The feature, along the lines of "Four Rooms," "Short Cuts," and "Night on Earth," is comprised of seven vignettes, each to be directed by award-winning filmmakers and connected by a mysterious locker number 13.

Blood Done Sign My Name

Ricky Schroder is no stranger to the boxing world. In 1979, he won a Golden Globe® Award playing the son of an aging boxer (Jon Voight) in the critically-acclaimed remake of "The Champ." In 2004, he moved behind the camera to produce and direct "Black Cloud," an independent feature about an up-and-coming Native American boxer.

Now, Schroder enters the ring for himself, playing an aging boxer in one segment of the anthology film "Locker 13," produced by Brothers' Ink Productions. The feature, along the lines of "Four Rooms," "Short Cuts," and "Night on Earth," is comprised of seven vignettes, each to be directed by award-winning filmmakers and connected by a mysterious locker number 13.

One of those directors will be Schroder himself, who is also serving as a producer on the film. "Ricky joins an already impressive cast and crew to what started as a small independent feature out of Phoenix, Arizona," states Executive Producers and brothers, Donovan and Adam Montierth. "The idea was to join six short scripts, bound by a common theme, into a full-length feature film, as a transition from making quality short films to major motion pictures."

Brothers' Ink Productions has produced an impressive library of short films since its formation in 2003, racking up numerous awards, including a Rocky Mountain Emmy® in 2007 for its short film, "Reveille." Now, with "Locker 13," Brothers' Ink Productions hopes to bring that same brand of quality to its first feature-length film. "The production has really grown in scope," Montierth says, "and we have been very pleased with the level of talent and craft this project has attracted."

Fresh off a recurring role on the hit Fox series "24," Ricky Schroder recently starred in A&E's "The Andromeda Strain," the highest rated mini-series for cable in 2008, and wrapped production on "Blood Done Sign My Name," an independent feature film written and directed by Jeb Stuart. He joins Tatyana Ali, Steve Eastin, Jon Polito and Alma® Award winning actor Jesse Garcia in the segment "Down and Out." It's the first segment of "Locker 13" to begin shooting and was written by John Waldron and Nicholl Fellowship winner Cameron Young.

"Down and Out" is being directed by Matthew Mebane who's short film Tackle Box was invited to over 40 film festivals in 2004, winning over 10 awards including the audience award for best short at Slamdance. Cinematography is by Academy Award® winner Russell Carpenter, ASC. Russell Carpenter won the Academy® Award for Titanic.

Brothers' Ink Productions will continue to add cast and crew for the remaining six segments of "Locker 13," which are scheduled for production during the next couple of months. The website http://www.Locker13.com is set up to accept submissions and will document the entire production process until the film's release next year.

About Brothers' Ink Productions:
In 2003, Donovan Montierth, Adam Montierth and Jason Walters created Brothers' Ink Productions. They released their first 35mm short film, "Reveille" to audiences in 2004 and have since produced or partnered with other production companies to produce over 20 short films based on Brothers' Ink scripts.

Brothers' Ink Productions added Nick Stahr, John Waldron and Adam Devaney as Creative Directors in November 2006. This enabled Brothers' Ink Productions to increase production and, in 2007, they produced 6 short films and went into development on 3 feature films.

The company has participated in over 40 film festivals across the country, won over 30 awards for their films and screenplays, and sold and optioned several screenplays. Brothers' Ink Productions signed a contract with the Department of Defense to play "Reveille" on the American Forces Network and the Pentagon Channel throughout 2007 and won a Rocky Mountain Emmy® Award for "Reveille" on October 6th, 2007.

Brothers' Ink Productions is an award-winning production company focused on creating commercial films that are high in quality at conservative budgets. Brothers' Ink utilizes the business model of creating a short film as proof of concept for subsequent features, a model pioneered by industry giants Pixar Studios and Aardman Animations Ltd.

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