How We Got Our Name
In 2001, two days after 9/11 our little dog, McQueen, was stolen out of our yard. He was a wedding present and was greatly loved.
The loss of McQueen was heartbreaking and we were not willing to take it lying down. We went to great lengths to get him back, including following the advice of a pet communicator! and stalking what later proved to be an innocent man. While we felt we were close, after four months of searching we had to accept that we would probably never see McQueen again.
In 2003, we made a movie about our experience, which turned out to be a very universal story. The movie found a fledgling audience and was the beginning of our company. So in honor of our little dog and in acknowledgment of all he taught us through love and loss, we named our company after him.
And, thus was born, FilmMcQueen.
Jane Clark is a filmmaker residing in Los Angeles. Her digital series CRAZ Y BITCHES - Seasons 1 & 2 released August, 2019. Her short film, DINNER FOR FOUR is enjoying an active festival run. She is currently in post on a VR narrative short film, based on her feature script, DON'T COME OVER.
Her first feature as a director was METH HEAD, starring Lukas Haas, Tom Sizemore, Candis Cayne, Necar Zadegan, Wilson Cruz and Theo Rossi among others. The film played over 30 international festivals, won 12 awards including, Best Feature, Best First Feature, Best Director, Best Screenplay. and released June 2014 through Random Media.
Her second feature as director, CRAZY BITCHES earned the dubious distinction of being one of the top ten illegally downloaded films its opening weekend. The film played over 25 international festivals in 6 months, won Best Ensemble Cast and was nominated for Best Feature, Best Supporting Actress and Best Soundtrack. The film released in February 2015 through Gravitas Ventures.
Prior to that Jane produced ELENA UNDONE for writer/director Nicole Conn, (Little Man, Claire of the Moon.) The film has played successfully on the festival circuit and is a best seller with Wolfe Releasing.
Before foraying into feature producing, Jane produced, directed, wrote and edited, 7 award winning short films. She began her career as an actress including a recurring role on CHICAGO HOPE. She has spoken on numerous panels covering film production, fundraising, marketing and distribution, and creating films for social change. She is currently writing a book on making short films from Idea through Distribution, and was a board member and programmer for the Woods Hole Film Festival in Cape Cod, Massachusetts for 6 years.
She is a member of the Alliance for Women Directors, Film Fatales and the Screen Actor's Guild.
Bob Tourtellotte is the former editor, entertainment and lifestyle, for Reuters News, where he covered Hollywood and the movie industry. For more than 15 years, he interviewed and wrote about the most influential players in the industry.
As a creative writer, Bob is developing a TV Show, MAPLEWOOD, about a young man who returns home to rural Texas to run his father's RV Park. He will soon discover the park is more than a neighborhood of eccentric tenants. It is a portal to a netherworld that helps murder victims reap revenge on their murderers.
He is also developing a short form tv sitcom with Marc Price. Marc is a stand up comic and best known for his role as Skippy on FAMILY TIES. The show is loosely based around his experiences as a former child star.
As a producer, Bob cut his teeth collaborating with his wife, director Jane Clark, on several short films. He has followed his first, full-length feature, METH HEAD, with the horror, comedy, murder suspense CRAZY BITCHES, which is was released February 13th, 2015 through Gravitas Ventures, which then made it into short form content tv series by the same name.
Bob and Jane are partners in production company FilmMcQueen, and they live and work in Los Angeles. Bob holds an MA in journalism from New York University.