For the next 2 to 3 years the two of them spent most of their time writing and scouting for their new film which was a feature length entitled BLEED. In 2002 they officially formed ICON FILM STUDIOS. Later that year they released BLEED and entered in THE SAINTS AND SINNERS film festival. They beat out 14 films and brought home the SINNER AWARD for best film. In that same year JOE BOB BRIGGS gives BLEED 4 STARS. From 2002-2004 they made several short films such as REMEMBRANCE which got a honorable mention for SPECIAL EFFECTS at another SAINTS AND SINNERS FESTIVAL, RED MOON, TO LIVE IS TO DIE, and BROKEN TOMORROW.
Between 2004 and 2005 ICON worked with many other talented filmmakers and actors and expanded its members, two of which are musicians and create all of ICONS music. The Coffeehouse Film Review (CFR) was started in Ybor City TAMPA. TO LIVE IS TO DIE and BROKEN TOMORROW played there and got rave reviews. Come 2005 ICON has started work on a feature film called POP and have completed a short film called SEVER. Also in early 2005, ICON was privileged to take part in the MEGACON festival in ORLANDO. There they got there first taste of DVD sales and a mass of people that was around 30,000. ICON also started to other companies that were sub-divisions of ICON which are Dark Cross Productions and Red Woods Productions. Besides their own projects, the ICON BOYS have helped many other filmmakers with their films, in such ways as editing, poster design and acting as well. Some how they even find time to design their own web site and visit many festivals through the state of Florida.
In 2007 Chris Woods teamed up with filmmaker Shelby McIntyre and the two produced a documentary on TAMPA legend and owner of the world famous strip club, Mons Venus, Joe Redner. The film was called STRIP CLUB KING: THE STORY OF JOE REDNER. McIntyre directed the film and Woods was the editor as well. The film was released in late 2008 and since then has screened at several film festivals including the Gasparilla International Film Festival in Tampa. The film was released on DVD in 2009 and is available at Amazon, Best Buy, fye, Borders, Target, and many other outlets. The documentary also had a few runs on video on demand on such cable providers as Time Warner, Bright House, Comcast, Cox, and Verizon FiOS.
In 2009, Woods got to work with one of his filmmaking heroes, The Godfather of Gore, Herschell Gordon Lewis, who made the first splatter or gore film in the 1960's with Blood Feast. Lewis made many films throughout the 60's and early 70's, but then retired from moviemaking. Woods got to be the editor on his latest film THE UH OH! SHOW that was directed by Lewis and produced by Andrew Allan and Andy Lalino. The film is to be released on DVD in 2011.
Through 2009 to the present Lynx and Woods worked on a few other short films like SPAVENTARE, which screened at many festivals such as Spooky Empire's The Freak Show Film Festival, Gasparilla, Indie Creep, and Reel Terror where it won an award for Best Creep Factor. Lynx and Woods just released their latest short film, WHITE LIE starring Joel D. Wynkoop. The film is something different for the two in the way it was filmed and produced using still photography and graphic animation. The film should be hitting the film festival circuit later this year.
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