The Self-Inflicted 30 Day Film Festival

About the Late Train Productions


The Late Train Productions conceived of, participated in, and completed the first 30 Day Film Festival. With a group consisting of four filmmakers, The Late Train Productions actively films and produces content from their 40-acre ranch outside of Austin, TX.

Indiana University alums Jeff Freeman, Jeff Rose, Lloyd Thompson, and Paul Whitener Jr. started the production company in August 2002. Since posting their first short in September 2002, The Late Train Productions has entertained tens of thousands of visitors to their website,, with quirky, off-beat independent films. The website was a finalist in the Interactive section of Austin's South by Southwest 2004. Jeff Freeman's animation Re-Entry was featured as part of the Austin Animators' Showcase at the 2003 Santa Fe Film Festival. Their Self-Inflicted 30 Day Film Festival debuted theatrically at the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema in April 2004. The Late Train Productions released its "Year One Collection," a DVD including all of the content created during the first year of production, in March 2004.

In the coming months, The Late Train will sponsor and publicize other groups attempts at filming 30 movies in 30 days. In addition, their website will continue to expand with new content, longer features, and dumber jokes.

The internet home of The Late Train Productions is at