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Ted D'Arms as sitcom actor Dick Nickerson in the independent comedy G-SALE. The B&W photographs in the background are from Ted's collection of his headshots and film/theatre stills.

It’s with great sadness that we heard the news of the passing of our friend Ted D’Arms on December 18th. Ted was the one of the luminious stars of our film G-SALE, in which he portrayed 1960s sitcom actor Dick Nickerson (best known for his role as the leprechaun Uncle Angus in the series Pot o’ Gold). He was also an extremely talented painter, photographer, voiceover actor, and a kind soul.

While at the EvansGroup ad agency, Randy had worked with Ted on many TV and radio commercials, but it wasn’t until 2002 when Ted graciously agreed to join the ensemble cast of our first feature film did we get to spend more time with him and really get to know him.

Not only did Ted knock it out of the park with a standout performance in the film, but he helped our production in numerous ways–everything from providing his beautiful paintings as set dressing elements, to taking stills, to recommending the film to influential critics. After the production, we got a chance to spend more time with Ted — visiting his art studio and catching his performances at the Seattle Rep.

We will miss Ted dearly. He was a brilliant, generous actor, a scholar, an artist in the truest sense of the word. He had a big personality and a big heart. And he always had great hair.

Below is an excerpt from the G-SALE press materials with a brief interview with Ted.

What did you think of the style of the film (mockumentary)? Did it offer any challenges as an actor?

Ted: It was loose and easy.

What attracted you to this project?

I thought it was very well written—riotously funny.

What intrigued you about your role? What did you like about the character you played?

I’ve been in dozens and dozens of productions of Shakespeare, Chekhov, Ibsen, Sophocles, Arthur Miller—I’ve never had the privilege of playing a leprauchaun.

How did you like working with Randy and Jessi?

I loved working with Jessi. Randy has a real touch with actors. He understands them—let’s them do their work. He leaves actors alone and trusts their decisions, and gives direction if he feels they are going in the wrong direction.

Any challenges or interesting stories?

Learning the Irish dancing was the most challenging.

TED D’ARMS (Dick Nickerson) has enjoyed a distinguished career in the theatre, appearing in numerous Broadway and Off-Broadway productions and playing opposite Christopher Walken (“Hamlet”) and Richard Chamberlain (“Richard II”). His film roles include Mark Rydell’s “Cinderella Liberty,” Gus Van Sant’s “Drugstore Cowboy, and “Doubles.” D’Arms is also an accomplished photographer and painter. His paintings appear in G-SALE.

Thanks to the more than 50 cast, healing crew, remedy and friends who joined us last night for the very first screening of The Hike. We had a great time and appreciated the positive response.

If you missed the screening, you can now .

Bogwood Films is very happy to announce that JANE BACKER — our entry to The 48 Hour Film Project was selected as one of the Best Films of Albuquerque 2010. The awards ceremony and screening is on Saturday, no rx August 7th at 7pm at the KiMo Theater in Albuquerque. Thanks to our exceptional cast and crew for their hard work and talent in making this happen.


At the awards ceremony last night, here JANE BACKER won “Best Sound Design” and “Best Editing.” Kudos to Chris Hatcher, who did location sound and contributed two music tracks to the film.

Our whirlwind 48 hour filmmaking weekend resulted in the creation of “Jane Backer,” a comic parody of the TV show, “24,” set in a dental practice. With Film de Femme as our genre, we set forth to create a powerful female lead in Jane. When subversive forces threaten a dental practice, a visiting Nigerian Ambassador takes ill, and an uncooperative patient puts everyone at risk, Jane steps in and saves the day. High drama meets high comedy in our funny, fast-action spoof.

Jessi Badami is Jane Backer, William Sterchi is Dr. Kaplinsky, Fran Martone is Dental Practice Administrator Kate Redding, Nicole Casanova is rogue hygienist Nina Frost, Nathaniel Augustson is Data Entry Assistant Joey Sullivan, and Tom Conklin is Jane’s reluctant accomplice, the helpful gardener, Jay Michaels.

2010 48 Hour Film Fest, Albuquerque required elements:

  • Prop – a bag
  • Character – Jay or Julie Michaels, Gardener
  • Line of Dialogue – “It works for me.”
  • Genre drawn – Film de Femme

Bogwood successfully completed our entry to the 48 Hour Film Project — with 20 minutes to spare. Here’s how the 48 hours broke down:

Friday Night/Early Saturday

  • 7:00 PM – received genre, prop, character, and line of dialogue
  • 7:00 PM-8:00 PM – brainstormed 10 ideas
  • 8:25 PM – settled on an idea
  • 8:30-10:30 PM- acquired props, called cast, crew, and locations
  • 9:30 PM – outlined story
  • 12:30 PM – shooting script complete
  • 3:15 AM – asleep


  • 4:30 AM – wake up; gather props and gear
  • 4:45 AM – Lead actress Jessi gets her hair done
  • 6:00 AM – call time at our first location
  • 9:00 AM – call time at our second location
  • 6:30 PM – wrap shooting
  • 7:00-9:15 PM – transcoded footage
  • 9:15-Midnight – picked takes; organized footage


  • 5:00 AM – begin edit
  • Noon – rough cut complete
  • 4:00 PM – audio synching complete
  • 5:00 PM – color complete
  • 5:45 PM – audio mix complete
  • 6:15 PM – titles complete
  • 6:55 PM – rendering and two data DVDs burned
  • 7:20 PM – film handed in to 48 Hour Film Project Staff

Some interesting stats about our production:

  • Shooting script: 11 pages, 70+ shots
  • Film run time: 5 minutes, 6 seconds – including titles
  • Locations: 2
  • Actors with speaking roles: 10
  • Background actors: 3
  • Crew: 9
  • First time crew: 5
  • Injuries on set: 1 (lead actress Jessi got rug burns on her elbows)

June 4, 2010: Bogwood partner Jessi Badami will be leading our team during the Albuquerque 48 Hour Film Project in mid-July. She’s currently assembling a small group to write, shoot, edit, and finish a short film in just 48 hours. Stay tuned for more updates.

48 Hour Film Project site