Friday, March 11, 2011

Hitting The Nuts on DVD!

I have some exciting news about my movie, Hitting the Nuts. I will paste it below after a short disclaimer.

This blog has been my companion and voice to the world for nearly ten years now. I have had a variety of jobs and activities through the years - reflecting upon all of them in this online journal. This movie, Hitting the Nuts, began as a script way back in 2006. At that time I was living in California and working as an actor and improviser. It has taken five years to get it to DVD. And to be honest, it has felt that long! I'm proud of it. It is funny, which was the first goal. And it has a heart.

I want to make it clear that it is not a Vineyard project. It began before my time at the Vineyard and was finished in my spare/vacation time. It's PG-13ish and reflects the sorts of movies that I enjoy to watch. It is not a "Christian" movie, but rather a stand alone piece of comedy. The comedy and content is reflective of the sort of material you would see on Saturday Night Live or The Office. If that stuff bugs you, you may want to pass on it.

With that disclaimer, if you'd like to get the DVD I have pasted the official announcement below that was just posted on

Hitting the Nuts on DVD for Limited Run!

March 11, 2011

We are excited to announce that Hitting the Nuts: The True Story of the Scott County Series of Poker will be released on DVD April 15, 2011. This is an initial limited release of the movie for our current fans and supporters. This is the first step of a larger distribution plan that will include digital downloading, Pay Per View and other options in the summer of 2011. However, getting the DVD now is the only way to see the movie until then.

For those who have been supportive of Hitting the Nuts since its conception in 2006, we will be offering pre-orders of the DVD for $11.99 plus S/H. After April 15th, the price for the DVD will be $16.99 plus S/H. Pre-orders may be placed beginning next Wednesday, March 16th only at the official website: The site will re-launch that day with a new design.

This is our first step to get this hilarious, multi award-winning comedy to the world. We’d love you to be among the first to see what we truly believe is on the verge of becoming the breakthrough independent comedy of 2011.

We’d like to again thank the Cincinnati Metro area for all of the support we have received. Rebel Pilgrim Productions has never doubted the decision to film in Cincinnati. We will be shooting our next movie, A Strange Brand of Happy, there in September of this year. We are proud to announce that we will be having our official DVD Launch Party in Cincinnati on either April 14th or 15th at an undetermined venue. We will post the details as we know them on our official Facebook page at and on our official Twitter at @HittingTheNuts. We will also be giving away free HTN DVD’s and T-shirts beginning today on both Facebook and Twitter.

Beginning March 16th we will release a new promotional video showing the first few scenes of the movie for free. It will be on the official site and all of the social networks.

Retailers wishing to buy the limited run DVD’s in bulk may do so while supplies last at a negotiated rate. Please email the company at

Thanks again for your support.

Joe Boyd,

Rebel Pilgrim Productions
Producer/Director, Hitting the Nuts

*Hitting the Nuts is not rated, but would likely be PG-13 for some crude humor and mild language.


Unknown said...


But what does this mean in terms of wider distribution deals with a studio? Is that no longer on the table?

Rebel Pilgrim Productions said...

This should help us get there, Micah. These days they like to see a track record.

Unknown said...


How big of a DVD run will you be doing?

Rebel Pilgrim Productions said...

depends on how pre-orders go. Not more than a few thousand for now though.

Heather W. said...

Congrats Joe and everyone who worked on the film!
5 years is a long time to work on any project! So glad you get to see it come to fruition!
Happy Day!