Wednesday, November 23, 2016

New website for Groton Bridge Films

The time has come to upgrade Groton Bridge Films to a website instead of a blog. I'll leave this up as an archive, but for the latest on our films, please see

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Time of the Robots was in Chicago!

I recently learned that Time of the Robots screened at Chicago Filmmakers back in January, 2014.

They gave us two shows, one at Chicago Filmmaker's HQ and the other at Columbia Collage. Very cool!

Apparently it went really well, but there were some communication problems and I unfortunately only found out about the show after the fact.

But I love Chicago, they're nice over at Chicago Filmmakers (if a little scattered at the time) and they gave us a nice mention in the Chicago Tribune, check it out:

   Time of the Robots: Seattle-based filmmaker Erik Hammen stitches together public domain footage from old "Flash Gordon" serials as well as horror and B-movies — including 1933's "Tarzan the Fearless," 1950's "Rocketship X-M," and 1952's "Radar Men From the Moon" — to create something wholly original. "A uniquely imaginative, bizarrely delightful narrative that creates a new experience highly reminiscent of early cinema," per programmer Beckie Stocchetti. 

Here's the official listing on the Chicago Filmmakers website.
We also talked about possible future shows for my next film Beach Town!

Friday, January 3, 2014

Clips from Time of the Robots

Here are three clips from Time of the Robots, reposted for your viewing pleasure!

1. The opening three minutes of the film:

Time of the Robots - opening three minutes from Erik Hammen on Vimeo.

2. Marta escapes from the Phantom Planet

Time of the Robots - clip 2- Marta escapes from the Phantom Planet from Erik Hammen on Vimeo.

3. The Primordial Strike!

Time of the Robots - clip 3 - the Primordial Strike from Erik Hammen on Vimeo.

Monday, October 7, 2013

October 20 - Richland! 2013 TriCities International Fantastic Film Festival

Join us Sunday October 20 for a screening of Time of the Robots at the TriCities International Fantastic Film Festival in the high-tech mecca of Richland, WA!

Click here for exact times and places. And in the meantime, to whet your appetite, you might just want to dig this clip from the film. It's entitled: Marta escapes from the Phantom Planet

Time of the Robots - clip 2- Marta escapes from the Phantom Planet from Erik Hammen on Vimeo.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Columbus Dispatch profiles Hammen and Time of the Robots

Nice little mention of the Time of the Robots story in today's Columbus Dispatch, getting ready for the Sci-Fi Marathon this weekend!!

Here's the text:

Sci-fi fans to stay up all night at Drexel for their annual fix....


 • Time of the Robots  (2012) is a mash-up of public domain silent- and sci-fi flicks by Seattle filmmaker Eric Hammen.

 “I have a huge soft spot for old sci-fi,” said Hammen, 45. “When DVD started to explode onto the scene, there were so many of these old space movies and silent movies that became available. I tried to explain to buddies how great they were. .?.?. They don’t get the respect they should.”

 Hammen came by his love for sci-fi as a child, staying up on school nights to watch late screenings of The Twilight Zone and Flash Gordon.

 “By the time that was done,” he said, “my brain would be totally fried.”

 Peep Show, an unauthorized 1965 film about Frank Sinatra that producer J.X. Williams assembled from clips and snippets of film, piqued Hammen’s interest.

 “It seemed like such an interesting story, putting together this freaky film out of other films,” Hammen said. “I just love the audacity this guy had, and I see Robots as being an audacious movie as well.”

 Married with two children, Hammen, a content producer and video editor, thought Robots would take about six months to complete, working on it in his spare time.

 Instead, it took six years of writing, sorting through mountains of public-domain footage and creating title cards to finish the film.

 Hammen, who played in a high-school punk-rock band, also wrote the soundtrack.

 Other movies on the schedule include:

 • Dr. Cyclops (1940): Albert Dekker stars as a mad scientist who miniaturizes those who threaten his work.....

Monday, April 22, 2013

SciFi Marathon - Columbus, OH May 4-5!

Time of the Robots is pleased to announce we will join 2001, a Space Odyssey; Attack of the Mole People, The Monolith Monsters, Inception, and more at the annual SciFi Marathon in Columbus! More details to come.

Round on the end and hi in the middle! O-HI-O!