a Wild Rover production

The Story

Peanut Butter tells the charming tale of Charlie, a small-town Kentucky boy who falls in love with the girl next door. When Margie’s parents kick her out of the house, Charlie must find a way to tell her how he feels before she leaves town—and Charlie—for good.

Peanut Butter is a story about youth, about innocence, and most of all, about following your heart.

The Filmmakers

Started in 2005, Wild Rover Productions began as a group of friends dedicated to pursuing their passion for independent filmmaking. With talents ranging from writing to directing, cinematography to special effects and editing, these students quickly earned a reputation for producing narrative works of high production value and even higher ambition.

In 2006, Wild Rover Productions received much attention for its production of the short film Turbulence. For this project, which required the use of an airplane set, the cast and crew broke new ground at Ohio University by flying to Los Angeles to film on a professional stage. The culmination of their abilities to plan the entire shoot in Ohio and execute it over a week in California was a 17-minute comedy that became a crowd favorite.

Patrick Norman
A senior video production major at Ohio University, Patrick has been an avid filmmaker since childhood. He has numerous production credits as a writer, director, and cinematographer, including last year’s Turbulence, which he also helped produce. A Cleveland native, Patrick is also currently editing his feature-length documentary, Going for Six, which examines the world of high school wrestling in Ohio.

Trysta A. Bissett
Trysta A. Bissett is an OU graduate and former 419 director. She graduated from the University of Southern California in 2005 with an MFA in screenwriting. Her feature animation script Pony at Large was a semifinalist in the prestigious Nicholl Fellowship last year. Currently, Trysta is finishing the short film she co-wrote entitled The Big Production, which will have its Los Angeles premiere this summer.

Sean Cole
Sean is a native of Groveport, Ohio, a small town southeast of Columbus. While pursuing his BSC in Video Production at Ohio University, Sean’s worked as a videographer for Ohio Sports Zone, OU’s student-produced equivalent of ESPN’s SportsCenter. He also worked as a gaffer for Maybe By Then, a student drama series, and has produced, written, and directed the short films Stalked by an Angel and In My Room. After graduation this year, Sean is moving to Los Angeles to pursue his “labor of love” of making high-quality motion pictures.

Johnnie A. Maier III
A video production major in his last year at Ohio University, Johnnie has also spent much of his college career in Florida, where he worked for both Disney and Universal Studios. While he was the head of the Walt Disney World College Program on campus, Johnnie also worked as a lead producer with Wild Rover on Turbulence as well as several of the group’s other short films.

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