• Benefit for The Illustrated Penguin of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow

    This is one of those videos that make you wish you were in the circus. Not because it sounds fantastic to perform for people under the ‘big top’, but because of the close relationship performers have with one another. One of the cast member from the Coney Island Circus Side show, Jason Brott aka The Illustrated Penguin, was unable to work because of medical issues. His coworkers put together a benefit for him in August. Here’s the video of his co-workers wishing him well and hoping for his return to the world of the circus…

    Penguinpalooza from Land of Nod Inc. on Vimeo.

    Coney Island Circus Sideshow cast member, Jason Brott aka The Illustrated Penguin, has been unable to do his job for almost a month now due to a medical emergency. In addition to all of the stress this has brought on, he still has his usual bills mounting with no way to pay them. Luckily, he’s got some really talented friends, and they put on a show in order to help pay for these living expenses.

    Penguinpalooza took place in Coney Island USA on Wednesday, August 29 at 9pm. Hosted by Ray Valenz and featuring Lefty Lucy, Adam the First Real Man, Alfie Bunz, Baron Von Geiger, Betty Bloomerz, Serpentina, Jelly Boy and many more! Plus a VERY special blade box presented by Debi Does Magic and featuring Dick Zigun!

    Prizes were raffled off from Shmaltz Brewery, Huckster Fabrications, Coney Island Artist-in-Residence Marie Roberts, and more!

    Land of Nod Inc sponsored a video booth that allowed friends and fans to record special messages for Jason that would be edited into a film: this film!

    ALL proceeds for the night went directly to The Illustrated Penguin for living expenses.

    (If you don’t know Penguin, check out this brief bio: coneyisland.com/per.penguin.shtml)

    If you like this film please give our other Coney Island film 5 stars at: drivencreativity.g-technology.com/comp_entries/film/coney-island-love-letter
    This will help us fund our next film! Thank you!

    Directed by Robert Kolodny, Produced by Bennett Elliott and special art by Rebecca Johnson.
    Please visit landofnodinc.com and follow @landofnodinc on twitter!

    For inquires about the film please contact or



    (Thanks Rober for sending this over!)

  • Coney Island Love Letter

    A lovely video showing the ‘fun land’ known as Coney Island
    “A love letter to Brooklyn’s beautiful and magical Coney Island, sent from Robert Kolodny of Land of Nod Inc.
    Please visit and support Coney Island, it is a true NYC treasure and needs help being preserved so future generations can enjoy its wonder.
    To learn more about the filmmaker, please visit landofnodinc.com and follow @landofnodinc on twitter.
    Visit coneyisland.com to find out what is happening on the boardwalk this summer!”

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