Mustache Maniacs Film Co.

Films That You Will Go 'Crazy' Over!

About Us

Mustache Maniacs Film Co. is an amateur film company that presently specializes in animation. It was conceived and is lead by Andrew Bermudez, who directs, animates, writes, and edits most of the film company's content. However, we have recently branched out into other fields, including contests, play sets, music composing, comics, and more. We even have, on occasion, returned to their roots with live action content.

In Mustache Maniacs Film Co.'s content, there is always an attention to detail, storytelling, place-making, and characterization. The wide variety of original characters created for their films, mixed with canon immigrants, shows an understanding of placing unique characters in unique situations and creating convincing interactions between them.

Our History

We've loved every minute of our journey!

2003 - A Spark is Ignighted

In the very beginning, we were inspired to do what we do today by our friends, who introduced us to the idea of making films at home. We loved the idea, but did not have the needed equipment to film a home movie. That all changed in December 2003, when we received our first camcorder.

2004 - The Journey Begins

Mustache Maniacs Film Co. was founded on April 18, 2004 as Daniel and Andrew Film Co., with the name changing to its current state a year later. At the very start, we made live action home videos that told simple stories with simple characters, with little thought for the more important details.

2005 - Expanding into Theater

For three years, we partnered up with the Cornerstone Thespian Society to release several of their plays as films, so that future generations can enjoy these theater productions. The first was in 2005, with the period play "Kilroy Was Here!" This year was also when we assumed the name of Mustache Maniacs Film Co.

2008 - Move to Animation

In August 2008, Mustache Maniacs Film Co. released its first animated film, Johnny Thunder and the Secret of Marco Polo, which was also our first film to be released online. It received much praise, which lead to the production of several more animated films, including Johnny Thunder and the Gift of the Nile, Forest of Fear, Gone Ice Fishin', A Friend of the Police, and New Friends ~ An Environmental Fable, which won College of the Canyons' MEA Showcase award for best story.

2011 - Expanding Animation

As our technology and resources improved, we branched out into other forms of animation, especially traditional, hand-drawn animation. While attempts to create and animated series around two squirrels named Freddy and Joey proved unsuccessful, another animation, New Friends ~ An Environmental Fable, became our first award-winning film.

2013 - Highest Honors

In 2013, Mustache Maniacs Film Co. collaborated with College of the Canyons' CWEE Department to create the animated instructional video, A Bite of MyJobs, an animated film that tells students how to apply for internships through the said department. It is now shown in classrooms throughout the school.

2014 - Ten Years of Going Crazy!

In 2014, we celebrated our tenth anniversary with new films, new contests, re-releases of some of our older films, and a massive flagship film: Johnny Thunder and the Wisdom of the Ancients. It was the hit of the year and shined among out offerings for the celebration.

2017 - Looking Beyond

As we progress into the future, we are always exploring new technology, new means of storytelling, and new ways to engage our audience. With Project U, we have now merged many of our films into a single universe, with continuity between the different films playing a crucial role in all of our future projects.

Animation

Since 2008, Mustache Maniacs Film Co. has exemplified itself in terms of its primary product - animated films. In 2011, we have further diversified with traditional animation, Flash animation, and CGI animation. Some of our finer examples of animation include New Friends ~ An Environmental Fable, A Friend of the Police, Alpha Team: Mission Deep Jungle, and A Bite of MyJobs.

Live Action

Mustache Maniacs Film Co.'s original product still plays a role in the amateur company to this very day. While many of our early live action films were very poor quality, later examples show a very developed skill with this form of film-making. Now made under the banner of Daniel Bermudez Documentaries, some of our finer examples include Station 9, Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse Fire, and Mercury Rising in Our Oceans.

Other Content

In recent years, Mustache Maniacs Film Co. has branched out into other content that both better refines our skills at the the art of entertainment and pays a service to our diverse fan base. Starting in 2012, Mustache Maniacs Film Co. started hosting contests with the successful Vacation: Unlimited Animation Contest and the derided Vacation: Unlimited Scrapbook Contest. In 2013, we hosted a game show-style contest titled The Film School Challenge, which gave the winner an acting part in one of our films. We also produced the widely-popular Tales of the Adventurers comic series from 2010 through 2013, interactive games starting in 2011, and started the lie-up of instructions titled Project U-Build Play Set Adventures in 2014. A living art gallery blog, Art of Andrew Bermudez, was founded in 2015.