Like You Productions is a rag-tag group of persons who more or less
share one common goal: to make movies by any means necessary with
the eventual goal of making a living. By "making a living"
we mean being able to make our movies and still pay the rent. We
see no rich, affluent lifestyle down the line, we just hope that
one day we will be able to make ends meet by working on projects
that we consider fun and/or interesting, instead of devoting the
majority of our concious existence to the omnipresent, necessary
evil of wage slavery.*
At present, the "staff" of NPLU consists of Trevor Guthrie,
Jon Olsen, and Doug Mitchell. These three individuals are the motivating
force behind NPLU's existence. The budgets for NLPU's movies comes
from their pockets. The stories they put on film come from their
alcohol-fueled brain-farts. The talent employed as actors and artists
for their projects comes from their circles of friends and aquaintences.
As long as they survive, Normal People Like You Productions will
bang its head against the proverbial wall in its ongoing efforts
to pollute the mainstream with its own ideas and interpretations**
of the world we all dwell in.
*It goes without saying that, despite these reasonable expectations,
none of the NPLU gang are in any way opposed to the notion of having
rich, affluent lifestyles and all the "fuck you" money
their hearts desire.
**No artistic mission statement is complete unless the word "interpretation"
is used at least once.
Jon Olsen: (Writer/Director) Born
in the UK, Jon Olsen somehow found himself growing up among the
white trash of Humboldt County, California. Struggling to preserve
himself from the regions endemic insanity, Olsen became addicted
to film making. Until a cure is found for his condition, he will
continue polluting minds with his “art”.
Trevor Guthrie: (Writer/Producer)
Born and Raised in Northern California, Trevor met Jon on the set
of a B-horror movie at the age of fifteen and so started a long
series of collaborations which evolved into a special blend low
class humor. Trevor currently resides in San Francisco where he
works as an IATSE stagehand.
Doug Mitchell: (Producer/Music Supervisor) Born
and raised in Santa Rosa, California. He currently lives and
works in San Francisco as an IATSE stagehand. In his spare time
he collaborates with Olsen and Guthrie, and is currently seeking
Chris Henry: (Actor and Auteur) "Throughout
the years, my involvement with NPLU has always been to serve one
goal: To someday be one of the hot new, up and coming actors in
and then have it all be ruined when Entertainment Tonight gets ahold
of the scene in Ape Canyon of me getting ass-raped by someone in
a cheap gorilla suit in the middle of the woods. I just
hope that I get the chance to do a line of blow out of a $1000 a
night hooker's asscrack before the shit goes
down. So, I guess I've got two goals: Do blow out of
a hooker's ass, and be made a public mockery. Big dreams,
maybe, but just you wait..."