Nevada Bob: The Search For Aladdin’s Lamp
The Search For Aladdin’s Lamp
Runtime: 36 min.
It was 1991. My buddy Tim & I were 14 years old and we wanted to make an action/adventure film inspired by many of our favorite movies of the 1980’s. We wrote a script together, dressed Tim like Indiana Jones, named him “Nevada Bob” and shot the whole thing on my parents VHS recorder. A bonus was, we got to turn it in as a school assignment in order to get out of giving our Freshman speeches!
The Good Chief calls upon Nevada Bob—his best archeologist and “somewhat right-hand man”—to track down and retrieve Aladdin’s Lamp. The lamp is said to have a magical genie in it. Nevada heads off on his mission only to discover he’s being tailed by a clan of ninjas under the rule of evil The Ninja Master. Plenty of campy, adolescent action/adventure fun ensues!
NEVADA BOB – Tim Broderick
GOOD CHIEF – Jeremy Mayhew
YOHAN – Jeremy Mayhew
MESSENGER BOY – Todd Mayhew
NINJA MASTER – Jeremy Mayhew
THE GENIE – Jeremy Mayhew
OUR DUMMY – The Dummy
MAID – Lois Mayhew
NINJAS – Dan Broderick, Tim Broderick, Cecil French, Chris Jones, Brooke Mayhew, Gregory Mayhew, Jeremy Mayhew, Katie Mayhew
STORY – Jeremy Mayhew, Tim Broderick
DIRECTOR – Jeremy Mayhew
CAMERA – Jeremy Mayhew, Tim Broderick, Emily Broderick, Lois Mayhew
EDITOR – Jeremy Mayhew
SPECIAL THANKS TO – Robert and Marjory Potts & Vineyard Video Productions for allowing much time in their linear video editing studio!