March 22, 2013
Ladd Ehlinger Jr. aka FILM LADD has worn many hats in his varied career – writer, director, producer, editor, cinematographer, 3D animator, blogger, programmer, weapon systems designer, even radio talk show host.
He worked for NASA and the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command making animations, videos, and various classified websites. After that, he co-founded an online 3D render farm called Respower with clients like Paramount (Star Trek), Sony, Nikelodean, Disney, and more.
He then made two independent feature films: Flatland and Hive Mind. Flatland is an animated adaptation of the 1886 novel by Edwin A. Abbott. It is a cult classic novel of math and religion, popular with such luminaries as Asimov, Einstein, Hawking and Sagan. Flatland The Film is now a favorite of math and geometry teachers world-wide who wish to treat their students to a brief reprieve of the torture of their classes.
Hive Mind is a post-apocalyptic feature film about the last man on Earth, conservative talk show host Doug Trench, a.k.a. The Trench Mouth. Humanity has been assimilated by the Hive Mind, a collective consciousness that turns everyone into zombies. Trench, hidden in a bunker for twenty years, now running out of food and booze, cigars and coffee, and the last vestiges of his sanity, flips on his radio transmitter one last time to fight the mind of the Hive with the only weapon at his disposal: words!
After making these two independent feature films, Ladd turned his attention to participating in the political world, creating multiple ads for multiple candidates across the nation, creating millions upon millions of views and hundreds of thousands of dollars of free earned media and name recognition.
He is currently developing new independent feature film projects.