The Bay House Cast & Crew Screening at River Oaks Theater

March 4th, 2019

Join us for the cast & crew screening of The Bay House at Houston’s Landmark River Oaks Theater at 2009 West Gray St., Houston, TX 77019 on March 14 at 7 p.m.

Bo Brinkman, a Houston native filmmaker, wrote and directed The Bay House, the third movie produced out of six planned for production in Texas.

“We have brought together a group of Texans that work in the film industry to produce local independent films. Our goal is to produce movies with a strong story, good content, and high quality production as well as commercial appeal. Texas film crews find most of their work outside the state. Tax incentives and rebates offered by neighboring Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia have taken 95 percent of television and film productions away from Texas and that hurts our economy.” says Brinkman.

The Bay House was filmed and produced in Seabrook, San Leon, Galveston Island, Texas and Durango, as well as Silverton, Colorado.

Movie Producers and Executive Producers include Rick Clapp, Cowden Ward, Raz Halili, Billy Cain, Derek Holk, Tim Leppard, and Barry Strickland.

The movie stars Barry Corbin, (“No Country for Old Men” “The Ranch” “War Games” and TV series “Northern Exposure”), plays a career politician who loses an election in the wake of scandal, retreats to the family bay house with his wife, Academy Award Nominee, Lesley Ann Warren, ( “Victor/Victoria” “Clue” “Pure Country”) where their two estranged son’s, Houston native Sean Faris (“Pearl Harbor” “Sleep Over” “Never Back Down”) and James Callis (“Bridget Jones’s Diary” “Battlestar Galactica” “12 Monkeys”) force them to face the wreckage of their past.

Showing is on a first come basis. RSVP is a must. A $10 donation is requested at the door to benefit The Galveston Bay Foundation, a 501c3 Organization.

For more information about the premiere, please contact Sumer Dene at 281-474-5875 or

Bay Area Houston and Gulf Coast Mariner Magazines will host the local filmmaker Bo Brinkman during The Bay House Cast & Crew Screening Party and reception at Crazy Alan’s Swamp Shack Baybrook on March 7 from 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Come meet the director and some of the actors, film crew, and staff as well as producers and executive producers. Get a sneak preview of the independent movie that was filmed locally in Bay Area Houston, Galveston, and Durango and Silverton Colorado. Local movie producers include Cowden Ward, Raz Halili, Billy Cain, Derek Holk, Tim Leppard, and Barry Strickland.

Complementary hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar with beverages will be provided as well as prizes, giveaways, and signed movie posters.

Bo Brinkman will also announce the production of his latest film creation Goat Hill Road to be shot entirely in Texas.

RSVP is a must as space is limited. Contact Sumer Dene at 281-474-5875 or A $10 donation is requested at the door to benefit The Galveston Bay Foundation, a 501c3 Organization.

Bay Area Hollywood Movie Updates

April 1st, 2018

Writer and director of The Bay House, Bo Brinkman, left, with some cast and crew.

The premiere showing of the new movie Urban Country will show through April in Baton Rouge. This faith based inspirational movie is sure to be a big hit the spring and summer. The Bay Group are proud producers of this inspiring film along with Media partners, Earl Heard of BIC Alliance and investor, John Zapalac.

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The Bay House, filmed locally in Seabrook, San Leon and Galveston, is wrapping up this month with the final scene being filmed in Silverton, Colorado. This hit film is directed by local, Bo Brinkman and features Lesley Ann Warren, Barry Corbin, James Callis, Sean Ferris and other local actors, even Raz Halili and Rick Clapp. A highlight in the film is a scene filmed at Gilhooley’s with Prestige Oysters’ Raz Halili. Film producers include locals Rick Clapp, Tim Leppard, Billy Cain, Raz Halili and Cowden Brooks. The Bay House will be released this fall in local theaters. Be on the “Baywatch” because more films are coming from BIC Alliance and The Bay Group. For more information call The Bay Group at 281-474-5875.

The Bay Group Goes Hollywood

January 1st, 2018

Bay Group’s Rick Clapp and Robyn Weigelt with some of the cast at Lakewood Yacht Club.

The Bay Group, Inc., publishers of the popular Bay Area Houston and Gulf Coast Mariner Magazines, are proud to announce their Hollywood movie ventures with BIC Magazine and Cactus Films.

Bay Group President and CEO Rick Clapp has signed movie production agreements with two film companies. They will produce an inspirational movie in conjunction with BIC President, CEO and Producer Earl Heard of Baton Rouge, La., and Producer John Zapalac of Houston. The inspirational movie “Urban Country” will air in the spring of 2018. The film features well known stars such as Lou Diamond Phillips, Jason London.

In support of Cactus Films, The Bay Group also will produce Bo Brinkman’s “The Bay House,” presently being filmed in Seabrook. It was originally a play by playwright Brinkman and featured off Broadway with high acclaims. Look for academy nominated actress Lesley Ann Warren, Barry Corbin, James Callis and a great supporting cast.

Gilhooley’s owner Misho Ivic, center, with cast and crew.

The film is to be released in late 2018. Also, the ever popular Raz Halili of Prestige Oysters, a Hurricane Harvey hero, is scheduled to have a part in the film that was shot at Gilhooley’s in San Leon.

“The Bay House” means a great deal to our Bay Area especially after the Hurricane Harvey disaster. “It will not only help us economically but enhance our community’s image worldwide. We have actors, film crews, extras, etc. spending money locally on food, lodging, buying local, gas, supporting restaurants, entertainment you name it,” Clapp says. “My goal has always been to help our Bay Area communities’ image and our economic development.”

Lesley Ann Warren on screen.

“It’s awesome to come back from L.A. and produce a film in my hometown,” Brinkman said.

A special thanks, Clapp said, goes to Earl Heard, John Zapalac, Thomas Brisko, Cactus Films, Bo Brinkman, The Halili Family of Prestige Oysters, the City of Seabrook, Tim Leppard, Hal Bushnell, Barry Strickland and many others who made this film possible during difficult financial times.

Look for “The Bay House” on the screen. Like they say in Hollywood…Break a Leg.

Prestige Oyster’s Raz Halili (#rescuebae) reads for his role.