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When a convoy of American soldiers disappears in the Mideast, a Special OPS team is deployed on a search and rescue mission. They encounter mega scorpions, giant spiders and oversized snakes – which were created when a former government scientist opened a vortex into another dimension. Now, the team must figure out a way to close the wormhole. But can they close it in time?


Production Team

Starring: Jack Plotnick, Sarah LievingTed Jonas and Camden Toy
Directed by: Peter Paul Basler
Produced by: Danny Roth, Mark Holder & Christine Holder
Written by: Peter Paul Basler & Cary Anderson





FANDANGO gets Buggy!!

Fandango Logo

That’s right BIG BAD BUGS is on yet another platform!
Are you familiar with Fandango’s new online platform
Well here’s one good reason to check it out:

See BIG BAD BUGS on Fandango!


BIG BAD BUGS are everywhere!

Do you have Tubi TV? It’s a free streaming channel on most Rokus. If you just happen to be surfing the channel… looking for a “Cult Favorite”… then you just might find BIG BAD BUGS!

Tubi TV Cult Favorites


BIG BAD BUGS are invading Amazon!

Big Bad Bugs UK POSTERWe are so excited that BIG BAD BUGS will soon be everywhere.
Stop back as we update all the release platfoms!

Coming in September for our fans in the UK:

Available now on Amazon in the US:



THE VORTEX is now BIG BAD BUGS! That’s right. If you are an international fan of our crazy, mega creature, sci-fi comedy then you might already know the film as BIG BAD BUGS! But for our North American audience, we are renaming, repackaging and distributing the film ourselves! Look for the film in early 2016!! And in the meantime, here are some posters to get you excited.

BBB-Cityscape BBB-2


Speaking of BIG BAD BUGS! Here is a brand new review of the film in anticipation of our 2016 release:


A Statement on the Domestic Release of THE VORTEX

If you have followed this website you will notice that we have had many promised dates for domestic release of THE VORTEX. The latest date that will NOT be happening when it comes to domestic release is December 2nd 2014. We do not have a new release date, and if we did we would be hesitant to post a date at this time having announced a date 3 prior times.

Please know that Miguel and I working our hardest to complete the BEST domestic release for the film. When we have concrete information we will update via this site.

Peter Paul (& Miguel)


Was Ist Das?

If you were planning on getting THE VORTEX on DVD or Blu-ray in time for Christmas… then you are in luck… if you live in Germany!! Yes, the film has been retitled: THE VORTEX: BEASTS FROM BEYOND in Germany. And you can find it online most everywhere!

Here is the key art from the Blu-ray release-


Christmas comes early for THE VORTEX !!!

In what has been an ongoing saga, THE VORTEX: GATE TO ARMAGEDDEON, has been moved to a December 2nd time slot for domestic DVD release. For those of you looking forward to that earlier promised October 11th release, here’s a little something from our release in Thailand to hold you over until December. Enjoy!

The Introduction of Sydney Gerber
The Introduction of Dr. William Marx
The Introduction of Cmmdr. Catherine Deckert
The Introduction of Lt. Steven Raiger


Time to open the GATE TO ARMAGEDDON!!

The VOD release of THE VORTEX is in full swing. The film is now available to you most everywhere under the new title THE VORTEX: GATE TO ARMAGEDDON!

Here is the final approved cover art:


The list keeps changing, but you so far you can find the THE VORTEX: GATE TO ARMAGEDDON available at

Itunes-  (available in the Itunes store under “MOVIES”)





Google play

Rogers On Demand



Here are some pull quotes from our first review on the awesome DREAD CENTRAL:

“One thing I did not expect…was that this…would turn out to be an intentional comedy.”

“Even when they’re engaged in hand-to-hand combat against terrorists or fighting for their lives against behemoth bugs, you can count on the brave men and women of Comic Relief Team 6 to spout off one-liners in the heat of battle.”

If you want to read more you can check out the full article here:


We are all part of the B MOVIE NATION !!

Thanks again to our friends at B Movie Nation for posting about our VOD release and the article they did on the film back in April 2013

Release article-

Film article-


You have made it when there are BOOTLEGS!!

HD4Fun. Is this a legit site? Are they ripping us off? If you download this do you even get our film?

Also, here is the Thai DVD release front and back cover of THE VORTEX. Not sure if this is a legit release as the cast list includes both actor and character names pulled from an early iteration of IMDB before lead cast was in correct order. Still the art is pretty darn cool:


Release Me from THE VORTEX!! (Change to the release date!!)

Well folks, for those of you looking to put a DVD copy of THE VORTEX on your living room shelf…
you will have to wait one more month. That’s right. VOD will still be available EVERYWHERE on Sept. 9th. And DVDs will be available nationwide on our new release date – October 11th!
We will keep you up to date on any changes as the release moves forward!


THE VORTEX Emerges!! New Trailer ! New Key Art !!

As we hurtle towards the domestic release of THE VORTEX, our friends at Origin have released a brand new version of the trailer in anticipation of our September release:

Also at our May 14th event at the El Cid we showcased new cover art for the DVD which showcased lead actress Sarah Lieving that looked like this:

Proposed DVD cover art concept 2

But now we are being told that an even newer version of the DVD art will be used featuring a redesign of the blue Vortex that has been used for foreign sales and looks like this:

Proposed DVD cover art concept 1

It’s getting exciting! Look for THE VORTEX on VOD and DVD on September 9th!


THE VORTEX Emerges!! THE VORTEX Emerges!! (Release Date Set)

After two plus years we are so excited to announce that the street date for DVD and VOD for the domestic release of THE VORTEX will be September 9, 2014.

The DVD will feature a “making of” featurette, VFX sizzle reel, directors commentary, early concept trailer, official release trailer and an unrated version of the feature not released overseas!

THE VORTEX is the first film to be released by Supernova Films Inc. Directed by Peter Paul Basler, it stars Jack Plotnick, Sarah Lieving, Ted Jonas and Camden Toy. Marco Muller and Miguel Muller served as executive producers on the film.

More info to follow as it is available!


THANK YOU for making the El CID Event a HUGE Success!

May 14th was a fantastic success at the El CID as a packed house watched the filmmaking team of Miguel Muller and Peter Paul Basler present a tapestry of their creative efforts thus far as they build the vision that is SUPERNOVA FILMS INC.

For those of you who couldn’t make it…or for those of you who did and want to recap the night – Here are the highlights from an amazing night:

Peter & Miguel Intro


VORTEX Release date!!!!!

VORTEX special features

VORTEX DVD cover art

Very Special Thanks!

ANY OTHER FRIDAY – passcoded


THE BEFORE TIME Trailer – passcoded


SPOTLIGHT 1 & first look SPOTLIGHT 2

Skaie Knox & Band

Glen Talley & Band

Email: Click here to email Supernova Films if you really want to see passcoded material. We may be able to do so. Maybe. But only for you. Thanks. PPB & MM

Thanks to Ryan Constantino, Michelle Cross, and Michael McCarthy at the El CID for making it such a wonderful night!


SUPERNOVA smashes into the EL CID

Wednesday May 14th at the historic El Cid
- Supper Club & Bar in Los Angeles CA, promises to be a fun-filled night of celebration of all things Supernova Films Inc!

Supernova FilmsScheduled for the evening:

  • Special presentation on the upcoming national
    DVD release of THE VORTEX
  • World Premiere of the short film ANY OTHER FRIDAY
  • A special sneak peek of the trailer for THE BEFORE TIME
  • Special presentation on SPOTLIGHT EPISODE 2
  • and so much more…

email: Click here to email Supernova Films for more info!


THE VORTEX and its ORIGIN Story!!!

We are proud to announce that the domestic DVD release of Supernova’s first feature film THE VORTEX will be handled domestically by Origin Releasing. More details to follow as they become available…


Step into THE VORTEX

The time is coming. We are so excited to be able to share with you (soon) the details of a DOMESTIC DVD DEAL… coming soon! (Details soon. We promise.)


New Trailer available for THE VORTEX!

Supernova Films is proud to present an all new, updated trailer for our inaugural feature THE VORTEX! Watch the new trailer above or click here for THE VORTEX Production Page.


VORTEX Storms the AFM in Santa Monica!

The Teaser Trailer and One Sheet for Supernova Films’ new feature THE VORTEX made a splash at The American Film Market in Santa Monica California on 1st of November! Peter Paul Basler and Miguel Muller were on hand to check out the suite for sales rep Blue Galaxy International and the poster art proudly on display!


Production completed on THE VORTEX!

Supernova Films Inc. is pleased to announce that principal photography has been completed on its first feature film THE VORTEX starring Jack Plotnick, Sarah Lieving, and Ted Jonas. The film was written and directed by Peter Paul Basler, lensed by DP Alexander Yellen and produced by Danny Roth.


Production starts on THE VORTEX!

Principal photography has begun October 15th on the new feature BIG BAD BUGS, now retitled THE VORTEX from Supernova Films Inc. Peter Paul Basler is directing from an original screenplay he co-wrote with Cary Anderson.


The SUPERNOVA Adventure begins!

Supernova Films Inc. is founded in the summer of 2011 with a pledge to produce quality entertainment in the areas of film, television and new media. Plans for the immediate production of a first MEGA CREATURE FEATURE are announced.