The Cartridge Family Premieres October 9th, 2013 at 8:30 am, PST.

Los Angeles (March 4, 2013) — Mel Nixon Productions and Screw Attack have joined forces to give you a look at the video game crossover you never imagined! Now they smash their way onto the scene with the outrageous, hilarious short… THE CARTRIDGE FAMILY.

Created by Jackson Stewart (“Supernatural”) and directed by William Rot (“Trick”) with an impressive cast AJ Bowen (“You’re Next”), Graham Skipper (“Almost Human”), Mekenna Melvin (TV’s “Chuck”), Barbara Crampton (“Re-Animator”) and Jeremy Slater (writer of Fox’s upcoming “Fantastic Four”), The Cartridge Family finds Jason, a thirty something gamer, residing with his favorite 8-bit game heroes; Sergio, Roboman and Twink (composites of Mario, Megaman and Link) and must help them face their greatest challenge yet – finding jobs.

The Cartridge Family features 1980s style animation by Sung Jin Ahn (“Venture Brothers”, “Ninja Turtles”) and Will Feng (“Thundercats”) revealing the origin of our heroes; Sergio, Roboman and Twink.

The video launched today at

The IndieGoGo campaign is live at

Jackson Stewart, writer of Supernatural and Invasion Roswell and William Rot, director of Trick is proud to announce the premiere of their new short, The Cartridge Family.

The Cartridge Family premiered on Screw Attack this morning.

To learn more about the short, production, and future plans for the show, visit us at,,

About The Cartridge Family

The Cartridge Family is the story of a thirty something gamer who accidentally releases three of his favorite old school video game characters into the real world. Now Jason (AJ Bowen, You’re Next, The Signal) has to help Sergio (Graham Skipper, Almost Human, Re-Animator: The Musical) Roboman (Curtiss Frisle, Terri) and Twink (Brian Gillespie, Re-Animator: The Musical) adjust to life on the other side of the screen… starting with finding jobs.

About Mel Nixon Productions:
Mel Nixon Productions is the brainchild of filmmakers Jackson Stewart (TV’s “Supernatural”) and William Rot (Trick). The production company focuses on genre-centric projects with an emphasis on racy humor. Jackson Stewart is represented by David Server and Ray Miller of Archetype Management.

The Cartridge Family (2013, [10:22]) Directed by William Rot. Written by Jackson Stewart. Editor: Josh Ethier. Cinematography by: Tristan Nyby. Original Music by: Aaron C. Harmon, Jordan Reyes and Shane Wise. U.S. English. Mel Nixon Productions. A Screw Attack Release.