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Willy, what film projects do you have coming up?

I've had a few people ask what new film projects I have coming up...  After we wrapped up production on Gordon Finn 2, I decided that I was going to take a short break from any new film projects with a couple minor exceptions.  Those exceptions are two LGBT micro-shorts, Infernal Angels and Untradit…

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Saying Goodbye To 2015, A Year In Review

Hello Friends!  As we all say goodbye to another year, I like to reflect on people and things that took place over the year to offer not only praise to huge influences but also lessons learned, sad loss and great memories.  Tomorrow I will release another writing to feature new plans for 2016!  For …

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Destination America's "Exorcism: Live" - Mixed Emotions

Happy Halloween and a blessed Samhain my friends!

As I dig into a little advertising work today (yes, I work on, I glance at the worlds trends as I do every day when I first get to my desk. And today it seems that yesterday's Exorcism: Live! broadcast on Destination America​ has the…

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Our friend Mark Krawczyk over at The Final Cut / Special Mark Productions just released a review of 2 new Breaking Fate Entertainment Short Films, Gordon Finn (Willy Adkins Producer / Co-Writer / Lead Actor) & Balloon Feast (Willy Adkins Director / Producer / DP / Editor)…

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Willy Adkins Does The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

I was challenged by Wolf McKinney to take the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge!

With that, I wish to nominate Ezequiel Martinez Jr., Randy Lee Beasley & Darren Marlar!

So, here you go!  Enjoy and above all else DONATE!!

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Words and Wisdom By Willy Adkins

Words and Wisdom from Willy Adkins...

DO NOT believe everything you see and/or read in the media, on social media or by word of mouth.

One story told by 2 people become 3 different stories.

Try being INFORMED instead of just OPINIONATED.

Be conscious of peer pressure and be an individual rather …

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A letter of love and appreciation for my first wife 10 years later...

Well.. I kept it to myself all day today.. But I would be lieing if I said it wasn't on my mind. Ten years ago today, my first wife Allison and I divorced. I truly thought that I would be with her forever. I loved her completely and in some ways still do today. After the divorce it felt like the one…

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Thinking about starting a daily blog leading to an autobiography...

After speaking to a friend and letting them in on some of my personal history (involving cancer, two daughters, two marriages, traumatic happenings, working in the entertainment industry, etc.. etc..), it was suggested that I write an autobiography to share my experiences with the world.  I mentione…

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I Support Erin's Law

Erin's Law passed in Illinois.

For those who haven't heard about it, “Erin’s Law” is named for Erin Merryn, who was sexually abused by both a neighbor and a cousin when she was a child. After going public about her abuse, Merryn made it her mission to advocate in favor of ensuring that children hav…

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Respect For Yourself In The Paranormal Industry

Sorry folks... incase you didn't get the memo, I do not deal with "para-drama". And I highly suggest that you all consider taking the positive move away from it. It is a much happier, less stressing world when you don't involve yourself in it and simply turn your head to it.

I love the paranormal..…

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Production on Gordon Finn Nearly Complete!

I had a great weekend portraying Gordon Finn for Wolf McKinney's directorial debut film. I am highly confident that you will see Wolf continue on to many more films in the directors chair and do so efficiently! When you take on the director role for the first time, you learn quickly just how much of…

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BLOG: My BFE/SSE/TWP Brothers, Past and Present...

Many people don't realize, that Breaking Fate Entertainment is not owned / operated by me alone. The corporation currently has 3 primary shareholders (owners).. Wolf Mckinney(Operations Officer), Jason Davis (Vice President) and Willy Adkins (President). Our "corporate names" really mean nothi…

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People Get Trapped In A Farm House I Use To Live In!

I use to live with my grandparents in an old farmhouse in Maple Park IL for years. Harter Road curves up into the driveway just off of Prichard... Beyond this house Harter is a very rough dirty road known to attract 4x4 enthusiasts...

I miss the old place, but do not miss the winters out there. It …

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Happy Holidays From Willy Adkins!

I just wanted to wish everyone a very happy holiday season!  For me it isn't a religious time, but more so a time of year to stop and reflect on family, friends and the good things we do have in life.  This is also a time of year I think very often about the not so good things in life.  So, with my …

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BLOG: One of the many challenges of an Indie Director

One major challenge for an Indie Director is several people involved in a project wanting to push their own vision... I embrace the ideas, and very often implement them... But in the end, it is my call & vision as director that needs to be translated to film... And the hard part is how angered some …

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September 10th, Suicide Awareness Day

Today is Suicide Awareness day... I lost a friend to suicide on Feb. 2nd this year. Depression, mental instability, loneliness and the feeling you have no reason to exist are all very scary things that exist in many of us on a daily basis. Sometimes life feels so much harder then death. Sometime peo…

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Willy Adkins on Ghost Hunting Evidence & Presentation

[caption id="attachment_339" align="alignleft" width="499"] Although due to patient confidentiality I cannot tell you where these photos were taken, I can say the these photos were captured from a digital video of a sleep study. The ghost enters from the right and exits stage left. To me they are in…

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Willy Adkins LIVE on "The Unexplained World" Tonight!




The Unexplained World broadcast with Annette and Edward Shanahanbroadcasting from the Chicago land area welcome on this night Mr. Willy Adkins.

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Happy 7th Birthday To My Daughter Dixie Belle!

So, today my oldest daughter Dixie Belle turned 7 years old.  Its really an amazing shock to my system.  7 years ago today started the hardest 11 days of my life, as upon being born Dixie Belle had a bacterial infection in her blood and was airlifted from Kishwaukee Community Hospital in Dekalb to …

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Northern Star Article 9/19/2011

Northern Star file photo Egyptian Theatre Posted: Sunday, September 18, 2011 8:56 pm Aurora Schnorr   Friday, the Haunted Tour came back to the Egyptian Theatre, 135 N. Second St. Willy Adkins, Illinois Ghost Tours founder, led a tour of paranormal activity in the 82-year-old the…

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