PCH Films

We are an independent production company located in Los Angeles, California.

 

PCH Films, based in Los Angeles, California, is a multimedia company founded by James Keach, Jane Seymour and Trevor Albert in 2007. The company develops, produces, and finances feature film, TV, documentaries, animation and music. The partners extensive credits include Walk The Line, Groundhog Day, League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, Because Of Winn Dixie, National Lampoons Vacation, Dr Quinn Medicine Woman, award winning documentary Disease Of the Wind and many others.

PCH most recently released the award winning feature film Waiting For Forever directed by James Keach starring Rachel Bilson, Tom Sturridge, Richard Jenkins and Blythe Danner.

Keach and Albert are currently in production on the feature length documentary about legendary musician Glen Campbell and his battle with Alzheimer’s disease. The filmmakers will be following Glen and his family on his goodbye tour documenting both Glens musical and personal journey as he performs concerts throughout the United States, Australia and Europe. The documentary will include interviews, with a multitude of world-renowned musicians, to discuss the collaboration and inspiration that Glen has provided for a whole generation of artists. The film will also allow the audience an unprecedented view of a very public figure dealing with this devastating disease.

PCH has numerous projects in development including an animated feature adaptation of the best selling children’s book Skippyjon Jones written by Judy Schachner and adapted by Pete Goldfinger and Josh Stoleberg. They are also developing an adaptation of the Bram Stoker award winning author Peter Straub’s short story Mr. Clubb and Mr. Cuff, which is being written by Bill Fitzhugh and Kyle Cooper attached to direct.

Also in development is Skin, a contemporary thriller, written by Adam Alleca and Anthony Cipriano. Theatre of War written by Joe Robert Cole. Slowman written by and Neal Stevens, Bruce Joel Rubin and Karen Krohner. As well as, Walk Of Fame written by Mark Andrus and based on the novel Burn Baby Burn.

The company’s goal is to continue to create intelligent and humanistic entertainment across multiple platforms that appeals to a broad audience.

Our Films

The New Swiss Family Robinson

The New Swiss Family Robinson

When Angelino Jack Robinson gets a new job in Australia, he decides to take his sissy wife Ann, brave sons Shane and Todd and wining daughter Elisabeth ‘Lizzy’ by sailing yacht from Hong Kong to Syndney. The gun he gets thrown in by Sheldon Blake proves disabled, and for a sinister reason: near Borneo, Blake’s men turn up to capture them. The family escapes but loses the yacht on a reef. They build a cool camp on an island. But the pirates keep coming back, and the boys discover why: he hid a treasure in the yacht. Shane is also discovered and captured in more then one way by French plane wreck survivor Françoise, who later teams up with the family.

 

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Stand Alone

Stand Alone

A World War II vet is pushed to the limit when gang members and drug dealers take over his neighborhood.

 

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The Razor’s Edge

The Razor’s Edge

 

He had everything and wanted nothing. He learned that he had nothing and wanted everything. He saved the world and then it shattered. The path to enlightenment is as sharp and narrow as a razor’s edge.

 

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Moving Violations

Moving Violations

 

A group of careless and unlucky drivers are sentenced to attend traffic school to keep their records clean. Mistreated by inept and cruel police instructors, a smart-alecky teen leads the group in revenge against their tormentors.

 

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Love Letters

Love Letters

 

Jamie Lee Curtis stars in a poignant tail of forbidden love and obsession, as a young woman who discovers her recently deceased mother’s love letters, revealing a secret double life of love and infidelity. Now she finds herself retracing her mother’s emotional footsteps as she becomes involved with a married man.

 

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False Identity

False Identity

When Rachel, a radio personality, discovers a Purple Heart at a garage sale she decides to find out its history. She finds that the medal belonged to a man named Harlan Erickson, a long-lost brother of the town’s leading citizen.

 

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Armed and Dangerous

Armed and Dangerous

 

John Candy and Eugene Levy charge into the world of private security in the outrageous action-comedy ARMED AND DANGEROUS. Unfortunately, they’re usually charging in the wrong direction! When Candy, a bungling cop, and Levy, an inept lawyer, lose their jobs, they wind up together at the Guard Dog Security Company. After thorough training in the use of firearms (for two hours), they’re raring to go. But even as security guards they can’t cut it, and rip-offs take place right under their noses. Eventually they figure out the robberies aren’t coincidental, and that their company is in cahoots with the security union’s mobster president (Robert Loggia, “Jagged Edge”). Eager to snag the crooks, Candy and Levy set out as spies, and in a wild car chase turn a million-dollar heist into an armored carnival! When the dust finally settles, Candy and Levy save the day as the hilarious rent-a-cop duo who are never more funny than when they’re ARMED AND DANGEROUS.

 

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The Young Riders

The Young Riders

The adventures of the riders of the Pony Express.

 

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The Experts

The Experts

 

John Travolta and Arye Gross star as two hip but down-on-their-luck New Yorkers who think they’re relocating to a small town in Nebraska to open a nightclub. What they don’t know is that they’ve been abducted by a KGB operative (Charles Martin Smith) to the Soviet Union, where they’ll unwittingly serve as “experts” on all things in America. The town, created expressly for KGB spies-in-training, includes seductive agent Kelly Preston, who gets into a real undercover situation with Travolta. Eventually, the two Yanks realize they’ve been duped and devise a spectacular escape.

 

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The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest

The First $20 Million Is Always the Hardest

 

Andy, a successful marketing guy quits his job, because he feels disconnected with the values about work he learned from his father. He gets a new job at a top notch research facility, where he quickly makes a powerful enemy who makes him volunteer for a nearly impossible project: The $99 Personal Computer. He recruits the only available guys at the lab, three sociopaths. Together they really compile a revolutionary PC for $99, but then they become the victims of a venture capitalist and Andy’s old foe from the research lab. Can he and his new friends find a way to overcome the problems?

 

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Because of Winn Dixie

Because of Winn Dixie

 

A 10-year-old girl, abandoned by her mother when she was three, moves to a small town in Florida with her father, a preacher. While there, she adopts a stray dog whom she names after the local supermarket where he was found. With her goofy pooch by her side, she meets an eclectic group of townspeople and rekindles an almost lost relationship with her father.

 

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Wildcats

Wildcats

 

Molly is a high school track coach who knows just as much about football as anyone else on the planet. When the football coach’s position becomes vacant, she applies for the job, despite expecting sniggers from fellow staff members and her former husband.

 

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Stuart Saves His Family

Stuart Saves His Family

 

Stuart Smalley, the Saturday Night Live character, comes to the big screen. Stuart, the disciple of the 12 step program, is challenged by lifes injustices. He loses his Public Access Cable Television Show, must beg his manipulative overbearing boss for his job back, rehabilitate his alcoholic father and drug abuser brother, and support his over-weight mother and sister in their lack of ability in handling their relationships with their husbands. Stuart is supported by his 12 step sponsors as a he regresses back to his negative behaviors each time he faces these challenges.

 

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The Stars Fell on Henrietta

The Stars Fell on Henrietta

 

The setting is early America during the oil boom. An elderly, down on his luck ‘oil man’, Mr. Cox finds himself in the town of Henrietta. Using unconventional methods, he convinces himself and local Don Day that there is oil on Day’s land. The financially strapped Day puts everything into finding oil…but at what cost?

 

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National Lampoon’s Vacation

National Lampoon’s Vacation

 

From the creators of “Caddyshack,” “Animal House” and “Groundhog Day” comes this #1 boxoffice hit that spawned two sequels! Chevy Chase mans the wheel and convinces his all-American family that the way to really enjoy their holiday is to hit the road west for Wally World. And so the Griswalds take us in their station wagon on the ultimate comic cross-country trip full of laughs, landmarks, falling asleep at the wheel, and just how to deal with annoying Aunt Edna’s (Imogene Coca, “Your Show of Shows”) untimely fate in the middle of the “perfect” vacation. Featuring the hysterically zany cast of John Candy (“Cool Runnings,” “Planes, Trains & Automobiles”), fellow SCTV alumn and Emmy-winner Eugene Levy (“Father of the Bride”), Saturday Night Live alumns Anthony Michael Hall (“The Breakfast Club”), Brian Doyle-Murray (“Groundhog Day”) and Oscar-nominee Randy Quaid (“The Paper”), and supermodel Christie Brinkley.

 

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Multiplicity

Multiplicity

 

Too many commitments and not enough time are life’s main problems for Doug Kinney (Michael Keaton) in MULTIPLICITY, a new fantasy-comedy from director Harold Ramis. With his work, family and personal needs all screaming for attention, Doug becomes the ultimate split personality by having himself cloned.

 

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Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman

Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman

When Dr. Mike’s and Sully’s daughter Katie is kidnapped, they and a group of townsfolk travel to Mexico to rescue her.

 

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Blind Dating

Blind Dating

 

A charming young blind man signs up for a dangerous experimental procedure: brain surgery that may give him partial vision. While taking tests he falls hard for the lovely East Indian nurse, but she has been promised in an arranged marriage – a promise she feels she cannot break without dishonoring her family. But when the man’s brain surgery goes unexpectedly awry, the crisis effects a reunion between the two young lovers.

 

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Club Paradise

Club Paradise

 

Injured while risking his life to save an angry German shepard, Chicago Firefighter Jack Moniker retires and moves to a small carribean island named St. Nicholas. There, he is befriended by the owner of a run-down resort, Ernest Reed. Greedy developers are schemeing to wrest Reed’s coveted beach front property from him for non-payment of taxes. Jack comes to Ernest’s rescue, and together they renovate and reopen the resort catering to affluent Americans. The film follows the zany exploits of the proprietors, guests and various colorful island denizans, as they break in the new “Club Paradise”.

 

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Bedazzled

Bedazzled

 

Elliot Richardson, a socially awkward IT worker, is given seven wishes to get the girl of his dreams when he meets up with a very seductive Satan. The catch: his soul. Some of his wishes include being a 7 foot basketball star, a wealthy, powerful man, and a sensitive caring guy. But, as could be expected, the Devil must put her own little twist on each his fantasies.

 

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Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

Glen Campbell: I’ll Be Me

 

This powerful portrait of the life and career of great American music icon Glen Campbell opens to the viewer the world of the singular talent who created hits like Rhinestone Cowboy, Wichita Lineman and Gentle on My Mind. Winner of the Grammy for Lifetime Achievement and member of the Country Music Hall of Fame, Glen was the first country music star to cross over to the pop charts, opening a new realm of opportunity for generations of country musicians.

In 2011, when Campbell was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, he joined forces with his family to fight the biggest battle of his life. Glen and his wife, Kim, made history by going public with the diagnosis – the first time a major American celebrity would share this experience with the world. The Campbell family then embarked on a short “Goodbye Tour,” but the three-week engagement turned into an emotional and triumphant 151-show nationwide tour de force. This epic human drama about the undying bond between Glen and Kim, and their unwavering caring for each other, chronicles a story of love, resilience and the power of song. GLEN CAMPBELL…I’LL BE ME is the true tale of how America’s greatest country star would not give up his music or his family, against all odds.

 

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League of Extraordinary Gentleman

League of Extraordinary Gentleman

 

Renowned adventurer Allan Quatermain leads a team of extraordinary figures with legendary powers to battle the technological terror of a madman known as “The Fantom.” This “League” comprises seafarer/inventor Captain Nemo, vampiress Mina Harker, an invisible man named Rodney Skinner, American secret service agent Tom Sawyer, the ageless and invincible Dorian Gray, and the dangerous split personality of Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde.

 

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The Long Riders

The Long Riders

 

The origins, exploits and the ultimate fate of the Jesse James gang is told in a sympathetic portrayal of the bank robbers made up of brothers who begin their legendary bank raids because of of revenge.

 

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Groundhog Day

Groundhog Day

 

A weather man is reluctantly sent to cover a story about a weather forecasting “rat” (as he calls it). This is his fourth year on the story, and he makes no effort to hide his frustration. On awaking the ‘following’ day he discovers that it’s Groundhog Day again, and again, and again. First he uses this to his advantage, then comes the realisation that he is doomed to spend the rest of eternity in the same place, seeing the same people do the same thing EVERY day.

 

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Walk The Line

Walk The Line

 

While growing up in the Great Depression era, Johnny Cash takes an interest in music and eventually moves out of his Arkansas town to join the air force in Germany. While there, he buys his first guitar and writes his own music, and proposes to Vivian. When they got married, they settled in Tennessee and with a daughter, he supported the family by being a salesman. He discovers a man who can pursue his dreams and ends up getting a record with the boys. Shortly after that, he was on a short tour, promoting his songs, and meets the already famous and beautiful June Carter. Then as they get on the long-term tours with June, the boys, and Jerry Lee Lewis, they have this unspoken relationship that grows. But when June leaves the tour because of his behavior, he was a drug addict. His marriage was also falling apart, and when he sees June years later at an awards show, he forces June to tour with them again, promising June to support her two kids and herself. While the tour goes on, the relationship between June and John grow more,and his marriage to his first wife ends. June finds out about the drugs, and help him overcome it. True love and care helped John eventually stop the drug usage, and finally proposes to her in front of an audience at a show.

 

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Waiting For Forever

Waiting For Forever

 

A lonely man devotes his life to being near his childhood friend, a failed Hollywood actress looking to start a new life while caring for her ailing father, in this romantic drama starring Tom Sturridge and Rachel Bilson. Growing up, Emma (Bilson) and Will (Sturridge) were inseparable. When Emma moved out to Hollywood she forgot about Will. But Will never forgot Emma; as far as he’s concerned, they’re just two soul mates separated by distance. These days, Will just drifts though life while trying to be as close to Emma as possible, earning enough money to stay well fed by performing on the streets. When Emma’s father falls ill, she turns her back on Hollywood and returns home to take care of him while reevaluating her hectic love life, rediscovering a kindred spirit in the process.

 

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Filmmakers

James Keach

James Keach

Director • Producer View Details
Trevor Albert

Trevor Albert

Producer View Details
James Keach

James Keach

Director • Producer

JAMES KEACH, born in New York, has been a part of the film industry as an actor, director, writer, and producer. A graduate of Northwestern University and the Yale School of Drama, he received classical training as an actor at the New York Shakespeare Festival and was a founding member of the Body Politic Theater in Chicago. James has appeared in over fifty feature films and has produced and directed theater in Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles.

His most recent success was Walk the Line, for which the Producerʼs Guild of America nominated him Motion Picture Producer of the Year. Walk the Line was also nominated for several Academy and Golden Globe awards, winning the Golden Globe for Best Motion Picture and garnering Reese Witherspoon her Academy Award for Best Actress.

In association with Clint Eastwood and Malpaso Productions, James directed the Warner Brothers feature film The Stars Fell on Henrietta, starring Robert Duvall. He received the Cable Ace Award for the cable feature The Forgotten that he cowrote and directed. He also received the Western Heritage Award for Best Director for the series The Young Riders.

Other films James has produced include the feature The Experts for Paramount, and A Winner Never Quits for ABC, which won the Humanitas Award. He co-wrote and executive produced Armed and Dangerous for Columbia, and co-wrote, coexecutive produced and starred in the classic western The Long Riders with his brother Stacy Keach.

James and his wife, Jane Seymour formed Catfish Productions in 1993 and PCH Films in 2002. Since then Keach has produced and directed numerous films including Blind Dating, starring Chris Pine, Submerged, starring Sam Neill, Enslavement, The Absolute Truth, A Marriage of Convenience, Murder in the Mirror, Blackout, A Passion for Justice, Praying Mantis, Sunstroke, and the Dr. Quinn movie, Revolutions. Keach also directed and produced the award-winning documentary Disease of the Wind, which won the Lionel Rogosin Documentary Award and Audience Award Best Documentary at the Dallas Film Festival.

In January 2010, James completed Waiting for Forever, which he directed and produced with Trevor Albert, a feature film starring Tom Sturridge, Rachel Bilson, Richard Jenkins, Blythe Danner, and Nikki Blonsky.

Trevor Albert

Trevor Albert

Producer

TREVOR ALBERT has been producing films for over 20 years. He started his journey as a journalism and film major at the University of California at San Diego. Trevor worked his way through college as a journalist for the San Diego Reader. Upon graduation, he moved up the California coast to pursue a film career in Los Angeles. After working as a film researcher at Universal Pictures and Warner Brothers, he accepted a position with producers Jon Peters and Barbra Streisand. He was assigned to work with Harold Ramis on Ramis’ directorial debut, Caddyshack. From that point on Trevorʼs passion for movies led him quickly up the Hollywood ladder, starting with the classic American comedy Groundhog Day, the script for which he found and developed.

As president of Ramis’ company Ocean Pictures, Trevor went on to produce Groundhog Day and a series of other very popular American movies including Multiplicity, starring Michael Keaton, and Bedazzled, starring Brendan Fraser. When Ramis moved back to his hometown of Chicago, Albert created his own company and went on to produce The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, starring Sean Connery, The First Twenty Million is the Hardest, starring Rosario Dawson, and the children’s film Because of Winn-Dixie, starring Cicely Tyson, Jeff Daniels, Eve Marie Saint, Dave Matthews and AnnaSophia Robb. Winn-Dixie was directed by Wayne Wang and released by Twentieth Century Fox. The film was made for only 14 million dollars and has earned almost 70 million dollars.

Gratified to be able to make intelligent and inspiring entertainment, Trevor is a distinguished of member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Producers Guild of America. His most recent film, Waiting for Forever, released February 2011. Co-produced and directed by James Keach, it stars Tom Sturridge, Rachel Bilson, Richard Jenkins, Blythe Danner, and Nikki Blonsky.

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