On Point with Todd Zesterman

A sub series in the Christmas Barrel Calendar where odd Holiday traditions meet investigative journalism.

Festival of St Thomas: Written, edited and produced by Mike Hammari.  Shot by Matthew Stumphy.


Krampus Uncovered: Written and produced by Mike Hammari. Shot by Matthew Stumphy.  Edited by Dave Broadbent.

I saw Mommy Biting Santa Claus

There is another version of this video but I decided I could do it better so I reached out to the Zombie Research Society at got permission to update it and include it on the 2015 Christmas Barrel Calendar.  This project actually took way longer than necessary.  There was a problem getting the original files so I had to scan the illustrations and then break them down into different layers to give it the assisted 3D look.  This was another project where most of the work was done in Photoshop but was worth the effort.


Not much of a Wonderland

This is a song I wrote years ago but finally got it recorded by Sean Canon and set to video. Green screen work was done in Valley Photo Studios in Northridge. Illustrations were taken form various stock image sites with exception for the primary image that was painted by my father for the project.

How to wrap a gift card

Once again I am the man in the red suit.  This is the Christmas Barrel video with a crazy retention rate.  90% of those that start it finish it.  Shot of the course of several hours and condensed into a few minutes.