About Us

Montivagus (Latin for "climbing the mountain") Productions was founded in 1989 by Director Bryan W. Simon and Executive Producer Timothy T. Miller. Along with Producer Marjorie Engesser, their mission is to bring promising and unique works to the large and small screen.


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Our Films

The Second Room

In this critically acclaimed award-winning film, Stanley, a frustrated architect, has no idea what he wants, much less how to get it. He navigates the narrow ledge between fantasy and reality watching the daily activities of the unsuspecting Moira.

"Simon crafts an intelligent thriller that never disappoints."
– Patrick Hickey Jr., ReviewFix.com
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Along for the Ride

In this critically acclaimed award-winning feature, two estranged brothers are forced to take a surreal and heartfelt journey to understanding, when they pick up the body of their deceased father in Mexico. A father they haven’t seen in over 20 years.

"…fresh and compelling, nothing short of amazing. This film rises well above the lackluster status quo of current indie cinema."- Russell Smith, The Austin Chronicle
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I'm No Dummy

This whimsical and insightful hit comedy doc about ventriloquism examines the world of "venting", illustrating that this perceived novelty act is an extraordinary art form. Featuring veteran ventriloquists, Tony Award® winner Jay Johnson of sitcom SOAP fame, two time Comedian of the Year, Jeff Dunham and Campus Entertainer of the Year Lynn Trefzger.

"The new, two-disc, super-sized DVD release of I’m No Dummy, one of the best documentaries ever made about ventriloquism. Do yourself a favor and get the I’m No Dummy DVD — it could make you more of a convert to vent."
– Ken Tucker, Yahoo TV
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Jay Johnson: The Two and Only

The big screen adaptation of the unique, solo Tony® Award winning Broadway. Jay Johnson is a master storyteller and ventriloquist who redefines, re-imagines, and reintroduces you to the wonderful art of ventriloquism.

"I strongly recommend this DVD and trust me, it is worth going out of your way for."- Nicholas Sheffo, Fullview Drive-In
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Crooked Creek

In Development

Posing as the estranged nephew, a dangerous con man searches for a large sum of cash hidden on his aunt’s farm, only to discover that she’s looking too – and she isn’t his aunt.

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