Garfield Lane Productions produces historical documentary films and fandom-based DVDs. Working with Bob Wilkins and John Stanley, both hosts of the hit TV show "Creature Features," the company's first documentary, "Watch Horror Films, Keep America Strong!" was produced in 2007. Its success led to the production of three highly
popular San Francisco studies of loss or aging landmarks: Playland at the Beach, the Sutro Baths, and the Cliff House. Fandom documentaries have included the history of the 1970s Star Trek Conventions, Forrest J. Ackerman's Ackermansion in the Hollywood Hills, and the Sonoma County Harry Houdini
Séances. Two feature-length
documentary films about special historic sites in Wine Country, California "Haunted Sonoma County" and "Haunted Wine Country" were produced and released in 2016 and 2018. In 2019 "Haunted Sonoma County -The Directors Cut" screened in local Sonoma County theaters.
Films produced from 2008 to 2019 Buy DVDs Below
Pre-production of "Watch Horror Films, Keep America Strong"
Production of "Haunted Sonoma County"
Watch Horror Films, Keep Amercia Strong! premieres at the Grand Lake Theater in Oakland CA. Receiving high marks with fans of Creature Features in the Bay Area
Remembering Playland at the Beach
premieres at the Balboa Theatre in San Francisco and is an instant hit. It becomes one of the highest attended films ever to play at the Balboa with a near 5 1/2 month run.
Sutro’s: The Palace at Lands End sets a weekend attendance record for a documentary film at the Balboa Theatre and earns honors as the highest grossing non-studio movie in San Francisco during that week.
Haunted Wine Country opens at the Sebastiani Theatre in Sonoma, CA with two sold out shows and continued showing at numerous theaters in the county by years end.
Haunted Sonoma County -The Director's Cut opens at the Sebastiani Theatre in Sonoma CA. Combining elements with Haunted Wine Country, the new film gives a more complete history of the Sonoma County ghosts.
Magic Among the Spirits -The Houdini Seance is released to youtube. Covering the history of both the Mrs. Houdini seances of the 1930s and the Sonoma County seances that started in 1964.
From San Francisco, CA, Tom Wyrsch grew up in nearby Sonoma County, developing an avid interest in film and filmmaking. As a youngster, he made short 8mm films, but when he watched George Lucas film ”America Graffiti" in the summer of 1972 he developed a deep-rooted desire to make a feature-length motion picture. A close friendship with Bob Wilkins and John Stanley led to his first feature-length documentary in 2008, "Watch Horror Films, Keep America Strong!" and was the stepping stone to more projects. Currently Tom is the director of the weekly TV series "Creature Features" produced in the San Francisco Bay Area.