Jarrod Crooks, "Thieves Like Us"

Jarrod Crooks, "Thieves Like Us"

Premiere date: Jun 10, 2010

Toby (Jarrod Crooks) intends to give up his life of thieving and marry his longtime girlfriend, Lindsey (Shannon McDonough). When his partner Mark (Randy Vongphakdy) goes on a job alone and gets kidnapped, Toby is blackmailed into pulling off one last heist in order to get dirt to use on an ex-wife in court. Lindsey discovers Toby's plans and sneaks along to stop him when they both get caught by said ex-wife. After escaping, Lindsey leaves Toby, but he figures out a way to turn the tables and clear his name of criminal charges. But can he pull it off and win back Lindsey's heart?


Jarrod Crooks | Director/Lead Actor/Writer/Producer

Jarrod Crooks is a Wausau film director who has been filming since the age of 12, first starting out by recreating classic stories such as "Faust","The Man in the Iron Mask" and "The Purloined Letter," he eventually began creating his own stories like "Ice War" and "The First Mission." Crooks later added martial art fight scenes to his films, which started with "Make My Day" that would someday compare to some of Hollywood's biggest actions stars.

In 2006, Crooks premiered "Deal With It" to a sold out audience at Cedar Creek Cinema and is now ready after 3 years for his next feature film, "Thieves Like Us." It was back in 2003 that Crooks first had the idea to do a thief movie, but the writing process would not take place until May 2007 when he was acting in Ric McCloud's "Unholy Reunion." There he was able to network with a group of talented actors including Shannon McDonough, Dan Quaile, Ric McCloud and Phil Berbig who all have major roles in "Thieves Like Us."

When production began on Feb. 16, 2008, no one including Crooks would have thought it would take a year and a half to complete the project. But with all the fight scenes, scheduling with all the actors and the wide range of locations it was shot and it's surprising it didn't take longer.

Crooks couldn't be happier with the outcome of "Thieves Like Us" and can't wait to show it to an audience.

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