Thursday, July 26, 2018

Audition for Olympians Festival! (Aug. 19-20)

This year's Olympians Theater Festival is scheduling auditions - bring your talented self!

Auditions are Sunday, August 19, 2 PM to 8:30 PM, and Monday, August 20, 7-9:30 PM, at the EXIT Theater in San Francisco.

My short play "The Interrogation of Orpheus by Quirinus, God of Lawyers" is part of this yearly event.

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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Etheria 2018

Another great Etheria film festival has come and gone, celebrating women in genre film.

Lori Petty presented this year's Inspiration award, appropriately, to Rachel Talalay, with moving speeches from both. It was a perfect moment and got standing ovations.

Etheria offers networking for women involved in any aspect of genre film, above or below the line.  I've attended ever since my film "Shelter" was on the Etheria tour.

It was preceded by an excellent panel discussion and dinner with Women In Media, raising money for the Stephanie Rothman Fellowship, which was awarded at the Etheria screening. Women in Media's goal is to get women hired into below-the-line jobs in film.

As an extra treat, I met Lloyd (Long live the Toxic Avenger) AND Patricia Kaufman (formerly of the New York film commission). Such lovely people!
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Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Weird Film Fest April 2 a success

The spring screening of the Weird Film Fest went smoothly and well at its new,  comfy quarters - PianoFight theater in downtown San Francisco.

This spring's program included films from Canada, France, Spain, Australia and the US of A, and a Q&A with filmmaker Devlin Clark, whose film "Heartless" - about a robot whose only friends in a hostile world are a trio of musical spheres - was full of heart.

Weird Film will return at Halloween time!

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Sunday, April 1, 2018

"Start The Invasion Without Me" on Bluestocking Tour - Philadelphia April 12

My film "Start the Invasion Without Me",  a sci-fi short about a really Bay Day in the life of an extra-terrestrial invader, is going on the Bluestocking Tour, hitting Philadelphia Thursday April 12:

Fergie's Pub
1214 Sansom Street
6 PM - 8:30 PM

... part of an evening of short films that pass the Bechdel test, hosted by Philadelphia Women in Film & Television.

Come for the beer, stay for the films - plus a Q&A with Bluestocking founder Kate Kaminski, whose festival originally screened "Start the Invasion Without Me" at the Portland mothership festival.
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Saturday, October 21, 2017

James Udom, a gift to playwrights

If there's any justice in the world (and occasionally there is), James Udom will have a long and fulfilling acting career.
Recently I've been reminded of my good fortune in meeting him.
Four years on from his stunning portrayal (really, creation of) Freddy in a first outing of my play Scamoramaland (boy, was I lucky), James has gone on to work off-Broadway and then to Yale Drama School, from which he will graduate in 2018.
Film and theater world, take note of a very fine actor!

2018 update: James is in his third and final year at Yale Drama School and has received the Princess Grace Award!

2018 update deux: James was in town to play the lead role in the A.C.T. production of Suzan-Lori Parks's "Father Comes Home From the Wars". He's graduated from Yale and is making his mark!

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Thursday, October 19, 2017

Interview with Horror Happens Radio

Recently I had the pleasure of being interviewed once again by Jay Kay of Horror Happens Radio, which he and The Beast produce out of their bunker.
Jay Kay is a real scholar and supporter of genre media of all kinds. An interview with him feels like an effortless magic carpet ride, a conversation in a bar, something you don't want to end.
Check out his link on Sound Cloud (above) to get a sense of the sheer volume and breadth of his coverage (it ain't a plug for me, that will go up on his site eventually but not yet).
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Weird Film Fest returns

Writing, writing, writing.... and meanwhile putting together another
An evening of short horror, sci-fi, fantasy and otherwise Weird films from around the world
October 24, 7:30pm
144 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA

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