Friday, November 21, 2014

Loaded for bunny

Adam Reese & Jessica Chisum, real-life couple & acting powerhouse, on the set of The Bunny Man, now loping its way toward film festivals

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Friday, November 7, 2014

Feeling thankful

Ah, the crisp smell of dying leaves, the squeaking of penny loafers, the feel of books being cracked open (those low-energy-consumption, platform-independent devices you can read in the bathtub), the awesome sight of middle-aged alumni trudging toward the stadium,  seat-cushions in hand...
As Thanksgiving 2014 approaches, I feel thankful.
I finished a short film (The Bunny Man!) in collaboration with talented people, Shelter continues to find a home on screens here and abroad (Canada, Japan), Wild Book made it into a steampunk festival, and I was invited to curate a Weird Film Night at a winery!
What luck to work with such creative, cooperative people.
I have more ideas than time or money to pursue them, and am grateful for that kind of problem.
The masterful actor James Udom, who graced my play Scamoramaland in November 2013, has landed a part in an off-Broadway production of Tamburlaine.  May he get the big fat career he deserves.
Finally, I have my health, for which I'm most grateful of all.
OK, back to work.
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Friday, October 3, 2014

Bunny Man into sound post

The Bunny Man is finishing up in sound post-production, at Disher Music and Sound.
Thanks to the amazing power of EvilTone XL Pro 3.0, they are infusing the story with both menace and comedy. I'll never go to back to old EvilTone XL Pro!

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Weird Film Fest a success

Weird Wine 'n' Film Fest went well - good turnout, enthusiastic crowd, and looks like we'll be doing this again.

Ten films, mostly by women, plus "The Embalming", written by Frank Tuttle, author of the Markhat fantasy noir stories, and one of the funniest people around.

I found some of these films at the 2014 Etheria night - an event for horror and other 'genre' films by women, at the Egyptian Theater in LA. Some creepy, some funny, some with pathos. 

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Color grading can be fun

... when you're working with Jesse Spencer. The Bunny Man is one step closer to finished.
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Friday, July 25, 2014

weird film set experiences

Recalling experiences - on my own sets and crewing on other peoples' films - it's been challenging to pick the weirdest experience, (that I can mention without getting in trouble) - but I think in the end it would have to be: picking out a rat in a reptile store to use on a film set, and waiting for the director to decide if he would settle for a brown rat because they were out of gray ones.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014

Weird Film Fest at Urbano Winery

It's time for Weird Films with Wine, at Urbano Winery in Berkeley!
I've assembled a suite of horror films, mostly with women at the helm, for your viewing pleasure, projected upon a large surface by means of light waves!

Come on down to Urbano, August 20 (and a second night tba).
Here's the line-up!

Get your tickets - the last film night filled up quickly.

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