The Oracle of Bacon

Went to the Oracle of Bacon and found my Kevin Bacon relationship… chip street has a Bacon number of 3: 1 – Chip Street was in The Tripper (2006) with Lucas Haas 2 – Lucas Haas was in Mars Attacks (1996) with Rance Howard 3 – Rance Howard was in Frost/Nixon (2008) with Kevin Bacon[…]

Whatever It Takes

Hah! I just learned that my first short film, “Whatever It Takes”, is posted on YouTube. This short was written and produced primarily as an equipment test back in like 2005… my friend Chris Cooney had just gotten a new lighting kit and mic, and wanted to try it out. We were running a writer’s[…]

Inktip

I’ve got my scripts on inktip.com, in the hopes that they’ll be seen and read by producers looking for new properties. Inktip is a legit site, they do a decent job screening the “producers”, vetting their resumes before allowing them access so we can be reasonably assured that whoever is looking at our stuff is[…]

The Style of No Style

“Wow, that $5,000 slasher horror flick you made sure is a crappy movie.” “It’s just a slasher flick, that’s the style. It’s about the blood, not the production values.” “So slasher flicks can be bad movies and still be good?” “They’re not bad movies. They have a different style.” “Er… movies are movies, regardless of[…]

New Website

heyall… Seems like I’m forever tweaking, but it seemed like my old site had way too much info, was too busy, and was hard to navigate. So I’ve rebuilt it. Please take a look and give me any feedback. The one thing that’s still to be integrated is a media page, with any clips/shorts/reel etc.[…]

Making Arrangements – Day Three

How did we get everyone to show up on a weekday? Don’t these people have jobs? I don’t know… but it’s a Monday shoot and we’ve got a bunch of dedicated volunteers here again. Today we’re shooting the first and last scenes in the story… funny how that worked out. We’ve got a small white empty room[…]

Making Arrangements – Day One

Day one of shooting Arrangements. Today we’re on location at Glen Alba Gardens. Figgered we’d keep it pretty simple, and do all the interiors… They’re pretty easy setups, only a few actors, and we can control light and sound so it’s an easy way for the crew to find its mojo since we haven’t all worked together[…]

Arrangements: Director's Diary – auditions and other stuff

We held auditions at the Digital Media Factory (thanks, guys!). We had a pretty good turnout, though not as deep as I’d expected… but it was cool, cuz I got lots of time to just chat with each person. We just ran camera, and talked about the script, the character, and their thoughts on both.[…]

Arrangements: Director's Diary – introduction

Well, I’ve been asked to direct a short film for a local indie production group. Cinemar is an organization of filmmakers local to the Santa Cruz area – students, hobbyists and professionals. They maintain a website for members to share their profiles and communicate with one another. They also hold a monthly “Schmoozfest” gathering at the largest[…]

On The Fringe

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Let me start by saying that On The Fringe is the kind of story I like. I like Good Will Hunting, Everything is Illuminated and Breaking Away… small town stories, complex characters, and universal interpersonal themes that we can all relate to. And at its core, that’s what On The Fringe is about.

It’s also the kind of story that too few indie filmmakers attempt, at least at the microbudget level. It has no zombies in it. It has no blood. It has no guns. Well, okay, a little blood, and one really old man with a shotgun. But no zombies. Consequently, it may not be for all fans of microbudget indie film. […]

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