My second film “A Night in the Sunlight” is quickly nearing completion. Presently, we’re less than a week from locking picture. After that, we’ll sweeten the sound, color correct all of the pictures and send a timecoded copy off to Kelli Rudick so that she can compose the score. To give an idea, or maybe just to tease, I’ve assembled two trailers for the film. One is called “Teaser 1,” the other, “Teaser 2.” (more…)
Some good news: February 1st was the final deadline for the Seattle International Film Festival. On that day, I personally submitted a rough cut of “A Night in the Sunlight” to the festival offices where I asked if the submission fees could possibly be waived. The man who took my envelope and listened to my question furled his brow (more…)
It may have taken me a while but the result is worth the wait. This is a music video I made from select photos taken one very special night last summer. It’s pretty self-explanatory… except for the main characters, who are my friends Matt & Alex. So sit back, turn your speakers up and hit it to the full screen for the full effect!
My short film “Gimme Music, Gimme Shelter” will play the 10th Annual San Francisco Independent Film Festival February 7-19, 2008.
GMGS will be screened twice in a series called “Who Loves Ya, Baby?” which is a bundle of films described by the festival as being “In pursuit of new love and renewed commitments to old.”
Sat, Feb 9 2008 12:30 pm Roxie Cinema
Sun, Feb 10 2008 2:45 pm Victoria Theater
If you come out to a screening, be sure to say hi. I’ll be at both. In the back. Vomiting into my popcorn bag.
Good message in church today; it started like this:
What do you long for?
Who is most important to you?
What is most important?
This next part stood out to me:
It finally happened!
I wrangled the crew, the actors, actresses and most difficult of all, a splendid location!
All together, these bits and pieces turned my short script “27 Questions” into a lovely film that now goes by the name, “A Night in the Sunlight” (after a certain cafe that proved to be too magical and too inspirational to ignore.)
My short film “Gimme Music, Gimme Shelter” based on my MFA thesis has been accepted into the Sweet Onion Film Festival in Walla Walla, Washington. Although the Olympia Film Festival turned it down, Walla Walla was glad to have it. There’s just no accounting for taste, is there? (more…)
Out of my head!
(To borrow a line form Built to Spill)
As you may or may not know, my short film, “Gimme Music, Gimme Shelter” was accepted into the 1 Reel Film Festival as a part of Bumbershoot. It screened on Monday September 3, 2007 to an audience of about 300 crowded in the Cinema Seattle theatre in the opera house. The response was overwhelming, especially the penultimate moment when one character asks the other, “Do you want to dance?” Then BAM–screen goes black and roll credits! Some gasped, some laughed, a few groaned or let go of their bated breath… but then they all clapped, some even cheered.
It was the most remarkable noise I have ever heard in my life.
I can’t wait to hear it again!
On the Friday before Bumbershoot 2007, the Seattle Time’s Jeff Shannon made mention of a certain short film by a certain someone whom I’m sure you know.
Of course I’m talking about MYSELF! Who wouldn’t be when the Seattle Times calls your first film “an enjoyably offbeat example of unlikely romance.”
Yee-Haw! That feels good!
My short film “Gimme Music, Gimme Shelter” has been accepted into the 1 Reel Film Festival, September 1-3, 2007. 1 Reel is put on by the Seattle International Film Festival Group as part of Bumbershoot, Seattle’s city-wide music and arts festival.
“GMGS,” as this romantic, serio-comedy is more affectionately known (in some circles,) was adapted from my MFA thesis, “Menu,” a 20-minute self-penned solo performance that (on paper) concluded my tenure at the UW’s PATP. “GMGS” features my former classmate Alexandra Tavares as the “Girl with the Massive… Collection” and myself as “the Music Man.”