Blu-ray

YouTube Channel Re-Launch Is Underway

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  For the longest time I have been debating re-launching my YouTube channel, which I call “Vague Ramblings”, and turn it more into a full time venue. I know a few people who make a living being content creators and the fact is I have always loved making videos for it and between other projects there can be a lot of downtime which also means no means of income. Why not do both? Create content and (hopefully) make a living at it? So I put a lot of thought into it and decided it’s the way to go. Unfortunately the move happened around the time I was planning to re-launch the channel. That move turned into a bit of a nightmare with so many issues dealing with the moving company, buying/selling, and even hurricane Harvey. Even as the dust settled there were other issues that kept pushing back the time […]

Film History

George A. Romero – Thank You For Everything

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The day I hoped would never come has indeed come to be. The passing of one of the most influential people on my life, George A. Romero. When I started film school the teacher went around the room and asked everyone who inspired them the most to become filmmakers. At the time it was the in thing to say Martin Scorsese so most people said him and a few answers were interesting if not obvious. I was the standout because I said George Romero. I have a long list of filmmakers that have inspired me over the years but when it comes to the ones that literally shaped me that list is very short. Indeed a key name on that short list is George Romero. When I was really young I became fascinated by the film Creepshow. I found the graphic novel of it a couple months before the film […]

Film Festival

More Film Festivals For Ella

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Great news! ‘Ella Gets A Promotion?‘ has been accepted into not one but TWO more film festivals. It will be playing in Los Angeles at the end of March in the Holly Shorts Film Festival and the North Hollywood Cinefest. Definitely something to be really excited for.   Sorry for the lack of updates but so much is going on so there will be a lot of posts coming plus the new website will be up in a couple weeks.

Film Festival

‘Ella Gets A Promotion?’ Plays All Over The World at Manhattan Shorts Film Festival

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Our film Ella Gets A Promotion? is lucky to have been picked as one of only ten films to play as part of the Manhattan Short Film Festival. It was also the only film picked from the U.S. To call this an honor is an understatement. It is simply amazing. The films are shown in over 250 theatres all over the world. Literally all over the world where the audience members vote on their favorite. Both Mike and I were able to attend the Friday night showing in Chicago at the Wilmette Theatre which was really great. The audience members varied in every way and Mike was able to introduce the film and the festival before it began. I didn’t know much about the other films so it was also great for me to see them. The festival did good (not just by picking our film) because all of the […]

Film Festival

Ella Gets Into The Manhattan Short Film Festival

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I am proud to announce that Ella Gets A Promotion? will be showing at the Manhattan Short Film Festival. It will be shown around the world(!) in a multi-theatre stream. Just amazing! Details are coming on all of the festivals Ella Gets A Promotion? will be showing at. Great to see our little film doing so well.

Film Festival

Ella Gets Into Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles

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I am so excited to announce that the short film I made with Mike Pusateri, Ella Gets A Promotion?, got accepted into the Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles. We are all so proud of the film we made and it’s great to see it getting accepted. There is more news coming for this film. You hope that when you make a film, even a short film, that it gets seen in front of an audience and luckily this film will be.

Filmmaking

John Carpenter Live – A Dream Come True

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Last night I went to see John Carpenter perform live. He is currently touring performing themes from several of his films plus tracks from his two non-soundtrack albums Lost Themes and Lost Themes II. To say the night was amazing is an understatement. It was one of my favorite evenings ever. John Carpenter is an idol of mine. When I was a kid I saw The Fog and was both scared and fascinated by it. I watched it over and over. As I’ve written before I was a huge film fan from a very young age and took great interest in directors which led to me being one. So when I saw a film that struck me, even when I was in single digit age numbers, I wanted to know what else they had done. This led to me seeing Escape From New York, which is one of my top […]