If people long for connection to one other, why do they often push it away? When you grow up in a place where you can get into a fight just for looking at someone, you learn pretty early to disconnect from those around you. Growing up in New Jersey, I can’t even count how many … More Connection
I appreciate you. Let me just say that up front, I appreciate you when you say things like, “You’re gonna make it” or “This project is going to be the one.” Believe me, I appreciate that thought very much. However I feel the need to tell you something. I am not trying to achieve something … More I’m not waiting to arrive and neither should you.
The original Central Florida group, Living Room Theater (LRT), which also holds independent film screenings, will now hold those screenings at the Blue Bamboo Center for the Arts. LRT is a unique theatre experience in which performers, Banks Helfrich, Tisse Mallon, and Jack Graham, are invited into people’s private living rooms and perform an immersive theatre … More Living Room Screenings moves to Blue Bamboo
This past Saturday was the final festival screening for my first narrative feature film, Read Me, bringing to an end a very long journey. It began in April of 2013 when I had just wrapped production on a feature film called, Fat, dumb and happy, directed by Banks Helfrich in which I was the assistant … More Turning the page on Read Me
I was first introduced to Skippy Lightfoot in early 2002 when my brother Christopher gave me a 13 page screenplay to read that he had written. I loved it! Immediately, I connected with the concept of a guy that is having a string of bad days, one after the other, and then suddenly is given … More Skippy Lightfoot Lives On
Sometimes when you are making a movie, the process takes so long that I often feel like people outside of the project must question whether or not anything is really happening with it. That’s why it is so exciting when I get to a point where I can release something new. Here is the trailer … More Read Me trailer
Last week we wrapped production on Read Me, which is my first narrative feature film as writer and director. Average Community, a documentary, was my first feature film and was its own huge undertaking, but a completely different animal. I prefer making narrative films, mostly because I like working with actors so much. I always said that … More That’s a wrap – and I’m amazed
So as it turns out, crowdfunding is just not as easy as many might think. I learned that the hard way back in September of last year when I attempted to raise money through Kickstarter for my film Read Me. I was a bit too optimistic, and failed on some key componates to run a … More I needed a kickstart to my Kickstarter
Now that I see that someone is actually talking about remaking 1985’s Weird Science, I figure there are officially no more rules about what we can and cannot remake or add an unneeded sequel to. Just think, somewhere out in the world of cinema there is a Basic Instinct 2, five Resident Evil films and … More I’m gonna pitch some sequel ideas. Why not?
Yesterday was the last day of shooting on Banks Helfrich’s newest film “fat, dumb and happy” for which I was the assistant director. All I can think at this point is, wow what the hell just happened. We shot so damn fast (around 25 pages a day), that it would make any normal filmmakers’ head … More Shooting fat, dumb and happy