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Hollywoodland

October 25, 2016

Our sci-fi drama NEW will screen November 3 at the historic (formerly Grauman’s) Chinese Theater on Hollywood Boulevard! It kicks off a whole evening of short films presented by the Hollyshorts Film Festival. As the writer and director I’ll be … Continue reading

With a bang!

March 23, 2016

NEW played its last film festival a few weeks ago, part of the Pensacon Comic Con in Pensacola, Florida… and won the jury prize for best short film! This trophy recently arrived in the mail. A nice way to wrap … Continue reading

Thousands of Eyes On Us

December 13, 2015

Our sci-fi short film NEW debuted online November 2, and the response has been very gratifying indeed. As I write this post, we’re coming up on our 15,000th view. For a three-day period in early November, we were clocking around … Continue reading

Now playing on an internet near you!

November 2, 2015

After festival dates in the US and UK, and snagging a “Critic’s Choice” award at FilmFest Twain Harte, my latest film NEW is now online and free to view! NEW is a 16-minute drama about an elderly couple restored to … Continue reading

The perks

August 9, 2015

At long last the discs and other perks are in hand. Donors, watch your mailboxes! And, I thank you for your patience. The discs are beautiful, and loaded with extras, and I hope you’ll agree they were worth the wait. … Continue reading

Me talk pretty about crowdfunding

March 26, 2015

So I’ll be at Petaluma Community Access TV tonight; they’ve asked me to give a talk about crowdfunding for filmmakers. I’m not claiming to be an expert on crowdfunding, but I am crackerjack at Googling things. That’s how I learned … Continue reading

Desirable objects

February 8, 2015

At last, the long-awaited Blu-Rays and DVDs of NEW are coming together. I’m really pretty excited about that the package we’re assembling. In addition to the film itself, we’re throwing in a ton of bonus material: visual effects demos, production … Continue reading

November’s gonna be crazy!

October 12, 2014

Crazy for me, that is. But it will offer the public six chances to see NEW on the big screen. So get your tickets! Here’s how it all breaks down: . . . NOVEMBER 8: CRYONICS CONVENTION in LAUGHLIN, NV. … Continue reading

A trophy from gold country

September 13, 2014

Over the recent Labor Day weekend, Sheila and I had the pleasure of attending Film Fest Twain Harte, up in California’s gold country. This was NEW’s U.S. premiere, and our first chance to see the film on the big screen … Continue reading

Progress report

July 20, 2014

Hello everyone. I’ve been getting lots of inquiries as to the status of NEW. Mostly of the “is it done yet?” variety. The short answer: almost. Admittedly that’s been my short answer for a while. Completing this film seems to … Continue reading

London

May 5, 2014

NEW had its world premiere on May 4, 2014 at the Sci-Fi-London Film Festival. Though I wasn’t able to attend, one of NEW’s early supporters, Paul Fitzgerald, was there in the flesh. He sends back these pictures, along with word … Continue reading

A World Premiere – and a race to the finish!

March 21, 2014

We’re very pleased to announce that NEW will see its WORLD PREMIERE at the end of April. In London, no less, at the Sci-Fi London Film Festival! Does that mean the film is done? Well, not quite. But it’s home stretch … Continue reading

In Post

November 8, 2013

It’s barely three months since production wrapped on NEW, but I’ve been looking at photos of the cast & crew on location and it seems like another era to me. Or an alternate universe, maybe. The noise and hustle, the … Continue reading

That’s a wrap!

August 4, 2013

NEW wrapped principal photography on July 30, 2013, after 6 days of shooting. Filming NEW was an amazing, grueling, wonderful, exhausting experience. I’ve never worked harder, never stressed harder and never had as much fun doing anything in my life. … Continue reading

Meet the cast of NEW!

July 1, 2013

It’s been super busy around here as we prepare to make our film NEW. One crucial task has been finding the perfect cast. Special recognition must go out to rock star producer Don R. Lewis, who worked his connections, beat … Continue reading

Location, location, location. Help us find one!

June 3, 2013

It’s been pretty busy here at NEW HQ as we prepare to make our film. Plans are in place to begin shooting in just over one month, and before then there’s plenty to do! Our #1 priorities have been finding … Continue reading

Goal reached – thank you!!

May 17, 2013

Great news, friends: yesterday WE HIT OUR FUNDRAISING GOAL for our science fiction film, NEW! Our heartfelt thanks to everyone who has donated and helped spread the word. Because of you, we’ll be able to make a film we’ve been … Continue reading

On the air

April 9, 2013

Last Thursday I was invited to talk about my past work and my latest film, NEW, on KSRO radio in Santa Rosa. It was a lot of fun, my thanks to Steve Jackson and Mike DeWald for having me on! … Continue reading

TICKETS TO THE FUTURE ON SALE NOW

April 1, 2013

This month we’ve launched a campaign to raise the $22,000 we’ll need to make NEW, our dramatic science-fiction short film. Please visit our USA Projects page, watch our campaign video, and consider becoming a part of the team that makes this … Continue reading

Two ANGST screenings in March

March 9, 2013

On Friday, March 15 & 16, the Healdsburg International Short Film Festival is doing a “Best of the Festival” thing in Santa Rosa, CA. My latest micro-short (2 minutes!) ANGST will screen both days. There’s a wine reception Friday evening … Continue reading

The Producer

January 27, 2013

I’m pleased to announce a major development as I prep for my next film, NEW. I’ve officially teamed up with Don R. Lewis, who will be taking on the role of producer! Don lives in Petaluma, California, just down the … Continue reading

A shakedown for the new script

November 2, 2012

Last Wednesday night some local actors and friends gathered for a table-read of NEW, my latest short screenplay. We read through it twice,  and discussed what was working and what might work better. Then we got on our feet. We … Continue reading

Looking for a Producer

September 14, 2012

I am now seeking an experienced, hands-on Producer, based in the SF Bay Area, for a 15 minute sci-fi short. This is a paid position. The plan: smart script, pro actors, pro-level FX, indie budget. You can get all the … Continue reading

Coverage of Healdsburg Fest


Here’s some nice coverage by the Santa Rosa Press Democrat’s John Beck on the Healdsburg festival, including a mention of local filmmakers.

My short story wins local competition

September 13, 2012

Adapted from my latest short screenplay, NEW is a 1,300-word short story that just won first place in the Redwood Writers Sci-Fi Short Story Contest. I’m quite pleased and take this as more encouragement to make the short film. The … Continue reading

Etc. and Misc.

August 17, 2012

I recently directed a promotional spot for the San Francisco Association of Realtors. Also keeping busy procrastinating on the new screenplay, and sending my new short ANGST out to festivals.

ANGST world premiere in September

July 19, 2012

My latest short film ANGST will screen in September at the Healdsburg International Short Film Festival. Three chances to see it: Saturday at 2 pm and 7 pm, and again on Sunday at 2 pm. The festival runs concurrent with the … Continue reading

Angst in the Can

May 15, 2012

I’m finishing up post-production on a brand new comedy short, ANGST. Coming soon!

Napa Valley Film Festival Report

November 13, 2011

I co-wrote and directed some over-the-top scenes (soapy melodrama a la Douglas Sirk), at a live event opening night of the Napa Valley Film Festival. Crazy, noisy, but fun. A terrific cast, and a crew of hot-shot pros. (All photos … Continue reading

I’d like to thank the Academy

October 1, 2011

My screenplay OCCUPANT made the quarterfinals in the Nicholl Fellowship in Screenwriting – that’s the one run by AMPAS. Guess all the rewriting paid off.

Sputnik lands in Bodega Bay

May 1, 2011

MAY 2011: The Story of Sputnik screens May 28 at the Bodega Bay International Film Festival.

Actor/Director Workshop wraps

March 10, 2011

Had a blast running an actor/director workship. 8 actors, 4 scenes, 4 directors – one of whom was me. Four teams (each consisting of one director and two actors) were each assigned a different short scene, excerpted from an existing … Continue reading

Actor/Director workshop expands

February 1, 2011

Turnout for my workshop exceeded expectations. We’ve got four actor/director teams rehearsing and videotaping scenes this month!

Back from Seattle

August 2, 2010

Completed a 3-week screenwriting intensive at TheFilmSchool where I studied with people like writer Stewart Stern (Rebel Without a Cause). Incredible.

We. Won.

October 24, 2009

Our screenplay The Sensitivity Program WINS Best Sci-Fi Screenplay at the 2009 Austin Film Festival screenplay competition!!