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Monday, November 10, 2014

"What Heavenly Body" places at the James River Shorts festival.


"What Heavenly Body" is now an award winning short!!! "WHB" was selected as a finalist in the James River Shorts Festival on Nov. 7th and won Second Place. The screening took place at the beautiful Virginia Museum of Fine Art.

"What Heavenly Body" is a love letter of sorts depicting an astronaut chasing what he thinks is a shooting star, but turns out to be something more grand.

Cast and crew were with me at the screening to support the film. Thank you's and hugs go out to them; Christopher, Curt, and, of course, my muse Anna!

I plan on submitting "WHB" to a few more festivals before putting it up on the website for public viewing probably in the summer of 2015.

Monday, November 3, 2014

"BILL" Warapped!!!


We wrapped on "BILL" late on a Tuesday evening around midnight. Crew and talent were great and fun to work with. The blooper reel will be amazing. Congratulations to Ariel for successfully directing her first short!
"Bill" has a head start on post as Ariel was editing as we went along. She still has sound design and a color grade to complete, but promises to have a finished cut by Christmas! Can't wait to see everybody at the wrap party!

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The first window of FFTB is Netflix


Congratulations to Fever Dreams llc. Netflix has picked up "Flesh for the Beast"!  Air-date is currently set for 1/05/2015! 

It was a privilege to be able to shoot this show and work with some really great guys & gals. Everybody worked really hard and put in a lot of late hours. As difficult as production always is with limited time and budget it's always worth it when you see the fruits of your labors projected at a screening, or on a DVD. Getting to see your work in the Netflix catalogue... I am very excited for myself and everyone I worked with!

Let's do it again!

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Personal short.


I've been working for the past 2 months on a short film of my own. The story is based on a poem I wrote about someone who is very special to me. I'm very excited to have completed it. I'm in the process of submitting to film festivals right now. Once the film has finished it's round of festivals, I'll post the film on my Vimeo page and my website. There was a lot of visual FX work in the piece and so I'm hoping to make some VFX break down videos as well.

Exploring the effects of money in people's lives in "Bill".


Shooting the short film "Bill" for writer/director Ariel Unser on the streets of downtown Richmond, VA. In "Bill" the audience follows a particular Twenty dollar bill as it circulates through the lives of many different people. In each hand, we get to see a vignette of how money affects people from all walks of life.

Finding work and friends with "Finding Alyce".



I was fortunate enough to be picked up as Second Unit DP of the feature "Finding Alyce". I got to shoot some great sequences for Director Bobby Mercer including some green screen work and a few crane shots. The cast and crew were great and I look forward to working with them again on future projects. "Alyce" is currently in post production.

Director Bobby and I have since formed a small writing team to create an episodic show focusing on the connectivity of seemingly unrelated people and exploring how all of us affect the lives of so many others for better or for worse.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Preview Screening!


Preview Screening!

Sneak peek of select episodes of FLESH FOR THE BEAST: TSUKIKO'S CURSE! at Chiller Theatre April 25th and 26th!  Information can be found at http://www.chillertheatre.com/main.htm.

The screening will be held at the Sheraton Parsippany Hotel in Parrasipany, NJ.

Sunday, April 6, 2014

New trailer!!!


Flesh for the Beast - Tsukiko's Curse Preview from Fever Dreams VOD on Vimeo.
New trailer!!!
"Shooting on location in Northern New Jersey and New York City, the web series will introduce audiences to a team of paranormal investigators whose task it is to explore the dark occult fringes of reality. The trio consists of Maho Honda as Tsukiko, a beautiful Japanese girl and a highly sensitive psychic; Patrick Daniel Smith as Parsons, a skeptical science-based researcher with an obsession for the paranormal and Charlotte Pines as Fortune, a free spirit and new-age mystic with just enough science to keep her grounded.
Each episode will feature strange, eccentric characters, eerie atmospherics and an unsettling mix of horror, gore and eroticism. The show will concoct a frightful brew of J-Horror and Reality horror thrills."

Congratulations to director Carl Morano and editor Andrew Sterling for moving heaven and earth to get through post and deliver a 6 episode fx heavy series!!!

Flesh in post!

Flesh in post!

With principal photography finished, Flesh moves into post production. It's always exciting to see the scenes you've shot out of order come together. It's also nice to see the cast again after so long. Everyone was wonderful to work with.

The Manifest Chronicles: Veronica Chais


New trailer



Young director David Roberts has just finished a trailer for his thesis film "Veronica Chais" Still in postproduction, Veronica Chais is a sci-fi thriller about a marginalized young woman who learns to unlock and control her innate ability to teleport.

Flesh FX

Flesh FX

Part of the fun of shooting this show is getting to shoot some great monster make-up FX created by FX artist Ashley Thomas.

This is just one of the monsters Ashley has created for the show besides your standard blood splatters, projectile vomiting and other less  palatable effects that I won't mention here. I'll just leave it with, I've never seen anybody do that with a tube of chocolate before. My hat is off to Ashley.

You can check out more of Ashley's work on her site at:
http://yellowmothmakeup.com/

Flesh in Fangoria!!!

Flesh in Fangoria!!!
I got to fill in as DP for Fever Dreams's latest web TV series "Flesh For the Beast" back in May starting with it's second episode. In that time Fangoria magazine put up an article about the show on their website. Fangoria is the biggest magazine in the horror genre, so it's very exciting when they take notice.

You can check out the article here:
http://www.fangoria.com/new/get-more-flesh-for-the-beast-on-the-web-first-photos/

No budget sci-fi thriller!

Working with film student David Roberts to lens his ambitious sci-fi thriller "Veronica Chais", which is a small vignette to a larger story titled "Manifest Chronicles".

The story is set in a world where a small minority of the Earth's population develop telekinetic powers of varying degrees. Life becomes stifling when the rest of the world regulates the gifted minority through mandatory pharmaceutical implants.

Pulling off a "sci-fi" anything can be daunting at any budget much less the "no budget" level, but David's friends are talented and committed to taking the time to get it right. I'm excited to lend my talents to the cause and to an interesting story.

"Becoming Elsie" Trailer





"Becoming Elsie" The movie trailer.

The story of Elsie's rescue and how she gives back to the world.



I'm working with Elsie's person on a documentary about the life and travels of Elsie spanning from when she was rescued from the streets of NYC, through surviving breast cancer. The film will also discuss the unfair reputation of this all American family dog and how she Elsie-with the help of her person-is working to change the perception of pit bulls in the eye of the general public.



2013 Marks Elsie's 7 year adoption anniversary. You can visit Elsie on her Facebook here



https://www.facebook.com/pages/Something-Elsie/200237223393067?fref=ts

and give her a "Like". She loves "Likes".