The Devil In The Detail

There’s a kind of magic that happens when putting together a feature film project. Sure, everybody says that, but having been on the inside, both now and years ago when I worked for Paramount Pictures, I can tell you, watching a project like Lady Belladonna’s Night Shades take shape is truly marvelous. To go from…… Continue reading The Devil In The Detail

The Dark Lady Rises

Lady Belladonna’s Night Shades is quickly becoming a reality. After an extensive month-long search, involving some of the most talented actresses from all across the state, our dark lady has been cast in the form of local performer and provocateur Tawnya Bass. Our supporting roles have also been cast in the form of trusted and…… Continue reading The Dark Lady Rises

April Showers

I don’t believe in glory days. Or, rather, I don’t believe in the recognized usage of the term. Over time, it has become my belief that every day has the potential to be a glory day. Sure, some days are better than others, but for the most part, 16 hours is plenty of time to…… Continue reading April Showers

2015, The Year That Was

One of my favorite authors, the incomparable Ray Bradbury, once said, “Love what you do and do what you love. Don’t listen to anyone else who tells you not to do it. Imagination should be the center of your life.” For the better part of 25 years, I have been doing just that – following…… Continue reading 2015, The Year That Was

A Passion That Soars

There is something momentous and magical taking place in southern New Mexico’s theater community: a growing sensibility that professionalism and uncommon stagecraft is not out of reach. Las Cruces may not have the deep pockets and wide community appeal of other metropolitan regions, but it does have an enormously capable pool of talent to draw…… Continue reading A Passion That Soars

Me, my Selfie and “I”

Want to have an experience that reeks of magic? No, not prestidigitation or illusion. Not that Doug Henning or Harry Potter mumbo jumbo. Not carney tricks or flights of fancy. I’m talking real magic. Old world magick. The stuff that infuses the act of living with wonder. And what about the psychological aspect? Is that…… Continue reading Me, my Selfie and “I”

Working Man

How does one become successful in the film industry? It’s a loaded question, and one asked regularly here in southern New Mexico, where the industry is really just in its infancy. Ask the experts – and by that I mean anybody who has achieved some level of success – and you’re likely to get a…… Continue reading Working Man