Everything moves slowly here in the Southwest. It’s one of the demons I battle on an almost daily basis. Having been born and bred right here in New Mexico, I’m very familiar with the “land of mañana” mentality. Being away for 25 years, however, eating dogs and swimming with sharks in San Francisco, Los Angeles…… Continue reading Art Of The Con
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
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
And so the search is on. Who will be our Lady Belladonna? Who will assay the role of our Mistress of Perdition, Top Soul Broker in the Abyss and hostess of Lady Belladonna’s Night Shades? We’ve got a few strong contenders, based mostly on the headshots and resumes we’ve taken in, but we really won’t…… Continue reading Who Will It Be?
Okay, it’s been a while since I gave an update on the local film industry, as seen from the trenches. Hold on to your soft sticks, boys and girls, I’m about to lower the boom. If you live in southern New Mexico and have been paying any attention at all to the news, you’ve probably…… Continue reading The View From Down Under
It has been two and a half years since I directed my last short film. “Blunt Offerings” wrapped on May 26, 2013, and premiered on the Rio Grande Theatre’s big screen for Film Las Cruces on Wednesday, October 9 of the same year. Over two years ago. That’s a long time and I’m not really…… Continue reading A Perfect Ending
There are an awful lot of very interesting and exciting quiddities going down in my little corner of the Borderlands, of late. Keeping up with it all has become something not unlike a circus act. There’s a lot of juggling and acrobatics, some tightrope walking, animals in need of training and let us not forget…… Continue reading Going All In
Forest for the trees time, boys and girls. It’s been a while since I pulled back from the minutia of every day life to study the bigger picture. Gotta do that every once in a while. Good for the perspective. Especially when I start feeling a little root bound. For me, right now, minutia means…… Continue reading Forest Retreat