Trepidation. It’s a funny little word, because it sounds just like what it is. To experience trepidation, one must be very agitated and a little fearful of what may happen. Anybody who has spent any time at all on the stage knows this feeling. We call it flop sweat. Check, check and check. I am…… Continue reading High Anxiety
Whoa, what a week. The Borderlands Film Festival is now just a memory. Oh, but what a memory! Well, what I can remember of it… To be completely honest, some of it is just a blur. And, because I was in charge of Guest Services at the host hotel, I didn’t get the opportunity to…… Continue reading The Sturm and Drang of Filmmaking
So, here we are. It’s Tuesday. The official kick-off day for the Borderlands Film Festival, of which I am one of the organizers. Everything is in readiness. Our opening night film is queued up, along with 80-something other films, spread out over six days of independent film, workshops, seminars, ceremonies and parties. Tickets are on…… Continue reading The Spirit Of Independents
I love this time of the year. Crisp mornings, cool evenings and, because I live in the desert, late summer blooms. Now that Fall is officially here, I can start breaking out my soup recipes and piling up the firewood. It all makes me very happy. Which is a good thing, under the circumstances. I’m…… Continue reading Looking On The Bright Side
Okay, let’s just address the pink rhinoceros in the room right off the bat. No sugar coating, here. The biopsy was brutal and the pathology results were alarming to everybody, including the doctors at the Mayo Clinic. Apparently this particular gut goblin is very aggressive. It hasn’t yet metastasized, but it has tipped me right…… Continue reading How To Make The Best Of Monkey Feces In Your Hair
By the time you read this, we will either be on our last day of shooting, or completely wrapped. The sequel to Lady Belladonna’s Night Shades will be in the can. Soon, the wizards at PRC will begin editing and adding the effects necessary to make it pop and sizzle. With luck, we’ll have a…… Continue reading Roll Cameras!
And just like that, we’re in pre-production on a sequel to the anthology produced by PRC Productions back in August of 2016. Lady Belladonna’s Night Shades wasn’t a blockbuster by any means. It’s even debatable whether or not it could be considered a “hit.” The anthology has a permanent roost on Amazon Prime, where the…… Continue reading She’s Baaaaaaaack!
The never-ending trainwreck. That’s how many have looked back on 2016, and with good reason. From a glut of celebrity deaths to bombings, shootings and terrorist attacks to the presidential upset that shook the world, the repercussions have been seismic. For many, it is considered the worst year ever and it cannot come to an…… Continue reading 2016, The Year That Was
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