Beastly Desires

Outrageous. That’s the best word I can think of to describe what has to be the most original pseudo-biopic ever committed to celluloid – the 1989 French film, Marquis. In this instance, the worthy depicted is the Marquis De Sade. What makes the film truly interesting is the fact that the characters portrayed, including the…… Continue reading Beastly Desires

Back On VHS

There’s something altogether satisfying about going through a cache of old VHS tapes. It’s a bit like cracking open a time capsule and revisiting moments from our past. This isn’t an activity many under the age of 30 can truly understand, much less appreciate. Old VHS tapes, like old mix tapes (remember those?), have the…… Continue reading Back On VHS

Art Of The Con

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

Gettin’ ‘er Done!

Editor’s note: I wrote this on Monday, August 22, but because of a lack of wifi, wasn’t able to upload it until today. Small price to pay. Now where was I? Oh, yes! I have a confession to make. I am besotted with the Mimbres Valley of Southeastern New Mexico. Oh, we’d flirted before and…… Continue reading Gettin’ ‘er Done!

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

Who Will It Be?

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?

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