Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Smart and gets things done

My buddy Joe McReynolds is a talented filmmaker (writer/director/editor/producer), who is about to lock picture on last year's feature film The Vern, in which I play- wait for it- the villain.

Joe and I are dead-friggin'-serious about making more films on our own, now that I'll be here a while longer. He just started, but he's got a great eye, and, more importantly, Joe gets things done. I love working with people like that. In fact, I refuse to work anymore with people who are not like that. I need to be more like that.

So, I'm getting off my butt, and trying to put together both a short film for me to produce/write/shoot/direct/edit, and a feature that Joe and I can work together on, along with some of our friends and professionals that we have met on the ATX scene.

If you have any advice, ideas, or suggestions, though, I would love to hear them. I'm new at this, but learning fast.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

The Bailout Ad

Props to Gregg Yows for sending this around:

Spot on, man.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

That's a wrap!

Director Kat Candler declared a wrap on the shooting of Ninja James & The Beast Boy yesterday, and producer Leslie Langee celebrates here by popping open champagne (a surprise gift from Scott Colquitt).

The day started cold as Hades, about 30' Farenheit, from the 6 a.m. call time until about 8 a.m. But by noon it was a beautiful, cool, sunny, fall day, perfect for filming. The sun fell pretty quickly starting about 4:00 p.m., but by that time, we were all done except for some quick audio and close-ups of Savanah's character, my wife "Jane".  The cast and crew have been absolutely fabulous. Everybody worked so hard to make this a success.  

There is still the grueling post-production 
remaining, but from my vantage point, it 
was waaaaay smooth. I am sure that it was not that smooth from Kat and Leslie's view, but that's what makes them pros: they kept all that hidden from us meat puppets. 

There was absolutely no whining on this set at all (except maybe by me, when I was freezing my nipples off!). It was a wonderful esprit de corps, and my hat is off to the entire cast and crew, 
starting with Kat.
I hope to work with these talented filmmakers again.

Photo by Larry Furnace