Friday, October 31, 2008



Thursday, October 30, 2008

Busy busy

Time to get moving again. Time to get busy!! The to do list is mounting up and I'm getting in gear. Each area of the film is becoming more and more demanding.

Friday, October 24, 2008

Two years ago this evening, my father passed away. Two years and I think of him every day. I miss him so very much. I love you sweet dad.

Sunday, October 19, 2008


Today was the read through with the cast and I couldn’t be more excited about this project!!

Thursday, October 16, 2008


O.K. here's the scoop. We really need a beat up ol' 1970's type sedan (El Camino, Charger, Chrysler sedan, etc.), for our lead character to drive in our short film Ninja James and the Beast Boy.
We've been calling auto shops, repair shops, auto schools, car clubs, salvage yards, car rental places, and emailing friends, neighbors, and colleagues. It's getting to the point where I've started stalking beat up cars!
We need it for three weekends of our shoot, November 8th, 9th, 15th, 16th, 22nd, and 23rd (2008). It's doesn't need to be pretty at all, but it would be great if it's up on it's various tags, so we can drive it on the street, without getting a ticket. Oh, and we would like to be able to take the windshield out for the duration of the shoot. Then before we return it, we would have it professionally replaced.
I know this may be a tall order, but if any of you have any leads or ideas or a car we can use, please let me know.

Monday, October 13, 2008

fountain vs. fire hose

I never thought producing a short film would take up so much time. Or maybe I didn’t have that much free time in the first place. I don’t know, but one thing’s for sure, I don’t have any now.

It’s really something that’s given me pause. I felt I was at a place in my life, where I could take on the responsibilities to produce a film and still be able to provide a steady stable environment for the kids and spouse. Instead I seem to be running around like a chicken, constantly short changing one area for the other. Nothing’s quite done, and everything is mixing up. - Find a parent to take kids with them to school functions, Get the film insurance paid. Don’t forget that one kid stays home for Columbus Day, but not the other one, forgot a location meeting, reschedule a kids dentist appointment. Out of milk. Always, it seems I’m out of milk!

I thought I would be sipping from the fountain of knowledge, but instead I’m drinking from a fire hose!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Picking up speed

The cast is almost set which feels great! Our leads are professional, incredibly talented and to make matters even better, Super Nice People! As for the locations, both Kat and I are giving great sighs of relief to have that locked. We looked them over today, talked about what will go where, who needs to be where, cars, buses, extras, lights, when to shoot, how it will look. outside on the streets, inside buildings and hallway, etc., etc., etc.,.. It was thrilling and exciting and well, truthfully, over whelming. There is just so much to think about.

But now I’m really tired. Like bone tired. I’ve been going to sleep around 1am almost every night this week and then getting up for the day around 6am. Hey, I’m a 9 hour sleeper! I’m talking serious sleeper. Five or six hours of sleep just doesn’t cut it for me. Even now, I feel like I’ve got the flu.

So I’m gonna go to bed now and try not to think about every little detail that I hope I won’t forget before I awake tomorrow. I'm so excited about this film... I'm so tired.

I've stopped making sense.

Thursday, October 02, 2008


We are so close to being funded for this film. So close, so close….

Wednesday, October 01, 2008


1st round of auditions are done. It wasn’t easy, but after a bit of teeth gnashing (more on my part, than Kat’s) decisions were made and soon we will have our callbacks!