Category Archives: Movies

Two Movies at Once!

I never dreamed I’d have two feature films, as a writer-director, in release at the same time–and two such completely different movies, too! Our distributor decided that, rather than wait as originally intended, they’d release my new comedy Notzilla right … Continue reading

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Notzilla is Coming!

Run! Or laugh anyway. My feature film Notzilla, an affectionate monster movie send-up, is due to be released very soon! I’ll post more as soon as I know the details! ≅ Meanwhile, my dramatic feature Healing River is receiving stellar … Continue reading

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Use Your Stories to Heal

In my fantasy novel The Wishing Map, a fierce impromptu battle breaks out between two groups of naims (gnomes) in the midst of a storytelling contest. One beloved old naim, Tuber, is fatally injured while trying to make peace. His … Continue reading

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A Few Screen Gems You May Have Missed

Even though the lockdown is lifting, most of us are still holed-up in our caves. A few theaters are testing the waters (one seat for every city block, popcorn with butter-flavored hand sanitizer). But most are waiting till Hollywood begins … Continue reading

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Fame vs. Flame

A Filmmaker’s Journal Four years ago on a June day like this we wrapped production on my first feature film as a writer-director Healing River (then titled Over-the-Rhine). Never dreaming it would take as long as it did for the … Continue reading

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Late Bloomer?

I’m no spring chicken (or maybe I am; after all, my first feature film as a writer-director was released in the spring 3 weeks ago), but I’m a pretty well-seasoned chicken—wait, that sounds like a cooking metaphor. Make that a … Continue reading

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Knowing Leads to Healing

It’s easy to vilify names, faces and images. Online. On social media. In the news–real, fake or a mix of both. The only way to know the truth is to know someone. To listen, to learn, and to care for … Continue reading

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Healing River: Another Rave Review

Originally posted on Father Says…:
I received an e-mail from a friend of mine the other day. I hadn’t heard from Mitch Teemley for awhile, although I do periodically check out his blog, The Power of Story. He offers stories…

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Wildflowers and Weeds

Ah, spring! Running waist deep through the wildflowers… But enough about my front yard.  Things do spring forth in the spring (I myself sprang forth on a May day such as this). But I can’t remember another spring when we’ve … Continue reading

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Help, I’m Being Attacked by Trolls!

Not this kind: This kind: My feature film Healing River was released on Amazon Prime a week and a half ago, and so far it has been rated a perfect 5 out of 5 by viewers! (They’ve also written wonderful … Continue reading

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