Category Archives: Movies

Future Movie Settings

Interesting Structures Many of you know that I write, direct and produce movies. You may also know that, while some scenes are filmed on sound stages (especially effects-heavy shots), most are filmed on-location. Finally, I’m guessing most of you know … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Popular Culture & Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , , , | 41 Comments

Gifts of Love and Laughter

Both of my multi-award-winning feature films Healing River and Notzilla are out on DVD.* They’re perfect for stocking stuffers or small gifts. And if you order right away, you should get them just in time for Christmas! Healing River, a … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Popular Culture & Entertainment, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , | 11 Comments

Tips for Writers: The Serious Business of Funny

It’s been said that the only difference between Shakespeare’s tragedies and comedies is this: at the end of his tragedies, everyone dies, and at the end of his comedies, everyone gets married. A Midsummer Night’s Dream could have been a … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Movies, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 19 Comments

Let it Flow!

There’s never been a better time to talk about healing. From civil strife and viral fear. From isolation. In the midst of a worldwide medical/social pandemic, we’re more alienated than ever from each other, and oddly enough from ourselves. Why? … Continue reading

Posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Movies, Popular Culture & Entertainment, Videos | Tagged , , , , , | 16 Comments

How to Host a (Virtual) Watch-and-Laugh Halloween Party

It’s a pandemic Halloween. Probably not the best year for a live Halloween party. And trick-or-treating is pretty iffy, too. So what to do? Amazon to the rescue! They’ve put together everything you need for a Virtual Watch-and-Laugh Halloween Party … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Movies, Popular Culture & Entertainment, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Promises to Keep

Seven years ago, in the fall of 2013, I met a man who altered my life forever. Mike, a producer and fledgling screenwriter, had spearheaded the formation of a production company called St. Michael Movies. And now they were casting … Continue reading

Posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Humor, Memoir, Movies, Religion/Faith | Tagged , , , , | 29 Comments

My Wife and I Are Poster Kids!

I couldn’t mention this until today, because it’s kinda hush-hush. Also, because we were out of town, and wife Trudy refused to let me tip off burglars that our house was unoccupied (except for a six lb. attack kitty) and … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Movies, Popular Culture & Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , , | 57 Comments

Activating God’s Promise

My first feature film as a writer-director, Healing River, in production. “This is what the LORD God says, ‘In returning and rest shall you be saved; in quietness and confidence shall be your strength.’ But you would not.” ~Isaiah 30:15 … Continue reading

Posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Memoir, Movies, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , | 39 Comments

What If Animated Characters Were Real?

I loved cartoons as a kid. But unlike many adults I never completely outgrew them. True, I’m pickier now. But a glimpse of the characters from Beauty and the Beast, Toy Story, Wreck-It Ralph, Spirited Away or My Neighbor Totoro … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Movies, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , | 30 Comments

Defending My Kid!

No need to defend myself. My feature film Notzilla is first-and-foremost a comedy. And it’s rapidly building an avid fan-base among two groups of which I am a proud member: geeks and families. Geeks everywhere are embracing my kid as … Continue reading

Posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Humor, Movies | Tagged , , , , , , | 8 Comments