Category Archives: Movies

Jesus Go!

A few years back Pokémon GO became the most popular game app of all time. It still is, actually, although it doesn’t get as much publicity now. The premise of the first game to popularize augmented reality (AR), was simple … Continue reading

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Music from My Movies

Do the Notzilla! I wrote three songs for the closing credits of my new feature film Notzilla, each in a different early 60s pop style, and each devoted to the national craze set off by an escaped kaiju (giant monster) … Continue reading

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A Movie Scene I’d Like to See

Night on a raging sea. Before us, weathering the storm, is Noah’s Ark. Inside, timbers creak. Noah’s family huddles by lantern light. One of Noah’s three sons has just finished playing the harmonica. There is a pause. Then Noah turns … Continue reading

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Music from My Movies

 Where Have All the Monsters Gone? As I mentioned in the previous Music from My Movies, I wrote three songs for the closing credits of my new feature film Notzilla. Since the music under the credits represents a typical day … Continue reading

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Music from My Movies

Dino Surfin’ I recently posted the songs from my feature film Over-the-Rhine, mentioning that creating music for my movies is a way of pursuing “my other love.” Over-the-Rhine is a heavy drama, so those songs are serious, emotional accompaniments to … Continue reading

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A Life-Changer

Three years ago this month, we began production on Over-the-Rhine, my first feature film as a writer-director-producer. I’d made many short films over the years, but this was the first time anyone had ever put up the funding necessary for … Continue reading

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Music from My Movies

Father, I’m on Fire! Father, I’m on Fire, a burst of guileless musical joy, plays under the ending credits of my feature film Over-the-Rhine. Expressing the newborn faith of one of the film’s central characters, it’s exuberant lyrics and light … Continue reading

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