Category Archives: Movies

A Filmmaker’s Journal

He killed her only son… My feature film Over-the-Rhine will have its West Coast Premiere at the Burbank International Film Festival on Saturday, September 9th, 2017. And I’ve just learned that we have been nominated for a major award! Categories … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

My feature film Over-the-Rhine has been officially selected for the Burbank International Film Festival! We’ve also been told we may be in the running for an award, but don’t know the details yet. Over-the-Rhine will screen Saturday, September 9, 1:00 … Continue reading

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My Ten Favorite Movies of 2017 – So Far

I have lots of room in my heart for “mainstream” movies. You know, the ones people actually watch. I saw a film aficionado’s list of the 50 Best Movies of the 21st Century recently and suddenly felt terribly unsophisticated. Not … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

New Feature Film in the Works! I was planning to write a profoundly serious blog post today. Oops! Instead, I find myself in final negotiations to write, direct, and produce an absurdly over-the-top feature film–and loving it! It’s my earnest … Continue reading

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New “Jesus Go!” Video

Last year I wrote a short story entitled Jesus GO! In it, a teenage girl and her Pokémon GO-obsessed kid brother meet an older man who insists that “Jesus came up with the idea first.” Because JG was so warmly … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Open Door or Open Pit? In the battle for fame, conscience is often the first casualty. I’d just completed my final student film and was combing through Backstage, a well-known resource for entry-level movie jobs, when, to my surprise I … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

The World Premiere this past week of my new feature film Over-the-Rhine was remarkable. Cincinnati’s historic Memorial Hall was packed with good people and good cheer. The audience response was ecstatic–loud cheering erupted as the end credits rolled–a filmmaker’s dream. … Continue reading

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