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Hide Your Beer – Notzilla’s Here!

A Filmmaker’s Journal My multi-award-winning affectionate send-up of old monster movies Notzilla has finally arrived! Here’s the story in a nutshell, or, well, a beer can:  Yomama Bay, 1962. While the Japanese armed forces destroy yet another giant kaiju, a … Continue reading

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I Got (Algo)Rithm

To be sung to the tune of George and Ira Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm”: I got algo, I got rithm, I got pop-ups Who could ask for anything more? I’m a target of “smart marketing” That’s forever Who could ask … Continue reading

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The Story Behind Healing River

Faith-Based Movie “Healing River” is the Highest Rated Faith-Based Independent Film on Amazon Prime Video This story about our movie Healing River appeared recently on Jubileecast, one of the internet’s most influential faith-based media sites! By Hallels News Jul 31, 2020 01:25 … Continue reading

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Caricatures

Caricatures have been around for as long as people have. When we mock or tease someone, we do it by caricaturing them–exaggerating their features or mannerisms. My acting students once did a “celebrity roast” of me, imitating little idiosyncrasies I … Continue reading

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The Monster Movie to End All Monster Movies! (Or At Least Make Fun of All of Them)

There are several theories as to why the multi-zillion-dollar Warner Brothers Pictures blockbuster Godzilla vs. Kong, originally slated for release this month, has been delayed until next year… Yeah, that’s one of ’em, but I think we all know the … Continue reading

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In Praise of the Almost-Ordinary

Last weekend my wife and I passed a milestone, one that wouldn’t have even been an inchstone until 2020. Is there such a thing as an “inchstone”? Well, no. And that’s my point. Because you don’t celebrate ordinary things until … Continue reading

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Our Audience is Growing

I’m grateful to announce that, despite minimal advertising (we’re not exactly the Walt Disney Company) my feature film Healing River is one of the top-rated films on Amazon Prime. Result? Its viewing numbers have increased every week since it premiered–and … Continue reading

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Notzilla Trailer Premieres on Movieweb!

A Filmmaker’s Journal Watch it here or at Movieweb! The trailer for my comedy feature Notzilla just received its world premiere on the influential entertainment site… It also received its first review from Movieweb reviewer Kevin Burwick, who writes: “This … Continue reading

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“It Takes All Kinds…

…to make a world go weird.” Have a weird weekend, folks (not hard to do these days). (Click on any image to enlarge it, read caption, or start slide show) “As the saying goes, it takes all kinds to make … Continue reading

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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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