Tag Archives: comedy

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

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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

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Is Halloween Evil?

It’s tempting to answer, “Sure, this year everything is!” But taking a post-pandemic view, the question is posed every year by a lot of well-meaning people… “Is Halloween evil?” Short answer: No, we are. Evil lives in people, not in … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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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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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Notzilla is Coming!

A Filmmaker’s Journal 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 … Continue reading

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Comedy Relief

After performing tragedies, the ancient Greeks always staged comedies, often making fun of the tragedies they’d just presented. Why? Comedy relief. Likewise, humor flourishes during wars and epidemics. Morbidity? No, survival. When we’re under attack, we ridicule our attackers and … Continue reading

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