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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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The Best Movies of 2018

Part Two To read Part One (Comedies and Action Movies) click here. Best Dramas BlacKkKlansman – Spike Lee’s best film in years. Not quite up there with Do the Right Thing or Malcom X, but still fires on all four … Continue reading

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Movies That Have Changed Me

The Dramas I started this series with Comedies, at least in part because I’d discovered at any early age that getting laughs at the cost of time-outs under the teacher’s desk was worth it (yes, some of my grade school … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Another Award! So this is cool: My last feature film Over-the-Rhine is now an Official Selection and Nominee at the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival, one of North America’s largest faith-based fests. We missed the cut last year, but this … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

 Official Trailer for The Tribunal I’ve talked a lot about my feature film Over-the-Rhine, and about Notzilla, my in-the-works monster movie spoof  But up until now I’ve said little about my executive producer Mike Mergler or St. Michael Movies, the production … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

This Little Light of Ours Two years ago I pitched a compelling story of forgiveness to a faith-based production company in Ohio. They liked it and agreed to make it one of five feature films they would distribute primarily via … Continue reading

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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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