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Future Movie Settings

Film Exteriors I’m a filmmaker (writer, director, producer). But as you know, movies took a major hit when a certain pandemic decided to ransack our planet. Like everyone else, my co-producer wife and I were left looking for safe ways … Continue reading

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Future Movie Settings

Historical Sites and Modes of Transportation Last week I posted photos of buildings and structures taken during daytrips with my co-producer wife to possible future movie settings (our “what can we do?” response to the COVID lockdown). Here, I continue … Continue reading

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Future Movie Settings

Interesting Structures Many of you know that I write, direct and produce movies. You may also know that, while some scenes are filmed on sound stages (especially effects-heavy shots), most are filmed on-location. Finally, I’m guessing most of you know … Continue reading

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Promises to Keep

Seven years ago, in the fall of 2013, I met a man who altered my life forever. Mike, a producer and fledgling screenwriter, had spearheaded the formation of a production company called St. Michael Movies. And now they were casting … Continue reading

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Local Actor Helps Bring Forgiveness to the Screen

Feature Stories – Movie Reviews This interview with actor Michael Wilhem was featured in the popular arts and entertainment journal Whatzup. Michael, who is both a gifted actor and a wonderful human being, played one of the lead roles in Healing … Continue reading

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Late Bloomer?

I’m no spring chicken (or maybe I am; after all, my first feature film as a writer-director was released in the spring 3 weeks ago), but I’m a pretty well-seasoned chicken—wait, that sounds like a cooking metaphor. Make that a … Continue reading

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Light and Shadows

As a filmmaker, I’m intrigued by the uses of light and shadow. Objects and faces appear flat when flooded with light. Adding shadows models them, bringing out depth and dimensionality. People and places, seem more real when they’re shown in … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Monster Runs Amuck! Notzilla has to be the longest gestating dinosaur egg in history! The year after I graduated from high school, my buddy Jeff and I (co-members of the band The Daily Planet) wrote a short draft for a … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

My First Feature Film Under the Gipper. I was doing a producing internship in the glass skyscraper they blew up in Diehard (former president Ronald Reagan’s office was above us). Anxious to find a project, but lacking the money 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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