Tag Archives: monster

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

Posted in Humor, Movies, Writing | Tagged , , , , , , | 31 Comments

A Filmmaker’s Journal

Monster Love! Our feature film comedy Notzilla, an affectionate send-up of old monster movies, has received two new honors! (Click on any image to enlarge, or to start slide show) First, we were chosen to preview exclusive scenes from the … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Movies, Popular Culture & Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , , | 50 Comments

The Audience Roared!

A quick update and thank you to those who visited my pre-scheduled posts over the last five days. And thank you, each of you, for excusing me (notice how I assume you do?) for not visiting your blogs during that … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Movies, Popular Culture & Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , , | 70 Comments

A Filmmaker’s Journal

A Monster Debut in Chicago this Weekend! My newest feature film Notzilla, an affectionate send-up of old monster movies, will have its official debut at Chicago’s G-Fest this weekend! To read about the premiere and the movie (warning: plot spoilers) … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Movies, Popular Culture & Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , , | 26 Comments

Music from My Movies

 Where Have All the Monsters Gone? As I mentioned in the previous Music from My Movies, I wrote three songs for the closing credits of my new feature film Notzilla. Since the music under the credits represents a typical day … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Movies, Popular Culture & Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , , | 27 Comments

Music from My Movies

Dino Surfin’ I recently posted the songs from my feature film Over-the-Rhine, mentioning that creating music for my movies is a way of pursuing “my other love.” Over-the-Rhine is a heavy drama, so those songs are serious, emotional accompaniments to … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Movies, Popular Culture & Entertainment | Tagged , , , , , , | 25 Comments

My Brief but Glorious Career as a Monster

I had a huge affection for monsters as a kid. From Dr. Frankenstein’s befuddled electro-charged jarhead to that ultimate rejected pound puppy, the Wolfman. So once I got old enough to say no to Mom’s “you would look adorable in … Continue reading

Posted in Humor, Memoir, Story Power | Tagged , , , , , , | 36 Comments