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Help, I’m Being Attacked by Trolls!

Not this kind: This kind: My feature film Healing River was released on Amazon Prime a week and a half ago, and so far it has been rated a perfect 5 out of 5 by viewers! (They’ve also written wonderful … Continue reading

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The Most Momentous Day of the Year! (Or Not)

February 2nd is Groundhog Day*, a day which reminds the world that Americans still dominate the very pinnacle of absurdity: People in the town of Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania (from an old Native American word meaning “white men are weird”) wear top hats, speak an incomprehensible … Continue reading

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Call Me Forrest

My daughter calls me Forrest Gump. She has this theory that I’ve not only met most of the world’s famous people, but that I (accidentally) caused most of the major events of the 20th century. Silly, I know. All I can say … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Over-the-Rhine – The Official Trailer! I’ve been talking about my feature film Over-the-Rhine for two years now (Update: The film was released in May, 2020 under the title Healing River). The creation of a movie, as with the creation of … Continue reading

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Movie Theaters I Have Loved

I was born loving movies, but seldom give proper credit to those magical rooms where movies blaze to life. So here are a few I have loved. The Meralta Theater in Downey, California was where my addiction began. I saw … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Less than a month from now we begin shooting Over-the-Rhine, my first feature film as a writer-director. I want to share the experience with you, my bloggish friends, partly because I think of you as my extended family (aww) and partly because I’ll … Continue reading

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Someone Appreciates Me!

All I ask for is a little appreciation. But do I get it?  No!  I get eye-rolling. From the wife. From the kids. From the squirrel looking in at me through the kitchen window. Stop with the eye-rolling already! Someone finally appreciates me. And it’s no less … Continue reading

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Yoda is Rolling Over in His Grave!

Star Wars: The Force Awakens, the biggest box office hit of all time, was not nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture!  Seriously? Well, sure, it got a few “technical” nominations (Best Special Effects–duh!) and Best Score, of course (John Williams sneezes … Continue reading

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Me and Princess Leia’s Mom

I’ve always been in love with movies. As a kid I wanted with every fiber of my being to be Gene Kelly. To sing like him. To dance like him. But most of all, to kiss girls like him. Especially … Continue reading

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The Wishing Map 1

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Preface Bedtime is the time to stall. And asking for “a story” is the best way to do it. In response to such requests, many years ago I began improvising an ongoing story for my…

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