Tag Archives: Movies

A Hero Comes Home

My first musical hero died this week. In fact, given the role music has played in my life, it would be accurate to call him one of my first heroes, period. Gerry Marsden of Gerry and the Pacemakers, along with … Continue reading

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I’m Not an Actor, I Just Play One on TV

Yes, I’m an actor. I even have a diploma to prove it. But that doesn’t automatically mean they let me act on TV, or anyplace else for that matter (you know how “they” are). In fact, I just auditioned for … Continue reading

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Be Who You’re Called to Be

I once dated a struggling British actress. We talked about how hard it was to make it in the movie biz. She mentioned meeting a 35 year old actor who’d wrapped work on a “kid’s movie” at London’s Elstree Studios. … Continue reading

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My Mystery Blogger Award

I don’t normally do blog awards because they’re meant to draw attention to newer blogs; and I’ve been around a few blog years (even more in dog years) and have been blessed with a growing following. However, I’ve been nominated … Continue reading

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Greedy Love

As of today, my wife Trudy and I have been married 32 years. I’m greedy for 32 more. Last week, without premeditation, we revisited many of the places that live in our memory. We’d flown to L.A. from our current … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Major Award Nomination We’ll be flying into Los Angeles tomorrow for the Burbank International Film Festival where the movie I wrote and directed Over-the-Rhine will receive its West Coast Premiere this Saturday, September 9. If you live in or near … Continue reading

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Some Screen Gems You May Have Missed in 2016

I won’t attempt a “Best Of” list (I’m still catching up on the end-of-year “for your consideration” releases), but would like to point out a few gems you may have missed: Sing Street – An endearing musical comedy-drama about a … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Production photo from my feature film Over-the-Rhine My Recipe for Humble Pie I was directing my first feature film and thought I knew everything I needed to know. I mean, heck, I have a master’s degree in theatre and have directed … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

(Note: I want to apologize for ignoring the wonderful bloggers whose sites I normally visit. We’re in the midst of 12+ hour pre-production days on my new feature film and I’m reduced to quick updates like this one before running off … Continue reading

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Decisions, Decisons

Whether to see the new Star Wars movie… …or the new Chipmunks movie! Just kidding.  Both are bound to be classics, right? Crickets. Right? Seriously, though, I mean the real question is whether it can live up to such impossible expectations! (The … Continue reading

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