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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

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Music from My Movies

Do the Notzilla! I wrote three songs for the closing credits of my new feature film Notzilla, each in a different early 60s pop style, and each devoted to the national craze set off by an escaped kaiju (giant monster) … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Hurray for Today!

Some weird and wonderful things have happened on March 2nd. “We are all a little weird and life’s a little weird, and when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall in … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Getting to the Premiere! My new feature film Notzilla, an affectionate send-up of old monster movies, had its world premiere last week! Cast, crew and invited guests gathered at a vintage movie theater, to watch our dinosaur, a not-so-scary Notzillasaurus … Continue reading

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Mixed Blessings

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Part One of Two The term “mixed blessings” is redundant. Why do I say that? Because all blessings—all real ones—are mixed. I only fully realized that this morning while contemplating the day I met the…

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