GTO 3987 on Mulholland

GTO 3987 on Mulholland

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Montmartre



I began my filmmaking career in France with Montmartre, a satirical look at an artist in Paris. In this scene, the leader of the anarchist party Hughes Dellacroix visits the Place du Tertre to deliver a scathing critique of Marcel's latest work in seemingly contradicting political terms. Marcel (played by Joël Barbouth) responds by offering Hughes a 20% discount. Sadly, I don't recall the name of the man who played Hughes but he was not an actor, merely an acquaintance to whom I gave a bit of coaching before we shot the scene. A great way to begin filmmaking!

Monday, February 12, 2018

Exigence: "Sniper (extended)"



Exigence: Sniper (extended) with Pry'ce Jaymes and Shane Lewis. Movies are all song & dance--sometimes the dance is more brutal and sometimes the song is the sound of a through-and-through hitting the pavement...

Friday, February 9, 2018

Skype rehearsal with Heather



Cars are my life! This is not the first time I've conducted a one-on-one acting class on Skype with an actor from their car. Once I did a class with an actor whose wife was driving the car as they were on their way from Los Angeles to Florida.

In this video, Heather Callahan-Stevens is rehearsing the monologue I wrote for her as she applies some of the layers of Action/ReAction. This ultimately became her one-woman show, The Tempted, on Amazon Prime and Heather is one of the ensemble cast in my movie The Dearly Departed and she co-stars with Shane Lewis in my film In Captivity, which is still shooting.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

The Dearly Departed: "Partial credit scroll test"



The Dearly Departed: This is a partial end credit scroll test using a temp track of DC Valentine's "Burn" which is used in my film Person-to-Person--Jaymes Young is working on the music I'll be using for this scroll. Pry'ce Jaymes, Debbie Hartner, Tom Maseth, Joy White, KBaby Nate, Heather Callahan-Stevens and Robert Isom Jr are amongst the dancers...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

The Dearly Departed: "Credits only"



The Dearly Departed credits--For this film, I decided to use the same fanciful font in the credits that I chose for the poster. I usually default to a more conservative Times New Roman...

Friday, February 2, 2018

Clip Joint: "It's showbiz, Jake"



Clip Joint: "It's showbiz, Jake". My comedy series starring Duke Maltin that took a satirical look at just about everything under the sun...

Monday, January 29, 2018

DragonukConnects webinar excerpts



Excerpts from a DragonukConnects webinar I did recently with Pry'ce Jaymes hosted by Jay Chapin talking about the Action/ReAction technique for actors and the repertory company for film & television.

Saturday, January 27, 2018

In Captivity: In Memoriam Shaz Rishi



Last night I was informed of the passing of Shaz Rishi some months ago. Shaz contributed his powerful theme "Onslaught" for our movie In Captivity and I was hoping to continue our association. Rest in peace, Shaz...

Wednesday, January 24, 2018

In Captivity: "Problems"



In Captivity: "Problems" with Antoinette Greene, Tom Maseth and Pry'ce Jaymes--special thanks to Jaymes Young...

Sunday, January 21, 2018

Bleeder and Bates: "The hearing"



I shot Bleeder and Bates in 1988/89 when my repertory company for film and television was in full swing. Members were trained in my Action/ReAction technique which was meant for the exclusive use of our group members and was not offered publicly.

In this scene, corrupt forces are attempting to derail a murder investigation by bringing forth women to accuse our hero of sexual misconduct and rape. The two points I wanted to make in this scene, which relies on the 'Action/ReAction' of the attendees, were that not all of the panel members were accepting the allegations as truthful and that, even so, they were intimidated by the powerful though hidden force that had orchestrated the event.