Some more exciting news! You, Me & the Circus will be released this summer on VOD. Exact cable providers and details of the deal are still getting ironed out, but a big congratulations and thank you to the director, TY HODGES, and producers MARLON OLLIVIERRE and OMAR EPPS, for their continued drive to find a distributor for this fun and creative film. Read more at Deadline Hollywood.
Sunset Stories, originally Cooler, will be having its World Premiere on March 10 at the SXSW Film Fest. It will also be playing the 13th and 14th, all evening showings. Multiple kudos go out to the main production team for their persistence in order to get a much-deserved, strong venue for the premiere screening. Sunset Stories will screen as part of the Emerging Visions section. Any friends and colleagues who will be at the fest, I hope you’ll have a chance to get in a viewing and let me know how it plays! Sadly, I just took a week’s break to go to LA and do some one-on-one editing with my LIGHT YEARS director, so another vacation to go to SXSW isn’t in the cards.
Here’s a short synopsis: May (played by Monique Curnen LIE TO ME, DARK KNIGHT), a high-strung and overly meticulous nurse, must return to Los Angeles to retrieve bone marrow for a transplant. Soon after her trip begins, her world turns upside down when past and present collide and she runs smack into JP (played by Sung Kang FAST&FURIOUS), the man she left behind five years ago. Flustered, May loses the cooler containing the marrow. With only 24 hours remaining, the two embark on an offbeat search through the streets of Los Angeles only to discover that just when you think all is lost you find what you least expected.
As of mid-July last year I accepted a position as Senior Editor in the On-Air, Promo division at Sundance Channel. This was an offer I just couldn’t turn down despite my strong reservations about working full-time for any company. However, the wonderful creative atmosphere, my terrifically grounded and engaging colleagues, and the consistent paycheck were all persuasive inducements. It’s been almost 6 months and I haven’t had a moment’s regret. I count myself very fortunate and blessed to be part of the close-knit team at Sundance Channel and AMC Networks.
I’ll periodically update this site with some of the spots I’ve worked on.
Here’s a taste of last year’s output: Sundance Channel
I’m so excited to be working again with the core crew from our short film SOME BOYS DON’T LEAVE (wrt/dir Maggie Kiley, dp Chayse Irvin, prod Jason Potash, wrt Matthew Mullen) on the feature-length version! Essentially it picks up where the short left off and expands the story around The Boy into an engaging, sharp romantic dramedy. They started shooting on location in NYC on Monday and courtesy of a grant from Panavision and a donation from Fuji, they’re shooting on 35mm. I saw my first round of dailies today and they hold the promise of a terrific film. 1st assembly edit by month’s end.
Here’s the imdb link for more info – LIGHT YEARS
I didn’t have anything creatively to do with this video. But I wholeheartedly support this movement. I was there last night for the first time and attended their daily general assembly meeting. I will be there tonight and ongoing for the foreseeable future. There is a lot of mockery, confusion, dismissal and misinformation about this movement that we are all, can all, should all be involved in. This video helps to clarify the zeitgeist and importance of Occupy Wall Street.
It’s the East Coast Premiere of the film. Two screenings. Both at AMC 34th Street Theater – Friday, September 16 @ 5pm and Saturday, September 17 @ 11:30am. If you’re in the neighborhood, come and take a look. I’ll be trying to sneak out of work early to get to the Friday night screening. My first time viewing final color/FX/sound on the big screen!
The original musical film I wrapped up cutting in the fall now has a trailer out. They have a sales agent and all that business-y stuff so hopefully it’ll be coming soon to your theatre or TV or computer. Some distribution device or another. Unfortunately there’s none of the amazing dance sequences in this version of the trailer. Seems like they’re focusing on the romantic drama aspect of it before getting to the musical numbers. Take a look!