Tuesday, July 16, 2019

AT LAST! I Finished It!

The long discussed new cut of Hell's Bells is finally completed. It took me longer than intended but I'm pleased that the film is much better and something I'm actually proud of more so than with the original version.

Early unused poster concept  

You can see the new cut at the following links:

Pt 1: https://vimeo.com/341163576
Pt: 2:  https://vimeo.com/341164616

For now the film is in two files simply because I haven't combined them on my end yet and I wanted to get the new version posted for viewing. I am presently developing a new story for Kaleidoscope Grimoire as I sold the rights to the books the story was based on and that stuff is being developed as a TV series. The new story will be just as good if not better!

Thursday, October 5, 2017

More 'Kaleidoscope' Imagery

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Sunday, September 24, 2017

The New Silent Film Project!

I've finished the treatment and will begin the script this week! The title you've seen here before because I've been playing with the concept of this film for a few years -- but the story is new. Look for more stuff after I finish the script...funding reports, production art, casting announcements, etc.

In the meantime, here is the first teaser...

My New Silent Film Project

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

New Film In Development/Pre-Production!

Yes, it's true!

I have decided upon the next film. It will be another silent picture, 1920s style. The story is inspired by some of my nonfiction writing and will star Eloisa Alaniz from several of my other projects, including my first silent film Hell's Bells. Along with cool costumes and props, there will be some interesting sets and my fetish for outdoor locations will be in the mix, of course. This time I will also push myself a bit farther where visual effects are concerned -- using some old tricks and also applying modern techniques while capturing that 'classic' look. I can't wait to get started on this one!

Presently I'm putting the final touches to the story and will start the screenplay soon. I have a nonfiction book to finish first, but as soon as it's done and released, I can get into production art and costume design and location scouting. I am presently working on the financing plan, too. I want to at least have double of what I spent on Hell's Bells.

I'll reveal the title soon!

More to follow!

Eloisa Alaniz in Hell's Bells

Eloisa on location south of Baker, California, in 2012

Monday, August 28, 2017

Update on Silent Film V.2

I just finished the rough new cut on the second half of Hell's Bells. I have some visuals from earlier in the film to plug in appropriately, some title/dialogue cards to add, and then a polish. Looks like I'll be bringing it in under 40 minutes (from 46 mins). Coming along nicely and I'll be glad to have it seen again.

Thursday, August 24, 2017

Update On Silent Film Re-Release

I am now halfway through the new cut on my 2012 silent picture Hell's Bells which was screened at the Fox Theater in Redlands shortly after completion. It's looking good! I can't wait to jump into the second half cut. The pacing of the film is just right now so I'm anxious to finish and get to completing the final visual touches. I have already laid new music onto the soundtrack. This final version will screen first in a memorial event for family and friends of our actor Josh Einertson who passed away last year. After that, I plan to schedule another public screening so keep watching for announcements. In keeping with the guerilla microbudget style of the film, I'll be looking for old historical theaters or venues fitting the retro theme, like large backrooms in cafes and the like. I may try to enter the film into a festival or two. Ultimately, it will be part of a larger roadshow presentation presently being discussed with other filmmakers and investors.

Keep watching for more announcements!