Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Saturday, December 22, 2012


I decided to spend the Apocalypse doing what I love -- Working on my movie!

Here are some images from tonight's shoot on the new movie...

Maleina Malinskii and Walter Bosley in hypnosis scene

Costume continuity shot of Maleina

Maleina waiting for her next setup

Thursday, December 13, 2012


Just read through tomorrow's scene. Only three pages. Polished up the dialogue, cleaned out a little on-the-nose stuff. I know how I'll direct the actors, I have a general idea of the blocking, I'm comfortable with my influences on this one. This film is definitely in that production evolution where, between the original vision and how I'm executing what's turning up on screen, I'm finding myself in an unanticipated place...

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Shooting Resumes On New Film

Tonight I picked up Raymond Howard, who plays Inspector Malone in CHTHONIC, and we shot his stuff in a spooky sequence. We waited until it was almost dark, capturing excellent footage in three areas of Redlands as the evening progressed. As usual, Ray was a natural. All that remains for this sequence are the shots of what's stalking his character. I'll post a still or two tomorrow.

I pick up the star, Maleina Malinskii and special consultant and Maleina's personal MUA, Ry Bouttavong, tomorrow and bring them here for a couple of days and nights. You should remember Ry from Greenspot Road, but if not, go back on this blog to 2010. We'll be shooting around town with Maleina solo and also doing her scene with Ray outside the cafe.

Maleina Malinskii, star of CHTHONIC
Ry Bouttavong

Saturday, December 8, 2012

"Hell's Bells" Composer On Coast To Coast Tonight!

Joseph P Farrell, who composed and performed the music on my film's soundtrack is the guest tonight on Coast To Coast AM. Tune in now!

Tuesday, December 4, 2012

"Hell's Bells" Coming Soon On Amazon!

You will soon be able to watch Hell's Bells as a video download at Amazon in a few weeks. As soon as it's available, I'll make an announcement and provide the rental link here.

Onto The Next Thing

I guess it's time to start talking about the new film, Chthonic.

I took a week off from everything after the premier of Hell's Bells. A much needed time off as I was stressed beyond past experience. The premier went well. It was fun, people had a good time. Now I can get to the business of distributing the film while entering it in festivals. I'll be known as the silent movie guy for the next few months or so, while shooting the new film. As long as I'm known for something, I shouldn't bitch, right?

The script I'm re-working to better reflect what I want out of the available resources I have to make this film. The touches are presenting themselves. A lot will arise in the shooting because, unlike HB, I'll have more time to concentrate, more time to shoot the scenes. This film will develop in the doing even more so than HB. I'm looking forward to that. My actors are enthused. Several people who saw the trailer at the premier are really intrigued. I'm making this movie for me and then for them. Mostly for people who don't mind a film unwinding at its own pace. I'm lucky that I even get to make movies. The best thing is having all the creative control. Sure, I'm considering what I need to make it marketable, but that starts simply with 'good'. That's followed by 'true'.

Anyway, I'm going to enjoy making this movie. What I mean is, I'm going to let myself enjoy making this film. It'll be scary in the way that it is. There are more dimensions to horror films than just scaring people. Maybe I'm making a film that has horror in it, as opposed to making a horror film. I like that difference. Kind of like High Plains Drifter is a horror film. Yes it is.

Anyway, Lynch is an influence on me so I listen to a lot of Badalamenti during the process of conceptualizing the film.

It's late/early, I gotta get some sleep.

I'll be talking more about the new film now...