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New action short TOXIN

Yes, it’s been way too long (as usual) since my last blog post. What have I been doing in the past year and a half? While finishing”A Midsummer Nightmare – The Betrayal”, I decided to make a quickie action short. So I rewrote an old script and teamed with L. Jeffrey Moore to make “TOXIN”.

Toxin was a fun opportunity to act again and to work with Robert Parham and Chyna McCoy, both talented martial artists / actors / producers. Once again I cast Braidon Thorne as a bad guy, and actresses Allison Rich and Cat Campbell joined the Arcadian family. Renee and Brent Boyd made awesome break-away props for the fight scene. Chris Madrigal provided our kitchen location, and filmmaker / make-up artist extraordinaire Heide Moore helped secure our location for Andre’s Lair at the Babylon Community Art Center.

The short premiered on May 26, 2012 at the Pageant Theater in Chico. We had a great audience and everyone seemed to enjoy the five short films screened. I’m also proud to announce that TOXIN is an official selection of the Action On Film International Film Festival!

Official Selection of the Action On Film International Film Festival

Official Selection of the Action On Film International Film Festival

More news coming soon!

Pretty Good Year

When I am old, I will remember 2010 as one of those years that defined who I am. Years of hard work finally paid off with the release of my first feature film. The March premiere of Bloodwood was one of the best days of my life, and the movie’s wide distribution as “Bloodwood Cannibals” meant that I was no longer an aspiring filmmaker. I am a filmmaker.

The friendships that developed while making Bloodwood thrived. I made new friends and reconnected with childhood pals while promoting the movie online and at film festivals. A friendship turned to romance, then returned to friendship. I learned a lot about myself in the process.

I learned that father and son are more alike than I thought, in ego and temper. I’ve behaved poorly because of it, but I’ve learned to accept my failings and start on the path to correcting my mistakes. These are but small setbacks in life. My momentum continues forward.

2010 also saw the resurrection of “A Midsummer Nightmare”, a Shakespeare inspired horror script that I wrote in 2005. Midsummer was optioned but never produced, and the rights reverted to me while I was making Bloodwood. My friends and fellow filmmakers Steve Everson and L. Jeffrey Moore offered to produce Midsummer as the next feature. I jumped on the opportunity, and we started planning for a 2011 production.

I’ve continued working at the Butte College Foundation and consider myself blessed to have steady employment in such a difficult economy. I’ve also been blessed with good health. No major illnesses or injuries this year, and I’ve gained almost 20 pounds of muscle in the past 12 months thanks to a more methodical workout/recovery system and lots of whey protein.

Mom wasn’t so lucky, suffering a broken arm after a fall in the garden. Luckily she’s tough as stone and recovered quickly. Padme and Darth are both in good health, but more spoiled than ever. I’m thankful that my 1999 Honda has survived another year with only a few more dents and dings.

All in all, it’s been a pretty good year. I have much to be thankful for and a lot to look forward to in 2011. Thank you, friends, for being a part of it all!

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Bloodwood in the news

Two northern California TV stations reported on the Bloodwood movie premiere in Chico. Thank you KRCR and KHSL!

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photos from the Bloodwood premiere

The March 28th premiere of Bloodwood was a huge success! A line of eager horror fans was wrapped around the block, but everyone made it in and had a great time (including the bat who swooped around for a while before clinging to the top of the screen). Thank you to everyone who made the day so special: the Bloodwood cast & crew, our audience & guests, and Tomahawk Productions for putting on a crazy after-party at Lost on Main. Enjoy the photos!

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Bloodwood 4/20 screening in San Francisco

Tuesday, April 20th at the Brava Theater in San Francisco. An exclusive screening of the horror movie “Bloodwood” with shorts by guest filmmakers Nara Denning and L. Jeffrey Moore.

RSVP or learn more at our Facebook Event Page

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Bloodwood premiere March 28th

Don’t miss the world premiere of “BLOODWOOD”, the exciting horror movie made in Butte County by local filmmakers and actors!
Sunday, March 28th at 1pm at the El Rey Theatre, 230 W 2nd St, Chico, CA 95928
Doors open at 12:30pm

• $5 Tickets
• Meet the Cast & Crew
• Win DVDs and Posters
• Party after the movie at Lost on Main (must be 21 or older)

Bloodwood postcard

Bloodwood postcard

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