It’s taken a long time, but we’re finally finished with Call Me, a short film shot in June 2016 which I wrote and directed. It’s hard to say much about it without giving away its premise, except to say that the story is about a woman named Reg who comes to her office to find a note from a colleague asking her to call him. When she does, he expresses complete surprise about the note. As the conversation continues, the two discover something much stranger is actually happening.
Please enjoy it here and let me know what you think.
A while ago, my kids and their friends decided to put together a movie, a modernized Little Red Riding Hood. They wrote and filmed the entire thing, and I edited it.
I feel pretty tired right now.
Time for some serious rambling!
There are, of course, natural reasons for this fatigue. I’ve been up late, not gotten a lot of sleep, been working hard, been a bit stressed about things, and so on….
I’ve also been busy with a lot of film making stuff. Continue reading Throwing in the Towel
Recently, some colleagues at the missions community that I live and work in ran a 24 Hour Film Challenge. This does not mean you have to make a film that is 24 hours long (that’s how my youngest daughter interpreted it, originally). It means you have 24 hours to make a movie, going all the way from story conception through writing to filming to editing & post-production to handing in your final project. Continue reading 24 Hour Film Challenge: A Strange One Down the Street
One of Us is short movie that I finished recently, which was made to give my colleagues and I an opportunity to practice our skills and have fun with something we all love, film making. Thus, in spite of the category this post is blogged in, it’s not technically a Blue Towel project.
Continue reading Presenting: One of Us
Leonardo da Vinci famously said, apparently, that “Art is never finished, only abandoned.” Continue reading Presenting: A Movie About Itself
So…A Movie About Itself is taking a little longer than I thought. If you’d asked me this time last year, I’d have said for sure the movie will be finished by now. But after I got done with the principle shooting last year, I got tired and I got busy (and I also got a little scared that the project was to self-indulgent for anyone else to care, and also a complete waste of time.) But lately, I’ve gotten back into the game and we’re pushing forward on all the pick-up shots and extra bits that need to happen, and hopefully it’ll be finished before too much time has past. Soon soon soon.
Continue reading Cheeseburgers & A Movie About Itself
On the media training program that I lead (and just completed a few weeks ago) we did this small video (less than a minute) as part of our teaching on directing films. It’s pretty simple, and was all shot in an hour or so, but it’s cute, and so worth a quick share (even if it’s not technically a Blue Towel project):
Not long ago, I was going through some old documents on my computer and came across a couple of scripts I wrote a long time ago, back in my early days of living in Australia. The two main ones that I was interested in are both superhero stories, in which the characters are all riffs of friends of mine (people who we thought might play them). The first one is called The Legion of Good.
Continue reading Scripts I Will Never Shoot: The Legion of Good