5.6 million people have died in the last 36 hours. But that doesn’t mean they’ve stayed dead…
So Iain Sandison and I have been working on a short film for the past few months that we are super excited about. We only have 2 shooting days left and the picture will be wrapped. We have had such a good time working with writer/director Jim Geoghan and I feel incredibly fortunate that he took a chance on us. Thank you Jim, thank you Iain and thanks to the amazing cast and crew of this picture. Really looking forward to seeing the finished product! Will keep you posted.
New Poster. Must mean we are getting close to a release. Not sure if that means DVD or a theatrical run. We shall see. I will keep you posted as I find out.
Mock up poster for a pilot called Strangers. Aaron Milus is a stud. Can’t wait for this puppy to take off!
Will Detective Jack Hobbs catch a killer? Or will he get tangled in a web of deceit?
So I just finished shooting my first feature horror film. It’s called Millennium and it stars Nadya Suleman, a.k.a. Octomom. Co-starring Chanon Finley and was directed by Kevin Clark and Manzie Jones. Written by Kristopher Michel. We did this entire puppy in 6 days, including pick ups. I had such a great time. Like, unbelievably good time and I can’t wait to finally do this as a full-time living. The real working world pales in comparison to the film world I got to live in for nearly a week. The script was very flexible and we were allowed to improvise a ton of the dialogue as we went along. For her first film, Nadya was really good at looking scared. Anyway, the film will be out soon and the internet is already buzzing with Octomom news stories. TMZ had a field day. Here is one I found particularly entertaining.
Anyway…let’s hope it leads to some good stuff. Talk soon!
30 Second Haunting is done!
1) an unattractive man or woman who an athlete sleeps with to get out of a slump
2) a world-premiere comedy by the winner of nation’s largest audience-judged playwriting competition
LOS ANGELES, CA – Jan 11, 2011 – LA and SF based production company PianoFight presents a world-premiere comedy, SLUMPBUSTER, by Robert Potter, the first LA winner of the nation’s largest audience-judged playwriting competition, ShortLived. This romantic comedy, which comes just in time for Valentine’s Day, tells the story of a sports star and a pastry chef who both learn that in love and baseball, scoring is only part of the game. SLUMPBUSTER premieres February 10th, 2011, and runs Thursdays and Sundays at 8:00pm through March 6th, at the Asylum Lab located at 1078 Lillian Way, Los Angeles 90038. Tickets are $20 General Admission or $30 VIP Preferred Seating at the door or online, www.pianofight.com, or $15 if you attend in full sports gear.
This full-length play came about when screenwriter and playwright Robert Potter’s short play “Anton Chekhov’s The Three Minutes” was awarded top prize in the LA installment of PianoFight’s ShortLived 3.0, a three-month long competition of 28 short plays by LA writers, the winner chosen by audiences. Potter’s prize? The opportunity to write a full-length piece on anything of his choosing, to be produced by PianoFight in Los Angeles and in San Francisco. Potter delivered a heart-felt comedy that tows the line of locker room antics and Sex and the City gossip.
The story centers on a superstar baseball player for the Chicago Cubs, Jake, who’s in the middle of a severe slump. Egged on by his loudmouthed teammates at a bar, Jake decides to introduce himself to Molly, an unlucky-in-love pastry chef, who his pals have identified as a “slumpbuster.” When their one-night-stand turns into a loving relationship, Jake’s prospects on the field take a turn for the better and Molly realizes her dream of opening her own restaurant. But their good fortunes come to a crashing halt when the “slumpbusting” impetus behind their romance is revealed. With his relationship on the rocks and a playoff series against the Yankees hanging in the balance, Jake must learn that in love and baseball, scoring is only part of the game.
SLUMPBUSTER stars Teresa Reilly as Molly and Jeff Kongs as Jake. Also featuring Liz Osborn, Heather Brooker, Ramon Camacho, Jay Pennick, Wayne Roberts and Elizabeth Schmidt. The play is directed by Matt Ryan, who also directed Potter’s winning piece in ShortLived, and directed the award-winning short film Nothing But Besties which was featured in the 2010 Duke City Shootout Film Festival. Long-standing PianoFight producing company members Nina Harada and Jeremy Mascia produce.