Archive for October, 2011

Hey!  We’ve finished up two of the four short films!  Huh, you ask?  Well, aside from writing/directing/acting in the opening scene of the Slacker remake, screening Total Badass at some fests, and attempting to finishing up the Badass Tour Journal (not to mention non-filmmaking life), our goal for this year was to make four short films:
“Road Kill”
“Kicked in the Teeth”
“Puppies v Kittens.”

And I’m happy to announce that we’ve finished the first two on that list!

That’s right, “Road Kill” AND “Sacked” are complete!

Next, we’ll finish up “Kicked in the Teeth” and then onto “Puppies v Kittens!”  After the four shorts, I plan to get to work on another feature script.  I’ve got a little flick in mind that I’m calling (at least for the time being) “Snakebit.”

More details soon. The fest in in early December. Get your nipples hard!

Slacker 2011

Did I even tell you about Slacker 2011?

Damn. Where to start? Back circa April of two-ought-eleven, I was asked to participate in a reimagining/update of Richard Linklater’s “Slacker.” The project, celebrating the film’s 20th anniversary (as well as the Austin film scene) was to double as a fund raiser for the Austin Film Society’s Texas Filmmaker’s Production Fund (which gives out a bunch of cash to Texas filmmakers). I said “hell yeah.” And over the course of the next several weeks (and with awesome producer Mia Cevallos as a partner in crime), we recreated the opening scene of the flick. It was fun. Then a bunch of other filmmakers updated the other scenes, the producers cut the scenes together and we screened it to a sold out crowd at Austin’s storied Paramount Theater. What a hoot!

The flick went on to screen at the Dallas Video Fest and is scheduled for upcoming screenings at more festivals, including the Fort Worth International Film Festival, the Loft Film Festival in Tucson and many others yet to be announced.

There’s much more to the story, but them’s the broad strokes. Check out details here:

“Road Kill” is complete! There’s even an imdb page:

We shot a bit more of “Sacked” last night. It turns out that this film (involving sack puppets) is way more complex than I would have thought and is taking a good deal longer to complete. I hope that we can finish production on the short tomorrow night. And I aim to have a good first cut by Monday. I’ll keep you posted!

After “Sacked,” we’ll finish up “Kicked in the Teeth” and then onto “Puppies v Kittens!”

Kinda last minute, but we’ve been invited to screen at the Tucson Film & Music Fest on Monday, Oct. 10th – 9:30pm at The Hut. Tell your Tucson pals!