I started a theatre company! But it's a really hard time to be a theatre company! So we're kicking off with a weekly podcast since it isn't safe to perform in person yet. PTAC's Audio Drama series is a weekly podcast that is a cross between an old timey-radio show and an audiobook.
After two and a half years of work -- recording and editing some 300 hours of audio with dozens of actors -- I have started releasing the second season of my audio drama. Nineteen episodes (including a forthcoming seven part epic set between 1994 and 2023), 120 speaking roles, and I wrote nearly a thousand pages. The series involves parallel universes, wisecracking demons, revolutionaries, exuberant aliens fond of American nostalgia, and, above all, an examination of love and empathy.
I produced and directed this short short film with my wife. It's a drama set behind the scenes of a film production.
This is a new short short film my wife and I made. It's a short police thriller.
When a young woman returns home after studying abroad, she learns that her father has been keeping a terrible secret from her. This is a dramatic short short film I produced, directed, shot and edited.
To mark the 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, the collaborative Living Shakespeare project presents essays on Shakespeare's works by prominent global figures, accompanied by short films featuring the writers co-produced by BBC World TV. [more inside]
Sonnigsburg is a six-part supernatural drama series that I made with the help of some emerging TV professionals on a budget of $30,000. It was a developed for a local community network in Melbourne, Australia and since its screening there has now debuted on YouTube. Perfect to binge-watch over the holiday season. [more inside]
About six months ago, a bunch of journalists (including myself) drunkenly decided we should stop moaning about the lack of good long-form writing in magazines about television and do something about it. Cult TV Times is the result. There you'll find both free content like Sir Mortimer Wheeler - Archeology's forgotten TV hero, and our very first official issue: CTVT #1: Mummy, Can Men Be Prime Ministers Too? - just £2 (about $3) for over 80 pages of content. [more inside]
My NYC-based theatre company will be producing Shakespeare's "Hamlet" in April, and I've decided to post my notes about the process online. If you'd like to read from the beginning, start here. [more inside]
My friend and I have created a 5-part audio drama about how a really bad Hollywood movie gets made. The story is told sequentially, in self-contained 30-minute pieces, from the perspectives of the writers, the producer, the script supervisor, the van driver, the assistant editor, and an audience member after the movie comes out. The first 30-minute piece took six months to produce (in our spare time with even sparer money), but I’m happy with how it turned out. We’re trying to decide if we want to record the rest of the episodes. I’m for it (as is the cast, etc.) but my friend’s not sure if people will be interested in listening to something like this. We would love any feedback you have to offer. Thank you! [more inside]