This is a blog researching the cinematic tradition in which any beautifully decorated cake serves as a harbinger of imminent catastrophe (often including the destruction of said cake). I also wrote an article about the phenomenon for Random House's film site, Word & Film. [more inside]
An attempt at a short film version of a story I wrote for a class on Critical Perspectives in Children's Literature. [more inside]
Recently, a couple of hundred teams in London were given 48 hours to write, shoot and edit a 5 minute science fiction film. This is our entry... what do you think? [more inside]
So I've come here a few times to promote films I've produced. I have Morgan Spurlock's POM WONDERFUL PRESENTS THE GREATEST MOVIE EVER SOLD coming out this weekend in theaters across the US. The film has been previously mentioned on MeFi after the premiere at Sundance. It's a documentary about product placement, marketing, and advertising that's funded entirely through product placement, marketing, and advertising. The film is currently sitting at 87% on Rotten Tomatoes, and it's played incredibly well at festivals over the last few months. In the spirit of the film, I'm trying to sell sell sell to get MeFites to see it in theaters this weekend or whenever it comes out in your town.
MostlyFilm, a blog I'm involved with. As the title says, mostly film writing but some other reviews/essays/criticism as well.
So far, writing about: Alex Cox, "Meek's Cutoff", the upcoming "John Carter of Mars", country music in the movies, Herzog and Wenders 3D films, Christian Marclay’s "The Clock", recent CD releases. Oh and, calling Jamie Oliver a big gurning tit and the premise of his new show "colossally stupid and offensive".
After realizing I retain historical dates, facts and context a lot more easily if it's presented to me visually, I compiled a list of films related to British history (covering pre-history to The Future) and sorted them chronologically. Now, we're working our way through the list, and blogging about it.
A short (29 page) screenplay I recently completed about the artistic process, Jane Austen, and asteroids. [more inside]
I edited and filmed a short film about a strange symptom of my ladyfriend's Multiple Sclerosis. It's entered in the Neurological Film Festival, which has a Fan Voting prize, so if people like it and want to vote for it you can do so here. It's the first thing I've ever shot and edited!
I think this pretty much speaks for itself, but it's a teaser for a feature film which I hope to make soon. [more inside]
Hidden within every movie is a secret art film. It’s easy to find, as long as you know the right place to stop and fade to black. With a little timing and just the right edit... a story of triumph becomes tragedy, love turns to loss, and every dream becomes a dream deferred. Watch the closing scenes from your favorite movies, and see the art film it could have been. [more inside]
An international online magazine devoted to cinema and television - it currently contains a small number of reviews, but this will hopefully be extended to include director/actor profiles, genre profiles, and film and television book reviews.
Clips from my various film projects, set to what I felt was appropriate music. [more inside]
I'm producing a short horror film that's being directed by a female horror icon, and Executive Produced by Guillermo del Toro. In order to promote and fundraise for the film, we're producing a series of videos entitled "Horror Film School", where we interview the Masters of Horror about how to make your first film. First up: George Romero. [more inside]
"The Picnic" is a 15-minute short film, written, directed and self-financed by Ryan M. Moore (aka drjimmy11). [more inside]
Single-serving domain name with a simple objective: delineate Fake 3D films (i.e. 2D films upconverted to stereoscopic 3D in post-production) from Real 3D films (i.e. films shot/rendered natively in stereoscopic 3D). Don't get ripped off paying extra fees for an inauthentic 3D Experience.
On August 8th, 1978, you a cordially invited to the wedding of Gwen Anne Sanderson and Brent Forrest Hall. There will be dinner. There will be dancing. There will be murder. Killer Disco Wedding. A destination wedding, where the destination is death. What do you get when you mash up a grindhouse trailer with a '90s compilation album commercial...well, this. Shot over the weekend in Los Angeles last month.
I have discussed THUNDER SOUL on MeFi Projects previously when we were premiering at SXSW. The documentary is about the Kashmere Stage Band, the greatest high-school funk band of all time. The film tells the band's amazing story in the 1970s, and follows the band members in the present day as they come back together again to play a reunion concert for their incredible band leader Conrad "Prof" Johnson. I just wanted to let MetaFilter know that we will be screening at the Edinburgh Film Festival, the Seattle Film Festival, and the Los Angeles Film Festival in the upcoming month in case any of you are able to come to the screenings. [more inside]
My team of about 20 or so competed in this year's San Francisco 24 Hour Film Race. [more inside]
Retired stuntman Larry LeTan looks back over a life of rolling with the punches and falling through plate glass. A short film narrated by David Soul of Starsky & Hutch fame, directed by Jon Dunleavy and written by Luke Wright & myself. [more inside]