I realize that writing here will keep a great many of you from commenting if you don't have an account. This is a threat that I will probably lose sleep over for some time... but I've sadly grown quite tired of MySpace and its dirt mall-like aura. Thankfully, since the only person still shopping there is Adam Barnick, I'll just have to make sure he has the forwarding address to my new ramblings.
So, what's happened in the time between MySpace and here? Truthfully, not too terribly much. I'm keeping quite busy on film projects and I'm trying my best to enjoy life to its fullest. I sometimes stumble (on both counts), but I've gotta say, I'm pretty happy with where I am as I write these words.
The ever-gestating, amazing Sweatshop is finally preparing to ship out to critics. Discs go in the mail September 2nd, at which time I will hold my breath, cross my fingers, and hope that my online brothers and sisters love the film as much as I do. Not long after that, we'll be talking to a variety of potential distributors about giving this film the most love (and the widest release) we possibly can. I have a feeling it will do really well for us. [Director] Stacy Davidson has really come through, and the end result is a movie that I truly, deeply cherish.
Recently, Bev and I celebrated my 30th birthday in Houston, Texas, on the set of Imago - a new sci-fi/horror feature that I'm producing in association with Mel House's Upstart Filmworks. Its a very promising flick, and I got a really good vibe while I was on-set. I understand that they're now in post, and that we might see a trailer and poster show up before too long. And that, frankly, would rock.
John Torrani (ABK) and I promoted Sweatshop at MonsterMania last weekend, which was actually a lot of fun. I sometimes grow weary of wandering around, shilling my wares at these shows, but there was a mellow atmosphere (possibly brought about by 16 pints of Budweiser) that somehow managed to chill me out. Add good friends, beautiful women, and horror celebs into that boozy mix and I'm pretty much sold.
And to top it off, I also got to meet personal faves Miguel Nunez Jr. (of Friday 5 and Return of the Living Dead) and Michael Biehn at the show.
What Biehn was doing at a horror convention I may never know, but The Curious Case of Miguel Nunez Jr is an interesting anomaly. Without any noticeable surgery or botox, he now looks substantially younger than he did 25 years ago. Whatever he's taking, I want a double dose. I feel like I should cast the dude in a film before he turns into a fetus.
In other news, I hired the amazing Ben Newman to design a new tattoo for me, which I'll be getting in the not-too-distant future. I've put a lot of thought into it and although quite different than the other stuff I've got, I'm really looking forward to it. I also love the idea of getting something completely original - and Newman's art is some of my absolute favorite. One look at his blog and you'll hopefully agree.
Then, once I'm properly inked up, Bev and I are headed back to our beloved Missoula, Montana for a week and a half of R&R. I'm actually going to turn the cell phone off, stay offline, and try some of this face-to-face communication I keep hearing so much about on TV. I hope the folks at Twitter don't think I'm dead.
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