Infidelicacy, a surealist horror script I wrote with actor extrodinaire, good friend and writer Matt Baker in L.A., is now officially in pre-production, after years of sitting on the desk waiting to be made. Starring Matt in the lead role, and (tentatively) Machelle Allman, Ally Jones, Calvin Green and Larry Laverty in other lead and supporting roles, this is a most exciting project combining elements of Woody Allen, Hitchcock, horror and surrealism, all with an original take and style that Matt and myself have brought. I've chosen experienced stage actress and director Dianna Grogg as my Assistant Director, and had a great meeting with her and local filmmaker John Harden in Santa Rosa for an early meeting to talk about crewing, funding, and early generalities. Also attached is Art Design/Direction by celebrated artists Lynn Strough and Robbie Geiss. As we move forward with locations (some scouted in San Francisco and Petaluma) we look at assembling a top-notch crew in the technical departments, followed by the gear, F/X-costuming-props, onto solidifying the locations and all actors, followed by early shooting/test shots and the funding campaign. This is all exciting for all of us, and I look forward to every step of the process, and keeping everyone tuned!
I recently had the pleasure to shoot a video aboard the Napa Valley Wine Train with PR director Ryan Neergaard and Chef Kelly MacDonald, who were wonderful hosts aboard the train, showing us the experience of this classic Napa experience through a wonderful ride, multi-course dining experience, background of the train, on-board mixology, and an insider's look into the kitchen. It was exciting and fun, educational, and I shot some wonderful video that will showcase the experience alongside other classic escapes in the Valley such as a Hot Air Balloon ride and a Calistoga Mud Bath. Don't miss these unique experiences for yourselves! Stay tuned...
Exciting news! My partner Lynn and I will traveling to Oregon for roughly a week, documenting wine country, breweries, the arts scene, interesting restaurants, cocktail bars and Inns, distilleries, parks, visits to old friends (Oregon is my native home), some hiking and who knows what else from Ashland to Portland. I will be posting a series of videos from the chronicles, and doing blogs and full write-up after the trip. Beginning on Monday in Napa, we'll begin heading north. Stay tuned!
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