“if yes, you come in the true site…”

Death to the World, the slasher/horror film from Foolish Henry Films, is now available on Amazon Instant Video!

That is actually a real quote in the promo pic I put together on the left. I left all grammatical errors intact.

Click here to check it out on Amazon.

The Switch

The Switch

Last month, I had the opportunity to be part of the writing and acting team for a short film for the Atlanta 48 Hour Film Project.

It was directed by Trishunda Mooney and sponsored by Indie Film LOOP.

It’s a comedy that was written, filmed, edited, and scored all within 48 hours. And it’s now available to watch on YouTube.

Click here to watch The Switch.

This past Saturday, I got another chance to work with a couple of the people that I met during filming for The Switch. They were filming a short titled Cooler Than Lemonade, and I played an awkward jogger (I know, if I’m running in a film, it’s always awkward, but this one is even more awkward than usual.)

And speaking of film projects, I went ahead and made a Filmography page for projects I’ve been a part of.

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“Hey I don’t appreciate your lack of sarcasm!”

That quote is from Louise Belcher on Bob’s Burgers. It has nothing to do with anything else in this post.

Tomorrow night, I’m playing at The Barrel Room in Enterprise, AL, brought to you by Treehouse Booking. Starts at 8 pm.

Flyer design by Michael VanDusen.

This Saturday night, It Is What It Is will be screening at the Capri Theatre in Montgomery. It was written and directed by Mike Cunliffe (who also appears in Death to the World) and last year won the Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at the Sidewalk Film Festival. Starts at 9:30 pm. Details here.

Next Tuesday, July 21, is the third Tuesday of the month, which means the monthly guitar pull at the Cloverdale Playhouse will be happening. That starts at 7 pm.

Also, thanks to everyone who came out to the show Monday night to see Fall of Adam, The Cradle, and The Gradients, and thanks to Vegan Deviled Egg for booking and promoting shows.

Practice. #fallofadam #music #safeplaceforart #sanctuary #montgomery #alabama #mgm

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You are not alone

“What’s on your mind?” asked the box on Facebook. I started typing. Then I backspaced and waited a few minutes.

I returned to the box and started typing once more, but again, deleted it. The words weren’t coming out the way I wanted them to, the way I thought they should. It just didn’t flow.

A friend had just posted a blog post, publicly and bravely talking about her personal struggles with depression and anxiety. It reminded me of this other blog post I read recently, and even my own.

It reminded me of Project 1 in 4 (website | Twitter | Instagram), an art project based on the statistic that 26.2% of American adults currently suffer from a diagnosable condition.

So I wanted to post something encouraging to others, just in case it was needed. We all have different circles of friends, and with Facebook’s ever-changing logarithm, you never really know who sees what posts, and you really never know who might need that little boost of encouragement that day.

And the only thing I could really come up with at the time was this: You are not alone.

You are not alone.

Of course, with the various senses of humor in my friends group, it ended up being “forever alone” memes and Michael Jackson lyrics (not linking to that.) I love my friends and their senses of humor, so yes, I left all the comments intact. Maybe someone laughed, and that served as their encouragement. Who knows?

But when someone bravely opens up about something that personal – which is not easy – it’s an encouraging reminder of that message: You are not alone.