July 2016 Guitar Pull photos are up!

Photos from this month’s Guitar Pull at the Cloverdale Playhouse are up on my Facebook page. Click here to view the entire gallery.

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‘Spiritus’ wrap and interviews

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Writer/director LC Holt, left, and production manager Rick Gardner review crane footage on the last night of principal photography for Spiritus.

Saturday night was that bittersweet moment when a project comes to completion. You’re happy and proud to see it finished, but you’re also kind of sad because it was so much fun working on it.

All that to say: Spiritus has wrapped principal photography!

It’s all post-production now, as writer/director LC Holt will continue editing and then hand things over to Foolish Henry Films‘ Shane Gillis to score. (Click here to listen to some of Shane’s music.)

So while we’re talking about Spiritus, be sure to check out this interview LC did with Tom Holland’s Terror Time about his work in You’re Next, V/H/S 2, and Spiritus.

And on the subject of interviews, check out this interview with Sylvester Folks on the We Are Moving Stories site about his project The Ghost and the Negro.

‘Death to the World’ now on Amazon Prime!

DttWprimeThe Foolish Henry Films production Death to the World – the one where I play a serial killer – is now available to watch for free on Amazon Prime (or with ads if you don’t have a Prime account) just like City Federal.

See what the critics are saying:

“First of all, the “actors” were ALL terrible, especially the one who played the killer… [Hey, that’s me!]”

But in that reviewer’s defense, he gave this lamp four stars.

And then there’s this classic:

“Worse,worse,worse.”

So click here to watch me be both “terrible” and “worse” for FREE!

‘City Federal’ now on Amazon

CFamazon_promo A short film I worked on with Foolish Henry Films is now on Amazon and can be viewed for free with your Prime account (or for free with ads if you’re not on Prime.)

Click here to watch City Federal on Amazon.

Principal photography finished in the fall of 2014, and the final version debuted at the Montgomery Film Festival in early 2015.

Foolish Henry Films is the company that also did the feature horror/slasher film Death to the World that I was in. (Disclosure: I am the PR director for Foolish Henry Films.)

The cover art and poster art was created by my friend Hillary Andrews of Pint Bottle Photography.

The film score was done under my Glorious 70mm project:

More score work can be found on the Glorious 70mm Bandcamp page.

For more on my film work and the projects I’m involved with, visit the ‘Filmography‘ page on this site.

Thanks for watching and listening, and for your encouragement and support.

Listen

There is a scene from a movie that has been playing on repeat in my head. It’s from the documentary film Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore.

In the scene, Moore is talking with Marilyn Manson, and he asks, “If you were to talk directly to the kids at Columbine or the people in that community, what would you say to them if they were here right now?”

Marilyn Manson’s response:

“I wouldn’t say a single word to them. I would listen to what they have to say, and that’s what no one did.”

There are things in this world that are beyond my direct experience. I do not know what it is like to be black in America. I do not know the experience of being a member of the LGBT community. I do not know the ins and outs of being a police officer or the spouse/partner of one.

There is no way for me to say with any perfect certainty the phrase “I understand,” because without direct experience, there is no way to fully understand.

What I can do is empathize. What I can do is give an honest attempt at understanding. What I can do is show love and respect for the diverse makeup of people in my life. I can support efforts of peace and equality. I can agree that black lives matter. I can be saddened by the losses of life in Baton Rouge, Dallas, St. Paul, and so many other places around the country. I can agree that there is a problem.

And going back to what Marilyn Manson said in Bowling for Columbine, I can listen.

Much love to you.