Quick film updates

Just a couple of quick updates:

1. The first review of Spiritus is up at the Horror Movie Freaks website.

 “A slow burning tale of a spectres revenge and learning your actions have consequences…even beyond the grave!” 4/5 stars.

Read the entire review here.

2. The George Lindsey UNA Film Festival is going on March 2-4 in Florence, AL. If you happen to be in that area on March 2, Four Thousand Wings is screening, along with two films written and directed by my friend C. DeWayne Cunningham of Carolyn Jean’s Son VISIONS – Best Friends Forever and The Pretty Brunette.

See the 2017 schedule here.

More coming soon…

Now – Feb. 2017 update

Figured since updates might be a bit sparse, I should at least make another “Now” post. (For more about the “Now” thing, see a previous post about it.)

So, along with normal life and work stuff, this is what I’m working on:

  • Editing the short film Lullaby by writer/director Ce Anderson.
  • Editing audio for a live music/video project with filmmaker C. DeWayne Cunningham of Carolyn Jean’s Son VISIONS.
  • Editing some behind-the-scenes interviews for the feature film Spiritus by writer/director LC Holt.

Along with that, there’s a couple of other film and music projects that are in varying levels of pre-production and production that I’ll be announcing in the weeks and months to come.

And of course, you can follow this blog via email for when there are updates, and keep in touch on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Much love.

FudgeIt Auto Sales

The latest installment of the Montgomery Film Festival was Saturday night, and in keeping with tradition, the intermission included fake ads.

My friend Sherman Williams and I had come up with an idea for a fake car ad, so we got together one day with a couple of “customers” – played by Rachael Dotson and Charles Williams – and filmed an ad for “FudgeIt Auto Sales.”

Warning: language is NSFW (although censored out.) Enjoy.

‘Land of the Freed’ on YouTube

Land of the Freed

Land of the Freed

Land of the Freed, the short film written and directed by my friend Trishunda Mooney, is now available to view on YouTube!

Here is the synopsis from IMDb:

On duty cop, RICHARD MCDOUGLAS makes the cover of local paper near teen, CURTIS GRAHAM with headlines that read: “Police Officer under investigation in death of armed teen. Though RICHARD appears to have it all under control, that all seems to fade away as he faces the reality of his wife, RHONDA MCDOUGLAS’ and son, MICHAEL MCDOUGLAS’ unhappiness. Scene is set; stressed out, over worked cop kills an armed teen. Surely there has to be more to the story…or is it?

I was hired on as Director of Photography/Camera Operator on this project, and along with that, Terrible Master Films signed on as a co-producer.

This was a fun shoot with a great cast and crew, and I must thank Trishunda for believing in me as a cinematographer to help capture her vision.

I learned a lot from working on this project, and the feedback has been great. So here is the short film Land of the Freed:

Film updates for Dec. 2016

I know I haven’t been blogging much lately, but I wanted to take a moment to provide a few updates on what’s been going on lately.

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Writer/director Sylvester Folks, left, on set of Justus and Pece. Photo by Sherman Williams.

I mentioned last month that Sylvester Folks had a new short film production underway. On that project – Justus and Pece – my job was to cover audio (production sound/boom operator.) We wrapped principal photography on Dec. 4, and it is now in editing.

 

One of the main characters in that short is played by Ce Anderson, a writer and director herself. Just before Thanksgiving, we started working on her short film Lullaby, on which I’m serving as Director of Photography. We still have more to go on that one, but I think we got a really good start in the three days we’ve shot so far.

And in other news, the official trailer for Spiritus (produced by Buck’s Row in association with Foolish Henry Films) will be available on Jan. 2, 2017.

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More updates coming soon, and as always, thanks for reading!

Film updates for Nov. 2016

Just wanted to give some quick film updates.

This past Saturday, writer/director Trishunda Mooney held a screening for her short film Land of the Freed at the Sanctuary in downtown Montgomery. I served as Director of Photography on that film, and Terrible Master Films is a co-producer.

We had a good crowd, and I appreciate the great feedback we received on the film. The film’s editor, C. DeWayne Cunningham of Carolyn Jean’s Son Visions, captured this clip of Trishunda during the Q&A session after the screening:

13692827_1140419289355534_4407476906249183579_oThe horror film Spiritus, written and directed by L.C. Holt and produced by Buck’s Row in association with Foolish Henry Films, is complete. Shane Gillis (director and co-writer of Death to the World) has finished the score, and the finishing touches have been applied.

Speaking of Shane, his band Witchchord put out their debut album on Halloween. It’s called “Nerostar,” and it’s available on Bandcamp.

And production has begun on a new short film by Sylvester Folks, the writer/director behind The Ghost and the Negro and Mercy and Plea. It’s called Justus & Pece, and it will continue production in the coming weeks. More news on that soon.

Thanks for reading.

#setlife #justusandpece #indie #film #behindthescenes #alabama

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Hey, look, an update!

Nothing deeply philosophical to discuss at the moment, so I’ll just give some quick updates.

The current production at the Cloverdale Playhouse is Dead Man’s Cellphone. It started last week and runs tonight through Sunday. Before the show’s opening, I got to team up with C. DeWayne Cunningham of Carolyn Jean’s Son Visions to help shoot a promo for the play. View it here. And go see the play!

14334575_1750165185250633_3812198149997461504_nLet’s see… what else? Oh, I’ve started working on a new solo album. I began tracking with Aaron Burton recently. No clue as to when I’ll finish, but it is in the works.

I recently got the chance to be part of the film Union, written and directed by Whitney Hamilton.

And a short film I served as 2nd Assistant Director on earlier this year in Atlanta – The Talk, written and directed by Jay Ward – has been accepted into some film festivals: Los Angeles Film Awards, Chandler International Film Festival, and the Hollywood Boulevard Film Festival.

Also, the short film Altschmerz, written and directed by Somica Spratley, has made it into another film festival – the Ax Wound Film Festival in Vermont. It’s showing Nov. 5.

The October edition of the Guitar Pull at the Cloverdale Playhouse was last night. Another great night, this time in their new courtyard area. I’ll be posting pics from that soon.

Guitar Pull tonight!

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More stuff in the works… Thanks for reading. You can follow this blog via email (see the right side of the page) or hit me up via social media (links also on the right.)

BFF on the news…

My mother recorded a recent newscast on her DVR and made sure to save it until I could see it. Not giving anything away, she told me she had something she wanted me to see and asked, “Do you have time now?”

“Sure,” I said, as she loaded the program and hit the play button.

On the local news, they were talking about a Black Film Festival being held at Alabama State University, and there in the background was a scene from Best Friends Forever (The Love and Crimes of Tiye Ra and Corey) by my friend, writer/director C. DeWayne Cunningham of Carolyn Jean’s Son Visions. Specifically, it was the scene of me in the role of “Daniel Andre Wilson” standing over a handrail talking to the main two characters.

I said, “Woah… hey… I’m on TV.” It was quite surprising. And then the next part showed a portion of the scene of Ebony Jones as “Tiye Ra” dragging a body on the ground.

Nice surprise. Thanks to my mom for catching that for us.

Oh, and speaking of Ebony, she made the news again. There is a scene in the film with her boxing in a ring, but what you may not know is that she’s really a boxer. Another news agency ran a story about her. See it here.

Hey @ibetheshooter, we made the news. #BFFcjsv

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