GHOST LIGHT wins Best Ensemble Cast and nomination for Maverick Award for Best Narrative Feature at Woodstock Film Fest!

The World Premiere at the LA Film Fest at the end of September was a smashing success with audience and critics alike. 

And another packed house at the East Coast Premiere at Woodstock last weekend!   Ghost Light was nominated as one of the best Narrative Features and given special jury honors for our outstanding ensemble cast.
 

Here’s what some people have been saying…


"This is what filmmaking is all about! What a terrific, fun, deliciously dark comedy! The production design alone is 'must see'… Terrence Hayes' cinematography is fabulous… Carol Kane is simply delicious and as funny as can be!"
- Debbie Elias behindthelensonline.net

"Top notch production value across the board, from its killer ensemble of actors that land each of their punchlines with delight, to evocative lighting which encourages one to believe in the curse against better judgment and sharp production design… It’s mostly fresh air you feel emanating from 'Ghost Light', which pulls off no small feat in finding the humor in one of the greatest tragedies ever written."
- Stephen Saito moveablefest.com

"First and foremost a comedy, 'Ghost Light' masters the balancing act of mixing humor with horror and manages to be a fun and genuine celebration of Shakespeare without being Shakespeare."
- Katey Stoetzel theyoungfolks.com


Upcoming important dates:

Portland Film Festival  
October 24  Wednesday 9 PM 

Austin Film Festival  
October 26  Friday 4 PM 
October 30  Tuesday 10 PM

Savannah Film Festival
October 28  Sunday 10:30 AM
November 1 Thursday 9 AM 

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GHOST LIGHT WRAPS!

Just wrapped our new comedy, Ghost Light, a comedy about a misfit troupe of Shakespeareans who unleash the curse of the Scottish Play.  Here's a link to an article in The Boston Globe.

https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/names/2017/11/02/indie-film-wraps-work-groton/gqAOCcSyzoTDqLPSru6oxH/story.html

I'm so flattered by Slate Casting's blog!

Thank you to Julie Arvedon Knowlton for the very kind words she wrote in her blog on their Slate Casting website:

http://www.slatecasting.com/bacon-blog/2016/12/6/pause

We are getting really good feedback from festivals on our film, Soul Candy. Stand by for news on the premiere!

New short, "Soul Candy" completed

Production is complete on my new short, SOUL CANDY.  Written by Jennifer Rapaport, the 10 minute film tells the story of young love blossoming over an admiration of author David Foster Wallace, with a modern day Cyrano de Bergerac twist.

Production took place at The Shire Bookshop in Franklin, MA which was the most wonderfully rich location we could ever have imagined.  Actors Kallie Tabor, Dario Sanchez and Erica Derrickson did an amazing job, and D.P. Terrence Hayes captured their performances and the incredible location with his usual elegant style.

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this gem of a film a reality. Post production is underway and our film festival submissions will begin this week. Stay tuned for news of the big premiere!

New Script Completed - Ghost Light!

Ever wonder what happens when actors don't heed the superstitions of the theatre? What about the curse of Macbe..., I mean, The Scottish Play? When a summer stock troupe embarks on the Bard's most famous play, a rogue actor disregards the curse, dooming the production and fating himself to playing the lead role for all eternity.

Stand by for updates!

Fantastic Cast, Crew and Friends Screening

We had a fantastic turn out for the local cast, crew and friends screening of Black Car at The Strand theater in Clinton Monday night, right around the corner from the Clinton Motor Inn which was our set for four days last Spring.  It was exciting to see the film on the big screen and I was so pleased with the response from the crowd!  So gratifying after many months of hard work alone in my edit suite.  Thanks to everyone who attended!  We were able to make a very generous donation to Our Father's House for thanksgiving.

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Casting for Black Car

We are now accepting submissions for my new film, Black Car. SAG/AFTRA only please. Please reply with headshot/resume and a link to your reel (if available) to blackcarcasting@gmail.com. The shoot will be in late May and early June in Worcester.

The film tells the story of Trudy, a law school student who gets into an "Uber" style black sedan and wakes up the next morning, confused and alone in a mysterious motel – the victim of a roofie and a rape.  Frustrated by the slow pace of the justice system, she takes matters into her own hands.  She becomes an “Uber” driver herself and goes on a vigilante crusade to find and stop the serial rapist to whom she fell victim.

We are looking for local New England actors for the following roles:

CHARLES: (20s) An overly eager admirer of Trudy’s.  They are intellectual sparring partners in their law school class, but Trudy has no interest in him romantically.  An “Uber” driver, he becomes Trudy’s mentor, showing her the ropes on the road.

DETECTIVE MARGERY TYRELL: (40s) A veteran cop, Margery is in charge of Trudy’s case.  She is sympathetic to Trudy’s plight, but unable and unwilling to push the system farther than the law will allow.

ELISE: (30s) The rapist’s potential next victim.  A wealthy divorcee who Trudy saves from being assaulted.  She provides Trudy with critical evidence.

DR. BELL: (50s) Trudy’s law professor.  He teaches a course in criminology that Trudy falls back on in her hunt for the rapist.  Dr. Bell provides legal advice and counsel to Trudy along the way.

JUAN: (20s) An Hispanic gang-banger, who gets in Trudy’s car with his buddy Carlos.  Their trip gets cut short when they learn that their friend Manuel has been shot, and Trudy must pick up the gunshot victim and bring him for help.  Juan and Carlos become unlikely allies of Trudy’s when she finally catches the perp.

CARLOS: (20s) Hispanic.  Juan’s gang-banger friend.

ROGER: (30s) The shady clerk at the motel where Trudy gets raped.  He is a critical witness in the case and it turns out he’s being paid off to keep his mouth shut.

NURSE: (40) The rape kit nurse who examines Trudy after her assault.  Sensitive and by the book.

POLICE OFFICER: (30s) The officer who shows up at the motel where the rapist has supposedly brought his next victim, and interviews him.  With no victim to be found, he must let him go free.

GIRL 1: (20) A college girl who Trudy picks up in her car.  Giggly and insensitive, she and her friend insult Trudy for being a driver.

GIRL 2: (20) Girl 1’s friend.

The Off Season wins "Best Cape Feature" at Woods Hole Film Fest

After a sold out screening, we were chosen for the Audience Award for Best Cape Feature at this year's Woods Hole Film Festival.  Thanks to festival director, Judy Laster and everybody on the staff who made this year's festival such a great experience.  We were definitely the home town film and we were glad to be picked for recognition.

Watch for information about our release date!

Here's a link to all the winners!

 

My TEDx talk is available online!

Last April I was honored to be asked to participate in the TEDx Longwood event and speak about independent filmmaking. Thanks to the event organizer, Dustin Whitney, it was an incredibly inspiring, and humbling day.  I was so proud to be included. Here is the link to my talk:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5k33fSZmd0

The Off Season Screening - Sat. 5/17

The Off Season, my newest film, will screen this Saturday in Woods Hole as part of The Woods Hole Film Festival.  Since we shot this film in Falmouth and Woods Hole on Cape Cod in the Winter of 2013, this is the perfect venue for a premiere.  Please visit this link for ticket information. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-off-season-film-premiere-tickets-10827069055