Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Hannibal 8

I'd like my next car to be a plug-in hybrid, but in the meantime, it would be cool to drive Professor Fate's Hannibal 8 car from The Great Race to work!

Monday, July 14, 2008

Well crap.

My camera is broken.

Not sure if I want to spend the travel time and money to try and get it repaired or get a new one.

Problem is the new one I really want is a couple grand, which I don't really have to spare for a camera right now.

Did I mention I promised to videotape a friend's wedding in about 12 days?


Puss in Boots

Here is a colored pencil illustration I did several years ago for a play of the same name. Cooler still, two of the Applebee's restaurants in the area have these and other posters I've done up on the walls!

Saturday, July 12, 2008

Escape from Ape World

Many years back when Tim Burton's Planet of the Apes remake was out I read about the Polonia Brothers making something called Gorilla Warfare: Battle of the Apes. It was obviously a shot-on-video quickie designed to capitalize on the big budget remake. I thought to myself, "Well, heck, I could bang out a shot-on-video quickie to capitalize on the big budget remake" myself! With that in mind, I threw together this box cover mock-up:

I went as far as to come up with kind of a rough outline - a ship goes through some weird space wormhole thing and they crash on a forested planet (as I knew I could shoot out in the woods of local parks). After wandering, they get captured by some ape cops. My plan was to just buy a bunch of ape masks and shoot around town, basically having it really be like earth, just with apes instead of people. So they'd be driving cars and walking the streets and all. In the county jail, the crew would befriend an alien who'd also gotten sucked through the wormhole and they'd break out, make it back to the alien's spaceship and escape from the ape world.

After a while, it just became another half-started idea and I'd moved on to other stuff. But cool cover, eh?

In the ensuing years, I haven't been able to see the Polonia Brothers movie as it's only been released outside the U.S. But maybe some day.

Thursday, July 10, 2008

I Love Clocks

Mike Hegg expresses his true love in beautiful Roseburg, Oregon during the shoot for HOUSEBOUND.

Monday, July 07, 2008

Morning Dumplings!

Hey check out this wacky song and video I made with my son and his friends!

Dinosaur Planet at Sunset

Here's a few pictures that Tom Shaffer let me borrow to scan and share with y'all of the shoot for his PREHISTORICUS movie.

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Happy Birthday George Stover!

George Stover will always, to me, be the somewhat awkward but well-meaning Steven Price, a role he played in both THE ALIEN FACTOR and NIGHTBEAST. In fact, Steven was in every single one of Don Dohler's movies. Lucky guy. Above, he fights with the Zagatyle in THE ALIEN FACTOR. Happy birthday, George!

It's also Amanda Bounds' birthday today (seen above in the It Haunts segment of TWISTED FATES) and while she was never smashed to death under a fat lady's buttocks like George was in John Water's Desperate Living but to that I say: there's always the next movie....

Meanwhile I spent last night squeezed into an orange jumpsuit once more reprising my role as Frank the Astronaut in Tom Shaffer's Prehistorics. Tom recently got some new stop-motion animated dinosaur footage and wanted to get a few more shots to go with it. So there we were, on the top of a giant hill overlooking the valley at sunset and I had to pretend to see a T-Rex and hit the dirt. Magic...simply magic. Tom promises pictures soon...

Mike Hegg promises a DVD proof of his filmlooking work on DEADLY PREMONITIONS sometime next week. Can't wait to check it out!

Got a DVD of COLD AS SOUL this week from Laura Giglio. The Luc Bernier-written horror project features several scenes I shot locally with actress Toni Draggon.
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