Entries Tagged as 'Freedomland'

PBS “Viewfinder” and other shenanigans…

Hey guys, just wanted to let you know that I’m featured this month on the PBS/CET show “Viewfinder”. So, if you live in the tri-state region make sure to check your local listings, and tune in to PBS/CET this Thursday, March 24th at 7:30pm EST. I’m honored to be on the show this week as well as with an actress, Meredith Meeks, who worked on “End of All Things” with me, and will join me later on in the show to chat about that (now award-winning) film. For those of you who haven’t seen my recent shorts “Freedomland” or “End of All Things” this is an excellent chance to get a taste of them and hear me blabber on about how many things had to fall into place to get those films made. So check that out.

Also, I want to give a shout-out to the kids at the Cincinnati Country Day School (High School) which I gave a keynote to a few weeks ago. It was great getting to chat with you, and having a chance to meet many of you. Hopefully I’ll be back again before too long to bug you some more. You guys are awesome, keep up the good work, and ignore everything I said about throwing things at people 🙂 .

Happy New Year…

Just wanted to wish you all a happy new year. I’ve been traveling about the country over the last few months, so it’s nice to finally be back home (at least for a little while) and be able to focus back on the pile of work that never seems to get smaller. Between the festival, my several film projects that are in the works, the film association, my other film’s screening at other festivals, and of course, the production company, I’m never at a loss for twenty thousand more things to do, but hey, it keeps life interesting and I wouldn’t have it any other way. Wishing you all the best in 2009.

More Festival Screenings…

Ok then, so 3 of my films “The End of All Things”, “Freedomland”, and an oldie “Hopes & Dreams” have all been accepted to the 2008 20/20 Film Festival this coming October (a part of the 20/20 Arts Festival).  The films will be screening on 10/7/08 at the MainStreet Cinema in Cincinnati, Ohio beginning at 7:00pm, and tickets for the screening block are only $4 at the door. Also, “Freedomland” will be screening as a part of the Underneath Cincinnati Film Festival shorts block on 9/26/08 at the Carnegie Theater in Covington, Kentucky, also beginning at 7:00pm. So come check out the films and say Hi!


My short film “Freedomland” just won “Gold Medal” at the 2008 Park City Film Music Festival, which took place in Park City, Utah along-side the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals January 17-27. The film won a Gold Medal, which is their festival’s highest award for a short film. Though this is the film’s third festival, this is the first time it has screened in competition, so it goes without saying that I am extatic about the win, and give kudos to Douglas Romayne (the film’s composer) for his amazing, award-winning score. “Freedomland” is now officially a “Critically Acclaimed, Award-Winning Film!”

FREEDOMLAND Screening in Park City!

I just got notified that my film “Freedomland” (which FilmThreat.com gave “4-STARS”) just got accepted to screen at the Park City Film Music Festival, and will screen along-side the Sundance and Slamdance film festivals in Park City, UT over the next 2 weeks. The PCFMF is a festival that specifically honors achievement in film music and as an official selection “Freedomland” is being considered for almost a dozen awards, including “Best Music in a Short Film”, and “Gold Medal for Outstanding Achievement by a Composer in 2007”. On top of that, Douglas Romayne, the composer for the film, has been invited to give a workshop at the festival and will be present during the screenings. As we’re currently in the stages of finalizing our own program for the Oxford Int’l Film Fest, as much as I’d like to, I will unfortunately not be able to attend the Park City event in person, but please root the film on, and if you happen to be attending, (or coming to go to Sundance) please walk across the street, say “Hi” to Douglas, and vote for the film to receive an audience award! The full festival program can be found on their website at www.parkcityfilmmusicfestival.com.


For those of you who haven’t been following my train of thought for the last 2-years (yeah, why would you), I wrote and directed a great little short-film entitled “Freedomland” last year which has been beginning to pop up at a few film festivals this year. Anyhow, to keep a long story from getting longer, the film just got its first “real” review from a critic at FilmThreat.com, who gave the film “4-Stars” calling it “Stirring”, “Poignant”, and “Awe-Inspiring.” Though I’ve had reviews written about my work before, I’ve never had anything I’ve directed officially reviewed until now, and I have to say, I’m not too upset about the outcome. You can now see the trailer for the film online at the film’s official site HERE, and you can read the full FilmThreat.com review by clicking HERE. Enjoy!