One of my heroes, Ray Harryhausen, died yesterday.
Here’s a link to my tribute on Cinema Arete.
God bless you, Ray…
Posted in cinema, classic cinema, classic films, Death, fantasy, film, movie, movie review, personal, Ray Bradbury, Science fiction, tagged cinema, fantasy film, film, Jason and the Argonauts, movies, Ray Bradbury, Ray Harryhausen, special effects, stop motion animation, tribute on May 8, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Posted in cinema, film, free film, Michael Bay, movie, short film, tagged "Torched", arson, cinema, comedy, film, free film, free movie, movie, Overactive Imagination Studio, Sam Burns, Schwinn bicycle, Sean Newton, short film on March 26, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
My son Sam and his creative partner in crime Sean Newton have finally posted their short film “Torched”.
The folks who’ve seen it are universal in their praise.
Find out why…and discover two young film-makers with a very bright future.
Michael Bay, your days are numbered.<p><a href=”http://vimeo.com/62587166″>Torched</a> from <a href=”http://vimeo.com/overactiveimagination”>Overactive Imagination Studios</a> on <a href=”http://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a>.</p>
Posted in cinema, classic cinema, classic films, film, film reviews, movie, movie review, tagged "Mark of Zorro", cinema, Douglas Fairbanks, film, movie, movie review, Roxy Theatre, Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra, silent movie on February 24, 2013 | 1 Comment »
Be sure to pop over to my film blog and check out coverage of this year’s edition of Silence is Golden.
The format is a cineaste’s dream: a classic silent film is chosen for screening, with live accompanying music from the Saskatoon Symphony Orchestra. This time around, it was Douglas Fairbanks in the 1920 adventure “Mark of Zorro”.
An evening to remember…
Posted in ambient music, electronic music, electronica, free music, iMovie, independent writer, independent writing, indie writer, Literature, movie, Music, Science fiction, space age, space music, writer, writing, tagged "First Contact", abstract, alien planet, cinema, experimental, free download, free movie, many worlds, movie, Science fiction, short film, space, Youtube on January 31, 2013 | Leave a Comment »
Taking a break from writing, concocted and edited a new short film.
“Exoplanet”…a love letter to science fiction.
Dedicated to Ian Sales and other bringers of wonder:
Posted in cinema, crime, Dark fantasy/horror, electronic music, film, film noir, free film, Horror, independent publisher, independent writer, indie writer, movie, tagged cinema, drama, experimental, film, free movie, lightning, movie, short film, storm, suspense, thriller, thunder on September 19, 2012 | 2 Comments »
Posted in abstract film, ambient music, cinema, film, free film, Science fiction, short film, space age, space music, tagged "2001: A Space Odyssey", "First Contact", abstract film, aliens, ambient music, cinema, extraterrestrials, film, free movie, movie, Science fiction, search for intelligent life, SETI, short film, space, space probe, Stanley Kubrick on September 1, 2012 | Leave a Comment »
I’m a lifelong fan of science fiction. A space geek and proud of it.
Here’s my latest short film, “First Contact”, and, as the title suggests, this piece is about a close encounter with a distant, alien world, evidence of advanced, intelligent life. Abstract, indisputably odd…with accompanying ambient music.
A tip of the hat to Stan Kubrick…
Posted in cinema, Clive Barker, Dark fantasy, Dark fantasy/horror, Dread, film, film option, Horror, horror fiction, horror story, movie, movie adaptation, movie deal, new movies, occult thriller, scary story, tagged "The Sickness", cinema, Clive Barker, Clive Barker film project, Dark fantasy, film project, Horror, horror movies, Mark Miller, movies on June 24, 2011 | Leave a Comment »
Mark Miller is a guy to keep an eye on.
Right now he’s seeking funds for a horror film he’s in the process of developing…and he’s working with material vetted by one of the Grandmasters of dark fantasy, Clive Barker.
Monsieur Barker has put his stamp of approval on “The Sickness”—I get the feeling he’s acting as a mentor to Mark, recognizing him as a guy with a tremendous amount of potential.
Here’s a link to the site Mark has set up to raise funds for his movie.
You’ll see from his pitch, this lad has a lot on the ball.
Contributors receive a mench on Clive’s blog…and score valuable karmic brownie points with the Big Guy upstairs.
G’wan…drop a few bucks the kid’s way.
Show your support for a talented film-maker with a bright, shining future…
I have completed the first draft of new, book-length project so my blogging has dropped off of late.
Don’t hate me for being a workaholic or for being secretive about the creative irons I have in the fire. I promise to let you in on my plans and schemes ASAP. Suffice to say I’m working in a genre I’ve never tackled before and I’m dying to see what the final result will resemble.
Despite my labors, I took time to unwind and watch a few movies—just posted the reviews on my film blog, Cinema Arete.