So I have been going through a funk for a bit as things in my life are changing. Vlogging seems to be a thing these days – and has for a while. I am not much of a vlogger. I barely blog as well since I talk a lot about my life on my podcast. But just so I can share my experiences with following my dreams – both the successes and the failures – I have decided to create a vlog as a creative outlet for me.
So grateful to have been a part of the Filmmakers On Podcast with Jason Horton and Sean Reid. They go deep with this interview and you learn a lot about me as a person and as filmmaker. Please listen and enjoy!
On the set of AD Out, our actor Kory Getman, did a vlog about the experience of being on the set of the show. I think it’s a fun vlog plus it gives you a different insight – so I thought I would share it. Plus my nephew Majd was instrumental in helping him film on set.
Also, the series AD Out, created by Troy Akin will be available soon!
Fearscale is one of my favorite review sites because they find a subject, connect them to a heart monitor and have them watch a horror film. They take those results and find how scary a movie is. I think it’s fun and brilliant.
So far they have reviewed SOUNDBITE and STALK, the first two films I directed for Horror House. Both of those films were about five minutes….but LOVE ME NOT is 11 minutes and we were wondering if we create something that could sustain fear for twice as long. I have to say – I think we did a great job. Check out the results here: Fearscale reviews LOVE ME NOT
So week 1 of shooting the web series was a success. Now we just wrapped week 2 and the footage is looking so amazing. This week was more focused on the dramatic elements of the show – but don’t worry, there was still some good tennis stuff – plus a fun party scene out by the pool! This week we had some new actors on set – so our team is definitely growing!
The first week of AD Out went amazingly well. So grateful to have been a part of this fun project. AD Out is a tennis drama written and created by Troy Akin and directed by me.
I was nervous about this project. I mostly write and direct horror and this was a good opportunity to show that I was capable of directing a completely different genre….plus even though Troy will be launching this on his YouTube Channel, his goal is to pitch it as a TV series, so naturally this has to be the best product!
But everyone brought their A game and everything looks amazing. I really do think we will have something truly amazing and fun! Plus this is the first project I have directed so far that has a sponsor: Head Tennis Gear!
We film again this weekend. Stay tuned for more information on this project!
The Let’s Watch Horror Podcast is one of my favorite podcasts. They are out of England and they always give us the best reviews. They are truly so funny and they always motivate me to grow as an artist and filmmaker.
This week they did an AWESOME review of my film LOVE ME NOT, which I directed for Horror House
The podcast is 30 minutes but it truly goes fast and I guarantee that you will enjoy it! Also, I want to say thank you to them for the shout out to my podcast Mimosas With Michael.
I want to think Michael Haberfelner for taking the time to interview for his blog (re)Search My Trash for the film I directed LOVE ME NOT for Horror House. The questions were great! It was nice to be able to explain my process with you.