Thursday, June 4

Author: Michael Coulombe

My Eyes
Poetry, Writing

My Eyes

My Eyes Can you see my eyes through the haze and smoke?       The eyes that welcome friends?       The eyes that comfort the weak? The eyes that stare back at you with   stunned, unashamed anguish? Can you count the times I have acknowledged your existence? Perhaps as many times as you have shunned mine. When was the last time you shook my hand, even if it was extended?        Or exchanged a word?   Or looked into my eyes – deep into my eyes?           These eyes that welcomed friends?           These eyes that comforted the weak?           These eyes that have wept real tea...
Press – The Central Authority
Film, Horror

Press – The Central Authority

Had the pleasure of shooting this socially distant film during the quarantine and playing, well a very original character! We just wrapped principal photography. The Central Authority, takes place in a dystopian future, where entertainment is king. There is no content, so the government ("The Central Authority") creates a streaming channel where "performers" can submit their material, in order to obtain items in short supply.  The film takes place over one day of programming. Check out the Press ReleasePR Log Press Release For more information on the film The Central Authority check out the page on my website here.The Central Authority
Thank you Charles
News

Thank you Charles

Wanted to give a big shout out to Charles Chudabala who gave me this amazing testimonial during my interview with him for my podcast Mimosas with Michael. https://youtu.be/PDHr83tLzgo This made me blush. I was not expecting it - I didn't even know what to say. I just found it such a sweet and endearing organic moment that happened while we were talking. I always try to tell people how important your reputation is in this industry [well I guess any industry really] and hearing this from someone who I know and respect made me feel so proud and humbled. THANK YOU CHARLES
Los Angeles Arboretum
Travels with Michael

Los Angeles Arboretum

So as the shelter-at -home order in Los Angeles slowly begins to lift, there are still places that are still not open; and some places are open but at half capacity. We have been on lock down for approximately nine weeks. It has been a LONG two months. [Some states have only been on a lock down for a few weeks and I know a few states never went on lock down - which is crazy to me, to think about.] After May 15th (our initial reopen date here in LA) parks and beaches have reopened - again at half capacity. I have been keeping creatively busy here at home. I have been using writing as a way to stay sane.....BUT the weather is finally nice in Los Angeles, since we had so much rain and gloomy weather when the quarantine first started, and now Angelinos are starting to venture o...
Ezili Teaser Trailer
Directing, Film, Horror, You Tube

Ezili Teaser Trailer

EZILI The teaser trailer for new horror film EZILI drops today! When Jillian leaves an abusive relationship, she finds refuge in the home of her dear friends, Nadia and Richard. What should be a safe haven for Jillian soon becomes a nightmare when she discovers that the fate of the unborn child she carries hangs in the balance, and that her own safety is governed by Nadia’s obsessive devotion to a mysterious Vodou doll in the basement. “EZILI” COMING SOON. https://youtu.be/GGecNouGI4g EZILI teaser trailer!
Lighthouses of Los Angeles
Travels with Michael

Lighthouses of Los Angeles

Today I decided to escape quarantine and take a nice day trip to view a couple of the lighthouses we have here in the city of Los Angeles. I love light houses and I have been wanting to photograph one for a while now. So I was excited that there were two really close to one another. Sadly the first lighthouse - The Los Angeles Harbor Lighthouse was a bit too far from where I was at [since it sits at the end of a long jetty] and I do not have the right telephoto lens yet in which to photograph it. So I sat enjoying the beautiful waves crash against the rocks. It was nice to have time to self reflect. After the first lighthouse I took a drive around San Pedro - just turning down streets, seeing what I could find. It was so quiet. Since it is an industrial area, and it was a we...
Bioluminescent waves of Southern California
Travels with Michael

Bioluminescent waves of Southern California

This isn't a post about traveling out of town. This is a post, however, about an awesome event that happens in Southern California when a bioluminescent algae. According to the CBS 2 website: The bioluminescence is known as “red tide,” or  an algal bloom, which is a large concentration of microorganisms in the water. On sunny days, the water gives off a murky reddish hue, and at night, when the organisms are agitated by movements, they emit a neon blue glow. I went the first night with my friend Gary, who had went previously a few nights earlier. I tried to take photos [as I have been studying photography] but was unsuccessful. So I went the following night with my roommate Lachelle and just took time to stand there and enjoy the evening! It is definitely something to see. The bes...
The Weed Channel
Directing, Film, Interview

The Weed Channel

I was interviewed for The Weed Channel back in February at the Sue Wong Oscar Party and Fashion Show. I just found the video and it seems so long ago. It was before my birthday and before my trip to Mazatlan and before the quarantine shelter-at-home order. Michael Coulombe on The Weed Channel
Canceled trip to Europe
Travels with Michael

Canceled trip to Europe

Today, April 29, 2020, my father and I would be flying back from our 15 day trip to Europe. We were going to celebrate his birthday [which is on April 20] but the trip was cancelled due to the travel restrictions because of Covid-19. We booked our tickets through Delta back in August of 2019. This was my father's first time traveling abroad and  I was excited about to share this opportunity with him. Plus I was excited about seeing more of Europe - as I had only been to London, England and Gotland, Sweden. We were going to do a nice tour through about five countries, traveling via train and staying in Air BNB's. It was going to be a exciting trip. And imagine the amazing pictures I would have been able to take! But thankfully Delta allowed us to push our flights and we have 2 year...
The California Poppies
Travels with Michael

The California Poppies

We are in the middle of a global pandemic. The corona virus has crippled so many countries - and it is very terrifying.  I live in California and we have been on a shelter-in-place order for about six weeks. [I feel, which is longer than the majority of the Unites States.] One of the bigger things to happen in April, or rather in Spring time, here in the high desert of Los Angeles, is the super bloom of the orange poppy, the flower of the state of California. I want to preface this by saying, any time I leave the house I wear a mask and I have sanitizing wipes, which I carry at all times.  I also practice social distancing, because I truly believe it is very important and the best way in, which to help flatten the curve. With that said, we are all definitely going stir cr...