Pukem’Up Podcast

On October 31, 2018, Horror House released the short horror film I directed called Soundbite. On November 3, 2018 (Saturday), the Pukem’Up Podcast did an amazing review of the film.rea

I am grateful when anyone takes the time to read and review any of my films.

Thank you Gruesome Hertzogg and Lil Gru for the amazing review.

You can check it out here:  Pukem’Up Podcast

Filming Soundbite

On September 21, 2018 I directed the promo for the feature film Soundbite. It serves as both a promo for the feature film as well as material for the new online digital short form horror platform: Horror House Media, under Supreme Minds Entertainment..

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Soundbite is a story that is written by myself and my writing partner Brantley J. Brown and it was the first piece filmed for Horror House. It was an amazing experience. Ray McCann assembled a great team of filmmakers, which included our director of photography Doug Freirich, Gaffer/Grip Calisto Thompson, and BlumHouse special effects guru Zack Edwards. Together we created a fun, low-key, laid back and effective ensemble. I could not have asked for a better team of people. We were very small but we moved fast and efficiently.

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I also wanted to say thank you to our actress Taylor Murphy-Sinclair, who came to play the basic white bitch in a horror film who dies! And she was phenomenal at dying as well. She came to set ready to work and delivered 150 percent!

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I am beyond grateful to everyone who was with us yesterday, including Zariah Suggs who allowed us the use of her apartment for the afternoon as it was clearly the PERFECT location for our film. Everyone made my job as a director so easy and I appreciate their enthusiasm and expertise – it really made our project that much better because of them.

I cannot wait to show you the final product. Don’t forget to follow Horror House Media on YouTube and Instagram and Twitter.

Horror House Media

Horror House Media

So for 2018 Ray McCann and I were talking about creating a new digital platform for short horror form content. I thought it would be a great idea for him to have digital content to produce and for which I could direct. So I reached out to my writing partner Brantley J. Brown and asked him to start writing short scripts that were creepy/scary and simple to shoot.  With that, Horror House was born.

So now we begin the shooting process. Stay tuned as we are launching Halloween 2018. Feel free to reach out to use and to follow us on the social media platforms. Help us generate the buzz. We want to rally the horror community.

Instagram: Horror House Media
Twitter: Horror House Media

Email: HorrorHouseDigital@gmail.com

Hollywood HorrorFest

 

Excited to announce that my short horror script Del Obispo Road, a ghost story based on true events by Rochelle Robinson has been selected for the Hollywood HorrorFest here in Hollywood, CA.

The festival takes place July 26-29, 2018.

 

Axe on Film Combat Syndicate

I wanted to say thank you to my producer Taylor J Martin and to Alina Andrei for putting together this nice press piece with Film Combat Syndicate.  Thank you Lee Golden for the great article – he really did his research and I truly appreciate that!

Thank you to everyone for your continued support as we move this project forward. I have a great team and I honored to have their faith and guidance.

Read the arcticle:

Axe on Film Combat Syndicate

Boss Cheer on Brat TV

In May of 2018 I worked on a webseries for Brat TV called Boss Cheer. It stars  Tessa Brooks and Tristan Tales and it is their newest show where Madison, played by Tessa takes over her old cheer squad as head coach.

Even though I worked on crew as the Script Supervisor, the director asked me to a small role in the film. Just a simple scene: but you know I love to act when I can!  Great news is, I even made the trailer. You can see me and Amir Mo as Coach Preston at 00:36 right before I kicked his ass out for cheating!

 

The Richard Wilmore Show

June 8, 2018 – Today I was a guest on The Richard Wilmore Show with fellow guest Katerina Cozias. It was a great and fun interview. Each interview is 15 minutes and I am the second one.

We talked about my podcast Mimosas With Michael and also some of my most current projects, which I am working on, as well as how I got my start in the industry. I also gave some advice to those who are starting out and want to follow their dreams. It is definitely a fun interview – if I say so myself!

 

Del Obispo Road

So my writing partner Brantley J Brown and I just finished our first script together. I had written the short film Del Obispo Road – a horror short –  and Brantley helped me adapt it into a feature film script. Actor and producer Edward Coupland will star as the lead, Ryan.

When Ryan’s sister goes missing in 1985, he is plagued by the memory of someone – or something – that he felt was responsible for her disappearance. Twenty years later he still can’t forget that night and the weight of that memory begins to push him to madness. When he starts to see his sister again, Ryan starts to search for answers as to why his sister vanished, and if the dreams that haunt him are real.

This story is based on a terrifying event shared to me by Rochelle Robinson.

We did a great interview about this film and script on my podcast Mimosas With Michael. Enjoy!

 

#tbt to Room 301

#tbt to when Dread Central wrote this article for an awesome virtual reality #horror #short I was hired to write. It starred Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and was directed by #YouTuber Jesse Wellens from Prank vs Prank and produced by Blum House and YouTube.

Read the article here:

Wayfarers Chapel

Today, in celebration of Earth Day, the Wayfarers Chapel in Palos Verdes had their second annual art show and poetry reading called ‘Art by the Sea with Poetic Expression‘. Yours truly was a feature poet invited to read. I haven’t been an invited poet in over 15 years (if not more.) Attending today felt like coming out of retirement – and I am grateful for my friend Georgia Washington for asking me to be a part of the event.

The weather today was a wonderful 72 degrees with a slight breeze as we saw Catalina Island hiding out in the distant haze. The waves crashed towards as we stood up over the high cliff. It was an amazing inspiring day and I was grateful to be a part of the festivities today!

Also after the reading today I have decided to move forward and being writing my second book. I want to write a book that is full of anthems, that can inspire people and up lift them! That’s why it’s been so hard to write. I want it to be epic!

Check out the video from this amazing day!