The Beauty of Death – two festivals!

I am excited to announce that short script The Beauty of Death is a finalist in two (2) festivals this October (2017)

The Shiver International Film Festival in Ontario, Canada and the FANtastic Horror Film Festival in San Diego, Ca.

The Rock’s Haunted Hotel

Here is the final version of the virtual reality horror project I wrote for YouTube and BlumHouse starring the rock. This was a fun project to write and shoot. I was honored to be a part of it.

Directed by Jesse Wellens

Written by Michael Coulombe

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson Stars:  as the Concierge

For more information check out our page here:

Here is the trailer!

When Hate Reigns (Inaugural Day)

Inaugural day.
The crowd gathers;
people clamor
as Hate steps up to the podium.

He is calm, collect.
The weather is cool, brisk.
The people are excited and alive from the commemoration.

Hate is poised over the calamity of noise
as onlookers stare up at Him in awe.
Tall, almost elegant with His grand gestures.
His voice thunders in everyone’s head.

He speaks:
“People! People! I am here today before you
as a symbol of a new beginning that is about to take place.
We are on the threshold of a new era,
an era free from the destruction of obscenity;
the infestation of affectivity.
At the forefront of this populace
I shall begin the absolution to freedom.”

And Hate smiled.
And the people cheered
for they had a leader who was brave.

But there was a dark cloud that loomed above – –
fat and swollen with rain – –
but the people didn’t care
for rain was good
it fed the ground, which nourished life
so it mattered none
that it was a murky mysterious rain.

And the rain fell,
and Hate smiled,
and the people cheered
for they had a leader
who provided for the people.

Then a mighty wind rose
and carried with it the spirit of transformation,
the embodiment of change.

The wind was good because it brought change –
change was good because it is fundamental
so it mattered none that the wind eroded the land
that the rain had cultivated.

And the wind blew,
and the rain fell,
and Hate smiled,
and the people cheered
for they had a leader who pioneered growth.

Then the land trembled
and it shook with the force
of a thousand secrets never revealed
and the rumbling of truth that none believed.

But it was good because it carried the knowledge of the beginning of time,
so it mattered none that time tumbled away under the roar of the soil.

And the Earth shook,
and the wind blew,
and the rain fell,
and Hate smiled,
and the people cheered
for they had a leader who promoted   the sovereignty of faith.

And Hate stood motionless at the pulpit.
The crowd trampled over one another
for a glimpse of His auspicious demeanor,
that flicker of something almost sinister in His eye,
which they knew meant that He was a man  of great power.

And Hate smiled
and the people cheered
for they had a leader who would lead them through a revolution –

And the Earth shook,
and the wind blew,
and the rain fell,
and Hate smiled;
but the people
the people quailed from this future
for it was different
it was unfamiliar.

And Hate stepped away from the platform
as the onlookers stared up in awe.
The silence echoed through the heart of each  spectator.
This was, indeed,
the commencement of a new instigation of life.

– Michael Coulombe

‘Pains of the Past’ screening

Alexa Lowery, producer and writer of Pains of the Past, is hosting a screening of the short film Pains of the Past, which I had the pleasure of directing.

Friday November 18, 2016 8pm

Sycamore Tavern, 7038 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90028

Pains of the Past:

The daunting horrors from the abusive men Scarlett has encountered in past relationships keep coming back like a reoccurring nightmare. This shocks all areas of her personal and professional life. As she later grows from her sorrow she starts to question if “unconditional love “and marriage are only a cultural illusion in America.

For more information on the film, click here.