Writer’s Group Therapy

I want to thank Rachanee Lumayno and Tom Loveman for having me as a guest on their podcast ‘Writer’s Group Therapy.’

It was nice to talk about writing, how I started as a script supervisor and my new project: Horror House

I hope that by listening you are inspired – even a little – to always follow your bliss!


Writers Group Therapy – Session 65 – Interview with Michael Coulombe Writer and Script Supervisor

So grateful to Gruesome Hertzogg and Lil Gru for doing a review of my first film Ax.  They just finished a great review of my recent film Soundbite earlier this month, giving us 9 out of 10 stars. Ax they gave 8 out of 10 stars.

If I was on Star Search right now, I would probably be in the lead! #JustSaying

Nightmarish Conjurings Reviews Soundbite

I want to start off by saying that we have received so many amazing reviews, especially from my cousin Daryl, who is a horror vlogger – he did a fun video review of the film. You can check that out here:  MrMeatHook

But yesterday – November 15, 2018 – we received an amazing review of Soundbite from the horror website Nightmarish Conjurings, hosted by Shannon McGrew. The review was written by Juliann Stipidis and it is by far one of the best reviews we have received. It was very thorough and complete and I want to thank Juliann and Shannon and Nightmarish Conjurings for taking the time to watch and review our fun 4 minute horror short!

Soundbite and Horror House

Excited to announce that the new film Soundbite on the Horror House Channel of YouTube launches on Halloween of 2018.

Written by myself and my writing partner Brantley J Brown – this is our first foray into the digital short format and we are beyond excited with this project.

Fear what you hear: are you brave enough to listen to Deathsong?

Stars Taylor Murphy-Sinclair. Directed by Michael Coulombe. Written by Brantley J. Brown and Michael Coulombe. Produced by Ray McCann. Shot by Doug Frerichs and make up Zack Edwards

Be sure to stop by and check out the new voices of horror!

Or check out the website for more information!

Black Apple Talent

Today, two great things happened. It is my 12 year anniversary in the film industry and I signed up with the Black Apple Talent Agency.

It is true. Twelve years ago today I was working for a non-profit organization. I had finally hit my limit with working for other people and I knew I was destined for bigger things. So with no real plan in place,  I walked into Human Resources and quit….and then somehow, by taking that leap of faith, things just start moving. I booked a film right away, was on set four days later – and then I just never stopped. Never gave up. Even when we hit the writer’s strike and the recession. Through it all – all the ups and all of the downs (and trust me there have been many) – the one thing that has remained consistent is my passion and my desire to never give up living my dream.

And now, as of today, I officially have an agent. I am repped by Sarah Yapelli at Black Apple Talent. I am definitely excited to move my career forward and to see what the next 12 years have in store!

Studio Institute Global

I was invited by my friend at Studio Institute Global to come in and teach script supervising to some students. They were having students from Saudi Arabia come in for a 5-week film course, as the Saudi government is looking to grow their film commission.

I only taught for 3 days and I had two students – Aliaa and Ibrahim. They were amazing and very eager to learn. I know I gave them so much information in the short time I was there with them, but it felt good to help them understand the role of a script supervisor and how we work with each department in making the film!

I am grateful to these two students but also grateful to the students as a whole. Their passion for filmmaking reminded of why I walked off my job 13 years ago to follow my passion. I am also thankful to Tobi and Alexa at Studio Institute Global for asking me to be a part of their curriculum – as I feel script supervising is a position that is frequently overlooked and oftentimes under appreciated.

Two weeks later the students were going into production onto three (3) short films, which they had written as a way to help them understand the process of not only filmmaking but their role on set that they decided to focus on, (sound/make up/wardrobe, et al). I asked them if I could return just to be able to assist my two students in their role as script supervisors. They not only said yes but they asked me direct one of the films!

It was titled ‘Chronicles of Hope, Chance, and Morte.’ I want to say that I had the most amazing crew. My DP Doug, and my AD Will were very patient with the students and created a laid back environment where we not only worked BUT were able to teach at the same time. Our lead actress Jodie Bentley made my job as director unbelievably easy and I am thankful to her that she was able to trust me as we went on this journey together. I especially wanted to give a huge shout out to the students who did an outstanding job – as this was the first time for most of the students. They designed the wardrobe, dressed the sets, provided props, applied make up and styled hair, and script supervised me as I directed.  I got to watch them work, help guide them through the process, and completed what I feel is truly a wonderful and touching film.

Thank you students, thank you to the Saudi Film Commission and thank you to Studio School Los Angeles and Studio Institute Global.

 

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

‘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.

 

Decay Magazine reviews Ax

Excited to see that Decay magazine did a good review of our short film Ax.

Following us on Instagram they found a post of the film, watched it, and gave a favorable review.

Read the review below.

Decay Magazine review

For more information on the film visit the project page here: Ax – the short