We Won!

Congratulations to the team of SOUNDBITE for taking home three (3) awards this weekend from the FANtastic Horror Film Festival in San Diego, CA.

Best Actress in a Horror Short Film: Taylor Murphy-Sinclair

Best Score: Nico Basil

Best Director of a Short Film: Michael Coulombe

Famous 2gether

Candice Callins and I have attended many events, red carpets, and screenings – and we were chronicling our adventures via Instagram. People enjoyed our commentary so much that we decided to create  a vlog together! Just something fun and simple for all of your to enjoy!

Please LIKE and SUBSCRIBE and follow our adventures!

Filmmakers On: Michael Coulombe

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!

You can also listen HERE

An Actor Vlogs

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!

Horror Talk with Kristin West – Candice Callins

Thanks to my manager, Matt Chassin, I had the pleasure of directing the third season of Horror Talk with Kristin West.  All the interviews were conducted at the FANtastic Horror Film Festival down in sunny San Diego. A big shout out to Landi Maduro for stepping in with lights, sound equipment, and cameras. Landi herself is an amazing photographer and director and it was a true pleasure to work with her!

The first episode of season 3 was with Candice Callins who just had the premiere of her short film The Carting Call.

Check out the interview here:

Interview: (re) Search My Trash

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.

You can check out there interview here:  Michael Coulombe

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.