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.

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!

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
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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

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:

Happy 2018

Wanted to take this moment and reflect on 2017. Remembering 2016 being so uncertain. So many of our biggest celebrities were passing that it put so many things into perspective going into the new year. 2017 was great though. Yes, we elected a president who seems volatile and offensive, who supports and propagates hate rhetoric – but from there we were able to unite as a country and that is something to be proud of. Yes we have endured a lot of scandal but has revealed many things we need to really look at and change! Which is why we are excited about 2018 and the possibilities it brings forth!
This year we are moving forward with the horror thriller script Axe, written by Michael Coulombe, based on his award winning short Ax. Bringing on producer Taylor Martin from Martinbroz, LLC and wonderful lead actor Adam Huss from Starz ‘Power’ and now iconic horror composer Harry Manfredini from the Friday the 13th franchise just seems to be the perfect combination.

We won 2nd place at the FANtastic Horror Film Festival in San Diego in October and got a wonderful plaque on which to hang on the wall. That motivates us more. And we also want to move forward with our Latina drama ‘You Can Call Me Eve” as well. So hang on 2018 – we are coming for you!
Thank you so much to all of you for the support you have show us. We could not have done it without you.

Happy 2018!

Axe Script Reading

Finally finished the feature version of the script Axe….I invited over a few of my actor friends, including a few of the actors who are involved in the film. These actors really delivered and the feedback we got from both the actors reading and those in the audience was really good. It seems as if everyone is loving the script. Time to move forward and get this thing produced!

Check out more about the project: Axe