In January, I joined forces with Original Cinematic as a director of photography on a short film adaptation of Stephen King's Jerusalem's Lot entitled One For The Road. Well, I guess we felt pretty good about it, because we teamed up again this spring to crank out not 1, but 2 features over a crazy ten-day period. That's right. 2 features in less than 2 weeks of principal photography. Somehow, we survived ... or so it has been alleged. Such madness is the way of writer/producer/director, Bill Rush, who led the charge on the aforementioned short, and the original features, Group and Immersion. We're all looking forward to sharing 'em with you!
Donning the Santa hat again for Ali Keller (writer, lyricist), and Emily Rose Simons (composer), under the direction of Rebecca Aparicio for the reading -- this time WITH MUSIC!!! Produced by HARP Theatricals at Ripley Grier Studios on June 18, 2022 with the creative gang above!
Ali explains her experimental theatre piece best:
BLOOD/SWEAT/TEARS is a horror movie, inside of a musical, inside of a play about Ginny (and her movie and musical counterparts – the show is triple cast across the worlds) – Ginny is a bookwriter & lyricist, who’s fighting to get the final draft of her musical script approved to go into rehearsals. But as Ginny’s creative team insists on changes, she begins rewrites that drastically impact the plot of the musical and therefore the horror movie. Turning a story that should be one of determination and success into a disturbing tale about survival, as reality and fiction begin to blur during Ginny’s final evaluation.
BLOOD/SWEAT/TEARS is like if Inception and Whiplash had a baby – and that baby sang like 50% of the time.
Congrats to the whole gang for being awarded Best Mockumentary! Special kudos to Adam for Best VFX!
It was a blast to play the superhuman Paladin again in Chris Wiekel's Secret Identity! Organized by TOSOS and A Star Is Bored podcast, and directed by Mark FInley, we did a Facebook Live reading to benefit The Okra Project and ended up raising over $300 to support Black Trans people in need!
Here's a nice little publicity piece from Broadway World!
Note on article: Antwayn Hooper's role of Guise was read by Keno Golaub.
I'm SUPER excited to share the short film Zero Issue from New York Picture Company with the world! It was a pleasure to be a part of the HERCULEAN effort, and I hope you enjoy it!