I'm so flattered by Slate Casting's blog!

Thank you to Julie Arvedon Knowlton for the very kind words she wrote in her blog on their Slate Casting website:

http://www.slatecasting.com/bacon-blog/2016/12/6/pause

We are getting really good feedback from festivals on our film, Soul Candy. Stand by for news on the premiere!

New short, "Soul Candy" completed

Production is complete on my new short, SOUL CANDY.  Written by Jennifer Rapaport, the 10 minute film tells the story of young love blossoming over an admiration of author David Foster Wallace, with a modern day Cyrano de Bergerac twist.

Production took place at The Shire Bookshop in Franklin, MA which was the most wonderfully rich location we could ever have imagined.  Actors Kallie Tabor, Dario Sanchez and Erica Derrickson did an amazing job, and D.P. Terrence Hayes captured their performances and the incredible location with his usual elegant style.

Thank you so much to everyone who helped make this gem of a film a reality. Post production is underway and our film festival submissions will begin this week. Stay tuned for news of the big premiere!

New Script Completed - Ghost Light!

Ever wonder what happens when actors don't heed the superstitions of the theatre? What about the curse of Macbe..., I mean, The Scottish Play? When a summer stock troupe embarks on the Bard's most famous play, a rogue actor disregards the curse, dooming the production and fating himself to playing the lead role for all eternity.

Stand by for updates!

Fantastic Cast, Crew and Friends Screening

We had a fantastic turn out for the local cast, crew and friends screening of Black Car at The Strand theater in Clinton Monday night, right around the corner from the Clinton Motor Inn which was our set for four days last Spring.  It was exciting to see the film on the big screen and I was so pleased with the response from the crowd!  So gratifying after many months of hard work alone in my edit suite.  Thanks to everyone who attended!  We were able to make a very generous donation to Our Father's House for thanksgiving.

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Casting for Black Car

We are now accepting submissions for my new film, Black Car. SAG/AFTRA only please. Please reply with headshot/resume and a link to your reel (if available) to blackcarcasting@gmail.com. The shoot will be in late May and early June in Worcester.

The film tells the story of Trudy, a law school student who gets into an "Uber" style black sedan and wakes up the next morning, confused and alone in a mysterious motel – the victim of a roofie and a rape.  Frustrated by the slow pace of the justice system, she takes matters into her own hands.  She becomes an “Uber” driver herself and goes on a vigilante crusade to find and stop the serial rapist to whom she fell victim.

We are looking for local New England actors for the following roles:

CHARLES: (20s) An overly eager admirer of Trudy’s.  They are intellectual sparring partners in their law school class, but Trudy has no interest in him romantically.  An “Uber” driver, he becomes Trudy’s mentor, showing her the ropes on the road.

DETECTIVE MARGERY TYRELL: (40s) A veteran cop, Margery is in charge of Trudy’s case.  She is sympathetic to Trudy’s plight, but unable and unwilling to push the system farther than the law will allow.

ELISE: (30s) The rapist’s potential next victim.  A wealthy divorcee who Trudy saves from being assaulted.  She provides Trudy with critical evidence.

DR. BELL: (50s) Trudy’s law professor.  He teaches a course in criminology that Trudy falls back on in her hunt for the rapist.  Dr. Bell provides legal advice and counsel to Trudy along the way.

JUAN: (20s) An Hispanic gang-banger, who gets in Trudy’s car with his buddy Carlos.  Their trip gets cut short when they learn that their friend Manuel has been shot, and Trudy must pick up the gunshot victim and bring him for help.  Juan and Carlos become unlikely allies of Trudy’s when she finally catches the perp.

CARLOS: (20s) Hispanic.  Juan’s gang-banger friend.

ROGER: (30s) The shady clerk at the motel where Trudy gets raped.  He is a critical witness in the case and it turns out he’s being paid off to keep his mouth shut.

NURSE: (40) The rape kit nurse who examines Trudy after her assault.  Sensitive and by the book.

POLICE OFFICER: (30s) The officer who shows up at the motel where the rapist has supposedly brought his next victim, and interviews him.  With no victim to be found, he must let him go free.

GIRL 1: (20) A college girl who Trudy picks up in her car.  Giggly and insensitive, she and her friend insult Trudy for being a driver.

GIRL 2: (20) Girl 1’s friend.

The Off Season wins "Best Cape Feature" at Woods Hole Film Fest

After a sold out screening, we were chosen for the Audience Award for Best Cape Feature at this year's Woods Hole Film Festival.  Thanks to festival director, Judy Laster and everybody on the staff who made this year's festival such a great experience.  We were definitely the home town film and we were glad to be picked for recognition.

Watch for information about our release date!

Here's a link to all the winners!

 

My TEDx talk is available online!

Last April I was honored to be asked to participate in the TEDx Longwood event and speak about independent filmmaking. Thanks to the event organizer, Dustin Whitney, it was an incredibly inspiring, and humbling day.  I was so proud to be included. Here is the link to my talk:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R5k33fSZmd0

The Off Season Screening - Sat. 5/17

The Off Season, my newest film, will screen this Saturday in Woods Hole as part of The Woods Hole Film Festival.  Since we shot this film in Falmouth and Woods Hole on Cape Cod in the Winter of 2013, this is the perfect venue for a premiere.  Please visit this link for ticket information. 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-off-season-film-premiere-tickets-10827069055


A Deadly Obsession is now available on DVD!

A Deadly Obsession, a film I am very proud of, is now available on DVD.  Order it at Amazon http://tinyurl.com/oz2neah.

The film, starring Katee Sackhoff, Grant Harvey, and John Shea tells the story of a troubled young man who commits a heinous act, and the psychologist who tries to help him.  In the aftermath of the Newtown, and Aurora shootings, this film was viewed as too controversial, even though it deals, head-on, with the problems of mental illness and gun violence.

Please check it out and support this important film.

 

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Sins of the Preacher now available on Amazon!

My film "Sins of the Preacher" that premiered last Fall, is now available for instant download on Amazon.  Here is the link:

http://tiny.cc/e19m9w

The film stars Gail O'Grady, Chris Gartin, Bree Williamson, Taylor Cole and James McDaniel, with wonderful supporting performances by Boston actors, Sarah Cote, Paula Plum, Erin Cole, Bates Wilder and others.  Make sure you get the HD version.  It's worth it.

 

A Christmas Kiss Airs this Holiday Season!

Now coming into it's third holiday season, A Christmas Kiss will air on the ION Network, Sunday, Dec. 1st at 7PM and again at 11PM on Sunday, Dec. 8th.  The film stars Elisabeth Rohm, Laura Breckenridge and Brendan Fehr.  With a script by Massachusetts' own Joany Kane, this film is still one of my favorites.  It was shot on location in Richmond, VA.

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