Sonny

Sonny is a short film that I wrote in 2009 and shot in 2010. It premiered in LA in 2013. Sonny is about a homeless man who squats in a dirty old RV on an empty lot. When he meets a brash young woman named Annie at the local recycling depot, his world is turned…

Writer, Director, Mother, Superhero?

Hey! I am a writer, producer, and director, primarily in film/video. My background as a award-winning independent film and theatre producer and 1st assistant director has honed my writing skills and my ability to stay on time and on budget as a director. I have directed short film/video projects, live theatre, and I’ve written feature…

Minimalist Filmmaking: On the making of my short film, Jerry & Diane

So I just wrapped production as a writer-producer-director on another short film! It’s a 7-page comedy about a guitar lesson gone wrong, called “Jerry & Diane”. I’m really happy with the performances from my actors and excited about how it looks! We had the stupendous and fearless Chris Domig playing Jerry. And the delightful dry and quirky Margaret Rossi Copeland playing…

Building Sustainability… On Location and In Education!

When we shot “The Rock ‘n’ Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher,” we did our best to produce the film in a sustainable, green-minded way. Some of the things we attempted include: Using Bio-Diesel Reusing Clothes for Costumes Eco-friendly Flatware Shooting On-location Shooting Digitally Being Carbon Neutral Using Bio-Diesel We secured a bio-diesel donation from Tulsa…

On Being A Better First AD

Back in May, I was the First AD on a series of commercials for Microsoft – specifically, for several computers that sport the new Windows 7 operating system. We shot in a studio for four days and to be honest… It was my best experience as a First AD ever. I’m not sure what the…

Sonny: Pete’s Blue Chip

Our second last location was Pete’s Blue Chip on Colorado Blvd in Eagle Rock, CA.  They were such awesome people and very cool to work with! It’s an Eagle Rock institution, having been around forever, and when you walk in, that been-here-forever nostalgia is thick in the air. We shot at the empty lot during the day on…