02/09/21 – Today, I got to speak with the students of longtime collaborator and friend, Ross Morin, of Connecticut College! We spoke about the cinematic history of microshorts, the difference and similarities between microshort filmmaking and TV commercials and TikToks, as well as how to successfully create your own damn microshort and what makes them work!
11/06/2020 – Pumped to once again screen at the awesome festival, Scare-A-Con, based in NY! Quinn will fit right at home with all the other dope B-movie flicks and radical selection of Scream Kings & Queens!
11/01/2020 – Woah! I can’t believe it! Special thanks to Idaho Horror Film Festival for accepting all five “Gossip Ghouls” shorts for this year’s festival! You can check out the screening, which is streaming live this year due to the pandemic, here.
10/14/2020 – Thank you to Miko Hughes (Pet Semetery, Wes Craven’s New Nightmare) and L.C. Holt (You’re Next, V/H/S 2) for nominating Valerie and Zuke, respectively, in their Top 10 Favorite Films for 60 Second Horror Challenge! It means a lot coming from you both!
10/06/2020 – Had a blast speaking to the students of the Intermediate Film course at Denison University about making microshorts! They even got to pitch me their own microshort ideas! Good luck to everyone with completing your projects 🙂
09/23/2020 – It’s been a wild year so far, but that’s not gonna stop the weirdness over at RJ Wilson Horror! Zuke, Purple, Quinn, and Valerie (from the short interstitial Gossip Ghouls featured in Damnationland 2019) will screen at the 60 Second Horror Challenge in Charleston, SC on October 17, 2020! Last year, both Meat Cute and Dead Air (for which RJ Wilson was nominated for Best Director) screened to a wide array of film maniacs! This year’s judges include Katie Featherston (Paranormal Activity), Jenna Kanell (Terrifier), Sylvia Jefferies (3 From Hell), Katharine Isabelle (Ginger Snaps), Miko Hughes (Pet Sematary), Hannah Fierman (V/H/S), and Maine’s own Damian Maffei (Strangers: Prey at Night)! Stay safe out there, and watch horror movies!
10/11/2019 – Thank you thank to all who came out to Damnationland 2019! Gossip Ghouls went off without a hitch and we couldn’t be happier! HAPPY HAUNTING AND HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!
09/30/2019 – Woooahhhhhhhh give it up for Jane Ackermann, who’s starring in the USA pilot, “Masters of Doom”! Here’s a killer write-up about the show and about her credits, including the horror anthology 60 Seconds to Die, in which she starred in the segment “O Killing Tree, O Killing Tree”! GO JANE!
08/30/2019 – In other non-Gossip-Ghouls-related news, DEAD AIR, the 60 second horror short starring Pete Haase and Hannah Harleen, will screen at Emerge Film Festival this October 🎃So put on yer scare goggles and fear slacks and head on down to the other more eastern L-A for some totally gnarly flix, some terrifying some not-so… if yer into that sorta thing!
08/20/2019 – GOSSIP GHOULS is about 90% shot after a long, hard-working weekend. I’m currently in the editing chair with what I believe is some of the best work I’ve ever seen. I want to thank every single one of my cast and crew for making this project a reality and bringing your expertise to the table. This lil film would NOT look nearly as good if you weren’t a part of it. I’m incredibly PROUD OF ALL OF YOU. I LOVE YOU ALL. Bloody thanks from your anxious director. Peace love and GORE!