I’m never very good at the ‘name your heroes and influences’ questions, but for some reason tonight I’m extra reflective. If you want to know what drives a man like me to do the things that he does, look no further. Here are three geeky things (in no particular order) that have influenced my filmmaking. Continue Reading…
Archives For Star Wars
We’re being assaulted, fellow nerds. The world, as we know it, is slowly falling into the hands of one man: J.J. Abrams.
See that picture of him? He’s plotting our demise. He’s trying to telepathically blow our minds.
He inched his way into the business, trying to draw little attention to himself in comedy and drama, writing movies like Taking Care of Business, Regarding Henry, Forever Young, and Gone Fishin’. (Yes, he co-wrote that stinker.) We were so unsuspecting…
He continued to throw us off track by working with people like Jerry Bruckheimer and Michael Bay. And he created the well known chick drama, Felicity. He started his sneak attack when he created Alias and co-created Lost. Those aren’t straight up nerd shows. But they came alongside the nerd community, started the conversation, if you will.
Abrams made his big move when he directed an undeniably good Mission Impossible III, capturing our imaginations for what this great director could do especially with a lagging series. Then came the sci-fi series Fringe. Before we knew what was happening, Abrams was crowned nerd king when he was given the reigns to Star Trek.
See what I mean? Slow, methodical takeover.
Don’t pretend you haven’t turned on the soundtrack to a film and imagined that it’s playing in the background of your every day life. It’s ok, I think we’ve all done it at some point in our lives. Whether you’re humming the Star Wars theme and pretending to have a light saber fight in your house or imagining a montage of images from your life in rhythm with a song, there is always something out there that can fit whatever situation you’re in.
So what kind of soundtrack would fit your life? Let’s break it up into 3 different types of categories. Continue Reading…
Just so we’re clear, I am not a Nerd. I’m one of the cool kids. I always have been.
Okay, so maybe I got good grades in school, and was never a cheerleader. And so what if I could name all the main characters of Star Trek and Star Wars, I still was not a nerd.
was am cool so… Shut up! Continue Reading…
For immediate release:
We’re excited to announce that the sequel to our upcoming John Gray feature film is already underway!
John Gray 2: “The Steam of Time” picks up the story where the first film will eventually leave off. Inspired by George Lucas’s Star Wars Sextology, starting in the middle sounded like the perfect way to kick the stagnant Hollywood system to the curb. Continue Reading…