WHEN I SING WINS AGAIN! WORLDFEST
Houston, we have lift off! Special Jury Award for WHEN I SING – BEST FREAKING FEATURE FILM…again! – for Low Budget Category…which is anything under $500,000…which is most Indie Films, so WHAT AN HONOR from Worldfest. Not only that, but Worldfest, you have spoiled me and and all of the other filmmakers with such […]
Date: Wed, 02 May 2018 19:50:23 +0000
WHEN I SING WINNER PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD – BEST FEATURE FUKN FILM!
YEEEEEEEEHAH! How’s them apples? No one can hurt me when I sing…and when we win! Our very first festival! Gosh, it feels good. It’s just the beginning, but it’s like being a rookie American League pitcher up at bat for the first time, and hitting it out of the park. BOOM! (Yes, I emphasized American […]
Date: Sun, 11 Mar 2018 18:05:47 +0000
KVOA, Roadrunners, and Marines, oh my!
I flipped on KVOA, local news at 5 a.m. on Thursday morning, restless from waiting for results to see if WHEN I SING wins our first film festival for People’s Choice…when another contest arose. KVOA announced they were giving away 4 free tickets to a Roadrunners hockey game saluting the military, to the person who […]
Date: Sat, 10 Mar 2018 13:34:36 +0000
Holy Shit! WHEN I SING World Premiere is SOLD OUT!
HOLY SHIT! WHEN I SING WORLD PREMIERE…SOLD OUT! at HRIFF! Hollywood, baby! We just pulled up from Tucson on horses to Hollywood, to our Director’s house, Robin Russin. I had the WHEN I SING backdrop thingy delivered there, known as a “step and repeat”. That’s the thing on a red carpet, where everyone poses in […]
Date: Fri, 23 Feb 2018 16:50:40 +0000
Holy Shit! World Premiere of WHEN I SING. Part 2: Thank you Robin Russin
One week from today, my life’s story, WHEN I SING, made with my life’s savings, and a lot of help from my friends (sing that line like Ringo), will premiere at the Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival. Hoo Ha. (And my jaw is clinched at 5 am as I write). How self-absorbed is it, when […]
Date: Sun, 18 Feb 2018 16:29:55 +0000
HOLY SHIT! WHEN I SING WORLD PREMIERE!! Part ONE – I’m stepping up, Neil Portnow.
Stepping up? Check! Making a movie about my fucked up story? Check! Self-Absorbed squared? Check! Hardest thing I have ever accomplished in my life? Check! Getting it done with A LOT of help from my friends? Check! Now I just need a check! I know. I know. No one gives a shit if I just spent […]
Date: Wed, 14 Feb 2018 21:56:45 +0000
GRAMMY MEMBERS RESPECTFULLY SIGN PETITION FOR TRANSPARENCY.
“I’d like to thank the members of the Academy”, is generally how one’s acceptance speech begins in all of these award shows. But which members of the academy, (who all pay their dues) are they thanking? Is the awards process a democracy? How do they choose from the thousands of brilliant and not so brilliant […]
Date: Fri, 05 Jan 2018 18:06:37 +0000
Grammy’s change the rules again…because of the way James Comey treated Hillary Clinton.
As Ronald Raegan would say, “Well, there you go again.” I learned, as someone nominated for a Grammy, that getting awards can be as bad, and full of shit as politics. Ya know how bills are passed that have a lot of pork and earmarks? Well the latest from the Recording Academy is filled with […]
Date: Sun, 25 Jun 2017 02:45:07 +0000
HAPPY MOTHERS DAY FOR NON-MOTHERS
This is an encore of a blog I wrote 4 years ago…and it still rings true today. If you don’t have any kids, and it’s Mother’s Day, things can get weird. No flowers. Eventually I thought I’d get a bouquet. Of course celebrating the due respect and love to my Mom is wonderful every year! […]
Date: Sun, 14 May 2017 14:04:31 +0000
It’s the last 24 hours of my 56th year. What the fuck?! Somebody please take the foot of the accelerating aging pedal! I go from being invincible to – “Holy Shit, I’m looking in the mirror at an adolescent trapped in old lady’s body!” I still have tons of energy. I don’t think like an […]
Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2017 11:34:33 +0000