We’re close to wrapping up the film, coming in at around 45 minutes, and we’re also editing a five minute version for airing on PBS.
Also, last year I collaborated with a friend on a documentary about the “Angry Bagel Guy” Chris Morgan and his ill-fated celebrity boxing match with Lenny Dykstra. That short piece is free to watch here, if you need a healthy dose of schadenfreude:
That’s about it for now. I had some pretty big plans for this year that have mostly been scuttled for now, but I do have a few other things up my sleeve.
When I was writing the script for the narrative version of Loose Change, Adult Swim was constantly being watched in the living room by my roommates. It wasn’t long before I also fell in love with Space Ghost, The Brak Show and Sealab 2021. Harvey Birdman is, to date, one of my favorite animated shows.
If you had told me in the early 2000s that almost two decades later I would appear on Adult Swim, I wouldn’t have believed you.
I’ve been back from Slamdance for a week now, and what a whirlwind! The festival is truly By Indies For Indies, and out of 14,000 submissions it is an honor to be included in their lineup. They truly strive to find original, unique works and there’s no sales agent or producer that can convince them to program otherwise.
The star of the doc, Stevie Blatz, came out from Pennsylvania to do some street magic and get butts in the seats. Our two screenings had a lot of laughs and we were paired with a wonderful short film, Gloria’s Call.
While I was there I was notified that my short film, Trust Me, was accepted into the Oregon Short Film Festival and 15 Minutes of Fame! Not only that, it’s nominated for Best Picture at Oregon! This is truly an honor and I’m hoping to attend Oregon in person, just in case.