Again, it has been awhile since my last post. I have been busy with work and other endeavors. My YA novel is completed, but it will be a little while longer until it is released. Three main projects have taken precedence: I will be taking classes at the Portland Community Media center in order to use their studio and equipment for shooting and editing a short horror film that will air on public broadcast, and then be sent out to film festivals. Also, PCM is an amazing place for the community to learn and use their state of the art facility. PCM has classes and summer camps for children as well. I encourage anyone who wants to learn about production to check out their website: http://www.pcmtv.org/
The other two projects are working on a graphic novel/comic with a local and über talented Portland artist, Melissa Dow. You can check out her work here: http://melissadowillustration.com/
The project with Melissa will probably take a while, as we are both busy.
Next on the list is a screenplay I have been working on for a dark fantasy horror movie.
While at PCM, I will update with photos via Instagram. And, since I’m endeavoring to shoot the short horror film completely with NO budget—and I mean NO budget—while keeping it looking like a high budget film, I will attempt to do a behind the scenes on youtube to prove that something cool can be made with NO budget, and the help of your friends and community.
I figure it doesn’t hurt to be creatively ambitious, because one of these days, one of these projects will get noticed and lead to even better things. After all, if you don’t strive for something more, then nothing more will ever happen.