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Official Merit Badges trailer released!

In case you hadn’t heard, Merit Badges is a short film I directed. I think it’s pretty keen. Check out the trailer below:

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Mad Science Mentor Part 2: Rocket Science

Mad Science Mentor Part 2: Rocket Science

April got away from me, but how about that post-season hockey, huh? For the record, I just want to add that I loathe everything Boston in professional sporting and I think the NHL’s officiating has been royal garbage, but I am holding out hope the Canes come back to Raleigh and skate like bona fide bandits tonight.

In other current events, we had the big world premiere screening of my film MERIT BADGES this past weekend at the Longleaf Film Festival and I’m delighted to say the turnout and response was pretty terrific. It only took about three years to get this thing underway and finished, but hey we finally got there! Endless thanks and appreciation to everyone who came out for the show and to those who supported the project from soup to nuts.

Now for another entry in the Legend of Harry Caldwell:

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Filmmaking hurdles

Filmmaking hurdles

As we’re in the home stretch on filming MERIT BADGES, I’ve had a some time to look back at the journey and reflect on some of the hurdles I’ve faced while trying to get into filmmaking. Though to be honest, I’m not sure I feel like I’m really inside the circle just yet, but I’m definitely doing and not just talking about doing things now, so there’s a definite sense of something I’ll dubiously label accomplishment.

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Won’t you be my neighbor?

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We don’t need no stinkin badges…

Well, here I am again, in pre-production. Excited. Terrified. Occupying an emotional tilt that could be likened to the climax of the 1986 film SPACE CAMP— wherein the Space Shuttle Atlantis is low on oxygen, has missed the last safe re-entry window, and is actively de-orbiting whether it has an LZ or not. Perhaps I’m 12-year-old Joaquin Phoenix in this scenario, too enthusiastic and naive to truly appreciate the danger. But it’s happening.

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