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Ghostbusters
Ghostbusters

Movie Reviews

Newest review posted on July 27, 2016:

Ghostbusters

other current reviews:

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James Doohan and daughter
James Doohan and daughter

The List of 9

current list posted on July 19, 2016:

The Nine Oldest Celebrity Dads

It was recently announced that Mick Jagger was about to sire his eighth child. Provided that he and baby both survive, this will make the Rolling Stone a new dad at 73. This news got me searching for other famous elderly fathers, and I found many lists citing men over 50. Pshaw! Here is the definitive list of history's very oldest celebrity dads. If you can name any more examples (age 73 and… read more!

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At the 2016 Nashville Film Festival
At the 2016 Nashville Film Festival

Development Updates

last updated May 14, 2016:

“20 Matches” in Seattle… and Hollywood

More film festival news: 20 Matches has been accepted into the Seattle International Film Festival (SIFF) and Dances With Films, a well-established festival based in Hollywood. SIFF is thus far the biggest festival my film has gotten into, and like Nashville it's an Oscar qualifier. And DWF is no slouch; out of the dozens of film festivals based in and around Los Angeles, it's… read more!

20 Matches
20 Matches

The Films

Last updated September 22, 2015:

20 Matches

This is a trailer for my latest film, a story about a serial killer in Vienna, Austria, told by a woman (Nina Rausch) sitting in a pitch black room, illuminated only by the matches she holds in her hands. I'll replace this trailer with the actual film sometime in late 2016, after all efforts at getting 20 Matches into festivals, whether successful or not, have been exhausted. Here is a more expansive page on the film.… read more!