OUR PROGRESS: Editorial moving along nicely
Hello clockwork fantasy friends!
We are moving along in editorial with our friend Margaret Lily Andres! She has helped tighten up all the footage we shot into a compact, visually... Read more
"Monster" and "Yamasong" Updates
I hope this update finds you all well. I wanted to let you know that as "Yamasong: March of the Hollows" marches forward through post-production (yes, pun intended!),... Read more
Fresh Perspective on “Monster” as “Yamasong” enters Post
Hello everyone! I wanted to write you to give an update on “Monster of the Sky.”
As most of you know, I have been consumed with directing the feature film... Read more
Amazing Developments This Year!
Hello Backers! It has been a busy year for a number of reasons and we wanted to update you on what's been going on.
Regarding "Monster" we've finished all the... Read more
What we've accomplished so far!
Hello, backers! I'm sorry it's been a while since the last update, but I'm hoping I can catch you up on what's going on with "Monster of the Sky".
First,... Read more
Filmmaking Symposium at Brooklyn Academy of Music
Hello backers! I hope this message finds you well!
I wanted to update you all about "Monster of the Sky" and share some exciting news!
"Monster" is now in post-production.... Read more
Cool News! - UNIMA Citation of Excellence
Hello "Monster" backers! I wanted to share some news - not about "Monster of the Sky", but of my first short film "Yamasong." It received the UNIMA Citation of Excellence... Read more
As we get in to summer - progress!
Hello dear backers! It's been a crazy, but productive summer. A lot is happening with "Monster of the Sky" and I wanted to catch up you on the film's progress:... Read more
"Monster" Shoot Day 4 - Los Angeles
Hello Backers! Last Saturday was a BIG day for “Monster of the Sky”. We’ve returned to the studio, Lodger Films in Silver Lake, to shoot new footage of the film.... Read more
I wanted to keep you updated on the project. As many of you know, I've been on an Amazon Children's production now since September - which has required... Read more
“In the blue depth of the waters,
Where the wave hath no strife,
Where the wind is a stranger,
And the sea-snake hath life…”
-The Third Spirit, from “Manfred” by... Read more
Face Test and Palace Progress
I just got back from doing a presentation and screening of "Monster of the Sky" and "Yamasong" to the department of Cinematic Arts at Cal State University Monterey... Read more
BRING ON THE MONSTERS!
We're going to Monsterpalooza! Puppets will be on display all weekend and we'll be screening short films, including my first short film "Yamasong"! Check out the schedule:
Saturday, 3/29... Read more
I wanted to share some of the faux marbling our amazing set designer/builder Charles in Portland is doing for the film.
Check out the samples he's... Read more
In Progress: Sets and Facial Motion Capture
My apologies for not posting in a while. I've been working hard to keep things going with "Monster of the Sky" while working in production on VFX for... Read more
Prince Tanab's Palace in the Clouds
Hi all! Sorry it's been a while since I last posted - the holidays intervened as well as full-time production work on a new animated show for Amazon. Please be... Read more
I want to thank you from the bottom of my heart. This Kickstarter campaign was a very challenging and stressful one for me - what gave me encouragement... Read more
24 HOURS TO GO!! We are almost there friends!
I've gone through lots of scenarios how this can happen, but let's look at one. Our highest requested pledge is the... Read more
As you know, the Kickstarter campaign ends Friday at 11:30 PST. Please help us spread the word - we are at 80%, need 20% more. It's a stretch, but not... Read more
This is a Squijj (Pt 1)...
...Many like him go around fixing broken clocks and gears on Sky's world. Her job is to wind them up when they wind down. Their job is to follow her... Read more
Appreciating the Artists
Hi all! I wanted to share this update to talk about some of the amazing people who have helped me along the way in making "Monster of the Sky". I... Read more
I wanted to let you know about this, just added to the site:
REWARD ADD-ONS: If you pledge at the $25 level, you will receive:
The 2-DVD pack... Read more
ONLY TEN DAYS LEFT (and banner ads!)
Quick update here - things are getting tight and time is running out. We have 10 days left on the second Kickstarter to raise $9,105. It's going to... Read more
New rewards added!
Just a quick update to let you know we've added more Kickstarter rewards!
Tell your friends about it and share to help us build momentum for this... Read more
Lord Byron, Stereo Alchemy, Monster of the Sky
I'm hoping to capture both the feel of a decayed world, beyond modern, beyond civilization, and sense of the ancient with the glyphs representing our female lead Sky and male... Read more
Influences for "Monster of the Sky"
This post originates out of a conversation I've been having by email with one of my backers (thanks Sjoerd!). I thought I'd share, as some of you may take an... Read more
Won't You LEVEL UP with us?
We've got some great new rewards for the second phase "Monster" Kickstarter campaign - and STARTING TONIGHT, we're launching a 48-hour promo special called "Level Up"! If you... Read more
Is it Steampunk? Clockpunk? Mythpunk??
I've been reading posts/responses on blogs about this project and some people questioning if this story is "Steampunk" or not. I thought I'd respond with my own thoughts... Read more
Join the conversation! Sticker design and playing card backs!
We love sharing the artwork of "Monster of the Sky" and having peeps join in the creative conversation. This weekend, Kickstarter backers, old and new, help us pick a design... Read more
GeekDad in-depth coverage of "Monster" shoot!
Hey everybody, check out this great, IN-DEPTH article by GeekDad on our "Monster" shoot in Portland. I'm so happy he interviewed many of my crew!
Enjoy over a cup... Read more