PREACHER’S DAUGHTER DVD!

A movie I worked on as an Associate Producer is now available on DVD, On Demand, and in Redbox!  The movie follows the estranged daughter of a small town minister forced to return to the strict, religious home of her youth where she must confront the troubled relationships that caused her to leave four years before.  Starring Andrea Bowen (DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES, SCANDAL) and Adam Mayfield (ALL MY CHILDREN) and directed by Houston filmmaker Michelle Mower!  More info on the film HERE

The movie has some really nice performances and truly touching moments that were really well written, directed, and edited.  And with a sale to Lifetime Television, where it’s been extremely popular, this is also an indie feature that’s made money and has given the director and Houston crew members more work!  That’s an awesome accomplishment.

The DVD cover being sold in Redbox is NOT the original poster, shown below!  Note the gun in the title and in her shorts.  Spoiler Alert: there’s NO GUN in the movie!  It’s pretty amazing what marketing people can and will do.

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Scoring Session

Three years ago in May, I shot a short film with one of my closest friends as a “first step” back into the world of film production.  We shot on the 7D and it was one of the best shoots I’ve ever done because there was no pressure.  I wanted to enjoy it.  The last fictional piece I wrote and directed was back in 2004 when I finished by USC thesis film SEARCHING FOR ANGELS.  With the (now) titled SISTERS short, I wanted to see if I really had a passion and even talent for making a film.  And I did.  That doesn’t mean we shot everything on my shot list or that everything was perfect and easy.  Production never is.  But it reminded me of why I love to make films, and reminded me that I had pursued film for a reason all these years.

Production is a fairly impractical choice for me right now with two young children.  Writing is much more manageable and I love writing.  But today, I sat in a beautiful studio here in Houston called Wire Road and watched as musicians recorded the score to SISTERS and I remembered why I love making movies.  One more step closer to finishing a film that’s been a labor of love during one of the most difficult transitions in my life and a reminder that not everything changes…

Book Review: LEGEND

LEGEND by Marie Lu opens with high stakes and high suspense and remarkably manages to build up from there in an action-packed thrill ride that kept me hooked from page one.

The story is told by one of two main characters who alternate each chapter, Day and June. Day is a criminal, a poor kid from the slums rebelling against the system and currently the government’s most wanted. June is a prodigy, the only one to ever receive a perfect score on her aptitude tests, graduating from college at 15. She hails from the wealthy elite and breaks every rule she thinks is irrelevant. Continue Reading

Book Review: PRODIGY

PRODIGY by Marie Lu is the sequel to LEGEND. It begins right where the first book ended and continues the upward trend of high stakes and suspense through another action-packed thrill-ride.

The story is told by one of two main characters who alternate each chapter, Day and June. Day is a criminal, a poor kid from the slums rebelling against the system and currently the government’s most wanted. June is a prodigy, the only one to ever receive a perfect score on her aptitude tests, graduating from college at 15. She hails from the wealthy elite and breaks every rule she thinks is irrelevant.

The two met in LEGEND when June was tasked to catch the elusive Day and along the way they fell in love and discovered a government conspiracy of controlled plague infections to the country’s poor and a violent cover-up for anyone who disagreed with the status quo. Continue Reading