Directing

FACES and Re-shoots

The re-shoots for FACES are done! They were all extraordinary with the help of some fantastic, and I mean FANTASTIC, people. Eric Barstow, Jennifer Russoli, Tim Ross, Rebecca and Seth Blum plus their young brood: Eowyn, Havana and Scarlett. Most… Read More »FACES and Re-shoots

Time Waits for No One

There’s a lot that’s been going on of late. It’s a bit crazy and the progress works like a robot who has an unadjusted catalytic converter. One day FACES takes a giant step forward and then is lulled into torpor. Another day, Project Whiskey takes a massive leap and then it flutters to a dream. Commercials, work-for-hire and other tidbits and nibbles jockey for a little attention, get it, and then promptly run off with the pool boy.

FACES (helene)

“Was this the face that launched a thousand ships and burnt the topless towers of Ilium?”

An unnamed women who might be the inspiration behind the two famous lines from playwright Christopher Marlowe’s play “The Tragedy of Dr. Faustus” is the central figure in this film. There are hints of the presence of Helen of Troy. Her beauty, her sensuality, her very presence sparked one of the most famous and terrifying wars in history, moving two gigantic powerhouse civilizations, the Greeks and the Trojans, into war…for ten years; nearly decimating their countries.

And behind it all stirs the hand of something . . . epic. When creativity is sparked a cry goes out to One of the Nine.

“Faces” is a short experimental film directed by Michael Babbitt and starring Clark Sarullo (“Necessary Roughness”, “Drop Dead Diva”).

FACES and the Big Secret

So FACES continues to progress. Near the end of the rough cut it became more apparent that there was an element, while inherent and suggested in the story, hadn’t been filmed and needed to be. So while the rest of the cut is solidified and the composer and I get down to work for the soundtrack, over the next month or so I’ll be doing a few extra days of shooting. Very simple little vignettes that will take only a few hours each day to tackle. But these will really polish the essence of Helen’s heart and the demons she must face.

SEEDS promo

Here is a promotional video I did for a local non-profit organization here in NC. SEEDS is an educational community garden that teaches repect for life, for the earth and for each other through gardening and growing food. They do… Read More »SEEDS promo