Client: Phillip Nelson
Project: Wasteland Legends
Client: MadMax Cars
Project: Run, Hide, Die.
Client: RJL Entertainment
Position: Producer, Production Coordinator
Project: Commercial Spot 30seconds
Client: Seattle Time Machine
Interview with BackWordz Lead Singer Eric July
It has been a good ten years since I can honestly say I’ve sampled and enjoyed a metal band. I have fond memories of listening to Metallica thinking I was tough (I wasn’t). But the music eventually stopped resonating with me in that personal rebellious way metal, rock and punk usually do. A cursory glance at the top metal bands of 2016… and you can easily see that the trend is leaning towards a more commercial narrative, which is both frustrating and disappointing to fans of the sound. That left me wondering would I even like this new metal coming out of Texas?
The answer is a resounding YES!
Distribution Lessons We Learned the Hard Way... Part I
There is a unicorn in independent film: distribution. Actually, believe it or not, that little unicorn is precious to all filmmakers. Because even George Clooney, Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are also considered "indie" filmmakers (that's a whole 'nother post) that sometimes find themselves on a challenging road to distribution. Sometimes it seems like a fairy godmother descends in an opalescent magic bubble to bestow upon the lucky few a magic deal that leads to a fulfilling career in independent film. Sadly, as the industry makes a massive shift in how films are acquired and distributed, the yellow brick road is more than a little jagged - not mention playing hell on our ruby slippers...
To the Mama Who Just Learned Her Baby Has a Cleft Palate
There are so many people that say pregnancy is a blessing, but what if it’s not? Sometimes we forget that not everyone has an easy pregnancy. I had no idea what to do, or what to expect. I pretty much winged it at first. Seriously, I looked on Yelp to find a doctor. Then, when I finally started to really feel pregnant, our whole idea of what pregnancy was changed.
We found out through ultrasound that our baby had a cleft palate. For the record, a cleft lip and/or palate is one of the most common birth defects in the world. 1 in 700 births WORLD WIDE will have a cleft. You've likely encountered people that had a cleft and you didn't even know it. So know this, mama to be.