In which I’m a scary ghost man.
In which we act like dorky country hounds.
Teresa and I made this music video for our date last Saturday. This is the first of many more to come.
This is the story I took 2nd place with and the Audience Choice Award at the Utah’s Biggest Liar contest on April 1st, 2015. I regret that the audio’s not very good. I’m thinking of expanding the story into a novel. Maybe a film. (National Treasure meets Utah.)
My friends and I shot this film back in 2009 at Salem Pond in Utah. It’s an adaptation of a play written by Teresa. My friend Randall McNair actually raised two ducks and built a fantastic puppet for the film. While the main edit has been done for years, rendering the project in HD turned into a nightmare of technical difficulties (I don’t even want to estimate the hours of minutia I put into it), and what with real life and all, Teresa and I have had three children before I finally got around to wrapping up this project. But I’m glad I did, because this is a fantastic little piece with a great message. And now I proudly present to you … drum roll … Removed – or the Adventures of Modern Transcendentalist.
Over the weekend, my family and I made this quick and dirty entry for the Provo Freedom Festival’s short film contest. The submission guidelines urged participants to “think out of the box.” This is definitely a departure from the previous years’ winners, which are usually montages of inspiring images of veteran cemeteries, waving flags, and quotes by Thomas Jefferson. I wonder how the judges will respond to this.
This is the story I won 3rd place for at the Utah’s Biggest Liar contest in 2012, a mostly true story from my wild high school days.
As we haven’t had a chance to view this in front of a live audience yet, I’d love some feedback. After another edit, I hope to submit this to a festival.