Monday, August 20, 2007


Trap, Stacey, and I took apart the garage set tonight. Here are some of the pieces...


A few hours ago, we wrapped the Atrox leg of the Interplanetary shoot. This is good news. It means we're now officially more-than-halfway-done with shooting. And it means we're through building sets. Not to say that location shooting will be easy. But it'll be different.

Many thanks to everybody who helped the project get this far, especially Sly, Trap, George, Steve, John, and Stacey, who were there today for the last Atrox hurrah.

Here we are shooting one of today's many Sly-in-action shots...

And here's John, looking over today's massive (for us, at least) shot list...

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Now playing.

Stacey and I go to the movies a lot. If we weren't shooting Interplanetary, we'd probably go even more often (we caught four flicks while vacationing in NYC).

I've been thinking about posting short movie reviews, to spread the word about movies worth catching (or avoiding, as the case may be). But then I thought, "who wants to hear an amateur movie director complaining about the work of professional movie directors?" So maybe it makes more sense to just post links to movie reviews I agree with.

Having said all that, Stacey and I saw Superbad today, and it lives up to the hype. For more, check out Roger Ebert's 3.5 star review.

While we're at it, here are a few other flicks I've seen recently...

Becoming Jane




The Ten

The Simpsons

Friday, August 17, 2007

The long play.

For anybody who can't get enough of Lisa Mason and me talking about movies and stuff, here's the uncut version of our recent interview (in three parts):

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Lisa's liner notes...

Included in the interview: The extended Tarkin discussion! Chance slams his day job! Lisa derails the entire interview with a plea for fudge from Desoto Caverns! Plus a lot of really fabulous stories of filmmaking that for corporate radio reasons, didn't make it to the final cut!

If you listen, please pardon my first few seconds on mic. It took me a little while to get going that morning.

And thanks again to Lisa, not only for the interview, but also for taking the time to put together two versions of it!

Thursday, August 9, 2007

Maybe Al Gore is right.

Earlier today, Stacey and I returned from a trip to New York City. We went up to see the Police and visit with a few pals, including Paul, Andrew, Robb, and Carol. Everybody apologized for the weather. "I hate you guys came up right when it's getting so darned hot outside."

I tell you, those guys don't know from hot. Since we cut off the AC before we left last week, it was 95 degrees inside the condo when we got home. The Birmingham high for the day was in the triple digits, and it's apparently heading that way again tomorrow.

I know it's summer in Alabama and everything, but damn.

The NYC trip was Stacey's and my first real time off in weeks. It was nice, but tomorrow we go back to the day jobs, and this weekend we go back to work on Interplanetary. I'm already thinking we should have stayed in NYC a little longer.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007

Alternate interview file.

Here's a direct download version of the recently-posted interview with Lisa Mason...

Hopefully, it will work for anybody who had problems with the streaming version.

EDIT: Link changed to reflect new server address (2008-Oct-01).

EDIT: Link changed due to MP3 file being moved to a different server (2007-Dec-31).

A few photos from last weekend.