Thursday, August 21, 2014

New Blog

Hello my lovey readers,

Lately I've been delving deeper and deeper into all thing horror, and I feel like this blog is more about my specific random adventures in the art world and artistic musings. So I'm starting a new side blog which will branch off into more of my obsessions with the macabre and continue this blog on the more upbeat side of things.

So, if you are like me, and enjoy the dark side, come on over to Horror Made. Which will feature posts about horror in movies, books, comics, art, and how gore and monsters are made for film.

More soon :-)

Monday, August 18, 2014

Damned Connecticut

While researching for a script I'm working on I was lead to the coolest local legend site:

Damned Connecticut is absolutely fascinating. It delves into the hidden, haunted and creepy corners of the state. One of my favorite articles so far is the "Top 10 Ghosts of CT" -- which you can read the whole article by clicking here

New London Ledge Lighthouse

It goes through all my favorites, from the haunted New London Ledge Lighthouse to Annabelle the possessed Raggedy Ann Doll housed in the Warrens' Occult museum in Monroe.

Annabelle and Lorraine Warren

I'll most certainly be frequenting this site as I get deeper into my research.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Call for Art

Hello Folks!

I'm co-curating a monster themed art show this October and I'm looking for artwork, so, contact me if you're interested in submitting ;-)

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Art Dept Bootcamp

Well, I have a few interns right now and a few folks have contacted me about advice on how to run art department on set. So, I'm thinking it's time to do a little workshop for my future art crew members. Art Department bootcamp is definitely coming in the near future to the MAC650 gallery. Things like "set kits", "continuity", and "props wrangling." So, I'll let you know when I get it scheduled.

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

'Deep in the Darkness' NYC Premiere details

So far I've tracked down one of the theaters showing Deep in the Darkness. 

The NYC premiere will be happening at Cinema Village. The screening time will be at 9pm.

For more information about parking, directions etc you can call up the theater at 212-924-3363 or visit their website at

Seating's limited, so grab you ticket soon.
Hope to see you there!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Gearing up for this Sunday's shoot

Soooo much to finishing up before this weekend's shoot! Make-up tests to finish, props to shop out, last minute casting holes to fill- I swear we'll get the hang of this eventually...

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Deep in the the Darkness is hitting theaters soon!

My next feature is coming soon to a theater near you! Well, if you happen to be lucky enough to live near NYC or LA that is. What do you want? We're still awesomely indie. ;-)

This newest feature I production designed for the Chiller Channel with Synthetic Cinema International. This was an absolute blast to make. We were camped out in Moodus CT- slumming it in some creaking Victorian houses that were starting to show their years of neglect. This is a town who, in real life, has been home to mysterious thunderous sounds booming from inside the ground. But that, really, was just a brilliant coincidence.

Our movie is based on the novel of the same name by Micheal Liamo, which if you're too anxious to wait until the end of the month to find out more about the movie you could skip ahead and read the book: it's currently available to purchase on Amazon

Deep in the Darkness which stars Sean Patrick Thomas, Dean Stockwell, Kristen Bush, and Blanche Baker will be premiering in theaters on April 29 and on the Chiller Channel on May 23. For details on that tune in again soon.

But enough gibber gabber from me. Here's the important part, the link to the trailer on Youtube

Thursday, April 10, 2014

MAC650 Figure drawing

Tonight was figure drawing night the the MAC650 gallery.
So, here's the first sketch of the night, a 5 minute pose done in watercolors. 

It was so nice to have a model this evening that was more on the plus side. I really enjoy drawing body shapes that aren't the general athletic build. There's a wonderful beauty in those extra curves.

At this point I was still warming up,  however I'm pretty happy with how the face came out on this one. This was a 10min pose done with watercolors.

This was a 10 min pose, watercolor with pencil on top. I was really enjoying studying her hair but it was challenging trying to get those curls of hers to look fluid.

Here's the 30 minute sketch. Watercolor on paper with pencil on top. At this point during the session everyone was gently teasing me about using so many colors ('cause really, what ego driven person brings watercolors to a sketch session? This one.) So I added even more, even though I was kind of ready to monochromatic.

So for the last pose I went grey-scale. This was a 20 minute pencil sketch with a teensy bit of watercolor added to smooth out the shadows.

I really need to start tracking down more drawing groups. Once a month just leaves me wanted to do more. That's probably a good thing though. :-)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Night time photography in Middletown CT

Here's a little late night stroll over the bridge in town as an excuse to play with the Cannon5D and the 1980's 50mm Nikon Lens :-)