GeneralThey are fairly diverse, if I do say so myself. I love watching and working on movies, writing and reading. Politics, history, and world affairs fascinate me. I am a NASA/Space enthusiaist who can't wait to see us get BACK to the moon and on to Mars. BUZZ get busy! DIE HARD CHICAGO SPORTS FAN! Could you ascertain that I just MIGHT be into NASCAR and local stock car racing?..
MoviesWell, here is something I know a thing or two about. It's a toss up for me as to what is the best movie ever between the director's cuts of both BLADE RUNNER and CLOSE ENCOUNTERS OF THE THIRD KIND... both extraordinary films with strikingly different views of mankind's future. MASTER OF THE GAME is the best indie film you have NEVER heard of. (Maybe I'm biased because I worked on it, but I've worked on plenty of horrible movies). 1 GIANT LEAP is a beautiful piece of work. Others worth mentioning: ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, ALIENS, RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK, and that little space opera called STAR WARS...
TelevisionFor years, the best written show on T.V. has been THE WEST WING... and the end of its run is cause for great sadness. I don't know how many times I've watched that show, with its timely and highly relevant geopolitical story lines, and wish that Jeb Bartlett really WAS the President instead of the jackass who is currently disgracing the office - and our country - in the process. Whew! Thank God Alan Shore (James Spader) on the under-appreciated BOSTON LEGAL has taken up the good fight. STUDIO 60 ON THE SUNSET STRIP (which has been yanked - must have been because it was one of THE smartest shows on NETWORK television), HOUSE, HEROES, and JERICHO (also off the air.) For comedy, flip a coin between SCRUBS and 30 Rock... and my guilty pleasures are THE AMAZING RACE and BIG BROTHER...
Books"WAITING FOR THE GALACTIC BUS" by Parke Godwin is one of the most brilliant, hilarious, and caustically satirical books ever written. Unfortunately, it is even more timely NOW than it was when it was written during the Reagan era. Carl Sagan's "COSMOS" retains its ability to awe and educate even after some 20+years. "THE HITCHIKER'S GUIDE TO THE GALAXY" by Douglas Adams is inspired British lunacy at its best. There are others of course, but do you really want to read a "laundry list"? OOO OOO OOO!!! Shameless plug: my friend Scott von Doviak's shockingly thorough encyclopedia "HICK FLICKS: THE RISE AND FALL OF REDNECK CINEMA". I am NOT making this up!..
HeroesSadly, not many these days. Leonard Pitts, the brilliant and eloquent syndicated collumnist for the Miami Herald comes to mind. For God's sake, sir, please run for office! Athletes who don't charge for autographs are heroes, as are school teachers, environmentalists, Jon Stewart, Bill Mahr, the entire staff on AIR AMERICA RADIO, people who THINK... and yes, our soldiers who believe in our country. The mess we are in is not their fault. Last but definitely not least, Kristina, my beautiful "split-apart" who has made my life smile. Her stubborn determination to turn life's "lemons into lemonade" inspires me to succeed all the more...
- Apr 14, 2009 11:34 PM TIME FOR SOME TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL! LIVE!
- Apr 7, 2009 10:45 PM SUPER TUESDAY on www.kmacsports.com HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL TEXAS STYLE!
- Apr 4, 2009 4:03 AM Walking Beans
- Jul 18, 2008 4:20 AM THUNDER HILL: Long Shots On A Short Track
- Jul 18, 2008 4:15 AM Production Experience
About me:I was born in Ashkum, Illinois where I began making Super 8 films at an early age. I graduated from THE University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelors of Science Degree in Radio/Television/Film in December 1986. As a freelance production assistant, I served a seven-year stint in Los Angeles working on everything from multi-million dollar commercials to $30,000 exploitation films such as Bikini Drive-In, financed by funds leftover from Roger Corman movies. After returning to Austin, I served as associate producer and first AD of the award-winning feature film "Seeking the Cafe Bob", and I was a co-producer and first Assistant Director on the raucous screwball comedy "What I Like About You" (Slamdance, SXSW 1999). I was the Assistant Director on the award-winning World War II psychological drama Master of the Game (SXSW 2003) I am a Senior Editor for FilmThreat and a Contributing Editor to Indie Slate magazine, and have written for numerous other film-related periodicals. While I have served as a producer and/or AD on dozens of other independent features and commerial productions, THUNDER HILL: Long Shots On A Short Track marks my DIRECTORIAL debut. See the trailer for yourself in MY VIDEOS here on my profile. Leave a comment so I know you were there! For more information on our production company, check out http://www.carproductions.net/....
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Who I'd like to meet:Jeff Lynne, Kyle Petty, my hot dream girl (nevermind, already met her!), George Lucas, Steven Spielberg... geeky yes, but its all about WHO you know!..
- Status: In a Relationship
- Here for: Networking, Friends
- Hometown: Ashkum, Illinois
- Orientation: Straight
- Body type: 5' 11" / Slim / Slender
- Ethnicity: White / Caucasian
- Zodiac Sign: Leo
- Smoke / Drink: No / Yes
- Education: College graduate
- Occupation: Film Prod./Writer
The University Of Texas At Austin
1984 to 1986
- Graduated: 1986
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Bachelor's Degree
- Major: Radio, Television, Film
- Clubs: Tournament director, Jim White Memorial Invitational Golf Tournament Editor, "The Toilet Paper" Intramural Sports (so I could meet hot chicks.... not that it worked!) Got me a BABE now though, so patience is a Virgin, I mean.... VIRTUE.
Kankakee Community College
1981 to 1984
- Graduated: 1983
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: Associate's Degree
- Major: Arts and Communications
- Clubs: Editor of the Cavalier Banner! MASTER EDITOR that is! Everyone's favorite bookstore employee
Central High School
1977 to 1981
- Graduated: 1981
- Student status: Alumni
- Degree: High School Diploma
- Clubs: I was a drama, speech, band geek... but a cross-country running, basketball playing sports geek as well. My yearbook is buried (as I'm not THAT geeky).
- Austin, Texas US
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