Blog

Horror film BAD HABIT release

Can a serial killer cure herself with a self-help audio book before she claims her next victim? That’s the story behind my latest film project, Bad Habit starring scream queen and Minnesota native Sarah French.

For the past several months I’ve been hard at work on post production with my executive producer Clint Andera. I’m really excited to get the film in front of horror fans – Sarah usually plays the helpless victim or final girl on film, but in Bad Habit she’s played dramatically against type. She’s never played the bad guy on screen before, and her fan base is already excited to see her in something so different.

This is also an experiment in crowdfunding versus monetization. A lot of productions of this size and scale would run a crowdfunding campaign before starting production, but I decided against it with Bad Habit. I didn’t want to ask fans to donate $20 or $50 for a final product they’d have to wait for. I’ve personally been burned on film projects I’ve supported – sometimes they never get completed (or in one case, started) and often promised rewards are never delivered. I’m hoping that horror fans will instead be willing to support an independently-produced project for just a few dollars, with the benefit of getting a preview of the final product and instant gratification.

Bad Habit is being released through the video platform VHX.tv, which allows users to download a DRM-free copy of the film, and stream online and through iOS, Chromecast, and Roku. Take a look at the website http://badhabit.vhx.tv.

Baby Cop featured in Pioneer Press

Baby Cop, the series I produced with Chris Knutson and Jeff Pfoser, just received a nice write up in the Pioneer Press. I’m really proud of what we produced on a non-existent budget, and hope this’ll put the series in front of a wider audience.

Check out Baby Cop here and on YouTube.

Valley Meadows award nominations at LAWEBFEST

In November, the Valley Meadows webseries was officially selected to be a part of the 2015 LAWEBFEST and nominated for several awards, including Best Comedy Series, Outstanding Writing, and a Best Actor nomination for Chris Knutson and Best Guest Actor nomination for Pat Susmilch.

LAWEBFEST 2015 is in April, and regardless of whether or not we win any awards, I’m happy that something Chris, Zach, and I worked so hard on is getting recognition.