Updates for 2022
Hey everyone. It's been a long time since my last formal update, so here are the highlights!
"Shimmer", my first feature film, was released in September, 2021. A highlight of my life was walking into a WalMart store to find my own film on the shelf:
If you want a physical copy yourself, you can check out your local WalMart store - though they do cycle the films that are on the shelf every few week. If you don't see it, check back again in a week or two. Alternatively, you can stream the film NOW at www.shimmerthemovie.com .
My second feature, "Twenty-Nine" is currently enjoying a great reception on the festival circuit. So far, we've won Best Indie Feature Film from the London Movie Awards, we've received an Honorable Mention for Feature Film, a Silver Award for our lead actor Phillip Andre Botello, and a Silver Award for myself as director, all from from the Hollywood Gold Film Awards, and another Silver Award for directing from the Florence Film Awards.
Where does it go from here? Well, "Twenty-Nine" will be screening in multiple festivals and awards into 2023, and we're in talks with distributors to get it in front of as many people as possible. Keep an eye on the Facebook and Instagram pages for updates!
So now... what about the future? Well, some of you may know that my goal is to release at least one feature film per year moving forward. To that end, I'm working on a number of scripts and screenplays, as well as producing a few projects. Included on that list is a time-travel film, an action-comedy, a coming of age film, and a dark Christmas comedy. I've also been revisiting and dusting off a few old ideas I had in the past. 2022 and 2023 are about to be big years for film!
One final piece of news is... I launched a Patreon! Take a look at my explainer video here:
If you're interested in being a part of great films coming into the world, check out the above video and consider subscribing to the Patreon. In addition to contributing to bringing great films into the world, there are a ton of great perks and resources you'll get in return. Whether or not you choose to be a part of the community, thank you for your support! I look forward to continuing to make great films with and for all of you.
Until next time!