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Updated: May 13, 2020

Blackout, Shimmer, Effectively Schizo, and Looking Into the Future.



Welcome to my new website! It was long overdue for an update at least, so I figured, why not re-do the whole thing? I like it. What do you think of the new layout, reader?


So here's a bit of news: First, "Blackout", the short film by Stanton Hunter and myself, is now available online! You can rent or buy it on on Amazon Video, and if you have a Showtime subscription, you can find it on demand for free! Moreover, if you happen to be watching the Sho2 Channel, you might just see "Blackout" come on between other feature films! This is beyond the reach Stanton and I had imagined for this film, and we're both very grateful to be able to share the film with so many people.


In other news, we wrapped production on a feature film I wrote, produced, and directed last month, called "Shimmer". My producing partners were Freya Saxon and Stanton Hunter, and together we created a spectacular, talented crew with which to shoot the film. There was so much camaraderie on set, and it was apparent that everyone was doing their best work. Our editor, Mike Mayer, sent me the first 7-ish minutes of the rough cut as an early Christmas present and... it looks VERY good.


Another project I've been involved with recently is "Effectively Schizo", a webseries pilot written by Jaime Chaifetz, Danielle Zarcaro, Sam Hartman, and Patrick Mellin. It's about a woman named Jules Glick, who is diagnosed with Schizoaffective Disorder. She runs into an old friend and together they hatch a plan to find the next Sexy Schizoaffective Spokesperson. It was a great experience working with the mental health community in creating this comedic, yet respectful, look at mental health awareness. The pilot episode can be viewed in its entirety at: www.effectivelyschizo.com.


Finally, I want to talk about what's next for me, and what's next on the agenda. Working with my business partner Freya, we're planning to put together a budget to shoot 3 films in the next 2 years. It's an ambitious plan, but we've got a lot of experience between the two of us, and a lot of motivation to make it happen. I'll be talking more about that as we get closer to the first of the three films - and when the website for my company, Venture Cinema, goes live.


Thanks everyone for your support, and I look forward to sharing more exciting news with you all!


Rob

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