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Tag: $5 Cover Seattle

Beware of Backblog

by on Jan.17, 2011, under Uncategorized

Backblog bak’ blôg n.

1. an accumulation of unwritten blog posts
2. a blog that is deeply out of date.

v.intr being in a condition of backblog.

“The last couple months I’ve been so slammed with work, my poor site is in serious backblog.”

I see a lot of backblog going on right now around the web.  I don’t know if people have lost some of the blog fever or if they’re just busy making a living in tough times.

My acute case of backblog is due to a whole lotta projects all demanding my time.  But of course, that’s when I need to blog the most.  So here’s the quick overview of what I’ve been up to.  I hope to catch up with more info on each of these projects shortly:

  • Two short documentaries I made for MTV have finally hit the web as part of $5 Cover: Seattle.  Look for the “Seattle Scene/B-Side” Videos “Tube Addiction/Verellen Amps” and “Vortex.”  You can watch them on the MTV site or in higher quality here.
  • My family film, The No-Sit List (staring Danny Trejo, Rico Rodriguez, Trenton Rogers, and Dee Wallace Stone) is about to be released on DVD (street date: March 8, 2011) by Phase 4 Films, retitled Babysitters Beware.
  • Another family film I wrote is preparing to go into production in a month.
  • I directed the short film Coffee & Pie in New York, and just learned of its first festival acceptance.
  • My co-creator Dan Southworth and I (along with a truly amazing nano-crew) shot the first several episodes of our action/sci-fi web series Divergence. We’re now winding our way through post.

There’s some other bric-a-brac but that’ll hold until I get some more photos, links, and updates uploaded on these projects.

So, sorry about the delay.  I’m still breathing, still dedicated to the blog.  More info, videos, and articles are on the way.

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MTV $5 Cover: Seattle Cast & Crew Bash

by on Mar.02, 2010, under Projects

Last night MTV threw a little bash in Seattle for the cast and crew of its upcoming series $5 Cover: Seattle.  I was a pretty tangential part of the project–I made two short docs about the Seattle arts & music scene that will be a very small part of the series.  Congrats to Lynn Shelton and the whole team.  I was impressed with the show and especially the music involved.  The after-party had some fun performances by Seattle breaking bands like Thee Satisfaction and Champagne Champagne.

For me, the find of the night was Thee Emergency front-woman and new actress Zana Geddes.  She has a star quality that leaps off the screen.  The series drops in June, you’ll have to wait till then to see what I’m talking about.  Meanwhile, I wish I could get her into a film role while she’s still undiscovered.

Now can someone explain the Seattle band “Thee” thing?  I’ve been pretending to get it but really.  What’s the deal?

Zana Geddes of Thee Emergency star-in-the-making.

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MTV $5 Cover: Seattle – B-Sides in the News

by on Feb.01, 2010, under Projects

Dave Knudsen from Minus the Bear jams on a Verellen custom tube amp in my MTV.com video "Tube Addiction".

A few months ago I made a couple of cool little videos for a MTV.com as part of their upcoming series, $5 Cover: Seattle, directed by Lynn Shelton.  They were looking for filmmakers to do some fun, documentary-style videos on some topic around the Seattle music scene.

My videos were about Verellen Amps – a shop in Seattle that builds custom tube amplifier that’s run by and for musicians.  It has a sweet guitar performance by Dave Knudsen of Minus the Bear.  That one’s called “Tube Addiction.”  The other one is “Seattle’s Vortex,” about a rehearsal space crammed into an industrial park in Seattle’s North End that serves as an practice space/second home/band incubator for a lot of talented emerging bands like Three Chord Killer, Underdose, The Mercury Rising, and Achilles Fall.

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