Thursday, April 23, 2009

Hi everybody! Just a quick update.
This year so far has been full of unexpected surprises. I started out late January working with one of my idols, director Alex Cox, on Repo Chick, a follow up of sorts to his Repo Man. Repo Chick was produced by another one of my idols, David Lynch.
I then had a great time as the special guest of the Macon Film Festival in Georgia; they threw a mini Karen Black film festival, screening the upcoming Blue Tooth Virgin, Firecracker, which came out last year, then Airport 75, Easy Rider and Come back to the Five & Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean. It was a great joy, and I experienced first hand what Southern hospitality is all about.
Right after that I did a pilot for HBO and, the website started by Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, Chris Henchy and Judd Apatow. The show, Magic Balloon, written and directed by Jonathan Krisel, is about a couple played by Bud Cort and myself, who produce really strange corporate videos. I can't wait for you to see it.
The very next day, I jumped into a shoot at the Hammer Museum. Aïda Ruilova is a sweet intense artist, and she paired me with artist Raymond Pettibon for two days as we shot several scenes for her video installation. I think it's going to be a beautiful piece; expect an opening of the exhibit at the Hammer in Los Angeles later on this year.
While in Macon for the film festival last month, Steve Balderson was there for the Firecracker screening. He fell in love with the town, and they with him, and now he is shooting his next movie there. So here I am off this week to shoot my second film with Steve in Macon! I'll be back first week in May.

That's it for now, hope to talk to you all soon!