Sunday, April 24, 2011

Boards to Death

Below are storyboards from past films alongside corresponding stills. Originally, I was going to do a post describing how we went about doing the Dysphonia teaser and maybe I still will, but until then, here's a look at how our films start and where they end.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Nice Guy Nic

I'll be a guest on FilmSnobbery Live! tonight @ 10PM EST(7PM for you gay commie bastards out in California). I'll be chatting with host Nic Baisley about Dysphonia as well as past projects. The show is live, but if you can't tune in tonight, you can always catch it in the archives.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Shoot the shit

Gavin Schmitt gave my previous horror effort "Cannibal Cheerleader Camp" a phenomenal review 2 years for the website Killer Reviews. With the "Dysphonia" teaser having been released last week, I figured it would be a good time to do an interview with him and shoot my mouth off about the upcoming flick. Gavin has interviewed everyone from Noam Chomsky to Meir Zarchi and I thank him for taking the time to do it.

Monday, April 11, 2011


I remember telling people about "Dysphonia" before I had a name for it. It was and will probably continue to be referred to as "the evil twin movie". Samantha & Sophie were originally conceived to be two halves of the same person. There were no characteristics to differentiate them. The more I wrote, the more I found them becoming their own characters. One was cruel and the other used violence as a reactionary measure to protect her sister. One was emotionally stuck in childhood while the other wants her own child so she can feel complete. Above is the first sketch ever done of the twins and it has kept be excited about working on the film for the last year when I easily could have abandoned it. They are beautiful but also have the dead eyes of someone under a spell. The Manson girls were used as a visual reference for any artwork involving the twins and Helter Skelter will be required reading for anyone considered for the parts. When it comes time to cast the film, I don't yet know if we'll be able to find actual twins who can handle the acting and match the part physically or if we'll have to employ Dead Ringers style trick photography to make one actress appear to be both sisters. All I know is that the twins are going to go down as classic horror villians.

More Dysphonia artwork can be seen @

Monday, April 4, 2011


Today we launch the Dysphonia Teaser Trailer. I hope everyone digs it as much as I do. More details about the film available @

Thank you to an excellent crew that worked in the cold. J.Michael Whalen, Chris Kiros, Ian Albetski, Habib Awan, Brigette Proctor, Amy Lawrence, Sarah Oliveros, Tori Nelson, and Riane Hoffman.

I'll go over the details of making the teaser in the next entry.