Standup Comic + Grammy’s Cookbook + Elbow Grease

Channeling my inner "Might Boosh" as I art direct and exec produce this little pet project of mine.

Channeling my inner “Might Boosh” as I art direct and exec produce this little pet project of mine.

Cookin’ it with Corey has been a pet project these last 6 months. Today we dropped the second episode. I’m exhausted and proud.

Not only did I concept, coach and run all the lights, camera, […]

Tangible North

Going to the mall.

Film students graduating

If you’re a film person, there’s a chance you are stuck in a work related life limbo. In a way there’s a tendency for non-committal, gypsy style life choices based in an obscure hope that you’ll land in LA. And not only make it to LA – make it work in […]

The Young May Moon

Charlie Vaughan

“May you live in interesting times…” ~ Chinese curse

“Universal Sea” By Charlie Vaughan

 

Five months between posts is a universe of information to recount. While taking a break for life, I took the long way around and return to report the world looks and tastes the same as before. My writing chair […]

The Bloody Turkey Blues

'Hecate' by Genevieve-Amelia

When I think of the first Thanksgiving I think of the dirty, sick, hungry colonials in Terrence Malick’s “The New World” and am reminded it’s a miracle that we’re here at all.

It’s been almost a month since I wrapped my last gig, a whole month to myself, and I’m coming out the other […]

Gratitude for the Golden Goose

This is Bob. He's a golden goose. He's here to remind you that without risk, there's no reward.  And also, always tip your waitress.

This is Bob. He’s a golden goose. He’s here to remind you that with risk, there’s reward. And also, always tip your waitress.

Tonight marks the last work night of the freelance gig that afforded me a tectonic shift in my life.

I am so very lucky to have worked with the dudes at […]

baptism of fire!

I don't get this picture... I mean I know why I chose it, but, how are the mechanics of gravity and humans falling to their death in play here?

I don’t get this picture… I mean I know why I chose it, but, how are the mechanics of gravity and humans falling to their death in play here? Also, why is she a clown? And who’s taking the photo?

The deep heat and the hot winds have finally found us. When I originally […]

Evolving past fear, cutting away the fat and Mike Patton’s cold piano

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A large crowd in the Capitol rotunda chants “Yes!” and sings patriotic songs before the gay-marriage vote in the Minnesota Senate on Monday, May 13, 2013, in St. Paul. (Pioneer Press: Ben Garvin)

Two weeks ago, when I originally wrote this blog, Minnesota had just voted to allow gay marriage. It wasn’t unanimous. Most […]

Celebrations of victory, a photo story

The classiest boxes of wine, Z-Fest trophy #4 and one of my favorite ladies Dawn Brodey!

The classiest boxes of wine, Z-Fest trophy #4 and one of my favorite ladies Dawn Brodey! We wrapped out our Z-Fest wins at the One Light Studio Saturday 3/30. After the long (looong) winter it reminded me that people were put here to connect with each other and drink ale and eat really spicy […]

That was a pretty awesome time.

Top Gun Actor Aaron Coureau, Bri's a big winner, crouching Stevie Kane, Andrew Melby, gorgeous Samirah Abu Nasser and the smartest lady I know Dawn Brodey!

Our film “Episode 5” screened last at the Z-Fest 4 “Best of” awards show. My whole family was in attendance plus a handful of my most favorite people. At the end of the night, after 11 pretty awesome films (and moments of anxiety over solid competition) we were awarded 2nd place over all, Best Director, […]

< < < Win > > >

omg! yes!

omg! yes!

“Episode 5” is selected to screen in Z-Fest 4’s BEST OF FEST. We’re all pretty stoked. And now my parents trip down next week isn’t all for naught!

The first screening last night went well. It seemed like a lot of new faces. Which is cool. The crowd was very receptive to […]