Archive for October, 2011

Zombies – NTH 2.42

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

Zombies! Nudity! Nude Zombies! Must be Halloween. NTH is proud to present a Rob Parrish/Maurice Martin collaboration – Next To Heaven: Zombies! Maurice pitched in during Season 1 of NTH as well. That masterwork can be see at here.  Thanks Mo!


Sunday Supper – NTH 2.41

Thursday, October 20th, 2011

To quote Pink Floyd . . . “just another brick in the Wall.”  Thanks to: my good friend and talented writer Gareth Branwyn for playing Brenda’s Son; Dan Tauge for allowing his wonderful artwork to be used in the film; Jayme McLellan for letting us shoot in her amazing art space – Civilian Art Projects. Finally, a shout out to Liz Martin and Will Judy. They sacrificed a cozy home of brick so that this film could be made.

Cartoon Beatles Acid – NTH 2.40

Wednesday, October 12th, 2011

My supplier from Oakland introduced me to his new product, “Animated Beatles Blotter” – Well, I had to try it. So begins our 40th episode of the season!

The last 12 episodes are going to be fun! We’ll have guests from the DC Art World — Victoria F. Gaitán and Jessika Dené Tarr! Also, super talented DC-based writer and raconteur Gareth Branwyn will star in film featuring the art of New Orleans artist Dan Tague. DC Playwright, Maurice Martin and I have collaborated on a zombie episode. We’ll also have the usual weirdness: episodes about taxidermy, invisible penises, and witches. So, you’re reading this deep into the description you’re likely a NTH fan. If so, please spread the word by e-mail, Twitter, and Facebook. Thanks!

A B C – NTH 2.39

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

The Washington City Paper on “A B C”: “This is either brilliant, straight-faced satire or one of the worst attempts at action movie dramatics this side of Uwe Boll.” Now, you, kind viewer, can decide for yourself — Brilliant or Worst!!

A B C was an official selection of this year’s DC Short Film Festival. I had a great time at the Festival. Thanks DC Shorts!

Here’s the back story of the film:

Max Cook, a DC-based professional photographer, wanted to experiment with the movie-making functions of his high-end digital SLR. He mentioned this to Arlington-based art photographer, Jason Horowitz (2011-2012 Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowship) at a party. In short order, Jason’s wife, Jackie Steven (Rosebud Film & Video Festival Director and Director of Community Programs at Arlington Independent Media) and Rob Parrish (Award winning video artist/filmmaker – Producer of the web-series Next To Heaven) were on board to make a movie.

Fueled by liquor and a rock band-like team spirit the group began work on a short film. Rob, who carries a back-load of scripts to be produced for his web-series, offered the group three scripts. The group picked one, made edits and dove into movie making. Jackie held the laboring oar on logistics and lighting. Max and Jason shot the film and Rob rummaged about the set telling the actors they looked good. Rob also cut the film.

“A B C” tells the story of two young criminals (played by Joey Ibanez and Bryan Norrington) who have come to the end of their violent ride. Cornered by the police, our anti-heroes still have a couple issues to work out. And therein hangs the tale.

Web links:
Max Cook
Jason Horowitz
Jackie Steven

Thanks also to Vanessa Strickland for her make-up work and Jeffery Horowitz for being our production assistant.