More laurels for Superman

“Superman: The Fiendish Machinations of Lex Luthor” by Underhanded Improv was named a finalist in the Vancouver Independent Film Festival, and received the Popular Choice for Narrative Short award at Pixels Garage’s Awards of Excellence!

Did I list one of these already? It’s getting REALLY hard to keep track. Look at all those laurels!

Congratulations to the crew and cast, and to my sound design partner, foley artist Ele Matelan.

Superman short wins best comedy

One of my recent sound design projects, “The Fiendish Machinations of Lex Luthor,” has won Best Comedy at the Hollywood Blood Horror Festival! Congratulations to the crew and cast.

The short was also reviewed by Pixels Garage!

Paint Stick Hamlet

A few months into lockdown, my brother Tim decided he wanted to do something to keep our mother entertained. Tim’s an actor and writer, and what he decided to do was put on a play for her. He found Shakespearean puppet designs on an educational-resources site called Teachers Pay Teachers, and set about adapting Hamlet as a puppet show. I provided live sound effects and music, and Mom was our audience of one.

Hamlet soliloquizes.

Paint Stick Hamlet was a wonderful way to spend family time together and stay creatively active during a period where productions are shut down all around us. We posted the performances to YouTube, and we hope you enjoy them!

Bronze Superman!

Superman: The Fiendish Machinations of Lex Luthor has been awarded the Bronze for best short comedy film at the LA Motion Picture Festival! Congrats to the crew and cast.

Superman – now streaming!

I’ve been posting a bunch about “Superman: The Fiendish Machinations of Lex Luthor” lately, because it’s been getting into a lot of film festivals. Now it’s streaming in one of them. During March you can watch it at monthlyindieshorts.com.

If you’ve got a mind to, please watch and give it a rating! I had fun working on the sound for this wee short and I hope you enjoy watching it!

Superman: The Fiendish Machinations of Lex Luthor – More Film Festivals!

I’m thrilled to announce that “Superman: The Fiendish Machinations of Lex Luthor” has been accepted to yet another festival. The short film is an official selection of the Cult Movies International Film Festival! Congrats to the crew and cast!

 

“Superman: The Fiendish Machinations of Lex Luthor” features writer/director Sam Locke (Superman/Clark Kent), Kat Evans (Lois Lane) and Derrick Gaetke (Lex Luthor). Ele Matelan and I did the post-production sound work.

 

 

Superman: The Fiendish Machinations of Lex Luthor – Film Festivals!

I’m happy to announce that “Superman: The Fiendish Machinations of Lex Luthor” has been accepted to the Paris International Short Festival, Midwest Weirdfest, and the Los Angeles Motion Picture Festival! Congrats to the crew and cast!

“Superman: The Fiendish Machinations of Lex Luthor” features writer/director Sam Locke (Superman/Clark Kent), Kat Evans (Lois Lane) and Derrick Gaetke (Lex Luthor). Ele Matelan and I did the post-production sound work.

Superman: The Fiendish Machinations of Lex Luthor

One of the projects I worked on during the Big Quarant of 2020 was a comedy short (with puppet) called “Superman: The Fiendish Machinations of Lex Luthor.” The film is the brain-kiddie of Chicago puppeteer Sam Locke, and features Sam (Superman/Clark Kent), Kat Evans (Lois Lane) and Derrick Gaetke (Lex Luthor).

Foley artist Ele Matelan and I puzzled out a way to record Foley remotely and worked on it over the summer and early fall.

I’m happy to announce that “Superman: The Fiendish Machinations of Lex Luthor” was accepted to the Beyond The Curve International Film Festival‘s online screening in two categories (comedy and sci-fi)! Congrats to the crew and cast!

“Limerence” at WorldFest Houston

Limerence, a short film I worked on recently, was accepted into the 53rd annual WorldFest Houston film festival. Like so many things these days, the festival has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak.

Instead of making fans wait for the outbreak to pass, the judging team at WorldFest generously decided to release their awards early. Limerence scored high enough to win the festival’s Silver Remi award.

Congratulations to the crew and cast of Limerence!

 

Film Festival: “Undue Burdens” at Through Women’s Eyes Fest

Films I’ve worked on continue to blaze through the festival circuit – Undue Burdens will be screening at the Through Women’s Eyes Film Festival in Sarasota, FL. Check out info about the festival and screening times at www.throughwomenseyes.com