Given 3 weeks in New Zealand to do as they please, some folks might go sightseeing, surfing, skydiving or simply relax on the beach. Not yet familiar with this bizarre concept known as ‘vacation’, I figured – why not shoot an episode of MARTINI MOM & DEVIL SPAWN? And that’s what we did.
All things [...]
I never expected one of my best filmmaking experiences to happen in front of the camera (I don’t usually like it there), yet it did. We were recreating one of my all-time fave movie scenes – the “mad as hell” sequence from NETWORK in episode 8. Who could’ve guessed what wonders would transpire?
It was [...]
Episode 8 was a special homecoming for us because we returned to Michiana and teamed up with our longtime co-conspirators at Richardson Productions. Tim Richardson and company personify the expression ‘fiercely independent.’ I’ve lost count of how many feature films they’ve shot by now (upward of 9, covering an astounding array of genres and starting [...]
We here in Martini-land are big Peter Jackson fans—or at least, we have been in the past. Somehow his last few movies haven’t spawned the same magic. And Peter Jackson isn’t our only beloved director who seems to have lost his mojo. Lucas, Burton, Lynch— even Scorsese— also seem to be off their game (among [...]
A big round of thanks to Martini Mom‘s champion R. O’Donnell over at Static MultiMedia for his piece about all things Spawn.
You can read the full story HERE. And catch up on episodes 1-7 HERE.
“Computers don’t make people stupid, people make people stupid” is the lesson learned in Episode 7 of MARTINI MOM & DEVIL SPAWN: The Screaming of the Hams.
In the so-called communication age it would seem there is less quality communicating going on than ever – too often in 140 characters or less – in a [...]
When we first decided to try our hands at a web series, we only planned to shoot 6 episodes. Why? Because that’s how many scripts I’d written and this was merely to be an experiment. But in working with our fabulous cast in such a fun, creative environment, I think we all quickly realized that [...]
Gilly came up with the title for episode 5 (watch it HERE) during our shoot. Go, Gilly!
Episodes 5’s a super short one which I wrote over my morning coffee one day. I wanted to establish our spawn as a real character even though we’ve yet to see the l’il devil outside his bassinet. I [...]
I hadn’t planned to shoot a Master of Horror in the face. In an era of PARANORMAL ACTIVITY 4 and other uninspired genre junk, we should really preserve what little quality remains. But sometimes these things just happen.
On the day we shot episode 4, I got a last minute inspiration for an additional scene. [...]
Election Day is nigh, so why not warm up those voting muscles with the always lovable Dick Cheney who teaches us a super valuable lesson in episode 4 of MARTINI MOM & DEVIL SPAWN freshly launched today. Catch it (and the previous 3 episodes) here: