Thursday, November 1, 2012

The Burying Beetle at NELAarts

The Burying Beetle will screen as part of the NELAarts fest Thursday, December 6th at the Highland Theatre in Los Angeles. Box office opens at 7pm.

Sunday, July 1, 2012


Here's a list of awards that the film has garnered thus far:

L.A. Shorts Festival
Best of Fest (Oscar Qualifying)

New York Digital Short Film Festival
Best Picture/Best Story

SoCal Film Fest
Best Short Film

Riverside International Film
Best English Language Short/Best Southern California Film

High Desert Shorts International Film Festival
Best Drama

Edgemar Film Festival
Best Director/Best Film

Irvine International Film Festival
Best Short Drama

Award of Merit

L.A. Film and Music Weekend
Best Short Film

First Glance Film Festival
Best Editing

Action/Cut Film Short Film Competition

Finalist: Fiction Category

Ojai Film Festival
Honorable Mention

Monday, June 18, 2012

The Burying Beetle on ShortsHD

The Burying Beetle is now playing on the cable channel ShortsHD which some people get.  I don't.  But some people do, apparently.  If you have DirecTV or AT&T you might get it.  I have AT&T but I still don't get it.  Maybe you have to pay extra for it.  In any case, you can go to and take a look at the schedule.  It's playing twice today which is kind of exciting.  If anybody actually gets this channel, let me know.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Burying Beetle screens tonight as part of the NY Shorts Fest at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema, 143 East Houston St. in NYC.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

NY Shorts Fest

The Burying Beetle screens as part of the NY Shorts Fest on Tuesday, May 29th at 7:30pm at the Landmark Sunshine Cinema, 143 East Houston St. in NYC. I haven't figured out if I'm going to be there yet.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

The Burying Beetle just got accepted into the NY Shorts Fest happening in NYC on May 29-31st, 2012.  I don't have an exact date/time for the screening but I'll post it here when I do.

Saturday, March 31, 2012

My New Film

My new short film, "People People" is screening at the L.A. Comedy Shorts Festival on April 28th at 1pm at the Downtown Independent Theater.  It stars John Michael Higgins and Margaret Welsh.  It's funny.

Here's a link to the trailer.
Password: kale

Distribution Deal

I am pleased to announce a distribution deal for "The Burying Beetle" with Shorts International.  They are a reputable company best known for releasing the Oscar nominated short films theatrically.  They also have a cable channel, ShortsHD which is available through AT&T U-Verse and DirecTV cable providers.  They have an exclusive deal with iTunes as well.

The film will be available on their cable channel both domestically and abroad as well as available for download from iTunes.  I don't think it'll show up on iTunes for six months or so.  They will also try to sell it to other European markets for broadcast and in-flight entertainment and other outlets.

I'm winding down the festival run (I have one more festival lined up: The First Glance Film Festival on April 22nd) and am looking forward to this next chapter in the life of the film.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Next Screening:

The next screening will be at the First Glance Film Festival.
April 20-22nd at the Chaplin Theater at Raleigh Studios Hollywood.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Best Short Drama at Irvine International Film Festival

We won Best Short Drama!  It was the most competitive category with 21 films including shorts starring Colin Firth and Gerard Depardieu.  The statuette is very heavy, possibly made from highly enriched uranium.