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TAKE A LEAP OF FAITH - Wednesday, May 20th 2009 2:12 PM
    This is a journey of Faith. I cut my way through this jungle, overcoming obstacles that stand in my way. One after one. Today I am wondering how I am...
SHOOT #101 - TOMMY MILLER - REVISITED. - Tuesday, May 19th 2009 11:00 AM
  I have done a lot of very challenging and exciting things in my life, but making this film by far tops them all. One of the things that I find most compelling about...
SAY WHAT??? I won???? - Monday, May 18th 2009 2:01 PM
    So guys, I loggon to my blog today to post the next shoot and I'm reading my tags (see top right corner of blog page) and find out that... THE DEUCE OF SPADES...
SHOOT#100 - Part two - The sparks are flying!! - Sunday, May 17th 2009 4:20 PM
  The metal trigger feels cold under my fingers... I apply pressure and feel it ready to engage... Once I pull it, I am not sure exactely what to expect. But I think it...
SHOOT #100 - 3000 Miaws and a blowing torch... - Sunday, May 17th 2009 2:43 PM
  SUNDAY, MAY 17th 2009 -  11AM -  We are late. "Johnny is not going to be able to stay with us on the set" The kitten (see previous blog entry) is a...
MEET JOHNNY CATTAWAY - Sunday, May 17th 2009 2:15 PM
  There are things in life that are far more important than anything else. Including my film. One of them is just staring me in the face. "SHIT!" I slam on my brakes....
SHOOT # 99 - THIS ONE'S FOR YOU, MONK ! - Saturday, May 16th 2009 11:24 AM
  Here we are, on the set of DEUCE OF SPADES, in Jerry's "Mullseum" aka his five car garage / 50's artifact museum. Ready to rock. There's Marco, the Italian filmmaker....
Preparing for my next shoot, with a heavy heart. - Friday, May 15th 2009 10:25 AM
  For the past two years, I have been planning to film my Monk scene at my friend's shop in South LA. This location has been lined up since early 2008, so I am well ahead...
It's never easy to say goodbye. - Thursday, May 14th 2009 11:08 AM
  Now done with the car trailer, I dispatch Jeff to take it back to David. Sure felt good to unload the deuce and have it back. Would be nice to take it for a drive up...
SHOOT #98 - Putting myself in harm's way for the film - Tuesday, May 12th 2009 9:37 AM
  Looking around the bend, I have zero visibility. Cars are coming out of the tunnel at high speed and they cannot see me either. Traffic is intense... I wait for a small...
SHOOT #97 - Gurlggg... I think I'm gonna need a bag.... - Monday, May 11th 2009 11:47 AM
  I love my I-phone. But not so much when it rings at 7AM in the morning to wake me up... And I am lacking a good 20 hours of sleep...  I open one eye... OUCH !...
SHOOT #96 - Rats! I'm out of hard drive space! :(((( - Sunday, May 10th 2009 2:59 PM
  5AM - I wake up, alone in my trailer. Stacey is at the same hotel as Jerry. Daylight is already out, I put my marshmellow outfit on, grab my camera and get out. The...
SHOOT #95 - The "D" Day... - Saturday, May 9th 2009 1:00 PM
  Today is "D" day. "D" as in DEUCE, "D" day as in the day the Deuce of Spades resurfaces. This is a key scene and as I opened up my eyes that morning the first...
JUST THE DEUCE, THE ROAD AND I... - Friday, May 8th 2009 3:05 PM
  The bite of cold night air rushing at my face.... I can hear the V8 purring under the hood... Hot air venting out the many louvers at the top keeping me from...
DOWN TO THE WIRE... - Thursday, May 7th 2009 3:34 PM
  It is now Thursday and I am running out of time faaaast. I am cleaning up the trailer, loading it up and getting the props and wardrobe ready. Let's not forget the make...
I need a break!!!!!!!! - Wednesday, May 6th 2009 2:24 PM
  3PM - Running down the big flight of stairs of my office building, I finally escape the day job. Destination? Jerry's garage, where I am to pack everything up....
SHOOT #94 - Girl Power (tools) - Tuesday, May 5th 2009 3:06 PM
    Back in Jerry's garage for the last shoot. It has taken no less than four sessions to film this one scene. As always, I leave my day job and rush to the set...
SHOOT #93 - Fear strikes at 2 AM in the morning. - Monday, May 4th 2009 1:46 PM
    The finding of Johnny Callaway's letter to Bettie is the catalyst that triggers my entire film. So I knew, going in, that this shoot was going to be...
SHOOT # 92 - Up up up up.... - Sunday, May 3rd 2009 12:13 PM
  6 AM - I wake up feeling great, which is more than I can say about Stacey. She is still very sick and will be out for the duration. Best if she stays home and rests,...
SHOOT # 91 goes down the toilet - litterally. - Saturday, May 2nd 2009 7:57 PM
    5AM - My alarm clock ring. I grab my i-phone to turn it off and notice I got a text. It's Stacey. We talked on the phone last week and she has offered to make...
SHOOT #90 - Making a film is like fighting a war! - Sunday, April 26th 2009 12:59 PM
    They say making a film is like fighting a war. I say making a film on your own and on a no budget is like fighting all the wars of the entire universe...
SHOOT # 89 - Click click click click click - What the heck???? - Saturday, April 25th 2009 2:18 PM
  7AM - I've been setting up the gear in the living room. Today, I won't have to drive far to get my location. The location is RIGHT HERE, in my house . The door bell...
La vie en purple.... - Friday, April 24th 2009 12:03 PM
  I am walking around the house with a purple nose. Too much to drink, you ask? Heck no! PAINTING. The plastic makes a funny sound under my feet. I duck under a...
Oh Boy Oh Boy... - Thursday, April 23rd 2009 12:31 PM
    I'm alive! I'm alive!! This second phase of production has been kicking my fannies and my head has been spinning way too fast to blog. But there is a...
SHOOT #88 - El Mirage dry lake, revisited... - Sunday, April 19th 2009 10:52 AM
  10 AM- I open an eye and notice the sun is up. Unusual occurance, because when I go to the dry lake I am usually up before the sun. I must have needed the...