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On Filmmaking

I’ve been reflecting a lot about filmmaking this past 18 months (2017-2018) and my (sometimes tenuous relationship) to the process. After a protracted lost weekend in Hollywood (2000-2005), where I made limited but interesting forays into screenwriting (with occasional bouts directing shorts and music videos), I worked at a media start-up in Sonoma, CA, where my crew and I produced 40+ narrative short films. Financial demands led to creating industrials and, eventually, a slow fade from the medium.

Now, I’m returning to film as a purely artistic pursuit, which I’ve written about here and hope to share more as I wade ever closer to the deep end of my cinematic unconscious.

First on the docket…

Pill Head

Pill HeadFeature Film: An Irreverent “Art House Psychodrama”

College student Theda is a pill addict who elects to undergo an experimental sleep treatment. When she’s finally awakened, she discovers that her treatment has left her on the verge of a psychic breakthrough… or a psychotic breakdown.

An expansion of the darkly comic universe of writer-director Daedalus Howell’s “Lumaville” novels (Quantum Deadline; The Late Projectionist), our locally-set feature film boasts an award-winning creative crew eager to add a dab of noir and a dash of the French New Wave to this stridently independent exploration of art and cult cinema.

Visit the Official Pill Head Page


From the Archive:

Music Videos

You see, kids, there used to be this thing called MTV. Anyone? Anyone? Bueller?


Is there a documentary in the house? Yes, here’s a playlist of at least five.

Short Films Made Cheap

This is a collection of short film often made with collaborator Raymond Scott Daigle. Clearly we had a little too much fun.

R&H Educational Films

How-To and How-Not-To’s from when Father Knew Best (and he might of been Lenny Bruce). Cheeky irreverence served up 1950s-style, written and directed by Jerry Rapp and Daedalus Howell.