This year started off with amazing news. The Puffin Foundation West, Ltd. offered me a grant for the remaining out-of-pocket expenses incurred in the making of "dark is a different beast." I had finally sent them my final report for the first grant I received way back in 2012. I had applied for that initial grant with a slightly different concept. I still worked on the same project, but with an entirely different outcome, so I wanted it to be complete before I sent it in. Here is an excerpt from the email response from the Director, Java Kitrick:
I have never seen a film like yours before. THAT IS AN INCREDIBLE THING! I was so deeply engaged from the beginning. The imagery, the words, the music, your actors, the set, the pace, every effect.
I am working on a new film experiment with actor, Aidan Gavet. He has done some amazing work. I'm trying to stick through the technical post production stuff. Definitely not my favorite part of the process.
I also finished a first full draft of a new piece. I don't want to say too much about it yet, except it's bloody and weird and will probably be the show I do with 6NewPlays in the spring of 2016. I think my current binge obsession with Sons of Anarchy is responsible for the bludgeoning death that just occurred in the script. What can I say?
And finally...my beloved sister-from-another-mother, Angie King, styled and shot me for a new round of headshots. I'm including one with this post, and using others on other pages of the site. She is so talented and hilarious and creative. I wish we lived closer and could make films together.