The Telling Room

The always fantastic David of Budget Fabulous Films just dropped a promotional video for The Telling Room, a non-profit writing center in Portland Maine that helps create great storytellers (and was just awarded a National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award by Michelle Obama herself.) I know what you’re saying “oh yeah, I’m definitely going to watch a promo video for a non-profit.” Shut up, just watch it.

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“Simpatica”


A couple weeks ago I gaffed a short film that you can now watch online. It premiered Sunday night at the Local Love Muscle Film Festival and took first place! It will also be playing at the Lewiston Auburn Film Festival in April. Shot by Dean Merrill who also co-directed with Gary Robinov. Everything was shot at Grace restaurant and Deering Oaks Park in Portland. We didn’t do much lighting at the park, but we got to be a little bit more creative at the restaurant. It’s already a beautiful location and with the help of a few lights, we got some elements to really pop. We mostly used small Arri fresnels and Kinos, including the Image 80 heads. We also used a bit of china ball and this was the debut of my covered wagon that I mentioned last month.
Other crew members included Andrea Nilosek and Ben Howard, both of No Refund for Content and David Mieklejohn, who just released a great music video for Frontier Ruckus.

NRFC & Local Love Muscle


No Refund for Content has a new episode! Watch it! Like it! Email it to all your friends!
If that didn’t quench your thirst for local filmmaking, be sure to make it to the Local Love Muscle Film Festival on Sunday.

“Cash for College” Video


I recently helped out on an entertaining music video shoot to promote FAFSA opportunities for high school graduates. Fun times! Stay in school kids!