Producer • Editor • Writer • Graphics. Note: This documentary, directed by Susan Glatzer, is currently in post-production and the master has not yet been mixed or color corrected; the picture and sound quality of the trailer reflects this status.
Producer • Writer. I met director Christine Yoo through a friend and loved her hilarious comedy. This trailer helped Christine get it into many festivals and a successful VOD release.
Writer. I did a lot of writing and work on this campaign; the line at 2:09 is mine.
Writer. As largely silent, post-apocalyptic, robot romance, Wall-e had it's challenges when it came to an ad campain. I'd been writing on this exquisite film during the teaser and trailer phases before I finally cracked a TV :30 with this simple run. This spot won a Key Art for Family TV spots.
Producer • Writer Point of pride? I wrote the Quentin Tarantino quote above (and at 1:27); I knew Julia and he were friends and indeed, she got him to sign off on it.
I approached Julia Sweeney, whom I've long admired, after a performance about working with her and was thrilled when she took me up on it. The challenge of this piece, a film of a one-woman show, was to highlight the humor and to add visual elements that took us out of the theater as much as possible... and to do it on a budget. Per Julia, this trailer got the head of Showtime, who had picked up previous projects but ignored this one, to pick up the film.
Producer • Writer. One of a series of ABC parody/tie-ins we did.
We had to soften the original payoff joke, which was "JUST TRY TO IGNORE THE BACK HAIR."
Producer • Writer. One of the many challenges of this movie is that it's a buddy film in which the buddies can't speak to each other. This was My favorite of the ABC/parody tie-ins we did, because it told that story and made great use of the physical comedy. And the studio even paid for "Conga"!
Writer. There's only one line in this (@1:30), but it's mine and it got used for the one sheet too. This trailer was nominated for a Key Art.
Producer • Writer. This event spot was among the first of the campaign; prestige and pedigree were a great way to overcome the young look of "Cars."
Writer. The premise of the spot and first line were mine as part of a freelance submission; second half was revised later without me.
Producer • Writer. The goal was to highlight the humor and humanity in this lovely Indie film. And what a joy that we had permission to use both the Eels and this gorgeous David Byrne cue.
Producer • Writer. I love writing a good event line that also sets up a high-testing joke like this end line does.
Producer • Writer. I was so delighted when Julia Sweeney (who is as wonderful as you think she'd be) contacted me again to help her with another trailer, this time for a concert film with the amazing Jill Sobule. I'm happy with what we pulled off with a micro-budget for all involved.
True story - I've only written two fan letters in my adult life. One was to Jill Sobule and the other was to Julia Sweeney, each years before I got to work with them. And in the letter I wrote to Julia, I told her "there's the singer-songwriter who is so smart and funny and I think you'd really like her too..." And yes, I was speaking of Jill Sobule. How weird is that?
Editor • Producer • Writer. I worked extensively on the trailer for this independent film and enjoyed cutting this :30 in Avid.
Producer • Writer. One of a series of ABC parody/tie-ins we did. It was so great to take these all the way.
Producer • Writer Fun spot. And so glad I got to read the legendary Don LaFontaine; what a pro.