November, 2009 Archives

Cummings Farm

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Cummings Farm: Three couples get together on a farm in rural Louisiana to have an orgy. They have no business getting in an orgy. It’s awkward. But funny awkward. And despite the main plot point being an orgy, there is surprisingly little nudity.



Busy week

November 23rd, 2009 Permalink

The last four days have been quite full of photography. I second-shot for William Bay (formerly of Austin and now of San Diego) on Ben and Huong’s wedding in Houston. We had some model shoots. I did the lighting, Strobist style.

I also met Maria Bernal, who is super cool and awesome. We were talking about the dresses for the model shoots, and what size model would be needed. “So you need someone who is 36-24-26?” I said, with a bit of a staccato rhythm. Totally went over William’s head this time. Maria looked at me funny, and then I added, “Only if she’s 5’3″.” Yay Sir-Mix-a-Lot.

Photos to come, of course.

Herpes Boy

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(Not a lot of times you get to use the word ‘herpes’ in a blog post, are there?)

Herpes Boy started as a web series and got picked up into a feature film. Most of the screenings I covered I was able to see the films. The Shorts 5 screening overlapped with the Herpes Boy Saturday screening. Thanks to Britt Moody at Alamo Ritz, I got in the back of the theater right as the Q&A started.




Shorts 5

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Short films are fun. The short films at AFF seemed to be somewhat grouped by topic. Shorts 5 could be called “nerdy love”. Or maybe “strange/awkward/offbeat love”. I can relate.

Two of the shorts in the set won awards: Love Bug, Narrative Short Audience Award Winner, Writer/Director: Kat Candler


Adelaide, Narrative Student Short Audience Award Winner, Writer/Director: Liliana Greenfield-Sanders



The first screening I attended at AFF was the documentary Warrior Champions. It follows four American soldiers, wounded in combat, as they try for the 2008 Paralympic Games. It’s pretty intense.

All four soldiers were at the Q&A, along with filmmakers the Renaud brothers.

Thank you for your service.