Paradise Recovered: Cast and Crew Interviews

Shot at our Alamo Drafthouse screenings in Austin, TX, this short video reveals the heart behind the film. A film that seeks to tell a great story, entertain audiences, but also spread the word about the reality of and damage caused by spiritual abuse. The Alamo Drafthouse screenings benefited two outstanding nonprofit organizations: Wellspring Retreat and Resource Center and Austin’s own Lights. Camera. Help.

Red Camera Test for Paradise Recovered

Shooting Test footage for the film Paradise Recovered on

We broke out the Red for the first time today. Too cool. We were checking out how it did with just the natural light at one of our locations. Big thanks to David J. Neff for the location and for standing in for us today. We begin full on production for Paradise Recovered on Monday!

Vampire Prom 2009

The 2009 Vampire Prom was a big party thrown by the Alamo Drafthouse to celebrate the release of Twilight. My friend David J Neff of We Say So Media helped throw and promote the party in conjunction with the Alamo and Austin’s Mansion of Terror. I just showed up with a camera and then cut this together with great music from The Brakes and Ravens and Chimes (a big thanks to Dave Brown of Holiday Matinee for getting us permission to use the songs). Austin is a super cool place to be.

A Chance to Speak at My Alma Mater

I love to speak and teach about my passion for video and film. Lately, I’ve been getting more and more opportunities to do so. Last week, David J. Neff invited me to be a guest speaker for a PR class at the University of Texas. I graduated from UT in 2001 and so jumped at the chance to return to campus and share some of what I’ve learned since leaving.

Up first, David gave a great talk on Social Media. Engaging, funny, and informative. Towards the end, he spoke about the importance of video in Social Media and that’s when he introduced me. I gave the class practical tips for shooing good video. Tips that they can use to go out and start producing their own videos for their social networks, their clients, their classes, or their selves.

Liz Kelley, a member at Texas Tower PR, blogged about the class and what we had to say. Check it out HERE.