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The story behind the Thodos Dance “THE WHITE CITY”

The White City, the new Story Ballet I’ve been working on with broadway legend Ann Reinking and Chicago choreographer Melissa Thodos, is finally live and on stage!  The show features spectacular direction and choreography from Melissa and Ann, the amazing Thodos Dance Chicago dancers, incredible live music from the Carpe Diem

REPLAY from “The Cutting Room Floor”-12/5/2010

Just in case you mised today’s show, you can catch the replay of my “The Cutting Room Floor” interview with Casey Ryan HERE! The show was a BLAST, and we touched on almost everything I have going on right now from dance, animation, and arts education, to The Artsiders, Butterfly, Fancy,

Introducing THE WHITE CITY

The Chicago press just caught wind of  THE WHITE CITY, the wonderful NEW Thodos Dance Chicago stage production featuring incredible original choreography by Ann Reinking AND Melissa Thodos, music by amazing American composer Bruce Wolosoff, and film design by… Chris Olsen!  (Wheee!)  It’s such a thrill to be involved in a full blown theatrical stage

Making BUTTERFLY

Unlike many filmmakers I’ve met, it’s pretty rare that I begin developing a film with a completed script in hand.  Blame it on my visual arts orientation, but most of my stories start out in my mind as a series of illustrative images with very little dialogue.  This is one

FANCY Official Selection of the Miami Short Film Fest!

Breaking news!  Looks like FANCY gets an extended stay in Florida this fall, having just been officially selected to play as part of the Miami Short Film Festival November 13th -20th!  This is one of a very select list of heavily pro-filmmaker events that are also a blast to attend,

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Project Gallery – BUTTERFLY

It’s been three years since I first began work on BUTTERFLY, and two years since the film first premiered at the Chicago International Film Fest.  But it’s taken me till now to finally dig through the scads of pics, rehearsal images, and pre-production tests in order to share some of

FOSSE:PRELUDE available on YouTube!

Wow, it’s been a grand year with Fosse:Prelude!  From the initial inspiring lunch with Melissa Thodos of Thodos Dance Chicago at Vong’s Thai Kitchen last Fall, to the first days of production working with Ann Reinking and the dancers, to the national tour the film took as it accompanied “the

Project Gallery – FANCY

I’ve never maintained a very “purist” view of photography.  Yes, I can often be found with a 35mm still camera in hand, but my personal fascination has always been in the capture of “motion-over time-with design.” As such, I’ve moved fluidly between cinema and still cameras for over 20 years,

“Fancy” off to Fort Lauderdale International Film Fest

Well I’m certainly doing a lot of FANCY bouncing around this Fall!  After Moondance in Colorado, Fancy will be heading to Florida for the Fort Lauderdale International Film Fest!  The FLIFFers are going all out for their 25th Anniversary this year, scheduling special events and film screenings from September 14th

“FANCY” coming to the Moondance Film Fest!

After the upcoming Bumbershoot screening in Seattle, FANCY will turn east and head for the mountains – Boulder, Colorado in fact – for the Moondance International Film Festival!  FANCY will play as part of the shorts program on September 24, 2010 (8:40 pm), at the Hotel Boulderado (Aspen), 2115 Thirteenth street, Boulder, CO 80302.  I’ve heard

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