URSULA THE UBER-GIRL™ in BARBELLS-A-WEIGH!

URSULA THE UBER-GIRL™ LogoHere’s an animated short film introduction to one of my favorite characters, Ursula The Uber-Girl.  Now, I’ve been working with little toddler Ursula for more than twelve years, and she’s gone through a number of incarnations, from 2D, to 3D and back again, but she’s always been extremely dear to my heart, and its great to finally begin sharing her many adventures with you guys.

This short, which premiered this past summer at the Reno Film Festival  , marks Ursula’s first public appearance… And yes,while its just a tiny taste, trust me when I tell you that there’s a whole lot more to come from her in the future.  For now, sit back and enjoy the very first baby steps of URSULA THE UBER-GIRL™ in BARBELLS-A-WEIGH!

“FANCY” coming to the Moondance Film Fest!

Moondance LogoAfter 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 great things aboout Moondance, so I hope you can make it out to join in the fun and help support our fancy little film…

For more information please visit: http://moondancefilmfestival.com/index.html

“FOSSE:PRELUDE” at the Big Bear Lake Film Fest

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FOSSE:PRELUDE

In case you haven’t heard, my latest doc “FOSSE:PRELUDE” (featuring one of my personal heroes, dance legend ANN REINKING) is set to premeire at the Big Bear Lake Film Fest.  Filming this was by far one of my favorite filmmaking experiences, and Ann is even more amazing in person than you could possibly imagine.  The film was shot in the fall of 2009 when Ann partnered with Chicago choreographer Melissa Thodos to combine three historic Bob Fosse dances (Mexican Breakfast, Tijuana Shuffle, and Cool Hand Luke) together with original Reinking choreographic transitions as a new unified presentation called THE FOSSE TRILOGY.  The result is “FOSSE:PRELUDE”, a short documentary designed to accompany THE FOSSE TRILOGY during its performance season, and which is now making its standalone film premiere at the Big Bear Lake Film Festival (California), on September 17th – 19th, 2010.  The film is presently scheduled to play as part of the documentary shorts block on September 18th, 2010 @ 12:30 -2:30 PM, in the “Perfoming Arts Green Room”.

For the most up to date information, please visit:

http://www.bigbearlakefilmfestival.com

“FANCY” Trailer Goes Live!

Holy cow-September is just around the corner!  While I’ll be working on adding to the site as much as I can, next month is going to be a busy one, which you may have noticed from the newly added “Upcoming Events” sidebar!   Starting Labor Day weekend,  “Fancy” goes back on the road, first heading west to Seattle, then continuing over to Colorado for a short stay… and I promise details will be posted later this week.

For those of you who aren’t familiar with my latest “tale of romance told entirely through dance”, I hope to post  a more detailed write up on the film really soon.  But until I do, you can always check out the production info in the “FANCY”  link at the top of the page, or better yet, view the OFFICIAL “FANCY” TEASER TRAILER which is finally available online!  Yes, it’s just a quick  taste of the film, but hopefully it’ll tide you over until you get a chance to see it live and on the big screen.  Enjoy!