In 1984, I took my experience in photography and my love for film and began working with a team of other young writers doing film reviews and interviews. Together we built the North Dallas Movie Review, a publication and an organization dedicated not only to doing film reviews and interviews but helping the public and our readers find out about all of the film preview screenings in the DFW area. We proudly hosted scores of these screenings on behalf of the studios, giving away passes and freebies such as posters, t-shirts, DVD's, and such over the run of the publication.
In the years since then I have worked for and with several local film review organizations and film festivals. I have interviewed and photographed many actors and actresses. My IMDb credits include still photographer and extra on films (shorts and features) and TV shows.
Today I am a partner in Selig Polyscope Company, the re-establishment of a 120-year-old film studio. My reviews, interviews, and photographs appear on our sites including Selig Film News (seligfilmnews.com) and Selig Images (seligimages.com) as well as our Facebook pages and Twitter feeds.
Name: John Strange
Lives in: Garland, Texas
Company: Selig Polyscope Company
Occupation: Film/theatre Journalist and Photographer (Still)
Film (Short, Drama, Family and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department When a renowned artist's beloved wife disappears, he spirals down into a deep, dark depression and refuses to accept that she's gone permanently. Aiden Casey's life is perfect. He's a renowned artist with a beautiful wife and a very close relationship with his brother and the rest of his family. It all goes downhill when Beth disappears, throwing Aiden into a downward spiral of deep, dark depression. His art cast aside, all he can do is draw his wife's portrait... over and over again, trying to capture her on canvas and remembering the love he has lost. Written by Carolyn Hodge
The Ladies of the House
Film (Horror and Thriller) Camera and Electrical Department THE LADIES OF THE HOUSE follows the events surrounding a birthday outing with two brothers and a friend which turns into a horrific fight for survival after they become trapped in a house with a "family" of malevolent women who enjoy a pin-up lifestyle and a special diet. Written by John Wildman
Charlie: A Toy Story
Film (Family) Camera and Electrical Department Get ready for hilarious, fun-filled adventure as 10-year-old Caden, along with his best friend and golden retriever, Charlie, protects his dad's toy shop and greatest invention from the bumbling town bullies.
Hiding in Plain Sight
Film (Drama) Camera and Electrical Department What happens when resources run out, unemployment is denied, and savings accounts are depleted? Darius and Josephine Blackmon find themselves living in their car with two young children. Family and friends that lent them money are no more due to their own financial hardship. Kevin Allen, a prominent school teacher, feels that he is making a difference by helping parents keep their children in school with government vouchers, filling in where the paychecks stop. Darius and his family try to keep up appearances during the day and stay out of sight at night, all while holding on to one another in a hidden America. What happens when the two men's lives cross? Written by M. Legend Brown
Film (Short, Crime, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Teen Romance between a ballerina and a street kid who is involved in crime, betrayal, and Murder with a taste of Supernatural.
Film (Short and Drama) Camera and Electrical Department As a killer targets the city's destitute, a homeless man is approached by a stranger whose offer may not be as generous as it seems.
Film (Short, Comedy, Drama and Romance) Camera and Electrical Department Alice Hoffman is a college student that lives at home with her parents in middle income America. Although she is in her twenties her bedroom still reflects that of a little girl all decorated in pink.. Her relationship with her parents appears distant but the family photo that hang near the staircase reflects that of happier times. She has dinner with her parents then retires to her bedroom to take a nap before heading off to work at a seedy laundromat across town. The laundromat takes on a whole new presence after dark as Alice interacts with unique and colorful characters that come and go throughout the night. Dirty Laundry is revealed but are the visions she sees all just a dream. Written by Sabra Young
Film (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department WUSS is the story of a high school teacher who faces constant ridicule after he's repeatedly beaten up by several of his own students. Having nowhere else to turn, he eventually teams up with another of his students to fight back. This student, a young girl, is feared school-wide because of a dark family reputation. She also has an unfortunate nickname grafted to her due to her predilection for smoking discarded cigarettes. Bonded in battle, the student and teacher form a friendship that stretches the use of the word inappropriate. Written by Anonymous
The Long Shot
Video (Comedy) Camera and Electrical Department Follow six story lines during the closing 90 minutes of a "local bar", as they collide in Americas first HD one continuos shot feature movie. Warning!! This comedy will offend almost everyone in one shot.
Film (Biography, Drama and Sport) Actor In the sumer of 1976, 30-year old Vince Papale is having a tough run of luck. He's been working as a substitute teacher for two days a week but has just found out that his job has been eliminated because of budget cuts. His wife gives up on him saying he'll never amount to anything and asks for a divorce. He works as a bartender and plays football with his friends. When the the new coach of the Philadelphia Eagles, Dick Vermeil, announces that he will hold open tryouts for the team, Vince reluctantly decides to give a try. Based on a true story. Written by garykmcd