I wanted to finally pop on and introduce myself and give you a general idea of what I'm all about. First off I'm a 43 year old man child with Wife and Teenage Son, who is still very much obsessed with the 80s and the pop culture that came along with it. I'm a genre movie fan and love me some comics,...Expand post
I wanted to finally pop on and introduce myself and give you a general idea of what I'm all about. First off I'm a 43 year old man child with Wife and Teenage Son, who is still very much obsessed with the 80s and the pop culture that came along with it. I'm a genre movie fan and love me some comics, toy collecting, movie props/posters, absurd comedy and being who you are unabashedly. I'm an open book and generally a very happy, weird and silly guy. After seeing A Nightmare on Elm Street with my Mother in 1984 and coveting my family's video camera that Christmas, I began to make back yard comedy, horror, fantasy, fan films. In the winter of 1991 I decided I would really start taking it more seriously and began to write short scripts and put a name to what I was doing..."Low Budget Pictures" was born and from then on until 2011 I pretty much made my meager dreams a reality and made nothing but no budget comedy horror. In 1993 my stuff on VHS was distributed through a small company in Texas called Cemetery Cinema and in 2001 I began making flicks for Tempe Entertainment. Over the years I have made movies for several very small and indie geared distribution studios and in 2011 I stopped making flicks under the Low Budget Pictures name and started going under the name Warlock Home Video. I have made over 60 short films and features, been written about in magazines and film books, shoot features in 2 to 3 days, been featured on national television, have garnered a nice cult following for my brand of weird, off putting, goofy absurd comedy horror, for 20 years have been working with the same group of people ( who are also my best friends and the most loyal people on the planet) and have traveled all over the country to conventions and film fests since 1993 spreading the word on our particular brand of "art". In February 2021 I am celebrating 30 years of doing this from when I first started to take it seriously, which is a really great feeling and I'm proud of the things I have accomplished...however, I have been battling with a love hate relationship for making movies for several years now and I question daily if I should keep pushing forward or not. After all of this time, blood, sweat, tears, absurdity, I am broke. I know that is common for us indie filmmakers. financially at this stage in my life, I truly have nothing to show for it. So many times over the years I thought to myself, "This may be the year I can do this for a LIVING" and take care of my family the way I have always wanted to.....and then POOF!! The chance leaves as easily as a busted fart in the wind. You always tell yourself that you are NOT doing this for the money, but the passion...well after so long, I would really LOVE to make money off of my passion, ha! I have never known how or where to go about finding an agent/manager and frankly all of the more established people I have worked with through my my flicks have always poo poo'd the idea which discouraged me even more. I have 2 written scripts sitting collecting dust and one I'm working on currently but my demons say, "what's the point, why try when all these years a wider audience has eluded you", but my optimistic side says "Fuck it, ya never know what could happen, you still have time, you're still young!" I figured I would come here and get some perspective. Try to connect with others who may be in the same boat, who may inspire me to stay on target and may just find some Producers, Agents, FRIENDS that want to help on my journey to being a first class visual tom foolerist who would like an audience as big as Adult Swim to see his brand of absurd comedy. Should the dream live on!???