Thursday, April 8, 2010

ARTICLES OF WAR Now Available Online!

After a year-long festival tour that sent my 35 MM print of ARTICLES OF WAR zipping across the country more than a few times, I'm excited to announce that the entire film is having its online premiere...


The front page of has multiple viewing options (including the best possible way to see the movie outside of a theater... 1080p, 720p, and 480p HD Quicktime), but the film can also be watched (and commented on!) over at Vimeo and YouTube:

Quicktime HD

Finally, on behalf of my myself and my insanely talented crew, I'm asking everyone I know a small favor: If you enjoyed ARTICLES OF WAR, please pass the word (or Tweet, or MyFace, or... you know, use whatever new awesome, vaguely baffling verb that's busy transforming the way we talk to each other).

Truth is, word of mouth is everything when it comes to promoting these movies (and the people who make 'em), and I'd love for ARTICLES OF WAR to be seen by as many people as possible.

In the time it took me to make this film, the Internet became the world's most amazing film festival, and even though I'm busy writing my next project, I can't wait to hear what the world thinks of this one...

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Fall Festival Tour

I'm proud to announce that ARTICLES OF WAR will be racking up the frequent flier points this fall, as the film is headed on an epic cross-country tour to screen in a wide variety of excellent film festivals:

First up is the 10th Annual San Diego Asian Film Festival, where I'll be making a personal appearance on Saturday, October 17th when the film screens as part of the popular Animation Program at 2:30 PM.

ARTICLES OF WAR then heads East to the Windy City, where it will have its Chicago premiere on Saturday, October 24th at 5 PM as part of the "Cutting Hedge Animation" program at the 26th Annual 2009 Chicago International Children's Film Festival.

Then it's off to the 6th Annual Big Apple Film Festival, where the movie will have its New York premiere on Friday, November 6th at 6 PM at the Tribeca Cinemas (just one subway stop away from my beloved West Village, where I spent a couple of years making the movie!)

Finally it's back to the Midwest when the movie screens on Saturday, November 14th at 5 PM as part of the 18th Annual St. Louis International Film Festival.

Click here for a complete list of screening times and theater locations.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

ARTICLES OF WAR Canadian Premiere

I'm very proud to announce that ARTICLES OF WAR will make its Canadian debut at the 2009 Montréal World Film Festival (also known as the Festival des Films du Monde).

The film is paired up with a feature film, ONE WAR (ODNA VOYNA) and is screening on Friday, September 4th at 7:20 PM at the Quartier Latin Cineplex in Montréal.

Comic-Con 2009 Recap

I had an absolute blast last month in San Diego at my very first Comic-Con. After ARTICLES OF WAR screened, I went up on stage along with three key crew members (from left to right: editor Jeff Yorkes, composer Ryan Shore, actor Clay Adams, and Yours Truly) to answer questions from the crowd.

I've loved every screening I've been to, but this one was extra special.

After the screening, I had three full days to explore the convention hall, listen into panels, and just generally wander around with wide open eyes (the Weta Workshop booth was probably my favorite place to drool over collectibles and props).

I even got to meet my favorite member of the Muppet Orchestra, Rowlf! I gotta find a way to get him a copy of my film...

Saturday, July 18, 2009

ARTICLES OF WAR goes to Comic-Con

I'm thrilled to announce that ARTICLES OF WAR will have its California premiere at the Comic-Con International Independent Film Festival at the San Diego Convention Center.

Everyone attending Comic-Con on Friday, July 24th can see the film in Room 26AB at 1:10 PM. I'll be appearing along with editor Jeff Yorkes, composer Ryan Shore, and actor Clay Adams. We'll all be available to answer questions at a panel after the screening - if you like what you see, please be sure to stop by and say hello.

This will be my first appearance at Comic-Con, and after spending years reading about the event (first in various fanzines in the 80s and 90s, then on the Web), I'm sort of amazed that I'm finally going to get to wander through the various exhibits, presentations, and merchant stalls. If you see me with a particularly tortured expression on my face, it's just because I'm trying hard not to spend my life savings on some obscure vinyl toy that I. Must. Own. Now.

Thursday, April 2, 2009


Just a quick note to to let everyone know that ARTICLES OF WAR is now on Facebook. Click on over and become a fan today!

April Screenings

ARTICLES OF WAR is playing 3 festivals in April - the Atlanta Film Festival, the Nashville Film Festival, and the Newport Beach Film Festival.

Actor Clay Adams and I will be attending the Atlanta event in person and participating in a Q&A after the screening, so if you happen to make it, please say hello. It's my first visit to Atlanta (not counting the sprawling Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport), and I'm really looking forward to it.

Atlanta Film Festival

Friday, April 17 at 10:30 PM
Monday, April 20 at 5:00 PM

Landmark Midtown Art Cinema
931 Monroe Drive
Atlanta, GA 30308
(678) 495-1424

Nashville Film Festival

Saturday, April 18 at 7:00 PM
Monday, April 20 at 3:15 PM

Green Hills Cinema
3815 Green Hills Village Drive
Nashville, TN 37215
(615) 269-5772

Newport Beach Film Festival

Thursday, April 30 at 3:45 PM

Edwards Island 2
999 Newport Center Drive
Newport Beach, CA 92660
(949) 640-1971