For all my friends out in the blogosphere, here is the release of my novel book trailer, Death Comes At Night. Check it out.
I’d love to get your feedback.
Death Comes At Night is a suspense/thriller novel guaranteed to get your heart racing and keep you up at night reading. Death Comes At Night, the novel, is available for purchase on Amazon.com, Barnes&Noble.com or directly from the publisher, Black Rose Writing. For more information email, DeathcomesatnightNovel@gmail.com.
Nate Cummings as Daniel Monson.
McKenna Cullimore as the Woman
James Dalrymple as the Author
Richard Porter, Camera, Sound, Osmo
Anders Piiparinen, Osmo and Grip
Sterling Elliott, Production Assistant
Meagan Piiparinen, Hair and Makeup
James Dalrymple, Writer, Director, Editor, Composer
Special thanks to Don Wadley for use of his farm.
We shot this video on one of the coldest nights of the year. I had intended to use rain in the video; however, the temperature was near 32ºƒ and McKenna was freezing. And, because this was a volunteer effort, I lost the rain. The cold temperatures did work in our favor as you can see their breath.
Everyone on the crew did a great job. Hopefully, this trailer tweaks your interest enough to buy the book. If it does, let me what you think.
First of all, this is not an advertisement; however…
A week ago, I spent a week in Rockport, Maine, attending the Maine Media Workshop. Maine Media has a number of workshops, most of which I would love to attend. In fact, I met several people who were spending their entire summer attending many, if not all the courses. I can understand why. Rockport is beautiful. The Maine Media workshop is exciting. The subject matter is engaging. And, most importantly, the people you meet are inspiring.
I was attending the Director’s Craft workshop, under the tutelage of Alan Myerson (look him up on IMDB, or, google him). I wanted to brush up on my directorial skills after spending the last few years exclusively working on documentaries. Alan was wonderful to work with. Under his direction, we spent the week working with some amazing actors. Alan took us through the process of auditioning, rehearsing, blocking/staging scenes and finally, shooting a scene. There were nine of us in the workshop. We had plenty of individual attention. We were able to explore our vision with the actors, and help the actors reach a level of performance that was awe inspiring. Alan was perceptive and insightful in helping us expand our directorial skill set. He was kind as he shepherded nine aspiring directors with widely varying skills and experience. And, he was responsible for bringing some amazingly talented actors.
Our days in the workshop were long, exhausting and invigorating. Each morning and each evening, I had a ten minute walk from my hotel to the campus, through a forest and past New England homes and farmhouses. One evening, long after dark, I stopped to consider the day. As I looked through the darkness enveloping a meadow, I saw hundreds, maybe even ten-thousand fireflies. Completely magical. Owl city must have been there before me. The next morning on my way back to campus, I stopped again, to consider the wild flowers where the fire flies had been.
On our last night of the workshop, Maine Media put on an all-you-can-eat lobster feed. There really isn’t anything quite like Maine lobster. After dinner, we watched a show of the weeks production work and then went out with our workshop group for a wrap party. I don’t think any of us were anxious to go back to the real world. However, we all knew that we could go back to our real lives and carry with us the gift of renewal and inspiration our week of hard work had brought.
I came to Maine with a hope to increase my skill set. I gained a wealth of new friends. I left Maine inspired by possibilities.
On my last day there, I turned on my still camera.
I don’t think I have ever seen such vibrant green as in Maine.
All you can eat lobster feed on the last night of our workshop.
70 Camden Street, Rockport, ME 04856
Spider webs are an indication that this hydrant doesn’t get a lot of use. It rains a lot in Maine.
Not sure what it says, but I like it.
In a meadow near campus, wildflowers flourish.
Although they say that if you don’t like the weather in New England, wait a minute. Fortunately, I liked the weather.
Time for a new coat?
I hope the roof doesn’t leak.
Even with more information I still couldn’t figure it out.
The summer days are long. The sunsets are beautifully impressionistic.
Not sure what it does, but it looks kind of cool.
The setting sun creates interesting shapes and lines on the third floor staff residence building.
The weather in New England is harsh. Anything with or without paint is weathered.
In the summer, the weather is inviting. In the winter, wood burning stoves are essential. I’ve never been so cold in my life as the winter I spent in Maine.
Here is the script for the sixth episode of Executive Privilege. This episode is titled, “Underground”.
While John West escapes from the President’s SpecOps search with two vigilante’s, his girlfriend, Jennifer, dines with the President, discovering that drones are targeting John for destruction.
Please read and make comments. We will try and incorporate your comments in the direction of the story. We’ll be launching our kickstarter campaign soon, and, we’re just about ready for cast and crew. Contact me if you’d like to help.
Because I am traveling so much, it is taking longer than I hoped to get things launched. It always takes longer than you hope, anyway. I return from travel in March and we will get serious–really serious–about kickstarter, casting and production. Stay tuned.
In case you want to catch up on previous episodes:
I’ve been planning, for some time, to produce an action/thriller web series. I’m gathering like minded people to work on, work in, and work around the project, moving things forward.
This series is called Executive Privilege. I will post the current episode script on my blog once a week. I would love feedback on the script and comments about the characters, story, plot, etc. Let me know if you have story ideas about what direction you think the story should go. I’ll try and incorporate them into the script.
We are planning on launching a kickstarter, crowd-sourced campaign to raise money for the series. If you are interested let me know, I’ll post details as I have them. I will be blogging regularly about our progress. I’ll share the process and progress as we move forward with funding, production and distribution. Here’s Episode 1: Executive Privilege. Click on the link below to read the script.