If you've wanted to check out the stand-up comedy scene in Anchorage, the First Friday Comedy Showcase at Hard Rock Cafe is the perfect opportunity. Come see some of Alaska's finest stand-up comedians perform, featuring Justin Lawrence Hoyt, Matt Collins, Rudy Ascott, Matt Burgoon, and Greg Rowland, and hosted by yours truly. Click on the poster to be linked to the Facebook event page.
Senshi Con is Anchorage's annual anime and manga convention. If you plan on attending for the first time, here are some terms that might be helpful to know. Click on the image to be linked to the article on Alaska Dispatch News.
It's been a while since I last wrote anything. But if you're looking for a new class to take, maybe check out my suggestions for useful college courses in the most recent issue of the Anchorage Press. Click on the photo to be linked to the article.
Mike Birbiglia, one of my favorite current filmmakers and comedians, recently spoke to The New York Times about the six tips he commonly gives to aspiring artists. Click on the picture for the article.
Organizing the 24-Hour Film Royal is one of the few things I'm proud of and look forward to every year, and making the accompanying documentary is a huge part of that. Spending the day driving around town with my co-organizers is a blast, and visiting the teams and watching them work is inspiring. This year's documentary perfectly encapsulates everything this event was made for: bringing together filmmakers of all skill levels and backgrounds under the same goal of doing what we all love. I'm incredibly proud to be a part of this community of driven and talented storytellers and artists, and I look forward to continue growing it together.
This week I'll be hosting the I Love Anchorage Instagram account, one of the Anchorage Economic Development Corporation's initiatives to make Anchorage the #1 city in America to live, work, and play by 2015. Follow along at instagram.com/iloveanchorage or click on the photo for the link.
Here's another success story about the iPhone's filmmaking capabilities. This one describes how actress Olivia Wilde directed a music video for Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes using an iPhone 6s. Click on the photo to read the story on The Verge.
Check out my latest humor piece for the Anchorage Press about spending Valentine's Day alone. Click on the picture for the article.
Here's the new promo announcing the dates for the 2016 24-Hour Film Royal, as seen last night at Open Projector Night 14.
I'm not really a fan of the whole film festival process, but this one was too perfect to pass up. I'm proud to announce that The Girl I Should've Ended Up With will be screening at the 9th annual Love Actually Film Showcase in New York City on Valentine's Day! Click on the photo for the festival website.