In 2003 I took an adult acting class at Civic Theater of Allentown. I made two good friends, Mark who I am still friends with to this day and Robin who I ended up collaborating with on these two short films.
The First Film was made for a Canadian Film Fest called the 1 min film fest. The story had to be 60 seconds the credits weren’t included in the run time. My first paper cut is about a woman that cuts her tongue while licking an envelope. It was originally planned to be a bit more violent but I like this version more I think. There were also thoughts on making the film a bit more sexual, that’s why the envelope lick is a tad bit erotic. I had a mad crush on Robin (She was a Veterinarian Professor at Delaware Valley College and alas she was also married, which is probably why our friendship was cut short. I had also planned to direct a political rewrite of a Charlie Brown Christmas at the College but because there wasn’t a theater department, there were no funds and the project fell through.)
**Note the audio/video aint that great because my only means of record at the moment are using the video on my still camera shot off the TV, slightly better because these films were saved to DVD**
MY FIRST PAPER CUT (2004)
Oh before I move onto the second film. Asparagus Films was the production name I used for all the short films I made if hyphened with another branding it was a collaboration. Out of thin air was supposed to be improv type films I had hoped to continue to make with Robin. Sadly we only made one other film that I don’t want to showcase because it’s pretty awful, that film was called Sociopath:Red. The next film on the other hand is by far one of my all time favorite short films (none of my films ever made it past the festival circuit for good reason they were either poorly acted or fragmented ideas) this film has some very cool imagery to it, it is a bit of a nightmare.
It was made with Robin and an Indian guy named Tulsi. I met Tulsi through my friend Kroeger and Tulsi said he had acting experience as a kid and was a pleasure to work with I just didn’t much care for him as a person (He seemed to enjoy pushing my buttons at times) This film also features a poem called “Unapproachable” written by a fellow poet from Allentown named Sharon Kozden written for the film.
P.S. I Love You (2004)