Pasha Patriki – Director of Photography “Air Balloon Circus”

Congratulations to Pasha Patriki on his CSC nomination in the “Short Dramatic Cinematography” category for his work on Air Balloon Circus.

The Canadian Society of Cinematographers

I just recently finished directing a very short animated film called ORANGE for Sook-Yin Lee’s radio show.


On Sat. Sept. 12, 2009 I will be a guest on the show.    I talk with Sook-Yin about the making of the short and the biggest lesson I NEVER learned in school.

SUCK makes it’s world premiere tonight at The Toronto International Film Festival.  Click here to see Trailer.

SUCK Premieres at TIFF

SUCK Premieres at TIFF

 For more screening times click HERE.

Queeny's Lair

Queeny's Lair

Here  (TORONTO STAR) is a little bit about the latest project I’m working on called SUCK.   The film stars Malcolm McDowell,  Alice Cooper, Iggy Pop, Moby, Henry Rollins and a great cast of up and coming young actors.    Looks like it will be released in Oct. 2009.

The Interior Monologue of Gill the Goldfish picked up a gold remi award at WorldFest-Houston last week.  

Worlfest is one of the oldest and largest film & video competitions in the world, with more than 4,500 category entries received from 37 countries in 2007.  No awards are given in any category unless the scores from the juries are high enough to place for honors.

Among the remarkable number of WorldFest discoveries, we include just a few, listed in alphabetical order: John Alvidson, John Badham, Ralph Bakshi, Carroll Ballard, John Boorman, Marty Brest, Michael Cimino, The Coen Brothers, Bryan De Palma, Jonathan Demme, Michael Demme, Atom Egoyan, John Frankenheimer, Leslie Linka Glatter, Charles Guggenheim, John Lee Hancock, Hal Hartley, Randall Kleiser, Ang Lee, Spike Lee, George Lucas, David Lynch, Paul Mazursky, Steve Poster, Robert Rodriguez, John Sayles, Ridley Scott, Steven Spielberg, Oliver Stone, Robert Townsend, Will Vinton, Peter Weir, Hugh Wilson and hundreds more. The winners this year will be the Spielbergs of tomorrow and you can meet them before they are famous.

After its debut at the Palm Springs International Festival of Short Films, “The Interior Monologue of Gill The Goldfish” returns to sunny California once again for two screenings at the Newport Beach Film Festival.    Check it out if you can.

Also, check out a review and interview from Palm Springs HERE!


September 13, 2007