MayDay Film Festival Official Selections

The MayDay Film Festival has become a great tradition in Evansville, Indiana. It’s been a few years since I had a film screened there, but I’m very proud to announce that I had a hand in producing four films screening at the film festival.

Two of the short films are based on short stories from the book Robot/Girlfriend. Cindy Maples’ horror short “Out of My Mind” has been tearing up the film festival scene and will screen in front of her hometown crowd. “I Almost Married a Man from Outer Space,” a short I directed and co-produced with my good friend Giavanna Signorelli, will also be shown at MayDay.

The Bowling Green Massacre,” a parody inspired by a gaffe made by a certain political figure a few months back, will make its film festival debut at MayDay. Claude D. Miles and I produced this poignant and ridiculous send up of the greatest tragedy that never happened on American soil.

Finally, my friend Giavanna’s short film “Species Survival Plan” will also be shown at MayDay. Gia and I co-write this little sci-fi comedy that captures an alien civilization’s attempt to save mankind by transplanting an unlikely “mating” pair to an intergalactic zoo.

The MayDay Film Festival takes place May 19-20 in Evansville, Indiana. For event information visit their Facebook page or the official website.

I Almost Married a Man from Outer Space!

married-posterEarlier this week, I posted about two short films, based on stories in the book Robot/Girlfriend, that will be playing in film festivals. Today I decided to share another short film based on a Robot/Girlfriend story.

It was my pleasure to work with one of my favorite fellow writers, Giavanna Signorelli, a few months ago on two shorts. Gia and I first worked together nearly twenty years ago, when I was a youth drama leader at our church and she was just in high school. We had a blast on this shoot, and if things go the way we hope, this is just the first of many collaborations between the two of us.

Enjoy!