One for sorrow,
Two for mirth,
Three’s a wedding,
Four’s a birth,
Five is Heaven,
Six is Hell,
Seven is the Devil himself.
Our family recently said goodbye to a true warrior in the fight against breast cancer, and I miss her every day. She was one of my favorite people on the planet, truly. I couldn't find a sympathy card I liked, so I made my own.
Friday, May 29, 2020
Wednesday, May 6, 2020
Morty's back! After a five year break, Sir Mortimer returns - just in time to Shelter in Place!
For those of you just meeting Sir Huddlesworth, some background: twenty years ago, I got to play Hamlet in a small production in New York state. One of the actors knew a producer of the Laurence Olivier film, and when I met said producer after the show, he said to me, "You remind me of a young Laurence Olivier...you have a WAYS to go..." It was such a perfect thing to say, in so many ways, and as I told the story to various geniuses, we began to riff on that quote until it spun out into this old, grumpy character, a veteran of the theater with a variety of grudges, and fantastic experiences that may or may not be real, but who cares?
My first Morty video was made twelve years ago, as part of an application for the SF Sketchfest that year. I heard nothing back from the 'fest, but that experience of filming over the course of a long afternoon with two of my oldest friends became one of my most treasured memories, and it made me want to make more. This is Morty's 20th video! Woot.
This video is not meant, in any way, to diminish the experience of those struggling under the weight of Covid-19. As a frontline healthcare worker (an Emergency Department RN), I know firsthand the damage this disease has caused, the suffering both physical and mental. It is, however, important to find relief in joy, in shared experience. If this video brings a smile, my work here is done, and done with great pride.
Friday, April 3, 2020
Friday, March 6, 2020
According to my phenomenal high school director friend, this will be the last production she'll do for a while...possibly ever? I'm hoping she changes her mind, as she's coaxed some great stuff out of me over the years; click the "Show Posters" link to see what I'm talking about!
Saturday, February 1, 2020
A few months ago, my family and I took a surf trip for my brother's birthday. I experimented with filming some stuff, and then I made this video for my dad, whose birthday is today. This is a very special film for me, in that I get to celebrate an incredible tradition in our family, one that's being handed down to the next generation, and one that I've been exceptionally blessed to be a part of. Please click on the picture below to get a taste of all the blue you can handle. Happy Birthday, Dad!