IN THE MIDDLE
*** Just returned from shooting a spot in the great state of Nebraska. Omaha was kind enough to turn down the heat for me while I was there. Met amazing people, worked with the incomparable John Adams, and enjoyed myself immensely. The spot should start running at the end of the month (in NE). Details soon!
ON THE SIXTH
*** Wrapped up a spot for a cable company this week that took me back to the historic LA Times building in downtown LA. Great location. Makes me want to save the newspaper industry. I'm gonna go buy a paper.
SEE SPOT EAT. AND BANK
*** I have a couple spots up that you may or may not have peeped over the past few weeks. The first is not delivery. It's DiGiorno Pizza Dipping Strips. The other- a smooth looking spot for PNC Bank. Both jobs had an all-star cast and crew and came out beautifully.
*** If you haven't yet checked out the first short I directed, go ahead and do so now! Lie Detector has received over 750,000 views in the last two weeks! Very excited that so many people are watching and (hopefully) enjoying it! Watch it here! And pass it on! Exclamation point!
*** My new spot for PNC is on TV and the interwebs. If you haven't caught it yet, feast your eyes here!
*** I recently completed shooting a couple of commercials that should begin playing sometime in the next few months. Can't really say what they're for, but think money and round food. Not together. Seperate. I'll keep you posted.
*** I'm currently in the thick of editing my new short film 'Cliff'. I should be finished tinkering around with it by March for a Spring premier. In the meantime, go to the official 'Cliff' site at CliffMovie.com. We'll be posting updates, trailers, and other goodies as they're made available.
*** After touring the festival circuit for six months, I am finally able to share with you the short film that I co-produced and directed earlier this year. Ladies and gentlemen please enjoy- Lie Detector!
*** Happy holidays! The fall has been full of wonderful happenings and projects. Chiefly, I co-wrote and directed a new dark comedy short entitled Cliff with my good friend and fellow Sitcoms Blow-er, Dave Shalansky. We wrapped the four day production mid-November and editing will begin shortly. It was an incredbly successful venture and I can't wait to share the finish film with all of you. We anticipate a February release date, so please keep checking back for more updates.
Outside of the directing world, the Shelter Pet Project PSA that I completed a few months back began playing on television this past week, so keep your eyes peeled! Take a look at the finish spot here.
I hope everyone has a beautiful and restful holiday season! Enjoy!
*** Come hang out with me on September 24th @ 8:30pm at the Hollywood Improv (Lab Space) for some wickedly irreverent sketchy laughs! For more info go here!
EVEN BEFORE THE PREVIEWS
*** If you've gone early enough to a movie within the last couple weeks, you might have seen the behind the scenes hosting work I did for Lenovo's latest commercial, Boot or Bust. If not, check it out here!
OPEN UP THAT GOLDEN GATE
*** UPDATE! We screen Friday, September 9th at 7pm at The Roxie theatre in San Francisco! In the area? Come hang out, we'll be there!
*** The short film I directed, Lie Detector, was accepted into the 2011 SF Intl. Shorts Fest! Of the 1600+ films that submitted, only 53 were chosen. We are very honored and excited to be included! The SF Shorts goes from Sept 8-10th. More details soon!
SHELTER PETS (ARE THE BEST PETS)
*** Shot a PSA for the Shelter Pet Project, a great organization whose goal is to raise awareness about pet adoption. Please visit their site and keep an eye out for me in their new TV ad campaign!
*** My sketch group, Sitcoms Blow, is back at it again after a short Summer hiatus. Our next show is Saturday, August 13th @ 8:30pm at the Hollywood Improv's Lab Space. More info here!
DOIN' THE (DIET) DEW
*** Perhaps you've seen me tearing around someone's front yard on a riding mower (from hell!) in my latest commercial for Diet Mountain Dew. If not, here's your chance!
LA SHORTS FEST
*** Earlier this year I directed the short film, Lie Detector, with the Sitcoms Blow gang and today we were accepted into the LA Shorts Fest! The festival takes place July 21st-29th in Hollywood. Screening info to come!
*** Shot a new spot this week with a slew of amazing filmmakers and creatives. Couldn't have had more fun. And I destroyed a fence. On accident. Check out my new buddy Marc Scizak (my stunt double) and I on set!
ALL BY MYSELF
*** My new Miller Lite spot has been seen all over the place- haven't seen it yet? Check it out here!
JUNIOR BIRD MAN
*** Last week I had the pleasure of hosting a behind-the-scenes look at the making of a new commercial campaign for Lenovo. Awesome day but almost vomitted... more info soon!
*** UPDATE! Sitcoms Blow's April 16th, May 7th, May 21st, and June 4th shows ALL SOLD OUT! I'm very grateful to all who came. Miss me? We'll be back in August for more naughty hilarity!
*** The Walgreens/Zyrtec commercial I shot earlier this year is now playing. If you haven't caught it yet, check it out right here!
*** I will be joining the cast of Sitcoms Blow for some sketch comedy madness on Saturday, April 16th at the world famous Improv's Comedy Lab. Regretable things will be said and done.
OH, WHAT A FEELING
*** Shot a commercial down at the LA Convention Center yesterday. Made some great new friends, worked with one of my fav directors- even managed to trespass a little! More to come!
THE LONELIEST GUY
*** My new Miller Lite commercial is on the air! Peek in on a March Madness or NBA play=off game and you'll probably find it. I'll post the spot up once I have it!
*** The spec commercial I directed this past December is completely finished. After some minor tweaks the final cut is available right here!
NEW FRIENDS IN FORMAL WEAR
*** On the first warm day of March, I had the pleasure of shooting a spot with these guys- handsome bunch. I'll post up the commercial as fast as you can say Danny DeVito.
*** Spent the majority of Friday crying into my beer. But worry not friends- it was all in the name of filmed commercial entertainment. Will post when available!
*** Wrapped filming a new commercial with Molly, a 2 1/2 year old St. Bernard- no brandy barrel to be found. Details to come!
TWO AND A HALF HATS
*** EXTRA UPDATE! Our spec has been nominated by the fine people at Zooppa.com as one of the Best of 2010! (You can vote by clicking the link above.)
*** UPDATE! Here's the link for the finished spot. Take a look!
*** I just finished directing my very first project! I produced the 60-second commercial with good friend and photographer, Rich Yodsukar, and it features a few of my extremely talented and very gracious friends (as well as yours truly!). I'll post a link as soon as it's up for viewing!
FROM THE VOICE OF A CHILD
*** My recent Subway commercial, 'Get Your Own', has been picked up and is airing again on network and cable TV. If you haven't seen it yet, check it out here!
WINDOWS + THAILAND
*** My Windows Phone 7 commercial (the hush-hush spot I filmed in Thailand) has started airing! Keep watching your fav shows to catch it on TV, or check it out here via YouTube right now!
*** Wrapped shooting the short film, 'Local Fluff'. Had an AMAZING time and met a bunch of very nice and incredibly talented people! Screening details when I have them.
LIKE MICHAEL "NEO" SCOTT
*** Just signed a deal to play the lead in a short film about the inner workings of the internet! It's kind of like if 'The Matrix' met 'Office Space'. Filming begins in mid-October.
STUNTS 1, PAUL 0
*** Shot a new spot in downtown LA at the LA Times Building. Pro: I did all my own stunts! Con: My left foot is still numb.
STILL *KINDA* HUSH, HUSH
*** Did some ADR for the spot I did in Thailand- it looks stellar! I was told it will begin airing in November so keep your peepers peeled.
*** Wrapped up filming a commercial in beautiful Phuket, Thailand! More details on the spot to come soon!
YES I WOULD LIKE A KICK TO THE FACE
*** Helpful Honda Dealers of SoCal spot began playing on TV and theatres. Check it out here-- Honda Spot
I LEFT MY HEART (AND SOCKS) IN SF
*** Wrapped shooting a short series of webisodes in SF for Teak Digital. Video coming soon!
BUT THERE'S NO NEED TO CRY
*** Just finished working on the short film, 'Spilt Milk'. Should be available to view this fall.