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Movie Work

Most of my film work has been done under the direction and with the collaboration of Larry Blamire, the multi-talented writer/director/actor of a bunch of great films that are now available on DVD. For Larry. I've had the best fun creating monsters, and rayguns, designing rocket ships, ancient idols, opening movie titles, creepy paintings, posters and various fun items for promotion and publicity. Universal Film's "Evan Almighty" is the exception... my expert skills portraying a guy with an easel came in very handy when they needed a "special extra" to portray a guy with an easel.

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The original movie that started it all!
The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra
Originally titled "Johnny Slade's Greatest Hits" this Mafia comedy was a departure for the director, Larry Blamire who co-wrote this with actor John Fiore.
Meet the Mobsters
Larry Blamire's wonderful film about a small town infestation of crawling alien foreheads that begin attaching to people and taking them over and a scientist's experiments to extract foreheadazine but then things go horribly, horribly wrong! Along with a comic book based on characters from the film, I designed the opening titles which were wonderfully animated and brought to life by the incomparable Bill Bryn Russell.
Trail of the Screaming Forehead
Yes! He who must be obeyed returns again!
The Lost Skeleton Returns Again
Filmed in 2006 in Virginia, Universal Picture's "Evan Almighty" (Starring Steve Carell and Morgan Freeman) offered a unique opportunity to create a painting in very unusual circumstances. The comedy concerns a local congressman, Evan Baxter (Steve Carell) who is instructed by God, (Morgan Freeman) to build an ark. The set was gigantic. Fully half the length of the ark was built on site. In the movie, as the ark is built, crowds gather and a carnival atmosphere surrounds the construction. I was hired to act as just a background element, an artist who had set up his easel to paint this monstrous ship.
Evan Almighty
It's the 1930s and the family of the late Sinas Cavinder gather for the reading of his will in the creepy Cavinder mansion. They find themselves being murdered one by one by a mysterious phantom while two rival reporters compete for the scoop. Written and directed by Larry Blamire, this film (available on DVD) is a brilliant send-up of the "Old Dark House" movies of the 30s and 40s.
     For this film, I painted nine large creepy familiy portraits in the space of two weeks. Though painted digitally, I employed classical portrait techniques using a digital stylus and tablet. The artwork was uploaded to Hollywood where it was printed on a large format printer, then mounted and framed and hung on the Cavinder Mansion set by production designer Anthony Tremblay. What a cool and fun project to be involved in!
Dark and Stormy Night
What if flying carrier rigid airships had been operating in the Pacific Theater during WWII?