Right now two films that I have speaking roles in are being presented at the Cannes Film Festival and Market. They are Darkstone Entertainment’s Plan 9 and Troma Entertainment’s newest production Occupy Cannes. But I haven’t checked in for a while, so I’ll overview what is up with my life, starting back in February…
In mid February I was a guest at Mysticon, Roanoke, Virginia’s premiere film festival and convention (click the above photos to see them larger). I spoke on some panels, and a film I co-produced and had a speaking role in, Plan 9, screened to hundreds of people, was very well received and won awards. Another movie, my third feature film as a writer/director/producer/composer/editor and star, titled ‘Rednecks,’ screened there to a decent audience as well.
In between spending a lot of time with his two sons, Rowan, age 7, and Ivan, age 4, John started a band with his good friend David Frost (on guitar) and his little sister Tayza on drums. The band is called Animals From Outerspace. As of today they have 12 original songs. The first they already went into the studio and recorded, as well as John produced a music video for it. You can see their first song here: “Perfect Girl.”
John and his band Animals From Outerspace are planning on going into the studio this June (2014) to record their first full album of 11 songs (12, including the already recorded “Perfect Girl.”) over the Summer and Fall John is planning on producing and directing all 11 original music videos for these original songs. and over the remainder of 2014 John’s plans are to continue with his band Animals From Outerspace, playing live shows and pressing a physical album of their music as well as producing a feature length DVD of all of their music videos and their best live show(s) as well as interview or behind the scenes and other footage. You can see video footage of Animals From Outerspace rehearsing their songs here.
That’s it for now! I wish everyone the best for this summer and the remainder of 2014!