It’s been a while since I’ve updated my site. As with everyone else, 2020 has been blah. One day I have an insane amount of energy to create, and other days I barely have the energy to get out of bed. The year has taken a considerable toll on my mental health. The current election certainly is not helping. There has to be a light at the end of the rainbow, right? Yes, I know that is not the saying.
In a rare moment of creativity, I finished the cover to “Lucifer Just Want To Pet Kittens”.
With all of the medical experts suddenly coming out of the woodwork, I can’t decide which doctorate holds more weight. Is it a Google MD, a Wikipedia MD, or WebMd MD? Was it a two-year degree? Four? Eight? Or about 90 seconds? Was there a graduation ceremony with the current COVID19 situation? Which school did they attend? The only school I can find with the online program is Dunning-Kruger University.
I keep reading how people want things to go back to normal. They shouldn’t and here’s why.
Normal is broken. Normal has a history soaked in blood and violence and division. Normal is sexist, racist, elitist, homophobic. Normal is hate. Normal is repression and prejudice. Normal is old beliefs and traditions that need to become things of days past. Normal is just because something wasn’t offensive decade’s ago, doesn’t mean that it isn’t now. Normal is being closed off to facts that can change your mind or alter your beliefs. Normal is denying the truth that you may be wrong. Normal is playing judge, jury and executioner.Normal is what brought us here to right now.
Going back to normal is the worst thing that could happen. Because what used to be considered normal is not, never was, and never should be normal. Hate and intolerance and oppression should have never been normalized. We need to accept that, and be better people moving forward.
Normal was not good enough. Normal should never have been good enough. So here we are at a moment in time where we can and should change normal.
In 2003, singer/songwriter, Toby Jepson released a song called “When Will We Learn” from the Twisted Rhapsodies album. This has been a favorite song of mine for many years, and I’ve been sitting on this idea of a video of intense imagery playing against a song pleading for self-change and hope. I’ve been tinkering with it for months and in light of the current climate, I feel it’s never been more relevant to finish it than now.
This is my first attempt at editing a music video and I used stock footage and video from various news streams.
The four core producers of Logi Lunar Productions are very privileged to have strong, talented women in our lives, and in our social and professional circles. This has brought an amazing level of quality and skill to the production of Dr. Saville’s Horror Show.
60% of the cast and crew of the movie is female. Not because we had a quota to fill, but because we picked the people most qualified to the do the job, and the numbers happened to fall that way. During the writing process, I was cognizant of not falling into the typical 3-1, 5-1 or in the case of the original Star Wars trilogy’s case 12-1 male to female ratio. I don’t want anything I write to fall into a cliche. Equal gender representation is as critical to me as any part of the story. In a world where over 50% of the population is female, having one in five characters female makes zero sense.
We can’t wait to show you the fruits of our labors. I’m damn proud of what we’re accomplishing, and the fact we’ve done it against the typical Hollywood patriarchal blueprint makes it that much more special for me. I’m a strong supporter of equality and I’ve always been surrounded with strong females and role models. This has extended into my writing and some of my favorite characters I’ve written have been female. It makes sense that my first feature length production continues this important part of my life.