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Gender MALE
Industry Arts
Occupation Owner of ReelsurReal
Location New Jersey, United States
Introduction My formal education is in music and film having studied Electric Jazz Bass Performance and Composition at MSM and Film Production at NYU. I never earned a degree and instead spent years getting fired from one dead-end job to another and working in various musical projects. I then started a company called Avical in my early thirties that provided video calibration and consulting services throughout the United States. Eight years later, tired of living out of a suitcase and being a member of the Frequent Flyer Club, I sold it. After a year in hiatus, I started another company called ReelsurReal (https://bit.ly/RsRYouTube), which is a film production company of sorts. We plan on releasing our feature film THEMS (http://themsthemovie.com) towards the end of 2012. It will mix 50's camp with 70's grindhouse. I'm also working on another project called 86 Crumbs (http://86crumbs.com/), which is a site devoted to the myriad of unpleasantries that one must endure while working at a restaurant and should be completed by February 2012.
Interests Classic B&W cinema most especially 50's Sci-Fi/Horror, although I'd be remiss if I didn't include cheesy 60's Sci-Fi, 70's Grindhouse and Italian Horror. Let's see, what else. Oh yes, making music with friends, background music that perfectly stimulates and elevates the moment, traveling to super-hip places and imagining what it would be like living there, mid-century furniture, writing things that make me laugh hours later and eating ice cream.
Favorite Movies I am a HUGE fan of 50's-60's sci-fi/horror as well as 70's-80's Grindhouse/horror. Some notable titles would include, The Day The Earth Stood Still, The Monolith Monsters, Curse Of The Demon, The City Of The Dead, Them!, The Abominable Snowman, The Quatermass Xperiment, The Blob, Invasion Of The Body Snatchers, The Curse of Frankenstein, Dracula (Hammer), The Thing From Another World, The Mole People, Fiend Without A Face, The Crawling Eye, Bride Of The Monster, The Deadly Mantis, The Incredible Shrinking Man, Plan 9 From Outer Space, Night Of The Ghouls, Forbidden Planet, It! The Terror From Beyond Space, Night Of The Eagle, The Green Slime, Peeping Tom, Black Sabbath, Black Sunday, 2001, Robinson Crusoe On Mars, Carnival of Souls, Night of the Living Dead, Dawn of the Dead, Blacula, Three The Hard Way, Halloween, The Asphyx, Phantasm, The House With Laughing Windows, Deep Red, The Brood, Eraserhead, Burnt Offerings, Susperia, Phenomena, The Beyond, Dark Night Of The Scarecrow, The House By The Cemetery, The Fog, The Thing, etc. All of the films above I find to be extremely fun to watch. When I'm looking for more serious fair, however, I usually turn to the classics. My favorite films are actually Casablanca and La Belle et la Bête. I also love The Rules Of The Game, King Kong (okay... it's not so serious!), Citizen Kane, The African Queen, Grand Illusion, M, Children of Paradise, Great Expectations, The Third Man, The Hidden Fortress, Seven Samurai, The Seventh Seal, The Wages of Fear, etc. In other words, most of the stuff that Criterion puts out! LOL
Favorite Music As Charlie Parker once said, there are only two kinds of music - good and bad. Yes indeed. But, the stuff that really moves me, the stuff that I like to sing along with in my car be it a vocal or instrumental part, the stuff where I imagine I'm a conductor leading an orchestra or a member of some underground band living as a bohemian in Manhattan's Lower East Side would include Alice Coltrane's Journey In Satchidananda, Bach's Cello Suites as played by Yo Yo Ma, Mile's Davis' Nefertiti, David Sylvian's Brilliant Trees, Gone To Earth and Secrets of the Beehive, Portishead's self-titled and Dummy, Jeff Buckley's Grace, Pat Metheny's Bright Size Life, Hugo Largo's Metal, EVERYTHING that Dead Can Dance or Nick Drake recorded, most Radiohead, most Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Joy Division's Closer, Cocteau Twins up to Blu-Bell Knoll, The Cure's Pornography, Dalis Car, John Coltrane's A Love Supreme, Brian Eno's Another Green World, Music for Airports and Apollo, Blonde Redhead's Misery is a Butterfly, The Cinematic Orchestra's Every Day, Cowboy Junkies' Trinity Sessions, Lisa Germano's Geek The Girl, Philip Glass' soundtrack to La Belle et la Bête, PJ Harvey's Dry, Rita Lynch's All Dressed Up, Japan's Tin Drum, Daniel Lanois' Acadie, Mazzy Star's So Tonight That I Might See, Sigur Rós up to (), The Smiths, Massive Attack's Mezzanine, Puccini's Turandot, okay...I'm going to stop now because I can keep going and going...