Wednesday, August 21, 2013

I've consolidated my video business on a site

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new reel coming soon.

Friday, August 2, 2013

"Baseball", 5 mins short film

A man must recall from memory the opening lines of The Great Gatsby to placate a suspicious girlfriend.

Baseball is wonderfully subtle, layer upon layer — like some literary version of Inception — of falsehood, whose self-aware concessions a kind of odd “truth” may surface from. 
-Jimmy Chen (portable)

Check out the comments on this preview screening we did on htmlgiant, also.

 Laura Black and Zachary German, in Baseball (2013) 5 mins.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Adam's Summer Purgatory, 2008 (2013)

Thought Catalog has published an ebook of my writing from five years ago, which I edited into a cohesive dramatic narrative just recently. The book is called "Adam's Summer Purgatory, 2008 (2013)" and is a no-lies account of a challenging period in my life. I owe thanks to Brandon Gorrell, who put many hours into making it the best thing it could be, and to Brad Troemel, who designed the cover.

You can buy Adam's Summer Purgatory 2008, (2013) for a few dollars on itunes or amazon.

A review by Erik Baker can be read here.

Below: Brad's original cover (right) and the final published cover.

Friday, February 22, 2013

New Film Sites

Franz Otto Ultimate Highballer (2010)

Shitty Youth (2012)

Monday, January 21, 2013

American Intrigue #1

A new PDF arts journal formatted for an iphone, 152 pages, available for free, by clicking here.

American Intrigue #1 features a very long interview with Eugene Kotlyarenko, a collaborative essay with Brad Troemel, correspondence with Tao Lin and Ariana Reines, Status Updates by Amber Steakhouse, and photography by Jonathan Owen Black. Additionally, Zachary German and Alec Niedenthal review books by Justin Taylor and Marie Calloway.

Additionally: a post by me at The Jogging, an essay and playlist at Thought Catalog

Thursday, January 17, 2013

World's Greatest Mining Exporationist (short film)

My brother and I spent a day with David Lowell, a successful octogenarian mining prospector, at his ranch near Nogales, Arizona. I am very happy with how this short film turned out - watching it makes me feel calm.

For more on Lowell check out Tommy's essay on or Business Insider.

UPDATE: The film is now part of the National Mining Hall of Fame.