On New Year’s Eve 2018, I woke up at 5:30 a.m. In a way that kind of crystalizes this now ending year. Back in the day, I slept long after the sun had risen. The nights went late and the days were shorter. Midnight was the creative hour and the sunrise was an accomplishment. But these days, 11 p.m. is […]
Happy holidays: My Big Break issue 5 to be released Nov. 26
I have to admit that when I first saw the teaser for James Franco’s Disaster Artist, I was captivated. The takes, the missed lines, the missed marks! Yes, it pretty much happened that way. I arrived midway through the shoot that day, as I was scheduled to shoot after that scene wrapped. But the scene from Disaster Artist only told […]
Making the sausage: Behind the scenes of My Big Break
It has been quite the year so far. Most importantly I got married in April. We got married in our own backyard, a product of our own creation from the food served to the ceremony theatrics and site plan. It was the biggest undertaking of my life and I invited all my friends! All joking aside, it was an unforgettable […]
She’s no longer my future wife, Issue 4 and other revelations
Sooooo much has happened since my last blog post. First and foremost to I got married. Crazy! Took me 40 years, but sometimes it takes that long to find the right person. The good thing is that now I can stop calling her my future wife. ? Up next on the horizon … comic book time. For those of you […]
Out with the old and in with the new
Congratulations to James Franco for winning Best Actor at The Golden Globes tonight. What a mighty way to kick off 2018, and it’s been a lovely ending to a beautiful 2017. To close the year, the other day my fiancé and I shed our Christmas tree of ornaments and lights, removed the stockings from the mantle and left the family […]
By now some of you have seen The Room Actors Where Are They Now. It’s a funny, and at times grotesque look at how the biggest film cult phenomenon of this century affected the actors who starred in it. This is Robyn Paris’ creation, who played Michelle in The Room. She wrote and directed it and now it is showing […]
Like this meme, except pretend it’s Denny
The calm before the storm has long since come and gone. The Disaster Artist has landed a successful opening campaign that has left me in a bit of a whirlwind over the last month or so. I was lucky enough to have a friend’s dad who is a local film critic here in Arizona who was able to get me […]
Permission to Come Aboard!
Welcome to my new and improved website. I consider it my cyber home. A place where I can go whenever I want to take stock, look inward, talk things out and share with others. One of the significant purposes of this website is to make announcements about projects I am working on. I have been working on My Big Break […]
Episode 17 – The Room Actors Where Are They Now?
On this episode we talk to Robyn Paris and Philip Haldiman. Robyn and Philip tell us what life was like on set of The Room, the experiences of working with Tommy Wiseau and their evolvement in the Room Actors Where Are They Now mockumentary. Listen to the Mark and Me Podcast.
Philip Haldiman Was in The Room …
… Now He’s Making a Comic Book About It Three movie nerds are sitting outside The Coronado, talking about weird continuity gaffes in Tommy Wiseau’s The Room. In particular, they’re talking about the scene where the boyish Denny is eating an apple while climbing up a staircase … Read the story by Ashley Naftule at Phoenix New Times.