Archive - November, 2010

How Are Great Ideas Born?

I’m always looking to be inspired by something. If I can be inspired by one thing each day, I’m living happy. This is pretty rad:

With Where Good Ideas Come From, Steven Johnson pairs the insight of his bestselling Everything Bad Is Good for You and the dazzling erudition of The Ghost Map and The Invention of Air to address an urgent and universal question: What sparks the flash of brilliance? How does groundbreaking innovation happen? Answering in his infectious, culturally omnivorous style, using his fluency in fields from neurobiology to popular culture, Johnson provides the complete, exciting, and encouraging story of how we generate the ideas that push our careers, our lives, our society, and our culture forward.

Thanksgiving with Friends

Our New Film, Sunday At Home

Above is our new film, Sunday At Home, a short where I play a college literature professor who squares off in an “academic pissing” contest. I’d love to know what you think, so feel free to leave a comment below.  Sunday At Home is written and directed by young talent J. Michael Moncrief, who played the teenage boy in Robert Redford’s film The Legend of Bagger Vance (2000).  I’d be very surprised if you don’t hear more about Moncrief in the next five years.  Moncrief is a bona fide talent with a robust knowledge of film history, a well-developed directorial eye, and an astute skill for drawing out the best performances from actors.

I’ve also updated my demo reel.  Please feel free to “like” my Facebook fan page.  I really appreciate your support.  I’ve embarked on a tough, long journey, and I’m making solid progress.  Most importantly, I’m having fun and learning a lot!  Please let me know if I can help you in any way (e.g., PR/marketing tips, Spanish-speaking roles, networking, etc).  Bye for now!