2-WAY Media Appearances

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Missed any of my media appearances discussing my feature film 2-WAY? Click here to catch up on radio interviews and print appearances across New Mexico. And if you haven’t already, please sign on to 2-WAY’s Indiegogo campaign! And we’re on social media with a new post every day: Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Every follow and every like helps us out, as we complete our fundraising and head towards pre-production.

2-WAY on “Cinema Scope”

I’ll be on KSFR‘s weekly program “Cinema Scope” this Friday at 4:30pm MDT, with my 2-WAY co-producer Claudio Ruben and host Stu Goswick. You can pick up the broadcast signal at 101.1FM — or live-stream the broadcast here. (They’re also on TuneIn.) Learn more about 2-WAY and our Indiegogo campaign, which is now in progress. (And know that your signing on to the campaign is tremendously appreciated.)

Announcing 2-WAY’s Indiegogo

On Monday, June 24, my co-producer Claudio Ruben and I announced the pre-launch of 2-WAY‘s Indiegogo campaign on KTRC‘s The Richard Eeds Show. You can listen to the segment here, with a surprise call-in from Santa Fean and congressional candidate Valerie Plame. And you can directly visit our Indiegogo here — which I hope you will.

People often ask me: “Why don’t they make movies they way they used to?” Well, the answer is complicated and multi-faceted — but if you’re looking for a film about the human heart, one that eschews guns, violence, spaceships and superheroes … then 2-WAY is your film. Now we really need your support.

Follow us on Facebook, Instagram and/or Twitter if you haven’t already — every like and follow helps us raise the funds for production.

This Week: Santa Fe Radio Tour

Having toured Las Cruces radio stations last week, I’m hitting the Santa Fe airwaves this week with my co-producer Claudio Ruben to discuss my feature film 2-WAY, and to fully unveil the pre-launch of our Indiegogo campaign (one of several revenue streams that will underwrite the 100% independent financing of this film).

First up, a live appearance on KTRC‘s The Richard Eeds Show, 3pm MDT this Monday, June 24 (1260AM and 103.7FM). And you can listen to the live-stream here (anywhere in the world, how about that?).

If You Missed the Las Cruces Radio Broadcasts…

If you missed the live broadcasts of either of my appearances this week on Las Cruces area radio, fear not!

Listen to a very in-depth interview with 2-WAY co-producer Claudio Ruben and myself conducted by “Speak Up Las Cruces” host Peter Goodman. Originally broadcast June 20, 2019 on Radio Que Tal, KTAL 101.5FM.

And if that’s not enough, listen to a terrific interview with both of us conducted by “PUENTES a la comunidad” host Emily Guerra. Originally broadcast June 22, 2019 on KRWG 90.7 FM.

Both radio interviews will sneak-peek 2-WAY‘s big announcement for June 24. And if you haven’t already, please follow the film on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram!

On Las Cruces Broadcast Radio This Week

ktal-roadrunner_3I’ll be making the rounds of Las Cruces broadcast radio this week, on behalf of my feature film 2-WAY, which I’ve written and am now co-producing with Claudio Ruben of Red Dzambhala Films.

This week’s radio waves tour includes stops at Radio Que Tal, as we spend time with host Peter Goodman on his show “Speak Up, Las Cruces”. Airtime is 9am MDT Wednesday (6/20) on 101.5FM — but you can stream it live here. The segment was pre-recorded, and we’re told we’re coming in at around 45 minutes. It was quite a free-ranging discussion, but it’ll be the first unveiling of our next steps with the film (so kinda exciting!). I hope you can live-stream the show.

KRWG-logoOur next stop is on KRWG-FM, Las Cruces’s NPR station (which provides NPR content across southern New Mexico and into El Paso), headquarted on New Mexico State University‘s campus. We’ll be the primary spotlight on the show “PUENTES a la comunidad” (aka Fronteras), hosted by Emily Guerra. Broadcast time is 5pm MDT Saturday, on 90.7FM — but this can also be live streamed on the station’s home page! We’ll again preview our next steps with the film — so you have two opportunities to get a sneak peek at our big announcement scheduled June 24.

Please follow 2-WAY on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram, if you haven’t already — it really helps us as we reach our 100% independently financed budget goal.

Visiting Professorship, Year 1

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Ringling College Studio Labs panel: L-R, Dylan McDermott, Andy Armstrong, Terry Borst.

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The academic year is coming to a close and that means I’m wrapping up my visiting professorship at Ringling College Art+Design’s Film department. I’m honored to have participated in the mentoring of a number of senior thesis films, along with senior thesis screenplays and one documentary. Additionally, I moderated a Ringling College Studio Labs panel featuring actor/director Dylan McDermott and legendary stunt coordinator Andy Armstrong, and racked up up a lot of frequent flyer miles ping-ponging between Florida and New Mexico.

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Faculty colleague Damon Maulucci and I discovered we shared the identical fashion coordinator.

As the adjacent photo shows, there were moments of levity during the academic year, and perhaps as a consequence, the College has been kind enough to invite me back as Visiting Faculty next year. Since I know my way around Tampa International Airport pretty well by now, I’ve accepted. You can’t have too many frequent flyer miles.

Meanwhile, my feature film 2-WAY moves forward, and in case you haven’t already liked 2-WAY’s Facebook page … your ‘like’ would really be appreciated, as it helps us with potential investors and marketing opportunities. My co-producer and I have moved forward on fundraising, attachments, and distribution, and if all goes well, we’re hoping to shoot in the Fall. Another feature screenplay I’ve written is in “active development”, and I’ll be working on another feature over the summer.

Stay tuned…it should be an interesting rest-of-the-year…

Heading into 2019…

2WayIf you connect with me via Facebook or LinkedIn, you already know that my independent feature film screenplay 2-WAY is headed towards production — targeting Fall 2019 if money and schedules all align.

I’m co-producing the film with partner Claudio Ruben, veteran producer and managing director at Garson Studios, which has been busier than ever hosting film/TV productions these past months. If you haven’t already followed 2-WAY on Facebook, now’s your chance. Our film’s also on Twitter and Instagram: @2waythemovie is our handle everywhere. Every follow helps us, as we continue to work on securing independent funding for the film (not surprisingly, film funding is not easy!).

20181022_183117I’m also headed into my second semester as Visiting Faculty in the Film Department of Ringling College of Art+Design in Florida. It’s been an honor being part of a department that The Hollywood Reporter ranked #15 in the nation, working with highly-motivated and creative undergraduates. It also means I rack up a lot of frequent flyer miles. 🙂

I’ve got another indie feature film screenplay (that I’m also producing) making the rounds of possible financing entities (this one’s still under wraps), and another couple of indie features in development with the hopes of moving them forward in 2019. Stay tuned — and I’ll let you know about any new developments on my professional website/blog here.

2-WAY — it’s everywhere!

Thanks so much to all of you who have already liked our 2-WAY Facebook page; it’s really appreciated! (And if you haven’t yet, this is the perfect time to click on the link and like/follow the page — or you can always search for @2waythemovie in Facebook, and find us.)

Dozens of likes can move us into hundreds of likes which can ultimately move us to thousands of likes. And this is actually really important, as it helps us in lining up territorial pre-sales, product placement, and crowdfunding (it’s 2018, and social media performance helps with everything). This is what independent feature films have to do to gain traction in a very crowded marketplace.

In the meantime, if you also have an Instagram account, we’d love to have you follow us there as well: again, you can search for @2waythemovie — or click on this handy link. While content will overlap between our Facebook&Twitter feeds and our Instagram feed, you’ll definitely find some unique content on Instagram, since we’re trying to communicate solely using perfectly square imagery.  🙂

In the coming days, we’ll let you know how we expect to intersect with New Mexico State University’s Creative Media Institute and Dona Ana Community College’s Creative Media Technology department — and there’ll be lots of other news as well!

New Horizons

2-Way Profile Orig Square too_old shaan.jpgI’ve kept a very low profile online this past year, partly because I’ve still been employed full-time as a screenwriting professor at Santa Fe University of Art and Design, and partly because I’ve been working on several new projects that will gradually begin seeing the light of day in the months ahead.

Thus, I’m very excited to publicly unveil 2-WAY, a feature film screenplay of mine that I’m also exec-producing. As is usually the case these days, my partners and I will be documenting the development, pre-production and production journey of 2-WAY via the Web and social media, and we would love you to share the journey!

You can like 2-WAY‘s Facebook page here, keep tabs on 2-WAY‘s Twitter feed here, and check out 2-WAY‘s Instagram feed here. We’re easily findable using the handle @2waythemovie. And we encourage you to use the hashtag #twowaythemovie if you’re sharing any posts or information with friends (and we really encourage you to do this!). Continue reading “New Horizons”