Tagged: walt before mickey

What Is Acting? – My Subjective Opinion

We now live in a world where the majority of acting (and music for that matter or “insert here”) has been relegated to being solely a popularity contest. A recent article came out stating that Hollywood was now casting 7% based on talent and the rest based on “how popular you are” on Instagram, Twitter, […]

Determination – The Story Of The Brooklyn Bridge

As Walt Before Mickey starts to hit theaters and as my new film, Brandini, takes shape, I see a common theme with both projects: determination. A willingness to never give up, no matter what the odds. Despite what others may tell you, despite what others may think, you can not take determination and desire for […]

My Birthday and Kanye West

Today was my 43rd birthday. I was overwhelmed with well wishes. Between FB messages and posts, phone calls, texts, emails, etc. over 600 people reached out to me. It was very humbling and I’m extremely appreciative of everything. I realize that there is nothing more important than having a loving family and great friends. I’m […]

Walt Visits The White House

I truly don’t have many “bucket list” items in my life. Why? Because I assume that I will get to everything I want to do and accomplish in due time. Despite my 43 year old birthday looming, I don’t feel any urgency to get things “in” or done because the proverbial time is slipping away. […]

Walt Before Mickey Premiere A Rousing Success

Well, after 18 months of waiting, Walt Before Mickey, finally had it’s premiere festival release at The SkyWay International Film Festival on Friday June 12th. It was a rousing success. The film was extremely well received and we got so much great feedback from industry professionals and theatre goers alike. They couldn’t believe the film […]

Walt’s Rotating Phone and Movie Magic

Walt Before Mickey had an incredible production design department who gave the movie that authentic look. From picture cars to furniture to the artwork to the period cameras, WBM has a look that is rarely found in a small budget feature. With that small budget often comes the need for creativity and improvisation, especially when […]

Brandini is Finished and Walt Premiere’s in 3 Weeks!

A few milestones were reached this week. Brandini, my latest film, a collaboration with Kvibe Productions, LLC is now complete and our developmental reading went unbelievably. The actors all did a fantastic job and it gave me the opportunity to put the finishing touches upon the 2nd draft. We are now ready for the financing […]

Walt Before Mickey – Single Coverage

So, in filmmaking, it is always said that you want as much “coverage” as possible. To a lay person, what does that mean? Well, it means that you’d like as many angles of the scene you are shooting as you can. Wide Shots, Medium Shots, Close Ups, Two Shots, Single Shots, Establishing shots, Medium Close, […]

Brandini and Tom Cruise

This was a busy last week. Last Tuesday I auditioned for the latest Tom Cruise movie called MENA. It was a small part… a very small part. BUT, last Friday I was informed that I booked the part. Hey, it’s a Tom Cruise movie, right? Directed by Doug Liman, the man behind Swingers, Bourne Identity […]

George Plots Walt’s Demise – Walt Before Mickey

More behind the scenes from Walt Before Mickey, folks. In this scene, George Winkler (me, Frank Licari, is in the midst of persuading one of Walt Disney’s main directors, Fred Harmon, to join him and Charles Mintz over at Snappy Comedies. Mintz’s plan is to sign all of Walt’s animators over to his company and […]