Talking Movies with PenTV – 106 – 89th Academy Awards

It’s long overdue — the 1st official collaboration between Peninsula Television and Thomas Productions has created this sixth episode of Talking Movies with PenTV! Cody Simmons returns to host with our regular guest Garett Weston Thomas about all the deets for the 89th Academy Awards, to be held February 26th, 2017. Best Picture Nominees for Read More …

Now on IMDb: “8 Minutes”!

Welp, awesome. The same day the Electoral College selects Trump to officially be President-elect, my end-of-the-world evaluative short goes up on the Internet Movie Database. If that’s not saying something, I don’t know what is! http://imdb.com/title/tt6343648/ Nonetheless, please enjoy “8 Minutes” below: “It’s the end of the world as we know it…” -R.E.M. http://directorG.com/8minutes

Rage Against the Scenes: Then and Now

It all started with a parody. My first official TAT video in college at CSUMB, “Rage Against the Scenes” in 2004 looked at our class situation and poked light fun of it. Now, more than a decade later, that title resonates deeper for so much more. Our country’s current crisis with the ongoing Dakota Access Read More …

Lipstick on a Pig? Actually… (2008)

There are more than a few parallels my 2008 political short about Sarah Palin, “Lipstick on a Pig? Actually…” are relevant again. First off, it’s presidential election season again. The new candidate that I support happens to be female, emphasizing that gender had nothing to do with it. Thirdly, among the countless reasons why not Read More …

Shared from Vulture: Why Latino Movie Stars Have Never Been More Necessary

This article paints a great picture of the difference between “above the line” and “below the line” filmmakers, and how one group seems to finally have been allowed to enter, and the other, barely a step. I’m referring, of course, to Latino actors, specifically in lead roles. The first two “recent” films that ring a Read More …