Jun 25 2006

A Midsummer Night’s Brief Update

Published by at 8:21 pm under Devil To Pay,Good News/Bad News

I haven’t posted much lately. Work and some unexpected traveling have kept me busy. Also, I’m lazy. Also, there hasn’t been much fun news to report. But there are two developments worth mentioning.

A New Attachment

We’ve got a new director on board the Lucy Liu project (DEVIL TO PAY) — Antonia Bird.

This is exciting news. Antonia is a fine director (Priest, Mad Love). She made The Hamburg Cell, an excellent, understated film about the 9/11 terrorists. It’s an interesting piece because the protagonists are about as unsympathetic as you can get (i.e. mass murderers) and there are no real antagonists in the story. Ordinarily, that’s a recipe for a flat, conflict-challenged film. Yet, somehow it works extremely well.

I can’t wait to see what Antonia does with my script.

Meet My Shorts

Another, smaller recent development is that my short film, DUST DEVIL, is now online.

A special thanks to Rod Ramsey for making that happen (despite my total lack of cooperation).

The short played at last year’s LA Shorts festival, Shriekfest and the Haydenfilms Online Film Festival. It’s a flawed film, but there’s a lot about it that makes me proud. Also, everybody involved busted their ass on it, and I think it serves as a fine show reel for several of them.

Please check it out and lemme know what you think.

4 responses so far

4 Responses to “A Midsummer Night’s Brief Update”

  1. matt spiegelon 12 Jul 2006 at 4:47 pm

    Gilvary from Emerson, is this you? Yes I think it is.
    Syd Barrett is dead, I’m listening to Opel, and thought about you. Google magic, moments later.
    Read some of the blog…you seem to be doing well. Hope so…
    Matt Spiegel

  2. Michael Gilvaryon 18 Jul 2006 at 12:19 pm

    Spiegel! Yes, it is me, from Emerson. I knew when I started this blog that all sorts of unsavory characters from my past would crawl out of the woodwork.
    Heh. Just kidding. I emailed you.
    - Michael

  3. Denise P. Meyeron 22 Jul 2006 at 2:45 pm

    Hey, Michael—
    Just clicked your link from a WA post and saw your great news about Antonia Bird. I’ve been a fan of hers for years. I can’t wait to hear about your experiences working with her, and of course I’m looking forward to the film. So HUGE congrats…and I kinda hate you now, but in a good way. :-)

  4. Michael Gilvaryon 22 Jul 2006 at 3:22 pm

    Thanks, Denise. You’re in good company. I hate me too.