December 20, 2008

NEWS: S.W.I.P.E. Wrapped

After a long, exciting week, Wade and I wrapped production on the first three episodes of our Fox Atomic web series, S.W.I.P.E.

We survived the worst winter storm to hit LA in years (sleet, people, sleet in Los Angeles... An omen?), overcame our general lack of experience, and were fortunate to work alongside some really talented folks.

The footage looks amazing, and we can't wait to start editing...

Joel Spence (as Special Agent Herschel Norton) and Max Hartman (as Special Agent Billdog Hicks) prepare for a good, old-fashioned interrogation.


At the recent HDFest in Los Angeles, the doc we worked on, FOOD FIGHT, picked up another award: The HDFEST Deffie Award for Best HD Documentary Feature.

Congrats to director Chris Taylor and editor Miranda Yousef!

We had a blast working on the film with you.

December 8, 2008


This past weekend, the IDA (Independent Documentary Association) held its annual award ceremony at the DGA, and the doc we wrote the narration for, FOOD FIGHT!, won the 2008 Audience Award. Pretty cool honor!

Here's a link to the Variety coverage.

In addition, the film has been invited to a bunch of other festivals. HD FEST LA, Whistler Film Fest, Asheville Film Fest, and the Mammoth Film Fest.

Congrats to everyone who worked on this awesome doc! We're honored to have been a part of the creative process.

December 5, 2008


Fox Atomic Digital will be producing a new webseries Wade and I created called S.W.I.P.E. this December. We're in pre-production right now, as a matter of fact. Oh, did I mention we'll also be directing the episodes?

S.W.I.P.E. is an action/comedy that follows two members of a special division of the FBI dedicated to mercilessly upholding the copyright restrictions on music, movies and video games.

For Special Agents Billdog Hicks and Herschell Norton, no infraction is too small, no use of force is too excessive. Combining a fanatical devotion to justice, an intricate knowledge of DRM encryption techniques, and a penchant for unnecessary violence, these two devoted lawmen put the cop back into copyright protection.

We pitched it as a series that blends the testosterone-fueled grit of THE SHIELD with the Byzantine legal provisions of the Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998.

They loved it and asked for three episodes.

The madness begins.

Stay tuned for further details...