One-Reeler Silent Movies gave me a key to a world where daydreaming the movies became a way of life & where American Cinema was King until the European New Wave swept me & my generation.
At UCLA & Berkeley, going for broke in the freewheeling filmmaking spirit of the late 60’s, I wrote, produced, and directed ‘Made in Wonderland’, a 16 mm B&W feature film about the Free Speech Movement on a college campus.
With that under my belt, I turned screenwriter; ‘The Last Romantic’, ‘Nebraska Sue’, ‘Love of Lilah’, ‘Birds of a Feathers’, ‘Wenonah’, ‘Adventures of A Jewish Gardner in The City of Angels’, ‘A Long Ride Home’, gathered praise & money, until good, hands-on filmmaking came calling once again.
FallCreekPictures is an independent filmmaking outfit where bridging daydreaming movies & making movies, as daringly as early filmmakers made them, we produce content that is alive with a true love for moving pictures.
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On edge, his wits on fire & full of voices, The Prince of Denmark becomes each & every one of Elsinore’s Players. Making them his own, no holds barred, Hamlet acts them out fully, capturing the maddeningly conflicted states he struggles with in order to find himself. Recorded live in the round with a clarity of purpose deeply ingrained in the playwright & his hero’s words, words, words, the film captures Shakespeare’s play with electrifying energy & a renewed sense of purpose.
In Pre-Production in NYork City
Elena, a well known NYork City dancer is in danger, afflicted with ‘Broken Heart Syndrome’, a medical condition triggered by the sudden disappearance of her lover dance partner Bruno, and made dangerous by her refusal to take her meds during the ongoing Omicron Epidemic. Running her ‘iDance NYork!’ biz, she performs to order, alone at night on various iconic City Sites, the duets she used to perform with Bruno.
Rushing from one NYork Site to another, Elena dances to the wild beat of her unruly heart, and as she notices that her fingers, her hands, then her face are turning 'Omicron Light Blue', she believe that she sees the presence of Bruno, rushing ahead of her, following her, even dancing with her briefly, only to find out that her heart is giving out and that her entire body is now turning 'Omicron Dark Blue'.
When she becomes aware that her best friends, Colin an MD and Samuel a Farmer, are in town to take her back home to get proper treatment for her heart condition, Elena avoids them best she can, believing that dance is the only cure that will heal her heart.
With early dawn, out of Meds and on the verge, Elena gets one last call from someone who asks her to dance a duet by the Irish Hunger Memorial. Dragging herself to the site by the Hudson River, she dances and, as if in a trance, she finds herself dancing the duet with Bruno.
Colin and Samuel reach Elena at the site with morning light, they find her in the arms of Bruno who has at long last come back. As the 'Omicron Dark Blue' slowly recedes from her hands and face, Elena refuses the meds they believe will get her out of danger and asks Bruno to take her back home.