Thursday, January 13, 2011

Kissing Some Major Ass!!!

I am pretty happy with the way my life is going these days. I have a lovely wife, two amazing, hilarious, and destructive little boys, and a the first job that I have ever truly enjoyed work at and that I am progressing along pretty fast at.

On top of that I have my short story RADIANT coming out in a couple months in Rhonny Reaper's Creature Feature Anthology. My Graphic Novel, DEAD ON EARTH: ALIENATION, is set for publication in a month or two, and I have "Crestfallen" slated to be released most like in the Fall of this year. Then I have multiple more writing projects I am working on and excited about, and then I have started going back to school for Computer Programming to hopefully work towards a job that pays more money. The thing is, I would not be doing any of these things if it weren't for the amazing people I have met in the past year, and the people I have known for many years for continually supporting me and the things I love to do. So this post is me thanking everyone for all they have done for me. There will be alot of plugging and it will be a lengthy post, but well worth it.

First and foremost I want to thank my wife. Without her putting up with my dumb ass I never would have started any of this. She continues to tolerate my stupidity and I thoroughly thank her for it.

Next up is Jeremiah Kipp. Without Jeremiah, my dreams of having one of my scripts turned in to a professional film would never have come true. While there isn't alot to see on Crestfallen yet, I leave you with these links to check out all the amazing things Jeremiah has going on, from his amazing shorts to his Directorial Debut starring Tom Savini!

The film production studio he just opened with Dominick Sivilli

Codebreaker Productions

and here is a trailer for his upcoming film The Sadist!

Next is the other man behind the Camera, Dominick Sivilli, who I truly believe is the best DP/Cinematographer out there! Without him, I don't think Crestfallen would look half as amazing. He is one talented individual. Here are his links, other than the Codebreaker Productions one from above.

His website where you can see some of his work

And continuing with the Crestfallen Peeps, Deneen Melody. I won't say too much about Deneen other than she is lovely, and an amazing actress. If you want more she is in several of my other posts. I am so happy she wanted to do Crestfallen, as she was the glue that held everyone together. Check out some of the other amazing projects she has going on!

Next up is a double whammy in Marv Blauvelt and Chris Jay. If it wasn't for Marv Blauvelt and the guys at Muscle Wolf Productions, I might not have had a film. He provided almost all the actors and locations in Indiana, which was a great central area between myself and New York, where Jeremiah and Dom are located. When I was unable to make it to Indiana, he stepped up into full on producer mode and made sure everyone got done the way it was supposed to and I thank him for it so very much. He is amazing. As for Chris Jay, I owe my ass to Chris Jay. When I was unsure of were I was going to be able to find equipment at the last second Chris Jay of Darkrider Studios popped out of the woodwork and offered to help. I was more than happy to give Chris an Associate Producer Credit on Crestfallen for his kindness and contributions to the film. They are both amazing guys!

Marv's stuff -

Website coming soon
Chris's stuff -

I would also like to thank Kitsie Duncan, Michael Partipilo, Austin Dossey, Nikki Watson, Jason Hignite, Arthur Cullipher, Michael Watson, Leya Taylor and anyone else who helped work on Crestfallen. You guys rock!

Now on to non-film people, beginning with Mike "The Mike" Frohwein. He got me into the blog world, and it has payed off greatly. Stop by and show The Mike some love at

From Midnight, With Love

Rhonda Kachur, aka Rhonny Reaper is next on my list. She helped get the word out about my writing and even let me write for her first Anthology. If it weren't for her I would never have a Graphic Novel coming out in the first place, so thank you Rhonny!

Dollar Bin Horror

and her upcoming anthologies Rhonny Reapers Creature Feature anthology and Rhonny Reapers Roadkill Cafe

I could probably come up with a bunch of other people, and I'm sure I forgot a couple, but I have to get up in a few hours for work! Stop by and tell these people what an awesome job they are doing! Thanks again to everyone for all the have done for me.


Rhonny Reaper said...

Awww thank you for the kind words Russ, but with talent like yours, you'll make it big no matter what you do! Your writing is AMAZING!!! ;)

Carl Manes said...

You have every right to be proud of everything you have accomplished lately dude, I cant wait to see all of the projects come to life in 2011!

Arion said...

Glad to hear the good news !

R.D. Penning said...

Thanks everyone!!!