I am not a good blogger! For me writing one is like pulling toes off of a fly’s leg: tedious and damn near impossible! But now I have the distinct pleasure of writing that my first real machinima collaboration, Morning Run Amok, won the Gold for Best Comedy and Silver for Best Sound Design at the Online Machinima Film Festival award ceremony last Saturday.
The best comedy gold took me by complete surprise because MRA was up against some awesome movies. But the sound design award was not a surprise to me whatsoever. Ricky Grove did top notch magic on the sound and Phil “Overman” Rice created a wonderful and inspiring musical score. I was so pleased to see their work rewarded by their peers.
Thank you to everyone who voted for MRA. It was such a fun project for me!
And thank you to the cast of my friends and family. Adam Albert, you gave me more than I asked for and nearly hyperventilated for your role. CJ Ambrosia, you let me run with your outtake and made it something fun and funny! Lisa Segien, your acting is the tops, girl. And you shined at the mic. David McElhinney, I miss you out there in Texas. I need to hear your jokes more regularly. Oh man! Love you, mean it! Chief Wilson, you made it fun! Ricky Grove, your talent and generosity really made my year! Phil Rice… Overman! My gosh, I can’t thank you enough for taking me under your wing and trusting me with your musical talent. Anna Berlin, you were awesome. Lori Highland-Fox, see I told you you could do it. And you did it great! JC Smith, Aunt Jeannie, you are a natural! Aaron Shelton, great job and thanks for letting me use your laugh. Gina Davis, thanks so much for playing along. You are one cool actor! Ingrid Moon, you were invaluable! And I still can’t get over how you managed to take only one line! Terry Copley, You’re my VO rock! It was great working with you again. See you at the next gig, old friend. Roxi Rhinestone, cousin you made it look easy; thanks!
These awards go out to you all! Here’s to the next project!