Thursday, April 28, 2022

"THANKS A LOT" (An Iver Birthday ASL Performance)

 

For my Mother-In-Law's birthday this year we put together a little video of Iver doing sign language to one of his favorite Raffi songs.  Check it out HERE!

Thursday, March 3, 2022

ARTICLE: 7 Movies Shot or Set in The River City

 The Journal Star recently posted an article about movies that have been shot in the Peoria, IL Area and The Only Way made the list.  Check it out HERE!  

Friday, December 24, 2021

ZIMMERMAN X-MAS MEGA-MIX: Reel 7 (2021)

 
With everything going on this Winter holiday season (starting a new job and having a baby 2 weeks late with him due in mid-November and born in December), we weren't able to remotely collaborate with everyone on a holiday music video this year.  So I went back to the original format from years past, and did a new Holiday Mega-Mix Reel using archival materials from Christmas' past.  It features a lot of material from our last trip to to Metamora, IL in the Winter of 2019 (how fucking depressing is it that we haven't been back home since!?!).  Plus a plethora of flashback footage from the 80's, 90's, 00's, 10's, and now!  Iver and I also shot a new intro/outro bookend for this reel.  So that is a bit of an upgrade from the others that came before (Reel 1-6).  The last video of this kind was made in 2015 (which can also be viewed by clicking - REEL 6).  These are mostly home movie hodgepodged highlight reels but I will probably throw the rest up online in time as well.  For now check out the new one - REEL 7!

Friday, December 3, 2021

REACHER: Premiering February 4th!

The second show that I worked on from home in lockdown last year, REACHER, is coming to Amazon Prime early next year.  Check out the first trailer HERE!

Monday, November 22, 2021

THE HOT ZONE: ANTHRAX Premiering 11/28/21

Check out the premiere of The Hot Zone: Anthrax this Sunday!  This was my first show working remotely from home during the pandemic.  Watch the full TRAILER here and tune in on Sunday (or watch it HULU)!
 

Sunday, October 31, 2021

HAPPY HALLOWEEN 2021: TOTAL SCREAM (Stab 3 News Coverage Scene)

This seasons Halloween clip comes in the form of a "news package" (from total SCREAM, from the film-within-the-film STAB 3), which was used as playback on a TV in a scene with Randy and Dewey at Dairy Queen.  Featuring myself and the news reporter who appears multiple times throughout the movie, Connie Zimmerman.  I hope to one day get the actual scene cut together but for now, here is what was playing on the TV in the scene!  Check it out HERE!

Tuesday, October 5, 2021

"HYPNOTIC"

I didn't work on this movie but my wife Michelle Reyes did along with an old friend from college that we moved out here with in 2008, Shawn Montgomery.  Check out the trailer HERE, and catch it on Netflix October 27th!
 

Wednesday, August 18, 2021

BEFORE THE STORM: 16th Anniversary

Sixteen years ago I co-directed a movie with Levi Obery.  Pictured above, is a behind-the-scenes still from one of the many nights shooting the living room scenes in my childhood home.  Eventually the movie was titled Before the Storm but take notice of one of the alternate titles on the slate.  This was one of many titles that were used during production.  Today we celebrate the movie's 16th Anniversary!  It is still available on DVD with a handful of Bonus Material - including a featurette, deleted scenes, "We Fall Down" music video from Aces Love, and its original theatrical trailer.  Some of this content can currently be viewed on its official Facebook page.  We did a full remaster last year which you can still stream for free on youtube HERE!

Sunday, July 18, 2021

BROTHER OF IVER: The Sequel Arrives November 2021

 

Not exactly a film project but an announcement, as a new cast member is set to join our family in November.  This time around we created a faux movie poster to change things up a bit.  The design is inspired mostly by 90's horror, among other things that may have crept into the design.  Michelle Reyes and I took the photos of our opposing faces, and Jordan Zimmerman took the photo of Iver while he was here on Vacation earlier this year.  We did a few versions of the poster.  Most of them were horror themed but one version I also liked was looking more like a sci-fi movie (which I will hopefully dig up and post at some point in the future!?!).  For now, this is it!  Stay tuned for more info!

Friday, June 18, 2021

WORKING REMOTELY: 2021

 

 
While I was working remotely from home, at one point I was in transition between 2 shows.  So I had 2 work systems in my office/den, in addition to my own system.  This made for quite the command center of a setup for a little while.  The kid definitely enjoyed it as well.  Pictured above giving me editing tips.  My office is definitely still a work in progress, as I've only lived here for a few months now but it is coming along.  So far it has been wonderful to have a more dedicated space to work in both professionally and independently.