One little bit of pressure was relieved recently when my 17 year old son finished the short film he made for a local youth film festival. It's a documentary (with a twist of mockumentary) about his tennis club. Pulling something like this together over the last 6 months wasn't straightforward. He had to schedule people for interviews, get release forms signed, film around inclement winter weather conditions, and in the home stretch, lost a couple of weeks battling a nasty virus... all while keeping up with his studies at school.
His filmmaking projects are made under the name Panic Guy Productions (the logo and illustration above were done by my husband) and never a more apt name there was! My husband and I were up half the night with him giving moral support and feedback before the deadline day for entries.... but he made it! Woohoo! Whether his film gets selected is now in the lap of the gods, and he will no doubt be up against older, more experienced film students, but I could not be more pleased for him that he accomplished this challenge he set for himself.
|An Addams-tastic Gift from Magaly|
|Phoebe and her Zombie Bunny|
|Illustration by Matthew Kirscht|
Magical Magaly of Magaly Guerrero's Pagan Culture is having a Halloweenie blog party. The idea is to create something for Halloween (writing, art, craft, cooking, etc.) with a theme of witches or magic, then post about it on October 17. If you aren't able to participate, you're invited to just come along and see what the blog hop contributors have created. You can find out more information at Witches in Fiction... Crafting Blooming Howls.
Author Annie Walls and Black Heart Reviews will be co-hosting the Halloween Nevermore Rapport Blog Hop on October 30. You can do any kind of post you fancy as long as it is has an Edgar Allan Poe theme. Once again, if you aren't able to participate, just come along and enjoy the posts. You can find out more information here.