“Hello, My Name Is Octicorn” the children’s book I illustrated, is now for sale in Portland.
It’s a book for anyone who’s ever felt a little different.
We sold out at Powell’s, but you can find it at Boys Fort (902 SW Morrison),
as well as Moule (1225 NW Everett St).
For those outside of Portland, visit Amazon.com.
Thanks so much for your support!
As if, the movies themselves got tired of all the superhero crap and reboots, 2013 was the year movies went insane. Gravity took us up to space and then let all hell break loose, James Franco rocked a grill and corn rows and lead a posse of teenage Disney stars in neon bikinis, carrying weapons, through a mad fever dream of a movie (though I use that term loosely), Matthew McConaughey raised his game and morphed into Christian Bale ala The Machinist, and Martin Scorsese showed he has more energy then most students coming out of film school right now.
There were quiet films too. Subtle. I found Enough Said moving, a nice way to send off Mr. Gandolfini. Nebraska, was slow as molasses, but stuck with me after the credits rolled. Good job Bruce Dern!
David O Russell continues to earn the spot of my favorite director with American Hustle, which follows The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook.
And then there were powerful and important films like 12 Years A Slave and Fruitvale Station that brought tears to my eyes. What a great year for movies.
Only complaint- why not have one of these great films come out every month, so we don’t have to wait until December 25th, 2014 to see 10 more great ones? (Although I’ve already seen one of 2014′s best, and it surprisingly involves Legos.)
Answer: THE OSCARS.
But Hollywood should take note. More and more people are staying home to watch movies, or TV shows – and some of these shows are much better then what Hollywood is producing.
Give us new experiences- like Gravity. Don’t go make Gravity 2. Give a great filmmaker 10 million dollars, and watch him/her turn it into 100 million for you.
Unfortunately, that’s not enough money for the studios who now want to spend 200 million to make a billion.
Anyways, I’m glad to see the Scorsese’s and the David O’Russell’s, and the Nicole Holofcener’s and brand new voices giving us something to watch other then reboots of movies based on comic books.
In 2013, I left my job as a full-time video editor for Wieden+Kennedy and Joint, directed my first television campaign in Bend, shot a video for the Portland Timbers, and launched a children’s book that celebrates originality (read the Paste Magazine review and pre-order a copy of the 2nd printing here).
But I’m going to be honest. I didn’t exercise enough.
Happy New Year!
With the Bend BroadBand What We Share TV campaign I directed for TBD now airing on television in Central Oregon, I thought it might be fun to share the Behind the Scenes of how they were made. A whole lot of talented people from Bend we’re involved in the production, and making these spots was quite challenging. It was a five day shoot, involving 16 locations, non-actors (including children and adults), a small helicopter, a bubble artist and 20 gallons of soap.
I’m sure I’m leaving something out but it’s probably in the video! Enjoy.
One of the commercials I directed for TBD (Branding Agency in Bend) this fall.
I’ve returned from Bend, Oregon where I directed a series of innovative TV commercials for TBD Advertising shot in 4k.
I look forward to sharing the work here when it is completed.
Check out this new Portland, Oregon band, Hawks Do Not Share. Listen here.
“I can only see good things to come from this young band. The writing is above average, they never overdo it and are meticulous when it comes to creating aesthetically inventive waves of sound.” – Matt Jensen, The Equal Ground
UPDATE! This project was funded on Kickstarter and the book will be self published!
“Hello, My Name is Octicorn” is the funny, odd and charming story of an Octicorn trying to find his place in the world.
Created by Justin Lowe & Kevin Diller, the book is about an Octicorn who is trying believe in himself.
But that’s not easy when you’re half mythical.
Take a look at our Kickstarter project here!
Watch the video! The book is complete and you can now order it, as well as t-shirts, pillows, and more by going to Kickstarter.com and searching ‘octicorn’!