Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Melon Head Meltdown

Creepy Cleveland,

I recently graduated from the North Carolina School of the Arts School of Filmmaking. For my senior cinematography thesis I used the Melonheads as my subject. The thesis was on stop-motion effects. It is very reminiscent of the animated meltdown sequence from EVIL DEAD. Tom Sullivan, the make-up effects artist on EVIL DEAD 1 & 2 helped me out, giving me advice and encouragement over phone conversations and email.

I'm originally from Painesville, OH, a neighboring city of Mentor and Kirtland, all in Lake County. I'm working on a feature involving various Kirtland lore, which I think will stand out from the current Melonhead productions.

Feel free to check it out in my "work" section of my site:

Michael J. Farris
Filmmaker in Residence

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Squire's Castle

I moved to Lake County, OH in '94 from California. Moved back to California in '97...I can't wait to visit Squires again. There is definately something about it, something special. After loosing a best friend: Jason Michael Scarcelli in ' & a group of friends choose Squires to drink & smoke the night away and to mourn the loss of one of the greatest dudes we ever knew. I swear that night in the west wing of the castle, as we all stood silent in front of the fire....occasionally laughing & reminiscing about our pal, I know we all felt something special. Now I am not saying the castle is haunted, I am simply implying that I felt something. Whether it was my friend looking down on us from his cloud...or something else, what a feeling. That place is special to me, what I wouldn't give to be back there in '96 drinkin' one with some of the best friends I could have ever had. Keep her clean, & someone please take more photos!

Danny Underwood '07