‘Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss’ Inspires a Twitter Poet!

Hi again, Dear Reader. As you know, actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez, his wife Adria, their son Anthony, and Yours Truly collaborated on a short film – “about today,” Juan likes to say – titled Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss.  The Hernandez family did most of the heavy lifting (acting, revising, editing, mixingContinue reading “‘Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss’ Inspires a Twitter Poet!”

Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, April 4, 2021, or: Status Update on Our New Popcorn Sky Project

Hey, Dear Reader! It’s early afternoon on Easter Sunday, April 4, 2021, and it’s a crisp cool day here in New Hometown, Florida. Currently, the temperature is 75˚F (24˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With humidity at 45% and the wind blowing from the east-southeast at 2 MPH (4 KM/H), the feels-like temperature is 74˚F (23˚C).Continue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Sunday, April 4, 2021, or: Status Update on Our New Popcorn Sky Project”

Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, April 3, 2021, or: Update on Popcorn Sky Productions’ New Film Project

Hello, Dear Reader. It’s late afternoon on Saturday, April 3, 2021. Here in New Hometown, Florida the temperature is 73˚F (23˚C) under mostly cloudy skies. With the wind blowing from the east-northeast at 13 MPH (20 KM/H) and humidity at 39%, the feels-like temperature is 73˚F (23˚C). We are at the forecast high temperature, andContinue reading “Musings & Thoughts for Saturday, April 3, 2021, or: Update on Popcorn Sky Productions’ New Film Project”

Spotlight On: ‘JJ in Dobbs: A Film by Juan Carlos Hernandez’

JJ in Dobbs (2008) Written and Directed by: Juan Carlos Hernandez Produced by: Adria K. Hernandez Starring: Adria K. Hernandez, Anthony (A.J.) Hernandez, Juan Carlos Hernandez In 2008 – or maybe in 2009, I’m not sure – my friend and collaborator Juan Carlos Hernandez sent me a package to my former home in Miami fromContinue reading “Spotlight On: ‘JJ in Dobbs: A Film by Juan Carlos Hernandez’”

Adventures in Screenwriting: ‘El Grande de Corona’

On November 17, 2020, my friend and frequent collaborator Juan Carlos Hernandez uploaded his latest comedy film, El Grande de Corona, to the Google-owned video platform YouTube. As Juan describes it, El Grande de Corona is a timely set of comedy sketches about the COVID-19 pandemic. Per the film’s description on YouTube, El Grande deContinue reading “Adventures in Screenwriting: ‘El Grande de Corona’”

I Write the Songs…Sorta. Or: Look, Ma, I Did a Parody!

So my friend Juan Carlos Hernandez, the actor-director-producer who gave me my first breaks as a bona fide screenwriter, texted me the other day to tell me about a project that he and his wife, actress-producer Adria K. Woomer-Hernandez, are currently working on. “We’re doing a musical comedy revue about the COVID-19 pandemic that weContinue reading “I Write the Songs…Sorta. Or: Look, Ma, I Did a Parody!”

Adventures in Screenwriting: Mom Would Have Been Proud

Mom Would Have Been Proud Way back in the late Seventies – circa early in 1978 – I told my mom, “You know what? Someday I’m gonna write a movie. I wanna write one, anyway.” I had just seen Star Wars during one of the three times that I watched it over its long runContinue reading “Adventures in Screenwriting: Mom Would Have Been Proud”

My Adventures in Screenwriting: ‘Clown 345’

On July 12, 2019, my high school chum Juan Carlos Hernandez posted Clown 345, a short comedy film about three clowns, a phone, and a joke. It stars Juan (a professional actor who has played many roles on TV, feature films, and even local theater in and around New York City), his wife Adria, andContinue reading “My Adventures in Screenwriting: ‘Clown 345’”

My Adventures in Screenwriting: ‘A Simple Ad’

On May 2, 2019, New York City-based actor-director Juan Carlos Hernandez uploaded a short film titled A Simple Ad to the online video-sharing platform YouTube. Produced by his wife, actress-producer-editor Adria K. Woomer-Hernandez for their indie film company Popcorn Sky Productions, A Simple Ad is a brief but poignant story about loss, grief, and theContinue reading “My Adventures in Screenwriting: ‘A Simple Ad’”

Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss

This is the third and latest short film that I’ve either written or co-written with Juan Carlos Hernandez for his production company, Popcorn Sky Productions. It’s a comedy about a politically-divided family in New York City during the Trump era. As Denise Longrie says in her review: This amusing and enjoyable short depicts the fireworksContinue reading “Ronnie and the Pursuit of the Elusive Bliss”