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SNACKS

SNACKS

As I begin plans to shoot the long awaited sequel to the underground kids video, “SNACKS,” realized I’d never actually posted the original in its entirety.  Enjoy, and I’ll give you updates as they come on SNACKS, TOO!!  


MR. ALLEN

MR. ALLEN

Teaser and look book for my original horror screenplay, “Mr. Allen.”  Hopefully (and finally) shooting in the Fall of 2017.  MrAllenLookBook


1-6

Just rediscovered this link to one of my first film projects, which I co-directed with Bo Webb, DP for “Unknown Soldier” and the current A camera operator on HBO’s “Veep.”  It’s a twisted little series of black & white, Super 8 vignettes we called “1-6,” which won Best Short Film at the 1994 North Carolina Film […]


NYLABONE ADS

NYLABONE ADS

Just wanted to share the latest round of online commercials that I produced with Nylabone.  As I’ve mentioned in this space before, they say you should never work with kids or animals, but I beg to differ.  Special shout out to my daughter’s best friend, Oliver, and his partner, Buddy The Bulldog, for their great work […]


VANISHING POINT

VANISHING POINT

VERY excited to share the news about the newest iteration of my original radio drama, Vanishing Point.  What began on Surf 107 in Wilmington, NC, then NPR and XM, is receiving the animation treatment by a great new company called Paranovella.  They specialize in “audiographs” — a combo of graphic novels and old time radio […]


VOICES OF THE XILED

Since it’s getting pretty close to the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of “VOICES OF THE XILED” (Doubleday), the first creative project I ever worked on, though you might enjoy some short films that were based on stories in the collection.  Still trying to track down “95” by the mysterious Mark Moenchoffer, but here’s two of […]


BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS

BLOOD, SWEAT & TEARS

Nice article in the Home News-Tribune about my upcoming screening at New Brunswick High School on Thurs, Jan 19. Thanks to Bob Makin and Makin’ Waves… CLICK HERE TO READ ARTICLE


EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY

EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY

THIRTY YEARS AFTER HIGHLAND PARK LOST THE CENTRAL JERSEY BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TO NEW BRUNSWICK ON A LAST SECOND SHOT, FILMMAKER JOHN HULME RETURNS TO CONFRONT THE ISSUES OF RACE, CLASS AND RELIGION THAT SIMMERED BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE GAME — AND HOW THEY STILL RIPPLE THROUGH TODAY.    THURSDAY, JANUARY 19 AT 7PM NEW BRUNSWICK HIGH SCHOOL AUDITORIUM 1000 SOMERSET ST., […]


RADIO INTERVIEW

RADIO INTERVIEW

If you’ve got an hour to burn on the morning commute or it’s 3AM and you need a harsh Jersey accent to help stave off that unforeseen anxiety attack, take a listen to this interview I did about “Blood, Sweat & Tears.”  Thanks to Dwight Grimm for inviting me on “CINEMA WITH A TWIST” and […]


NJCH GRANT

The NJCH just put up a link to the interview I did with WFDU’s Bob Mann about the Highland Park African American History Project.  I hate listening to the sound of my own voice, but thankfully I was joined by our Humanities Scholar, Professor Andy Urban of Rutgers University.  Hope you enjoy… http://njch.org/humanities-connection/13467/


WHY DOGS CHEW?

Thanks to Nylabone for continuing to bring me in to produce their new online commercials, and here’s our latest edition, Why Dogs Chew?  Pleasantly surprised to have passed 2 million views on Facebook and YouTube…


DOGS GO WILD

DOGS GO WILD

Of all the Nylabone commercials I’ve made, this is probably the one I had the most fun with.  The more ridiculous the better, as far as I’m concerned…  


DIGITAL STORYTELLING

DIGITAL STORYTELLING

Just wanted to give you a look at the demo-reel for the Highland Park African-American History Project.  I’ve been lucky enough to work with some amazing students at Highland Park High School, and some equally amazing subjects, all of whom were willing to tell us their life stories.  Also thrilled to have consulting producers like Lester Spence, […]


VANISHING POINT

NATIONAL PUBLIC RADIO, XM RADIO’S “SONIC THEATER” Beneath the surface of everyday life is “The Circuit” — an exotic realm hidden in the burnt out barns, abandoned train yards and secret alleyways of the American road. Join two young travelers as they stumble into a world filled with gypsies, hitchhikers, and Travelers on a search […]


WHY DOGS CHEW?

WHY DOGS CHEW?

They say never to work with kids or dogs, but I can’t seem to stop doing either.  Take a look at my most recent Nylabone commercial, featuring the very game and directable dogs of Highland Park, NJ — Mary, Trixie, Milo, Onyx and especially our bee with separation anxiety, AKA Daenerys Targaryen.


EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY

EXCLUSIVE SCREENING OF THE AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARY

THIRTY YEARS AFTER HIGHLAND PARK LOST THE CENTRAL JERSEY BASKETBALL CHAMPIONSHIP TO NEW BRUNSWICK ON A LAST SECOND SHOT, FILMMAKER JOHN HULME RETURNS TO CONFRONT THE ISSUES OF RACE, CLASS AND RELIGION THAT SIMMERED BELOW THE SURFACE OF THE GAME — AND HOW THEY STILL RIPPLE THROUGH TODAY.    PURCHASE TICKETS ONLINE AT BOOKTIX.COM All funds […]


NJCH GRANT

NJCH GRANT

Just wanted to  thank the New Jersey Council of Humanities for bestowing an incubation grant on my new adventure in Digital Storytelling.  It’s called the Highland Park African American History Project, a multimedia effort to capture the history of one of the bedrock communities of my hometown.  Created in conjunction with Highland Park High School, a […]


FILM FESTIVAL

FILM FESTIVAL

Just got back from the 2016 Flickers Rhode Island International Film Festival, and once again, could not have had a better experience.  Met some amazing filmmakers, saw some incredible films, and had the great honor of showing “Blood, Sweat & Tears:  A Basketball Exorcism” at RISD’s beautiful Metcalf Theater.  Thanks to everyone who came out […]


Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival Promo

Flickers Rhode Island Film Festival Promo

Getting ready to premiere Blood, Sweat & Tears in a couple weeks up in Providence, and the Flickers festival asked all accepted filmmakers to create short promo videos about hitchhiking up to the fest. Here’s the one Gus Menezes, my daughter, Maddie, and I came up with on the fly. RIIFF Promo Video


FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE

FILM FESTIVAL PREMIERE

I’m thrilled to announce that “Blood, Sweat & Tears: A Basketball Exorcism” has been accepted into the Flickers’ Rhode Island International Film Festival in Providence, RI, and will premiere on Friday, August 12th at 12:15PM in RISD’s Metcalf Theater. This is the same festival where my last film “Unknown Soldier: Searching For A Father” won […]


NO SUCH THING

NO SUCH THING

Just wanted to throw up a link to Sunday’s Variety article about my new horror project, “NO SUCH THING.” Very excited to be working with Chris Miller and James Burke of DisruptiveLA, and be on the lookout for their new film, “Juveniles,” directed by Nico Sabenorio. http://variety.com/2015/film/news/no-such-thing-horror-juveniles-producers-1201635855/


DOCUMENTARY REEL

DOCUMENTARY REEL

Just put together a new reel from some of my documentary projects.  Hope you enjoy…


Go Get Mr. Diehl

Go Get Mr. Diehl

Just found this old clip I recorded while traveling across the country as part of the online version of “Vanishing Point” for Microsoft. It tells the story of how I was working on a film called “The Grave,” starring Craig Scheffer, Anthony Michael Hall, Donal Logue and Josh Charles, amongst others — and how I […]


COMMERCIALS

COMMERCIALS

Just wanted to share the newest viral ad I produced for Nylabone. This one’s called “Save Your Sofa!”, and big props to Gus Menzes for camera, Kevin Wiggins for sound, Albie Connelly for set design, and Liz Roesner for voice-over. But as you’ll see, the real star of the show was Winston…