An examination of my first short film, The Killing Floor. From the birth of the idea, pre-production, filming, and its unfortunate downfall. The Killing Floor was just not meant to be, but here's what I've learned and what I take away. Complete with script excerpts and behind the scenes photos!
This abandoned farmhouse in central Texas was an unplanned pit stop, but definitely worth the exploration. Locals rumored satanic rituals and "sinful behaviors" happening at this location. Upon further investigation the only sin we could see is a few beer bottles littered around the property. Classic shag carpets were torn up from the floorboards and … Continue reading Central Texas Abandoned Home
Pull out your holy water because this abandoned church in central Texas definitely possessed my interest. The cemetery with well-dated plots and unmarked burial sites surrounded this structure with the faded message of "Help Restore Me" painted on the front wall. A cultish altar draped with red shag carpets overlooked limited rows of pews covered … Continue reading Mt. Zion Baptist Church and Cemetery
Today's a difficult day for me. Air travel. It's nothing new, in fact as a nomad I travel constantly from state to state depending on what seasonal job openings there are. With epilepsy it's not impossible to get a driver's license, but I'd say it's more on the rare side if someone with epilepsy drives. … Continue reading Traveling with Epilepsy: My Advice and Experience
Exploration of the Elk River Public School that was abandoned in the early 1980s. Former site of the Potlatch Sawmill, this tiny logging community once flourished as a small American town. With a population of 847 in 1920, nearly 100 years later, the now minuscule population of 125 remain. Locals seemed welcoming to outsiders that … Continue reading Elk River Public School
Joseph convinces his four friends to set out too what they believe to be a film class project. Rumors surrounding the isolated mountain town of Elk River told of an English teacher who spoke about communicating with the dead. The school eventually became abandoned after the sawmill went under and the town’s population plummeted. After a local paper states that the remains of his daughter have recently been found buried outside the school grounds The Sunday Crew decides to check it out for themselves. Upon further investigation of this abandoned school they find his works may not be as fictional as the town believed.
The Bovill Cemetery in Latah County, Idaho. Within the dense wilderness of northern Idaho sits a lonesome cemetery for the small mountain town of Bovill. Even with an unconventional entrance off a winding mountain road, this had to be the most peaceful, and scenic resting spot I've ever encountered. Atop a massive hill, few plots … Continue reading Bovill Cemetery
Old Narrow Gauge Trail in the Randolph Forest. Witnesses claim to have heard voices calling out to them, even screaming at them. With small sightings of orbs, flashes, and dark shadows, this walking trail was a must stop on my travels through Maine. Locals state "Bicycle Larry" was killed and buried by the brook alongside … Continue reading Old Narrow Gauge Trail
The Bowdoin Cemetery in the Pit. A young woman in the 1800s allegedly practiced witchcraft and was sentenced to death by hanging from the townspeople in the Bowdoin area. This cemetery is unmarked and easily passed alongside the back Maine road it resides upon. Buried around a circle of trees it seemed even nature itself … Continue reading The Bowdoin Cemetery
Formerly known as petit mal seizures, absence seizures are caused by an intense, and abnormal, electrical activity in the brain. Most of the time neurons (your brain’s nerve cells) communicate with one another through bursts of tiny electric indicators. With seizures, these indicators become irregular. Some seizures have interrupting activity within the entire brain (generalized … Continue reading Formerly Known As Petit Mal: My Epilepsy