“Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat.” ― Sun Tzu

Another Brick in the WALL!

Almost three o’clock and my day feels like morning. I got up a few hours ago after a weekend of wrapping up shooting on “Locked in a Room” and it feels good! Other than b-roll or pickups that should be a wrap on the 1st co-production between CDI and At Risk Entertainment! I saw my buddy Carlucci Weyent who I have not seen since India. Also meeting, watching and working with Robert Miano was a great experience. He is a powerful actor and like Rance Howard, Bill McKinney and other vets of our industry, he had great stories and insights. It once again makes me proud to be part of the next generation of actors in our storytelling industry.

I’ve been also dealing with family issues as my father must have an operation that has been in the coming for a while. It is a common heart valve operation but still always scary anytime a loved one has to be put at risk. My dad is very active so this will really help his day to day. I will say that as I’m in the midst of development, production, post etc…it really took some stress off of me because at the end of the day we are just making movies. I say, work hard but don’t take ourselves too serious. I’ve said before, we entertain and provide escape/release for people who truly have stressful jobs. It was a good priority check because at the end of the day health, family and friends should be in your top three.

Many developments moving down the chain as projects move forward. I’m about to deliver paperwork on “Figure in the Forest” and “Heaven’s Neighbors” due out in August. You can also find and add to friends on facebook. Jeff & Nita Kennedy are managing two very fun sites that showcase indie filmmaking at its best. Dramas can be hard to get into the wide market but we are very happy that these two films are. Directors commentary done now on both films. DVD extras in works including a new behind the scenes “Heaven’s Neighbors” doc/interviews. Artwork is really looking cool and also I’m announcing that our 1st animated feature “The Patchwork Girl of OZ” is also getting a wide DVD release in Sept. It features some great voice talent like Kera O’Bryon and our dear friend Russ Stine RIP. I had fun voicing my 1st cartoon character “The Woodsman” and so enjoy. They are talking a series and my goal is to create better and better animation but is was a great 1st step and I’m happy the world will get to see it on DVD this summer.

In serious talks on some distribution on “Renovation” and so thank you for those who checked out the http://www.renovationthemovie.com website and trailer. It is an action packed suspenseful piece and I can’t wait to see it all together. I think we have a facebook site for this film as well so check it out. The beautiful Shawn Rougeron from “Renovation” is our leading lady featured on http://www.djperryfanclub.com so check her out!

I’m trying to return back to neutral after keeping that character in “Locked in a Room” going for a few weeks. I’m reading a few new scripts and doing some development. I think we will have even more updates soon. I want to thank all the cast and crew of “Locked In A Room” for their hard work and our partners Larry and Gordon At Risk Entertainment. I also had one of the BEST meals I’ve had in a long time at THE BONEYARD in Detroit. If you get a chance to check it out please do so! The lamb BBQ ribs are rocking!

Unpacking stuff from the stay in D-Town. I hope everyone has a great week!

DJ

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