It's gi·u·lio.


Congratulations to Joseph Callari, the brilliant actor who played Big Julie in my USC thesis short film. The IndieFest Award of Excellence for Best Actor goes to...


Caucus Award announcements for "The Julie Stories":

 
 
 
 

Got to color The Julie Stories short today — one of my favorite parts of the filmmaking process. 




Excited to be appearing in the new web series, omghi, directed by Julian Wolff, premiering at the Los Angeles Downtown Film Festival, Thursday, September 22.  Check it out -- coming soon online. 


Anne and Gilbert are coming to Netflix.  The past and the future collide, and my 13-year-old gay kid mind is blown.


That's a wrap! Season 2 of Paradise Run is coming soon to Nick!



Yes!


That's a wrap!  The Julie Stories, Chapter One, is now in post-production.  The short comedy will screen in New York and Los Angeles in the spring.

 Dylan Naber as Little Julie in The Julie Stories

Dylan Naber as Little Julie in The Julie Stories


Welcome, Joseph Callari, to the cast of The Julie Stories.  I've been looking for "Big Julie" for four years and am thrilled to have found such an incredible actor.


Aloha from Hawaii! On the set of a new kids' competition show, coming soon to Nickelodeon.


That's a wrap on "Actors Anonymous."  24 production days in Southern California.  And now on to editing.


Joseph, Nino, Nicky — future boy band


Birdman for the win.


Feeling very graphic.


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SHOW REVIEW I'LL NEVER FORGET

[Julio] talks about his love of words fairly early on in the show, and the wit and dexterity with which he handles his potentially heavy-handed themes is a testament to what that love can do.
— Theatre Is Easy.com, NYC

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 Photo credit:  Andrew Scrivani

Photo credit: Andrew Scrivani

Paradise Run was nominated for a 2017 Kids' Choice Award. Vote here!



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Introducing the judges for this season of Paradise Run, coming soon to Nickelodeon.  Yep, I'm the Happy BBQ Man on our special Nick celebrity episodes.



I love my niece and nephew.  I just prefer them quiet.


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Macaroni and Stars — a short comedy I made in '14 with Jon Speyers, Candy Li, Idel Judanin, and team — won the Audience Award at the 2015 USC Don Thompson LGBT Film Festival.  Go, Team Macaroni!


Excited to be joining the production team of Nickelodeon's new kids' competition show, shooting this summer in Hawaii.


My comedy short "Macaroni and Stars" heads to the 8th Annual Don Thompson Festival at USC, April 11.  Click here to learn more and buy tickets.


Poster concept art for The Lotus Gun



Some pretty great news • I'll be part of the directing team for James Franco's new ACTORS ANONYMOUS, shooting in LA in February.  The feature is being team-directed by a small group of directors from USC, produced by Franco's Rabbit Bandini Productions.



Check out STILLNESS/MOVEMENT, shooting in LA on December 13, 14, 15.  www.stillness-movement.org.


THE LOTUS GUN screens in LA in January 2015.



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