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Yesterday I wrote about @lizrobertszero and how amazingly helpful she was on the set of RED LUCK. Today I’d like to thank Liz for allowing her beautiful daughter Dionisia to play a small but important role in the film (Liz also makes a brief onscreen appearance as the little girl’s mother). Dionisia was great to work with and I learned a few valuable things about filmmaking: when your are filming with kids you’ve got to give them time to read their books, let them know when their feet aren’t in the shot so they can take off their shoes, and give them time at the end of the shoot to play on the playground at your location. Speaking of the playground, what does this little girl find on the playground – and how dangerous is it? Come see RED LUCK at Slamdance to find out. #slamdance #slamdance2015 #slamdancemotel #room21 #redluck #redluckiscoming #indiefilm #independentfilm #horrorfilm #surreal #surrealism #shortfilm #parkcity #sundance #mystery #movie #film #psychosexualthriller #horrorfilm #columbusohio #columbus #ohio #cbus #harrisonwest

You can catch the World Premiere of my new film Beautiful Things tomorrow at the @aafilmfest! It’s a narrative music video for my old friends @thewetdarlings, starring @jennylute! Fans of my films might recognize Jenny as the voice singing the song from Spaceboy! Super thrilled to work with her again and super thrilled that this film is premiering in Ann Arbor! Oh yeah - I almost forgot to mention that this film is a companion film to Red Luck!!!

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If you’ve ben following along recently, then you know that RED LUCK is screening at Slamdance in about a week, and I’ve been counting down the days by giving shout outs to the cast and crew. Today’s post is about one of the stars of the film, Andy Pak, whom you can follow at @andypakdotcom. While I’ve known Andy for years I hadn’t seen him for a while until he showed up in one of my dreams — the dream that I adapted into RED LUCK. When I decided to make the film, I sent Andy a quick message telling him about the strange dream and I asked him if he’d ever consider the possibility of him acting in a movie — and reprising the role he played in my dream. He responded quickly, something to the effect of “Yep, just tell me when.” I had to write him back and tell him about the ordeal his character goes through and also what he’d be wearing. He didn’t flinch and he gave a great performance as an unnamed, but important character in the film. You can find out about his strange ordeal and what he wears when you come see RED LUCK at Slamdance. Screenings are on Sunday the 25th at 12:30 and Thursday the 29th at 11:30 AM in the Experimental Shorts program. For more info check out www.redluckiscoming.com. #slamdance #slamdance2015 #slamdancemotel #redluck #redluckiscoming #mikeolenick #indiefilm #independentfilm #shortfilm #horrorfilm #psychosexualthriller #thriller #serialkiller #columbus #harrisonwest #surreal #movie #filmmaker #parkcity #sundance #sundance2015 @slamogram

The start of Slamdance is less than 2 weeks away, and to celebrate I’ll be counting down the days with behind the scenes images and info from and about the making of RED LUCK. First up, we have the time I was filming the first scene of the movie, and scared my new neighbor who saw this image through her window and took a picture. She was terrified at first (she didn’t see me right away) and thought she had moved from a rough neighborhood to a safe one. Then she realized that she moved in next door to one of her co-workers, me! Laying on the ground is my dear friend @jamiesuzanne77, who I’ve know since 1996 when we were both freshman at #CCAD. In addition to being a talented wordsmith and one of the funniest people I know, she’s a real trooper for laying down in the alley in the rain for several hours while I “killed” her. If you are still reading this, you can catch RED LUCK in the experimental shorts program at #Slamdance, which screens on Sunday and Thursday during the festival. See you there, RED LUCK IS COMING! #redluckiscoming #redluck @slamogram #slamdance2015 #slamdancemotel #room21 #horrorfilm #psychosexualthriller #thriller #psychosexual #surreal #deadbody #columbuscollegeofart&design #harrisonwest #columbus #cbus #columbusohio #film #shortfilm #serialkiller #polkadotrobe #indiefilm #independentfilm #parkcity