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Still photos from my short film, “The Secret Lives of Goldfish”

Chad Snyder stars as the goldfish in "The Secret Lives of Goldfish."

Chad Snyder stars as the goldfish in “The Secret Lives of Goldfish.”

I recently collaborated with Salem filmmaker Hank Ebert to create a short film for the annual “Bike Shorts” film competition. The main rule is, it has to feature a bicycle. I adapted my short script “The Secret Lives of Goldfish” (actually this is episode 6 in the series of short stage plays) for the project.

The main thing you need to know about “The Secret Lives of Goldfish” is that it involves a goldfish riding a bicycle — our riff on the line about “a woman needs a man like a fish needs a bicycle.”

I wrote the script; Hank Ebert was the director and videographer. Chad Snyder and Kevin McAlexander are the two goldfish (although only Chad appears on camera; Kevin is there in a voiceover.) Hank’s wife, Marianne, made the goldfish suit; my wife, Trina, made the headpiece. We did the outdoor filming in March in Green Hill Park in Roanoke County, then finished up with voiceovers in the studio in April.

I’ve worked with Hank on two other short films — “My Kid Could Paint That” and a Sweded version of “Back to the Future” in a local competition. Both Chad and Kevin had key roles in that project, as well.

The films will be screened, and judged, on May 3, with the winner advancing on to national competition.  I’ve held off posting still photos now, until after the entry deadline has passed, so here goes. Read the rest of this entry »

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Video: “My Kid Could Paint That”

Here’s the short film that Salem, Va. filmmaker Hank Ebert made out of my script “My Kid Could Paint That.”

We showed this at a festival at the Grandin Theatre in Roanoke, Va. in spring 2009.

You can see stills from the film here.

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Photos from the “My Kid Could Paint That” video

Cate Leonard (art dealer) and Mike Allen (art buyer) eye some "artwork," which looks suspiciously like it was once a dog. (Or a cat. But we had a dog prop.)

I collaborated with Salem,Va. filmmaker Hank Ebert to make a short video out of my script “My Kid Could Paint That.”

You can find the video here. These are some stills from that film, which played in a festival at the Grandin Theatre in Roanoke, Va. in spring 2009: Read the rest of this entry »

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