Friday, June 26, 2009

Punkmonkey Update

Hello interested reader,
Work is progressing on my new short. At present it bears the working title "Some Good Thing" although that will likely change as I don't love it and I love everything else about the flick. Did I say love? Yes, that's right, and as anyone who knows me can attest, that has never happened before. In fact I usually find more fault with my own work than anyone else can. This time my friends, it's all coming together (for the most part).

To be honest I wish the script was a bit better. I mean, it doesn't sizzle the way a Tarantino or Scorsese script sizzles but it's my first attempt at screen writing. I can't expect to walk with the giants on my first attempt, right? This is not, however, my first attempt at cinematography. I've been honing that shit for a while now and I'm finally beginning to see results that I'm pleased with (all things considered).

So stay tuned. This movie, whatever it's called, is coming soon. I'll have lots more stuff to post about it in the coming weeks and months. We'll probably be shooting all summer and then work starts all over in edit, composites, color, sound mix, and on and on. For now enjoy these production stills, kindly provided by the skilled lens of Scott Cameron at

Thanks for stopping by,

Sunday, June 7, 2009

new movie shooting underway

So, I started shooting a new movie of my own and it promises to be pretty good stuff-at least I think so. The working title is Some Good Thing. It's a dark, sorta creepy story about a prostitute murdering psychopath and a girl who avoids her demise...for now. Here's some screen shots.
It looks like I'll be shooting for a while yet so look for a fall or possibly later release.
Some Good Thing
written and directed by Ed Ballinger
Gwen....................Samantha Elmer
Maggie.......................Jane Horvath
Mike...........................Desi Stevens
Gabe..............Brian DiBonaventure
The Wisdom Tooth....Gerald Prince