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About Blake

Blake is a Filmmaker, Writer, and Sports Media professional from Austin, TX. He studied Film Production and Advertising at UT Austin. When not supporting University TV crews and NBA Entertainment on live sports productions, he likes to excercise, travel, hang with Snoop his Jack Russell, read, write and collaborate with other writers, directors, actors, editors and producers on new ideas for storytelling in the film/TV medium.

Coffee Update: 06/26/2017

Coffee Update: 1) More NBA again next season 2)Moving on from AFF Screenplay competition 3)Studying Acting Continue reading

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Coffee Update: 06/19/17

Coffee Update: 1) Moving on from LMCF to work on new projects 2) Starting a crowdfunding campaign to finish my film “The Land” 3) Want to do a web series but need feedback on the idea. Continue reading

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Coffee Update June 12th 2017 – Crowd Funding Levels the Playing Field

If the studios lose money, then its the business that takes the direct hit, not the individual producer or director because they still get paid. If I fail, then I take the hit which is obviously not a sustainable model for independent film production. Now that we have crowdfunding… Continue reading

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Coffee Update June 5th – Crowd Funding Develops Talent

Crowd Funding is a giant development that all independent artists should be using. I don’t want to get too academic here, but I have something to say about the subject and this is a blog so here it goes… Continue reading

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Mom Power (The Way of The Mom) Mother’s Day Trilogy: Episode 3 (continued)

You know how when someone tickles you, your entire body feels the sensation and that’s enough to make you recoil and start throwing elbows in every direction? Well, imagine if that sensation were amped up times 10 and then concentrated in a spot on your body about a half inch in diameter. That’s the Mom Zapper Tickle Taser. I know, I know….ridiculous! but…..
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Mom Power (The Way of The Mom) Mother’s Day Trilogy: Episode 3

Mom Power: Are you ready to hear the truth about an ancient order, the existence of which we’ve all been fooled into completely ignoring? (Hand wipes in front of your face….”These are not the Moms you are looking for”) Continue reading

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Uncle Tom Goes to The Line (Mom Saves the Day). Mother’s Day Trilogy 2017: Episode 2

The Mom power has started to kick in and she starts to sense that somethin’s up. She tries to interject in a low voice, “Biiiiill”. Uncle Tom is starting to get a little uncomfortable but plays along. My dad isn’t listening. He persists,”Come on…..pop the trunk! It’s soooooo smaaaaall”…… I know what she’s thinking….”The kid is 19. When he crossed the stage in cap and gown, the Mom role went to part time. Whatever he’s got in that trunk….I don’t even want to know”. With partially clenched teeth, the Mom voice…. Continue reading

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A Boxer Shorts Slumber Party (Mom’s on the Floor Again) Mother’s Day Trilogy 2017: Episode 1

the sisters gifted me a really nice pair of boxer shorts, silk, featuring a classy paisley pattern. As we began to break out into our own corners of the house to get ready, Mom pulls me aside and with a smirk on her face, she says, “You know…those shorts have a button on the front. You have be careful with those”. As usual… Continue reading

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Looney Liberals

As The First Lady waves, she smiles real big right at me when she notices me sitting there,the big smile on my face. I do not wave back. Instead I keep looking right at her, concentrate, and amplify the wryness to a degree that is unmistakable and….. Continue reading

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Lil Chickies, Red Radishes, and Mexican Mama’s

It’s so remote they have their own unique Italian dialect even to this day. I think the Pavias may have once been Catholic because Grandma Naleid grew up in a household with twelve kids…..TWELVE! They say that when number twelve hit the scene, the priest made a special trip to the Pavia household, sat great Grandpa Pavia down and was like, “Dude…You gotta chill.” Apparently he took the hint. As a youth…. Continue reading

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