Friday, July 27, 2007

Summer Fun

Fun in the backyard with sparklers. This was taken just after dark.

Thursday, July 26, 2007


We shot our first day of a short film I'm directing called "Love At First Sight". Its about a cynical 19-year-old video store clerk who doesn't believe in love at sight, but ends up falling in love at first sight with a girl who rents his favorite movie. We are shooting three "movies" within the movie. These three movies will appear on screens in the video store at different times. The one we shot today is a called "ZOM-LEAH". Think "Predator" meets "Rambo" meets "The Evil Dead".
Our shoot was going great until a monsoon shut us down for about an hour and flash-flooded the dried creek bed we were shooting in. After the lighting, hail, and torrential rain stopped, we reworked the story a little to accomodate the waist-deep creek that now ran through our set and shot everything else we needed (hopefully)! Despite the rain, I think we all had a little too much fun shooting a spoof of the action films we grew up on in the 80's.
A friend of mine, Seth Worley, is one of our second unit directors. He did an incredible job directing Zom-Leah today. Thanks, Seth. And thank you Tyler Torti for a fantastically cheesy script!

Saturday, July 21, 2007

Mary Moo

This is a video of Mary telling a Knock-Knock joke that she learned before she could even pronounce most of the words in it. She repeated it non-stop for a couple of weeks, and then quit shortly after I put this video together. She won't tell the joke anymore. She says, "No...I'm not playing that right now."

Friday, July 20, 2007

Evelyn Claire Cowart!!!

Well, she's here and she's beautiful! Evelyn Claire Cowart was born at 7:13 AM on July 12, 2007 . She weighed 6lb 6oz, and was 19 1/2 inches long. She has dark hair, thin eyebrows (for a Cowart anyway), long fingers and toes, tiny ears, and what appears to be an early receding hair line. Her hands and feet are all wrinkly, and she has Mary's mouth when she cries. She's already resumed normal newborn activities - sleeping, eating and pooping.
It's been a long week with lots of emotion and excitement. Rae went into labor with 6-minute contractions around 9 PM on Wednesday, July 11. It was a long, sleepless night spent with family, episodes of Frasier, and contractions every five minutes. Labor progressed slowly until 7AM the next morning when the nurses paged the on-call doctor, who was already on her way to the hospital. It was too late, though. By 7:12 AM, Evelyn peeped her head out, just before the nearest doctor walked in the door. Dr. Norman, who we'd never met, slipped her gloves on quickly, released the cord around Evelyn's neck, helped her arrive safely at 7:13 AM, gave a sigh of relief and said, "Hi! I'm Dr. Norman."

Here are some photos.