FROM DREAM CHILD TO BRAIN CHILD
I felt compelled to do something, say something during this surreal and troubling time. My entire 2020 was filled with many wonderful opportunities such as fun fan filled conventions all over the world and three feature films.
Like many of us, our 2020 calendars were wiped clean.
I recently moved to Las Vegas and a city usually bustling with tourists was now a ghost town. A thought crossed my mind – how do we stop this nightmare? The Nightmare on Elm Street jingle started to play in my head and I began re-writing the lyrics. It occurred to me that this could be a public service announcement, an atypical PSA, edgy with some dark humor.
I reached out to a producer friend of mine, Ernesto Avina, and ran the idea by him. He was intrigued and called his musician/composer friend James Wineman and our collaboration began. We tweaked some lyrics and streamlined the vignettes. I reached out to my nightmare buddies and they were on board.
Although miles apart, through ingenuity and guerilla style filmmaking, we made it happen!