Walk a mile in their shoes 

I am appreciative of all the kind words regarding not only the film Smothered but my post about the state of the state of Georgia.  

I believe that life is hard. It’s work. It’s tough. I also believe it’s worth it. 

I know that everyone is busy getting by. Following dreams. Paying bills. Doing what they have to do in order to make it through the day, as best as they can, for themselves and their family.  

 I know that there’s always “Too much month left at the end of the money.”

That’s why I am surprised by those who take time out of their daily struggle to be critical of someone who is trying to defend a group of people who are under attack. 

I don’t like it when groups of people are attacked. 

I don’t like it when I’m attacked. 

How is it that some are doing everything they can to get through the day without screwing something up while others have so much free time that they can develop, nuture and express publicly feelings of hatred toward something or someone or a group of somethings or someones that they aren’t a part of. 

I don’t believe I have to be a part of a group in order to protect that groups’s rights as human beings. 

I do believe, however, that I do need to be part of a group in order to ear the right to be critical of the group. 

A wise man once said “Walk a mile in their shoes.”

Until you’ve walked in mine…

You know the rest. 

Now go out and buy/rent “John Schneider’s Smothered!”

#GetSmothered right here! https://itun.es/us/9-uFab 



I was wrong

I made a mistake. 

I spoke too soon. 

I was wrong. 

I have been saying that you had to wait to get John Schneider’s Smothered until Tuesday the 29th but I just checked with iTunes and John Schneider’s Smothered is available NOW!

Here is a link: 

Smothered by John Schneider


Or just click on the poster down there to go directly to the page!


The Movie that will change the horror world forever!

I am more excited than I could possibly express. 

Here is what I’m told happened… The demand for Smothered was so great after WondorCon in Los Angeles this weekend that someone decided to make it available NOW rather than wait!

  • Cool, scary, Smothered beans, right?!

Filmmaking is a team sport to be sure… But the idea starts with a spark of inspiration that has to be carried through to completion and distribution by a stubborn, pig headed, dreamer who won’t take “Hell NO” for an answer. 

That would be me. 

Here’s another link: https://play.google.com/store/movies/details/Smothered?id=9PPB7AYswYo&hl=en

To all of you who are asking how to get it… Simple. Here’s a list of VOD and Retail outlets out there who are carrying it: 

Here’s my wish… Download the film, watch the film and then get the DVD. Also review and rate the movie wherever you order it from! VERY IMPORTANT!!

Here’s why:

The only way for Smothered to make a statement to the powers that be in the distribution world is through sales. Everyone in the distribution world is watching how new titles do through VOD (Video On Demand). 

Here’s a link to Amazon Prime: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B01D5FZ768/ref=mp_s_a_1_1/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?ie=UTF8&dpID=51pVILLmR9L&dpPl=1&keywords=smothered%20movie&pi=SY200_QL40&qid=1459113086&ref=plSrch&sr=8-1

If they do well… Getting subsequent distribution and perhaps even theatrical distribution (Movies for popcorn) will be that much easier. 

Simple enough. 

I am working out a deal with Indican where I can get a limited number of the DVD’s to make available to you that I can offer autographed. Please note the word “Limited.”

Those sales are internal and DON’T go into the tally to count as legitimate sales so PLEASE DON’T wait to get your copy that way as it WON’T help the cause!

I will keep you posted on when I’ll have those available but please do the VOD and and then wait for an autographed copy. 

The price of the autographed copy will likely be $40.00

I am trying to work a deal subtract the cast members can have copies on the road to sell at their personal Appearences. Please check THEIR sites for availability. 

Here’s to Smothered!

Go and order your VOD of “John Schneider’s Smothered” at one of those outlets up there TODAY!



PS- PLEASE share this post with EVERYONE EVERYWHERE in your known Social Universe!!

Here is the latest review from Fangoria!

Exclusive trailer, release info: All-star slasher satire “SMOTHERED”


A Major Setback

I am amazed by what’s happening in Georgia. 

This is the state that brought us the AIDS quilt in the 80’s and hosted the first gay pride parade I ever remember seeing. 

Personally I think Life is too short and too difficult to take time out of the struggle to discriminate against anyone for their lifestyle. 

That this legislation is even being considered is a travisty that will likely set the state back several decades. 

Watch this before you react: http://youtu.be/55W9TnanyIY

Regarding Georgia politics:

It’s sad. 

It’s mean spirited. 

It’s ignorant. 

What is your opinion?


It’s been a week and we are still digging out from the devastation of a flood lasting a little more than 24 hours.

It’s  amazing what water can do. It lifts things, moves them hundreds of yards and then gently puts them down.

From the sky on Sunday afternoon

It also rips them apart and scatters them in the grass.

It brings people in from Ohio to help with the tough work.

Traci, Gail, Steve and Richard. Jake took the photo. Thanks guys!

It moves tons of sand into the baseball field, fountains and under the house.

Stormy was happy to have Gravy back. They all like the new beach on the baseball field!

It turns electrical equipment into so much paper weight material. It renders lighting equiptment, sound equiptment and camera equiptment useless.

But it makes the grass grow, keeps the world alive and beautiful and it is home to millions of fish and creatures and the largest mammals in the world.

My friend is filming in Iceland. Lots of water there!

It destroyed much of what I call JSS… But it’s also why the studio is so beautiful.


I love it

I hate it.

I’m torn.



here is the link to all of our JSS/Maven trailers: dreamhere.instapage.com image

Friends in need are friends indeed

It is wonderful to see what happens when the “stuff” hits the fan. 

As I write this my studio is getting deeper and deeper in water.  

 The river is supposed to “crest” tonight. 

Whatever that means…

I am away. Working in another state. 

I am useless to the cause. 

I don’t need to be. 

The outpouring of love, assistance and friendship I am seeing is heartwarming.  

 To all of you who are helping and those of you who truly wish you could…

Thank you!