News & Views

The News & Views page is where you'll find updates on what MacLeod is up to and hopefully a thoughtful reflection or funny story here and there. This is the blog of my blog-site.

Monday, July 26, 2010

An Exciting Summer

So sorry, I've been out of touch for this long!

So far it's been a very rewarding Summer. I'll spare you a tome and just stick to the basics of what's been going on for the last few months:

I went to Kentucky to shoot an independent film with writer/director Lyman Creason. A Hitchcockian thriller through and through! Really wonderful and talented people on set. Lots of fun.

Audiobooks, Audiobooks, Audiobooks! Pretty much every week that I haven't been out of town. Exciting highlights:
I directed a book, Half Brother by Kenneth Oppel narrated by Daniel DiTomasso.
Just Finished recording the Sequel to Sandman Slim by Richard Kadrey Kill the Dead.
The book was directed by Paul Ruben of Paul Ruben Productions. A fantastic director.
I will be recording Wildfire Run by Dee Garretson for HarperChildren's Audio.
This is my first book with Harper Audio, all previous being recorded with Brilliance Audio and Audible Inc.

Next week I will be traveling to Louisville to film a music video and some sketch comedy with Indie Filmmaker Stu Pollard

Aside from work, I spent a beautiful sun soaked week in Maine, and while in Portland had the good fortune of hearing The Mallett Brothers Band live in concert! This is what Country Music is supposed to sound like- a driving beat reminiscent of Johnny Cash, alternately heartfelt and fun songwriting, grizzled but melodic vocals and dirty guitar licks.

In fact, Here's a live recording of one of their many great songs:

Good Things,