Author Archives: magGot


Twenty years ago today I completed my first feature film, My Crepitus (aka: I Never Left the White Room.) It was a non stop push from highschool, college and the end roads of this film. Which was a blurry and rocky journey. Here I was in the final week push. Illegally sneaking into the school […]

quar·an·tine of mag•Gots

While the major studios are forced to set back theatrical releases. We in the underground must come together. Support one another. Countless upcoming conventions, festivals, performances…are being canceled or postponed. I know we won’t be attending many planned ones until there is a clear plug on things. Thus, we have decided to make the jump […]

The Minds Are Spreading Wide open

All pre-orders and all else have shipped.  The web store will relaunch at the start of the new year.  Some of these limited editions of Opening the Mind have been saved for when things kick off in 2020.  But it is now time to play catch up on the holidays! Lots more to come. Soon […]

Mr. Ben VS. Christopher Lee

Opening the Mind marks the end roads for the mountain of in-house productions that have weighed me down for most of my adult life. It was just the third time I filmed with Mr. Ben. But it will mark the final feature experience completed of our era of work. Mr. Ben was a portal of […]

Töte Mich Noch Einmal

An exciting addition to the special edition of OPENING THE MIND is the experimental German film, Töte Mich Noch Einmal. Below is a breakdown of the talent involved. Including Thomas Goersch who makes an appearance in OTM as well as The Profane Exhibit. Daniel Hadrović is a writer and filmmaker. He has Croatian citizenship and lives in […]

A Karyus Character

John Karyus is an eclectic character actor and Jack of Any Trade on an indie film set. We met at the B-Movie Film Festival in Syracuse, NY in 2000. He overheard a conversation and asked if he could chime in. Below he reflects of this, but it’s a moment I’ll never forget. He asked if […]

A Requiem For the magGots

Below is the first of the magGot Clan to chime in on the Opening the Mind journey. Without this crucial crossroads it may have forever been left in limbo. Creepies n’ Crawlies here is the master behind the aural assault Requiem, David Graham:   “In 2002 my good friend Michael Todd Schneider started writing a […]