The Grind

New Year starts Jan. 2nd, for me…

[caption id="" align="alignright" width="288" caption="Shootin' some pick-ups for UnReal"][/caption] [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="288" caption="me, doing sound, producing"][/caption] I always like to do that. I usually start all my "new year" on the 2nd. The 1st is usually a wash. Recovering from NYE and all the hype. It...

Cleaning out my closet

It seems like I am always quoting Eminem songs. I guess it's true, I am. It just seems appropriate. As 2011 comes to an end it's time to clean up the mess and get ready for a fresh start. It's crazy how NYE represents an end...

what's winter like in SoCal?

I was riding my bike to get coffee this morning and looking at the beach, well trying to look but my view was blocked by the long giant mounds of sand the dozers put up to stop a giant swell from hitting the homes and...

Duane Cali "Simple Girl"

Twitter: @duanecali4real Facebook: DuaneCali contact: duanecaliinfo@gmail.com directed by Lije Sarki www.nutbucketfilms.com nutbucketfilms@gmail.com produced by Kosta Rigopolous and Friendly Films choreography/dancer - Kenny Wasp directors of photography - Jason Wisch, Lije Sarki key grip - Michael Stocks edited by Matthew Hubbard youtube: Redchair3  ...

I wrap a TV show but it only begins.

[caption id="attachment_1981" align="alignleft" width="300" caption="character "Eric" from series UNDERBELLY"][/caption] I will leave in about thirty minutes to finish one of my last shots for Underbelly.  Today I am acting.  Mostly I am producing.  Sometimes I am doing sound and shooting.  It has been a trip.  Like...

The Devil's Border

That's the name of our Thriller/Horror project. Part of what I came up to Big Bear to work on. I developed the story around Christmas of last year. I had an opportunity for a web-series project and I ran with an idea I had. That...

seclusion proves beneficial

I took left Venice on Saturday to get away from distractions. I am not talking about seclusion from EVERYTHING. Not total isolation. Well, sort of. I was lucky enough to have a good pal who had just purchased a cabin up in Big Bear, CA. He...

Writing is a bitch

I mean seriously. Even writing this little blog everyday is hard at times. That's why I don't write everyday. Sometimes I can't think of anything to friggin' say. I don't claim to be any good at it. Mad props to my father, M Sarki, he...

Life's a BEACH…zero downtime.

[caption id="attachment_396" align="alignleft" width="604" caption="photo by E Michael Sarki. www.emichaelsarki.com"][/caption] Well I wanted to quickly let everyone know that I have not won a million dollars and gone on vacation to Africa to help cure world hunger.  I would LOVE to.  I really would.  That is...