Dec 29, 2014


This was a great experience.  Soon after Madman was optioned by
Universal, I was approached by other folks interested in "getting
into the Michael Allred Business".  Producer Rick Albert had a
vision to turn one of my earliest efforts into a flick.  Packed with a
grab bag of fun familiar faces (Robert Goulet as The Devil?!) and
directed with panache by Christopher Coppola, this baby was birthed.
 Our family held up at the Disneyland Hotel for several days while I
hung out on set in Long Beach (Don't worry.  I got a LOT of time
with the wife and kids in the "Happiest Place On Earth".)  When the
shot with Cheetahman on the roof was setting up, I noticed the full
moon and pointed out how cool it would be to move the camera in
order to get the moon over Gregory Sporleder's shoulder.  Whoosh!
Just in time. The moon soon ducked behind the building.  But the
shot was got.  I was rewarded with a little cameo where William
Forsythe's Agent Dean Crept gives me the keys to the car just crashed
into the church, and I got to share the screen with Bill, Tate Donovan,
Kari Wuhrer, and Vanessa Angel.

Dec 26, 2014


Here be that CBG cover I mentioned in the last post.
The Horror.  The Horror. Huge thanks to our pal Bill Morrison!

Dec 3, 2014


More reflections of pop culture connections past.  In "Mayored to the Mob" (Season 10 episode 9 of THE SIMPSONS) I was able to briefly share the stage with THE Mark Hamill (in his Luke Skywalker togs no less!) as I rushed him from the left.  It's a don't-blink-or-you'll-miss-it-moment, but thrilled us out of our noggins just the same.  I also got "Simpsonized", and Laura too (as Michael and Laura All-bled), on the cover of The Comics Buyers Guide promoting the very first issue of TREEHOUSE OF HORROR where I wrote LITTLE SHOP OF HOMERS.  Look to the lower left!  THERE I BE!

There was also a dude in the front row wearing a white "Excite-ning Bolt" T-shirt!

And THE ATOMICS!  The week the episode originally aired there was a promo with yours truly in the black shirt running up and between Homer and Hamill!  Wish I could get a clip of that!  So nifty!

Dec 1, 2014


Kelby and I on a ride with Jim Carrey & Jeff Daniels.  Rubbing shoulders with more big shots.  Wink.