Excited for the Manhattan Nocturne (AKA Manhattan Night) Canadian premiere at the Gala Friday June 24th at the Willson Oakville Film Festival.  Looking forward to doing Q&A following the screening as well.  Come on out for the fun - click thru image for tickets!


Excited to announce the trailer and poster for Manhattan Night (based on the novel Manhattan Nocturne by Colin Harrison) starring Adrien Brody, Yvonne Strahovski, Campbell Scott and Jennifer Beals released today on the homepage of in the Indie Focus section and on the movie page!



Mark your calendars and get out the word.  Movie opens in theaters in select cities and also on demand everywhere on Friday May 20th.  If you are near a theater playing it, I highly encourage you to get to it opening weekend! 

On the Saturday night May 21 at 7pm, we will be at the Ridgefield Playhouse for a special screening followed by Q&A and a cocktail reception hosted by.the inaugural Ridgefield Independent Film FestivalAll you Westchester friends please come out for the fun and to support RIFF.    You can buy tickets now at by clicking on the green “Get Tickets” button.

On Sunday May 22, I’ll be at the 7pm (ish) screening in RI at the East Providence 10.  All you fam, friends, Feehanites, come on out!  


The movie will be released in territories around the world with the list growing.  Here's an announcement in Variety.



Mark you calendars!!! This is the big announcement. Manhattan Nocturne will be released worldwide on May 20th! It will be in theaters in select cities across the country and abroad and simultaneously available on VOD. What is nowadays called a "multi-platform release". I highly encourage you to see it in the theater with all your friends first and then again at home the next day! Many many talented people came together to make and support this film, and they would all love for you to see it! More details to come.

Picture and Sound

In each phase of post production, I am just so grateful to work with such talented artisans so skilled in their craft.   This work often goes unappreciated by the casual viewer of a film, but the work is so important to creating the overall movie watching experience.   In the category of Visual Effects for example, sometimes the job is to make things in the frame not appear at all.  When we get to the Blu-Ray commentary, I want to point out some of those things, because it’s impossible to tell they were ever there.  Shout out to wizard Hernan Herrera for making the magic in well over 50 VFX shots.

We just completed the mix and the subtleties and tweaks make such a difference.  Being on the mix stage at Goldcrest NY feels like being on the bridge of a spaceship with each person manning their post facing the screen.  Props to the whole post sound team lead by Marlena Grzaslewicz, Michael Barry and Isaac Derfel.

Let there be color.  Coloring this movie was a sheer pleasure with Jack Lewars at Technicolor Postworks NY.  The images are as rich as I always imagined and hoped.  Without giving too much away, there is an epilogue scene that occurs in the fall 10 months after the main story.  When we dialed in the deep color of the autumn leaves and the orange October light, I almost wept with joy.  

I wrote about the orchestra and original score, but also the movie contains original songs that I’m proud to be a part of.  Music Supervisor Jay Levine is a song partner in crime, and we had a blast creating songs and working with talented artists such as Catey Shaw, Brix, Julian Soto, Lucy Woodward, and my old bandmates of Cuban Missile Crisis, Andy Kadison on guitar and Campbell Scott on drums.   

This is the phase of movie-making that most people understand the least.  There are lots of moving pieces that make the moving pictures and the sound.  Thanks to Post-Production Supervisor Brian Golding for keeping all those pieces on their tracks.  Unsung heros like Brian G and Peter Boychuk, project manager at Technicolor Postworks NY, are relied so heavily upon to make all the technical aspects align to form the final picture and sound.  

Lastly, a shout out to our friends at Adolescent, for creating new logos and animated company logos for Untravelled Worlds and DeCubellis FIlms.  Great work as always.   Putting on the finishing touches. 


I’ve spent a lot of time in an edit room, starting as a teenager.  My career started as an editor. I love editing.  The magic of creating meaning that Eisenstein discovered when splicing one image against another still surprises me.  Living in the Manhattan Nocturne edit room these months has been intense and thrilling in large part because editor Andy Keir is a Jedi Master.  He’s a craftsman to his core and a storyteller of untouchable integrity.    Everyday we cut and add and trim and sharpen and invert and reverse and whittle and build and imagine the film a little bit closer to what it will ultimately be.   Now on the morning of locking picture, and I’m savoring every second.  I’ll go to bed tonight complete with the 14 and a half million choices that I’ve made to this point and will wake up excited to start the next phase of post production.  I mean what’s more fun than music, visual effects, color and sound?!