Beetle Queen Conquers the UK

Getting sick of that joke yet? Well, no matter. It’s true this time. Beetle Queen is taking the UK. We have several screenings which I will be attending, in the flesh, along with my cameraman/collaborator Sean Price Williams. Riverside Studios London, England May 31, 2011 JO and SPW attending The Horse Hospital London, England June [...]

On Japan

It has been good to hear from all our friends in Japan, but it makes it that much more difficult to imagine the desperation and shock there. As we can now see, the repercussions of this earthquake could be much more dramatic than was first revealed. To give, text REDCROSS to 90999 for a $10 [...]


Just in case you didn’t believe that elementary school kids in North Carolina liked Beetle Queen as much as I said they did, here’s a photo of me with a few of the nearly two thousand students who saw the film. I think they look pretty happy!

Helsinki and Haikus

The screening and colloquium at the University of Helsinki was a great success. It was wonderful to hear Finns react to Beetle Queen. Their comments seem like further proof that there is some unknown connection between Finland and Japan. The American and Japanese reactors, as well as a room full of professors and doctorate students [...]

Back to school

Just had a great week in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. After screening Beetle Queen for 1100 elementary school kids back in April, we were able to conduct a bunch of classroom visits, speaking with 4th and 5th graders about the film. What a kick! (More on this later.) We also showed the film to a group [...]

First Fan Photo

Ben came to see Beetle Queen in Denver. He liked it so much he got the t-shirt and the DVD. His mom thoughtfully sent this photo. Thanks for coming to the screening! And for your support!

Real Red Carpet Photos

Bill Ross of 45365 rocked a Beetle Queen t-shirt on the red carpet at the Starz Denver Film Festival where Beetle Queen played to over-sold theaters!

Red Carpet Photos

So, it was my intention to keep myself out of this blog as much as possible, but I can’t help just commenting on a few of the awesome people I have met during my tour of the festival circuit.