Welcome to My Own Private Multiverse...
When I'm not building the Lumaverse with novels and films, I write and voice the blog-podcast two-fer Daedalus Howell's Night School (of the Mind). I create conceptual art with Karen Hell at Culture Dept., and am presently in pre-production for our feature film Pill Head. Listen to me live, Thursdays, on KSVY's The Morning Show (91.3 FM).
Join me and Karen Hess (producer & production designer) as we create our latest collaboration — Pill Head, an art house thriller feature film!
In the film, college student Theda is a pill addict who undergoes an experimental sleep therapy. When she awakes nearly a year later, she discovers the treatment has put her on the verge of a psychic breakthrough... Or a psychotic breakdown. Can she see the forking paths of the future, or has she lost her mind?
"Our motivation to make this film is not merely to scratch a collective aesthetic itch — we hope to galvanize our local film community, employ local artists, and add fuel to Petaluma’s creative economy while capturing this particular moment in its history." — Karen Hess & Daedalus Howell
George Eliot writes "It's never too late to be what you might have been” and a century and a half later, Rebecca Mead, in a New Yorker essay titled Middlemarch and Me tries to find the origin of the quotation, which she first read on a refrigerator magnet.
When you’re a broke-ass-art-person, there’s about million podcasts and blogs and online courses encouraging you to create podcasts and blogs and online courses to help monetize your creative process by sharing it with other artists who, in turn, will create more podcasts and blogs and online courses. It's time to stop...
Remember when the entertainment industry was pushing the term “transmedia?” Yeah, neither do I but how do we refer to the technique of telling a single story or story experience across multiple platforms?
With the script (all but!) locked and pre-production well underway, production designer Karen Hess/Hell has started sketching the storyboard for our upcoming feature Pill Head.
Wherein I face my fear of artistic inauthenticity by visiting The Fear Doctor, Hunter Franks, and getting a prescription for what ails...
April 23rd marks William Shakespeare’s 423rd bday. For the sake of this chat, however, let’s just say it’s his 4-20th birthday. Because the question of the day is “Did Shakespeare smoke weed?” Doobie, or not doobie? That is the question asked by anthropologist Francis Thackeray.
Long left behind in B-Movies, quicksand is making something of a cultural comeback. But maybe not in the way one might expect. From fetish films to a David Bowie word salad, your host Daedalus Howell plays through the sandtrap and finds old video games, snakes, and Nazis along the way.
The third and final installment of the mini-series "Burning Down the Art House" focuses on Tom Schiller’s hat tip to Fellini, "La Dolce Gilda," starring Gilda Radner and evoking a nostalgia trip for your host.
Still in pursuit of the elusive art film, I find my way to Ingmar Bergman through the portal of parody and pubescent thanatos.
Whilst developing my feature-length art film, Pill Head, I ask why I'm drawn to the genre and whether it's really a genre at all.
Daedalus Howell, host of the Night School of the Mind podcast, goes legit as a night school instructor with this one-hour step by step guide to getting your podcast out of your mind and into the earbuds of the world. The class is hosted by the Petaluma Adult School.
"A noirish, sci-fi-lite detective story with a heap of self-parody that's by turns poignant, witty and comic... With humor and verve, the novel takes up some of the experiences and struggles within Howell's personal and professional life." — North Bay Bohemian
“’I Heart Sonoma’ pokes fun at just about every aspect of wine country life, from the unspoken Napa-Sonoma feud to ‘the lethality of wine and yoga pairings.’” — Press Democrat
How to Find Your Creative Niche. Want to stand out from the rest of the pod? The Tea Cup Whale shows you how to discover your own, unique creative niche and grow your creative career by thinking “small.”