Sunday, November 26, 2017

TCM Fan Programmer Chris Mich co-hosts Test Pilot

Yeah, I'm the guy far right and today was the day my co-hosting segment ran. It was a lot of fun and I'm thrilled that Digging Star Wars led me to this wonderful opportunity. And, yes, Digging Star Wars did get a shout out on the air.

Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Test Pilot on TCM with Me?!

Today, I recorded an on-camera interview with TCM's Ben Mankiewicz for their Thanksgiving weekend programming....

I was a "Guest Programmer" and talked about classic films and, in particular, Victor Fleming's 1938 aviation drama Test Pilot. As you may recall, Digging Star Wars covered Test Pilot in 2012.

To see my full interview, watch TCM on Sunday, November 26, 2017 at 3pm.

Sunday, February 21, 2016 reviews The Empire Strikes Back

For those Star Wars fans avid enough to do things like the #BillionDollarKesselRun - I propose you prove THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK is the best Star Wars film ever via blog page clicks. The Star Wars film that has the highest number of Film366 page clicks - combined with Film366 SW video views on YouTube - wins!

Here's a link to the Empire Strikes Back review:

And here's the YouTube video featuring Phil Congleton...

...and yours truly....

Tuesday, February 9, 2016 Return of the Jedi


Remember I blogged awhile back that I was starting a new blog with my film fiend - er, I mean, "friend" - Phil Congleton called Film366?

Well, it up and running. Better yet, we featured Return of the Jedi with an original video review shot by my son Peter and featuring his Dad blabbing about Jedi's worthiness. Here's the video:

For the complete Film366 entry, click here.

And, be sure to check out every day in 2016 for a new movie recommendation!

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

NEW QVC Celebrates Star Wars commercial

I was fortunate enough to write, direct, and produce another QVC Celebrates Star Wars commercial. Check it out by clicking on the image below...

Saturday, December 5, 2015


About a year ago, I hung a Gone Fishin’ sign on this Digging Star Wars blog with an entry that read I was going to “explore some other creative opportunities.” I’m happy to say my explorations have culminated in the launch of a new video blog – delivers daily videos - each endorsing a classic film selected for each calendar day in 2016. Since 2016 is a leap year, we have 366 films to cover. Get it? It’s film – three-hundred sixty-six days a year!

Best of all, has me working with longtime friend/creative collaborator (and the most-passionate-about-film person I know), Phil Congleton. I can’t wait for you to see the variety of stuff we created, borrowed or stole – er, I mean – embedded on our blog respecting all fair use laws. The videos that Phil and I created – whether together or with separate production teams – range from slapped-together comedy skits shot in our backyards to high-end mini-movies shot at interesting locations. 

Rockin' the mike at GasHouse Radio with Phil ready to shoot.

Phil and I wanted to give our audience something new each day in 2016. And while we weren’t able to produce 366 original videos, the site will offer trailers, film excerpts, written reviews and, yes, even some classic Digging Star Wars audio blog entries. So far, it’s been an unpredictable science experiment – from Burger King meetings to build the 366 list to recording at GasHouseRadio, Jimmy John’s Piping Hot Sandwiches, and other unique locations. 

Film366 on location at Burns Pharmacy in Morrisville, PA (film location from the movie SIGNS).

Phil and I have also been fortunate to have the support of fellow film professionals and enthusiasts who have crewed on our shoots and edits, helped acquire locations and written great music for our original videos.  

DP Paul Schneider lends his talent and gear to the cause.
We even have some original animated videos in the pipeline from graphic artists and cartoonists who couldn’t resist helping us (Okay, we begged them – but for the better good!).

Now, we’d like to invite you into the experiment. Here’s a sneak-peak at first video that will launch on the official Film366 site on New Year's Day 2016.

You can visit right now to learn more about the project and sign up to follow the blog. You can also follow us on Facebook. And you may see a production still or video on other social platforms out there, too. will always feature a new film each and every day in 2016.

View. Share. Repeat...everyday in 2016. 

Thanks and Happy Holidays,


Thursday, September 3, 2015


I was fortunate enough to write, direct and produce a QVC commercial for their upcoming Star Wars program this Friday! Check it out by clicking on the image below...

 Click to see QVC Star Wars video