Time Capsule – have you ever buried one?

"Time Capsule," a short film starring and written by my son Ben Sharples, is very loosely based on a true story. Ben and a young friend buried a time capsule as kids. In the film shown below two long-lost friends reunite to dig up a time capsule they buried as kids, only to find that the house where it is located now is occupied by psychotic, dangerous meth heads. Time Capsule premiered at the Festival Regards sur le Cinéma du Monde in Rouen, France last year, then screened at the HollyShorts Film Festival. It was directed by Ben's childhood friend Clint Gardner, who also worked with Ben in writing the script.   Ben’s bio: Ben Sharples is an American actor known for his role as Jack Hafey, best friend of Brad and Pia Martin (Ryan Kwanten and Amy Smart), in the Takashi Shimizu horror movie 7500 (2014). He played real estate mogul Stephen in the underground romantic comedy hit film X's & O's (2007), reported by the New York Times to be downloaded ove … [Read more...]

The eve of New Year’s Eve

I think this is a perfect day for looking back. Usually we go to an eve, eve party where we always share about our events of the year. Since it was cancelled this year, I'll share our major happenings of 2011 here. Major Happenings of 2011: 1. My husband, Bob, and I traveled to Amador County and Sutter Creek, CA with Manhattan Beach friends to taste some native zinfandel wines in January. On our first night there Bob fell and broke the three metatarsal bones in his right foot. Bob had foot surgery to repair and pin his broken bones together in February and had to be off his foot for eight weeks. He got around on a knee scooter (Rolleraid) or crutches. I was his driver. Bob on his knee scooter (Rolleraid) 2. On May 8 (Mother’s Day) my memoir Leaving the Hall Light On was released by Lucky Press. My successful book launch reading and signing at our local independent bookstore, Pages, was held on May 12. A couple of weeks later we celebrated my birthday in Lake Os … [Read more...]