Michael Pharis here.
This is my new “BLOG”. It, along with the entire website, has been lovingly curated and engineered by my childhood pal Andrew Sweatman. If you have any web designing needs, hit him up. He’s a real pro.
If you’re reading this, it means you may have some modicum of interest in what I’m doing with my creative pursuits and Crescent Peak Entertainment. Yes. Crescent Peak Entertainment. That’s the name of our new production company, a name which affectionately references the comedy-horror classic that started it all: “Cabin at Crescent Peak”.
2020 has been filled with all sorts of surprises, and I think we can all agree it would be best to just forget this year ever happened.
HOWEVER, we did have a little bit of success with our latest movie, “The Rock of Gibraltar”. Set in Arkansas, 1940, it follows a Fort Smith city detective on the hunt for Deacon Marsh, the self-proclaimed “Al Capone of the South”. “The Rock” has been nominated for awards in a few different film festivals, and even won Best Feature in The Art is Alive film festival this fall. We were also extremely fortunate to win the Audience Choice award in the Made in Arkansas Film Festival as well as the Fayetteville Film Fest. This was very cool, as it means someone other than my mom liked the movie I made.
As The Rock of Gibraltar has been making its way to festivals and audiences in different parts of the country, I’ve also been writing. We have a couple movies planned for next year, one of which involves a rag-tag team of adventurers and their pursuit of a mythical BIRD CREATURE. Additionally, I am finishing a novelization of “The Rock of Gibraltar” which expands upon the world we built with the movie, and which I hope to share with you all some time next spring or summer.
Finally, we have a STORE. If you’re looking to get your loved one something AWESOME for Christmas, look no further than michaelpharis.com. Deacon Marsh-themed apparel and Christmas decorations abound. Even posters for The Rock of Gibraltar and Cabin at Crescent Peak are available! All proceeds from these sales will directly fund our future projects. If you’re interested in seeing more of what I’m making, or just like supporting local artists, please check out the store and get yourself some #rockofgibraltarswag. Who wouldn’t want a pair of Deacon Marsh underwear?
Thank you for reading, thank you for supporting, and I look forward to more correspondence.