Sunday, March 01, 2009

The new blog website!

Our blog has changed address!!!
And to celebrate our upcoming new project we are going to give our blog a new facelift...
And we will start with the new blog:

If you're subscribing to our RSS feed, you need to update to our new feed because this will no longer be updated...
Here's the new feed:

The new blog is still a work in progress but it will be complete in the coming months.
We also have transferred every single post and comments from this blog to our new one!!

If you have any questions drop me a line:


Friday, January 09, 2009


Ever since my grandfather Juan Manuel Wheeler died, and my grandmother Alicia Mendoza Chisum during these past months, it wasn't only sorrow that was passing through my soul ripping me to shreds but it was something else.
The fact that I am not a spiritual person doesn't really help either.
I don't really believe in God or any religion per se. Yes, I many times I feel ashamed admitting it, especially coming from such a strong catholic family...
The point is, that ever since both of these horrible events happened I was swept with a sad understanding that everything is pointless, meaningless.
The things we talk, meaningless.
The things we do, meaningless.
The things we celebrate, meaningless.
My perspective is that we live, we die, as part of some cycle we call life, and that's pretty much it.

However minutes before writing this I had, what wiser men would call an epiphany.
A deeper understanding.
And it has everything to do, that today is my Son's 11th birthday and that yesterday was my wife's birthday.
I write this with tears in my eyes, of joy, that I finally figured it out.

While I was sleeping I awoke with my Son and my wife at my side and I thought of everything all at once. My family, my surviving Grandma Lupita, my Sisters, my Mom... my future job directing...
And suddenly, it came to me. The "meaning" I was looking for. It had suddenly found me.


I kinda understand now that life is not without meaning, but we are the ones responsible to "put" meaning into life. And to me, that meaning is love.

As cliched as that might sound, but it's true for me.

The love for my family, my friends, my work, they are all very, very important to me and I am happy for that.

It's not like a have a new direction in life, because I was already doing what I felt in my heart was right. I am with the people I love, I even work with people that I love. I just had a more in-depth understanding of what the meaning of my life is.

You get busy living, or you get busy dying
. Has new meaning today and dammit I can now finally live with a more peaceful mind.

Maybe that John Lennon was right. All we need is love.

New day: Our new movie has so much significance and "meaning" and I cannot believe I will start research as soon as Monday.

I hope that I can finally divulge what we are brewing very soon.

Have a great day :)

Sunday, December 28, 2008

2009 with open arms


t is that time again to put into perspective our trajectory throughout this past year... The people we lost, the friends we made, the laughs, the sorrows... It has been an eye-opening year...

The world of filming and making "Capitulo Unus" (Ash Wednesday) seems like a blur or a far-away place I once was... except that news in Mexico do remind me about our film, and sadly the reality is that it makes Ash Wednesday seem like a kid's movie...

Even though we were disappointed by lethargic distributors, the movie has paved the way for our growth as filmmakers.

As a side note: Ash Wednesday: Capitulo Unus has not been released at all HOWEVER the poster for the film is "available" and is for sale at many online retailers... just google CAPITULO UNUS POSTER...

We were surprised, excited and violated at the same time when we heard the news that people were profiting off of our work, but being a small independent company like ourselves, we consider it promotion or advertising...
posters on walls = advertising
and besides it is frankly the first time I've ever heard of the "pirating" of posters from an independent film that has not been released... so that's kinda cool... jajajaja

2009, It's time to turn the tide.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

The beginning

FINALLY, FINALLY we can say with comfort that our brand new movie has gotten some wings and is beggining to prepare for take-off...

Due to contract negotiations, we won't be able to spill the beans on what this THIRD Digital Work Studios movie is to be about, but what I can say is that yesterday Tuesday November 18, 2008 an important group of human beings (including ourselves, obviously) got together, and these human beings committed to move forward with our next project that has been brewing in our minds for quite some time now.

Thanks to everyone that has helped us along the way.

We are all super-duper excited, and we honestly cannot wait to see this film...
We are very humbled to have been chosen to make this... and I can't believe it. I can't believe it.

Once everything is in place, negotiations are final, and in order I will be more detailed, but in the meantime I am going to savor this moment. :)

Also we don't expect to start filming anytime soon, we hope to begin filming somewhere around Fall 2009.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Great strides

The waiting is killing me...
but we are working very hard behind the scenes, in what is to be a very challenging project...
The process is has been painfully slow, but if everything goes well... We would be starting pre-production by January 2009...

Hopefully we will have a very active blog starting in January, or hopefully sooner...

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

The Passing of a Giant

My Grandpa Juan Manuel Wheeler and I. (2000)

On Tuesday, September 16 my grandpa Juan Manuel Wheeler passed away.
He was bigger than life in many ways, and he lived life to the fullest AND had a huge impact in all of our lives.
He was a poor kid from Mexico who became a giant in his field and in the region of Coahuila and Texas, he started as a radio personality and later he created a TV station on which he was the owner and the main anchor for the news.
This was the most trusted man, way before the internet, and when TV ruled the world.
He was my hero.
He cursed worse than a sailor, and his daily mission was to make everyone around him laugh.
He wore very cleancut suits with a crazy tie and had a huge mustache. His pride was his voice and his voice was his life.
His voice was very commanding and deep, and when broadcasting he sounded like a Mexican version of Walter Cronkite.
Naturally, he had a way with words.
As a kid he never finished elementary school, he had to work to support his Mom and the rest of the family.
He taught me many lessons that I will never forget. He was always there for me and he inadvertently did things that changed my life forever.
He was a great mentor and a great friend.

You were a fighter, and even though it hurts losing you, I still laugh at all the insane things that you did every day.

That's all I could write.

I Love you.

Sunday, August 31, 2008

the update

I haven't updated the blog for a while now...
I try to keep focused that this blog be dedicated to our films, and since we haven't started preproduction on our third film, well, that leaves the blog pretty much with zero updates.

Oh and Ash Wednesday: Capitulo Unus? Release date?
Well our soon to be ex-distributor, or our never-was distributor postponed the signing and obviously the release date, so we are back at square one on the distribution side...

I know. It is as bad as it sounds. jajajaja

However, as usual, one door closes and many open... we are already in talks with various distributors that are interested. So I'll make sure and post something as soon as it happens...

And also, on our third film... we are in the midst of something really cool, exciting and very inspirational... so stay tuned.
After everything gets into place we should have a very active blog even before pre-production starts... yeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaahhhhh