calix8 is the professional business moniker I've adopted as my "production company" when I make theatrical films, television, new media, books, articles, video games, music, greeting cards - if it's story, calix8 does it.
I have been successful in many different writing genres and media. I am the author of nearly 100 nationally-published magazine articles, an award-winning songwriter, top-selling reeting card writer, and the author of four published books.
Adding up all of my pursuits, I estimate I type over a million words a year.
In the past half-decade I have produced dozens of original projects, including narrative short movies, iPhone apps, animation, sitcom pilots, talk shows, and six feature films.
Since it's hard to write about myself, I asked many of my fimmaking partners to do it for me. They say:
"As an ardent connoisseur of story, Calix understands the critical elements that constitute a superior motio picture. While he respects the rules of the game, he is bold to take risks that expose the fury and frailty of humanity, seeing past the obvious to reveal the complex dimensions in his characters and to elevate his commercial stories with depth and vision.
"Both amiable and professional, with a keen perception and respect for the lens, Calix joyfully works with the vision of the director, producers and actors. Calix creates projects that regularly attract top Hollywood talent who choose to work with him repeatedly."
"In a word: Calix delivers."