William Shatner still cracks me up


The trailer for the Dawson Digital Productions, Inc. short film “ABDUCTION”

ABDUCTION The Director's Cut

“ABDUCTION” is a Sci-Fi short shot in the film noir style and tipping its hat to the great sci-fi and horror films of the 1940?s and 50?s. It?s a fun film that is guaranteed to have audiences sitting on the edge of their seat in suspense and fear.

Better Cooking Through Chemistry

Ted Wilson is trying to grow beyond his OCD and have a successful relationship. While on a date with his Yoga Instructor, Drew Smuthers, he finds himself having to shed his hang ups from his past relationships so that he can be free to let go with Drew. This film was made as part of the National Film Challenge 2007. http://www.filmchallenge.org

Lucky Numbers a Musical

Created for the 48 Hour Film Project San Diego 2007, Lucky Numbers: A Musical tells the story of a group of print shop workers who think they’ve won the lottery together. Only problem is they don’t know where Dan, the guy who buys the ticket, is.

Winner: 1st Place – Best 48 Hour Film at the El Cajon Video & Film Festival 2007

Winner of 3 Awards at the 48 Hour Film Project San Diego 2007:
Best Use of Genre
Best Musical Score
Best Writing

Directors ;
David S. Dawson
Al Stoffel



Well it took me 15 years to finally live up to the promise I made to Bryan when we were in college and I got my first tattoo tonight. Hey, we’ve been shooting a production at King Ink here in Vegas for a few days… how could this not be the time to finally get it done?

Of course, as nice a joint as King Ink is, I couldn’t afford it. So we went to Atomic City. It’s a small little hole in the wall kind of place just north of the Stratosphere. We did a lot of research on line and they had great reviews on YELP and the price was fair. I’m very happy with our decision. A dude called “Monk” gave me my tat. (Short for Monkey, a nickname he got a long time ago and it’s gradually shortened up to Monk over the years.) I have to say the place was very clean, the staff was incredibly cool to deal with and very helpful in making that final decision and in keeping it fun while also being considerate of the fact that it was something I’d have to live with.

In the end Monk took the design I had been mulling over for a week (a design I found after 10 months of searching) and he tweaked it and improved it and the end result is something I’m very happy with. In fact, I think it’s pretty bad ass. So there’s another experience to check off the bucket list.

And for those of you wondering about the design, it’s in memory of my Dad. Mick left us 3 years ago this coming August 27. When he died my sisters and I all said we’d get ankh tattoos in his memory. The Ankh is the ancient Egyptian symbol for Life. Dad was very into the ancient Egyptian culture and was always fascinated by their belief system, their advanced technology and in their art. Many, many discussions were had regarding the Egyptians and many TV programs were watched with him regarding Pharoahs, Pyramids and more. We were actively planning out a trip to Egypt someday soon in the months before he passed. Alas, that’s a trip we’ll never take together. But I will forever display my Ankh and remember my Dad and the incredible Life he lived, the Life he gave to me, and the Life I hope to lead in his honor.

New Specs

So, lost my specs a few weeks back. Think it was at Disneyland. That would make it Disneyland 2 – David 0. Seem to lose my specs at the park. Have to remember that when I’m there. Oy.

Bought some new specs tonight. What do you think?

Dave's New Specs

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