A Curious Comedy

Along the path of filmmaking (and creating any art really) one learns to accept rejection as a normal part of putting your work into the world. I mean, you can’t please everybody all of the time can you? And the competition is intense in the world of film.

As our little movie, Feet, makes its way through the submission process of film festivals around the world, it has yet to be selected to screen at any of them. While that can be a little wounding to the ol’ ego, now and again we have been lucky to receive sincere compliments on the film, on its story and on the acting, from some pretty great film festivals even while they were not naming it as an official selection.

One of the most exciting of these has come in the form of an endorsement from Oaxaca FilmFest. Oaxaca FilmFest was named by MovieMaker magazine as one of the Top 50 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee four years in a row, and this is what they had to say about Feet.

“Feet is a curious comedy about a man’s fascination turning into art, and the effort he makes to protect his vision from external meddling forces.

Feet is written and directed by the duo of Darci Alishouse and Terri Balogh, with a minuscule budget they manage to create an entertaining film with a very clear vision of who their characters are and the true meaning of artistic integrity. It is fascinating that they decided their main characters would be senior citizens, something that doesn’t happen quite often in film. There’s also a point to be made here, it’s never too late to do what you really want to do.

Both Richard and Pete get involved in a medium that is often dominated by much younger competitors, however, their point of view brings something new to the table. Richard, as played by Richard Chamberlain, is a man with a curious hobby sprung out of his own ache that he further develops into an area of expertise. He’s naive, even for his age, but still willing to fight for what is his. Pete, as played by Seymour Muchmore, is a man who acts much younger than his true age. There’s a vitality to his performance that makes him that friend your mom disapproves of, but that is a genuine mate when things get real.

As for the antagonist of the story, Tony LeBeauf is the deranged Adrian Marco Day, the prototypical nightmare of any filmmaker, as he represents the madness that comes with money and the power that comes with deciding over the final product.

The film works on three different levels: It’s a story about the pursuit of happiness, it’s a crime caper and a story of friendship against adversity. All three levels work well off each other, and make for a varied and entertaining experience. This is also an example of get-out-there-and-make-your-movie filmmaking. There was a story to be told, and the filmmakers went camera in hand, with clear vision and made the film without compromise.

Feet can be a wacky comedy of two senior friends trying to get into the YouTube game so well-played by Millenials, it’s also a caper and a crime thriller, but ultimately its heart lies in a declaration of artistic freedom and purity of vision.”

The biggest thrill for Terri and I about this endorsement was that they got the ultimate message of the story! Behind its “curious” facade, the message of Feet is a declaration of artistic freedom and the idea that it is never too late to do what you really want to do. It was truly heartening to us that they were able to see that message.

The other thrill for us is that all of the hard work the cast and crew and everyone involved in this film put out there was not lost on the people screening it for Oaxaca FilmFest. We wanted to put this out there to let everyone know that we appreciate everything they did to help create this film. We will continue to push Feet into the world through however much rejection is necessary until we finally all get to snuggle into theatre seats and see it on the big screen!

Carrying On,


Feet to Festivals

Tucker – One of the talented film extras in Feet.

Making a film is like giving birth…then after giving birth your newborn infant is immediately sent off to dozens and dozens of groups of strangers whose job it is to look your baby over, decide whether it is worthy of being seen in public and give it a thumbs up or a thumbs down.

Yep, we’re talking about the world of independent film festivals.

Our first baby – Feet – has been officially in distribution to film festivals since January of this year. It’s a long process with a lot of entry fees and months of waiting involved. At this mid-year point of 2017 we do not know when, where or if Feet will be screening at any of our chosen festivals. We’ve grown more patient over these past six months and will most likely need to develop thick skins to endure the inevitable rejection that comes with putting your art out into the world.

But that’s okay 🙂

Because odds are we will get some good news too. And with that good news will come big announcements and parties and travel with friends and the camaraderie with our cast and crew that we enjoy so much. PLUS we’ll be meeting new people at the festivals, both filmmakers and film lovers, and that sounds exciting.

We are so looking forward to having a drink at the bar with everyone after watching Feet on a big screen. Thoughts of those future moments keep us motivated to continue looking for great festivals and sending in those submissions. With any luck, we’ll be  inviting you all to the first screening soon!

Sign Up to Win Your Free Copy of “Alpine Glow”

WHAT? Another free giveaway?

Yep, we’ve discovered Goodread’s fun little widget that allows us to give books away to RANDOM STRANGERS!! And, quite honestly, it’s a little addicting.

Today, we’ve got the new-to-paperback novel “Alpine Glow” out there in Goodreads-land in a giveaway that will end with some lucky people (could it be you?) receiving your own copy, wrapped in lovely tissue paper with, oh, I don’t know, maybe a beautiful card personally addressed to you via the mail at absolutely ZERO cost 🙂  All you have to do is be a Goodreads participant and click on this link…

Goodreads Book Giveaway

Alpine Glow by Robin Balogh Cox

Alpine Glow

by Robin Balogh Cox

Giveaway ends November 06, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

See? That was fun, wasn’t it?

You may be wondering what this book is about. Well, it DOESN’T MATTER because if you enter this giveaway and win your copy you’ll be getting it for free and, therefore, feel good about it no matter what it’s about!!

For those of you who are still curious, “Alpine Glow” is what you would call a parallel story. There’s a modern day mystery happening in Alpine, TX and an equally intriguing tale happening in exactly the same spot except back in time, during the shoot ’em up times of the Old West. These two tales are expertly woven together by Robin Balogh Cox and take you on a wild adventure through love, lust, arson and murder in the present and the past.

Enter to win your free copy and good luck to you!

p.s. The next in this book trilogy is due to come out before Christmas! Keep your eyes peeled for its release!

Goodreads Giveaway for “How To Be An Artist”

Are you a member of Goodreads?

If not, it’s a pretty neat social media site for book lovers – you may want to check it out.

If so, well you may want to join the giveaway we have going on on Goodreads for “How to be an Artist”, a small book with big inspiration for anyone looking to get past their self-imposed obstacles and live a more creative life!

Go ahead…click on it…this could be your lucky day 🙂

Goodreads Book Giveaway

How to be an Artist by Terri Balogh

How to be an Artist

by Terri Balogh

Giveaway ends November 05, 2015.

See the giveaway details
at Goodreads.

Enter Giveaway

Orchard Arts Festival 2015

Had a great time at the annual Orchard Arts Festival put on by the South Westminster Arts Group (SWAG) this past weekend!


Spent some time communing with nature and other artists, as well as patrons of the arts who came by and bought some of Terri’s handmade pottery and/or signed up for our book giveaway!

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As the summer dwindles away, we here at Knowhere Media are excited for cooler weather and afternoons spent relaxing in coffee shops and bookstores. We’ll be holding some book signings in Denver and beyond very soon.  We’ve dubbed these get togethers “Author’s Cups” because we’re bringing along some of Terri’s hand thrown coffee mugs as well as our latest paperbacks. Look for more information as the leaves begin to fall and we all get in the mood to curl up with a good book and a steaming cup of coffee…


Bottoms up!


Bodragaz “Symphony” Video

Recently, we had a really cool opportunity to shoot some video unlike any we’ve ever shot before. The guys in the heavy metal band, Bodragaz, were seeking a high contrast, smoke filled, head banging kind of look for their new video and we were happy to pull out all the stops for them. This is what happened…

Two things:

First…filming heavy metal rock bands doing their thing is now high on our list of “fun things about being a filmmaker”. Serious attitude and all of that smoke! It really was a blast.

Second…the dedication these guys have for their music and their art was invigorating to be around. We’re glad the footage turned out for them and hope the world digs the video!

Rock On!

– Darci

Why Robert Downey Jr. Will Never Work with Me

RDJThe other day, Robert Downey Jr. made a statement about how he has no desire to work on indie films because of the lack of professionalism and talent, the extra hard work involved and the general mediocrity of the end product. I’m not usually too over the top worried about what Hollywood types say regarding those of us on the outer realms of film success, but for some reason this little news bite totally irked me. Like, bugged me to the point that I had to walk around and rant about it to my friends and family and, God help me, argue about it on Facebook.

The question I kept coming back to after these sometimes heated discussions was, “Why?” Why do I care? It’s not like I had some fantasy worked up in my head of RDJ agreeing to act in one of my films. What’s the big deal? He wasn’t pointing his $75Millionayear finger directly at me and saying “You suck.”

Or was he?

The time, effort and money indie filmmakers put into creating their films is GIGANTIMOUS (real urban dictionary word, Google it) relative to the amount of time, effort and money that they have available to them. To flippantly brush all of our efforts aside and tell us that we’re wasting our time…and his…felt personal and more than just a little mean.

After all, we’ve stuck with RDJ as a whole. He’s a bit of a darling among most of the artistic filmmakers that I know, despite the fact that he’s churning out over hyped comic book movies like there’s some kind of world shortage…which there’s not. For him to tell us that most of us are “inexperienced and lame” was his honest opinion and one that ripped away at the veil of polite disdain Hollywood has for the indie artist, exposing something we indie folks don’t like to admit.

We’re not one of them.

One of our unspoken fears is now out in the open, in black and white, for everyone to see. We no longer have to wonder what many of those we’ve idolized for years are saying when we’re not in the room, which is almost always, because we never get the VIP pass. Now we know. Most of us, not all of us, but most of us, are somewhat of a joke to the Hollywood elite. They don’t look at us and envy or admire our small attempts at being filmmakers. They really don’t look at us at all.

So, what to do with this knowledge?

I, for one, am done ranting. I hold no ill will towards RDJ as a person, although I will probably be less likely to praise his acting talent with as much gushing adoration as I have in the past. That may be petty, but I never claimed to be perfect. And I’m not going to pay money to see any of the multiple Avenger movies barreling our way in the near future. However, to be totally honest, I probably wouldn’t have gone to see them anyway.

I guess all I can do is stick to my current path, making movies with as much care and cash that I can pull together. I’ll be as professional and talented as I know how to be and, with any luck, I may be part of something that turns out to be pretty good. Then, one day, when RDJ and I are at the same party, he for Avengers 15 and me for my little-movie-that-could, and he turns to me and says “Your movie was, at best, mediocre”, I will be able to look him straight in the eye, with the confidence that making your own movie in your own way gives you, and say, “Ditto.”

– Darci

Sci-Fi eBook “The Purist” Available Now

Ready or not, The Purist – Part One and Part Two are available now on Amazon.com.

If you’ve got a hankering for a strange, almost-juicy, sci-fi ebook series that examines the relationship between Gods and their people…this one’s for you.

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Start by downloading Part One and see where it takes you.

The Purist started with a dream, literally. I woke up in the middle of the night and stumbled to my computer to write down what was in my head. The Prologue and Chapter One of Part One are almost word-for-word what came from that strange, dream-induced writing session.

From that basic framework, the tale of a God who has been tapped for His power, and is losing His physical state because of it, emerged. Then each person, from each segment of the world that The Pure One has been born to save, came to life and the saga was created.

Part Two is available now, Part Three is available on pre-order and Part Four (the final of this saga) is due to release early fall of 2015.

– Darci


Out of Knowhere: A Blog About Our Blog

This is our blog. It’s called, Out of Knowhere. We thought this was a catchy name and knew that we needed to have some place to put news, articles, thoughts, release information, etc. on our website. Also, websites are just supposed to have blogs and we, as artists, are supposed to have something to say…so…here it is.

With any luck, we’ll be posting a lot of exciting news about the success of Knowhere Media books and films AND the resulting celebratory parties, making everyone we know jealous beyond belief.

However, we have a lot of other ideas for this blog that have nothing to do with luck or making people jealous. They have more to do with the vast number of talented indie artists that we know and love who don’t get the kind of recognition on the interweb that they deserve.

So, Gentle Reader (yep, you get a pet name), this blog post is to let you know that our blog will…someday very soon…we hope to get it going sooner rather than later…start highlighting the hard working, free spirited, creative individuals who inspire us.

Boom. First blog post complete.