Pilsen

Pilsen is written and directed by Rick Padilla. A story of converging cultures, Pilsen is a Mexican neighborhood located in Chicago. The murder of a Mexican immigrant brings his father from Guadalajara to Chicago to claim his son’s body. The resulting journey...

Working With Passion

It can drive you nuts thinking about how to balance the need to pay your bills with the desire to do something that you are passionate about. The truth is, not many of us will ever have the opportunity to do a job that we love. I was aware at an early age, that I had...

Music Matters

In a world where we want everything now, we sometimes forget about the effect on our lifestyle and culture our immediate gratification may have. In the world of music, the songwriter depends on royalties paid for the use of his song. Traditionally, royalties are paid...

Do You Love Your Music

On a cold day last week I turned on some music in my house to listen to as I managed my online tasks. I have a playlist that consists of Wiz Khalifa, Rick Ross and Drake. All new albums and all purchased and downloaded from iTunes although this could easily be about...

Love Jones The Musical 2016

In September 2015 I was contacted by Executive Producer, Melvin Childs, about producing the music for a stage play based on the 1997 Warner Brothers film, Love Jones. I have known Melvin since he discovered Tyler Perry in 1998-1999 and I put the first band together...