Below are blips on the media radar either about my work or that I’m quoted within. If you’re a media maven interested in a chat, click here. Thanks! DH

Sonoma County filmmaker’s werewolf film comes to San Rafael movie theater

…It’s a delightfully disconcerting fusion of cheapo matinee-horror filmmaking with Howell’s highbrow wit and lyrical dialogue… — Marin Independent Journal

Sonoma County Feature Film Howls into Healdsburg’s AVFest 

If you’re looking for a fangtastic date night, the new film Werewolf Serenadea campy comedy made entirely here in Sonoma wine country has you covered. — Southern Sonoma County Life

Indie horror-comedy Werewolf Serenade Shares Trailer Ahead of Festival Run

A trailer, poster and images have been released for Werewolf Serenade, the upcoming comedy from writer-director Daedalus Howell. — Flickering Myth

Petaluma Lycanthrope Comedy Film ‘Werewolf Serenade’ Official Trailer

If you do have it, don’t spread it.” The first full trailer has debuted for an indie comedy called Werewolf Serenade, filmed in & around the city of Petaluma, California (same place as American Graffiti or Peggy Sue Got Married). —

Wolf Story (now Werewolf Serenade) Bites Into Post-Production

Lycan or not, werewolves are back. Meeting the moment, tooth and nail is writer-director Daedalus Howell with his upcoming campy horror-comedy Wolf Story, now in post-production. — Horror News Net

Pill Head — The Feature Film Art House Sci-Fi Comedy is…

A recent interview with Alex Ferrari, host of the Filmtrepreneur® Podcast, on “Selling Art House Films with the Regional Cinema Model with Daedalus Howell” — a free-wheeling, deep dive of a conversation.

‘Pill Head’ in Top 10 films made in ‘Backlot Petaluma’ — Horror Screams Video Vault

“Possibly the most bizarre film ever made in Petaluma…” — Petaluma Argus-Courier

“…Dives into the deep end of cinema’s absurdity pool with arthouse flair.” — North Bay Bohemian

“…Satirically off-the-wall…” — Press Democrat

 “…Far outside mainstream movies…” — Marin Independent Journal

“…Mind-bending…” — Sonoma Valley Sun

“…Whimsical…Hitchcockian…Screened to a sold-out crowd (and a delirious standing ovation)…”—Petaluma Argus-Courier

Airport Bar in the Bohemian

Airport Bar invites the public to ‘acknowledge what it means to be trapped in the bureaucratic purgatory of international travel in the only place where humanity still feels as one when traveling,’ with drinks and whimsical fun.” — North Bay Bohemian

Stairwell Video Revives Lost VHS Rental Experience in Petaluma

This week, in honor of the end of the VCR, local conceptual artists Daedalus Howell and Karen Hell are hosting the nostalgic interactive art installation Stairwell Video.Read More

‘Spotlight,’ Wine & Deadlines

Thanks to pal David Templeton and the Pacific Sun for including me in a Talking Picture column about the film Spotlight and journalism in general. Naturally, I’ve pleased with Templeton’s namedrop of Quantum Deadline and his plug of my reading at The Depot.

…A kind of nourishing, comedic, satirical sci-fi mystery…

Thanks! In the meantime, I heartily encourage you to read the article to, in the very least, dig some J-school-worthy cheerleading of the trade and what we should demand as news consumers. Read More

Drinking, Weeping & Writing

“Playfully meshes stylistic conventions with a sardonic self-deprecating protagonist…Fast-paced…”

…says Bruce Robinson, a host at local NPR affiliate KRCB. Somehow, I managed to admit that my creative process amounts to drinking a bottle of wine and weeping.

Humor & Verve

It’s great when the local press throws you a bone – especially for a book that draws so much inspiration from its surrounding environs. But when a paper puts your book on its front page – well, suffice it to say, I’m over the moon. Special thanks to the North Bay Bohemian and editor Stett Holbrook for showcasing Quantum Deadline this week! Some of my favorite quotes:

“The Lumaville Labyrinth is hard to categorize. Let’s call it a noirish, sci-fi-lite detective story with a heap of self-parody that’s by turns poignant, witty and comic.”

“With humor and verve, the novel takes up some of the experiences and struggles within Howell’s personal and professional life.” – Stett Holbrook

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Wonderful Blend of mystery, Science Fiction and Dark Comedy

Gotta love any review that has this line: “The offbeat references and extensive vocabulary don’t serve as off-putting, but rather paint a stunning portrayal of Howell’s stubbornly pretentious personality.” Bingo. The “blurb,” however, is this awesome bit:

“A wonderful blend of mystery, science fiction and dark comedy that keeps readers from putting the story down.” – Carly Fjeld, SciFi Bloggers

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From an Alternate Universe

This piece was written by an intern at the first paper I ever worked at professionally. And, yes, it was awkward that the book is, in part, concerned with the suicide of a newspaper intern.

As the protagonist and setting of “Quantum Deadline” are enigmatically realistic, so is the bigger shift Howell said is happening at the center of Lumaville and of “Quantum Deadline” — the shift from print to online journalism. – Quinn Pieper, Petaluma Argus-Courier

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Building a Celebrity Brand Through YouTube

Got tapped for some expert advice on the Personal Branding Blog:

“I think we’ll see more entertainment industry successes coming out of the YouTube fray once two points become accepted – that YouTube is now part of the entertainment industry and that it isn’t a means to an end, it is the end.” – Daedalus Howell

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Red Wine Pills: Buyer Beware

Here’s a brief chat with Allison Aubrey of NPR’s Morning Edition, wherein I riff on red wine and resveratrol.