After 50 years in prison, Dr. Charles Sorland (depicted here with his attorney), is receiving the good news
that he’s being granted limited parole. A convicted serial killer at the age of 18, Sorland has turned his
life around. With a degree in psychology and education, he’s become model prisoner and an author/advocate
at the leading edge of prisoner reform methodology.
The BAD news is that a druggy goth weirdo has taken a liking to Charlie’s old M.O. and is killing people
exactly the way Charlie did 50 years ago. Now the cops are after Charlie – for his help.
After fifty years in prison, psychologist Dr. Charlie Sorland (me?!) is released to help catch the Century City
Copycat Killer. EMULATOR, the new feature film by writer/Director Michael Jason Allen is coming soon.
This is my second time working with Jason (who is one of the best kept secrets of indie filmmaking).
As far as I’m concerned, the secret is out. A fascinating experience. I’m completely blown away by
his consummate professionalism, organizational skills and unerring vision. If you ever have the
opportunity to work with him, do not hesitate. Say, “yes!”
…and ME?! Yeah. Me. In 2016, I thought screenwriter and Director, Michael Jason Allen’s film,
“An Idle Mind is the Devil’s Playground,” was both my film debut and swan song.
Wrong…here it is, 2019. Jason is at it again, and now, so am I – playing Dr. Charlie Sorland in EMULATOR.
According to the synopsis:
In 2003, 70 year-old Charlie Sorland is conditionally released from death row for good behavior and societal
contributions after serving 50 years for serial murders. With a news story on his release and his dedication to
deter others from violence, impressionable Jason Lutra sees the story and takes an unhealthy interest in Charlie.
As new murders begin to occur by way of Charlie’s old m.o., Detective Brent Lowe takes notice of the similarities
and employs Charlie’s help in getting into the mind of his own copycat killer with promises of a full pardon for
the catch. While Detective Lowe struggles to nail down a solid suspect, Charlie helps to confirm Jason as the
copycat killer per the undisputed evidence. Charlie’s redemption now depends on whether or not Jason can
divert Detective Lowe’s suspicions to avoid the rap.
As with all of Jason’s extraordinary films, this undertaking is a labor of sacrifice and love. You can help bring
this movie to the screen and receive some perks in the process by CLICKING HERE, then scrolling down to the bottom of the page.
We’re in the midst of shooting right now! More to come…
There’s a new CD of original compositions being created right now, as well as three more music videos
in the works. Holidays may delay things, so, here’s an encore of one of the pieces used in live performance.
It’s going to be an hour-long assortment of music and monologues, featuring three Lessons from
Vinegar Mother, a little jazz, a tribute to early electronic music, Disney World, MRIs, what’s going on
in your brain, a classic pop tune with theremin and… swan therapy.
The second hour of the evening features electro-maestros Karl Fury, Juan Garces and David Berends,
aka: THE EQUINOX PROJECT
It’s happening at the Unitarian Universalist Church, 268 Washington Crossing Pennington Rd.,
Titusville, NJ. Admission is $10.
With new music, new performance pieces, and a good portion of mad scientist hysteria, I’ll be
presenting at the amazing Trenton Computer Festival. If you’re into computers, electronics, techno-
gadgets and the one of the best geekoid experiences on the planet and you’ve never been to this
huge event, be sure to keep Saturday, March 17 open. Here’s what I’ll be doing:
THE THEREMIN AND TECHNOLOGICAL JOY
The theremin was one of the very first creations of the dawn of the technological age at the beginning
of the 20th century. As such, it presaged the coming of all subsequent electronic instruments as well
as working on principles of physics that resulted in the creation of all manner of marvels, from automatic
opening doors to what was arguably the most notorious spying device ever invented: the first passive
surveillance bug, invented by Leon Theremin himself. The unstoppable rising tide of technology permeates
every aspect of our lives, from recreational to military/industrial to medical. Through musical demon-
stration as well as stories that cover history, physics and a look at the neurological components of emotions
such as joy, wonder and happiness, “The Theremin and Technological Joy” humorously examines our human
fascination with creating and possessing technological gadgetry.
Saturday, March 17
11:20am to 12:15pm
Room ED 207
The College of New Jersey
2000 Pennington Rd
Ewing, NJ 08628
GPS Coordinates at TCNJ Entry:
40° 16’ 16” N 74° 46’ 58” W