I am more than happy to announce that the childrens television show I designed, Lilly’s Light, will be broadcast (appropriately) on Christmas Eve at 7:00 PM on southern California’s KVCR (channel 24).
Designing a kids TV show had always been one of my dreams. I am happy to say that I not only got the chance, but that the chance I got was for an absolutely brilliant show.
The star of the show (and its driving force) is the multi-talented Sherry Hursey (from Home Improvement). He acting and her singing give me chills and swell my heart with joy — she’s that good!
Daniel Carrey’s work as the director on the show is superb. The photography of our show is the best I’ve ever seen on TV. My jaw dropped when I first walked on to the set during shooting. I couldn’t believe what I was seeing on the monitors. My sets were perfectly lit, the actors were sculpted with light. Stunning! I asked who was shooting our show and was informed it was the guy who shot the Academy Award-winning My Left Foot(!).
The songs are so good that after hearing them I immediately asked about obtaining a CD of the music just to listen to on its own.
Watch for my friend and screenwriting partner Gregory Paul Martin (Greg has acted in, among many other shows, Babylon 5, A Walk in the Clouds, Sliders) as the loony Professor Crabbe. Also watch for Fred Willard, whom I worked with on Invaders From Mars, as well as my long time friend and co-producer of the show, Philece Sampler, as Dee.
Our show has enormous heart. We aspire for it to be a very positive force in kids’ lives. We hope that its message will spread and benefit the communities of the United States and, ultimately, the world. I know that sounds fairly lofty and ambitious, but if someone or something doesn’t act as a trigger, it’s never going to happen. It feels extremely gratifying to be a force for good in the world or, as Preston Sturges called it, “this crazy, cock-eyed caravan”.
If you’d like a little preview of the show, please head over to http://lillyslight.net/Home_Page.html