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What Inspires You, Part 13 – Barry Jenkins

Oscar-winning filmmaker Barry Jenkins gets to pillage the Criterion Collection’s closet. Jenkins certainly is an intriguing filmmaker… his work is heavily influenced by non-American film artists (as well as Americans)… and that gives his work a certain type of visual, emotional, and cinematic grammaric edge that his African-American contemporaries. He strives for a style of […]

By | 2017-11-29T09:34:42+00:00 November 19th, 2017|Film|0 Comments

BABY DRIVER – STUDY IN PRE-PRODUCTION PRECISION

At the DGA screening of Edgar Wright’s BABY DRIVER, Christopher Nolan (of BATMAN and INCEPTION fame) handled the exceptionally smart Q&A with the near-manic Wright. Nolan’s questions discussed the project’s genesis (some 20 years in the making) and the complex pre-production process, which was told with a certain amount of joie de vivre! Wright, […]

By | 2017-11-29T11:59:35+00:00 July 14th, 2017|Film, Technique|0 Comments

WHAT INSPIRES YOU – Part 12 featuring Ben Wheatley

It’s been a while since I’ve stumbled across these funny forays into the Criterion Collection‘s backroom. I’m not sure how the Criterion content editors select who they do (just like who can guess the criteria for films that get the “Criterion treatment.”

In this latest installment of the on-going seies, UK director Ben Wheatley gets […]

By | 2017-10-30T11:12:57+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Film, Inspiration, Technique|0 Comments

Behind The Scenes from BLOOM

Directing BLOOM in Atlanta

Here are some production stills from the TV pilot sizzle we directed in March 2017.

Directing has to be the most intense rush one can get in the entertainment world. You prepare for weeks, if not months, for a few lightning quick days. Days that are filled with joy, exasperation, and revelation.

By | 2017-05-15T14:05:54+00:00 May 14th, 2017|Bloom, Film|0 Comments

Hearing Your Draft Read Aloud

One of the things that weigh on screenwriters is the number of people who actually read your material. Unless it’s getting made, perhaps 30 people TOPS will read the work you’ve spent countless hours on. Such is the vagaries and frustrating aspects of the business.

What is doubly irksome is a screenplay isn’t a work that […]

By | 2017-10-30T11:12:58+00:00 March 5th, 2017|Film, Screenwriting, Technique|0 Comments