The Reel Deal

Lost Imagination?

Everyone nowadays is a film expert. Aren’t they? Hell, maybe they are. It seems that now by the time you are twenty you’ve seen more movies than the number of books you will ever read in a lifetime. Does that make us less or more literate? Less or more educated? Less...

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Losing My Virginity

It has now been over 30 years ago that I got paid for the very first time to write a feature film screenplay. Hard to believe it has all flown by that quick. And that someone was actually willing back then to unload some serious cash on me just to write said script....

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Finding Courage

We all know what courage is … I think. Yes, of course we do, maybe. Courage is one of those brazen concepts that initially we should all have some common agreement on. But actually, courage involves a whole lot, a very whole lot, for such an obviously simple concept....

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Meeting ‘The Dude’

Aahh yes, The Dude. Those of you familiar with the 1998 Coen brothers film, "The Big Lebowski" are certainly familiar with 'The Dude' played by Jeff Bridges. And if you haven't seen it, then never mind. This won't make any sense. For those of you who know the film,...

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The Drone Rescue Adventure

Yes, I am loving me some drones about right now ... This past spring I figured it was time to get into the drone world, especially since we had a new project on our slate that seemed to demand that exact type of footage. Our little documentary, Mt. Shasta Spirit,...

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Inner Sonic Key Narration

Our latest project, THE INNER SONIC KEY, is proceeding along very well, even if somewhat slower than I had originally expected. But of course that's usually the norm for film projects anyway. Especially indie ones. Anyway, I thought I'd pass along a few pics of our...

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State of the Film Biz

Lately I have been stepping back more from the film industry to try and understand as much as possible all the light speed changes, forces, and issues at work for 21st century filmmakers. And how best to approach them. Many affect all filmmakers, whether indie or...

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Write & Cut

As I have mentioned many times before I got into the film world as a writer, specifically a screenwriter. I guess I will always consider myself a writer first. And then maybe a director and a filmmaker, even though I personally feel I need more credits under my belt...

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Learning About Myself

Oftentimes when you are in a situation where the pressure and tension is at its greatest, near what you perceive as a breaking point, is when you can shine your brightest. For in those intense moments you learn what you are made of, or at the very least what you need...

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The Way of the Lookbook

Most of us pretty much know that the path to creating a film is very arduous, complicated, and time-consuming, and oftentimes costly. There are many steps and many processes to work through. For me the most difficult, but most fun and challenging, is in taking the...

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Dreams Awake Trailer