Hating (and Loving) Your Old Work: My First Feature Film

"Forever Midnight" (1998) - My first feature film. A lot of filmmakers hate to watch their own movies. Even master-level directors like Steven Spielberg and John Carpenter say they can't stand to watch their old work. And that seems really weird, right? But I get it. It does seem insane to spend so much of... Continue Reading →

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How Not to Suck at Networking

Festies! (film festival besties) At the Nashville Film Festival. Film is a collaborative medium. You need other people to help you make your movie. From actors to crew, and the better your collaborators are the better your movie can become. But networking sucks. It’s kinda like online dating ... a numbers game and can feel... Continue Reading →

Crowdfunding is a Full-time Job

If you've looked into starting your own crowdfunding campaign, whether it's Kickstarter or Indiegogo, you've probably heard the phrase that running one is like "a full time job."  What they usually don't elaborate on is that your new full time job is marketing and PR. Let's talk specifics because I always find that more valuable... Continue Reading →

Voyage Trekkers: Live!

Okay, so we did something a little nutty ... but hey, that's what life is for!  We joined forces with the National Comedy Theatre of Phoenix to create a live, half-hour, improvised episode of Voyage Trekkers with audience participation. Commander Powell (Logan Blackwell) and Dr. Rena (Gabrielle Van Buren) visit an alien world, fraught with... Continue Reading →

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