Monday, July 14, 2014

Friday, July 11, 2014

devil's mile at fantasia!

It's official. My directorial debut Devil's Mile is having its WORLD PREMIERE SCREENING at the Fantasia International Film Festival on July 26th!

I am incredibly excited.  The last time I had the privilege of attending Fantasia was in 1998, at its one and only Toronto engagement.  That time I was selling t-shirts in the lobby.  This time I get to premiere a film I wrote and directed.

Milestones.  It's good to have them.

the spielberg oner

A great examination of Spielberg's often surprisingly subtle use of a technique most often deployed as a cinematic show-off.  What's most interesting is that Spielberg -- one of cinema's most legendary show-offs -- tends to use it for reasons of economy, rather than spectacle.  I'm always blown away by how effective the oners in Jaws are, but I don't think I ever noticed that Marion Ravenwood's classic introductory scene in Raiders Of The Lost Ark was also accomplished in a single extended take.

Monday, April 21, 2014


Sunday, April 06, 2014