Category My Films

How to Get a Good Education as a Filmmaker

So I’ve been polishing my feature-length screenplay, which I plan to shoot this summer, and it keeps getting better. I love rewriting, because I simply just go back and read what I wrote, and immediately I know what to write. “That’s no good, this is what I want it to say…” and boom, there it […]

Predestination – Coming Soon to a Film Festival Near You

It’s not without irony that I find myself, in the midst of making a film about existential crisis, in an “edit-stential crisis.” I’ve got about 5 or 6 versions edited, all of which I like, but I can’t decide which route I want to go. It’s a real Kierkegaardian Either/Or dilemma. Predestination explores the concepts […]

Predestination Spoilers *UPDATED*

Just got back from Porto Alegre, Brazil, and shot a short film while I was down there, with Antônio Nunes as D.P. (“Tonhow” was also D.P. on Brains Vs. Brawn). This time Idecided to storyboard the short film, which turned out to be a smart move. I was running here and there and everywhere in […]

Predestination Shoot Tomorrow

Here is one page of the storyboard:  

Build Your Reputation By Doing What You Love – 27 Minute Video!

Below is a 27-and-a-half minute presentation that I gave earlier this year at the Photography Videography Summit in Salt Lake City. Although I was speaking to photographers and videographers, the message is equally applicable to any profession or dream career. Below that is even more thoughts on the subject (think of it as extra credit). […]

Mind Monkey Part VII and the State of the Union

Unleash The Mind Monkeys Okay so this isn’t really the seventh mind monkey post. It’s actually the second. (Read the first one here.) But my mind monkey told me to call it Mind Monkey VII and I must obey. Here is a collection of some random thoughts that have been coursing through my cortex lately. […]

Why It Is Completely Possible to Create an Excellent Film for $500 or Less

Yesterday, I just announced my crazy-ass goal to the world of creating 5 films and 5 novels in 5 years. Today I will debunk the myth that you need money in order to create, a concept I go into detail about in my book Smashing Limits, which will be launching soon. (This applies to virtually […]

Video Blog: About “5 Years. 5 Novels. 5 Films.”

5 Years. 5 Novels. 5 Films.

I like setting big, stupidly crazy-ass goals. Why? I don’t know. Maybe because secretly I’m a megalomaniac? Maybe because life gets tedious and boring without them? Maybe because I’m f$%-ed up in the head? Whatever the reason is, on January 1, 2011 I declared publicly “2011 will be the year that people everywhere will see […]

Monologue {a short film}

Behold, a brand new short film! I wrote about the excruciating experience of acting in this short film here. This was only my second time ever acting. My first time was in Brains Vs. Brawn, another short film I wrote and directed. Monologue was made with the help of the exceptionally talented Travis Richins, who […]