Desires & Lessons: Articulating A Filmmaking Experience


Back in 2009, I was interviewed by illustrious writer and chef (yes, that’s correct, he’s also a masterful culinary expert) Herbert M. Brindl for Rogue Cinema. I’ve been interviewed a fair amount over the years in all kinds of publications — from print to the internet — regarding my somewhat harrowing and sadly-all-too-common experiences as the writer/directorContinue reading “Desires & Lessons: Articulating A Filmmaking Experience”

Accusing Filmmakers of Self-Indulgence & Other Storytelling Obstacles


Anyone familiar with my posts knows that I strongly dislike the term “pretentious” when used in the context of a negative connotation to put down the work of an artist. I believe it to be incredibly damaging, not only to the artist and their work, but to the artistic community at large. In truth, itContinue reading “Accusing Filmmakers of Self-Indulgence & Other Storytelling Obstacles”

Paul Thomas Anderson: In Good Company


Here’s part of an interview I found and saved not long after being kicked off my own first feature, THE PLAGUE, which I wrote and directed. I wish I could remember where I got this from and as soon as I do, I’ll credit them. In the meantime, here’s the snippet of Paul Thomas AndersonContinue reading “Paul Thomas Anderson: In Good Company”

Spreading The Plague: The Perfect Hollywood Ending


  Act 1: My writing partner, Teal Minton, and I decide we want to make a horror film. In our opinion, most of the great horror films had been done years ago and almost all of them dealt with fears that existed in society; fears that still resonate today on a very primal level: theContinue reading “Spreading The Plague: The Perfect Hollywood Ending”