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”

The Art Of Film Editing & The Plague Of Ego

The below video comparisons and text contain massive spoilers. Do not read or watch if you have not seen either cut of “The Plague”. As anyone who knows me or has read my blog knows, I wrote and directed a film called THE PLAGUE which was taken away from me in post-production and re-cut byContinue reading “The Art Of Film Editing & The Plague Of Ego”

PLAGUE Fans Petition Sony Pictures

Most of you know about a film I wrote and directed titled THE PLAGUE. You also know that after struggling for 8 years to get the film made, it was taken away from us (“us” being the creative team) and completely re-cut from scratch into something VERY different from the intention of the film’s writers,Continue reading “PLAGUE Fans Petition Sony Pictures”

Erasing Clouds Compares two PLAGUES

The web site Erasing Clouds describes itself as collected scribblings on music, film and other obsessions. It’s a fascinating site full of articulate reviews and cogent thoughts and I highly recommend a visit. Writer J.D. Lafrance wrote an article for his segment Cinematic Pleasures about my film THE PLAGUE. Lafrance not only discusses the troubled historyContinue reading “Erasing Clouds Compares two PLAGUES”

Bad Hollywood Producers: It’s All A Point Of View

Cinematical‘s Peter Martin‘s August 24th piece on Clive Barker brings home many of the ironies of the Hollywood film industry for me. Barker is quoted as saying this about Lionsgate president Joe Drake and Drake’s treatment of the newest Barker produced film MIDNIGHT MEAT TRAIN: “You don’t have to shit on somebody else’s work to advanceContinue reading “Bad Hollywood Producers: It’s All A Point Of View”