Soderbergh, The State Of Contemporary Cinema, & Questions From A Young Filmmaker


This is a daring and insightful speech given by Steven Soderbergh last week at SFIFF. It is one of the most perceptive and articulate commentaries on the state of cinema today and the difference between “cinema” and “movies.” For me, personally, it encapsulates so much of what I have been writing about for years andContinue reading “Soderbergh, The State Of Contemporary Cinema, & Questions From A Young Filmmaker”

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”

PLAGUE Director’s Cut Gets Review At DVDBeaver


One of my favorite DVD/Blu-ray review sites has reviewed my unreleased work-print cut of my film which, for those who don’t know (is there anyone who doesn’t know at this point?), was taken away by the producers and distributor and re-cut into something unrecognizable from the original film. Though there has been quite a lotContinue reading “PLAGUE Director’s Cut Gets Review At DVDBeaver”

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”

Quote Of The Week: Straight From The Horse’s Mouth


Ya gotta love this quote I found on Nikki Finke’s Deadline Hollywood: “I really think, this late in the day, that grassroots support for our movie could significantly improve our chances of reaching a much bigger audience…” –Clive Barker If you say so… http://www.spreadingtheplague.com

Clive Barker’s Karma?


Clive Barker, the famous author, filmmaker and painter’s second film as producer after THE PLAGUE under his Midnight Picture Show banner, is getting a VERY limited theatrical release before heading straight to DVD. Fansite shocktillyoudrop.com reports: “Lionsgate is planning a limited 100 theater run of the Clive Barker adaptation on August 1st. “This move fulfills Lionsgate’s contractualContinue reading “Clive Barker’s Karma?”