Film Festival

Heading to Park City

Exciting news to kick off 2015. Papa Machete, the film I co-produced in Haiti, will be having its US Premiere at Sundance. Dolphin Lover, a short doc I produced, shot, and edited, will be having its World Premiere at Slamdance. Excited to finally head out to Park City...

How to Get Rejected and Still Screen at SXSW

Bots High was rejected from SXSW. Bots High is playing next Tuesday in Austin in a SXSW venue. This Friday it will also be represented at an official SXSW event. This took about two emails and ten minutes to make happen. And it's free. Here's how. Bots High is my...

My Huge Disappointment in Chris Gore’s Latest Film Festival Guide

I'm stuck in the airport right now due to there being no one who can fly the plane or something. I have one book in my bag (thanks to the versatility of the iPad) - the 3rd Edition of Chris Gore's Ultimate Film Festival Survival Guide. "3rd?," you may say, "but the...

Jon Reiss Interview – Think Outside The Box Office [Podcast]

Jon Reiss Interview Jon Reiss (@Jon_Reiss) has become one of the main voices on DIY and alternative distribution (along with Ted Hope). He's a filmmaker and the author of the book Think Outside the Box Office, an invaluable resource for anyone who's made or (more...

Art & Copy – Minds Behind the Greatest Ads

I'm somewhat familiar with the world of advertising, though admittedly most of that knowledge comes from watching Mad Men. Either way I love advertising (well, advertising done well), so I was excited to see that Art & Copy was at Full Frame. Art & Copy...

Miami Film Festival

So I'm back from Haiti. Amazing trip, photos will be coming (I snapped over 2400). Sadly most of the Miami International Film Festival was going on during my adventures, but I managed to get a press pass to catch the last few days. I just got back from a...

Geoffrey Gilmore is Switching Coasts

Geoffrey Gilmore Leaves Sundance For Tribeca | /Film This makes me really happy, and gives me hope for the NY film scene. Geoffrey Gilmore (whom you'll remember from our numerous adventures) is leaving Sundance to become the Chief Creative Officer of Tribeca. This is...

Toronto Film Festival in 120 Seconds

This is a little montage of the video clips I shot while at TIFF. The people we're having dinner with at the end (divided by the drinking straw) are Cherie Saulter and Justin Barber, both Film School alumni who produced "Medicine for Melancholy," directed by another...

Hollywood Parties and Last Stop 174

Last Stop 174 aims to tell the human side of the bus hijacking in 2000 in Rio de Janeiro. The film felt very real and was like a portrait of a world. It reminded me of City of God, something that was brought up a lot (the main actor was even in City of God). It was...

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