Reassurance (And Why I’ll Remain Behind the Camera)

Posted on November 16, 2008

If you survived the 2 years in Film School, you’ll do fine in Hollywood.

Said by Ali Bell, visiting alumni.

Sorry I can’t write more, I’m in the midst of a perfect storm and potential breakdown (Update: storm has passed).

But on another note, I should probably remain behind the camera:

“I’m here with my mom actually who’s up here for homecoming, we we came to the marketplace to kinda hang out. I mean it’s always fun, it’s kinda cool to see local venues and stuff.” says Joey Daoud, a FSU Film School Student

They actually recorded that on-camera, but for some reason it never aired. I guess I was too articulate for them. I did, however, warn them that I was in fact dragged to the marketplace against my wishes.

And to show how small a film world it is, I found out the person interviewing me is the girlfriend of one of the actors who’s been in many, many films.

Oh, and new Watchmen trailer:

Written by Joey Daoud

Joey Daoud is an award-winning documentary filmmaker. His past films have appeared on Netflix, The New York Times, and National Geographic. He is also a YouTube creator across multiple channels with videos garnering millions of views. In his free time, he likes to climb mountains, scuba dive, and brew unique coffees.

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1 Comment

  1. Hartwell

    I’m going to take a step back from my usualy fanboyish pose of hating the Watchmen movie based on the idea that everyone has this mistaken notion that a film is the ultimate form a story can take, and actually assess it based on that trailer.

    That trailer was fucking awful. While the first trailer told me (as a hypothetical uninformed viewer) nothing about the movie, it looked really cool. This one actually looks bad. The acting looks bad, the action looks over-the-top, all in all, it just seems like a steaming pile of dogshit.

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