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Cats Have Mastered this One Great Secret to Success

Yes. Cats. As in the small, furry animals. Seriously. They have mastered one great secret to success, and the fact that they are small and furry is a key part of my argument here. Okay, fiiiiiine, I’m a bit of an obsessive cat lady, but I still think I have a solid point. So read…Read more Cats Have Mastered this One Great Secret to Success

What Will You Be in 2015?

This is my VERY FIRST VLOG!! I've been wanting to try vlogging since last year, but I let time get away. ...No more! Starting with the first day of 2015 (although I didn't post til 1/4), I'm attempting to conquer the beast. So let's start off the new year with these two pertinent, self-reflecting questions:…Read more What Will You Be in 2015?

How I Make an Independent Film, Start to Finish: Part Two

Waking up at 5:00am for the first day of shooting your independent film initiates a sort of gag reflex. Not in the disgusted way, but in the sh**-your-pants nervous way. The butterflies in my stomach felt more like rapid bats flapping their furious wings and bashing their heads into the walls. The walls of my…Read more How I Make an Independent Film, Start to Finish: Part Two

How I Make an Independent Film, Start to Finish: Part One

I was standing up in front of the audience for Q&A at the Gasparilla International Film Festival. 1426 Chelsea Street had just screened among four other short films. A viewer raised her hand and asked us filmmakers collectively, what was the biggest challenge we faced along the way? The microphone came to me. So I…Read more How I Make an Independent Film, Start to Finish: Part One

Directing an Independent Film: Too Many Balls

There are so many balls (meaning tasks) on a film project, from pre- to post-production. Seriously, balls galore. Balls that the common movie-goer doesn’t even think about or imagine because it all appears so seamlessly put together in the end. My biggest mistake with any endeavor is trying to juggle too many balls at once.…Read more Directing an Independent Film: Too Many Balls