How not to suck at your new years goals

How Not to Suck at Your New Year’s Goals

It's common to start off a new year with a fire under your ass...making all kinds of resolutions and setting huge goals that you burn out on eventually. I'm certainly a guilty party. So how do you set goals that you can actually follow through on? Welllll, I'm going to figure that out this year!…Read more How Not to Suck at Your New Year’s Goals

Failure is Not the End

By all definitions (particularly my own) I’ve been failing at a few things recently. Personal and professional endeavors. I’ve felt stupid. Embarrassed for trying in the first place. Like my plans aren’t coming together. Frustrated that the journey is wrought with obstacles. I’ve felt like crying, but then bit down hard and held it in.…Read more Failure is Not the End

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