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Jesse James Revived

In the Fall of 2007  there was  a brand new film about the mythical western character Jesse James called The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford.  It starred Brad Pitt as the titular character and boasted an incredible supporting cast (Casey Affleck, Sam Rockwell, Sam Shepard, and a young Jeremy Renner).  It stands […]

Crowd Funding Your Film… Where do you start?

So, despite my last post about crowd funding your film you have decided to do it anyway. With the warning out of the way already, we’ll focus on how to get a project funded. Kickstarter and many other crowd funding platforms are incredible tools if you approach them right way. You have to think of […]

Van Damme’s Iconography Perfected

My desire to become a filmmaker all started with Bloodsport.  Watching Jean Claude Van Damme do the splits so effortlessly absolutely blew my young mind.  There was something so cinematic about the visual, especially as he incorporated into his signature jump spinning kick.  I wanted to make films that created that sense of awe I […]

The Broken Indie Film System

I was catching up on my Ted Hope Reading this weekend with the hopes of catching a glimpse of the doom and gloom scenario of the American Indie Film System and low and behold the man did not disappoint.  I found this blog post  on his website about the difficulty of casting an Indie Film.  It […]

Applying to film festivals

Lately we’ve been applying to film festivals with our latest film, Smoke and Mirrors. It strikes me that there are two inherent issues in the submission process that cause a great deal of frustration. The first issue is out of the festival’s control, and falls squarely on an online service called Without a Box. One […]

Getting to Know ORACLE TEAM USA’s Jimmy Spithill

Over the last 4 months we’ve had the great opportunity to work on this series of Bios for the Sailors of ORACLE TEAM USA.  It has been such a pleasure getting to learn more about the guys that man these incredible feats of Engineering and the interests and histories that drive them.  My favorite piece […]