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Why I don’t enter film festivals

In the old days, networking was an accident. Two screenwriters would meet at a film festival because they both had an interest in Bergman, not because they were looking for collaborators. Then they’d go on to write something optioned by Warren Beatty. But, that wasn’t why they went.  They discussed films, became friends, and only […]

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Aliens in the attic

Why is Aliens in the Attic a masterwork? Okay, first of all, it’s poster sucks.  Probably the worst movie poster I’ve seen that wasn’t for some kind of bad video game adaptation.  The first impression you get from this film is that it’ll be a really cheap video game movie, or worse still, a knock […]

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The Sorrows of Deirdre

So, I had a film called “The Sorrows of Deirdre.”  I noticed something interesting.  Depending on who I pitch it to, my pitch changes. LinkedIn Pitch: It’s called “The Sorrows of Deirdre” and it’s based on Celtic mythology. Deirdre has been cursed with such beauty, that men’s desires her threatens to divide Ireland. To settle […]

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Eighteen thousand four hundred forty two. 18,442

That number above is the number of films on shooting people, last time I checked. Who has time to watch all of them? We can search by keyword. But, we might not know the right keyword. Then, add those on Vimeo, DailyMotion, Youtube, Netflix, and German, Hungarian, Japanese, Indian, Nigerian, Chinese and other video sites […]

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Happy Fathers day, Glad Fars Dag

Happy Father’s Day! I’ve never been to Sweden.  And no, I’m not half Swedish either.  So, why say Happy Father’s Day in Swedish? Well, we all have the same amount of days in a year, and we all have fathers, but the Swedish are allegedly the happiest people on earth. And, as our hobbies include […]

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Theoretical verses Practical filmmakers

Some people learn by study and observation.  Others learn by trial and error.  Most of us learn through both methods.  However, there are a few practical filmmakers out there who deny that they learned anything other than by experience.  Let’s contrast those with theoretical filmmakers, who learned how to make great films before they ever […]

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