Promoting Your Premiere… Just When You Thought The Work Was Over

PROMOTING YOUR PREMIERE JUST WHEN YOU THOUGHT THE WORK WAS OVER       After six days of filming and over six months of post-production my short film, “Gone...

Portrait of the Poet as Aspiring Filmmaker

Portrait of the Poet as Aspiring Filmmaker   Every now and then someone will ask me what made me want to be a filmmaker. “Nothing,” I...

Filmmakers, Get Your Shit Together

Right now, I'm supposed to be in Tampa, Florida, working on a romantic comedy. Well, wait, that's not completely true. Tampa was just the...

Sean Hackett’s HOMECOMING

I like to think of Sean Hackett's HOMECOMING as being a sister film (brother film? cousin?) to my upcoming film UP COUNTRY. It's an...

The Artist Versus The Businessman…Knowing is Half the Battle

The Artist Versus The Businessman: Knowing is Half the Battle In screenwriting and filmmaking, much like in the original G.I. Joe cartoon, knowing is half...

Never, Never, Never Give Up…

Never, Never, Never Give Up: A Spec Script (Finally!) Finds The Right Home   Vera (Oravec) Laska was my big sister Erin’s political science professor and mentor...

When the Schedule Implodes

In the early stages of planning this adventure, we knew that one thing we'd face is the fluidity of indie film schedules. Because, let's...

The Problems with the DIY Trend for Filmmakers

The DIY, or Do It Yourself, trend allows filmmakers to feel like they have control over their film's destiny. I love the idea that...

Being Poor and Making Rich Films

  Independent filmmakers working with little to no budget have to be extremely flexible, adaptable, and patient. Taking your time, sticking to it, and going...

Is Kickstarter Right for You? Building a Better Kickstarter Campaign.

  The secret to making a no-budget film is pretty simple really, and not much of a secret. If you make a no-nonsense resource assessment...
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