Second Star To The Right, Filmmaking Is Our Neverland

  FADE IN: There was an audition call that went out in late October of 2008. "Slender. Blonde. Student Film." That was the gist of the...

America’s Forgotten Heroes: Humanity In Question For The Navajo People

ELLEN DOWNING -  DIRECTOR/PRODUCER   There are several things that drive our society today to forget about America's first people. Oftentimes it seems as though we...

Shakespeare + Filmmaking: You Should Try It!

It’s an unavoidable situation. You’re at your neighbor’s BBQ and your friend’s mom wants to know what it is, exactly, that you do, or...

The Mystery of Marie Jocelyne by Martha Shane

  For the past two years, my co-director Dan Nuxoll and I have been shooting a feature documentary called The Mystery of Marie Jocelyne about...

Wisconsin Rising

  I am making a feature length documentary film, Wisconsin Rising, about the people of Wisconsin’s response following Governor Scott Walker's announcement of his controversial Budget Repair...

Checking The Gate and Moving On

  Having always relied on my agent, with a rather serious, straightforward approach to my career, I’ve never been big on industry parties. But a...

Three New Hats

  I am not a writer, director or producer. Yet… I am the writer, director and producer to WONDERSTRUCK, a SAG short film in pre-production. I am...

It’s Never Too Late – How A Day on Set, Set Me Free

  I’ll admit it. I had given up on film, forever.  I was 37, had two toddlers with special needs, found myself living in the...

In Good Company

  Love letter to the young, brave and broke   Alex brought me to a vacant warehouse in Connecticut in the middle of winter. He filled the...

Going Indie Takes Courage

  Filmmaking is hard, hard work. Every day that you walk onto set, there is an unknown. Will you get the shot? Will the story...
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