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Sawdust City at Los Angeles Film Festival

Sawdust City, the first feature by my old CalArts classmate David Nordstrom will be screening next month at the Los Angeles Film Festival. A big congratulations to Dave N. and everyone who worked on the film – it’s very good and I wish them great success. Dave just launched a Kickstarter project this week to [...]

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Pravesh Gurung

Good news from Pravesh Gurung my old classmate from CalArts. The project he’s on in Bollywood just released it’s first trailer: It’s amazing. Whether you like this kind of thing or not you have to admire the scale that Bollywood achieves. It’s always epic, shamelessly nostalgic story telling. Maybe most importantly, it’s fun too.. Pravesh’s [...]

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From Munich Int. Student Film Fest, Last Day ::

Major improvements. Thursday was a train toward the Alps to see Ludwig’s famous castle. Kitsch as can be, but being there, with dramatic mountain tops above and long green valleys below, and feeling the mass of the stone work, was impressive. Next day found the little river here in Munich where they surf a standing [...]

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From Munich International Student Film Fest

Long story short, the festival is rough. Tons of bad work that lacks emphasis, narrative density and other very depressing things. In the midst of this, looking at my film on a bad projector with bad sound a few lessons finally settled in. Anybody back at CalArts, take this to heart! Make a SHORT film, [...]

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