[Published at Film Inquiry] Oscar nominees Bryan Buckley and Barkhad Abdi of The Pirates Of Somalia are becoming household names in the film industry. Buckley made a name for himself with a steady stream of short films and a unique eye for commercial directing – he was coined “The King of the Super Bowl” by the New York Times, directing over 50 Super […]
I am pleased to announce the launch of Steelhead Productions, LLC, a boutique production company co-founded by my parents. Steelhead Productions is still in its startup stages, but our long-term mission is to source and cultivate emerging local Bay Area filmmaking talent, primarily early-career/first-time directors or screenwriters. We want to assist in breaking down the […]
[Published at Film Inquiry] For the fourth year in a row, The Weinstein Company is teaming up with Lexus for the Lexus Short Films competition, whose goal is “supporting and nurturing a new generation of emerging filmmakers.” Essentially, Lexus Short Films is filling an important void for up-and-coming filmmakers, providing them the opportunity to “realize their ambitions in the short-film […]
[Published at Film Inquiry] Brigsby Bear premiered at the Sundance Film Festival this year as part of a recent trend of scooping up extra Saturday Night Live (SNL) talent. Last year, it was SNL writer, Chris Kelly’s Other People that was the unexpected hit. This year, Brigsby Bear took the festival by storm led by star […]
[Published at Film Inquiry] Approaching the release of his debut film, Score: A Film Music Documentary, writer and director Matt Schrader found some time to answer a few questions for Film Inquiry about his filmmaking process. Schrader is equally as eloquent as Score’s subject matter is. A man who grew up on the sound of John […]
This is a short film I made from covering my first film festival for a media outlet, the Berlin International Film Festival (The Berlinale). It includes The “Logan” Berlinale Press conference after the film’s world premiere with some great shots and words from the cast and James Mangold. This “documentary,” if you will, is a […]
This is a condensed version of a video interview with director Travis Mathews (“Interior. Leather Bar”) and actor and producer Jonny Mars on their upcoming film, “DISCREET,” which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival.
This is a restaurant promo I made for The Trading Post in Cloverdale, CA. It features Chef and Owner, Erik Johnson cooking a delicious roasted chicken, which I immediately consumed afterwards!
[Published at Film Inquiry] Barry Levinson, responsible for some of the most critically well-received films of the last 40 years, provides a somewhat sympathetic analysis of notorious, disgraced stockbroker, Bernie Madoff in The Wizard Of Lies. However assured Levinson’s direction and commanding of setting and characters always are, the blend of docudrama, true crime, and flashback […]
[Published at Film Inquiry] You’ve seen him everywhere over the past two decades as a character actor. He has one of those recognizable faces. He’s one of those character actors that everyone proclaims, “wait, that’s the guy from ‘so and so’ or ‘such and such,’ he’s great.” His name is Pat Healy. A staple of small […]