Bay to Breakers 2017: T&G B2B Sea o’ Peeps 2Z Other Side!

Trek along with Tom and Garett, as viewed through their GoPro during the 2017 Bay to Breakers event from 5.21 in San Francisco! Find more info at directorG.com/tgb2bseaopeeps2zotherside

On IMDb: 3 Shorts: Commentary on Society (2003)

Already exactly half my life ago was this senior high school project — though not part of high school at all — involving at least 23 people interested in making a series of music videos and a documentary as voluntary actors to affect people’s opinions. With sparse-to-no dialogue, improvisation encouraged and distinctive looks for each Read More …

What’s My Motivation, Pt. 1

There are many topics this blog entry could be about. In fact, there are many topics it *IS* about! And yet, dear reader, you can only learn the specific subject matter as you continue scrolling down through the related YouTube and Instagram posts. I stumbled upon a great series by CineFix, that caught my eye Read More …

Parallels and Coincidences

Everybody seems to know in Hollywood and beyond that — sometimes copyright or not — someone else might easily bank on your same title and/or idea. This blog briefly examines several examples that, for lack of better wording, seemed all too familiar for projects of our own or that we participated with: SUICIDE SQUAD (2016) Read More …

The Power of No Dialogue

Long sequences, even short films, can truly benefit when left to rely on fewer devices. In this instance, little-to-no dialogue grants filmmakers the opportunity to make other elements of their storytelling that much tighter, whether it be via the performances, the music, the quick editing, the creativity, or something else for you to discover below. Read More …

Who’s on First

One thing Hollywood has loved to do since the golden age was captivate our minds, and then reminisce about the past it once was. Here are several great examples of that in action, starting with a Vanity Fair Hitchcockian photoshoot recreation of “The Birds” with Actress Jodie Foster in place of Tippi Hedren. Another memorable, Read More …

The Truth About Wikipedia Charts

Yes, we’ve all used Wikipedia by now, or it’s mobile cousin, Wikipanion. Some of us have even contributed to it. And for those out there that know me well, or can guess from my blogs, I’m an awards fanatic. Well, one day as a teenager, I fell in love with a film called “American Beauty” Read More …

Budgeting: The Finest End for The Biggest Gaffe in History

After declaring “All Hell Is Breaking Loose” at the first Academy Awards he hosted, Jimmy Kimmel could not have summed up better what was likely the biggest gaffe in Academy history: the wrong Best Picture award presented, for just under a minute, to a mistaken film from another envelope — likely a duplicate — still Read More …

Bollywood Producer: The Man Who Let India Out of the Closet

Cultural divides between communities — cities, states, even countries — can sometimes overlook small intricacies that permit room to breathe. Rather than negatively look within our current climate, I’ll shine a light outside with hope for the future, toward a potential spotlight: Bollywood Producer Karan Johar. Currently legally limited to say and do certain things Read More …

Chazelle v. Jenkins: Young’uns In the Mix

So, last night were the Awards for Directors Guild of America, and Damien Chazelle was honored for La La Land. He is just 32 years old — in fact, he is a mere 10 days younger than ME — he could literally be the youngest Directing recipient ever at the Academy Awards. Should Barry Jenkins, Read More …