From Winesburg, Ohio: Mother!

Yeaaah, so high school and college were my biggest creative movie outlets, even extracurricularly. If only I’d known how little free time would exist as an adult… One day, along came the Sherwood Anderson novel filled with grotesque characters, Winesburg, Ohio. My high school class group was assigned to satirically recreate a chapter out of Read More …

Living Out Loud

Some days, you’re tirelessly overthinking things when all of a sudden, a spark happens. Magic. Out of thin air. These “sparks” of creativity are what lead to great filmmaking. I find it best to let the characters get fully realized even in short moments, but scenes with no dialogue is key. #directing #quote #filmmaker #getitdone Read More …

The Big Short — Formerly Blair

A predicted bubble collapse by a small few from the countless many on greedy Wall Street — here’s our basis for The Big Short. Oscar-worthy, yes, but the goal here is to relate it to current events, and even connect it to seemingly unrelated films. In one way, it’s storyline was literally about raking it Read More …

Decade Following Nightmare v. TheoR.E.M.

A reunion one decade in the making. #theproducers #catchingup #hayesvalley #aden #alumni #csumb #meetngreet #alltattedup #fairytales #yesterday #karaoke #ethiopian #peaceout✌ #chipotlé A post shared by Garett Thomas (@directorg) on Jul 23, 2017 at 10:28am PDT The premise for creating all capstone movies at CSU Monterey was this: via a group of 1, 2 or 3 Read More …

Four Years Since an Urban Hustle

It is startling that four years have already since passed when our “Urban Hustle” short premiered on the big screen at the Castro Theatre here in San Francisco July 6, 2013, via Scary Cow. That was quite an honor, a challenge and a hustle in itself which was overshadowed to this day by an unforeseen Read More …

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 …

Pride, Pulse and the Resist Movement

Last night, @HRC unveiled "49," a tribute to those killed at Pulse one year ago. We must #HonorThemWithAction. pic.twitter.com/wC5i56jJUF — Sarah McBride (@SarahEMcBride) June 10, 2017 It’s no secret that our country is beyond unnerved at the moment, in constant “Twitter panic,” to say the least. We’re about to hit the one-year anniversary of the Read More …

Stimulate the Mind with Music Therapy

Okay, there are numerous elements that composed this blog, so to speak. What likely led to it was attending this past weekend’s CURE Epilepsy Conference in Mission Bay for the Day of Science, to hear the latest updates from several world renowned neurologists as panelists. One of them, Robert Fisher, actually participated previously with my 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 …