A Filmmaker’s Journal

Two years ago, on the verge of directing my first feature film, a drama entitled “Over-the-Rhine,” I wrote my first Filmmaker’s Journal (now an ongoing series). Today, as I re-post that first Journal, I’m preparing to write and direct my second feature film, an over-the-top comedy entitled “Notzilla.” I’m still scared and still excited, and still covet your prayers. ~Thanks and blessings, Mitch

Mitch Teemley


Less than a month from now we begin shooting my feature film Over-the-Rhine (I’m writing and directing). I want to share the experience with you, my bloggish friends, partly because I think of you as my extended family (aww) and partly because I’ll be too busy to do much else (a typical shooting day runs 12+ hours). So I’ll be posting regular Filmmaker’s Journal updates once we get rolling. This is only a test, test, test, test…

Some facts:

  1. It’s a low budget movie–about as much money as Spielberg spends on craft service (“coffee and bagels”) for one of his movies.
  2. It’s a faith-based film–no, God doesn’t appear onscreen, but he has a key role in the story, nevertheless…and has agreed to play himself!
  3. It’s a dark drama–many of you think of me as a humorist, and there are some humorous moments in the film, but this story, inspired by true events, will take us to some…

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About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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32 Responses to A Filmmaker’s Journal

  1. SarahC says:

    congratulations, keep up the good work!

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  2. Scared? SCARED? You are an old hand in the industry. Yes, it costs money, but you will do great. You have a great fan base to start with. Then there are the novices out there. Real NOVICES. Talk about scared.

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  3. Sending you lots of creative vision, patience, and gumption. And waiting to read the journal 🤗

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  4. Happy for you that things are really falling into place! I know the new one will be as awesome as the one completed! Can’t wait to see both of these films!

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  5. barbara runck says:

    Congratulations Mitch!


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  6. M.B. Henry says:

    Congrats Mitch 🙂 Prayers coming your way for a smooth shoot and a wonderful project!

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  7. RGS says:

    Prayers flying to you on the wings of Angels!

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  8. Jennie says:

    I love extended families. Congratulations!

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  9. Exciting! Can we assume that God has once again agreed to play Himself? 🙂

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  10. smzang says:

    Many prayers and good wishes. No doubt in my mind you’ll have another winner!

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  11. Congratulation and best of luck!

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  12. Ann Coleman says:

    Of course you are in my prayers!

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  13. Crystal says:

    Congratulations … Wishing you the best!!

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  14. All the best Mitch. I just came by your blog and love your posts. This is really exciting. Hope it works just as you planned☺️

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  15. gpavants says:


    Go do it! Excited to see your next film.


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