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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Fame vs. Flame “Fame! I’m gonna live forever, I’m gonna learn how to fly. I’m gonna make it to heaven. Baby, remember my name!”  Lyrics from the title song of a once-famous movie that, ironically, most…

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

So Much to Learn! When one of the greatest filmmakers of all time, Akira Kurosawa (Seven Samurai, Rashomon) received a lifetime achievement Oscar, he seemed mystified, insisting that he hadn’t learned enough to deserve such an honor. He was 80 … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Keep it Real. Even When it’s Fake Two years ago, on the verge of directing my first feature film, I wrote things that would seem irrelevant to my second feature (now entering pre-production). After all, the film we were shooting … Continue reading

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Cloudzilla!

These pre-spring cloud formations are so cool it’s scary! A subtle thumbs-up from God, perhaps, about my new in-the-works feature film project Notzilla?

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Notzilla! I tried to write something deep this morning. Honest. But just couldn’t. Because I’m currently marinating in a heady mélange of comedic mellifluosity (gags and groaners scribbled on scratch paper). Most of which will end up in the next … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

My feature film Over-the-Rhine will have its World Premiere on June 13, in Over-the-Rhine, the historic urban core of Cincinnati, Ohio, where the story is set and was filmed. Since the last time I mentioned it, Over-the-Rhine has been nominated … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Production photo from my new film Over-the-Rhine My Recipe for Humble Pie I was directing my first feature film and I thought I knew everything I needed to know. I mean, heck, I have a master’s degree in theatre and have … Continue reading

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