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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Getting to the Premiere! My new feature film Notzilla, an affectionate send-up of old monster movies, had its world premiere last week! Cast, crew and invited guests gathered at a vintage movie theater, to watch our dinosaur, a not-so-scary Notzillasaurus … Continue reading

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Mixed Blessings

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Part One of Two The term “mixed blessings” is redundant. Why do I say that? Because all blessings—all real ones—are mixed. I only fully realized that this morning while contemplating the day I met the…

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

The Movie is Done: Now on to Making a Movie! Shooting has concluded on Notzilla, my second feature film as a writer-director (or, more accurately, principal photography has concluded). Does this mean we’ve “made a movie?” Far from it! Shooting … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

To all of my wonderful friends, long-timers and newbies, in the blogging community: Thank you so much for your ongoing love and support! I want to apologize for my lack of attentiveness to your blogs–I miss reading them!–while things reach the boiling … Continue reading

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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

Another Award! So this is cool: My last feature film Over-the-Rhine is now an Official Selection and Nominee at the Great Lakes Christian Film Festival, one of North America’s largest faith-based fests. We missed the cut last year, but this … Continue reading

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A Filmmaker’s Journal

Originally posted on 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…

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