As a filmmaker -- hell, as a human being! -- I believe in exploring possibilities.
In addition to my on-going TV, doco, and feature work, I recently worked on this very interesting web series, Feels Like Forever.
Produced and written by Stephen Groak, a dear old pal from New Zealand (now LA-based), it was an opportunity to collaborate (as director/DP/editor) on a subtle genre piece aimed at older pre-teens and young teenagers (girls mostly).
I've selected three segments here of which I'm particularly proud.
This is a lot lighter than my usual fare, but, hopefully, my experience and comfort with uneasy subject matter has rubbed off on these telesodes.
Casting was at least a six month process, as was scripting, fine tuning, and set design.
For mine, our cast (Trista Robinson, Fanie Garcia, Paul Fanning, Michael Stoltzfus, Steven Segura) have delivered beautiful performances. Talented production designer Merici Tello and ace composer Craig Jordan also excelled in their respective roles.
Even when funding is low, something special and creatively fulfilling can be produced.
I'm not sure if internet distribution is the future of filmmaking, but it sure represents a great avenue for sharing the work... and showcasing talent.