Archive | October, 2013
Fight-or-Flight and Movies

Fight-or-Flight and Movies

Happy Halloween! It’s the peak of scary movie season. Some of us are big into scary movies, others of us shy away from such things. I’m somewhere in the middle. They don’t all appeal to me, but I do still find quite a few to be worth checking out. Some even become favorite films of […]

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Goodbye Saturn

Goodbye Saturn

Getting new stuff can be great. But when you’ve grown so accustomed to something and had it for so long, replacing it can also feel a little sad. This week, I said goodbye to my ‘97 Saturn SL2. Now, my wife and I got it in 2005. But still that’s eight years of having that […]

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Stories and the Examined Life

Stories and the Examined Life

I occasionally get asked about why I became a filmmaker. Most of the time, such conversations are short and only scratch the surface of why I dove into filmmaking in the first place. I answer with some simple remarks about how I’ve always been drawn to cinema from a young age. This is true. But, […]

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Born This Way

Born This Way

One of the movies that Stories by the River distributes is called, “Playing with Ice,” and it’s, among other things, a story that allows us to ask the question: Are we born this way? And maybe allows us to ask follow up questions like: How much can we modify our behavior? I had a moment […]

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Adventures With Old Lenses

Adventures With Old Lenses

I’ve been on a bit of quest recently. Specifically, a quest for more lenses. Most everyone has something they can’t help but be endlessly fascinated by. It’s the kind of thing you find yourself scouring eBay late night for when you can’t sleep (just in case there’s some awesome deal out there). You find yourself […]

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A Real Life Melt Moment

A Real Life Melt Moment

This morning I was dropping my Kindergartner off at school when one of the moms said, “It’s my birthday today.” And I said, “Oh wow!  Happy Birthday!  Are you doing anything special? ” (I may have been a bit loud with that cuz other heads turned in our general direction.) And the other mom said, […]

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Side by Side: Film and the Digital Revolution

Side by Side: Film and the Digital Revolution

It’s a new age for filmmaking. Or at least, that’s what we’ve been hearing for the last several years. As digital technology has evolved rapidly in the last decade, the reality of a how movies are being shot has quickly morphed along with it. Tapping into this idea, director Christopher Kenneally and actor turned producer […]

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Film Festivals and Reflections on Life

Film Festivals and Reflections on Life

Today I was getting ready to announce Stories by the River’s first ever Film Festival on Facebook. (By the way, you can submit your short films and sign up to attend the event here.) And as I was posting about this event that I am ever so excited about, I saw a very disturbing update […]

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