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Friday, May 17, 2013

One Crazy Month For an Underground Filmmaker

There's nothing like being truly independent.

I love it. Wouldn't have it any other way.

Take how life's going right now:

Mother's new documentary short film TITS is taking the festival world by storm. Since it premiered one month ago in London, it's screened in the UK, Ethiopia, Wisconsin, and Hollywood. And last week, won BEST FILM in Hollwood at the Sunset Film Festival.

Opal's directing debut screens over 10 film festivals over the next 2 months, including places like NYC, Texas, Australia and more....

It's great to get Mother's messages out to the world that's important to her.

Got a lot of work to do on the properties out in the country. Been mowing, house work, construction, and more. Physical activity is feeling pretty good. And damn glad to be away from Hollywood for awhile.

Over the next month, a new narrative short film is going to be made based on actual events. It's fun to combine my acting talents with directing. Last year, when I made WOODY THE REDNECK, that was my first acting work in about 10 years. It feels good occasionally getting my acting juices back.

And this summer, the crazy CLERKS/SANFORD AND SON style feature film is gonna be made. This is gonna be a lot of fun. Just got to find some other people I like to work with that want to come to the Midwest to work on a film for no money.

A truly independent, underground filmmaker's life: you can't beat that with a stick.

NO BUDGET FILMMAKING or How to be a Well-Known Filmmaker & Be Broke at the Same Time