Category: What They Don’t Teach You in Film School
A Family Affair
My life has been relegated to boxes… thousands, and thousands, and thousands of boxes. Boxes and labels, don’t get me started on the fucking labels.
This week THE DEVIL’S CARNIVAL was released to the world. DVD/ NETFLIX/ iTUNES/ HOT TOPIC/ the list goes on and on.
STOP READING: First catch up on the previous blogs:
My short film ZOMBIE was met with a cold, to lukewarm response… To me that was EXCITING as hell, as all my previous short films where UNWATCHABLE – the mere fact that ANYBODY was able to sit through THIS short film was nothing short of a success on my part…
It was also exciting to me… On a Thursday, I had no short film… On a Sunday I had produced, written, directed, and edited MY OWN short film.
We are winding down here folks, only one more blog to round out the story! Make sure to catch up on what you have missed!
The phone rang in my shitty studio apartment early in the morning. I saw the caller ID was coming from Twisted Pictures – my immediate reaction was here we go… they are going to back out…
Originally I had planned on making this blog FOUR parts… But, after I started writing I realized that there was just too much to say… So I have expanded it into TWO more parts. PART V will be released next week, with a CONCLUSION to follow.
So after 5 years in Hollywood, countless packages of Ramen Noodles, and many drunken nights of crying myself to sleep, I had a MUSIC VIDEO on MTV, and more importantly I had a REAL producer, who REALLY wanted to make THE DESPERATE, or so I thought.
So, hopefully by now you have read my first two posts. If you have not… STOP READING and do a little catch up.
Okay, up to speed?
So… In a matter of months, I went from folding clothes to securing a lawyer and agents… (somewhere in between I directed the first stage production of the amazing smash hit REPO! The Genetic Opera)
I guess I was ignorant… Some would argue I still am ignorant. But I thought with my lawyer and agents in place my luck had turned, and suddenly people would give me the time of day.
WHAT THEY DON’T TEACH YOU IN FILM SCHOOL – part 2 / 4
If you are just joining in – Catch up and read PART 1.
Ok, so lets recap.
Dropped out of college – went to film school…
Graduated film school – moved to Los Angeles destined for greatness.
WHAT THEY DON’T TEACH YOU IN FILM SCHOOL – part 1 / 4
At least once a day I receive a message from a fan asking if I have any advice on how to make it in the film business…
Part of me wants to respond like Rob Zombie did in one of his interviews. During said interview they asked Rob Zombie if he had advice for independent filmmakers. Rob basically said, “QUIT NOW, if you are asking me for advice, you probably can’t hack it…” Rob Zombies advice for filmmakers
I kid… I kid… but not really…