Category: Los Angeles

The Dream Factory

A collection of interviews I conducted with fellow 2001/2 USC film school graduates, on the occasion of the 4- or 5-year anniversary of their entry into the film industry. I haven’t been posting these lately because they don’t conform to video haiku regulations, but what the heck… I’m proud of the work, and I think the stories should be shared.

Surviving Hollywood

Fourth in the “life after film school” series (here are episodes 1, 2 and 3), Aris talks about the dysfunctional dynamics of the movie business in LA. In spite of the overt hostility of this creative environment, Aris co-wrote and produced an independent feature film in 2005/6 which is currently at an advanced stage of post-production. The story of that…

Hockey Movie

Bryan (director) and Ashley (producer) tell the story of an independent feature film gone awry. I want to be clear – the purpose of posting this is not to take pleasure in the misfortunes of fellow filmmakers. Everyone in the film industry shares production horror stories, for catharsis I guess; the more horrific, the better. This is one of the…