Category: sustainable cinema

An Avalanche of Product

At some point I’ll probably give up posting links to these articles about the utter absence of a sustainable model for independent filmmaking, or even small-scale mainstream filmmaking, let alone film art. But I’m not quite there yet. Film doesn’t make any sense anymore as a product, if it ever did – so perhaps the only reason left to be…

The Myth of Progress

Then what is the answer? Not to be deluded by dreams. To know that great civilisations have broken down into violence, and their tyrants come, many times before. When open violence appears, to avoid it with honor or choose the least ugly faction; these evils are essential. To keep one’s own integrity, be merciful and uncorrupted and not wish for…

Endarchy

endarch adjective, Botany 1. (of a primary xylem or root) developing from the periphery; having the oldest cells closest to the core.  1895-1900; end- + -arch having a point of origin (as specified)      -dictionary.com In the long-term effort to figure out how to talk about my work as a filmmaker, the idea of control comes up again and…

Sustainable Cinema

I was approached to write an article about independent filmmaking for the February edition of Minnesota Playlist, a local web publication that’s primarily for the performing arts, and it seemed like a perfect opportunity to take a topic that I’ve been stewing on for years, and try to put my thoughts about it into coherent form. It doesn’t really come…