Questions from readers about making movies – Part 1

It’s always a pleasure to hear from readers! I’ve been blogging about filmmaking for 10 years and, seriously, hearing from people who found helpful info here is really fun. That’s why I encourage your comments, tweets, and questions! Today I have a few questions from a fellow filmmaker, Zak, who’s presently navigating the waters of documentary film. He asked to pick my brain in person – a comment request from

Thank you for watching Brewconomy

Last night we enjoyed a screening of Brewconomy during First Friday Raleigh at the N.C. Museum of History. Huge thanks to all of the folks who attended and helped organize such a fun evening! The #NCBeer panel speaking following the screening of @Brewconomy @NCmuseumhistory. — NCBeerGuys (@Ncbeerguys) November 7, 2015 We designed Brewconomy to be paired with samples and conversations, so last night was pretty ideal. I’m so thankful to the N.C.

New Brewconomy Backer Night Scheduled

On Tuesday, August 11th, we hosted a Brewconomy Backer Night for our Kickstarter backers. The weather was nuts. It was dark and stormy, then the sky turned post-apocalyptic orange and a beautiful rainbow showed up. Such a lovely summer storm. At the Backer Night we talked with our supporters, met new folks, sipped delicious craft beer, and delivered rewards. It was so wonderful to see everyone in person! I love saying thank

Brewconomy Backer Night

To my Brewconomy Kickstarter Backers: we have news for you! August 2015 was the deadline we set to deliver your backer rewards. We’re hustling to get everything to you in the next 30 days, so there are some steps you need to take now to make it happen. Backers, please do the following: Log on to to get the latest update or check your email inbox. All of the

Brewconomy premieres today!

Today is the premiere of Brewconomy, my newest documentary, which is about North Carolina craft beer and its positive impact on the state’s agriculture, community, and economy. Brewconomy will screen at the Wells Fargo IMAX Theatre at Marbles in downtown Raleigh, N.C., starting at 3:30 PM. A panel discussion will follow at 5:00 PM in Venture Hall, which is in the same building as the theatre. We will have an afterparty at

Workshop on crowdfunding

People ask about crowdfunding a lot. Talking about it is so much fun because it’s still relatively uncharted territory, and it’s changing the game for most filmmakers. But it’s a lot more difficult than it looks. Crowdfunding seems deceptively easy. From the outside it looks like you launch a campaign and the money starts flowing in. Easy enough, right? Anyone who has run a crowdfunding campaign knows it’s tough. When you

Brewconomy premiere sold out

The premiere of Brewconomy, my new documentary about North Carolina craft beer, sold out in less than two days! It is such an incredible honor to work on this film and premiere it at Marbles IMAX during N.C. Beer Month — much less have it sell out so quickly. We have so many people already on the wait list, too. I feel like the luckiest filmmaker in the world. You loyal readers,