2018 Year In Review

It’s the end of the year. I have a few year-end rituals. Do you? One of my favorites is the year-in-review blog post. I like taking the time to stop, reflect, and appreciate all that transpired over the last 12 months. I find that filling my heart with gratitude for what happened – both the good and bad – gives me strength for the new year. (Related: Read my 2017,

“The Innocent AK” screens at Longleaf Film Festival

My newest film, The Innocent AK, is screening at the 2018 Longleaf Film Festival! The festival is at the N.C. Museum of History in downtown Raleigh, N.C., on Saturday, May 12th. The Innocent AK is screening in Film Block D, in Daniels Auditorium, at 5:00 PM. The festival is free to attend. On Saturday, May 12th, I’ll also be part of a panel discussion on women in film. No tickets are required

Watch Brewconomy in Charlotte on 3/6

Recently I shared upcoming screenings of Brewconomy. There’s one screening left on the schedule: Tuesday, March 6th, 2018. It’ll be in Charlotte, N.C., at Blue Blaze Brewing. Huge thanks to the North Carolina Craft Brewers Guild for making these screenings possible! Get your tickets now. Thank you to Charlotte Five for covering the screening! It was such a pleasure speaking with Vanessa Infanzon for the story. I’m so grateful for the

Free Money Mindset Workshop

A lot has changed for me in the past few years. One of the biggest changes is my money mindset. I used to think that being an independent filmmaker dictated that I had to be a starving artist. This idea was confirmed by fellow filmmakers, articles in the media, and panel discussions at film festivals. It was a negative notion that made me feel frustrated, unsupported, and pretty depressed about

Questions from readers about making movies – Part 2

Why do I take questions? I get requests from fellow filmmakers pretty frequently. People invite me to lunch, drinks, or coffee often to “pick my brain” about what I’ve learned in the 10 years of making movies. But … it’s tough to accommodate everyone. It’s even more impossible to distill all that I’ve learned into one short meeting. That’s why I blog and it’s why I formed the TriFilm Society. (Read

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