2019 Alice Fest

Alice Fest returns to Durham, N.C., on Sunday, March 10, 2019! What is Alice Fest? Alice Fest is a one-day film festival. The tagline is “Films by women. For everyone.” It is typically held in March in honor of Women’s History Month in the Full Frame Theater in Durham, N.C., in association with the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Alice Fest is free and open to the public.

“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

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

Voting with your dollars at the box office

As consumers, we vote with our dollars and attention. That’s why I vote for movies I want to see by going to the theater on box office opening weekends. To some people, this may seem antiquated. But I’ll break down why it’s still incredibly relevant. Understanding a bit of the distribution landscape may be helpful, so let’s start there. Distribution Success Metrics For major studios, box office numbers are a major

Recap: Brewconomy screening in Charlotte

Last night we screened Brewconomy in Charlotte for the first time. It was a well attended screening hosted by the Levine Museum of the New South at NoDa Brewing Co. Huge thanks to both for hosting us! We had a great crowd there, responding to the movie with laughter and cheers. The Q&A following the screening covered lots of great stuff, including the connections between legislation and opportunities for craft

Don’t miss Brewconomy this May

Brewconomy, our independent documentary about North Carolina craft beer, is screening three times this May. We are absolutely thrilled to collaborate with such great organizations to share the film with you! Here are details about all three upcoming screenings. Saturday, May 7th, 9:30 PM The Cary Theater, Cary, N.C. Get more details here. Friday, May 13th, 5:00 PM Longleaf Film Festival, Raleigh, N.C. Get more details here. Tuesday, May 24th, 6:30 PM NoDa Brewing Company, Charlotte, N.C. Get