Why I make mind maps

Why I make mind maps

Every artist has their own ritual / practice for creating. When I’m decorating cookies, I like to have the kitchen as clean as possible. When I’m doing watercolor painting, I like to collect all of my supplies before I sit down to a clean sheet of paper....
The Smell of Money

The Smell of Money

Last weekend I went to The Cary Theater in Cary, N.C., to watch The Smell of Money. The writer and producer, Jamie Berger, did a Q&A following the screening. It was really powerful. The film highlights the issues of environmental racism associated with the hog...
Why I love crowdfunding

Why I love crowdfunding

Last weekend at BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival, we talked about the types of funding filmmakers use to develop their projects and pay people fairly throughout the process. I’ve been obsessed with film funding for so long, and it’s such a joy to talk with...
Thank you to BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival

Thank you to BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival

Last week was BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival. It was so much fun. This morning I’m feeling so grateful that we have such a wonderful festival in our area. I was lucky enough to moderate two panels during the festival. On Friday, September 22nd, we talked about...
Join me for BEYOND

Join me for BEYOND

The Cary Theater is hosting BEYOND: The Cary Film Festival this weekend (September 21-24, 2023). I’ll be there to moderate two panel discussions with filmmakers. Friday, September 22nd, at 3:00 pm is The Pitch + Funding Your Film. Panelists include Christopher...
Hello, old friends.

Hello, old friends.

It’s been a minute. How are you doing? Are you surviving? I hope the last few years haven’t been too hard on you. I had to dip for a bit because things got really challenging in my world. But I’m still here to talk about it, and I’m very...