What’s the latest on “AK”?

Last year, you heard me talk about a short film AK.  If you’re curious what’s happened with it since, this blog post is for you. Wanna skip to the end? The long and short of it is this: we’re working on a means to screen the finished piece locally sometime soon. I’ll share more details about that when things are more finalized. What’s AK? AK is the shortened title of the

Understanding the spectacle of love

I’m a hopeless romantic. But some of my favorite movies are about the tragedy of love. Steel Magnolias (1989), When Harry Met Sally (1989), Romeo & Juliet (1996), and Moulin Rouge! (2001) are movies I can watch repeatedly. The madness of love – with all the glitter, singing, and pain – is such a spectacle. Perhaps I have a rather warped understanding of love, though. My dad’s parents were hopeless romantics, however, my parents divorced

Special Thanks: The Flourish Market

We recently filmed a new short, which is tentatively titled “AK”. It was a wild, wonderful weekend. I’m still catching my breath. One of the things that made the shoot special for me were new collaborations. We hear the word “collaboration” a lot as filmmakers – almost to the point where it’s a cliché – but it is sincerely one of my favorite things about the business. I genuinely love working with other entrepreneurs

Doing a little action sequence research

I’m learning that my directorial creative rhythm is like a pendulum. If I swing in one creative direction, the pendulum swings back around. I like to switch it up and find new challenges. Abandoned Allies was my first feature-length film. It was a documentary about war, love, broken promises, and betrayal. Immediately after finishing it in 2012, I shot a short fiction comedy called Trophy. While shooting Brewconomy, my second feature-length documentary, I

A beautiful new story

Most people call me a “documentary filmmaker” when they introduce me. That’s cool. I have made more docs than fiction films, and I love that people introduce me as a filmmaker. I still have to pinch myself because it means my dreams are coming true! Internally, however, I don’t spend too much time distinguishing myself as one or the other. Fiction is just as much fun as documentary filmmaking, although

Young Camden’s Dream

When I was young, I wanted to be an actress. I dreamed about being this young, beautiful starlet at the top of her game. Future Camden was so thin, graceful, and attractive. She accepted her Oscar with poise, humility, humor, and enthusiasm. Somewhere along the way, my desire to become that version of Future Camden changed slightly. That happens as we grow older. We realize there may be unwanted things

One day at a time

The snow has melted. My cold has faded. The Brewconomy Kickstarter campaign is 47% funded with 19 days to go. Right now, life is pretty great. Also, I’m finally feeling home. Derek and I moved into the new digs a few weeks ago. We’re still packing, unpacking, and getting accustomed to living in the new house. But we’re making progress every day. I can quickly find things like shoes or dishes when I need