As we sit in the editing room with our next short film, we look back at our last one:
A hopelessly romantic introvert is coerced by her friends into trying a dating app. What ensues are the mishaps of searching for true love on the interweb. Can a hopeless romantic thrive in the age of online dating?
Sweat, tears, joy and absolute exhilaration.
iHeart, we heart you still.
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This is us.
Artists, exhaustively keeping the dream alive.
Alive. A life.
We whisper, “This film has life.”
This is tremendous preparation.
This is sleepless nights, juggling balls in air (do not drop), taking the first step into mystery.
Light candles for the Creative Gods.
Say thanks every day.
Sun up or down, do something that scares the living shit outta you.
Thank your skilled Giants.
If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.
– Sir. Isaac Newton
As we gear up to shoot our next short film, we look back at our last one. Sweat, tears, joy and exhilaration. iHeart, we still heart you.
#MadeinNewYork #STFteam #DreamsComeTrue
Sweating through shirts!
Hitting the pillow at 2am
Laughing through tears!
Canned food for breakfast.
Worn out keyboard!
Facing your fears, Every. Moment.
Hearing NO and doing it anyway!
Listening to “Onto The Next One” by Jay Z, on repeat
Continue reading “making movies be like…”
The box office has made its ruling, and the verdict is clear. You can’t keep a wonderful woman down.
“Wonder Woman,” which opened this weekend, is a mammoth hit, meeting the most optimistic expectations and setting up its director, Patty Jenkins, for a place in the record books. It’s on track to earn between $90 and $105 million domestically by Monday morning, according to industry projections. That’s the best debut ever for a movie directed by a woman.
My colleague Maureen Dowd explored this stark gender disparity in a cover story for The Times’s magazine in late 2015, noting that in the previous two years, “women were only 1.9 percent of the directors for the 100 top-grossing films.”
“Excluding their art-house divisions, the six major studios released only three movies last year with a female director,” Dowd added, referring to 2014.
Continue reading “The Triumph of ‘Wonder Woman’”
“We had to have faith in each other.”
We grew up quickly
Shot through the air like a canon ball
Yet, beware!, they said
All canon balls fall, they warned.
I see them
Those, down there, waiting for your collapse.
“Today is the day,” they said.
How do you stay creative?
Whether it’s the world offered to you on a silver spoon
In the thick of life’s drudgery,
Where monotony and struggle are your best friends
Spoons are only bought from Salvation Army.
Either one —
One must decide to stay creative.
Cuz both worlds choke.
Continue reading “faith”