Monday, October 2, 2017
My Directorial Debut has been released
I'll be the first to admit that it's a little weird that my first film as a director is just now coming out. I started developing Predatory Moon in October 2012, we shot it in 2013, and it's been through post-production Hell for years. And now, at long last, it's out to the public.
It's really hard to describe how I feel about the film.
On the one hand, I've done a few short films since shooting Predatory and one of the ("The Family Way: Coming Home") has been doing extremely well in festivals around the world. There's a world of difference between my first film and my latest.
A dear friend of mine once told me "Your first film is your film school. Your second film shows if you learned anything." Truth be told, I think I accidentally took the advance course when I took on a feature-length werewolf story as a first project. I certainly may have bitten off more than I could chew on a meager budget of around $28,000.00.
Nevertheless, I am still pretty proud of this film in all its technically-incorrect and even sometimes goofy glory.
I'm proud of the cast and crew, who stuck with me through all the pains and hardships. Seriously, I made some great friends while working on this film, many who went on o work on a few other projects with me.
And I'm proud of myself for tackling this beast as a novice director. I learned an awful lot and that certainly shows in my later work.
So sit back and enjoy the show. PREDATORY MOON