just wanted to reiterate what everyone has been saying - great job, beautiful stuff! your most recent is my favorite, the fluid camera works so well for your material.
i'm jealous because i too have written a bunch about childhood and those early days on the house computer. its a generational thing, so i'm assuming i'm not alone.
Written for film? Shoot it! I'd love to see. It's certainly a fundamental aspect of our generation's childhoods.
i also admire that you seem to be making shorts at a pretty quick clip (at least one a year?).. keep doing it! don't view them as stepping stones to features, these are the real thing.
It's been really important to me to always be ready to go out and do something, always have something to play around with, since noticing during to hand to hand to mouth
how little stands in the way of hitting the streets and creating something.
Since the funded projects are a little bit further apart, it's always been important to have something to do if/when the schedule falls apart. Two examples: we actually got Good Machine Gun Sound
funded in winter 2012, to shoot that summer, but it got postponed a year due to some bad planning. A happy accident, as the creative vacuum created an strong hunger to do something, and made possible the improvised feature I posted the teaser for some pages back, which gave me a huge amount of experience with actors and playing around, which informed Good Machine Gun Sound
quite a bit. That project is still not finished but we haven't been hurrying too much, and it's been very nice to have something to play with. And after we got a rejection from the Northern Norwegian Film Center on the first application for World Wide Woven Bodies
in 2013, because of a not-quite-finished script and because they wanted to see how Good Machine Gun Sound turned out, I quickly made Everyone is Present
, a still unfinished short you can see the teaser to here.Teaser for Everybody is Present