Tag Archives: The Dead Days of Summer

The Film Community

Last night, sitting in an unbearably hot room in Milan, trying to barricade myself from the cheering and honking of millions of Italian soccer fans, I watched Michel Gondry’s Be Kind Rewind. The first time I watched the film, many … Continue reading

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The Dead Days of Summer

In early January, I was hit with an idea for a film that I just couldn’t let go. By the end of March, the crowd-funding campaign I ran to help finance my film came to a very successful close and, … Continue reading

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Teaching Yourself How To Shoot

The months leading up to shooting my first short film were preoccupied with fund-raising, casting, polishing up the script and location scouting. Then something dawned on me a week before filming began, maybe I could not direct. The self-doubt ate … Continue reading

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The Dead Days of Summer Teaser

Recently, my activity on The Deleted Scene has diminished somewhat, to say the least. My attention has been focused on pre-production, shooting and now editing my first film, The Dead Days of Summer. The last time I updated the blog … Continue reading

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The Selfish Act Of Filmmaking

As I am currently in pre-production for my first film, the basic question of why I want to make this film keeps coming up. A question I often ask myself is why did a filmmaker want to direct a certain … Continue reading

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Don’t Give Michael Bay Another 10 Dollars

Every year we see many disappointing films, the worst of which you come out feeling like you’ve wasted the price of admission. These films make you think of all the better films you could have seen, or all of the … Continue reading

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The Problem With Being A First-Time Filmmaker

While funding for emerging filmmakers has always been scarce, with the 2008 budget cuts that ended the Canadian Independent Film and Video Fund, funding for first time filmmakers is near impossible to acquire. As the other sources of funding do … Continue reading

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