Graduation + First studio film gig + LA Film Festival = a very busy three weeks

Here we are. I recently worked exactly one week as a Locations Assistant on Carey Fukunaga's gripping re-imagining of Stephen King's It before New Line pulled the plug on the entire project a mere three weeks from the start of Principal Photography. This happened the same week I graduated from Columbia University's graduate film program with a degree in Creative Producing, and saw Mad Max: Fury Road. Which brings us to today: me launching my new website, and cooking up exciting new projects to produce.  

I'll be in LA for a few weeks this June to represent my short film Devils' Work at the LA FIlm Festival with director Miguel Silveira, and to participate in the 2015 Columbia University Film Festival LA industry meetings. Meanwhile, another wonderful, quieter film I helped produce, The Friend from Tel Aviv (directed by Federica Gianni) will premiere at the Palm Springs Intl. Short Film Festival the same week.  

Side-note: I was fortunate enough to meet Director of Photography Jan Reichle on The Friend from Tel Aviv set. Jan came onboard to shoot Bears Discover Fire, and has become one of me and Ben Leonberg's closest collaborators here in NYC. He's an amazing DP, and a pleasure to work with.

That's all for now!  

  May 20th, 2015:  Director Ben Leonberg (right) and me (beard) graduate from Columbia University film school. ONWARD!

May 20th, 2015:  Director Ben Leonberg (right) and me (beard) graduate from Columbia University film school. ONWARD!