Your horse is not a motorcycle

Your horse is not a motorcycle

Posted on Sep 29, 2021 in leadership, personal

A few stray thoughts on leadership. When perched astride a horse, it’s tempting to think of her as you might a motorcycle—point it in the direction you want, hit the gas, and go—but this would be an error. While you may be in charge, your horse has feelings about the desired direction, footing, and speed, and […]

The Dead Drop at Queens World

The Dead Drop at Queens World

Posted on Jun 7, 2021 in Festival, Film

My first short, The Dead Drop, has been selected for Queens World Film Festival. Assuming no major reversals in reopening, we’ll have a live screening June 26 at the Queens Theatre in Flushing NY, and then virtual screenings through Film Festival Flix.

Abasement wins Best Horror

Abasement wins Best Horror

Posted on May 10, 2021 in Festival, Film

I woke up this morning to find Abasement had snagged Best Horror at Beyond the Curve International Film Festival in Paris, France. It’s our twelfth festival selection, ninth nomination/finalist nod, and fourth win. Once we’ve finished the festival run, I might post our stats, including all our losses. BCIFF just popped up on my radar […]

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