Posted on Nov 6, 2021 in Uncategorized

Abasement was invited to screen at the YoFi Festival. This was the first in person festival I’ve actually been able to attend. My first short was schedule to premiere in April 2020, and we all know what happened there… That film screened virtually with them last year, and they did a really amazing jobs of […]

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.

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