Achieving balance between reaching your goals, the greater environment and having a life is one of the greatest tricks we can pull off.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


Where did the summer go?  What happened?  Work, fun, messed up ankle, travel, and poof!  Gone!

So a few quick updates....  The Angel Light film we worked on has been accepted into the Big Aple Film Festival!  Woo!  We will be attending.  Very excited for Kira and Angel Light!  You can watch it here:

We also ran up to Ontario to shoot the the big Race that is the highlight of the documentary we are working on about two women, their friendship and running.  Its a pretty amazing story.  I won't tell you what happened at the 100 (!) mile race but it's going to make for a good doc.  We are just finishing up some of the outdoor shots for this before the leaves turn and we sink into the edit.

Last but not least Dubious Honor is in talks to become the main shoot crew on a pretty big deal documentary.  We are very excited at the prospects and fingers crossed it all comes together.  More on this as it progresses.

In our spare time (ha!) we have been attempting to master the art of heli flying and shooting, as well as the art of tilt shift.  So much to learn!  We are using a lot of this for the new tour video we are working on for the Shipyard Brewing Company. Who we love! I will have to post some of the out takes of some of the spectacular crashes we have had....

Friday, August 16, 2013

Slow Summer Daze

Its quiet out there... too quiet...

As summer winds down the last hazy lazy days of summer are rolling in.  Don't want to jinx it but it looks like we are in for a stretch of nice weather to maybe round it all out.

Its been standard summer work fare.  But I can't help but think that this fall is going to be chock-a-block and crazy wall-to wall.  We will see,

As for now, the work on the new tour video for Shipyard continues and its ramping up.  With a whole new set of cool tricks up our sleeves to create a really nice, Maine oriented piece. The work continues on the doc I am filming about the two women ultra-runners as well.  The big race is at the beginning of September so we are rocking on that. I also have secured broadcast distribution for King Charles' Coast.  Now I just need to tag into someone or some organization that can help fund this puppy.  Its huge and important and unfortunately pretty political which is why I am having a hard time finding folks to help out with it.  So if you know anyone who cares about Maine's coast and the access to it, send them my way! I am not above begging...

That's it for now, nose to the end of summer grindstone.  More as it all winds up.  I can't help but feel like on the other side of these last days of Summer its going to be a pretty big and busy fall...

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

So much!

Holee cats.  It has really been two years since out last post. Crazy.  Life has a way of interfering with things like...blogging.

Lots has happened since that last post, both professionally and personally. But I will stick to the professional here. There have been lots of projects that have come and gone in the last two years, including one really big one (alluded to in my last post) that almost came to fruition if it weren't for a last minute snafu.

But recently I had the tremendous honor to be invited to work with Angel Light Films, a non-profit that makes films written by kids with brain cancer. Pretty heavy stuff but also one of the most amazing and transformative experiences I have ever had in my life. The result was a fun little film by an amazing little girl and her friends. If you have 10 minutes, its worth a watch, especially for the short little interview with Kira at the end. An incredible kid, and an amazing experience. Check out the film if you have a few minutes.

There are a couple of really great things in the works as well, aside from the really fun work we continue to do with New Englands best brewery, Shipyard. We are in production right now on a documentary about two ultra marathoning women, which is proving to be a pretty amazing experience. We also are on the hook for a pretty great project this fall, which I would DP on, but not going to say anything about that until it gets locked. Fun stuff.  And guess what?  King Charles' Coast is back on the table!  We have distribution for it through MPBN, and now we just need to get the funding together. The subject of coastal access is still a hot button topic here in Maine. I am hugely invested in this one, which is why it keeps coming back.  We will make this film! I am also developing a site that will be fun place for New Englanders to come to watch outdoor shorts, and for NE film makers to show theirs., coming soon.

Lastly (for this post anyway) I have committed to a long term project that is something close to my heart, but again, more on that as time passes.  I am so full of mystery aren't I?

It feels good to be back. I will definitely post more frequently, both about work and random environmental, film and life subjects.