Today, I'm peering back to five years ago when I directed my third feature film, Black Hat, which I made specifically for the Amazon Studios launch contest in 2011. Amazon was looking to get into the original video content space, so they launched Amazon Studios by holding a massive contest with massive monetary awards.Read More
This first is a favorite of mine. Very violent but so well shot and executed. I love how this film builds tension. You're dying for Thomas Jane to act and each time you think he's about too, the film pulls you in deeper by making you wait for the payoff.Read More
Ten long years ago I made a decision to shoot a feature film with very little money but with a lot of help. Influenced heavily by Park Chan-Wook's Oldboy, I wrote a script called Here's to Revenge, a thriller about a woman and her associate who hold hostage a group of people who all seem to be suffering from amnesia.Read More
Several weeks ago I directed and did the camerawork for this video, "The Future" by artist Timothy Dark. It was a two day shoot in upstate NY with my normal small crew and a bunch of actors who were bussed up from the city.Read More
As we progress through the last decade of my work we come to an interesting time - the birth of the HD-DSLR camera.
We all know the story - Vincent Laforet, Canon 5D Mark II, Reverie, the internet shits it's pants, digital filmmaking revolution begins. Everyone runs out and buys a Canon DSLR. If you've got some cash stashed you grab a Canon 5D Mark II. If you've got no budget you go with a T2i. If you're in the middle...Read More
Today we're taking a look at a piece that was written by my friend Vincent Vinas and directed by myself about 7 years ago. Still in the age of MiniDv though if memory serves this was shot with my second camera, the trusty Panasonic DV100b which was a step up in terms of both image and audio quality from the XL-1.Read More