Hello, fans! (All six of you)
I hope 2012 has been treating you well so far. Me, I’ve been lazing it up, and will continue to do so through my birthday, January 3rd. But after that, I’ll be getting right back to the grindstone! And what will that entail this year? Glad you asked:
This Spring, I begin shooting my second feature-length film. I can’t say too much about it right now, but I will say a few things:
I wrote it, I’m directing it, and I’ll be in a couple scenes.
I’ll have a lot more money to work with this time around. Not an inordinate amount, but compared to Shredder? Avatar budget.
The main characters are two sisters, and it’s a feel-good romantic comedy. But it’s my version of that genre, which is to say, it’s a little subversive. Though it will play to a wide, PG-13 type of audience.
Why have I gone this route? Well, after making Shredder, I didn’t want to make ‘Shredder II’, so to speak. I didn’t want to repeat myself.
I wanted to do something completely different. I always want to do something completely different. In fact, the film I’m writing right now (which I plan to shoot 2013) is even more out of left field!
My goal is to never make two films that are alike. This isn’t to say I don’t respect directors that stick to one tone. Trust me, I worship at the altar of Aki Kaurismaki, Todd Solondz, Woody Allen, et al. But right now I’m having a great deal of fun jumping from genre to genre.
Thanks for your support, and I can’t wait for you to see the new one!