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"You name me a picture that people go to just to escape their feelings and I’ll name you a bad picture. People go to have their emotions AROUSED. Anyone who goes to a movie not to be emotionally affected is an asshole. They might as well dig a pit and jump in. I don’t believe people do that. I think the escape theory is a lie. You go to Hitchcock to be frightened. You go to “The Exorcist” to be scared. You go to “Orient Express” to match wits with the smart guys, to play detective. You go to “Towering Inferno” to see a fire. We’re talking about EMOTIONS. No one goes just to sit there. You think a “Death Wish” isn’t talking to your emotions? There’s no reason why a serious film, one about life, can’t be “enjoyable”, maybe even fun. Emotions can be very entertaining. I try to use them generously in my films."

John Cassavetes, Cassavetes on Cassavetes


The Director Isn’t Finished Yet: An Interview With Steven Soderbergh

Fucking great interview with my boi Steve



Rob Frenay, the creator and curator of the awesome ‘Fuck Yeah Robert Altman' website, made a thirty-minute film called How to Pass the Time  with fellow filmmakers Jordan Black and Kevin Sullivan. This surreal comedy tells the story of an isolated young housesitter attempting to make sense of his past, dreams and a fractured sense of self.

Frenay’s team is currently using Kickstarter to raise funds necessary for continuing the story in the form of a feature film. IndieWire even chose the film as its Project of the Day last week. We give our strong recommendation that you help these highly talented people make their dreams come true!

Kevin Sullivan is the writer, composer, and plays the main character. He’s an interdisciplinary artist/hitch-hiker and doesn’t need a compass to tell him which way the wind shines. His website will one day be

Robert Frenay is the co-director and editor. He’s got poetry in him, but he ain’t going to put it down on paper. He’s got sense enough not to try. His prior work is online at Vimeo.

Jordan Black is the cinematographer/cameraman. He is keeper of the flame which lights the dark in our eyes. His reel is online at

We studied film together in college, dorm rooms, basements, and dark, empty theaters and have worked on numerous student films as a unit. Our internal chemistry is the reason this film exists.

For more information and to support this project: Kickstarter Page
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69% raised as of this morning on our Kickstarter for How to Pass the Time: A Feature Film! On Thursday we were selected as Indiewire’s “Project of the Day,” and will be eligible for “Project of the Week” this Monday! Will keep you posted on where and when to vote. In the meantime, check out the “Project of the Day” page and comment if you’d like! Thanks so much for all your support!


Please help us fund "How to Pass the Time: A Feature Film!!!"

Yesterday morning, I launched a Kickstarter campaign for an exciting, crazy new feature film project that myself, Jordan Black, and Kevin Sullivan are attempting to bring into the world. This morning, Kickstarter featured it as one of their Staff Picks on their main website and their Twitter, just because they liked the cut of our jib! 

The three of us have spent years making short films together, and with this crowdfunding campaign are trying to raise enough money to make our first feature film. We’re hugely excited about this opportunity and hope you will be too. We spent a good amount of time compiling a trailer and a pitch video that lays out everything we’re hoping to achieve, and already have the first thirty minutes of the film shot, edited, and available for viewing on the Kickstarter page

In addition to my eternal gratitude (which frankly is not worth a whole lot on the open market), each contributor will be sent a slew of fun and interactive goodies. So if you share Kickstarter’s feelings about our jib, please consider donating, and share the link to any friends and family who might be interested!! Thank you all!!!

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6/23/14 - 6/29/14, ranked


Echoes III

Everybody’s Talkin’ - Harry Nilsson (1968)

Starry Eyed Surprise - Paul Oakenfold (2002)


Echoes II

Footsteps in the Dark - The Isley Brothers (1977)

It Was A Good Day - Ice Cube (1993)


Genius of Love - Tom Tom Club (1981)

Fantasy - Mariah Carey (1995)


6/16/14 - 6/22/14, ranked


"I can’t stand adulation because that’s the way dictators are born… It is gratifying when audiences respond positively to your work. But you’ve got to put that out of your head. It’s a terrible thing. I mean, I hate power. I hate it. I often act very idiotic really because I don’t want people to start hanging on to everything that I say because it’s a pain in the ass."

John Cassavetes, Cassavetes on Cassavetes

6/9/14 - 6/15/14, ranked