Inner Totem

Wait for it…
It’ll be worth it.
The edit starts tonight. 
Feb 10

Wait for it…

It’ll be worth it.

The edit starts tonight. 

Feb 10

The Big Bends

A few years ago I shot my first short film (S16mm). It was one of the more magical experiences I’ve had. Production was amazing, and it was so great to have such an amazingly talented crew. Hanging out in the desert with a bunch of great people and shooting a film is near perfection. 

There were some dark days during post, aside from when Fotokem misplaced the negatives, and I have come out of it more committed and certain than I have been about most things in life. This is what I do. And will do. This is what I want from life. 

I’m just getting around to sharing this. Sometimes I forget that the best part of storytelling is in the sharing. 

I finished my first feature script a few months ago, and now I’m in Paris to figure out how to make it happen. It’s such a shift to go from writing to pitching… well, simply talking about it in a way that’s not abstract. Between meetings and silent waiting, I’m creating mood boards for the story. Not only does it help others understand the tone a bit more, it keeps me engaged in the process in a creative way so I don’t lose track of my intentions.  
Dec 1

I finished my first feature script a few months ago, and now I’m in Paris to figure out how to make it happen. It’s such a shift to go from writing to pitching… well, simply talking about it in a way that’s not abstract. Between meetings and silent waiting, I’m creating mood boards for the story. Not only does it help others understand the tone a bit more, it keeps me engaged in the process in a creative way so I don’t lose track of my intentions.  

I took a long weekend while I’m here in Paris to go down to the Midi-Pyrénées. The town I stayed in is called Saint-Savin, and it’s just outside of Lourdes, France. This area is famous for many reasons, but for me it has mostly to do with the Tour de France. This is the home of some of the most classic climbs in the tour: Col du Tourmalet, Hautacam, Luz-Ardiden, Col du Soulor, etc… It’s an amazing place, and I had to take full advantage of my three day stay. 
 It’s the onset of winter, late November, and most of the passes are closed for the season, but I was able to get in the four mentioned (minus the last 4k of Tourmalet) plus a few other smaller climbs too. Each day was exhausting. It was exactly what I needed. Being in a city, Paris, can really drain me, and one of the only things that really calms me down to jump on my bike and challenge myself physically. The views were amazing, and I found myself tearing up at times. Of course, that moisture froze to my face, so I had to pull myself together and push on. 
This was easily one of the most rewarding trips I’ve taken to date. The bar is raised and I’m already brewing on the next move. It will most certainly be out of book. 
Nov 25

I took a long weekend while I’m here in Paris to go down to the Midi-Pyrénées. The town I stayed in is called Saint-Savin, and it’s just outside of Lourdes, France. This area is famous for many reasons, but for me it has mostly to do with the Tour de France. This is the home of some of the most classic climbs in the tour: Col du Tourmalet, Hautacam, Luz-Ardiden, Col du Soulor, etc… It’s an amazing place, and I had to take full advantage of my three day stay. 

 It’s the onset of winter, late November, and most of the passes are closed for the season, but I was able to get in the four mentioned (minus the last 4k of Tourmalet) plus a few other smaller climbs too. Each day was exhausting. It was exactly what I needed. Being in a city, Paris, can really drain me, and one of the only things that really calms me down to jump on my bike and challenge myself physically. The views were amazing, and I found myself tearing up at times. Of course, that moisture froze to my face, so I had to pull myself together and push on. 

This was easily one of the most rewarding trips I’ve taken to date. The bar is raised and I’m already brewing on the next move. It will most certainly be out of book.