We had a pretty amazing pick-up day for Bubble last Saturday, shooting from about 3 p.m. until 3:30 a.m… then finally hitting the sack around 5.  The birds were chirping and little hints of the sun were visible as I started to close my eyes.  Once we wrapped, the five of us remaining sat down for a celebratory beer on set and just talked about our journey to that moment.  The production on this project has been such a unique experience since it is so technical in nature.  As our composer Ted Speaker said, this is definitely a “tone film.”  It is highly experiential and reliant on abstract concepts.  I am especially grateful to have expanded my knowledge working with such specialized artists.  I am also humbled beyond words that they chose this project to dedicate themselves to.

Next week is Bonnaroo, only 8 days away from being unplugged from the everyday world!  It’s hard to think about anything else other than the complete freedom it brings.  Being in an environment like that totally resets my brain for creative thinking and dreaming.  It recharges my soul, gives me new ideas and reignites my ambition.  One of the things I love most about the festival is that everything you want to do is close by… no driving or transportation required.  It’s a mini universe full of colorful people in natural elements. It’s also very much a survival type of situation, which has always fascinated me.  I love environments that take me away from modern-day comforts, breaking down my basic needs to the bare minimum.  Simplicity opens up more room for growth.

Writing at Octane.

Working on my feature length script at Octane.

Gardenia in my parent's yard.

Gardenia in my parent’s yard.

Bubble Pick-Ups

Bubble Pick-Ups

Bubble Pick-Ups

Bubble Pick-Ups

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Bubble Pick-Ups

Bubble Pick-Ups