Happy 80th Birthday, Bob Redford!

August 18, 2016 Authentic Experience
Bob's words of wisdom

Mr. Redford, you have been an inspiration in my work. I join legions of independent filmmakers who thank you for your example, your guidance, and your encouragement. I wish you a very happy and healthy 80th birthday. I was delighted to meet Robert Redford — who goes by “Bob” — in the recording studio back in […]

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How my Favorite Authors Get On with their Words

January 12, 2016 Wordsmiths

Tom downs a whole bottle of wine with his words, talking and dancing until the wee hours, finally making love at 3 am. They eventually separate only to avoid the wet spot in the middle of the bed. Ben brews honeyed tea from his words and serves it to his animal friends while they sit […]

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Hello Film, What would You Like to Be?

December 10, 2015 Flickering Images
Filming in the Land of the Thunder Dragon

“Hello, film of mine. What would you like to be when you grow up?” My film looks at its shoelaces. “I don’t know,” he mumbles. I wait. I’m working on this. “I guess I’m not sure about all this stuff you talk about: me making a difference in the world, saving a river, or whatever.” […]

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