RSS Current Media Writings

  • The Eternal Mystique of Cats: Kedi (2016) February 17, 2017
    Review of Ceyda Torin’s documentary on Istanbul's age-old, human-feline history in Kedi / KEDi (2016), starting its run at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.
  • Film: Kedi / KEDi (2016) February 17, 2017
    Short and sweet, Kedi is an extremely well-made portrait of the inseparable relationship between the cats and human living in the portside area of Istanbul, Turkey’s ancient cosmopolitan jewel...
  • Exit: Music and Saving Masterpieces of Classical Music February 15, 2017
    Review of James Murdoch and Simon Wynberg’s documentary Exit: Music, currently playing at the Hot Docs Ted Rogers Cinema.

RSS Latest Podcasts

  • KQEK.com --- Interview with Julia Marchese, director of Out of Print (2017) January 4, 2017
    Julia Marchese discusses directing Out of Print (2014), a passionate documentary on the New Beverly Cinema, the feisty, independent rep cinema renowned for programming rare slices of film history; and the increasing difficulty for programmers to access and screen 35mm film prints in an age of digital projections and DCPs. Visit KQEK.com for a film review of
  • KQEK.com --- Interview with Craig Atkinson, director of Do Not Resist (2016) November 21, 2016
    Craig Atkinson discusses his directorial debut, Do Not Resist (2016), an unsettling documentary on the militarization of local police departments. Filmed just as the violence in Ferguson began to erupt, Atkinson details the overuse of S.W.A.T. for mundane search warrants, and the current government grants that enable departments to buy army surplus vehicles.

RSS Recent Films + Making-Of Blogs

  • Music Video: Back Bones + Filming in 3D, Part 1 February 2, 2017
    The first of several posts on filming a music video in 3D using a vintage 3-tube ENG video camera, plus some project updates.
  • Stock Footage + Loops Collection #3: NIMA 2016 – Girl November 26, 2016
    The third of three stock footage collections is now available for purchase, and features images from my 2016 visual podcast with film composer Nima Fakhrara. Also included is free desktop / cellphone wallpaper derived from key frame grabs.
  • Stock Footage + Loops Collection #2: NIMA 2016 – Lake November 26, 2016
    The second of three stock footage collections is now available for purchase, and features images from my 2016 visual podcast with film composer Nima Fakhrara. Also included is free desktop / cellphone wallpaper derived from key frame grabs.