Kaya was an experimental film at its heart with a thick narrative
that probably should have been 40 minutes, or even a feature if I
knew what I was doing.
In any case the
project became some kind of hybrid film, part documentary with non-actors
in acting roles usually delivering lines they wrote themselves (most
of the messengers) and young actresses with written dialogue and dramatic
arcs in the others.
It was a labor
of love that took a year's worth of shooting and another year of editing.
In the end it won a nice marble trophy from Hardacre,
a $500 check from Real
to Reel and got me a free ride to study screenwriting at an intensive
course at The
Film School in Seattle.
There I learned
from great professors: John
Etheredge (my man!), Tom
'Viper' Skerrit, Lisa
Loop and the inimitable 90-year old Stewart Stern, Oscar winning
screenwriter of Rebel Without a Cause. Stewart is a beautiful man
with a stunning range of emotional capacity and an equally broad array
of Hollywood stories from the good ol' days.
It's 2013 now
and I hope to keep working as a screenwriter and filmmaker. My next
project is titled Looking for Love. Stay tuned.
Feb 1, 2013
of 47TH STREET Documentary
W/ FREI FILMS
• PHOTOS & CREDITS
DIRECTOR'S STATEMENT •