For a long while I struggled to write the ideas behind BEAR into a written essay, but it turns out I’m not that kind of eco-phenomenologist.
When I first got to grad school, my films suffered. EWE was a return to me making films how I wanted to make them.
I began THE ELK HUNT after THE CYRSTAL MOUNTAIN fell through. Then I read The Omnivore's Dilemma and thought: Well, heck. Pollan did such an amazing job with Chapters 17 & 18--exactly what I was wanting to do with THE ELK HUNT (just 100 times better)--that I decided to just move on to grad school.
COMMERCIAL was a hoot to shoot for my friend Michael Cross.
Before LAST OF THE GUM MEN was edited, THE CRYSTAL MOUNTAIN was in production. To learn how to do something well, one just has to do it. Failing along the way is part of the process.