just feels good

I edited a music video for Imani Coppola from her new album Hypocrites. The whole album is amazing, and you can get it here: http://fanlink.to/Hypocrites

I always laugh at that lost hat at 2:12. 

Imani is a true artist with a generous heart, and one of my favorite collaborators. I edited this video for her song AVE MARIA a few years ago. 

And she recently had a role in the trailer I directed for Brian Platzer's novel BED-STUY IS BURNING.

She also composed, performed, and produced an important piece of MOVEMENT AND LOCATION, the ass-kicking banger Don't Skip A Beat. Lyrics were incorporated into the script, Cat Missal as Rachel sang a few lines, and then the song itself played over the credits. It was my anthem for that project and will be one of my top five songs for the rest of my life. 

seattle reading

On Wednesday, Oct 26, I'll be in Seattle for a reading of my new feature script BEHAVE. I am so excited and so flattered to be included in this series, which is part of the Seattle International Film Festival.

Details and tickets here. 

behave

I always make a playlist for writing projects, which I listen to over and over while writing, usually to the point of growing to hate all the songs. But it keeps me honest, tonally, and also makes going back months later to rewrite much easier, as I can step back into how I think the world feels just by pressing play. 

This playlist is for a new feature called BEHAVE. It's about a recently divorced pharmaceutical rep who finds herself stuck in a better parallel version of her own life. 

UP parade of partners

Urban Pathways is working to end homelessness in New York City, and this year I was asked to speak at their gala. But I was given only one minute to explain why the organization matters so much to me. 

I go on at 4:45.

interview with josey

Last week I got an incredible series of DMs on the film's twitter page from a 15-year-old girl in Minnesota named Josey. 

She wrote: "I find it so inspiring and fantastic that you put in the effort to create what looks like such a beautiful piece of artwork. I wish that one day I will be able to have my own little epic adventure in creating art." 

This is the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me. So I asked if we could do a joint interview via skype. 

M+L

MOVEMENT AND LOCATION is one of those things where, now that I'm months out from production, I just can't believe it happened. It's surreal. It was an epic, non-stop anxiety nightmare, and also the hardest I've ever worked, and also now the thing in my life of which I am most proud.

We're submitting to film festivals. All my fingers are crossed.