Profiled in Brooklyn Magazine as part of the Brooklyn 20. (12/11/13). Sun Don't Shine was nominated for a Gotham Award for Best Emerging Director. (10/24/13) The Sacrament was picked up by Magnolia Pictures for an early 2014 release. (9/13/13) Interview with Filmmaker Magazine about NoBudge & the state of indie film. (9/4/13) Interview with nofilmschool about the relaunch of NoBudge. (8/2/13) The Sacrament is premiering at Venice Film Festival & Toronto in September. (8/1/13)
Interview w/ Indie Outlook. (5/1/13) The Seventh Art posts about OPEN FIVE, "a remarkable work of DIY/homemade cinema that contains more than many films twice as long." (5/1/13). Follow up post about OPEN FIVE 2 from The Seventh Art. "An even more fascinating and affecting mix of fiction and documentary elements than its predecessor...this time with more depth and a level of intimate drama that achieves a naturalistic poignancy." (5/2/13) SUN DON'T SHINE opens in NYC & on VOD. Lots of great new reviews - it's at 93% on Rotten Tomatoes and #14 on the iTunes indie charts. Interview with myself and Kate Lyn Sheil at Indiewire. "The film serves as an announcement of the arrival of some serious talent. Both its director and two stars, venerable indie character actors Kate Lyn Sheil and Kentucker Audley, are about to be unavoidable in the indie film world." (4/29/13)
New review of OPEN FIVE 2 at Hammer to Nail. "as sneakily beautiful as it is surprisingly earnest" (3/29/13). Interview with Fast, Cheap Movie Thoughts about NoBudge (3/14/13) Interview with Quip Mag re: NoBudge, non-fame. (3/7/13) I'm this week's cover story in Ace Weekly. "Micro Famous in Memphis". (2/19/13) BAD FEVER is favorably reviewed in Film Comment. (2/15/13) AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS just premiered at Sundance. IFC bought it so it'll avail at some point. I have a small part. Keep a look out. Great film. (1/28/13) The Seventh Art posts about HOLY LAND, calling it "oddly beautiful". (1/7/13) I'm one of Paste Magazine's "Film People of the Year". Dat's cool. (FYI: you have to be Paste subscriber to read the article) (1/3/13) OPEN FIVE 2 is #2 on the Cinemasparagus Top Films of '12. Also, it's on this Hammer to Nail list of best Documentaries of the year. Not bad! (1/2/13) New interview with Listgeeks, where I continue to talk NoBudge, & indie distribution. (12/14/12) OPEN FIVE 2 World Premiere on NoBudge. (12/12/12)
BAD FEVER is now available on iTunes, VUDU, Amazon Instant, and VOD (You can get it thru your local cable, but I think it's shitty quality. At least that was the case through my Comcast OnDemand.) Probably watch it on iTunes. (11/28/12) New interview at Smells Like Screen Spirit. Conducted at the American Film Festival in Poland. Interview by Anna Bialek who is Polish and makes me sound Polish too! (11/26/12) Just finished filming THE SACRAMENT, directed by Ti West. Also, I have a small part in the upcoming AIN'T THEM BODIES SAINTS, starring Casey Affleck, Rooney Mara and Ben Foster. Keith Carradine plays my dad. (11/4/12) Along with Ira Sachs, I'm the cover story in the Memphis Flyer +++ another piece about me in the Commercial Appeal (11/1/12) Microfamous!
SUN DON'T SHINE was nominated for a Gotham award, "Best Film Not Playing at a Theatre Near You". Also, it's playing many upcoming fests, such as Viennale, Torino, AFI. (10/18/12). V/H/S is now available on VOD + coming soon to select theaters. (10/15/12) OPEN FIVE 2 preview screening at the inaguaral LA DI DA Film Festival. (9/15/12) Interview with Film Threat about NoBudge. (7/11/12) I'm featured in this series on "Innovators" at Moveable Fest. (6/26/12) SUN DON'T SHINE premieres at SXSW 2012 in March. OPEN FIVE 2 is not done yet, but it's on this best of 2011 list. (1/5/12) SUN DON'T SHINE is on Ion Cinema's list of Sundance predictions. (11/13/11) THE ZONE premieres at AFI Film Festival. LA Weekly calls me "maybe the most fascinating actor in current American penny-budgeted cinema." (11/8/11) BAD FEVER screens IMFF, wins the Ron Tibbett Excellence in Filmmaking award. (11/6/11) Secret screening of the almost complete OPEN FIVE 2 at Indie Memphis. (11/4/11)
OLD NEWS The New Yorker / Filmmaker Open Five: Wall St. Journal / Variety / Vinyl is Heavy / Front Row Blog (The New Yorker) Hammer to Nail / Cinemasaparagus / Huffington Post /Commercial Appeal / Memphis Flyer Holy Land: Drifting / Cinemasparagus Team Picture: GreenCine Interview / DVD review at DVD Times / digitallyOBSESSED.com / FANZINE / Filmmaker / New York Magazine / Coffee coffee and more coffee / Memphis Flyer / Commercial Appeal / Drifting: A director's log / NY Sun