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“My motto was, ‘Let the stories speak for themselves.’”

I had the great pleasure of being interviewed by Matt Fagerholm for Indie Outlook. The result is a deep dive into the making of the film. Enjoy!

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3 things about Nick Alonzo’s DECAF DON

Decaf Don [2019] 1. Background cat. 2. Large orange chicken and crab rangoon. 3. “Which is it, Don? Did you quit … or were you fired? Sigh. “I was let go.”

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ROY’S WORLD is finished!

Yes indeed, the film is done! The total running time is 75 minutes and the theatrical version sports a 5.1 surround sound mix! Stay tuned for even more exciting news … soon …

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Sound design on ROY’S WORLD is complete!

Completing a beautifully calibrated sound design for the film is something that thrills me to my soul. Alex and I created two mixes: one is stereo and one is 5.1 surround. The first one is for streaming and video, the … Continue reading

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Color correction on ROY’S WORLD is complete!

Nicholas Coyle, who did such an amazing job on my previous film, has delivered the goods once again. Here’s an action shot of him doing his thing. Since Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago almost entirely consists of archival visuals, it … Continue reading

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Sound design on ROY’S WORLD is underway.

Alex Inglizian at Experimental Sound Studios in Chicago has begun work on the film’s sound design. After our last meeting we were strolling around the studio and found this t-shirt. That’s a drawing by our very own animator Lilli Carré! … Continue reading

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My Director’s Statement for ROY’S WORLD.

For many years I’ve been captivated by the Roy stories of Barry Gifford, which use a very spare and direct prose style to trace a boy’s childhood. Unlike a lot of autobiographical fiction, they’re not sentimental at all. But what … Continue reading

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