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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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Presenting the first movie poster for ROY’S WORLD!

I am so thrilled to share our very first movie poster for Roy’s World: Barry Gifford’s Chicago! It’s based on an original collage created by Kevin Sampsell. (Trivia: the two photos near the bottom were taken by Stanley Kubrick in … Continue reading

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A word from David Lynch.

There isn’t any other way to put it: I’ve got good news. Through the good graces of various champions of the project, I was able to share the final cut of Roy’s World with David Lynch. And he liked it! … Continue reading

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A cocktail with Barry.

I had the privilege last weekend of showing a fine cut of the film to Barry Gifford. Full speed ahead!

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3 things about Sean Baker’s THE FLORIDA PROJECT

The Florida Project [2017] 1. “No harm, no foul? No fowl. There’s a joke in there somewhere.” 2. She carefully washes the pony’s mane. 3. “I wish they made forks out of candy. Then you could eat the fork after … Continue reading

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3 things about Oscar Bucher’s NELSON ALGREN LIVE

Nelson Algren Live [2016] 1. Neon sign for Fritzel’s. 2. Making room. 3. The look on Rick Kogan’s face as he watches Willem Dafoe perform “The Lightless Room.”

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