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Official concept poster to DONOVAN

The metamorphosis of bipolar disorder.

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The Problem w/ Comparitive Numbers in an Indie Biz Plan

The Problem w/ Comparitive Numbers in an Indie Biz Plan Another example of a mine-field you have to navigate when trying to put together a business plan for an independent film.

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Filmmaker Fights Stigma Around Bipolar Disorder

I’m a filmmaker working to help fight the stigma around bipolar disorder but could really use some help getting the word out about my project. I’m producing a fully independent feature film in Dallas, Texas about a man struggling with … Continue reading

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I want this camera

http://nofilmschool.com/2012/09/blackmagic-cinema-camera-compared-to-5d-mark-iii/ Carry on.

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Say What? Nothing? Huh?

Whose dumb idea was it for me to run a blog? Somehow I think it was mine. That was stupid. Fortunately, when there are long gaps of time in between my posts, it means I’m working too hard to post … Continue reading

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Add Another to the Small Success Column

Yesterday was a really good day. Mark Moore came over and we spent 6 hours going through the script and some sequences for storyboarding. This meeting was especially important to me and this project as a whole and I discuss … Continue reading

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A Culmination of Small Successes Will Lead to One Colossal Win (or so that’s the gameplan)

Yesterday was really cool. First, an article came out in The Wylie News (local newspaper) that featured a lovely and generously large article about DONOVAN. It was a really nice, “local boy trying to do the near impossible..make a movie,” … Continue reading

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Even Rocky Didn’t Win the First Fight

That’s why they made the sequel. Well…not the entire reason, but one to suffice this analogy. Enter DONOVAN The Fundraising Campaign Part II: Apollo’s Creed (and by “Apollo” I mean “My”; and by “Creed” I mean “faith in this film.”) … Continue reading

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This Campaign Will Self-Destruct in 3 Days

For my first post, I’m not going to do the typical, “well here I am,” kind of thing. I’m not even starting with a message of supreme happiness. I’m just going to be real. Almost 30 days ago, I started … Continue reading

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