November 21, 2018
It’s time to light it up.
I’ve been making films with my creative partner Henry Barrial since 2000, when I came on as an Associate Producer to his first feature Some Body, a film that cost just $3,000 before it was submitted to the company I was a principal at, Next Wave Films.
We gave Some Body finishing funds and ultimately it premiered in Dramatic Competition at the 2001 Sundance Film Festival. I think it’s fair to say that even though Henry and I have made four other micro-budget features since, Henry has never really fully embraced no-budget filmmaking since that first film. In other words, he has been begrudgingly pulled into the process each time in the service of getting a film made rather than waiting around for it to perhaps never happen.