Last month I found myself traipsing around Georgia on location with Chris Hardwick and cast members of The Walking Dead. I directed a series of promos and vignettes for AMC’s Dead White and Blue Weekend, a full series marathon of The Walking Dead. Jenn Nelson did an incredible job with her camera in really hot and muggy conditions. As before, the cast and crew of TWD were so welcoming and generous with their time. Our local BTS crew were pros and made it look easy. Needless-to-say, we had a blast being on set, and I discovered that I like fried pickles. Who knew? Read More
On the eve of the memorial service for Dr Angelou, I’m reposting this essay about producing her autobiographical Master Class episode for OWN.
Though my heart is heavy and full, it was an honor to know her even for a moment. Rest in Peace, Phenomenal Woman.
- Selected Works:
- I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings (1969)
- Just Give Me a Cool Drink of Water ‘fore I Diiie (1971)
- Gather Together in My Name (1974)
- Oh Pray My Wings Are Gonna Fit Me Well (1975)
- And Still I Rise (1978)
- The Heart of a Woman (1981)
- All God’s Children Need Traveling Shoes (1986)
- “On the Pulse of Morning” (1993)
- Phenomenal Woman: Four Poems Celebrating Women (1995)
- A Song Flung Up to Heaven (2002)
- Mom & Me & Mom (2013)
“Blue Ruin” is the story of Dwight, a deeply wounded beach drifter seeking revenge for a family tragedy, who blunders his way towards a bloody conclusion. Written, directed and shot by filmmaker Jeremy Saulnier and drawing comparisons to the Coen brothers film “Blood Simple,” the result is a stripped-down thriller of remarkable tension. Despite the violence, Macon Blair plays Dwight with heartbreaking tenderness. The AV Club gave it an A-…high praise by their standards. And the positive reviews are still coming in. Read More