Part of the reason I moved to New York City was to work on film productions. Both my own and, hopefully, proper indie- studio-produced projects. In the seventh-plus months I’ve been here, I’ve worked on a handful of projects, including network shows like “Blue Bloods” and “Dish Nation,” as well as a very-good Amy Poehler-produced Comedy Central pilot called “Broad City.” Other stuff, too. I’ll write more about those experiences at some point; not to brag, but because they’re interesting and probably totally unlike what you might expect.
I’ve also been writing quite a bit, completing one feature-length script that I feel good about and a 40-page short that I feel great about. Other stuff, too. All that said, I’ve not held too many cameras in my hand since we’ve been here. I have two new music videos in the editing stage, both of which I think will end up being some of the best stuff I’ve done.
Most recently I completed a three-minute “short film” sort of project called (A Film Called) Jaz. It’s functions as more of an acting sample reel for an actress named Jaz Valentino than anything else. The footage comes from the first of a planned three-day shoot intended for use in a Jon Keller music video. Before the second day of shooting could take place, Superstorm Sandy came to down, throwing the whole production into limbo. Rather than scrap the day of footage I had in the can, I cut the clips into a reel for Jaz, using a score piece Jon Keller had sent me. So there it is, above. Please watch it in fullscreen 1080 HD if you can, as I consider it to be the best looking project I’ve complete yet. Thanks for watching. We’ll have another video or two up soon.