Monday, May 20, 2013

formative films - an introduction.

in a desperate effort to have more film-related content on the blog, I'm going to start a series of posts called "formative films," detailing films that have not only shaped my cinematic tastes, but my professional and personal lives as well.

these are the films that inspired to me to write, to go to film school, to seek out internships, and to work with some of the people responsible for making independent cinema the inspiring, multifaceted beast that it is today.

while I still struggle every day to both make ends meet and establish myself in an industry that is constantly changing and filled with some of the most vapid, self-absorbed people on the planet, these films all continue to inspire me to push forward while staying true to my artistic goals. and every day I'm thankful for the academy award nominees, golden globe winners, and emmy winners that I've had the pleasure to work with and get to know over the years.

despite all of the hardships, it's still worth it. and it always will be.

hopefully my words will make some of you go and see these films for the first time, or maybe you'll revisit them in a new light.

or maybe you'll all hate these posts and only pay attention when I give you free music.

but I hope not.

music inspires me to create as well, but these films do so much more. they inspire me to go to new places within myself in the hope of bringing back something profound, which I believe is the ultimate goal of any artist who lives and breathes for his or her craft. they inspire me to see the beauty in the mundane, in the ugly, in the horrific.

basically, in everyday life.

and I hope they can do the same for you.


  1. I just dropped here and man, that's amazing! Keep posting amazing stuff like this.
    These film articles especially touches me.
    Thank you, sir !

    (also, some "old" links are dead, but you may already know that!)

    1. thanks for the kind words, I'm glad you're enjoying these - another will be up soon and I've got at least three more in the planning stages.

      with regard to dead links, I believe they're mostly (if not all) the hospital productions albums I've posted...they're notorious for getting anything and everything of theirs deleted from the internet. unfortunately, as I don't want my blog deleted, they won't be re-uploaded...but if you're desperate for them, send me an email and I'll reply with a fresh link.

      and I'll take another look and upload any non-hospital releases that might be dead.

      as always, thanks for reading.