Recent Stuff

Brulee and Bullets

3.9 million viewers for the finale of MasterChef Australia 2010. Wow! Australia, you really like TV cooking programs. You really like celebrity chefs. I think you’re really going to like The Hitman’s Cookbook. …

Low budget case study #3 – Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=263lRPYsejsFilm – Blood, Guts, Bullets and Octane (1998) Filmmaker – Joe Carnahan (Writer/ Director/ Producer/ Editor/ Actor)Age at completion of film – 28Country – USABudget – US$7,300 (plus finishing funds …

Listen Up

I ride a bicycle (a push bike, not a Harley!) and catch public transport every day. In that time, I actively think about our characters and the plot. Three years …

Motivations

There are many motivations for why writers write. Here are two that relate to me:1) Some filmmakers write for the longer term goal of directing their own story – ‘Reluctant …

Provocateurs

“I’m always interested in movies that scar.” David FincherThe Hitman’s Cookbook is provocative in the tradition of films by Chan-wook Park (Oldboy), Gaspar Noé (Irreversible), Lars von Trier (Antichrist), Michael Haneke …

Killing my fears

Killing Priscilla. Have you seen it? This documentary inspired me to become a filmmaker… again. . It all began…1997. I want to be a filmmaker. My parents have reservations. ‘Don’t …

Truth is Stranger than Fiction

Former TV chef held in alleged murder-for-hire plot Juan-Carlos Cruz, of Food Network’s ‘Calorie Commando,’ asked homeless men to kill someone, police say.By Sam Quinones and Andrew Blankstein, Los Angeles TimesMay …

Take a chance and make it happen

‘Making a film that’s supposed to be fun to watch is really hard – that’s the weird irony of it.’ Steven SoderberghSeveral contemporary writers and directors have inspired me to make …