Harlem's Blues

So I read somewhere that many directors fail to understand that every opportunity that a new project provides him or her is a chance to screen some of their older work. I think that's true. We are so focused on moving forward that we tend to neglect the pieces that helped us get to that point. In an earlier post, I offered every one "The Anniversary." As I wrote in that post, "The Anniversary" was a very personal film because of my relationship with Tim Ruiz, who is a posthumous character. I felt like I needed to put up some of my other work for everyone's enjoyment, but also to showcase my improvement as an artist. So I present to you "Harlem's Blues." This was my second year film at NYU and I'm quite proud of it. There was a lot that I didn't know about directing coming into this film, but I think there are some great moments in the flick. It stars Samuel Ray Gates, Erin Cherry and Lemon Andersen. I have noticed that pretty much all of my films deal with family relationships and more specifically the complex dynamics of siblings. Blues is no different. I also think this film has the best shot that I have ever done in my life so far. I get all excited every time I see it. I won't tell you which one I'm talking about, but it will be pretty easy to figure out. If I can post a higher quality version of the film later I will. Also, check out my one and only SPEC commercial that I've done. We had a lot of fun doing it and it's not bad for a first time. Please let me know what you think. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/19157903 w=600&h=400]

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