Under the umbrella of cinema, I like to break my career down into two
distinct professional pathways. It helps me keep track of my
accomplishments and also explains my philosophy. My students benefit
from this distinction as it is often difficult to pinpoint the style or
genre one may wish to follow as one develops as an artist.
I've made a lot of movies in twenty years and all of them have been for
studios or distributors or broadcasters. These are commercial,
successful productions that run the gamut from exploitation to family
fare. All of them have one thing in common. They are funded by others
and are dictated by the terms of distribution and broadcast agreements.
These are the labors of love. The projects that I have made because I
wanted to or had to - because nobody else would pay for them or they
were too bizarre or independent to warrant a traditional production
partner. These projects end up at film festivals, are sold
market-by-market and exist solely because of my own hubris and inability
to 'not' make them.