Posts Tagged ‘Woodstock’

Overlook Mountain

January 17, 2010

This weekend I did something that puts me one step closer to writing the script. While I was working on it, I came across this. Does anyone know if anyone owns this property?

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My Woodstock Story

December 14, 2009

The circumstances of my first time passing through Woodstock were unfortunate. I had taken a day trip to New York the previous day. When it came to head back, I got lost on the subway, missed the bus, and had to stay with a friend who was a student at NYU overnight. I had to take a bus from Port Authority the next morning, a bus that had a stop in Woodstock. The bus stop in Woodstock was on Route 212, aka Tinker Street. I decided then to make a visit one day.

Seven years later, I got my chance. In the fall of 2008, I signed up to volunteer at the Woodstock Film Festival. I got to meet Donovan, Arlo Guthrie, and Kate Pierson (The B-52’s)–and that was just the first night! I had a good time despite circumstances that happened earlier in the week (I won’t explain right now). I made two trips this past year: one to meet someone I’m hoping to make a documentary on (and I’m still hoping to do). Then this past October, I attended the Woodstock Film Festival again, this time as press.

When I left the festival to drive home, a voice inside my head kept saying, “I don’t want to go home.” I couldn’t fathom going home, even as I headed west on Route 28.

I’ve had the idea of making a movie in Woodstock long before I heard of mumblecore. Now that I’ve had an opportunity to familiarize myself with the area, I can’t think of a more opportunistic time than now to try and make a movie there.

Hello World!

December 8, 2009

So this is my first post.

I am starting this blog because I am starting to work on a movie that I’m hoping to shoot in the summer of 2010 in Woodstock, New York. My main goal is to both track the progress of the movie, and to keep the audience updated.

I have spent much of the last two years attending festivals, meeting people, and learning a lot about filmmaking and distribution strategies. At this point, I feel confident enough to try and pursue making my own movie.

Unlike my two previous blogs, I’m not going to talk so much about my personal life, so I’m only going to update when some development happens. Which may not be too often.