Along the way I've made a few short films, mostly for fun. The ones here all came after my Sinbad movie.
This was the second time I was involved in the 48-hour project, first time directing one. There's little doubt we would have won, but we were disqualified by missing the deadline by a few minutes. Oops, but it was a crowd pleaser. 48hrs soup to nuts is quite an experience.
A lot of things fall through the cracks of course, but we had a group of very dedicated people. The only thing we really lacked was more portable lighting so the alley scenes suffered. A big miss in this edit was the rat poison didn't get shown enough.
Another 48hr I directed. We had a big crew and the bar was a great location. Our coffeeshop location unfortunately had a very loud street just over the fence. There's always something, but the challenge is the fun.
When I first moved to Shanghai one of the first things I wanted to do was join the local sailing club. It was first of all amazing that a Chinese city even had one. There were a fairly small number of members and I got my future wife Julia involved.
There was an annual boating show (almost all power boating) where the club had a booth. There was no descent video so after a few years I decided to make one. Turns out it even caught some international attention and played on the European sailing channel regularly for two years. It was a freebie and I enjoyed making it.