Five years ago today
Five years ago today, this campaign became the most-funded narrative film in Kickstarter history (folks like Zach Braff and Spike Lee have since blown that record away many times over!).... Read more
AMATEUR is in the can! THANK YOU!
Five years after our Kickstarter campaign, I'm excited and overjoyed and relieved to share that AMATEUR is finally in the can. THAT'S A WRAP!
Yes, we finally made a movie, thanks... Read more
A conversation with Kickstarter, and podcasting the making of AMATEUR
Hello Kickstarter backers,
At the Sundance Film Festival this week I sat down with none other than... Kickstarter! For more on the amazing Netflix news, as well as the long... Read more
We are casting basketball players in AMATEUR and can use your help!
We are currently doing a casting search for basketball players for AMATEUR!
There are more details here (the article is about the scout we are working with to find players):... Read more
That wouldn't be a great basketball stat. And that would be a lot of shots to take in one game, ball hog!
But that is actually the number of... Read more
We've changed our title to 'Amateur' — and you're invited to a Sundance Reading!
Exciting news to share! Two things:
'Manchild' is now 'Amateur'
During the course of running this campaign and revising the script, I've heard from many of you that... Read more
The long game
I have started writing this update, and stopped writing it, many times.
I tried to write it following the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, after I rewrote 70% of the film.
I... Read more
How the Sundance Screenwriters Lab changed this project, and my life
I wanted to share some of my experiences from the Sundance Screenwriters Lab last month. It was a genuinely life-changing experience, and one that has fundamentally changed the... Read more
Sundance Screenwriters Lab!
Great news to share today. MANCHILD has just been selected for the Sundance Screenwriters Lab, and on top of that I have also received the inaugural Sundance A3... Read more
When We're Shooting MANCHILD, and Wrapping up the Release of AMATEUR
The last time I sent an update it was about my MANCHILD prequel AMATEUR, and I was asking for help spreading it around to sports and film websites. I’m glad... Read more
We're on the ESPN website Grantland!
The last time you heard from us, we were trying to get our short prequel for MANCHILD, AMATEUR, on sports websites. This was in the thick of the... Read more
An inspiring reception for AMATEUR! Also, do you have basketball connections?
Have you had a chance to see AMATEUR, the lead-in short film for MANCHILD? I hope you enjoy it and that it makes you proud to be on... Read more
Here it is! AMATEUR, my short prequel to MANCHILD
AMATEUR is my short prequel demonstrating my vision for MANCHILD, and I couldn't be more excited to share it with you. This short focuses on an encounter between... Read more
Short Coming Soon, Looking for Interns, Some Clarifications
A few updates on MANCHILD:
First of all the short I mentioned in the last update is picture-locked, meaning we just need to complete some post-production and... Read more
Coming Soon: a MANCHILD Short!
We're making a short that ties into MANCHILD, and it's coming soon!
So, why are we making a short instead of just getting on with the feature? There... Read more
One Year Later...
Can you believe it's been a FULL YEAR since I ran my Kickstarter campaign? I can't. Time really does fly!
The logical question is, "what you have you... Read more
Fifty Meetings Later...
Hey Manchild backers!
It's been a long time... but I have big news: the movie's finished!
Just kidding. I wish!
So here's what's currently going on with Manchild: I'm... Read more
Big News: a Grant from the Tribeca Film Institute!
I concluded the previous "No updates" update with "hopefully I’ll have bigger news to share soon." And sure enough, soon after I wrote that the Tribeca Film Institute announced... Read more
The "No Updates" Update...
It's been a couple of months since the Man Childcampaign ended, and I've been itching to do an update. I was waiting until I had something big... Read more
Thank you for a wonderful campaign! Plus some other places to follow the film going forward
I'm still recovering from the wonderful Man-childcampaign and the concluding party. The live stream of the last three hours is archived here, and it was great to have... Read more
We made it!!! 2,336 of you made my dream possible.
I'm typing this from Indie Screen, the bar/lounge/theater in Brooklyn, NYC where we hosted the last three hours of the Man-childcampaign live. It was a... Read more
100%! Success!!! Thank You for Believing in Me.
I haven't had a chance to gather my thoughts so I'll keep this brief -- for now -- but we just hit 100% funded! The Man-childcampaign is... Read more
90% There With 24 Hours Left!
As I send this there are just over 24 hours left in the Man-child campaign.
It's been an absolute dream come true.
Despite spending the last 18 months... Read more
This Friday Night: Live Video Streaming (and a Party in NYC) to Wrap Up the Campaign
Friends, Romans, Backers,
As I send this message we have 78 hours until the Man-childcampaign is over for good! To close the campaign, I'm going to do a live... Read more
ONE WEEK LEFT and Introducing NEW REWARD LEVELS!
We have officially reached the LAST WEEK OF THE CAMPAIGN. There are now just seven days left for us to make history together! Time is running out but... Read more
Man-child Could Make History! 10 Days Left and an Official Press Release
I recently discovered something that was news to me: if we’re successful, we will make history. I didn’t start out with this goal in mind by any... Read more
The Halfway Point - Falling Behind, But a New Strategy (w/ Video)
We're now officially past the midpoint of the Man-childcampaign. Though I mentioned the difficult "second act" of the fundraiser in the last update, things slowed down even... Read more