I drew a little over 100 storyboards for this short.

I’ve jumped in to the deep end.

I’m producing/directing/writing/acting “Patience,” a fictional narrative short film based on my experience with cancer. Today is one month from my last chemo treatment, but I’m determined to make this short film.

I hope to make the Top 20 of the LA Film Prize, a film festival unlike any other in the world, and have it premiere here in Shreveport, LA. Rouch cut is due July 9th, I only have 3 weeks left, but I have storyboarded the entire film so I know every shot I need to get so I don’t waste any time. Now I just need to get it.

I believe my animation background is playing a vital role in my ability to make this short and I hope Spielberg is right too:

This project would not be possible without the help of so many of my friends. “Patience” is such a personal story to me I have leaned heavily on the feedback of friends and it has made the film better. We have a long way to go in a short amount of time, but I believe we can get it done. (These rules really apply to my situation right now, click here.)

I pulled a few strings and was lucky to film the first scene with Veronica Cartwright. It was a great experience but intimidating to write words for, act with, and direct someone who has worked with directors from Hitchcock to Ridley Scott. I learned so much from her and that scene. She was a great help to me in navigating this unfamiliar territory that she has traveled so many times.

When I went through chemo I was watching many film’s behind-the-scenes footage and I’m trying to collect some from this short to share. Let me know if there’s something specific you want to know about the production.

I hope to post updates as production progresses. Subscribe with your email address to my website in the top right corner of the sidebar to get automatic updates.

veronica, I, and some of the crew

Filming a take with Veronica.

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