Category Archives: Film and Video

Save the A-10 Warthog

ISIS and other Islamists are guilty of shooting Muslims and Christians at mass graves. They behead them and put their heads on poles. They kidnap their children and put them into slavery. They rape children. This is all documented and … Continue reading

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How to Write Fiction – Three Hard Truths

I’m involved with a new series on YouTube called “Anecdote,” where we’re putting together 5-15 minute videos about writing advice, interviews, etc. It’s a lot about “how to write fiction” but in terms of my experience in starting from the … Continue reading

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Reflections on My First Film Festival

Nantucket is a magical place where even the film and video geeks get BMWs (note the side of the car says “Official Vehicle of the Nantucket Film Festival”): These are the perfect cars for an island untouched by the likes of MacDonald’s … Continue reading

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Elmo Steals the Show

The phrase of the day at Nantucket Film Festival was “slightly confused,” a phrase that describes the Festival itself, not me. Look: these things rely heavily on volunteer support, so I had to remind myself not to get overly ticked-off … Continue reading

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Mixing Business with Vacation

Nantucket is hard to describe. In some ways it’s like going back in time about 30 years, and the sense I get is that this is so because it’s the way people here like it. I haven’t seen one fastfood restaurant, not one … Continue reading

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