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the porn eaters

This is our first true film offering. We tried the traditional route to Hollywood via writing scripts. We did okay with one. We found a "producer" who sent us on a wild goose chase for actors in exchange for him locating financing. We founds the actors, many of them you have certainly seen and almost all are still very busy working actors. The "producer" worth literally billions as a hedge fund manager (I looked him up he was legitimately filthy rich) did absolutely nothing. He did not seem to car eat all that he broke this and every other promise he made, all with a smile.

I knew I could write, but I also knew I wanted nothing to do with the various animals of Hollywood ever again. Nearly all had significant mental health problems of the ego variety that I simply refused to ever endure again.

I read some book on how to stop being as depressed as I was. One of them suggested "being true to your moral compass and surround yourself with likewise people." Okay, I will make a film and see if anyone wants to work with me on something that is entirely ours. Funding would be sparse, but the results would look and sound worthwhile for viewers of this sort of thing. This sort of thing being on the meditative side. Someone once reviewed Terrence Malick's The Thin Red Line and referred to it as a "tone poem." I liked that. I would make tone poems and hope it registers with people. I had to stop caring about approval of others and just make what felt right to make.

Then I stared to read a biography of filmmaker David Lynch. He said he really only made films to extend his paintings. I was a photographer by trade so why could I not make a film that was an extension of my photographs? I had seen La Jetee. This film was composed entirely of stills. I liked it, So I moved ahead.

Sound is important. What musicians did I listen to without end when I was young and hopeful? I started with the group Unrest. Mark Robinson was up for it, so I made the film. He sent me a track that I asked be an hour in length and explained I would make the film while listening to the track and making photographs. This is that film.