Not gonna lie. Best moment of my directing career.
I can't explain this.
Janeane Garofalo brought her dog to set. At one point he was acting up and she said, "Oh, baby," and I said, "Yes, Janeane?" and no one laughed.
Photo by Maarten de Boer (the best)
I loved the sets that Adi Goodrich built for this campaign (American Pet Products Association) and the costumes that Robin Vane made.
The agency on this job was kind enough to let me dress the backup dancers in this spot however I wanted. And that meant Cheerleading Uniforms.
My tribute to the cover of "Maggot Brain" (with strawberry Mike & Ikes). Featuring the wonderful & talented Tiffany Daniels.
Harold Elbling, a fantastic comic performer, was in one of my favorite Brian De Palma movies: PHANTOM OF THE PARADISE. This was a very exciting day for me.
Putting a child on top of a refrigerator! The kid was harnessed in with a safety belt hidden behind him, but I insisted on having people stationed just out of frame ready to catch him if anything went wrong with the belt. Safety is always the thing I am concerned about first & foremost on set.
When I work with kids I like to get down to their level.
Doug Chamberlain, director of photography.
Eddie Nicholas lets me know what he thinks of my directing.
Highlights of this job: 1) Got to work with the LA Derby Dolls. 2) Dressed one of the teams in Riverdale (Archie Comics) field hockey uniforms for some reason. 3) Producer Donna Waxstein (aka Squeaky Wheels Fromme) made me a t-shirt with my derby name on it.
The creative brief was 'a DIY Batman costume,' but we got a little carried away and made it kind of fantastic.
Being the director means you get to stand on the bar.
NBD, just on the field at Dallas Cowboys Stadium.
Chris Marrs and Joe Hartzler. These guys are the best.
This is my favorite frame from 'Blade Runner.' I mean, look at that lighting.