What Am I Doing Now?

CURRENT:

 

 

Work:

  • Several options listed for raising the remaining capital to complete my two feature films, THREE WORLDS and MAN. This is top priority. So close. At this point, by any means. First step, a crowdfunding campaign launching in the immediate.
  • Finishing a new fictional screenplay that I outlined in January of 2017.
  • Investor meetings for my latest project. 
  • Less is More.
  • Very selective with our company projects at ANIMALS in 2017. 

Life:

  • Reading much more selectively.
  • Zazen.
  • Exercising is a must.
  • The 7 Laws.
  • Giving more. Taking less. 
  • Practicing what needs practice.

Music:

  • Several tracks in post. New MIRS forthcoming later this year.

Other 1:

  • Hand made artifacts.

Other 2:

  • Completely open to it all.

 

Updated in April 2017.
(This page was inspired by a Derek Sivers idea)

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PAST

I am currently living in Los Angeles. I plan on staying in LA for awhile, but not indefinitely.

Work:

  • Building ANIMALS, my storytelling startup lab. We have a slate of projects in various stages of
    production.
  • THREE WORLDS is picture locked. Looking for a 2017 release. Our second feature for 2017, MAN comes back from sound any day now. Project will be wrapped in February 2017. These are all part of one series (testing titles) along with CANYON which is available now, both as a visual and as a record.
  • Figuring out distribution for THREE WORLDS and MAN. If i applied real SKIN IN THE GAME, they would be self-released.
  • Need the very last bit of finishing funds to bring into market.
  • Writing two new projects in 2017. One is for Television/Streaming.
  • Raising investment capitol + production/distro collaborations for in house projects.
  • Directing high end content marketing and some large scale commercials in 2017. 
  • Planning production on one of our VR properties. Gathering resources. 
  • Planning at least four new MIRS tracks this year. Plus, at least 2 films related.
  • A secret collab in a new medium for me.
  • I would love to start a documentary project. I have not visited that form in many years, but it is a very pure pursuit. 

Life:

  • Reading daily. Plan on 50 books a year. Averaging 25-60 per year. 50 is ambitious as that is above my average.
  • Improvement by 1%. Compounding principle.
  • Podcasts + Audiobooks help me double up my knowledge intake concurrently with physical books.
  • Dedicated myself to multidisciplinary thinking. I believe in the idea that most big innovation
    comes from a field outside your immediate expertise.
  • Taking UDEMY courses WAY outside my area of expertise. Related to below.
  • Still dabbling with coding. I chose Python as my lead into understanding that world. This is a
    longer term, intrinsic project that is a no stress pursuit. I usually do 30min a day.
  • Exercising daily.
  • The 7 Laws: Beginner's Mind (Shosin). Honesty. 100% Responsibility. No Complaining. Consistency through Discipline. Resilience. Presence.

Music:

  • Working on a new MIRS track (tentatively titled MOONLIGHTING MISSION MAN). Planning on releasing one single per quarter. 2 short films related.

Art:

  • Secret photo project being tested anonymously atm.

 

Updated in Jan 2017.
(This page was inspired by a Derek Sivers idea)

 

 

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I'll keep this as a running tab for myself.

PAST:

I am currently living in Los Angeles. I plan on staying in LA for awhile, but not indefinitely.

Work:

  • Building ANIMALS, my storytelling startup lab. We have a slate of projects in various stages of
    production including THREE WORLDS (project I wrote/directed is in late stage post) that is keeping
    me up at night.
  • Strategizing/Seeking finishing funds on THREE WORLDS.
  • Our second feature for 2016, MAN is in post production.
  • CANYON, one part of our conceptual film/music project shot in November 2015 is on shelf, waiting its turn.
  • Writing a new feature (2016/17) with my partner. We have a title, but I'll keep it myself.
  • Raising investment capitol + production/distro collaborations for BURN + CAMEL WEST.
  • Directing the occasional commercial. 
  • Researching VR. We have a project ready to go, but need more information/time. 
  • This one is STILL a secret.

Life:

  • Reading daily. I plan on adding a book page, but often I just update as blog post. I've been
    behind on that though.
  • Living the idea that everyday is a new learning opportunity.
  • Podcasts + Audiobooks help me double up my knowledge intake concurrently with physical books.
  • Dedicated myself to multidisciplinary thinking. I believe in the idea that most big innovation
    comes from a field outside your immediate expertise.
  • Dabbling with coding. I chose Python as my lead into understanding that world. This is a
    longer term, intrinsic project that is a no stress pursuit. I usually do 30min a day.
  • Exercising daily.

Music:

  • Working on CANYON the EP. Excited about working with a new creative partner (musician) on this project. We are done with
    most of our scratch tracks. Getting deeper into the comps. Looking at a summer release.

 

Updated in Feb 2016.
(This page was inspired by a Derek Sivers idea)