All posts in category Film
Entries on various film projects: features, shorts and documentaries.
The frozen tundra of 21st-century artistic possibilities stretches before us. Madness lies in almost every direction. We know directing is the only option for an intrepid citizen philosopher bon vivant like ourselves… but directing what? To whom must we communicate? What message? Over what production elements do we want to bear influence? Can we ever start a […]
Posted by Brendan on December 5, 2013
Chronicles Simpkins Fundraising Video from Brendan Hughes on Vimeo. Starting in November, I’ll be directing two short films by Rolin Jones. Adam O’Byrne is producing. After only six years in Los Angeles I’m finally getting this bird off the ground. The video above depicts the intertwining biographies of Adam, Rolin and myself. We’ve started an Indiegogo […]
Posted by Brendan Hughes on October 17, 2012
Damn you act one! Break, damn it. My head is rammed firmly into the entrails of what will ultimately be the third draft. Hopefully in time for the anniversary of the first draft, for those of you keeping score at home. Describing the below to Emily, she said if I were an economist I would […]
Posted by Brendan Hughes on March 24, 2012
I’m trying to make this story have more inevitability. Working from the end, I am identifying each payoff (or potential payoff) and determining where to pepper the set-ups and builds. Yesterday, this pattern emerged. Many pieces of yellow, college-ruled paper gave their lives for this graph. The story elements column has been redacted. If for […]
Posted by Brendan Hughes on March 8, 2012
My screenplay was selected as a finalist in the Oaxaca Film Festival this November. I couldn’t be more thrilled. Oaxaca has meant a lot to people I love for years. I knew one day I’d go and now I have the best reason in the world! As part of the application, I needed to submit […]
Posted by Brendan Hughes on August 18, 2011
Marion Friedman is one of my favorite people. She and I were roommates at Yale in my final year, and on Saturdays — when it was time to clean the apartment — she would announce the “gettin’ it done montage,” put on music, and we would scrub like we were on page 62 of a […]
Posted by Brendan Hughes on May 2, 2011
This is a little presentation I created for my brother’s wedding in 2007. I came across the video file last night and thought I’d present an encore showing.
Posted by Brendan Hughes on April 6, 2011