Revisiting “VENT!: The Online Magazine for Disgruntled Filmmakers” (Part 2)

| July 3, 2016

A significant element of VENT!’s raison d’être (see previous post) was demonstrating that even the most lauded filmmakers had difficult, even doubtful beginnings. Below are a few true origin stories I had shared on the website about some famous auteurs. Whether you’re a filmmaker, author, musician, or other artist, there’s always hope if you’re resourceful and […]

Author, Artist, Filmmaker, Musician: The Hard Passionate Life

| August 20, 2013

So I was recently rummaging through old files on my computer when I rediscovered several documents that composed an early pet project of mine. Fifteen years ago I had founded a now-defunct website aimed at indie filmmakers called VENT!, which served as “group therapy for down-but-not-yet-out movie makers.” Essentially it offered practical advice and true anecdotes […]