10 August 2011


My wifi connections have been, to put it lightly, spotty at best since I left Seattle. Did you know that when an International flight says they have power outlets, they mean a couple in seats nowhere near where you're sitting? It's true.

Anyway, here's what's been happening, in case you missed it.

Filmmaker Magazine

The haters are back over at Filmmaker Magazine, the issue once again having nothing to do with the article itself. I guess people don't have anything better to do.

Film Courage

Over at Film Courage you'll find a couple of days from Paul Osborne's FAVOR

Film Threat

Film Threat is posting updates from Sean Gillane's CXL...


as is Mubi in their garage.


I've gotten a lot of the photos from Matthew Lillard's FAT KID RULES THE WORLD up on Flickr and the Facebook page.

Here's one of my favorites:


Part of the problem with terrible wifi connections is you can't upload video. I'm sooooo far behind on it. But here's one where I explain how we built a green screen outside with little to no materials.

There's more to come. I'll be speaking in Berlin this weekend and in Los Angeles in September, so if you're nearby, come on out. I can't promise I'll have anything interesting to say, but I'll probably curse a lot.

Filmmaker Lucas McNelly is spending a year on the road, volunteering on indie film projects around the country, documenting the process and the exploring the idea of a mobile creative professional. You can see more from A Year Without Rent at the webpage. His feature-length debut is now available to rent on VOD. Follow him on Twitter: @lmcnelly.