About

This is a site devoted to my current production activities. I’m the director of REPO MAN, WALKER, EL PATRULLERO, 3 BUSINESSMEN and other films, and for four years taught production and screenwriting in the Film Studies Program at CU Boulder. There I made a crowdfunded feature version of Harry Harrison’s science fiction novel, BILL THE GALACTIC HERO, crewed and acted entirely by students and recent graduates of CU. (If you would like to see a trailer for the film and hear the theme music by Iggy Pop and the Intergalactic Troll, they are here).

The site contains an intermittent blog, information about BILL and my earlier films, and news of my latest project, TOMBSTONE RASHOMON.

(The people in the picture above are Roberto Silvestri, me, Giulio Questi, and Marco Giusti, at the screening of Questi’s SE SEI VIVO SPARA / DJANGO KILL in Venice.)

4 thoughts on “About

  1. Thanks so much for posting the Intro to Film course. I’ve just finished an entertaining couple of weeks as an escape from work reading them and trying to follow along with all of the films and clips I could find. Much appreciated and almost makes me want to go back to school, if only I could find a course like that in my area! If you’re staying in academia after you leave CU, maybe you could do one of those MOOCs?

    • My pleasure! It was something of a difficult course and I felt sorry for the students who expected it to be a Michael Mouse… But there is so much in the way of concepts, and history, and geography, and foreign language words, like Mattei and Madadayo… so thanks for sticking with it. The very nice Oldcastle Books, who published my Spaghetti Western and Kennedy/Oswald book, are going to bring it out as a textbook in Sept. 2016.

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