Film

The Women of Sundance

I am extremely proud of my cousin Jacki Zehner, who is a dedicated women’s rights activist, philanthropist, and all around one of the most awesome people I know. She recently began her term as a Board Member of the Sundance Institute, and not coincidently, the 2013 Sundance Film Festival has been hailed for the fact …

Paperman Soars

Although short films don’t get the widespread recognition that they should, I’ve always been a fan because when done right, short films are a masterwork of storytelling. The ability to create fully realized characters that connect with an audience, and to use these characters to tell an interesting and compelling story is hard enough when …

A Night with Pixar

The other night I spent the evening with a couple of friends, and we watched one after another all the Pixar short films we could find. With a few exceptions, I had previously seen all of films we watched, but this viewing was different. Watching them all back to back was an entirely unique experience, …