“Funny Pains” is going to the Cannes Film Market!

YES! Hewes Pictures has selected our documentary to show at the Cannes Film Market during the festival. It feels like a dream, but it’s true and I cannot be happier! It took us a year to land all the amazing talent for 3 awesome roundtables discussing comedy, but it was so worth it. We have...

“Funny Pains” documentary: Post-production Vol. 9

Before you start reading please bear with me, we just had a beautiful baby girl and I haven’t slept much, so if I stop making sense or repeat myself, you’ll know what’s up. It has been the greatest time ever, I now have a family of my own. Crazy. We are currently locking in shooting...

“Funny Pains” documentary: Post-production Vol. 8

I’m the type of person that cannot live without music, I have a soundtrack for all the different eras of my life, I have a song assigned to most people in my life, the undeniable power of music has a strong hold on me. You can catch me listening to The Traveling Wilburys in the...

“Funny Pains” documentary: Post-production Vol. 7

Making it funny. That’s what this is all about. This is the story of a woman that wants to make you laugh, wants to make you have a good time and in her words, “make you forget about your shitty life for a while”. A lot is said about the New York audience during the documentary,...

“Funny Pains” documentary: Post-production Vol. 6

“Be like water my friend” has to be one of my favorite quotes, it comes from the great late Bruce Lee, it refers to our ever-changing world and how we must try to adapt quickly and try to have a good time while doing so. This quote lives with me every single day. I’m still struggling...

“Funny Pains” documentary: Post-production Vol. 5

AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!! Ok, I got that out of the way. Sorry. I’m in between of being very excited about the film, tired from all the hours I put into my work and thinking about being a new father in April, all the same time. The most recent cut of the doc looks great, it’ so easy now...

“Funny Pains” documentary: Post-production Vol. 4

“Fresh eyes” is the name of this past week. I stepped away from the editing station to shake off any tunnel vision I might have had during this process (after some great advice from my brother in arms, Princeton), it’s served me good because I immediately was able to point out spots in the doc...

“Funny Pains” documentary: Post-production Vol. 3

At this point, my brain is a bit fried from all the editing. I came at it head-on, fearless because I knew the story in and out and I knew what was needed to be shown. Or did I? Just like everything else in life I’ve changed in the past 2 years, I see and...

The power of yet: lessons learned from “Funny Pains”

Sesame street beat me to this topic, but I feel like writing about the power of yet, especially now that I’ve reviewed all the footage I shot for “Funny Pains”. When you are shooting a documentary, trying to keep up with the action taking place in front of you, it’s inevitable to make mistakes. “Funny...

“Funny Pains” documentary: Post-production Vol. 2

The past 2 months have been intense, to say the least, I was pulling 14-16 hour days editing our documentary, I had a deadline set and I was determined to make it. After the first 3 weeks of organizing, transcribing interviews and making very hard decisions about what to put in and what leave out,...