I was accepted into the Artist Campaign School!

I was accepted into the inaugural Artist Campaign School, an effort to provide artists with the tools they need to build campaigns and run for public office. I'll be traveling to Detroit, Michigan for a day and a half of training.

More information about the Artist Campaign School here.  And my specific cohort.

Here's an announcement from Creative Capital about my cohort. 

BUT NOT FOR ME - Coming soon to FlixPremiere.com

The feature film I produced, But Not For Me, is getting a commercial release in the United States later this summer on the brand new digital platform, Flix Premiere.

Click the image below and then click "Remind Me" to sign up with your email to get a notification when But Not For Me becomes available for rent. 

"Making Your First Feature" Workshop @ NYU Production Lab

On March 30th, the team behind But Not For Me held a roundtable discussion at the NYU Production Lab about our experience making our first feature film. It was a detailed, intimate discussion with great questions from those in attendance. It feels good to share your knowledge and experience with your fellow filmmakers and aspirants. As Kevin Spacey has said, (I'm paraphrasing) when you achieve a certain amount of success, you have an obligation to send the elevator down to those coming up behind you. We're happy to help!

"A Warm Spell" wins big at Queens World Film Festival 2016

A Warm Spell, an Official Selection of the Queens World Film Festival and nominated for three awards - Best Director, Best Cinematography, and Best Narrative Short - won the big prize last night and was chosen as the best short film of the festival.

Big congrats to Toshimichi Saito, the writer/director, and the whole team!

(A Warm Spell, formerly Koharubiyori, is a short film I produced that we shot in Japan in February 2013). 

March is BNFM Month!

But Not For Me is an Official Selection of NewFilmmakers New York - with a Manhattan screening in March - and Queens World Film Festival (which is also playing the short film I produced, A Warm Spell!) - with a Queens screening in March. 

We're excited for both our Queens Premiere (where my production company, Impolite Company, is based) and our Manhattan Premiere. 

Don't worry Bronx, Brooklyn, and Staten Island, we haven't forgotten about you!


"House Rules" - Screencraft Production Fund Semi-Finalist

My short film script, House Rules, is a semi-finalist for the Screencraft Short Film Production Fund. It's one of approx. 200 semi-finalists culled from 1,100 submissions. Winners receives $5,000-$20,000 to make their films. 

Winners are announced next week - fingers crossed. Let's get this money and make this film!

https://screencraft.org/2015/10/26/short-film-production-fund-semifinalists-announced/



"But Not For Me" - Official Selection, Virginia Film Festival

I'm ecstatic to announce But Not For Me is an Official Selection of the 2015 Virginia Film Festival! I've been submitting work since I was in high school and I'm so excited to finally have something playing in the festival!

The film will screen alongside new films from Todd Haynes ("Carol"), Rodrigo Garcia ("Last Days in the Desert"), and Paolo Sorrentino ("Youth"). 

Our screening is Saturday, November 7th, at 6:45pm followed by a Q&A with Ryan Carmichael (writer/director), Me (producer), and Maria Vermeulen ("Grace").

Tickets can be purchased on the film's festival page: http://virginiafilmfestival.org/films/but-not-for-me/

"Middle Ground" is going to Europe!

My short film, Middle Ground, will have it's European Premiere at the Student International Film Festival (STIFF) in Rijeka, Croatia, in October. 

The film will screen at the Art Kino theater, which is run by the city and dedicated to exhibiting the best in classic and contemporary cinema. Look at how beautiful this theater is!

I'm excited!

"A Warm Spell" @ Raindance Film Festival

A Warm Spell, the short film I produced that's written/directed/edited by my good friend and frequent collaborator, Toshimichi Saito, will have it's UK Premiere at the Raindance Film Festival in October!

Congratulations, Toshi! I'm very excited for you. 

P.S. Toshi is killing it with this film