One year of New York radio

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Over the past year Ken Powell David Leute Chris Ferry and I have been turning out a radio show every week non-stop. Initially I think it started out as an experiment to see if we could do talk radio but over the past year we’re gotten to meet and speak with a lot of New York filmmakers and artist from all over the U.S. We ask these silly facebook questions about films and such and sometimes we’ll get almost a hundred responses. We’ve had a lot of fun this past year and in a way I think it has connected me a little closer to New York City. Sometimes the speed at which technology has been evolving has be frighted me but being able to put up an independent radio show that has reached thousands of people over this past year for an operating cost of about $250 a year is pretty incredible.

I’m about to turn 36 and I often think about how my generation started off with Super 8, Beta then VHS tapes and went all the way through instant steaming HD movies  online. Generation X is a strange generation that has been hammered with recession through what seems to be most of our prime and Indie film has been in decline financially since when I first started making movies back in the mid 90’s. I don’t know if any f us will ever really get what we want. As a kid I dreamed of being a big director but over the last 5 years Hollywood films seem to have turned into something that I don’t want to be a part of. I think it’s important that we all keep trying to create work, be it radio, movies, plays or paintings. Who knows, if we put our work out into the world and on the web so that everyone can see it. Maybe people will find it 20 years from now. Maybe your work is behind the times, maybe it’s ahead of the times. As Ridley Scott once said, “Either way you have the same problem.” For me it’s just important to keep going. Listen to EPISODE 52 here.

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