I went to film school, so I have a small inkling of the dedication it takes to make a short film or complete a full-length feature. The raising of money, the begging of friends, the job of director/cinematographer/writer/best boy, the balls to put pen to paper and then to put those ideas on film or video. These are brave and dedicated and perhaps crazy people who make these films. They show tremendous will to work their day jobs and then shoot at nights and weekends. And some do it not to be the next big thing in Hollywood, they do it because of a deep passion for film and storytelling. And they do it in places like Pittsburgh or Kansas City or Arkansas or Canada. Before I even view a single frame, I have tremendous respect for these people, for they have done what I never did and few others have.
In the next day or so I will be reviewing a couple of pictures from The Butler Brothers and a short from Lucas McNelly. It is my pleasure and my honor to do so.