Horror Feature Film Agnation to Premiere at Motor City Nightmares

Agnation, the feature film debut of writer and director Dan Swift will be premiering at Motor City Nightmare on Saturday April 23rd at 8:45pm. Agnation is the story of a freshly minted real estate agent who along with a close friend buys a house sight unseen at auction for a quick flip to cover the […]

6 Reflections on a film Re-edit

So I have been absent for a while working on a major re-edit of my feature film debut Agnation. Emerging from my editing cave with the usual warning – everything here is my personal take on my experience making my first feature film. I do cuss a lot, both in real life and on paper […]

A Peak Behind the Curtain – The Editing Process

For a filmmaker the editing process can be like a walk through hell that is so terrifying that Dante didn’t even mention it. You basically spend hundreds of hours staring at your footage noticing what you did wrong or should have done differently. But that is a healthy process because it means that you are […]

Preproduction –Entering the Bloody Knuckle Stage of Filmmaking Should I stay in Cali or should I go?

So we had our second cast meeting the other day and everything seemed to go well. Now the script is in yet another edit stage (because everything can always be improved and why the fuck not make those improvements!) and hard decisions have to be made so we can proceed and attempt to produce something […]

Preproduction Continues – the art of juggling chainsaws, pivoting & our first press

The warning – everything below is based on my personal experience for this production. As always these are my ramblings so please forgive any grammar or spelling errors cause I surly did not notice them. Many times in my professional career I have found myself in a position that is best described as juggling chainsaws. […]

Casting Part 2

The warning – everything below is based on my personal experience for this production and I firmly believe in customizing experiences and processes to achieve the best end result possible. As always this is my ramblings so please forgive any grammar or spelling errors cause I surly did not notice them. So with the top […]