I can foresee a future where The Nines becomes an editor’s “spec” because of John August’s insistence on making the raw footage widely available.

I still haven’t seen The Nines, by the way. It’s on the Netflix cue. Along with plenty of other movies. Meanwhile, the awards season deluge is beginning so I’m going to be at the theater more. Plus I’ve got tickets to a few AFI Fest movies.

Plus there’s a backlog of posts I need to write about the short filmmakers interview series I’ve been doing with NYU Writers Lab West. Next up is an interview with Cameron Fay on November 6:

Cameron began film making at the age of twelve, using a home video camera and friends from his soccer team as actors. This hobby fell into a desperate obsession, one that he brought with him to the prestigious Kanbar Institute of Film/T.V. at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. While at NYU, he managed to write and direct a plethora of short films, which have won awards at various film festivals worldwide. He is currently writing and set to direct “Unnatural Selection” and “Untitled Cameron Fay Comedy” for Universal Pictures, as well as “Over the Hill” for producers Ted Hope and Anne Carey, and hour-long TV pilot, “NOVA” for Fox.

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There’s a suggested donation at the door. Same place as the others, I presume — The Black Dahlia Theatre, 5453 W. Pico Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA 90019.