A Reminder about my film, Dangerous: Kay Boyle

Just a reminder that I’m still fundraising and working on my film, Dangerous:Kay Boyle.

Please watch the sample video below and if you can help us out, great.  Please pass this on to your friends, with your help I can finish this film.

I put this together so people can learn more about Kay Boyle and see a few of the things that will be in the final edit of Dangerous: Kay Boyle. I refer to this as sort of a “Sample Reel”. This is still rough and not intended to be a finished part of the film. It’s just a few things about Kay that I think are interesting. Enjoy.

To find out more about Kay Boyle and my film Dangerous: Kay Boyle you can click on the “Kay Boyle Film” button on the menu (above). Thanks for looking.

Please help me complete my film by making a Tax Deductible Donation.

Any donation will get your name in the film credits as a “Thank you”.
Even $5 helps.
Whether you can help us financially or not, Please Pass on our website URL and project information to all of your friends. Tell them you believe in this film and would like to help us complete it. Continue reading “A Reminder about my film, Dangerous: Kay Boyle”

RIP Saul Zaentz

I was lucky enough to have worked on quite a few films at The Saul Zaentz Film Company over the years (To Die For, Even Cowgirls Get The Blues, & Finding Forrestor) and Saul along with Steve and Roy allowed me to mix all three of my Independent Features there (Birddog, The Gas Cafe, & Kicking Bird) in exchange for “future royalties”. They knew what they were getting in to…

Saul watched my films and always commented on them, whether he liked them or not. His comments were always thoughtful and appreciated. I remember sitting in his office a couple times and talking to him about filmmaking and him telling me stories about when he started out. He told me to always believe in what I was making no matter how hard it got. I know a lot of other people had problems with him but to me he was always very open, friendly and extremely generous. And the amazing thing to me was that he always remembered my name, even if I just bumped in to him in the hallway.

I have a soft spot for all of the people who worked there. For me they were incredibly supportive and always welcoming. It was such a cool place where you could run in to Walter Murch, Jerry Garcia, Booker T., the guys from Rancid, Carlos Santana and so many more in the hallways. And the amazing thing was that they all seemed so accessible to an Angry Filmmaker from Portland. I truly miss a lot of the people from those times and when I think back about them, it was a magical time and I was fortunate to be a part of it.

Thank you Saul for all of your contributions to my work and my life. You will be missed. Godspeed.

Here is a link to Variety’s article… http://variety.com/2014/film/news/oscar-winning-producer-saul-zaentz-dies-at-92-1201025366/

Amadeus is one of my all time favorite films, and here is Saul on the Oscars receiving the best pic Oscar…

A Few Clips About Kay Boyle

I put this together so people can learn more about Kay Boyle and see a few of the things that will be in the final edit of Dangerous: Kay Boyle. I refer to this as sort of a “Sample Reel”. This is still rough and not intended to be a finished part of the film. It’s just a few things about Kay that I think are interesting. I hope you enjoy it.

To find out more about Kay Boyle and my film Dangerous: Kay Boyle you can either scroll down or you can click on the “Kay Boyle Film” button on the menu. Thanks for looking.

Please help me complete my film by making a Tax Deductible Donation.

Any donation will get your name in the film credits as a “Thank you”.
Even $5 helps.
Whether you can help us financially or not, Please Pass on our website URL and project information to all of your friends. Tell them you believe in this film and would like to help us complete it. Continue reading “A Few Clips About Kay Boyle”

Filmmaker & Teacher Nathan Wagoner talks about Dangerous: Kay Boyle

When I asked my friend Nathan Wagoner to make a short video to help with fundraising for my film Dangerous: Kay Boyle, I really didn’t know what to expect. Nathan is an interesting guy and I’m a fan of his work. He asked me what I wanted him to say and I told him to say what ever he felt comfortable with. Then I sat back and waited. Nathan didn’t disappoint me…

Thanks man, I owe you.

To find out more about Kay Boyle and my film Dangerous: Kay Boyle you can either scroll down or you can click on the “Kay Boyle Film” button on the menu. Thanks for looking.

Please help me complete my film by making a Tax Deductible Donation.

Any donation will get your name in the film credits as a “Thank you”.
Even $5 helps.
Whether you can help us financially or not, Please Pass on our website URL and project information to all of your friends. Tell them you believe in this film and would like to help us complete it. Continue reading “Filmmaker & Teacher Nathan Wagoner talks about Dangerous: Kay Boyle”

An Update on Dangerous: Kay Boyle

Just got word that we received 2 Donations today totaling $2,600, for Dangerous: Kay Boyle. I am thrilled.

Thank you to all who have supported the film. There are only 6 days left to make a Tax Deductible Contribution. Please check out the KAY BOYLE – FILM button and learn more about Kay Boyle. Remember even $5 helps. Thank you to everyone who has supported me and the film.

Here is my friend Jon Gann of the DC Shorts Film Festival talking about the film.

Please help me complete my film by making a Tax Deductible Donation.

Any donation will get your name in the film credits as a “Thank you”.
Even $5 helps.
Whether you can help us financially or not,
Just got word that we have received two donations today totaling $2600. Thank you! We are currently at $3,025. We got a ways to go but we are still fundraising.
To make a TAX-DEDUCTIBLE CONTRIBUTION before the end of the year (only 6 more days) please click on one of my donate buttons. Thank you all so much.

Please Pass on our website URL and project information to all of your friends. Tell them you believe in this film and would like to help us complete it. Continue reading “An Update on Dangerous: Kay Boyle”

Juniata College Student Megan Myers Shares Her Thoughts on Kay Boyle

In September of this year I visited Juniata College (in PA) to do a guest lecture on Independent Filmmaking and Sound Design. While I was there a student asked me what I was working on now and I spoke to them about my film Dangerous: Kay Boyle which I started making 28 years ago. One of the students, Megan Myers learned more about Kay Boyle and made a video talking about Kay and why this film needs to be finished.

Thanks so much Megan, I really appreciate you doing this.

To find out more about Kay Boyle and my film Dangerous: Kay Boyle you can either scroll down or you can click on the “Kay Boyle Film” button on the menu. Thanks for looking.

Please help me complete my film by making a Tax Deductible Donation.

Any donation will get your name in the film credits as a “Thank you”.
Even $5 helps.
Whether you can help us financially or not, Please Pass on our website URL and project information to all of your friends. Tell them you believe in this film and would like to help us complete it. Continue reading “Juniata College Student Megan Myers Shares Her Thoughts on Kay Boyle”

A Thank You

I just want to take a moment to thank all of the people who have helped me get this far with Dangerous: Kay Boyle. Thank you to everyone who has donated their time, equipment, money, meals, moral support, all of it over the last 28 years.

I still remember vividly in 1986 when I was trying to fund my first shoot with Kay. I made thirty or forty phone calls over a few nights and was able to raise enough money to buy film stock and a couple other things and then used my American Express card to pay for three airline tickets, a hotel for a week, a rental car and meals for myself, Chris Ley and John Campbell, who came on that adventure.

When I returned I had no money to pay the credit card bill and in the first of two times over my career AmEx canceled my card and sent me to a collection agency. That was an early form of crowd-funding long before there was such a phrase.

There have been other times when I have called on friends and industry professionals to help me out and they showed up and generously contributed their talent and time to me. I feel very lucky to have so many good friends who believe in me.

I wish I could call you all out individually but we’ll have to wait for the credits on the film. I just wanted you all to know how much I have appreciated your commitment to both me and the film. THANK YOU!

I am getting closer to completing Dangerous: Kay Boyle and I am hoping that all of you will be able to share in the joy of finally completing this labor of love with me. Thanks for having faith in me.

Now here is Kay talking about The Revolution of The Word as she accepts an honorary doctorate at Bowling Green State University (which was on the first shoot that I did with her).

To find out more about Kay Boyle and my film Dangerous: Kay Boyle you can either scroll down or you can click on the “Kay Boyle Film” button on the menu. Thanks for looking.

Please help me complete my film by making a Tax Deductible Donation.

Any donation will get your name in the film credits as a “Thank you”.
Even $5 helps.
Whether you can help us financially or not, Please Pass on our website URL and project information to all of your friends. Tell them you believe in this film and would like to help us complete it. Continue reading “A Thank You”

Writer Dan Cox Shares his Thoughts on Dangerous: Kay Boyle

I have known Dan for over twenty years and I appreciate him speaking on behalf of my film, Dangerous: Kay Boyle.

To find out more about Kay Boyle and my film Dangerous: Kay Boyle you can either scroll down or you can click on the “Kay Boyle Film” button on the menu. Thanks for looking.

Please help me complete my film by making a Tax Deductible Donation.

Any donation will get your name in the film credits as a “Thank you”.
Even $5 helps.
Whether you can help us financially or not, Please Pass on our website URL and project information to all of your friends. Tell them you believe in this film and would like to help us complete it. Continue reading “Writer Dan Cox Shares his Thoughts on Dangerous: Kay Boyle”

Lela Meadow-Conner of the Tallgrass Film Festival Talks About Dangerous: Kay Boyle

My good friend Lela Meadow-Conner talks about why it’s important for people to know about Kay Boyle.

To find out more about Kay Boyle and my film Dangerous: Kay Boyle you can either scroll down or you can click on the “Kay Boyle Film” button on the menu. Thanks for looking.

Please help me complete my film by making a Tax Deductible Donation.

Any donation will get your name in the film credits as a “Thank you”.
Even $5 helps.
Whether you can help us financially or not, Please Pass on our website URL and project information to all of your friends. Tell them you believe in this film and would like to help us complete it. Continue reading “Lela Meadow-Conner of the Tallgrass Film Festival Talks About Dangerous: Kay Boyle”

Author Fiona Young Brown on Kay Boyle

Author Fiona Young Brown tells us why she thinks Kay Boyle is important.

To find out more about Kay Boyle and my film Dangerous: Kay Boyle you can either scroll down or you can click on the “Kay Boyle Film” button on the menu. Thanks for looking.

Please help me complete my film by making a Tax Deductible Donation.

Any donation will get your name in the film credits as a “Thank you”.
Even $5 helps.
Whether you can help us financially or not, please pass on our website URL and project information to all of your friends. Tell them you believe in this film and would like to help us complete it. Continue reading “Author Fiona Young Brown on Kay Boyle”