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A decade ago I got a painful sore on my side. When my intern saw it, she showed me a similar sore on her leg that she had gone to the doctor about. He told her that it was a Brown Recluse bite because there was a lot of tissue necrosis (i.e. dead tissue). It turns out...

Last night, I was looking for a trailer for one of our projects and I stumbled on a video that i put together for a song off of Sleepyhead's first Homestead album "Starduster". It's a super nostalgic video made from photos I shot in the early 90's when we were touring a lot in the US. Solid...

I am not good at vacations. I just don't know how to turn off. I travel a fair bit, almost always for "work" (traveling to shoot or show films at festivals) but except for the occasional trip to the beach with my kids, or a trip to visit family, I don't think I have ever taken a "vacation"- which is...

Sometimes the answer to a question is staring us in the face and we can’t see it simply because it doesn't fit neatly within our limited belief system. However, once that answer has been revealed to us, evidence of its validity seems to pour out of the woodwork; often times to such a degree that it becomes infuriating that...

A few weeks ago, just after arriving at the beach for the 4th of July, I took a walk with my wife. My feet were hurting and I was feeling kind of achy so I stopped to rest a couple of times. I had just returned from a shoot in Detroit with Dr. Howard Schubiner who deals with mind-body illness....

Anyone who has made a movie knows what a Herculean task it is to get it shot and edited. However, getting it the attention you think it deserves can often make one feel more like Prometheus than Hercules. My partners at Rumur and I have been making films for over two decades. We have 6 features under...

In the winter of 1994, we made a road trip down to Louisville to shoot "Half-Cocked". My girlfriend, Suki, had studied film in college and dropped out of graduate film school at NYU to make the film. I shot it, with the help of David Ford who rented us his 16mm camera. Peter Schneider came to record dialog and was...

For the past 10 years we have been slowly working on two films. "All The Rage", about Dr. Sarno and mind body medicine, and "Conception" which is about nature vs. nurture and issues related to donor conception. A couple of years ago I was in Los Angeles for a couple of shoots for "All The Rage" and stayed...

The Wrong Tree from rumur on Vimeo. My friend John Davis moved to Durham to teach third grade a couple of months after we moved to Chapel Hill in the summer of 2013. I was pleased to have the opportunity to hang out with him and make a couple of videos for his last record "Spare Parts". For "The...

Returning home to the town that one grew up in is often a disorienting experience. The Chapel Hill that I grew up in was largely static. When I started elementary school there were five of them in town as well as two junior high schools and a single high school. When I left for college none of this...

As we have worked on and written about All The Rage, we have focused a great deal on the role of our emotions in regards to both pain and our over all health. However we often lose sight of how our emotions interact with our intellect, defining our response to a given situation. Our emotions exist in relation to...

In 2004, when we set out to make a film about Dr. Sarno, we couldn’t have envisioned the movie that it has become. Over the last 10 years there has been a dramatic shift in the level of acceptance of the mind body connection in terms of health care. When we started trying to talk about the connection between emotions...