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All through the process of making All The Rage we have had a series of fortuitous coincidences take place. Shortly after I got up off the floor from my last attack of back problems I was taking notes at my desk, charting all of the people that we needed to contact in order to make the film. The first name...

For many people who struggle with TMS, our relationships with our parents play a role in our need to achieve and excel. Oftentimes, the import of achieving isn’t communicated directly, or even intentionally, by our parents. Yet, we harbor both conscious and unconscious anger that they forced us into a role we didn’t want to play - a role we...

A few years ago I went to the dentist and wrote about meditation practice. The other morning I went again and found myself thinking about meditation in a slightly different manner. About a week ago I saw a post about Sam Harris' meditation app and downloaded it. Well over a decade ago my partners and I shot a series of...

Before I made films, I made photographs, and those photographs were related to documentation. My first shoot was at a Klan rally and my first project was documenting people in malls. At around the same time, I also started to shoot bands and that gave me the first real outlet for my work. Sharing those images with fanzines and with...

Most stereotypes have some truth to them -but it’s how those shreds of truth are twisted that leads to the kind of dehumanization that is seen in this ad. My father, who was Jewish, didn't love money so much as he hated to spend it. We got our winter coats in May (when they were practically giving them away) and...

All the Rage - Trailer from rumur on Vimeo. Our film about Dr. Sarno is called “All The Rage” because, according the doctor, the repression of rage is a primary driver of many pain issues. From Dr. Sarno’s perspective, the pain acts as a distraction or defense against feeling or experiencing “unacceptable emotions.” Many people reject the idea that our...

While we were in the late stages of making "All The Rage," my partner Suki was very focused on the edit, and I began to shoot more on a separate project - work related to protest. The short pieces I was making were part of the process of constructing the film we'd finish next, "Working In Protest". As this film...

We moved to North Carolina 5 years ago so this is probably the 6th fair I have hit to take pictures. You can find more here and here and here. ...

This morning I woke up early because I needed to help my daughter study for a test that she was feeling extreme anxiety about. The anxiety was so intense that we didn't talk about the test at all, but instead I tried to help her process, and let go of, the anxiety. We made a little bit of progress and...

Working In Protest from rumur on Vimeo. Last year we released a film called "Working In Protest" which was built from 30 years of work documenting various protests. The film was not a survey of protest in America, but instead a somewhat personal film constructed from work we had shot for various projects- and partly from pieces we made once we...

One of the first questions I am asked at most screenings of All the Rage is, "How's your back?" or "Are you better?" My answer is that I'm doing great, but I'm also human. Things crop up, and the more work I do, the more equipped I am to deal with the issues that arise. I have hit the...