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After well over six years of shooting, and two solid years of editing, our latest film project, Battle of Brooklyn, is starting to become a movie.  Over the next three months we hope to finish post production and premier it at a major film festival. The film chronicles the efforts of community activists struggling to save their homes, and their community,...

I was woken out of a sound slumber by a 4 ft, 7 year old telling that I was supposed to go downstairs and turn on the TV for her. It was still dark....

We've been very busy the last few weeks - mostly focusing on Battle of Brooklyn - but also working on tv projects. It's interesting because tv and reality are so separate. I have spent years working on the donor film off and on- a lot of it is mental. Reading, thinking, processing and trying to figure out how to put...

So, I have done the EFT thing a few times now and while i don't know that it's having any major effect I have to say I think I'm a bit more relaxed. In fact, my wife was a bit frustrated last night after dinner as she thought that I was kind of tuning out- but in retrospect realized that...

I mentioned my craniosacral massage to my friend Gus the other night and he told me that he had been regularly going to acupuncture. It got him interested in the mechanics of it all so he started researching on the internet and stumbled across EFT or emotion free therapy. I'm not going to go into the details - but it involves...

Today I rode my bike uptown to cash in a gift certificate for a massage. I figured that a good deep massage on my hip would help loosen it up once and for all. I was a little late so I biked furiously through the crazy traffic. It was in the low 70's and beautiful out. When I arrived on...

Even before I went in to see Dr. Sarno, I knew that I wanted to make a film about his work. My partners* and I had just finished our first documentary, "Horns and Halos" and we were starting our next one when the pain started. We are all drawn to stories about individuals who stand up to problems that the...

This is some thoughts on pain and dr. john e. sarno. we have been trying to pull together a film about him and his methods. this part is more about my personal experience with him and tomorrow i will work on some thoughts about making a film....

The following is the second part of a discussion begun yesterday in regards to context and how information flows through the world in the age of blogs. We have been shooting our film for 6 years now, focusing mainly on an individual who refused to sell his home to make way for the arena project because he felt that it was...

Sometimes things move more quickly than we expect. A few weeks ago, Yvette found out that she had twin half-brothers. Friday morning was the first time in her life that Yvette had met a blood relative- her brother came to visit. On Saturday, her brother set off for NJ to meet their father. Yvette, her boyfriend, Paul, and I waited and...

Last week NY Times Local blogger (and friend of mine) Andy Newman inadvertently brought up some complex ethical issues when he wrote a story about a business that had decided to renovate in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. The problem was that the deli that decided it needed a spiffy new facade was in an historic district and the owners hadn't bothered...