Late in the year 2010, I answered a call to direct a documentary film. When I spoke with the producer, I was offered the job of pretending to be a documentary film director of a film pretending to be a documentary instead. Much like Judas’ betrayal in exchange for a few pieces of silver, I set aside my principles and embarked on this strange journey.
What I discovered along the way is that “the truth” is whatever we want it to be. All it takes is a general consensus and a tall tale becomes the real story. Romulus and Remus were the founders of ancient Rome. Were they not?
As far as I’m concerned, the information contained in this blog is a fiction masquerading as nonfiction. Everyone portrayed in these short films is an actor reading from a script. If the story presented here seems truthful, it’s because you interpret it that way. We all want to believe in something.
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Stewart, I just returned from the Fargo Film Festival where I met Ramaa Mosley, and saw her film, The Brass Teapot. I looked up her blog and there was a photo of you and some writing about your documentary. That’s only about 2 degrees of separation isn’t it? Seeing your face made me want to be able to sit across the table from you again and hear what you ‘ve been doing. Write me.