Saturday, September 6, 2008


it's a thrill being back on the lido.  it is a beautiful festival.  perfectly run.  always putting the films first.  the audiences are generous and true cinema fans.

today i finally get some rest.  it's been a crazy few days filled with press and screenings.  folks seem very supportive.

mickey and evan are here and it's been a thrill showing them off.

tomorrow i fly to toronto.  hopefully the hurricane doesn't make us miss the premier!  anyone have any idea when and if it'll hit toronto?

see you all in north america soon.


Monday, September 1, 2008

the boss

just emerged from the dust bowl of burning man. it was a pretty unique experience. the last day was my favorite. not because of the big burn, but because the playa turned into a giant dust bowl. you could stare directly at the sun and it looked like a slightly bright moon. my shitty point and shoot couldn't capture it...

off to venice on wednesday. but i wanted to just share with you all the other music news i talked about in the past post. bruce springsteen wrote a beautiful original song for the closing the film. called THE WRESTLER it is a wonderful acoustic piece. makes me choke up every time i hear it. he really captured the spirit of the film and mickey's character in the piece.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008


so apologies. i thought this blogging thing was gonna be easy. but i got lost in the cut and never found a breath to write.

so here's an update. we finished up in malta about a month ago. i never did get to that chinese restaurant, never tried the rabbit, but andy and i found a good indian place instead. who would think? we also ate at a place called ron's which was actually ran by a guy named godfrey. go figure. he made some great grilled fish and had the best sicilian cheese cake in malta.

anyway, we are now back in nyc mixing the film. granted a few pounds heavier. we're working with dom the mix master again, collaborator from pi and fountain days. it's slow work but coming together.

we are rushing to get ready for the venice film festival. we've been invited to compete on

SEPTEMBER 5th at 7pm in VENICE

on the lido. it will be close but we should make it. this will be THE WRESTLER'S world premier.

two days later we will be at the toronto film festival on

SEPTEMBER 7th at 6pm in the ELGIN in TORONTO

that's gonna be a crazy screening. i hope some of you readers will come out and support us.

hope all of you are well...


Saturday, April 12, 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008


on an island off of africa we cut.
don't ask why, it is what it is. we are here for the next few weeks.
soon back on an island off of new jersey (manhattan) but for now be happy it's warm in march.

andy and i sit in a small modern apartment on the mediterranean.
today was my first day in there.
i'll see an assemblage in the next few days and have a real sense of things.

there's little to do but cut and stare up at the stars, so we should move quickly.

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

that's a wrap

we wrapped the wrestler about five hours ago. appropriately we were in phillie at the former ecw arena shooting a few inserts for mickey's war against the necrobutcher. if you've never heard of necro make sure you do a youtube search for him. he is a true superstar in the indie wrestling world.

well now, cutting begins. we got a lot of footage and a little amount of time. but i think we have the film in the can.

i will keep you updated after i take a much needed sleep.


Saturday, March 1, 2008

so where the freak have i been?

besides blowing off this blog?


but i've been on set with mickey rourke.

i hope you can forgive me. just wanted to invite everyone to:

and sign up. if you live nearby come out and see us as we finish shooting THE WRESTLER.