Why Film?

We have a lot of drop-in visitors since moving to Albuquerque because I40 runs right through the middle of town as our friends and family from Texas and the Ozarks pass through toward the Grand Canyon and beyond. We’re a good picnic/layover spot, and I think some of them even like to see us. Recently one old friend passing through asked why I’m a filmmaker now. He’d known me in my public safety days and also knows me as a writer, so this seemed like a weird turn in the road to him. I get it, but it makes sense when you get into my head. First of all, filmmaking is just another form of story-telling. You could put “story-teller” on my tombstone (if I was going to have one, which I am NOT), an