Monthly Archives

January 2019

How to steal as a filmmaker / artist

This will be controversial. Yup. This will be controversial to the inane filmmakers who don't understand the difference between stealing ethically, and stealing without attribution. ...

This will be controversial. Yup. This will be controversial to the inane filmmakers who don't understand th...

Making a living as a screenwriter / director

Recently I hosted a show called The Circuit, which was about the future of indie filmmaking.  Left to right: Michele Alosinac (City of Toronto), Carolle Brabant (Telefilm), Piers Han...

Recently I hosted a show called The Circuit, which was about the future of indie filmmaking.  Left to right...

This Is 10x Thinking

This is about ambition.  Sometimes the pain of failure is so disquieting that you lie to yourself, put the blame on others for not "getting you," and delay MASSIVE action with the justification ...

This is about ambition.  Sometimes the pain of failure is so disquieting that you lie to yourself, put the blame o...

Fundraising for indie films (a new tactic)

I know what you're thinking. "Curt, how do you keep unstintingly putting out so much content and giving SO much value? And how do you stay so handsome? And what's your number?" Well, I love...

I know what you're thinking. "Curt, how do you keep unstintingly putting out so much content and giving SO much ...

How I remember nearly everything I read / watch

You're looking particularly resplendently marvelous today! I just got back from Rome (it was my birthday last week) and I can't wait to let you know the lessons I gleaned that you can apply to film...

You're looking particularly resplendently marvelous today! I just got back from Rome (it was my birthday last week) a...

Getting into Hollywood as an indie filmmaker

I'll get straight to it. Just finished up a podcast with Phil Cooke, an international award winning filmmaker from Hollywood who's filmed in 60+ countries.  We were planning on releasing it...

I'll get straight to it. Just finished up a podcast with Phil Cooke, an international award winning filmmaker from Ho...

When you SHOULD work for free and when NOT to (in the film industry)

Boy have I been busy since my film screened a couple weeks ago.  Here are 3 lessons I learned: There's nothing more cringe-worthy than watching yourself with an audience. ...

Boy have I been busy since my film screened a couple weeks ago.  Here are 3 lessons I learned: There's&nbsp...

Here’s my podcast with the CEO of TIFF

I just finished interviewing the CEO of TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) and I thought you'd wanna see it... [media_video teatime_video_unique_id="65f4b376fc373538d5f422fa1e4112aa" t...

I just finished interviewing the CEO of TIFF (Toronto International Film Festival) and I thought you'd wanna see it...

The Problem With The Film Industry

Okay, You know this industry is flawed. I know this industry is flawed.  Why is it so hard to find funding and make a living with your art?! The obvious answer i...

Okay, You know this industry is flawed. I know this industry is flawed.  Why is it so&nbs...

Filmmakers and depression (my confession video)

People ask "Curt, you must get sad SOMETIMES. C'mon!" The truth is, I don't. Not anymore. I work on my psychology everyday, because it matters. 80% of success in film -- and life ...

People ask "Curt, you must get sad SOMETIMES. C'mon!" The truth is, I don't. Not anymore. I work on my psychology&...