There May Be Pleasure screening tonight in Milan, Italy

MilanoCinema and Kodak are holding their second Italian Super 8 Film Festival, with non-stop screenings October 24th and 25th. The event is going to feature a vintage and a current super 8 film lineup. My film, There May Be Pleasure is playing in the competition program on the 25th.

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There May Be Pleasure (2007)

There May Be Pleasure - production still 1photo by Jaime Boyd

There May Be Pleasure is the story of two college students, Nathan and Keren. While working on a project together for film class, Nathan realizes he is more interested in Keren, than his studies. The story unfolds through a series of sequences Nathan is filming for the project. In each progressive shot, we follow Nathan’s internal dialog as it reveals more of how he feels about Keren.

The filming of There May Be Pleasure utilized many different techniques for its visual effects. The image was filmed directly off the projector screen, footage was also scanned, manipulated and filmed off an lcd, net filtration was used to differentiate imagination from reality and the film was shot chronologically utilizing all ‘first takes’, for a completely in camera edit.


  • Straight 8 Art and 8 of the Best – Official Selection – London, United Kingdom – January 29, 2007
  • Pumelo Independent Film Festival – Official Selection – Mumbai, India – March 20, 2007
  • Back Alley Film Festival – Official Selection – Tucson, Arizona, USA – May 26th, 2007
  • Strawberry Super 8 Festival – Official Selection (OOC) – Cambridge, United Kingdom – June 2nd, 2007
  • SUPER 8 MM FESZTIVAL – Official Selection – Szeged, Hungary – September 7, 2007
  • AZAdigitalCINEMAfestival – Official Selection – Cinema Museum of Thessaloniki, Greece – October 6, 2007
  • Kodak & Milano Cinema Super 8 Film Festival Italy – Official Selection – Milan, Italy – October 24, 2009

Read the production journal for There May Be Pleasure on page 16 and 17 of the 03/2008 issue of SmallFormat magazine. The journal was published as part of the “My Film Diary” promotional campaign sponsored by Kodak.

There May Be Pleasure is distributed by Ouat! Media of Toronto, Canada. For sales information, please contact: Jessica Klement, t: +1 416 979 7380 ext. 2115

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Tempest Fugit (2004)

Tempest Fugit - production still 1

Tempest Fugit was an attempt to isolate narrative outside the of realm of time. Consciousness and the unconscious were secondary themes with the film. Shooting took place on location in Tempe, Arizona and in the Imperial Sand Dunes Between Yuma, Arizona and el Centro, California.

The project started out, as an answer to the question, ‘Can you make a film about time’. Honestly, I believe that time is an abstraction, constructed by the mind. Furthermore, I would suggest that the mind cannot piece together a cohesive story-element without the use of both time and narrative devices. So to ask, ‘can one make a film about time?’, my response would be; ‘not without introducing narrative elements’.

The story is about a man sleeping. In his dream, he knows only that he must return to his body, before he wakes. He finds himself lost in a vast endless desert. He awakens for a drink. After making his way home, he finds himself sleeping in vaguely unfamiliar surroundings. Then his alarm clock wakes him. Finally, we cut back to him climbing one last dune.


  • Tempest Fugit won the 2nd place audience award for the 2004 IFP / Phoenix chapter (formerly the Phoenix Film Project) Fall call for entries – October 27, 2004
  • Click here for a review by Mark S.P. Turvin of Goldfish Publishers, LLC