Tamar, produced the film, and our daughter Kaelin has a major role in it. I’m also
an advocate for filming in Western New York. I want to make films using an
all-local crew—the same people I work with when I’m a crew member myself.
The locations here are exceptional, and so is the talent pool. This one is set in a
haunted lighthouse, and I grew up in Fredonia, so it was a lot of fun shooting at
Dunkirk Lighthouse & Veterans Park Museum.
How does Point compare to your previous films?
This is a whole different animal on every level. I adapted the script from a
successful book written by other authors, Richard Chizmar and Billy Chizmar.
It’s a scary ghost story, not a horror comedy, which is what I’m primarily known
for. It’s also my first film working with a star in the lead role; Craig Sheffer has
delivered an incredible performance. So it was a move up, a trend I hope to
continue. I view it as a second phase of my career, and it’s about time!
Cultivate Cinema Circle tackles Post-Colonialism
With newsworthy screenings of two early OIivier Assayas films and a year-
long exploration of debuts from female filmmakers like Sofia Coppola, there is
no disputing that 2018 was a huge year for Cultivate Cinema Circle.
CCC’s latest year-long series kicks off in February. Post-Colonialisms: World
Cinema and Human Consequence explores the repercussions of the control and
exploitation of colonized people as shown in modern international art cinema.
While exact screening dates are not set, the monthly calendar includes:
This is an ambitious and major-league lineup, with acknowledged classics
(Algiers, White Material) alongside newer gems (Zama, Jauja) and lesser-known
fare. All films will screen at Hallwalls.