Ten years of making movies at the age of 17

Our oldest son was 7 years old when he was infected with the film-making bug. He recruited his younger brother and sister as actors, and asked me to shoot them making a movie. I’m sure it’s something that kids in lots of homes have done at that age.  I...

The movie class

When I was a kid, one of my favorite activities was to sit in front of my cassette player with my brother or possibly a few cousins or friends and record a “show.” Our little talk show would include plenty of banter, a few songs, some jokes and me giggling...

No. 1, the director

Finally, we’re to Child No. 1. This kid can’t stop thinking about movies. Nearly every day, he tells me about the plot of a new movie he wants to make. He is constantly trying to recruit his siblings and neighbors to play roles in the movies in his mind....