matt porterfield directs
and dustin ray
rating: 'damn, bro'
mid 2010 you see a promotional video for an upcoming movie via 'kickstarter' titled 'putty hill'
you see the director, who is from a city adjacent to your hometown, talking about the movie in a video and feel abnormal interest in the movie, but mostly negative, maybe jealousy-related emotions about the director
you move to baltimore in late 2010
'putty hill' is showing at 'charles village theater' near your house
you repeatedly make plans to see the movie but do not, instead seeing [other various movies you don't remember]
when people mention 'putty hill' in conversation you consistently assert 'i hate that guy, the director' which garners interest in why
you do not 'hate' the director, though you feel, perhaps, small types of competition-related emotional outbursts when thinking about 'putty hill' and how well 'putty hill' is doing domestically as an insanely low-budget movie
you are solicited to audition for a short video made by students at 'MICA' (maryland institute college of art) and are cast as the co-star of the video, along with your friends kristin and huckleberry
you appear on set and feel surprised to see the director of 'putty hill' standing by the viewfinder and are introduced to him and the crew seems to look at you suspiciously because in social settings you have asserted to 'hate' him
the director of 'putty hill' is the instructor for the course the video is being made for and appears multiple times around many of the same venues as you
you talk casually about movies and life in baltimore and personal anecdotes and perceive that you have established a relationship or at least repertoire
later, the director, who has directed multiple music videos for the band 'double dagger' appears at a 'secret show' at your house, which you make a movie about
he seems excited that you are there, making a movie and multiple times makes friendly gestures and asserts that he is happy to see you
mid-november, 2011, you see via the director's facebook that the DVD for 'putty hill' is on-sale
you have no money and are not in the country, so you search the internet to see if it is available to download via torrent
you watch the movie and feel deeply affected
you feel surprised at how affecting and new-feeling the movie is and feel inspired and maybe 'in awe' of the director a little
you feel happy and watch the movie again that night while falling asleep
you think 'good job, matt' repeatedly while falling asleep
- ► 2012 (10)
- vimeo.com account review: john campbell
- trailer: 'dead midgets'
- movie critique: 'another earth'
- movie critique: 'putty hill'
- movie critique: 'the tree of life'
- trailer: 'girlfriend'
- two sleeping beauties, one year
- trailer: 'being elmo'
- movie critique: 'midnight in paris'
- trailer: 'in time'
- movie critique: 'limitless'
- trailer: 'angels crest'
- trailer: 'young adult'
- trailer: 'project x'
- trailer: 'like crazy'
- trailer: 'chronicle'
- ▼ November 2011 (16)