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I’m Starting My Film with a Cinematic Hook – The Ghost Story of Hazel Drew

– Posted in: More on Twin Peaks Murder Mystery Backstory Unfolding Documentary
I need to start my film with a hook

Right from the start it's important that a film's audience intuitively feels that they are in good hands. They need to trust that they will be entertained in a way that meets their story and cinematic expectations. The audience doesn't express this need, but every filmmaker knows just how important it is. I know that

David Bushman – Discovering Hazel Drew

– Posted in: More on Twin Peaks

In this video, "Twin Peaks FAQ" author, David Bushman shares how he first learned of Hazel Drew Twin Peaks connection from the series co-creator, Mark Frost. Marks  casual reference  to Hazel as the inspiration behind Laura Palmer was enough to get David digging for more. David also makes an interesting connection between Hazel Drew and

Should I Make this Documentary?

– Posted in: Unfolding Documentary

Every idea and any project should be properly vetted before jumping in. This video reflects that evaluation process in a very preliminary and raw form. I'm at the wishy washy stage and wondering if should I make this documentary? Last time that I undertook a big project I promised myself that I was going to be

Documentary Project Update and Peek Into the Movie Trailer – December, 2017

– Posted in: Unfolding Documentary

After months of shooting I'm finally editing and working on the "Who Killed Hazel Drew"documentary project trailer and story structure. This will be the first of a series of project updates. https://vimeo.com/245442880 2017 - I began shooting this documentary less then one month from learning of the connection between Hazel Drew's murder and Twin Peaks world famous main character Laura Palmer.

Hazel Drew Murder – Interview with Kathy T. Sheehan – Why were 10,000 women coming to Troy, New York?

– Posted in: Murder Mystery Backstory
Trolley at Averill Park Station - Near 1908 Teal Pond Murder of Hazel Drew

In this interview Rensselaer County and Troy City Historian, Kathy T. Sheehan sheds light on who killed Hazel Drew. Kathy sheds light on what it was like to move within the power circles of Troy, New York. https://vimeo.com/249083905 By 1860 Troy was one of the wealthiest cities in the nation. It still has some of

The Unfolding Documentary

– Posted in: Unfolding Documentary
Hazel Drew Unfolding Documentary

What if, by making a documentary, we (we meaning all of us) could uncover additional clues sufficient to answer a few key questions concerning "Who Killed Hazel Drew?" Some say the investigation is only two questions away from solving the murder. How did she get from Troy, NY to Sand Lake, NY? Where did she