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
My first plunge into uncovering the Hazel Drew / Laura Palmer connection came by way of a podcast by Mark Givens called Deer Meadow Radio. Up to this point I wasn't even sure I fully believed it was true. But, if it was, the murder that inspired Twin Peaks happened not more then a mile
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
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
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.
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
In this post I share insights into shooting period reenactment footage while making of the documentary "Who Killed Hazel Drew - The Sand Lake Murder that Inspired Twin Peaks." Below is one in a series of candid behind the scenes videos where I revisit shooting locations and decision making as well as some of the
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