January 27, 2016 at 8:48AM
Boondock Saints' Troy Duffy: A Cautionary Hollywood Tale
I’m always looking for success stories in the film business to study and analyze. Robert Rodriguez and El Mariachi, Kevin Smith and Clerks, and Oren Peli Paranormal Activity come to mind. A name you might not have heard of is Troy Duffy.
Studying success stories is great but studying complete filmmaking disasters, rise and falls of directors and studying how ones ego and destroy the “lottery ticket” opportunity is imperative.
I’m sure many of you are familiar wight he cult indie film classic The Boondock Saints but many of you might not know the crazy story of it’s writer and director Troy Duffy.