Raised in a quiet Massachusetts suburb, Rick Caplan fell in love with writing fiction and watching movies as a way to pass the time. That hobby became a passion, leading him to shoot videos with his friends and inspiring him to pursue film school. After graduating from Emerson College, Rick worked in various capacities in entertainment, spending his free time writing several features and producing animated shorts. In 2011, he wrote and directed Old Stud, the first of many live action shorts that he would go on to make. Each was an exercise in finding the right angle of approach to one day complete his first feature. Rick wrote several features with the intention of independently financing, producing, and directing them, but it took time to engineer a project that could go for the amount of resources available. That project turned out to be Mr Misfortune.
The summary is not correct, because Phil couldn't even be bothered to see the movie. This is pure clickbait. Phil is entitled to his opinion, and he's entitled to share it, but for a site such as this to publish it and contribute to a movement wherein artists are pressured to avoid uncomfortable topics because of the assumption that the expression of an idea is an incitement for that idea to be realized - begs the question of editorial quality control.
This is such an ignorant take. The silver lining here is that this article serves as an example of obtuse prejudice, which presents the only real danger surrounding the film.
I can't wait to see your next deep dive on something you have no actual knowledge of.
Oakley, thank you so much for laying all of this info out. This is the kind of content that makes NFS great.
Point Break is 100% pure adrenaline
Great article/interview! I employed a lot of the strategies discussed when I made my first feature, Mr Misfortune (https://vimeo.com/327521448). Before listening to the podcast, I was on the fence about diving into another no budget feature, but maybe that's the way to go. Worst case scenario - it informs future films.
Thanks for demystifying the AFM, Evan. I've heard several takes on it, the best of which amounted to a shrug from someone with access to free guest passes. I didn't go this year (coincidentally the year I completed my first feature, Mr Misfortune), and I was wondering if it was a missed opportunity. It sounds like going would have yielded little to no results. Thanks for the reassurance that I probably made the right decision!