About the project
What made you go with this concept for FAIL?
Amy and I started kicking around ideas and we realized our own self doubt is a natural part of the creative process. What’s interesting is we weren’t doubting how the audience would receive the ideas, we were doubting the ideas themselves based on our own personal expectations and the high standards we set for ourselves. My film and Mike’s character shows how far self-doubt can take us from seeing the value of our work. You don’t even know what the character created. All you know is that he’s tormented by the fact that it might be hated by someone, ultimately proving that his work sucks. In my mind, every idea is just a starting point. It needs feedback and development to become bulletproof. And even then there are always ways to enhance it even more. I hope people can laugh with us if they see parts of themselves in this film.
About the Filmmaker
Tim Wainwright, Producer, Director,
Director of Iphoneography
Amy Bown, Writer
Michael Koldan, Actor
DAVID BOWIE FAIL
It’s been called “the coolest mug shot ever.” Rock icon David Bowie, who was born on January 8, 1947, was arrested in Rochester on marijuana possession charges in 1976, after a concert appearance. Bowie later plead innocent to the charges and said he was “flattered and honored” by the hundreds of local fans who turned out for his arraignment. Bowie’s mug shot was discovered in 2007 among the estate of a retired Rochester police officer.
Illustration via @dellarious