Category Archives: Pope Michael
When I was an undergrad at Notre Dame, I made a short called “Pope Michael”, about a guy in Kansas who believed that we was the rightfully-elected Roman Catholic pope. I loved making it, and soon after I graduated I decided to make a full-length documentary. I believed it warranted the full-length treatment because there were new characters (two young followers moving in with him and his mother) and new situations to explore (Pope Michael going to Kansas University to give a talk).
Last month I released “Pope Michael” for free online (you can see it here). It’s a testament to the level of technology that the web has risen to over the past four years for me to embed my entire documentary in HD right here below this paragraph:
I think the second most famous cliche of people who are interested in film or video (behind “What I really want to do is direct”) is “I have a documentary in the works”, so I feel like I’ve fit the bill for that one quite nicely over the past few years.
I’ve been working on a documentary since late 2007, and filming since the summer of 2008, so its started to seem like a project that just never ends. However, the light at the end of the (production) tunnel is in sight! I hope to have the documentary finished by mid to late January.