August 9, 2010

Yes, it’s been awhile since I updated here, and yes, I’ve been slow about returning emails. But there’s a reason for that: The last six months saw the death of my mother, this after my father passed about three years ago. And I found out it’s just different when the second parent dies – it’s the abrupt end of a generation, it’s the winding down of an estate, it’s the clearing out of a house with decades of things both memorable and useless. And all that sorting – sorting of objects and emotions – just takes a little time. And priority.

One of the things I realized had to be addressed were all the old 35mm transparencies and 8mm film my dad had taken over the years. (He shot his movies on a Zeiss Movikon 8, a horizontal format movie camera. Pretty cool for the day. Space-agey. Actually, still cool.)

I made it my task to collect, collate, digitize, and Photoshop all the old stills and then digitize and edit the 8mm films as well. No small task, that. But my big-ass mistake was peeking at my grandfather’s genealogy files, stored in a variety of basements for the last 70 years or so. He was a beast about his genealogy, active for decades, and in his files I found another 1500 family photos – including daguerreotypes, ambrotypes, tintypes – that just cried for attention. Much was wasting away, photos stuck to each other in boxes. So I decided to rescue it all, stopping the degradation by bringing everything into the digital age.

It’s a bitch of a job. But the time was right.

Anyway, with that largely done, now it feels right to get back to work. Hopefully I’ll be in a position to tell everyone soon what the next movie is.


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  1. mariozakall August 15, 2010 at 3:20 am

    Long time, no hear indeed.

    I’m sorry to hear of your mother’s death. My sincere condolences!

    But it’s good to hear that you are fine and ready to get back to work. I hope the next movie is Riddick. Vin said the script is the furthest along, so you should be able to do it right after Fast and Furious 5 and before Triple X 3? :)

  2. aberration7 August 31, 2010 at 11:32 am

    I’d like to offer my sincere condolences for your loss.

    When I feel low, I usually choose one of your movies to cheer me up (most of them are in my own top 10). I really owe you a great deal of positive energy I probably wouldn’t have without your great work.

    So, yeah…. this is nothing but an anonymous comment posted by an anonymous fan from the other side of the world but, believe me, I really mean each word.

    Maybe this little anonymous message can cheer you up a little too…

    All the best,


  3. bilalchohan September 2, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    My condolences, David

    The loss of loved ones is a terrible thing,
    My prayers go out to your family in this difficult time.

    Take Care

  4. sandracailliau March 4, 2011 at 8:25 am

    Mister Twohy…
    Long time no see.
    It would be so nice to hear from you here as a new adventure is about to start. Please, please, keep us updated as well as Vin…We would like to know how things are going.
    Hoping this comment will find you well and running.
    Life is precious , never loose faith and energy.
    Sending all I can find around to you.
    Blessings and kind regards to you. XXX

  5. bilalchohan March 4, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    Indeed, I hope all is well.
    Looking forward to seeing your next film.