darren428
40 Brooklyn, United States
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My self-summary
Documentary filmmaker, native New Yorker, Artist, Musician, do-gooder. I have eclectic, refined taste and a few gifts that i try to use to help people, and above all else, to learn something new. funny, good listener, GGG and all around hard working guy from fine Brooklyn stock.
What I’m doing with my life
I'm the owner of a small video production company. Through my job i've had the chance to meet some really amazing people who are involved in social policy at both the governmental and grassroots levels, and i'm very proud that my paychecks come from things i believe in. In fact, when developers bought my building and started trying to force us out of our stabilized apartments to build condos, some of the same organizations ive worked with were the first ones to offer us help. Hooray Karma!

Whats most important to me though is my own project- producing my first feature length documentary on a group of young artists in a collective gallery space that i lived in a few years back. Its equal parts coming of age story, art and culture doc, musical, and experimental narrative. Its tough to put your work in a box, but.. lets just say its the film that i wish someone would make, and so i'm making it :)
I’m really good at
impressions, singing harmonies, analogies, slipping in and out of brooklynese.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
Herzog, Cassavetes, Godard, Renoir, that sort of thing. I used to teach film history and aesthetics, but i love all kinds of films. TV not so much.

I used to play in bands, and did experimental music back in the day (That scene is thriving now in Philly, and it warms my heart :) I love collecting records and films.

In spite of the obnoxious aspects of mass sports culture, i'm an avid Mets fan (My cousin actually played for the Mets, and the Dodgers back in the day when they were still in Brooklyn). I'm pretty athletic and ride a few laps around prospect park most nights, and i take pride in my body.

Im pretty widely read, but i wish i had the time for more novels. I tend to read biographies of filmmakers these days, for insight into my work.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Cinema and where its going, gentrification in Brooklyn, the mets bullpen, being a good uncle, my dance moves, margaritas, Gender roles and expression- androgyny is sexy, in and out of the bedroom.
On a typical Friday night I am
Either partying with my friends from the art space, working on my film, or riding my bike in prospect park and trying not to get busted by the cops for being there too late :)
You should message me if
you want to meet that outlier you were wondering about...
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