“Burbank Director Injects Cancer Tale With Comedy” From San Fernando Valley Business Journal

“Burbank Director Injects Cancer Tale With Comedy” From San Fernando Valley Business Journal

Burbank Director Injects Cancer Tale With Comedy FILM: ‘Quality Problems’ portrays the disease’s effect on quirky family. By Mark Madler Monday, August 10, 2015 Independent filmmaker Brooke Purdy wants to get some laughs out of a serious topic – cancer. The Burbank resident is in the midst of filming “Quality Problems,” a feature-length comedy about the aftermath of ... Read More
 
SCOTT OKAMOTO- GUEST BLOG

SCOTT OKAMOTO- GUEST BLOG

Please check out Scott Okamoto’s Blog about his experience dealing with his wife, Geri’s Cancer. The blog is funny and touching and they both PLAY in a band- doesn’t get cooler than that. http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/geriokamoto
 
FRYING PAN- FIRE- GERONIMO!

FRYING PAN- FIRE- GERONIMO!

Okay- so we just wrapped our 3rd weekend of this initial “test” phase of the shoot. We got ALL out intended scenes done. I can’t even muster all the energy needed here to write about how hard. How AMAZING. How educational. How INTENSE. How hot. How emotional and how fattening this was for me. (I ... Read More
 
Juggling Roles

Juggling Roles

So, in the shooting that we have done I am learning MANY lessons. Some easy- (keep Red Vines within reach) and some more difficult- (even “deals” cost something). This past weekend was another learning process. Our cast & crew are amazing. We have managed to assemble a group of folks who are both talented AND ... Read More
 
“FORREST GUMPING” YOUR SHOT LISTS

“FORREST GUMPING” YOUR SHOT LISTS

So, yes- I DID go to film school. An excellent one, in fact, Tisch at New York University. Graduated with a BFA in Film & Television Production and a minor in Dramatic Writing… But that was in 1992. It may as well have been in the 1800’s for what has happened to Film and filmmaking ... Read More
 
DREAM TEAM

DREAM TEAM

So, it is now 1am and we are going on “vacation” in 7 hours. We are NOT packed and the house is chaos. Welcome to indy filmmaking. Whatever the case- our 1st weekend was AMAZING. Seriously. Doug & I were just consistently INSPIRED by everyone on our “dream team” at every turn. We stayed up ... Read More
 
BEAUTIFUL, BALD BADASS

BEAUTIFUL, BALD BADASS

So, I spend a fair amount of time these days in my head. Shot lists, wardrobe, social media, are we gonna go broke- then kids, hubby, workouts, clients- you get it… So, the other day I was driving home and glanced over at the bike path. And I was brought right back to reality. To ... Read More
 
REALITY BREAK

REALITY BREAK

So, I was collecting wise, well-thought, reflective, on-topic things to say here ALL WEEK. But it’s my kid’s BIRTHDAY WEEK. If you’ve ever been a kid, a parent or read of either in books- you KNOW the all-consuming demands of “Birthday Week”. So, Max’s birthday (On Friday, he turns 11 and yes, it’s all going ... Read More