Wednesday, May 19, 2010

American Messiah now on Hulu

My first feature, the long-titled The Proper Care & Feeding of an American Messiah is now available to watch for free (with ad-support, of course) on Hulu.

See it here:

American Messiah on Hulu

Or watch it below:

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

First ENDINGS Review

Wow, two posts in two days from Hansen? Must be a record (at least by recent standards).

But it's worth raising posting expectations to post a link to a great review of Endings. Mike Everleth over at Bad Lit has been a fan of my work since my first film, and for that I'm grateful.

So - his review of Endings is up on Bad Lit now.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

What's next?

The problem is that I'm not really a multi-tasker. I've always fought the gender discrimination that tells me I am incapable of multi-tasking, but when it comes to my creative projects, I admit I struggle when it comes to juggling more than one at a time.

So now that Endings is in the festival and distribution phase, I'm finally turning to "what's next."

There's the documentary project that I really want to do, and that everyone who hears about it likes. But I can easily convince myself that I'm too inexperienced a documentarian to tackle such a project.

So I think I should write a new feature script and shoot that while also developing the documentary -- but I can't imagine myself working on both at the same time. Splitting my creative focus is tough, especially when balancing the demands of the regular full time work and my family (which, let's face it, when you have four kids, there's not a whole lot of time to spare).

I'm not really looking for any of my readers to give me any advice here (after all, you hardly know the details). I'm just talking to myself here. And tonight I spent trying to find a cheap enough airline ticket to Seattle to be able to go out for the premiere of Endings, so I'm not sure I'm even ready to make the decision right now anyway...