Keeping It Real

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Director Ed Burns decided he’d rather shoot films on a micro-budget, like his first feature The Brothers McMullen, and go straight to video on demand.

“Any professional would tell you, “He’s full of (expletive). You can’t make a movie like that,” and anyone who tells you that doesn’t know what they’re talking about.”


Stephen Elliott is the author of seven books, including the memoir The Adderall Diaries and the novel Happy Baby. He is the founding editor of The Rumpus. His feature film debut, About Cherry, was distributed by IFC. His second movie, based on his novel Happy Baby, is forthcoming. More from this author →