I am extremely grateful for the recent workshops that Cinereach provided because they have given me comfort. Upon selection as a fellow, my initial excitement quickly turned to fear. I haven’t made a movie of any significance for two years, and I was worried that my tool belt had grown too rusty.
This fear quickly faded last week. The workshops helped to remind me of what it takes to make a movie, and that the skills I have built up are still there. The knowledge and experience they have surrounded us with took this a step further in creating a comforting cushion that provides me with confidence in moving forward.
“I go to war with everything that doesn’t make sense in a bathtub.” is a special project to me. I began writing it four years ago, when I was still in high school. While the script has changed a great deal over the years, the basic ideas remain the same. It is a story that I think needs to be told because, while it is fictitious, the hypocrisy that I attempt to illustrate in it is something that I witnessed many times in my life.
I look forward to the coming months, watching my story and the compelling stories my fellow fellows have created and/or witnessed become realities.
Jules Monteyne was born in Mount Vernon, Kentucky and grew up in New Orleans. He has been making short films since he was 10 years old and is a recent graduate of the Film and Television Production Program at New York University. Jules’ Reach film, “I Go to War With Everything that Does Not Make Sense in a Bathtub,” it is the story of a delusional child named Charlie, who faces the same racial tension related issues that Monteyne faced growing up in the south.