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WASHINGTON, DC, Day 33 of 40 — When I first began to contemplate this project a couple of years ago, I never realized it would be so timely. Even as recently as this spring, when I traveled to Mexico to shoot the pilot documentary, I didn’t realize it would become so important. FREELANCERS began as […]

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FREELANCERS to Baltimore: “Thank You!”

BALTIMORE, MD, 2 December 2017 — Our Team sets up for the screening of the rough cut for FREELANCERS with Bill Gentile at El Bufalo Tequila Bar & Kitchen. From left are Doyle Cowart, me (Bill Gentile) Matt Cipollone and Danielle Criss. Missing from the core team is Esther Gentile who, I believe, made this […]

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FREELANCERS and Human Nature

WASHINGTON, DC, Day 23 of 40 — Freelance foreign correspondent David Agren uses a cell phone to make images of fireworks at the city of Tultepec, just north of Mexico City. David is one of the characters in my upcoming documentary series, FREELANCERS, about the new generation of journalists filling the void left by mainstream […]

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FREELANCERS and Photojournalists

WASHINGTON, DC, Day 19 of 40 — Patrick Tombola is a documentary photographer concentrating on long-term personal projects and editorial work in Latin America, Europe and the Middle East. He’s covered conflict from Syria to El Salvador. He’s also one of the characters in my documentary series, FREELANCERS. I met Patrick in the Mexican border […]

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FREELANCERS and Friendships

WASHINGTON, DC, Day 18 of 40 — Keith Dannemiller (R) and I walk through Mexico City’s Centro Historico on the way to one of his favorite coffee shops. I visited Keith during a March 2017 production trip shooting the pilot episode for my upcoming documentary series, FREELANCERS. Keith was essential to the “pre-production” stage of […]

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FREELANCERS and the Mexican Drug War

WASHINGTON, DC, Day 16 of 40 — Ioan Grillo is an extraordinarily successful freelance journalist. He has reported on Latin America since 2001 for international media including The New York Times, Time magazine, Reuters, CNN, the Associated Press (AP), PBS NewsHour, the Houston Chronicle, CBC, and the Sunday Telegraph, and more. Dan Rather called Grillo’s […]

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