Forging a Film

When I moved to Florence with the impossible dream of creating a definitive film about the life of Filippo Brunelleschi, it didn’t seem like a monumental task until others described what I was doing as climbing a huge mountain. Fortunately, I’ve had the...

Hollywood Calling?

This column has been a blessing for me in so many ways. First it keeps me writing. It also keeps me focused on my not so secret Florentine mission: to make the definitive feature film about the life of the great Florentine renaissance man Filippo Brunelleschi. It’s...

Quitters Never Win

  The first article in this column is called “against all odds”. It’s a catchy phrase, I think it was the name of a Hollywood movie. We like to use it when we are talking about underdogs. We like to see people win, follow what they are doing. I’m two years into this...

The Day Pippo died

April 16 is a special day in Florence, and it has become a special day for me, too. It is the anniversary of the death of Filippo Brunelleschi, a day on which I, along with the rest of the city, remember the life of a person who has, in some ways, become an old...