Monthly Archives: July 2012

FA Article 11: Sam French and Development Pictures

Oh man…I am REALLY letting this stuff slide, huh? I can’t help it, though. New job + trip home + + 100 degree weather + peanut butter chocolate Rice Krispy squares= total lack of motivation. If it makes you feel any better, this is not the only thing I’ve let slip lately (though that makes ME feel a bit worse…)

Oh well. It’s July. Nothing gets done in July.

This week for Film Annex I stumbled upon a really cool interview with Sam French, founder of Development Pictures in Kabul. This is the company that produced Buzkashi Boys,¬†one of the first narrative short films to be shot entirely in Afghanistan. He also talks about the previous total destruction of the Afghan film industry, the role of social media in rebuilding a prosperous country, and, of course, his view on Film Annex’s Afghan Development Project. A cool guy, a great interview–I really recommend you take a look.

Read my blog on Film Annex to find out more.


FA Article #10: Sean Behr from

Next article for Film Annex! And apologies–I should have had a post up last week about…I don’t know, Fraggle Rock or something. But seeing as how I started a new job last Monday (!!!!), time got away from me.

Anyway, this here article is another request from the powers that be (second time they’ve asked me to write on something specific–good sign?) Anyway, this discusses an interview with Sean Behr, general manager at online video and advertising company He talks about his company, his thoughts on the progress of digital media, and why he supports Film Annex’s efforts in Afghanistan.

Read my blog on Film Annex to find out more. Enjoy!