Written by: Tom DiCillo
I came back from San Sebastian in October and immediately began preparing for Sundance. It’s funny; when I was first invited to Sundance in 1990 with Johnny Suede my reaction was hesitation. At that time …
July 27, 2007
The best news about San Sebastian was that Steve Buscemi and his wife Jo Andres were coming. Steve had only seen a rough cut of the film and I wanted him to have the …
July 27, 2007
The next most important festival for us was Toronto, the biggest film festival in North America. It screens thousands of films and it is a huge market for films seeking US distribution. The encouraging …
July 26, 2007
  Shooting ended Dec. 15, 2005. I took a week off to recover then the holidays hit so my first real day in the editing room wasn’t until after New Year’s. I was working …
July 25, 2007
25 days. That’s how long I was on the set directing Delirious. Out of 6 years; 25 days. I’ve often wondered what was my job all the other days--the days before and all the …
July 23, 2007
Oh, I forgot to mention; one of the reasons the financiers agreed to my cast was that I cut 2 million dollars out of the budget. There is only one way to do this; …
July 22, 2007
Since I had now “tricked” the investors into letting me cast Steve Buscemi and Michael Pitt for my male leads they demanded that the part of K’harma be given to a Real Star. So, …
July 20, 2007
The paparazzi idea was one of two that motivated the script. The other was the ferocious addiction to fame and celebrity gripping the world today. People not only want to devour the stars, they …
July 19, 2007
And so, the first sentence; probably typed by 100 million people by now: “This is the first blog I’ve ever written.” The concept is still a little strange to me. I mean, what is …
July 18, 2007

TOM DICILLO

Independent Filmmaker & Musician