My best friend growing up was Ted Falagan. We met in the fourth grade and he was my best friend all the way through high school. There was nobody I was more close to (outside my own family) in my formative years. We were into sci-fi, comic books, movies, and television.
He has been making movies as long as I can remember. We used to make little films on a bulky camcorder around our houses growing up. He’s still making movies in San Diego (with a troupe of actors called the Fault Line Players), but now he’s doing it professionally.
One of the nice things about the internet age is that I can see my friend’s movies online even when I am on the other side of the world. While his films regularly appear in film festivals around the states, some of them have recently been put up on Youtube. Most of them can be found here and here.
Here’s one of my favourite movies available at the moment, although there are other good ones: