Jim Dodson

Sundance short take

Jim Dodson began his career in production and then moved to the executive suite. “I soon realized that no one was going to let a studio exec direct a movie,” says Dodson, a former veep of production at Fox. He made his eight-minute short, “David Mamet’s Gilded Stones,” with the idea of reinventing himself and quit his lucrative day job to return to filmmaking full time. “No one is going to offer financial security to go after your dream,” he muses. Based on a one-act play, the short satirizes scribe Mamet’s style and stars Elizabeth Perkins and Rosanna Arquette. Dodson enlisted the help of d.p. Julio Macat (“Bringing Down the House”) and then edited the piece on his desktop computer.

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