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The Gills Group

Good morning Maine.

British Vogue

I remember this shoot with @millajovovich so well. It was my last stills shoot before I left the world of fashion for almost two years to make THE RUINS. I’d photographed Milla for my first ever Conde Nast editorial for @allure and even though the story got killed for being too dark and moody (go figure) I remember feeling like I’d “made it”. We shot this image for @britishvogue on a windy day somewhere in Florida.... then I was off the next day to Los Angeles to start official pre production on my fist feature. Makeup by @pollyosmond Hair by @kenorourke1 Styled by @evyanmetzner 🖤

Sundance Film Festival

9,400 short films were submitted to the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. !!!!9,400!!!! 73 were programmed and after seeing them all, we spent the day today deciding which were the films that really stood out. We saw sooo many great shorts from amazing filmmakers and the winners will be revealed tomorrow night at the Shorts Awards Ceremony... 🎞 I have to say that my favorite part about this years Sundance has been my fellow jurors Young Jean Lee and Sheila Vand ( @dontworryitssheila ). It’s been such an inspiring week filled with conversations about storytelling and filmmaking with these two artists. We’d never met before the festival but after our whirlwind week I can’t imagine Park City without them. 🎞 As a filmmaker its easy to lock yourself away between projects - writing and working on your own. But creative community is such an integral part of being an artist. Sundance opened their arms to me when my first short BUGCRUSH played here. They invited me to the Screenwriting Lab and they showed my next short YEARBOOK. They programmed my feature JAMIE MARKS IS DEAD in the US Dramatic Competition section and as a filmmaker it’s been so incredible to have the support of such an amazing community. Thank you @sundanceorg 🖤

Sundance Film Festival

RISK INDEPENDENCE is the Sundance 2019 slogan. Risk is such an important part of being an artist - one that’s easy to forget when everything is going smoothly and you’ve got happy clients and a healthy bank account. 🐛 Challenging yourself with the stories you tell and the art you make isn’t easy. Walking away from something that’s become routine is terrifying. 📷 Fashion photography has been good to me. But at a certain point I had to be honest with myself - taking pretty pictures wasn’t enough for me. It wasn’t feeding me creatively anymore. I still LOVE taking pictures - but there are so many stories I want to tell that dont “fit” in the world of fashion. 🎞 Dark and disturbing stories about being an outsider and the risks we take to make connections. That’s what BUGCRUSH was about. Once I made that film I knew I would never be able to look at fashion the same again. . . . #allthedeadboys #riskindependence #midnightmadness #audienceofone #horror #queerfear #scaredstiff #lonelyboy #doyouliketowatch #horrorgay #darkmaterials #darkqueer #personalwork #atdb #horroraddict #horrornerd #gayboyproblems #ilovehorror #gayhorror #horrorjunkie #queerhorror #deadboysdoitbetter #darkarts #darkanddirty

Bailey Island, Maine

Why does Maine inspire so many creepy stories? From vampires to werewolves to ghosts of sailors lost at sea - Maine has long been the go-to setting for stories both dark and disturbing. No doubt in large part due to local hero Stephen King - who finds endless ways to make this pine tree state so unsettling. 🌲 The thing is - when you’re here - and it’s dark and stormy outside and the wind is howling through the trees - it’s easy to believe that a shapeshifting beast might be lurking in the shadows... That the friendly old man at the flea market might secretly be practicing some Lovecraftian ritual in the dirt floored basement of his rural farmhouse... That there really is a faint ghostly voice on the howling wind... 🌒 Or maybe it’s just the Winter - getting to me. But I have a feeling it’s more than just the Winter... . . . #allthedeadboys #midnightmadness #audienceofone #horror #queerfear #scaredstiff #lonelyboy #doyouliketowatch #horrorgay #darkmaterials #darkqueer #personalwork #atdb #horroraddict #horrornerd #ilovehorror #gayhorror #horrorjunkie #queerhorror #deadboysdoitbetter #darkarts #darkanddirty #creepymaine

Sundance Film Festival

I’m going (back) to Sundance! 🖤 Soooo excited to be heading off to Park City in a few days as a Juror for the Sundance Film Festival Shorts program! My first short film BUGCRUSH won the Jury prize at Sundance when it premiered there back in 2006 - and it doesn’t seem like that long ago I was roaming around Park City handing out little homemade BUGCRUSH buttons and nervously awaiting our screenings. Trying to figure out what exactly I was supposed to be doing while I was there. It was the first time I’d ever even BEEN to a film festival. 🎞 I thought I’d made a movie that only a few dark and artsy freakish types (like me:) would like.... but after BUGCRUSH played, I would hang around outside the theater - anxious to talk to any and everyone about my film. I was shocked at who approached me to say how much it affected them. Middle aged women. Straight teenagers. Hipsters. The film (based on the brilliant short story by @scotttreleaven) tapped into some pretty universal themes of longing and desire - and got under the skin of a much wider audience than I ever imagined. 🐛 If anything - the gays were the least receptive to the story of a high school crush gone horribly wrong. When the film later played at queer festivals I discovered gay men seemed to like their films with lots of naked boys and happy feel-good endings (which - spoiler alert - BUGCRUSH - most definitely does NOT have.) Horrible generalization - I know - but it was 2006 and thats what it felt like at the time. Gay Horror and Queer Fear were definitely not “a thing”. Now we’ve got podcasts like #HORRORQUEERS by @tracedthurman and @bstolemyremote and @queerwolfpod and HORROR and GAY are no longer mutually exclusive.... 🎞 Who’s going to be at Sundance? What are you excited to see? 📷 This photo of Donald Cumming as GRANT was taken by @srsheridan on set in Bowdoinham, Maine . . #allthedeadboys #midnightmadness #audienceofone #horror #queerfear #scaredstiff #lonelyboy #partyboy #loverboy #doyouliketowatch #horrorgay #darkmaterials #sucker #darkqueer #personalwork #atdb #horroraddict #horrornerd #gayboyproblems #ilovehorror #gayhorror #horrorjunkie #queerhorror #deadboysdoitbetter #darkarts #darkanddirty

Bailey Island, Maine

Anyone here do Morning Pages? I’ve been doing them (off and on but mostly on) ever since I first read Julia Camerons THE ARTISTS WAY almost 25 years ago. I started filling up brown craft paper Moleskine notebooks (lined) and never looked back. 🖊 When I’m doing them I’m amazed by how great it feels to spend some time each morning without email or insta or anything else (except coffee). Just a pen and paper and 20 minutes to write about whatever comes out. My handwriting isn’t great - and to be honest a lot of the time I cant even read what I’ve written if I go back to it later - but they aren’t meant to be re read. Just to be written. 📖 Thanks @mauramcevoy for this picture from The Red House 🌊 . . . #visitmaine #baileyisland #stayandwander #thegillsgroup #wakeuphere #mainetheway #thenortheastcollective #mainelife #maineislandrental #eastcoastcreatives #getoutside #headnorth #travelmore #exploremaine #thewaylifeshouldbe #islandcottage #llbeanmoment #theviewfromhere #207 #vacationland #mainecoast #capturemaine #101lobsters #maine #maineescape #mainesmidcoast #my207 #maine_igers #themainemag #lovemaine

Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro

☀️@katehudson for @elleusa with @mrjoezee @davidbabaii @shalterman and forgive me but I’m blanking on who did makeup....

Rio de Janeiro

🖤 ! Oh Rio ! 🖤

LOVE HER 🖤 @dakotajohnson for @vanityfairitalia 🖤 with @peggyrice 🖤 @marktownsend1 🖤 @melaniemakeup 🖤 @ashley_johnson 🖤

The Gills Group

💫Happy Happy Merry Merry💫 from a little island in Maine (repost from @thegillsgroup) 🌲 #visitmaine #baileyisland #stayandwander #thegillsgroup #wakeuphere #mainetheway #thenortheastcollective #mainelife #maineislandrental #eastcoastcreatives #getoutside #headnorth #travelmore #exploremaine #thewaylifeshouldbe #islandcottage #llbeanmoment #theviewfromhere #207 #vacationland #mainecoast #capturemaine #101lobsters #maine #maineescape #mainesmidcoast #my207 #maine_igers #themainemag #lovemaine

✏️Drawing by Paul P aka @paulp_doe_ye_nexte_thynge ✏️

The Gills Group

Home. Every time I walk across this little wooden bridge down toward the Gun Club - the ocean and sky opening up into this huge expanse - I feel my shoulders drop a bit. You can’t help but slow down when you arrive at a spot like this. 🌊 These days there are no guns here at the “Gun Club” (unless you count glue guns). The cottage came with the name because when it was built in 1890 it was used as a cabin for duck hunting. Even today ducks are always nearby - sheltered from the wind and bobbing silently along the shoreline. In Winter the wind comes mostly from the West - so this East facing side of the island is mostly peaceful and calm. 🌊 What’s your “happy place”? . . . . . . . . . #exploremore #visitmaine #baileyisland #stayandwander #thegillsgroup #wakeuphere #mainetheway #thenortheastcollective #mainelife #maineislandrental #eastcoastcreatives #getoutside #headnorth #travelmore #exploremaine #thewaylifeshouldbe #islandcottage #llbeanmoment #theviewfromhere #207 #vacationland #maine #maineescape #mainesmidcoast #my207 #maine_igers

HAPPY MONDAY 💙 Lucky Blue Smith for GQ 💙 @luckybsmith @gqaustralia grooming by @mirachai styled by @warrenalfiebaker 💙

The Gills Group

I know it’s time to replace some of the siding on The Boathouse.... but it’s so beautiful I don’t want to. 🦞 photo of @thegillsgroup by @mauramcevoy. . . . . . . . . #exploremore #visitmaine #baileyisland #stayandwander #thegillsgroup #wakeuphere #mainetheway #thenortheastcollective #mainelife #maineislandrental #eastcoastcreatives #getoutside #headnorth #travelmore #exploremaine #thewaylifeshouldbe #islandcottage #llbeanmoment #theviewfromhere #207 #vacationland #mainecoast #capturemaine #101lobsters #apoundoftobaccoandagallonofrum #maine #maineescape #mainesmidcoast #my207 #maine_igers

The Gills Group

Now that THEGILLSGROUP.com is up and running - I’ve been going back through my property listings on VRBO. Tweaking and updating and playing around with the images and descriptions. 🌊 This is a shot of one of the bathrooms at The Gills (the original cottage I bought on Bailey Island and where this whole Gills Group thing started). When I bought the house I got all of the furniture in it as well - including this amazing blue painted dresser which I 💙 SIDE NOTE - how come when I paint furniture it never comes out as well as this ? (Probably my impatience and not enough coats of paint...?) 🌊 If you’re curious about the cottages or Maine or Bailey Island in general check out THEGILLSGROUP.com . I’m super proud of how it turned out - and after keeping my distance for a bit after it went live - (I’d gone into a Wordpress deep dive rabbit hole) - I’ve been getting back into it. Mainly the 101LOBSTERS section (which is basically a blog) about lobster of course but also some of my favorite places to shop and explore along the coast. Working now on finally finishing my recipe for SMOKEY LOBSTER STEW... 🦞 . . . . . . . . . . . . . #exploremore #visitmaine #baileyisland #stayandwander #thegillsgroup #wakeuphere #mainetheway #thenortheastcollective #mainelife #maineislandrental #eastcoastcreatives #getoutside #headnorth #travelmore #exploremaine #thewaylifeshouldbe #islandcottage #llbeanmoment #theviewfromhere #207 #vacationland #mainecoast #capturemaine #101lobsters #apoundoftobaccoandagallonofrum #maine #maineescape #mainesmidcoast #my207 #maine_igers

The Gills Group

Excited to be heading back here soon...

Jennifer Lawrence for @elleusa ⚡️ syled by @mrjoezee ⚡️ hair by @davidbabaii ⚡️makeup by @rachelgoodwinmakeup

There’s so much I love about this photo. 🌲 I love that Kaia and Presley had the hugest smiles on their faces as they jumped. I love that Cindy and Rande were in the boat with me - and their smiles were just as wide as their kids. We were shooting for Vogue and it was an idyllic peek into the gorgeous life they’ve made on their little Canadian island. 🌲 I also love the absolute freedom and abandon. Makes me think about how tentative and measured so much of life can be. When was the last time you felt as free as these two? When did you jump wholeheartedly off the deep end on some creative project or goal? 🌲 Makes me want to do it more often.

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