JOSHUA CALDWELL

Director, Producer, Writer

Internal Shit vs. External Good

If an idea is shit but it was developed by a company internally, they'll do what they can to make it. If an idea is good but not great (but better than the internal idea) and it came from an outside source, the company won't have any interest or will look for reasons to not do it.

Your idea can't just be okay. It has to to be so good that a company is willing to overlook the fact that they didn't come up with it themselves. That's what you're up against.

My 2016 Read/Watched List

As many of you know, every year Steven Soderbergh posts a list of the things he's watched and read. After seeing his list last year I thought it would be fun to try and do the same. So, here it is, my read/watched list for 2016!

You'll sometimes notice big gaps in dates. This is primarily due to the two features, digital pilot and short film that I directed over the past year. I wish I had more time to read and watch and it feels like there's a lot of things I didn't get a chance to see yet, especially as we got closer to the end of the year.

In 2016, I saw 60 films, watched multiple episodes of 21 TV shows and read 45 books.

I did not include the 50+ times I saw the movie CARS with my son. 

Here's the key:

BOLD CAPS = MOVIE (at home or in theater)

CAPS = TV SHOWS (includes Netflix)

Lowecase Italicized = Books

 

01/01/16 – JESSICA JONES

01/02/16 – THE BIG SHORT, Self and Soul: A Defense of Ideals

01/04/16 – ROOM

01/05/16 – MAKING A MURDERER

01/06/16 - MAKING A MURDERER

01/07/16 - MAKING A MURDERER

01/08/16 – THE REVENANT, MAKING A MURDERER

01/09/16 – MISSION IMPOSSIBLE: ROGUE NATION, Naked Lunch

01/11/16 – Production on NEGATIVE

01/12/16 – Production on NEGATIVE

01/13/16 - Production on NEGATIVE

01/14/16 - Production on NEGATIVE

01/16/16 - Production on NEGATIVE, BE SOMEBODY

01/17/16 – THE KNICK

01/18/16 – 13 HOURS, THE KNICK, Sheltering Sky

01/19/16 – THE KNICK

01/20/16 – The Sheltering Sky

01/21/16 – THE KNICK, The Sheltering Sky

01/22/16 – BE SOMEBODY, THE KNICK, The Sheltering Sky

01/24/16 – The Sheltering Sky

01/25/16 – The Sheltering Sky

01/26/16 – The Sheltering Sky

01/27/16 – Let It Come Down

01/28/16 - Let It Come Down

01/29/16 - Let It Come Down

01/30/16 - Let It Come Down

01/31/16 - Let It Come Down

02/01/16 – RESERVOIR DOGS

02/02/16 – SYRIANA, Let It Come Down

02/03/16 – BE SOMEBODY, Let It Come Down

02/12/16 – BEASTS OF NO NATION

02/13/16 – Zero, Zero, Zero

02/14/16 – TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SPY, Zero, Zero, Zero

02/15/16 – David vs. Goliath

02/17/16 – David vs. Goliath

02/18/16 – David vs. Goliath

03/17/16 – CURB YOU ENTHUSIASM, BOSCH

03/18/16 – CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM, BOSCH

03/19/16 – CHINATOWN, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

03/21/16 – BE SOMEBODY, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

03/22/16 – CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM3

03/23/16 – TOO LATE, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

03/24/16 – Big Magic, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

03/25/16 – Big Magic, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

03/26/16 – Perfidia, CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

03/27/15 – Perfidia, OCEAN’S 11

03/28/16 – BATMAN V SUPERMAN, MIDNIGHT SPECIAL, CAN’T HARDLY WAIT, Perfidia

03/29/16 – Perfidia, SPY GAME

03/30/16 – DRIVE, Perfidia

03/31/16 – L.A. CONFIDENTIAL

04/01/16 – Motorcycles I’ve Loved

04/02/16 – No Place to Hide

04/03/16 – No Place to Hide, WONDER LIST

04/04/16 – CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM

04/06/16 – Lonesome Traveler

04/07/16 – Lonesome Traveler

04/09/16 – Lonesome Traveler, BE SOMEBODY

04/10/16 – The Obstacle Is The Way, NORTH BY NORTHWEST

04/11/16 – The Black Dahlia

04/12/16 – The Black Dahlia

04/13/16 – The Black Dahlia

04/18/16 - The Big Nowhere

04/19/16 - The Big Nowhere

04/20/16 - The Big Nowhere

04/23/16 -  L.A. Confidential

04/24/16 -  L.A. Confidential

04/26/16 -  L.A. Confidential

04/28/16 -  L.A. Confidential

04/29/16 - THREE DAYS OF THE CONDOR

05/02/16 - THE CONVERSATION

05/03/16 - White Jazz

05/04/16 - White Jazz

05/06/16 - White Jazz

05/07/16 - White Jazz

05/09/16 - HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

05/11/16 - HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

05/12/16 - HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

05/13/16 - GREEN ROOM

05/15/16 – VERTIGO, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

05/16/16 – TO CATCH A THIEF, HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

05/18/16 – NEGATIVE

05/19/16 - HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

05/21/16 - HOW TO GET AWAY WITH MURDER

05/30/16 – BLOODLINE, CHEF’S TABLE

06/01/16 – BLOODLINE, Between the World and Me

06/03/16 – THE NICE GUYS, BLOODLINE

06/04/16 – ALI, Between the World and Me, A Burglar’s Guide to the City

06/05/16 – ZOOTOPIA, BLOODLINE

06/06/16 – MICHAEL CLAYTON, BLOODLINE

06/09/16 – BE SOMEBODY, Everybody Behaves Badly

06/10/16 – Everybody Behaves Badly

06/11/16 – Everybody Behaves Badly

06/12/16 – BLOODLINE, Everybody Behaves Badly

06/13/16 – BE SOMEBODY

06/15/16 – A Burglar’s Guide to the City, ME EARL AND THE DYING GIRL

06/16/16 – BLOODLINE

06/18/16 – CHEF’S TABLE, FLESH AND BONE, A Burglar’s Guide to the City, 30 Million Words

06/19/16 – CHEF’S TABLE, 30 Million Words

06/21/16 - CHEF’S TABLE, 30 Million Words

06/22/16 - Terrance Malick: Rehearsing the Unexpected.

06/23/16 - Terrance Malick: Rehearsing the Unexpected

06/24/16 - THE NEON DEMON, Terrance Malick: Rehearsing the Unexpected

06/26/16 – MY LIFE DIRECTED BY NICOLAS WINDING REFN, Terrance Malick: Rehearsing the Unexpected

06/27/16 – PUBLIC ENEMIES, CHEF’S TABLE, GAME OF THRONES

06/28/16 – GAME OF THRONES, Public Enemies

06/29/16 – Public Enemies, GAME OF THRONES

06/30/16 – The 4 Hour Workweek, GAME OF THRONES

07/01/16 – ON THE ROAD, The 4 Hour Workweek

07/02/16 – Catch and Release: Trout Fishing and the Meaning of Life. 

07/03/16 - Catch and Release: Trout Fishing and the Meaning of Life, The Constant Gardener

07/05/16 – The Constant Gardener, SENSE8

07/09/16 – On The Road

07/10/16 – On The Road

07/11/16 – VALLEY OF THE DOLLS, On The Road

07/12/16 – On The Road

07/13/16 – WALL-E

07/14/16 - The Passenger

07/15/16 – The Passenger

07/16/16 – The Passenger

07/17/16 – Travels with Charley

07/18/16 – Travels with Charley, THUNDER ROAD (SHORT)

07/20/16 – Travels with Charley

07/21/16 – SICARIO

07/22/16 – Travels with Charley

07/24/16 – Travels with Charley

07/29/16 – JASON BOURNE, A Burglar’s Guide to the City, THE THIN RED LINE

08/4/16 – NERVE

08/5/15 – Talk Like TED, BETTER CALL SAUL

08/14/16 – BETTER CALL SAUL

08/15/16 – INSOMNIA, THE WEST WING, BETTER CALL SAUL

08/17/16 – THE WEST WING

08/18/16 – NEGATIVE

08/19/16 – THE NIGHT OF, THE AMERICAN

08/20/16 – MR. ROBOT

08/21/16 – MR. ROBOT, EX-MACHINA

08/22/16 – MR. ROBOT, WAR DOGS

08/23/16 – MR. ROBOT, HELL OR HIGH WATER

08/25/16 – THE LIMEY, MYSTIC RIVER, The Burglar’s Guide to the City

08/26/16 – The Burglar’s Guide to the City

08/30/16 – THE NIGHT OF, Expiration Date

08/31/16 – Expiration Date

09/1/16 – THE NIGHT OF, Miami Noir, The Obstacle is the Way

09/2/16 – THE NIGHT OF, The Obstacle is the Way, Miami Noir

09/3/16 – THE NIGHT OF, Originals, The Night Manager

09/4/16 - THE NIGHT OF, Originals, The Night Manager

09/5/16 – The Night Manager

09/6/16 – 9/14/16 – The Night Manager, Originals, The Obstacle is the Way, The Doubter’s Almanac

09/16/16 – ATLANTA, A Perfect Spy

09/17/16 – ATLANTA, A Perfect Spy

09/18/16 – ATLANTA, The Road to Character

09/19/16 – A Perfect Spy

09/25/16 – BACK TO THE FUTURE

09/28/16 – BACK TO THE FUTURE: PART II

09/29/16 – ATLANTA, The Road to Character

09/30/16 – THE NEON DEMON, Washington: A Life

10/1/16 – Washington: A Life

10/2/16 – Washington: A Life, WESTWORLD

10/3/16- Washington: A Life

10/4/16 – Washington: A Life

10/9/16 – The Unknown Kerouac

10/10/16 – The Unknown Kerouac

10/12/16 – ATLANTA, The Unknown Kerouac, Washington: A Life

10/15//16 – WESTWORLD, Washington: A Life

10/16/16 – BACK TO THE FUTURE PART III

10/17/16 – PORTLANDIA, The Unknown Kerouac, On Writing Well, Washington: A Life

10/18/16 – On Writing Well, Washington: A Life

10/19/16 – Daily Rituals

10/20/16 – PORTLANDIA, Washington: A Life

10/21/16 - ATLANTA

10/22/16 – Ego Is The Enemy

10/24/16 – Washington: A Life

10/25/16 – Ego Is The Enemy, Washington: A Life

10/26/16 – LAST OF THE MOHICANS, ATLANTA, Ego Is The Enemy, Washington: A Life

10/27/16 – MOONLIGHT, WITNESS, PARTS UNKNOWN: MEXICO CITY Ego Is The Enemy

10/28/16 – Ego Is The Enemy

10/29/16 – MAN ON FIRE, Dialogue

11/1/16 - 11/6/16 - Production on CIUDAD.

11/11/16 – Washington: A Life

11/12/16 – GOOD NIGHT AND GOOD LUCK

11/14/16 – THE INSIDER

11/16/16 - 12/15/16 - Production and post on New Form Digital Pilot.

12/19/16 – MANCHESTER BY THE SEA

12/22/16 – ARRIVAL, Sapiens

12/23/16 – Sapiens

12/24/16 – Sapiens

12/25/16 – NEGATIVE, The Oliver Stone Experience

12/26/16 – The Oliver Stone Experience

12/30/16 – Sapiens, The Oliver Stone Experience

12/31/16 - Sapiens