From the Zen Koan:
before enlightenment chop wood carry water,
after enlightenment chop wood carry water.
Basically, just do the work Grasshopper. On every project we keep the focus on craft and story. We employ and collaborate with a talented team of producers, shooters and editors. The two principals of Chop Wood Carry Water are Doug Karr and Edward Boyce.
Writer/director Doug Karr’s adventures are as diverse as his films: hanging out in war torn countries, sneaking into mental institutions, and lighting cars on fire in confined spaces. Since 1997 Karr has written, directed and produced over a dozen award winning films that have reached audiences worldwide. He’s currently spending as much time as possible locked up in corrections facilities, researching his new narrative feature film “My Thermonuclear Family.”
Edward Boyce came to filmmaking after maxing out the left-side of his brain with a civil engineering degree. Hanging a U-turn, he spent six-months at a Buddhist monastery then re-entered the world to work for five years as a magazine writer and editor, always gravitating toward moving pictures. With the belief that the world is better when people can share their stories with each other, he’s spent the last six years developing scripts; creating motion graphics; editing films and commercials; and shooting and directing documentaries.