When I was twenty-one, I wrote my first short film. It was about an older woman. I had a list of dream names, one of which was Phyllis Somerville who had just come off “Little Children.” And then one day, she sat next to me at an audition. I worked up the courage to ask if I could send her the script. I don’t know whether I caught her at the right moment or she actually liked the script, but she ultimately agreed to be in it. We didn’t even have a dressing room, but she was game. …


We’re so thrilled to focus with you during this crazy time. As you may have seen, our community is expanding! We’ve welcomed members from 9 new countries, received kind press in Fast Co and HBR, and added 1-hour sprints to the repertoire.

With all this, we’ve come to see that 3.5 hours isn’t always possible for all workers, in all situations, in all parts of the world. Starting June 1, we’re making things a little more flexible:

3.5 hour Caves are becoming:

3 sprints (2.5 hrs) followed by…


Photo by Caterina Berger on Unsplash

On May 15th, I birthday’d-in-place.

I had zero expectations. No, actually, I expected things to feel pandemic-dulled. Quieter, lonelier, disintermediated through Zoom; a sad facsimile of a regular birthday.

But my partner found a way to embrace those constraints. We played a Jeopardy game with videos from friends, we toasted with formerly-stranger neighbors, we ate at a hot new restaurant where you can never get a reservation (but now does delivery!)

We celebrated. And it was exhilarating for us both.

Birthday toast with our neighbors

Birthdays are the one day of the year that we get right on a cosmic…


I sincerely hope you have no use for this article. But if you do, here are some things I learned from leading my first online memorial during the quarantine.

I was skeptical about the format. I was even more skeptical about leading it. In my mind, memorials are run by clergy, funeral directors, and people looking to flex their Universal Life Church Ministery Credentials.

But when my mentor, Franke Reale, passed away, I saw a lot of people grieving and no plans to do anything until we could gather in person. I needed something more immediate and I sensed others…


Perhaps you’ve heard of the S.M.A.R.T. Goals framework:

It’s a great way to make sure you’re setting yourself up for relevant, measurable wins. Props to George T. Doran who’s credited with inventing it in 1981. It’s had a profound impact on how goals and objectives are made and measured in the workplace.

But it’s 2019, and we have more distractions than ever before. We’re working longer hours, doing more tasks, spending more time responding to slacks, pings and things that release dopamine. Goals fall through the cracks; important goals we meant to…


THE PROJECT: NUTS AND BOLTS

YEAR: 2011

ARTIST: JEREMY REDLEAF

CURATOR: ALEX RUBIN

PROJECT TYPE: ORIGINAL SITCOM

OVERVIEW: The staff at New York City’s only 24-hour hardware store try to survive their overnight shift as they encounter strange and stressed customers.


The phrase “‘Almost’ only counts in horseshoes and hand grenades,”

…is a bunch of alpha bullshit.

Almosts are beautiful. We learn from them. They count.

Only 10% of the work I generate as a filmmaker ever comes to market. For every web series or feature film I’ve made, there are stacks of treatments, outlines, and even finished products that didn’t make the cut. Lest you assume it gets easier in fame, Guillermo Del Toro just announced he has 18 completed screenplays that have never been made. 18! …


I’ve been on the road for two weeks and returned to discover that Mo Williams at the US Census wants to count me. Like, really badly.

Mo swung by twice and sent two letters while I was gone. And then I opened the door this morning to find her… about to ring the doorbell.

“It’s you! Finally! I’d really love to talk,” Mo said.

“Uh, hi, I’m running out. How long will this take?” I responded.

“I won’t lie to you. I need a solid forty minutes. But what we’re doing is really important. …


I’ve been on the road for two weeks and returned to discover that Mo Williams at the US Census wants to count me. Like, really badly.

Mo swung by twice and sent two letters while I was gone. And then I opened the door this morning to find her… about to ring the doorbell.

“It’s you! Finally! I’d really love to talk,” Mo said.

“Uh, hi, I’m running out. How long will this take?” I responded.

“I won’t lie to you. I need a solid forty minutes. But what we’re doing is really important. …

Jeremy Redleaf

Filmmaker and Entrepeneur. Co-founder of Caveday

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