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Indie writer-director of post-9/11 thriller 'Retina' a multitasking whiz

Indie writer-director of post-9/11 thriller 'Retina' a multitasking whiz

Carlos Ferrer's incarnations ran wild during the six years he performed virtually every facet, except acting, in making the thriller "Retina": The producer in him worried about cost overruns; his inner special effects persona loved explosions; his sound editor fixated on footsteps; his composer mingled violins and cellos; his scriptwriter fretted over pacing; his cinematographer summoned shadows; and his director roamed the streets of New York plotting a terrorist attack. A one-man, movie-making posse, Ferrer is proof that the collaborative nature of filmmaking is, at least in certain circles, being redefined by obsessive savants. Much of the technical work on...

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