Damn... not the Weta Workshop guy. Oh well. On the other hand, another short résumé! I kinda like those sometimes. Reminds me of my own, I guess.
Anyway, while some filmmakers like Sam Raimi have left Detroit in favour of Hollywood, others have stuck around to try and make sense of it all. That's Daniel Falconer, for one. Judging from the various interviews/reviews of Deforce, clearly he's a guy that's going places. But he's also got a lot to learn as well, if only what's in local city charters. And a shout out from Ken Burns always helps. Lemme tell you something, if the right person calls your film "iconic," there's no stopping you! Hollywood's bound to take notice, maybe begrudgingly so because it's Ken Burns.
But it's not all rage against the machine. Falconer's an actor as well. Take Days Together, where Daniel stars as a guy named Eric. That's more flexibility than, say, Norm MacDonald can show as an actor! Or maybe Tony Danza; he typically plays a guy named Tony. I'm guessing Days Together was not on Burns' radar as much.