October 2018

“A Little Too Broken” Screenplay’s a SEMIFINALIST in Final Draft competition!

October 23, 2018 // 0 Comments

Read the script HERE! Yeah it’s kind of a big deal you know 🙂 Seriously, there are a lot of comps, and I’ve made quarters in a lot of them… along with, in one case, 430 other scripts. Or was it 470? But Final Draft, it’s real baby. They’ve got the categories broken up, so that an action-adventure script isn’t facing off with a romcom. The Diversity category now has 18 semifinalists; I’m not sure when finalists are announced, but yeah I feel good about getting this far. This is the seventh major revision of the screenplay, and it gets better, and places better, each time – so learn to take a good note, kids! And with CRUNCH 2 out in the world, I’m feeling more creative again. I gotta say the financial failure of Stabitha really punched me in the nuts for a while. That, and two months of back problems, really took the wind out of my sails. But I’m coming back to life. HAPPY FAMILIES is still happening, but there’s no [MORE]

CRUNCH Web series Episode Two is LIVE!!!

October 22, 2018 // 2 Comments

This is the second episode in a web series that I’ve been writing and directing for a year and a half. One of the most consistent pieces of advice I get on the Reddit screenwriting sub is to make your own stuff, create your own shorts instead of waiting for permission from gatekeepers, waiting for agents to maybe read your script or contest judges to maybe like it. And I did it. So here’s Crunch the webseries, episodes 1: https://vimeo.com/251681604 And now, just released, episode 2: https://vimeo.com/296187613 Lessons learned after 1.5 years to make 2 shorts, 25 minutes of content? That it’s fucking HARD. If I ever get credited with a famous line like “Nobody knows anything,” it would be, “Movies don’t want to be made.” They will fight you every step of the way, intent on collapsing into black holes. Any screenwriter who’s grumbled, “they ruined my script,” should do what I did. To be the producer, the director, the casting director, the location manager, the [MORE]