2019

Wrote a new feature script: INCUBATOR. And I’m making the movie!

April 6, 2019 // 0 Comments

LOGLINE: When two tech bros move their startup incubator into a “murder house,” they find themselves haunted by a dead girl’s ghost, and by the former tenants, gentrified out to make way for them. Logline’s a bit long but I’ve found that leaving out the “gentrified” part makes it sound like a comedy to some people. Of course there’s humor because I wrote it, but it’s “social horror.” It revolves around the coming jobpocalypse as AI demolishes all the jobs that consist only of what a Brookings Institute report calls “routine task content.” I call them “binder jobs” – jobs where all you do is execute rule sets from “the binder,” no exceptions, no appeal, no variations. TL;DR, don’t go into Payroll thinking that’s going to be a career in five years. There’s a lot more to the social subtexts but, you know, explaining everything I’m putting in it just ruins [MORE]

I’m on the latest Let’s Get Dangerous podcast!

February 26, 2019 // 0 Comments

With my buddies Michael Graham and Uriel Cisneros, having a ball. You don’t want to miss the segment where the guys try and guess (as wrongly as possible) what my gayrom books are about based on the title and covers! https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/anchor-podcasts/lets-get-dangerous [MORE]

“Arriving in 4” is LIVE on Vimeo!

January 2, 2019 // 0 Comments

  Two brothers wait for a car to take them (or not) to their father’s funeral. I’m very happy with this – it’s a “real movie.” My actors, Cody Hamilton and Paul Sean Ward, did a stellar job and my DP Josh Larson delivered amazing footage on my $600 Panasonic Lumix G7. There were some sound problems, oh yeah, including replacing all of the original scene 3 audio with ADR (rerecording the dialogue later in studio). Nothing like filming on a warm Saturday afternoon to make it impossible to cut together takes with chainsaws, airplanes, trucks, children, etc. in the background from one take to another. And, hiding the lavs behind ties meant scritching and scratching to the point where I had to abandon a lot of that material. My next short will be about a movie star having a breakdown on a talk show… because I want to write something where I don’t have to hide the mikes! Pragmatism, right? Learn your lessons, and create within your [MORE]