my new job and why it made me disappear

Well, it’s been a while since I’ve posted. A few folks have been asking where I’d disappeared to, so I figured I’d catch everyone up. In September of 2009 I took the first full-time job I’ve had since 2002. Well, that’s not entirely true… it’s the first full-time job working for someone else. See, back […]

where the wild things are – review

Where The Wild Things Are – a disappointing imbalance of dramatic and thematic intent. I knew going in. I’d heard the reports, seen the reviews, and I knew. “It’s awfully dark,” they’d say. “It’s not a kid’s movie.” “But it’s a kid’s book,” I’d say. “It’s about a boy who imagines a land with friendly […]

Positive feedback on the Faeries script feels so good

Although our screenplay “Faeries” didn’t win at Shriekfest, we still got to see the judge’s notes… those kind folks who put so much time into reading all those screenplays. We’re feeling pretty good about what they had to say… A lively, unusual slasher movie that delivers plenty of gore, and introduces a new set of […]

Faeries at Shriekfest Film Festival

Let’s get the news out of the way right off the bat: Faeries did not bring home an award in the screenplay competition. But the good news is, the grapevine tells us that we were a very close runner up, and an unofficial judge ‘s favorite for commercial appeal and shootability. Moreover, we walked away […]

paying to pitch

There are lots of sites and services that charge writers or filmmakers for the opportunity to “pitch” their projects. And there are just as many filmmakers and writers who decry the practice as an outright scam focused on simply taking the money of starry-eyed newbies with no intention of ever really making their movie (see […]