New horror project: feedback

Well, we’ve gotten feedback from two of our first-draft readers so far. It was great!! Wow. You guys really put some work into this piece and it shows. Excellent job on many levels … I was intrigued, involved and enjoyed the ride. Felt like a mash-up between Gremlins and The Descent. I don’t think you’ll […]

WGA: Sundance screenwriters on writing for indies

Thanks to my good friend Jeff Palmer for this link: WGA’s Angle On series features a video interview of several screenwriters at Sundance, discussing the constraints and advantages of writing for indie film, and some of the best advice they’ve gotten in their careers.

New horror project: day twelve writing

Excellent progress today. Knocked out 5.5 pages. We’ve really turned a corner with our main female lead… she started out as damaged goods with an asshole husband, and is now in charge of that relationship and really seems to see him for what he is. We’ve stitched up the gaping head wound, gathered supplies in […]

We're in the Nicholl…

Well, I’ve submitted two screenplays to the Nicholl Fellowship competition. Grampa Was A Superhero, written with Sean Meehan, and Rocket Summer, my first feature. Grampa is our first feature collaboration, and it’s received very positive feeback from readers. It’s a strong story with a heartwarming family appeal. Rocket Summer was tied up in an option […]

New horror project: day nine writing

Another story meeting. We’ve completed the story up to the point where the creatures are to be revealed, and our characters have to take off on a dangerous journey through the mountains while being pursued. Today, we wanted to review the outline, and add more clear roadblocks to their juggernaut trip (is that redundant?) to […]