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More Great Feedback For Faeries From Bluecat Screenplay Contest

“beautifully written … unusual and unique … terrifying, gruesome and disgusting … well-rounded, complex characters”

faeries feature horror movie screenplay[Faeries is a feature length horror screenplay, and is available for option or purchase.]

We’ve received a third round of notes from another Bluecat Screenplay Competition judge. We received our first feedback from Bluecat (see it here) a few weeks ago, and took the opportunity to make some adjustments based on those notes, and resubmit (Bluecat is great about that… your first submission gets notes from two readers, and writers can resubmit their screenplays for a third opinion after making modifications if they choose).

This third set of notes confirmed the success of the adjustments we’d made, and echoed the positive comments of those first readers. We’re proud of the terrific reception the screenplay is getting, and wanted to share the notes here. Emphasis mine. Continue reading

BlueCat Screenplay Competition Gives Great Feedback on Faeries Horror Script

“…awesome, intense, unusual and original … sickly satisfying … [keeps] the audience at the edge of their seats … the only way to do horror movies”

Our horror screenplay Faeries has received coverage from the BlueCat Screenplay Competition … two sets, actually, from two different readers.

BlueCat Screenplay CompetitionThe BlueCat competition is a terrific contest, and the dual coverage makes it well worth the submission price. They’ve got a great philosophy of dedication to improving the writer’s craft, and I consider them to be one of the top 5 competitions worth submitting to. This note from founder Gordy Hoffman says it all:

What can you take from feedback from two people? Will it actually provoke more questions than answers? Perhaps. It’s profoundly revealing to me the very serious principle of subjectivity, the idea that everyone is simply a person providing a reaction. Take what you can, look again in a week, and take some more. Keep pressing yourself to learn how to listen to your audience. It’s the most overlooked skill of the screenwriter, and highly invaluable.  – Gordy Hoffman

So what did BlueCat have to say? Here are a few selective excerpts*. Continue reading

My son laughs all the way through Commercial Kings

My son laughs all the way thru Commercial Kings with frequent pauses to gasp “I love this show!”

Rhett Link Commercial KingsWhat? You don’t know this show? You should. It’s like Dirty Jobs meets Project Greenlight with funny. And, maybe a touch of Hoarders (but with love). What’s wonderful about the show is that it’s not really about making commercials, it’s about these great little vignettes of American small business owners … unique characters, original souls, and treated with such great respect by Rett and Link.

Must watch. I expect this to be on the air for a long time.

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SlamDance gives positive feedback on Faeries horror screenplay

“…the horror builds … an unusual creature … well written … above average … there is much to like here.”

faeries feature horror movie screenplay

Faeries gets some lovin’ from the SlamDance judges panel.

Faeries, possibly the best unproduced horror screenplay about pack hunting, echo locating, semi-sentient proto-humanoids currently making the rounds of Hollywood, just got some good feedback from one of the country’s most respected screenplay competitions.

“…the use of the faeries is an unusual creature, the characters are above average and the author strives to give them some depth and individuality … the story moves at a nice pace. The build is very strong. The author doesn’t try to rush things and make everything happen immediately or too fast, but lets the horror build. The early scenes especially have an unease about them (as one character points out, there’s something wrong or off about it all). All in all, there is much to like here.”

We appreciate that, SlamDance. And  you’re in good company… both Shriekfest and WildSound have had praise for Faeries as well.

“A lively, unusual slasher movie that delivers plenty of gore, and introduces a new set of monsters that could be worth a franchise”
– Shriekfest Screenplay Competition

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Programming The Nation: The Alleged History of Subliminal Advertising

Programming The Nation subliminal advertising
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Programming The Nation is a documentary film on subliminal advertising in America, from cinema to advertising to politics.

I was lucky enough to be the Art Director on this film, responsible for designing and managing the recreation scenes.

It’s premiering in NYC today, and it was fun to visit indieWire and see the advertisement for the film right there on the homepage.

Check out this great film, and if you can make one of the screenings, do it!

And let me know what you think.