It had to happen sooner or later! My winning streak at the Rochester Movie Makers annual screenplay contest was broken this year when I came in second to Curt Markham’s jaw-droppingly good “Up the River.” (Now if I could convince him to actually shoot that script, that would be something!)
My short script is called “Ingredients,” and it’s a modest story — at least compared to other years, when my work has included monsters, talking fish, and the devil. Instead, it tells the story of a blind date that doesn’t turn out as expected.
You can read the script right here:
Read my scripts from past years:
2012 “The King of Cups”
2010 “The Interrogation”
If you’re watching RCTV-15 on Time Warner Cable in Rochester this week, you may catch an episode of the RMM Director’s Forum featuring yours truly. I sat down with Stan Main, chairperson of Rochester Movie Makers, to discuss Mind Rip, 3.14, and other film projects with which I’ve been involved. I initially hesitated to do the show, since there are so few productions where I’m a “director.” But ultimately, it was a great experience, and it turned out I had plenty to talk about.
What? You don’t get RCTV where you live? Okay, check out the interview on Vimeo here:
Remember 3.14? This is the movie I went to the desert for as A.D. and then spent last year editing.
3.14 is a surreal film from writer/director G. Gotham Smith that asks if there is a mathematical constant that determines why some people never learn from their mistakes, but instead go through life in circles, acting out repeating patterns of behavior.
Here’s the trailer, which I’m quite proud of.
What’s going on with Mind Rip? Something strange and serpentine. Visit mindripmovie.com to find out more.
Recently, I’ve been doing some animated titles for Elijah Drenner of END Films, whom I previously worked with on American Grindhouse. These are fun assignments, usually done to imitate the style of other movies.
For instance, here’s the opening to a piece on John Carradine, for Subkultur’s German DVD release of Gallery of Horrors. For this, I attempted to imitate the opening of Gallery, which had a lot of colored smoke. We chose some gothic fonts to go with it, one of which carried through to the final packaging.
And here’s the opening for a piece on Roger Corman, produced for the “Nurses” box set from Shout! Factory. For this, we wanted something that evoked 1970s title design and colors. A long piece of intro music made it an extra challenge.
- “Ingredients” takes 2nd place at RMM Script-A-Palooza
- RMM Director’s Forum
- 3.14… that feature film I edited
- Animation for END Films
- A groovy new compilation of cartoon wonderment
- The King of Cups wins RMM Script-A-Palooza
- An asylum for The Other Gods
- Find The Other Gods in The Darkness II
- Fishing for Compliments