Saturday, January 28, 2006


Just landed me a manager, so I'm happy about that. He's a good guy with good connections, so we'll see where it goes. I still have my agent, I like the idea of having both and certainly don't mind getting a lesser percentage if I sell something. Because if I sell something, well, I'll be a happy dude out here in NJ, plus it'll mean that I sold something!

I've put the finishing touches on my latest script, WHITE GOLD. It's a comedy about the last day of shooting an independent movie, when things that have been going smoothly start to fall apart, people are bailing, etc. And one of its main focuses is the filming of the most important scene in the movie - the sex scene. It'd be Rated R in its current form, it's filled with profanity, sexual situations (could be shot tastefully of course, or not), and more profanity.

I love Living In Oblivion, The Big Picture, movies like that. It's got nothing to do with them plot-wise, only in that the main characters are trying to get the thing done, and shit goes wrong.

It's a fun script, and can be shot VERY CHEAPLY (1 location, just a handful of characters). I'll comb through it a bit next, weeding out typos, etc, and throw it up on and see what happens. Some decent script competitions are coming up so I'll throw it at a few of them.

I also finished a re-write that I'm very happy with, my script called THE MONEY SHOT, another comedy. This is the one that was almost bought a few months ago by wacky Canadian producers but they never bit (basically everything they loved about it they wanted to change. Odd, those Candians). It was optioned back in 2002 by an independent producer (he was working with Barbara Streisand's company at the time (Barwood) but optioned it on his own. Never went anywhere, the option ran out and I NEVER EVER heard from him again. New Manager guys loves it so he's gonna try to package it somewhere.

This upcoming week I should find out about my Zoetrope competition entries (sent them 2 scripts) as well as my Fade In entries (I sent 3 there). Fingers crossed!


taZ said...


Hope you will success ;)

Anonymous said...

good luck on Zoetrope and the contests

Steve Peterson said...

Muchos Congrats! And congrats on the new script -- single location comedy should give you a lot of opportunities to get it made.

Thomas Crymes said...

Great shot kid, that was one in a million!

Robert Hogan said...

Nice job Patrick...congrats.


deepstructure said...

excellent! best of luck with your submissions.

Patrick J. Rodio said...

Hey, thanks gang, we'll see how it pans out!

Alicia said...

Bon chance! Looking forward to seeing some of your work.