So, who exactly am I working with to make Cricket Hill into a kick-ass TV series? You wanna know? Well, I'll tell ya.
Prospect Pictures. Yup, that's a movie they made right there, Pretty Persuasion, that played at Sundance and was released last year (now available on DVD). Good movie, pretty daring.
That film's director, Marcos Siega, is on-board to potentially direct the pilot of Cricket Hill, and I'm working very closely with him and the rest of the gang at Prospect to make this show a reality.
Marcos recently finished directing The Chaos Theory, starring Ryan Reynolds & Emily Mortimer, and has also directed several top TV shows including Veronica Mars & Cold Case, and countless music videos including several from Weezer (including Beverly Hills, Hash Pipe and Keep Fishin' (the one with the muppets)), All-American Rejects ("Swing, swing, swing!!"), 311, Blink 182 (All the Small Things, What's My Age Again?), POD, System Of A Down (Chop Suey), etc, etc, tons more.
Prospect also has Barry Munday in production, starring Luke Wilson & Zooey Deschanel, and Brian Cox.
I'm awaiting further notes on my pilot re-write. It's down to 33 pages, we're shooting to make it a half-hour. I should have the notes by the end of the week.
Working with them on Cricket Hill has been quite amazing. They know their shit, and are totally behind the project.
I got their permission to mention them as the guys behind Cricket Hill. Why? Well, mainly so you guys out there can see that it's possible to get a SMART company with many contacts within the industry to back your stuff. Many of you already knew that, sure, but it may be news to some of you beginning writers out there. They found me on winningscriptspro.com, not from some festival or contest, which just proves that websites like that one and inktip.com can make it happen for you if you can get your scripts in shape and list them.
It's been quite a ride thus far, it's cool to have an actual production company with ties all across Hollywood to believe in your work, and eager to help make it into something great.
I'll keep you all posted as things progress.