Monday, March 26, 2007


What have I been up to, you ask?

I went through a pretty lame dry spell for a few weeks after coordinating my son's school's talent show (it's over - yay!). I would get to my Final Draft each night, open a file or 2, then stare at the screen until falling asleep, then I'd tuck myself in, swearing that "tomorrow night" I'd write 10 pages of whatever script. that went on for a week or 2.

I feel better now though. I took a drive through my old haunts the other day, namely the street & neighborhood where I grew up. Got me pretty nostalgic. It's funny to see my old house, which has been re-sided with vinyl plus they've added a pool & deck. But I lived a whole life in there. So many memories, lotta good ones, lotta bad, too.

Anyway, I thought to myself - Get your ass in gear, punkass! Ever since I've been on a writing tear. Thus:

Cricket Hill - I still have it in TV pilot form, but I went back and am finishing another feature-film version draft, including some of the better bits from the TV pilot.

The Stand-In - Deep into Act 2 on this one without even realizing it. I thought I was further behind that I am. It's going well, it's high concept comedy stuff, added some funny shit yesterday involving masturbation.

Rainwater - It's going well. I'm taking my time with this one, it's more of an indie script, dark stuff with bits of humor throughout.

Temp'd - I can't wait to finish this one. Pretty out-there comedy about temps robbing an escort service.

Union - I can't spill the plot yet, but it's GOOD.

Plus, I've got about 50 other ideas/scenes/pages of other scripts I want to write, but need to keep my focus on these so I can at least get something completed soon.

Had a request from an l.a. prodicer for my comedy/horror Headshot so I'm polishing that before I send it off. Then waiting to hear about my 2 scripts currently in the quarter-finals at FADE IN, we should find out in April.

And that's it in a nutshell.

Listen to: Arcade Fire (Neon Bible) and Modest Mouse (We Were Dead Before The Ship Even Sank).

Watch: Friday Night Lights, The Office, 30 Rock.

See: Children on Men - On DVD tomorrow (Tues)!!!


BeckEye said...

You had me at the Will Ferrell picture. He didn't make my "hot" list this year, but he's still up there on the "men I'd love to marry" list.

Good luck with all your ideas!

Anonymous said...

"Children on Men." So hot, dude. Almosty like banging dead people and their girlfriends.

Moviequill said...

'added some funny shit yesterday involving masturbation'... am I the only one who giggles to themselves afterward?

Thomas Crymes said...

I can't bear another fish update.

chris soth said...

No Quill. I also giggle. Would

"masturbation involving shit" get a laugh tho'?

Nope. Life is unfairm.