What if the only way out of a bad situation was to betray the only person you ever loved?
Friday, October 10, 2014
A while after Katrina and the whole weird nomadic aftermath, I decided to write a script loosely based on Times-Picayune columnist, Chris Rose. He seemed to be particularly affected by the events of 2005. It turns out it wasn't about him at all.
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Tuesday, August 5, 2014
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
I have been visiting Japan every few years for the last decade or so and every so often I would try to think of film ideas to shoot there. A few years ago I watched an American television news story about an American who did a bunch of reporting on the Yakuza while he lived in Japan. One thing he said stood out. That the Yakuza liked to assassinate people on rainy days since all the blood (evidence) would wash away. With that in mind, I wrote this treatment.
Friday, July 25, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
How about another western tale? I forgot about this one, but my wife helped come up with the story written in treatment form. A deaf woman with Native-American heritage is tricked out of her beloved property by her evil brother and his unwilling accomplice. Perhaps a metaphor for something or another. I had a book of Native American poetry that was quite beautiful and was anxious to incorporate into as many scripts as I could (which ended up being two). Sometimes I think all short films should automatically thank O'henry in the credits.
A while back my producing buddy said there might be a chance to shoot film out at his teacher's cabin in Montana somewhere should we come up with an idea that the teacher liked best from all the students. Of course the film would have to be able to be shot in and around the cabin. I took it on as a challenge. I grew up for a time in Pocatello, Idaho, and at the time I felt a real connection to that part of the country. Its air, its feeling, smell, attitude. Anyway, like most things in life the film never got made (or really ever had a chance if I'm honest). It seems a good story to me, though. The movie is based on a Bob Dylan song that's based on an old folk song. Steal from the best I suppose. And it's got sex. A bit of a pattern so far, I'm afraid.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Monday, June 23, 2014
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
"Tim" is a shitty title, but I hate writing titles. This is a feature I wrote a while back that I recently revised slightly and thought it wasn't as bad as I remembered. You be the judge. It's a story told a million times. A love story about two guys, a girl, and a set golf clubs. Kind of a hate letter to the shithole town I grew up in. All of it is true except the parts I made up.
I'm gonna post some stories or scripts that maybe somebody might enjoy or feel like commenting on or discussing. This stuff is copyrighted by me, so don't steal my shit. Not that anyone would want to. This is stuff I'll probably never shoot, but I wanted to share 'cause I think it's cool in some kinda way. Maybe someone someday would want to shoot some of this. That's cool. Just give me proper credit, asshole. And pay me.