Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Death Comes Only in the Rain

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

Reagan's Prisoners

This is first feature film script I ever completed, but in spite of that, I think it is kind of interesting. Maybe even entertaining. It's a crime story set in a shitty Midwestern town. Write what you know, you know what mean?

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

The Blue Night

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.

Seven Curses

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

A Likeable Pervert

Can a statutory rapist be a character you root for?  Can he be likable under any circumstance?  You be the judge.