Reverberations, Draft 3; OR How I Drive Myself Crazy Waiting on Notes

Brian and I finished Draft 3 of ‘Reverberations’ this afternoon! And then we immediately sent it out to four trusted folks to read it and give notes. We’re both very happy with it, but this part is always incredibly nerve-wracking. We’ve been living in our little bubble these last few months; as much as we like it, the script could suck. Hopefully someone sends their feedback to us quickly so I can breathe

Reverberations, Draft 2

Draft 2 of Reverberations is now finished! Oh, by the way, our time travel feature is entitled ‘Reverberations’. Tonight I’m drinking to celebrate. And then Brian and I dive right into the third draft tomorrow morning. I have a 3-day weekend, and we’re hoping to take a giant step forward before I go back to work Tuesday. Fingers

Possible Paid Gig?

Draft one is still in progress, but we’ve also begun the second draft. We’re trying an interesting workflow that will get us a completed second draft much sooner than otherwise.   But this isn’t the main reason I’m writing today. I received an out-of-the-blue message from an old friend from undergrad, Trevor Knoblich. He asked if I would have any interest in directing some short videos for Marketplace, the economic/business arm of NPR. My interest

Time Travel

The corkboard is full of index cards! We have a movie! Sort of…   Much of it actually came pretty easily. But there were some rather complex sequences that required several hours of deliberation. Working through the logistics of time travel can do that. Oh, have I mentioned it’s a time travel flick? A relationship drama told through the prism of time travel. So, you know, sci-fi that can be done on a micro-budget. The

Index Cards!

Well, all of our stuff has been moved, but we are far from being unpacked. That hasn’t stopped me and Brian from beginning the outlining process. Currently we have about eight index cards on our corkboard. We’re mostly going in order, but a few are major plot points in Acts 2 and

Moving and Antsy to Start Working

Brian just moved back to LA and is crashing with us until we move into the new place. The great thing about it is, now that we can sit in the same room, we’ve started talking about the feature script in earnest. Outlining and more detailed work will have to wait until we get moved in, but we are very slowly picking up

2016 Career Goals

Happy New Year all! Hope everyone had a lovely holiday season. Everyone likes to make resolutions for the new year, but those are often broken. I know I’ve been guilty of that in the past. I may or may not have a couple personal resolutions, but I wanted to avoid the “resolutions” for my career. I wanted to make myself a promise. Because a promise I never break (or so I promise myself).   In

The Beginning of My First Feature?

You know there's something pretty special in the air when two dudes who absolutely loathe talking on the phone spend almost two hours doing just that. With each other, no less. And that's just what happened tonight. I had a bit of inspiration... an interesting spin on a feature script idea that Brian K. Millard and I have been discussing as a potential for my first feature. But we were never more than lukewarm on