I helped out a great friend with a short film over Memorial Day weekend. It should turn out quite nicely.
Otherwise I need to fill out my calender with new projects. I’ve got a couple of idea brewing at the time of this writing. One is a fun and light Rom-Com the details of which I am not going to divulge. Lets just say it would make a great studio pic. On the more doable level, I’m going to write another short relationship comedy that will close out the other two short plays I’ve written. It’s apparently going to be a trilogy that I’ll have filmed in and around NYC and then submit it to festivals. This is on top of writing another less comedic short for the film that I just helped with and starring in and producing The POX Show.
Looks like my calender’s already full.
Happy Birthday to me!
I’ve finished up the State of Play Productions of the How to _____ Plays. It was a surprising success. The run turned a profit so I and my fellows were able to receive a bonus stipend for our efforts. Which is nice considering there were over 30 collaborators!
What’s next for me?
Venus ATTACKS! was a rom-com that pokes a finger at the absurdity of modern relationships in the same vein as Something Like Penguins. What I’m going to do now (as suggested by a director friend of mine) is write a third short and incorporate it into a feature length rom-com with the other two. I will then have a different director handle each vignette. Then I will send it through the festival circuit.
I can’t wait to start this new project!
On top of flying out to LA to work on David Chase’s film I’ve been involved in State of Play Productions’ new slate of short plays. I was approached earlier this year to write a new play for their festival of off-Broadway plays. What I came up with was a weird dysfunctional (why is that spelled with a “y”?) post-coitus conversation between two mutually desirous idiots.
Being that I’m also busy co-producing a web series with Lisa Hammer that I’m hoping will get picked up I really didn’t want to do much more than write. I was happy when they told me their policy on not having writers act in or direct their own plays. Fine by me! I need my sleep. However, I did read a play that peaked my interest. Brent Lengel has written a complicated and absurd piece about the nature of online community forums. I decided to audition for it. Long story short, I will be performing in his Trolling: 101 which opens next week. This will be on the same night as my play Venus ATTACKS!
I’m hoping to get some industry people in to see it. Time to send out those emails and postcards!
I’m still getting used to giving regular updates. Here’s another one.
I’ve been lucky enough to get my first studio picture with Paramount Pictures. It’s a small part but a good credit, regardless. And it’s with New York producer/director David Chase of The Sopranos. Untitled David Chase Production filmed in New York City but the last week was shot in Los Angeles which is where I ended up working.
Funny how I left LA for NYC and my first studio gig ends up shooting in LA! Well, that’s how it goes around here.
More to come!