In the future, I envision artificial intelligence (AI) becoming so advanced, that it could not only write a screenplay but convert it into a fully computer-generated (CGI) movie that looks 100% real. And it could do it all instantly—for free. Continue reading
Anxiety is a product of imagination. We imagine potential scenarios in which all sorts of negative things might happen. This can manifest in various types of anxiety, such as a fear of flying: imagining all they ways a plane might crash. Or a fear of heights, spiders, confined places, etc. It’s the same with the type of fear I struggled with: social anxiety. Continue reading
Shadow puppets on cave walls were one of the earliest forms of visual storytelling, or in other words, the first movies. Visual stories are the simplest and most basic form of storytelling, which is why people love movies so much today. Continue reading
One of the big debates in writing fiction is plotting versus pantsing. Outlining your story ahead of time, or making it up as you go along. Continue reading
I’m usually not very political, but this election has made it impossible not to be. Anyway, this is a short screenplay I wrote as political satire.
I recently listened to an episode of the Broken Projector podcast that featured an interview with a Hollywood literary manager. He talked about what he looks for in a prospective screenwriter client and gave some good advice, chief of which is to “write a great script,” but I was a bit disheartened by something else he said. Continue reading
I recently rewatched Memento, and even though I’ve seen the film several times before, I was still blown away. Christopher Nolan is my favorite filmmaker. Memento, The Prestige, The Dark Knight, Inception, and Interstellar, are some of my favorite movies of all time. Continue reading