Summer 2015. Woulda thunk? I finished BIG BOX right around my birthday, 2006. It took me a while to write it, which means that I’m about 10 years down, at this point.
While it’s nice to be a better writer than 10 years ago, it would be really cool if I was a better writer AND had a whole lot more money. But… it’s a tough row to hoe and the row seems to pretty much go on forever. You just gotta keep hoeing.
My last completed spec was THE FOURTH NAIL. I finished a big polish about a month ago. It’s the best thing I’ve written. Unfortunately, that’s not always good enough.
The short MERIDIANS is on the circuit. So is THE BABYSITTER MURDERS. Google them and seek them out.
Getting close on putting together THE BARBER. Looking for locations and time. If this gets made, then I have 3 scripts about a “job gone wrong” which is good. Or not. I don’t know. It is interesting, though.
We’ve gone back and kicked the tires on AMERICAN MONSTER several times. Everyone likes it, but not as a movie. Which works against me because…well, I wrote it as a movie. The fact that people still respond tells me there’s something there. People are moved by the story. Over the past 6 months, I’ve been re-tooling elements of the script as a short, the idea that it would be an intro to a full-length a la SOME PEOPLE CALL IT A SLINGBLADE. I’m working with a director to fine-tune, and hopefully we can get this one moving forward in the next few months.
GHOST LIGHT ROAD is forever looking for funding. Two steps forward. One back. Not dead yet, though.
OSIRIS aka TANTALUS aka VENTURE continues on. The most recent iteration is to create a 2 minute teaser, then sell the script based on that teaser. Meeting with the story board guy next week. It’s close… but it’s been close before.
SAFE plods forward. It’s hard to complain, but the pace could be better. So far, we have production companies, director, casting director, and more attached. We have a production budget. The next step is to attach talent. Fingers crossed and all. At this point, I’m an outsider looking in on the project, hoping all of the people can play nice and make it happen. Fingers crossed.
I continue to seek out books with a good hook (“… an already established IP…”). To that end, we’ve optioned a nifty little horror thriller and have been creating our pitch. This is on the front burner, now, and I expect to announce more and make a big push over the next few months to bring it towards the finish line. The strategy here is having it prepared for when (if) SAFE becomes a thing.
What else do you have?
Well, I’ve been working on this cool horror – thriller? It’s like MAMA meets AMITYVILLE HORROR?
Tell me more…
Thanks for reading.
M A R K