My friend and fellow filmmaker Justin Lothrop just left to move to Los Angeles. I wish him the best of luck out there.
I recently did some updates to the Director section of the site, and some smaller things elsewhere.
I just finished my first spec tv pilot, a dramedy/music show that’s a cross of “Glee” and “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”. The short film script “My Asshole Friend is a Singer” became the first 7 pages of the pilot. Rarely am I able to write as fast as I was on the pilot and the short film. I’ll be polishing up the pilot, then start to send out some queries.
In the mean time, I’ll be pouting that there aren’t new shows of “Sunny” on each week.
So I just read the pilot script for ‘Boldly Going Nowhere,’ the now shelved series by the ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ gang. The pilot script was solid, so I’m surprised they shelved it, though also surprised it was supposedly gonna be on Fox since it’s about as ‘edgy’ (for lack of a better word) as ‘Sunny’.
This reminded me of comic strips I created years back (well, almost 7 —yikes!— years ago) called ‘Bakk and Frank’ (originally I only spelled ‘Bakk’ with one ‘K’). So it made me look back on it, and since I’m such a big fan of myself, this particular strip brought a grin to my face and almost a chuckle.
I figure the shelving of one space comedy is good motivation to soon revisit the feature screenplay of ‘Bakk and Frank’. Its logline goes: Twenty years after an alien general’s twin brother was stranded on Earth as a baby, he must reunite with his now fun-loving Americanized brother, to bring a powerful ruby back to save their species.
I’d like to do it as a kind of Muppet-style sci-fi/comedy one day. And here’s a redesign of the characters I later did:
I am currently working on a feature screenplay, though recently wrote a short drama/comedy called “My Asshole Friend is a Singer.” This is the most recent completed piece of screenwriting I’ve done.
It was inspired by a title I randomly vomited-out of my mouth while drinking with my friends actor/singer Scotty Dickert (who is a very nice fellow!) and filmmaker Justin Lothrop. A week later I mashed my head on the keyboard for a few hours, and viola!
Then for some unknown reason I threw together a logo for the movie while I should have been working on a gazillion other things.
Check out the Screenwriter page for a bunch of new stuff (and more to come). Also, working on updating my Director Reel, but ughhh I forgot how much I love trying to get 384.9 different formats to play nice with each other.