Films have always been an obsession of mine. I got sucked into movies (and their sibling, TV) very early on, fascinated by both the images that marched from beginning to end and the stories that resulted. When I realized there were people that actually wrote the stories that appeared on screen — they weren’t actors making things up or directors commanding every element of the story — an obsession was born. It took quite a number of years, though, to figure out not only how to write screenplays but to write them well. Or reasonably well. And then, once created on the page, a new obsession took over: actually getting them up on the screen. I’ve been fortunate to figure out how to actually make my obsessions real.
Film’s thought of as a director’s medium because the director creates the end product that appears on the screen. It’s that stupid auteur theory again, that the director is the author of the film. But what does the director shoot—the telephone book? Writers became much more important when sound came in, but they’ve had to put up a valiant fight to get the credit they deserve.
— Billy Wilder
By hook or by crook, mallet, winch, cable or rocketship, I’ve had several films made. Some were shorts. Some were features. Some I did myself. Others, others did (and usually not well.) Below are links to films that have, in some way, sprung from my muddled mind.
Scripts Awaiting Filmic Life
The one downside to scriptwriting? A finished script still has a long way to go before it’s “real.” You either have to raise the money to make it yourself or convince others to buy it from you as their next producing effort. Below are some of the projects that I’m still looking to get off the ground. Soon. Soon.
Don’t stop creating. Be it films, music, novels or anything else that is a pure expression of yourself, keep at it. Keep trying. Keep working it. Every attempt at creation raises your odds of success relative to not trying by 100%. It’s well worth your time to keep at it.