A couple weeks back I was asked by Carnegie Screenwriters to helm their submission for this year’s 48 Hour Horror Film Project. Big shoes to fill as they’ve won several awards in previous years. Last weekend, we got together to write, shoot, and edit a short horror film. Our genre was Home Invasion. We had […]Read more "THUNDER DOMESTIC"
A while back I’d written about Process, a short office comedy I’d developed and shot with Matt Cameron and Peter Giblin before leaving London for Los Angeles. Immediately after wrapping up production, we set out to make Benefits, a short dystopian comedy. The concept was pitched to us by Matt, and together we developed it […]Read more "BENEFITS"
FILMMAKERS: WHAT TYPOS SAY ABOUT YOU We’re filmmakers! We compose art, not scholarly essays. Why should we care about spelling, capitalization, punctuation, or sentence structure? If you want to be highly regarded in your industry, you should start with how you look on paper. From casting calls to emails to contracts to screenplays, a typed […]Read more "WHAT TYPOS SAY ABOUT YOU"
We are excited to formally announce that we’ll be jumping into the madness that is the 48 Hour Film Project. Although by no means the craziest thing we’ve ever done, this will be our first 48HR FP adventure, and we’re going into it looking to make a splash, so with that said we’re doubly-excited to announce that […]Read more "CAST & CREW CALL: 48 HOUR FILM PROJECT"
Last weekend, actors, producers, writers, and directors gathered to educate the faithful Pittsburgh filmmaking community about the craft of storytelling. Over thirty speakers led panels all about the writing process from initial story structure to landing meetings to pitching at those meetings and, finally, to producing. There were also some panels on superheroes and stunts, […]Read more "REVIEW: 3 RIVERS SCREENWRITER’S CONFERENCE 2017 / ASPIE SEEKS LOVE"
On Saturday, April 15, The Oaks Theater in lovely historic Oakmont, PA held their second annual Indie Oaks Film Festival, which screened the best of Pittsburgh’s local short films. While some films certainly outshine others, it is nearly impossible to pin down a weak link and attempting to do so would really be splitting hairs. […]Read more "REVIEW: INDIE OAKS FILM FESTIVAL ’17"
A bright light in Pittsburgh’s Three Rivers Film Festival in November 2016 was director and co-writer Lukasz Grzegorzek’s film debut and Bildungsroman, Kamper, one of the three films in the festival presented by the Polish Cultural Council. The film’s focus, appropriately, is Kamper (Piotr Zurawski), a millennial man-boy with a job in video game development, […]Read more "REVIEW: ONE WEEK AND A DAY"