BENEFITS

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 […]

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WHAT TYPOS SAY ABOUT YOU

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 […]

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REVIEW: 3 RIVERS SCREENWRITER’S CONFERENCE 2017 / ASPIE SEEKS LOVE

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, […]

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REVIEW: ONE WEEK AND A DAY

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, […]

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