Took part in my first table read last night. It went extremely well. Laughs all night long!
““A Big Love Story” is probably the most entertaining of all the features. It is a romantic comedy starring an overweight former football star who finds love.
If this were a Hollywood movie, he probably would find love after losing weight or undergoing some other transformation. But with an independent film, you get to see what happens when financial formulas are not informing artistic decisions.
The man does transform, but it’s summed up in illustrations after he finds someone to accept and love him as he is. Anyone who has struggled to change can relate to this lovable character, and it’s refreshing to watch a film with blemishes that mirrors real life a little better.
This film got 8.8 stars out of 10 on the Internet Movie Database, and under its alternate title, “Worth the Weight,” Variety gave it a decent review, although it points out the chances this will get a theatrical release are slim and none.
That is why you should go see it at the festival. Surely, different people will take away different messages, but I am fond of the universal one of self-acceptance.”
I just put up a 6-page excerpt from my latest script:
THE SEVEN DEVILS (WESTERN): After watching the slaughter of his family as a young boy, the now seventeen year old hunts down the men responsible: The Seven Devils.
Check it out on my screenplay page or read it here: http://www.scribd.com/doc/97704380/The-Seven-Devils-Excerpt
I played “Seven Devils” by Florence + The Machine throughout the writing process. I think it could work as trailer music too!
I talked about this script a bit at the Waterfront Film Festival Q&A for Worth The Weight when asked about what I was working on now, so this is a bit of a followup for those who are curious.
Life Support is a Pilot I co-wrote and co-produced. May 21st (Monday) we are screening it for the first time ever at ComedySportz in Chicago, Illinois. There’s a stand-up show beforehand featuring the actors\writers of the show and it’s going to be a great night.
Make your plans now. Don’t miss this amazing night!
This will be my next 2-3 months.
“We regret to inform you that you’re a terrible writer and own the clothes of a hobo apparently.” - Austin Film Festival. My “It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia” spec script about the gang going vigilante and dressing up as superheroes(and Villains of course) didn’t move on, but YOU can read it right here: http://www.dalezcomedy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/IASIP-The-Green-Knight5.pdf
Love this book. For those who fancy themselves screenwriters, BUY this book.
That blacked out part might be my favorite part of the whole movie. Fingers crossed on Dark Vigilance getting bought.
Pretty good month of reading ahead of me. I think I read the middle book before though.