Various Screenwriting Projects. At present I have ideas for a few feature-length projects as well as a few for tv. I am keen to work with someone with a similar sensibility for drama and comedy. I was born in 1978 - so I grew up with a variety of media influences - from indie rock (Pixies, Smiths, Sebadoh, Dinosaur Jr.) and comic books, to independent film, skateboard videos, standard sitcoms, and novels (Kurt Vonnegut, Hermann Hesse). I enjoy comedy that delights in the offbeat / celebrates the odd. I like funny / smart dialogue. I do not like horror / torture themed material or gross out humor. My ideal screenwriting partner would be literate (in the sense of being familiar with novels and contemporary literature), have original character ideas and original story / content ideas, as well as a good ear for dialogue, and enjoy the writing process.
I am passionate about all forms of creative collaboration. I have a longstanding interest in independent film. I have enjoyed a long career in the visual arts. I have been writing for many years in anticipation of the right project.
I appreciate most genres of films and tv. A few of my favorite movies: Big Night, Moonstruck, Groundhog Day, My Blue Heaven, Drive, I Heart Huckabees, Her, Stranger Than Fiction, Edward Scissorhands, The Life Aquatic, Broken Flowers, Stranger Than Paradise, The Usual Suspects, Small Time Crooks, Sweet and Lowdown, Annie Hall, The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford, The Legend of 1900, A History of Violence, Eastern Promises, Pollock, Basquiat, Lust For Life, Useless Wooden Toys, Camille Claudel, The Horse's Mouth, Harold and Maude, The Hudsucker Proxy, O Brother, Where Art Thou, The Hustler, Rushmore, The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou, Bottle Rocket, Looper, Taxi Driver.
A few of my favorite television programs: Twin Peaks, The West Wing, Breaking Bad, Better Call Saul, The X-Files, Mad Men, Justified, Deadwood, Twilight Zone / The Outer Limits, The Wire, Vikings, Early Simpsons, Early The Office, Parks and Recreation, Six Feet Under, The Sopranos, Welcome to the Monkey House.
I would like to have a screenwriting collaborator / partner in or near Seattle (but I am open to other writers from other places if there is a strong writerly connection / good fit.. I am interested in creating screenplays for independent film projects (drama, comedy) and television (drama, comedy). Everything (work / proceeds) would be 50 / 50 down the line from start to finish. I am seeking someone with compatible skills, ability to write dialogue, good sense of humor, wit, and originality. I am interested in a real partnership with the goal of selling screenplays and seeing the work produced. I especially enjoy dialogue and tone / atmosphere (thinking about translating the written page to a visual medium).
create original screenplay
sell original screenplay / concept for film / television
see original material produced