I don’t have a favorite movie. I don’t even have a favorite hundred movies. I might, if you pressed a fork into my hand and threatened me with a plate of tuna noodle casserole, blech!, whittle it down to—say—five hundred flicks. So, when tasked by our fearless Francophile director Matthew Ben Miller to name my … Continue reading Ben’s top 5 Film Noir and French New Wave movies … sort of
‘The Strange Untried’ selected by Fantasy Film Festival in Paris
My weird little dark dramedy short film script The Strange Untried has been selected for inclusion at the 2023 Le Festival du Film du Fantasme, also known as France's Fantasy Film Festival. Now in its fourth year, the FFF is an international film festival focused on fantasy and sci-fi. "The Fantasy Film Festival is the … Continue reading ‘The Strange Untried’ selected by Fantasy Film Festival in Paris
‘The Truffaut Affair’ inspired by Hollywood noir, French New Wave
With so many flavors of noir and so many movies to choose from, it isn't easy doing a top ten list—let alone a top five—of what I consider to be some of my favorite genres. But, I gave it the old Sam Spade try. For the sake of not being obvious, I couldn’t include my … Continue reading ‘The Truffaut Affair’ inspired by Hollywood noir, French New Wave
My script End-Stop;; makes BlueCat Quarterfinals
Gordy Hoffman's BlueCat Screenplay Contest released its list of 2023 competition quarterfinalists on Tuesday April 4. Approximately the top nine percent of feature submissions made the first-round cut. A total of 225 scripts out of 2,439 were chosen as quarterfinalists. In the "pilot" category, there were 119 quarterfinalists chosen from 967 submissions. Of the 513 … Continue reading My script End-Stop;; makes BlueCat Quarterfinals
Three of my scripts placed in Circus Road Films’ Screenplay Contest!
You know, you enter a bunch of screenwriting competitions in hopes of getting within earshot of a producer, director, or manager who shares your vision and is willing to help make your project a reality. And that's why I shot the moon on the 2023 Circus Road Films Screenplay Contest and sent them three of … Continue reading Three of my scripts placed in Circus Road Films’ Screenplay Contest!