Thank you to the northern California chapter of the DGA and director Tim Boxell for screening our short film IN FREEFALL at the Delancey Street theater this week, along with six other wonderful shorts directed by DGA members. It was a thrill to watch our labor of love screen with such exquisite sound!
Thank you to Evan Karp, Chad Koch, and Christine No for including me with fourteen other readers on Monday, Mar. 4 at Hotel Kabuki for the Quiet Lightning Reading Series. I was honored to join such an exciting slate of writers. Here’s the video of me reading my flash fiction piece “The Dangers of Helium.”
I just found out that the anthology Flash 101: Surviving the Fiction Apocalypse, which includes my short story “Centerville,” is available in sixteen college libraries around the country, including Harvard, Stanford, Brown, Notre Dame, and Columbia!
It’s also available at Barnes and Noble, Abe Books, World Books, and Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/Flash-101-Surviving-Apocalypse-Collection/dp/098178528X
I’m proud to announce that David Hauslein, a former student and now colleague, will see his first produced screenplay, BUCK RUN, premiered at the Palm Springs International Film Festival in January. See you there!
The Kickstarter campaign for Gripped: Killer Pillar was successful! Post-production is on the path to completion and we hope the film will be ready for your viewing pleasure soon. Stay Tuned.
Check out the kickstarter campaign for finishing funds for this gorgeous rock climbing film Gripped: Killer Pillar, directed by Ben Galland and co-written by Ben, myself, and Corey Fischer.
After an extended caregiving period, I’m happy to be back with more energy than ever. First up for 2018? I finally completed my collection of short stories, which is entitled The Dangers of Helium. It contains magical realist and surrealist stories, plus a novella. The collection spotlights characters who struggle daily in varying degrees, yet still reach for hope, whether it is real or imagined. All of the stories were inspired by photographs of the unexpected curiosities that exist in our everyday world, from a woman selling iguanas in a Mexican marketplace to a clown wandering the streets of London. Now it’s down to the business of getting it published. Here’s to an empowering 2018 for us all!
We finally completed our short film In Freefall! Thank you again to all of our Indiegogo supporters. We couldn’t have done it without you. Stay tuned for upcoming screening news!
My dear friend and colleague, the director/screenwriter Matthew Jacobs, invited me to be a part of his venture Microbe Films. We offer consultations in a variety of areas, from script and short story writing to directing and producing. Here is the link to my page:
Please check the website for additional consultants and information in the fields of transmedia and social media, as well as web series development.
Litseen was kind enough to re-post this reading with Molly Antopol, so I thought I’d share it, too. Enjoy!