Film is my first and foremost passion. My primary goal in life is to contribute to film and hopefully add lasting work to it's legacy.
I feel that my scripts and movies are difficult to categorize into a genre. I like letting a story develop. The fun and excitement of storytelling is seeing as it unfolds. Audiences have become wise to the tricks and turns we try to impose on them as filmmakers. For this reason and more importantly for the reason of telling better stories... many of my scripts will unfold in unconventional ways. If my script is a horror film... you aren't necessarily going to know when the horror will strike. I put a strong focus on characters and dialogue because when I watch a film that is what draws me in.
The most important thing about telling a story is the characters. I don't care what movie I'm working on the characters and integrity of the story come first. The rest will filter in and it'll be worth the wait. I also won't talk down to my audience, unless it's the purpose of the film, scene or what-have-you. I assume my audience can comprehend the story I'm telling, if they can't they should watch something simple. Simple stories are one's we've heard, scene, know by heart and don't have to invest anything into. Audiences have an investment in filmmaking to and whether they realize it or not, they like to be challenged... they like pushing their limits... they shouldn't go from Aladdin to Irreversible, obviously. However you see enough of the same thing you become more and more interested in more unique takes on the kind of movies we like.
There are natural progressions through films.
What I bring to the table:
An encyclopedia of movie knowledge. I watch everything from black and white silent foreign films to meaningless comedies of today. Independent and blockbuster films alike. I follow directors and actors work throughout their entire careers.
Original dialogue that will not only flesh out a character but attract actors once the project goes underway.
An extensive understanding of acting, writing, directing, editing as well as visual and psychological storytelling.
A willingness to deal with any subject matter and take risks.
A dedication to the craft that comes before anything else in my life.
A respectful collaborative attitude towards my fellow peers and their projects.
A keen eye for spotting areas of opportunity in other bodies of work.
The willingness to discuss and debate my work and/or opinions, choices, reasoning until satisfaction or irreconcilable creative differences are found.
A fast, calculating mind which allows for fast production of quality work given the time and resources.
Can work with only a little.
I intend to submit a new screenplay and hopefully a dialogue track of the work every month.
My hopes with AS is to achieve a level of success enough to be financially secure so that I can focus solely on my dreams of being a screenplay writer, director and actor. I thoroughly appreciate the existence of a site like this and look forward to sharing my work with everyone. Thanks. Happy creating all!