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Graduated last year with a BFA in Film & Video from CCNY.
 

Reviews Steven Has Written

Artifice Video 1 - Comedy/Satire

5 stars
I'm in the same boat—tried filmmaking (now trying a novel) liked the characters, set the tone of what I'm assuming is the heart of the novel. I'll add it to my summer reading list!
April 18, 2017

BLACK JESUS Video 1 - comedy/blaxploitation

5 stars
Should be pitched to Adult Swim like....yesterday!
January 12, 2014

HIDE, matt's Original Draft

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How do you hide a hide?

Overall Recommendation:
4 stars
 
Premise:
3 stars
 
Story structure:
3 stars
 
Character:
3 stars
 
Dialogue:
4 stars
 
Emotion:
4 stars
 
October 16, 2011
I know you are from the UK, so I don't know if you're aware of, or you even get Showtime, but there is a pretty popular show over here called Dexter based on the fictional character created by Jeff Lindsay, which has played your premise to nothing short of brilliance on tellie over here. The fourth season has just started so it is fresh in my mind, another reviewer mentioned the show too, so it was hard for me to see your story as objectively as I would have liked.
Nevertheless, you're ability to create mood, thriller sized pacing coupled with a sense of taut dramatic tensions really showcases your creative writing chops. Very impressive.
Your twist in the third act could work as mentioned by another reviewer with a few more loosely laid plot seeds, the tie me up tie me down sex scene between Mendoza (Michelle Rodriguez) and LB (Christian Bale) was a good seed.

I think it might behoove you to drop the serial killer vs serial killer angle and go a little more Death Wish with Ellborn (Edward Norton) but leave LB a split-personality, and maybe in an alternative draft write the audience ahead of LB. Because right now, seriously, I'm just seeing a great three episode spec script for Dexter.
 

They Came Out to PLAY, Phillip D's Original Draft

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Ghost Story meets Village of the Damned

Overall Recommendation:
4 stars
 
Premise:
3 stars
 
Story structure:
3 stars
 
Character:
3 stars
 
Dialogue:
3 stars
 
Emotion:
3 stars
 
August 30, 2011
Nathan - Topher Grace
Karen - Joanne Kelly
Peyton - Bailee Madison
Luan James - Marion Ross

I'm sure my casting doesn't help a rewrite or someone's daring in putting their own spin on your tale, but it just popped into my head so I thought I'd share. Part of the reason I did include it is this script could easily get made with the right backing. I could totally see a production company like Dimension Films scooping this up.
 

Favorite Movies

Thunderbolt & Lightfoot
Raising Arizona
Blue Velvet
anything from Hammer Studios
 

Influences

Kubrick
Lucas
Tarantino
Lynch
Gus Van Zant
Cocteau
Welles
 

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