Feature films take a long to finish, especially when you don’t have a budget. However I can now confidently predict ALL EARTHLY CONSTRAINTS, my debut feature, will be finished in 2018 and hitting the festival circuit in 2019.
I’ve been thinking about this for ages, and now it seems like LotR might actually get remade in my lifetime. I’d love to be a part of it, but even if I’m not, I’d just like to watch something true to the spirit of Tolkien’s world, not just the letter.
Happy to say my short script, THE FOREST FENCED BECOMES BACKYARDS, LIKE SONGS ARE BORN FROM SOUND took second place in the 2017 Slamdance screenplay contest shorts category.
Here’s the write-up in Variety. Congrats to Tyler Tice and all the other winners. See ya in Park City in January!
Here’s the script, which I’m hoping to produce at some point:
My first feature film, “All Earthly Constraints,” is currently in pre-production. Principal photography will take place in Summer 2015.
“All Earthly Constraints” official site
…is to write the screenplay and/or direct the adaptation of Lev Grossman‘s The Magicians. I must have read this book literally twenty times last year. I have never identified with a fictional character like I did with Quentin Coldwater- well, maybe Jay Gatsby. Quentin “really believes in magic,” which is true one way or another of every lead character in every one of my movies and scripts. And he gets hurt because of it, a lot, which is also true for my characters.
Anyway, they will probably do the movie soon and get someone who’s all famous and stuff. I wish I knew people at CAA and was in a position to lobby for this.
ps I should add here that I was always, always, always* a magic-user in D&D and to this day do not understand why anyone ever wanted to be any other class.
*and will be in the game my grown-up brother is starting with his kids
A lot of people seem to be coming here looking for that guy, but my middle name is Michael and I am not making a movie about Manny Pacquiao.