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.
where my last film “The Picnic” is also screening. I approve of this film festival and hereby repost their laurel-leaf gif:
This is the end of the movie. I clipped it out because, looking back with the perspective of a year, I am pretty proud of it. Of course there are a million things that could have been done better, but still, I think it works.
And we are moving forward with casting, fundraising, and pre-production. Very exciting!
Screening time(s) TBA, but the festival is July 22, 2011 to July 31, 2011 in NYC.