GOLDFISH: Save The Cat

The local film co-op’s ‘screenwriter’s circle’ unanimously absolutely hated this script as ‘unfilmable’ and lacking any structured story It really ruffled feathers… one guy even refused to discuss it at all, refusing to say a single word Honestly I was a bit surprised how upset some people were. It got zero positive comments (except one …

GOLDFISH: Special

Question(s): -Who in their right mind would ever read a screenplay?-Who, besides the crew working on filming it, can a screenplay’s audience really ever be?-What else is a screenplay but a guide to making a movie?   I took this draft of GOLDFISH to the monthly local H.E.F.T. ‘Screenwriter’s Circle’, as it’s called.  I was …

GOLDFISH: The First Draft

I guess I was surprised to find myself looking over the first draft of this (fun suspense thriller about a man with a memory impairment, only able to recall the last three to seven minutes, who loses and must find a dog he doesn’t realize exists). It took me quite a few reads to realize …

GOLDFISH

Life: it’s what happens while you’re making other, different plans. I drank about a barrel of illegally-pirated dark-spiced rum thru-out autumn, all just to finish the script about a homeless misogynist taken in by a do-gooder transsexual. I think there are such terrific scenes in it for two actors to devour and spit out. I …