Critical Practice/ Screenwriting

Updates

There are currently no less than six screenplay projects in various stages of development. In total they draw upon recent advances in transmedia storytelling, immersive cinema, and animation technologies.

  1. Completed screenplay. THE SEMINAR. An Oedipal struggle for the ages. A modestly designed production – just four men in a cave. One is the celebrated teacher Aristotle, 42, and another his student – the newly-appointed Regent, Alexander, the future Emperor. The problem? How to teach the difficult teenage student the three-act-structure. Two bored but anxious bodyguards look on . Tensions rise. Everyone carries a knife. STATUS: a completed 20 min short HERE
  2. A  completed adaptation of Joseph Conrad’s novella HEART OF DARKNESS (STATUS: 160 min,  2016-2017, 5th draft).
  3. Completed screenplay. STREETWALKERS: Drawing on the April 1943 essay Lenin In Zurich by Vaeriu Marcu. Written on the occasion of a recent visit to Zurich and the 100 anniversary of the Russian Revolution. STATUS: 20 pp.

And from 1811 to the present day: the Wright Family Saga

  1. Completed screenplay (120 pp): WHATEVER. A satiric parable of our time and set in Texas Trumpland, USA. What happens when the fly in your eye upsets your entire world and the loving community turns you into a loser? The narrative follows Travis Wright – family man and gun seller – as he hits the open road in search of his creative source. In the land of frauds and tricksters like himself, how does he become renowned singer/songwriter Pioneer Bill? The episodic story draws upon advances in transmedia storytelling and is in the tradition of the picaresque novel, with film/genre references that allude to Ford, Hitchcock, Malick, Fred Zimmerman, the Coen Brothers, Wim Wenders and Barry Levinson. The final note is a tribute to David Lynch.  (The 41 page treatment available HERE).
  2. Ongoing treatment & research  PLACE BY THE RIVER A full-length 120 min Western that explores the relationship from 1811 to 1861 between Abigail and her lost father William Wright – former Ohio homesteader turned killer, frontier wildman, Texas Republican, and now aged mountain man. How do they get her extended family to California? STATUS: research and treatment plotting.

PLUS: Treatment. AS YOU LAY DYING  – a Claude Monet bio. Towards a full length script based on his struggles with a particular sequence of paintings. STATUS: research and plot structure underway.

 

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