Accountability Check-In

  • Screenwriting

April has been action-packed. That’s one way of saying I won’t likely hit my self-imposed deadline for completing the first draft of Dry Run. You know what? That’s fine. I think I c...

Progress Report: Week One

  • Screenwriting

While the screenwriting page output this week was not ideal, I did come up with a few items to seed in the first act and resolve in the third, including an interesting way to reveal something about t...

Calling My Shot for 2022

  • Announcement
  • Screenwriting

Sometimes the best way to manifest something is to speak it aloud, or to publish a blog post announcing your goals in this case. Well, here it is: I’m going to get one movie in the can (my seco...

We spoke with Kenneth R Frank about nimble crews, post production fixes, and festival strategy, all important components of his film Family Obligations. IFJ: Congratulations on Family Obligations. Ca...

We talked to Kelly Walker about acting, making short films, and the importance of collaborating with the right people on any project. Her latest film, My Fiona, is available now. IFJ: Congratulations...

We spoke with Erich Kemp and got a glimpse into the production and distribution landscape of 2012/2013, as well as his thoughts on conventional vs self distribution, in particular access vs revenue s...

Paula Rhodes joined us to talk about making a feature with minimal crew and gear, resourcefulness, and how much of the film takes shape in post-production. IFJ: Congratulations on your feature direct...

We spoke with writer/director Zach Quiñones about breaking into the industry with shorts, distribution strategy, and the largely untapped potential of Instagram’s IGTV video platform. IFJ: You...

Making a contained thriller in the tradition of Buried, Locke, and Brake is a smart way to establish a (more) controlled and consistent production environment than you would likely have if you had to...

The directing team behind the latest horror film to be released by Arrow (on May 3) spoke with us about the making of their latest feature collaboration Threshold and what went on behind the scenes....

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