After 2013’s “Oculus”, Mike Flanagan returns to direct low budget film “Hush”, which premiered at the SXSW Film Festival and was released on Netflix in April. “Hush” was co-written with the movie’s lead actress, Kate Siegel, and unlike some of Mike Flanagan’s previous films, namely “Absentia”, the premise of “Hush” is simple: a secluded… Read More Hush : A Review of Mike Flanagan’s Return to Low Budget Film
Last year I contacted several artists and writers who had started their own web comic in the hopes of finding great tips to develop my own. I realized I might not be the only one who would benefit from these questions, so I asked for permission to upload their interviews on my blog. I have… Read More Interview with Ursula Vernon, Writer of DIGGER
I cannot necessarily say that I’m a Trekkie. If you’re unsure what that word means, there’s a 1997 documentary called Trekkies that will update you on the obsessive die hard qualities of a Star Trek “groupie”. Perhaps because of that documentary I have a perceived notion of a Trekkie as an obsessive fan with a large… Read More At The Movies: A Star Trek Fan Says Yay and Not Nay
According to some authors, writing is a talent that can’t be learned, but if the talent is already present, the craft itself can be improved. Whether you believe this or not, here are 5 Essential Books that will cultivate your craft and change how you think about writing and technique! Samuel Delany’s About… Read More 5 Essential Books On Writing
Hawkins, Indiana, 1980. A group of boys go home after a 10 hour Dungeons and Dragons campaign. It’s nighttime, the woods loom, but the boys see no danger and neither do their parents. They hop on their bikes and pedal-small town kids with no worries, except maybe the loss of a prized comic book after… Read More Stranger Things Is The Hot Series of the Summer Meant to Keep You Unnerved
I think the creative types are typically emotional. I’m emotional, albeit it may be difficult for some to see if I haven’t overreacted entirely yet. I know many of us, including myself, probably attribute what modicum of creative ability we have to our emotions, probably more so than intelligence. No to say that intelligence plays no… Read More Feel Well And Make Stuff
I was accepted into a MFA Screenwriting program!! BIG WOOOT!!! I just visited the school after blinking several times at the impending debt I would face, and I loved the campus as well as the facilities available. I’ve spent a lot of my time flipping through the online catalog and imagining the classes I can… Read More What’s Next!?