Posts Tagged "Screenwriting"

Mon, 08 February 2010 monstrous women are rarely rewarded

I’ve been meaning to write something for Women in Horror Recognition Month, which is a campaign to promote women who work within the horror genre during the month of February.
I’m going to look at two films that I think deserve some attention and discussion: Ginger Snaps (2000) and Jennifer’s Body (2009). These two films serve [...]

Fri, 09 October 2009 death and taxes

It’s been a strange week. There have been two deaths, and I’ve attended one funeral (neither of the deceased were close to me, so don’t proffer sympathies), and a major row erupted in the Irish sf scene that involved a lot of people I know.
My mother had been away on holiday, and she called me [...]

Fri, 25 September 2009 on set

Wednesday’s shoot of my script “Hotel Training” went well. This is one of the longer scripts that will be part of the Hotel Darklight anthology film (there will be eleven short films in total). It’s ten and a half pages long, which will probably translate into 10 – 11 minutes, although a number of factors [...]

Tue, 22 September 2009 a sale, and a shoot

Chris Fletcher, editor of M-Brane SF, informed me yesterday that he wanted to buy my near-future sf short story “The Secret Names of Buildings”. So I said yes! It will appear in issue 12, which is being guest edited by Rick Novy.
Again, this is a story I wrote at Clarion West. It was during [...]

Sun, 20 September 2009 building Hotel Darklight

The Hotel Darklight anthology film is racing ahead at a furious pace.
My short script is titled “Hotel Training”, and is being directed by Conor McMahon. Conor is best known as the writer/director of the horror short film “Baineater”, and the feature-length zombie flick, Dead Meat.
The casting is complete, and Conor has been scouting the [...]

Fri, 18 September 2009 making a short film

So, some good news. A script I wrote for a weird short film is being made.
Darklight Festival is Ireland’s annual festival for filmmakers, animators and artists whose work explores the convergence of art, film and technology. It’s taking place in Dublin from October 8 -10.
For its tenth anniversary it is organising an anthology film that [...]

Sat, 12 September 2009 blogging screenwriters

I’ve been busy lately working on a new project. This coming November the frst World Conference of Screenwriters will be taking place in Athens, Greece. I’m running the official blog for the event on behalf of the Federation of Screenwriters Europe, who are co-organising the event with the International Affiliation of Writers Guilds. I’ll also [...]

Wed, 02 September 2009 a weekend of horrors

I’m back from my trip to London for the horror film festival FrightFest, and I had a lovely time. The weather was great, mostly, and I avoided the occasional showers. When I wasn’t watching movies, I strolled around Soho in the sun, bought a bowler hat, and met up with mates who’ve moved to the [...]

Thu, 04 June 2009 finding direction

I’m off to Dublin today for the Give Me Direction screenwriting conference. On Saturday the Irish Playwrights and Screenwriters Guild is having its AGM, and I’ll be attending that as well.
It’s Thursday, so here is my weekly pico-prose:
In the Tube, crushed, Lin watches the Bronté Waterfall on the vid-strip, hears splash and spray [...]

Thu, 07 May 2009 get some direction, quick

Before I inflict my weekly tiny piece of prose upon the web I’ll mention a couple of items that might be of interest to some of my readers.
First off while perusing the films appearing in the forthcoming Spanish and Latin American Film Season at the IFI in Dublin I noticed that on Monday May 11th [...]

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