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C. Neil Davenport
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How Mom got my Ass in Gear

To my Mother Bird, A mother bird is understood to be the prime example of all the positively associated attributes for what a ‘good’ parent is perceived to be, but did you know it is also the mother bird who pushes her baby out of the nest when it’s time? Well that’s what my mother […]

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Be Like Dwight

Dear Office Fans,If you’re anything like me where you use Office quotes in your everyday dialogue, this blog is for you. Like all Office fans, (the ones who religiously watch the series on repeat or have it on for background noise) we have our favorite episodes. This is where you ask me, “Neil, which episode from the Office is your favorite?” I would […]

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Linda M. Wright

Telling heart-warming, multi-generational, redeeming, wholesome and positive stories

To Whom It May Concern, This is an act of recommendation and support for the services of producer and owner of Hearing God Productions LLC., LindaM. Wright. Her company is described online as “a faith-based, family-driven production company [which] tell[s] inspirational, heart-warming, multi-generational, redeeming, wholesome and positive stories.” If you ask me, this is a perfect description of who Linda is […]

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Advice from Mr. Peter Bogdanovich

If this finds you well Mr. Bogdanovich, know that I thank you. Whether advice is a positive statement or sarcastic undertone, it is a vital unit of life. It’s a personal gift from one person to another as guidance for the future which can only be understood through life experience. The genuine essence of advice […]

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Don’t Publish the 1st Draft Online

To all the younglings in the room, Let me first state that this blog offers advice on filmmaking, but if you’re one who can’t handle constructive criticism, this plot of information may not be the best fit for you. All right, reader beware. If you’re a first-time filmmaker who’s producing your first short film, unless […]

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The Screenwriter’s Dog

To All Dog Lovers, (Subtext: In most cases, when you are the screenwriter, you are not the actor, the cinematographer, the director or any other occupation.) The responsibility a writer of the silver/iPhone screen should be no different than giving a dog a bone. We as the giver of the bone have to acknowledge once […]

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Move On

Hello Cinephiles,  We all could use a little remainder every now and then about self-improvement and  in this learned lesson, we will take a journey into The Twilight Zone (1958-1964) … “dodi – do doo – dodi – do doo – dodi – do doo!” The past is a funny thing. It is something we question relentlessly, expound upon […]

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Actor Advice

To the Frustrated Actor,  In 2018, I started my career within the entertainment industry as an actor and would like to share a bit of wisdom on what I learned on the process of obtaining roles. I am not pretending to let you in on the secret of landing your big break because there is […]

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Doors

To the Kiddo with a Broken Nose, Clichés are simply wonderful pieces of wisdom because in some way, shape or form they are always true. The one I have found out to be truthful is “when one door closes, another door opens.” At first this little quip of encouragement is an eye roller, but eventually […]

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Bronson

This is dedicated to Donald and Jennifer Canterbury. Two honest people who sat with me on the park bench and told me to get over myself while walking their pet turtle. To All the Filmmakers, One of the lessons I learned along the way was that you shouldn’t criticize something simply because you don’t understand […]

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