My first Screenwriting MasterClass took place in Jacksonville, Florida on June 2022. Hosted by Keith Jowers &Dads4Life. Special thanks to the Dan & Vora Davenport.
Dwann Holmes on her podcast, The Prophetic Voice had a conversation with me about how to incorporate faith and craft into your passion. 2022.
C. Neil Davenport. Monday Blog. 11/07/2022 In the midst of having coffee with Christopher Dorr, one of my UNCSA grad professors, a discussion about theme arose and how to look at it in a different light. Similar to holding a prism at just the right angle to the sun… Take note: This is the reason […]
In 2019, My 80-year-old grandfather shared a bit of wisdom when we pulled up to a stoplight. We saw two guys use the crosswalk. One was in his twenties; he slouched, wore baggy shorts, had a three-day bird’s nest of a beard and smoked a vape while the other, a cleanshaven marathon runner in his […]
Remember to reminisce for the past has led you to be the person you are today. August, 2021. I’ve been a bit reminiscent the week before starting grad school. I don’t normally do this, but as I’m about to embark on a two-year journey at UNCSA which is a chapter of my life, I find […]
In my experience, if you want to be successful… the intent is to work like a wasp. After the snow melts, a wasp wakes from hibernation and all it does for the following three weeks is the build of a nest for its offspring. It doesn’t take smoke breaks, doesn’t struggle with self-doubt, or let […]
May 2nd, 2022. Film reviews offer numerous benefits to a story developer whether they are designed for a personal blog such as this one or a major publication such as The Hollywood Reporter. One particular benefit is they are a threshold of becoming published. However, like the ‘inward’ element noted within the ‘Golden Fleece’ story […]
My first feature is Logan Social Entertainment’s award-winning comedy, Bryn Gets a Life (2021). It was written, directed, and produced by Cameron Logan who hired me as the story editor during preproduction. The film is about a small town self-absorbed record shop manager who discovers her bosses’ beloved ‘Gypsy Starlight’ autographed record is stolen and […]
This trailer is of a 12 minute short film titled, All That Remains (2021) which took Drew Thomas, the writer/director/producer, and myself four years to complete. In 2017, Drew and I were undergrad students studying film at Augusta University. We were barely in the infancy of our career and didn’t know what the hell we […]
I find myself sharing my story of who I am, why I’m a writer, and what I hope to accomplish with more people than I ever have now that I’m in grad school. It’s basically a logline of my most current moment… my ’10 second elevator pitch to Martin Scorsese‘… if I were so lucky. […]
On and Off Again: With Trae speaks to screenwriter, C. Neil Davenport, Toni, and Logan “BIG BODY BENNETT” about their reactions to several films in 2019.
On and Off Again: With Trae speaks to filmmakers, C. Neil Davenport, and Toni speak about the art of storytelling in cinema in 2019.
On and Off Again: With Trae speaks to actors, C. Neil Davenport, and Alvin Ashby about how they navigate through the rapidly developing film industry of Atlanta Georgia in 2019.
Connect the (invisible) Dots [P. 2] – Tangible dots: As mentioned in part 1 when someone goes about the connection of (invisible) dots, one becomes unhinged from fear and is allowed to be an active participant of pursuing purpose, but what is an invisible dot? From a theoretical standpoint, as stated in part 1, “An […]
Connect the (invisible) Dots [P. 1] – Theoretical Dots: Consider the game, ‘Connect the Dots’ as a metaphor to finding purpose in one’s life. If someone went about things similarly to how the game operates, even before the it begins, a feeling of contentedness will be experienced from the acknowledged inevitability of things panning out […]
To my Mama Bird, A mama bird is understood to be the prime example of all the positively attributes of what a good parent is perceived to be; protective, supportive and nurturing, but sometimes the best thing a mama bird can do is offer tough love. Did you know mama birds push her young out […]
Dear Office Fans, If you’re like me, a young artist striving for success who uses quotes from The Office (2005) in everyday dialogue, this post will serve your well. All Office fans have their favorite episode. My favorite episode is Season 3, Episode 23; AKA: ‘Beach Games’. For those of you who don’t know or […]
To the Vulnerable Artist, In his Masterclass, the intuitive Dustin Hoffman speaks briefly on the subject matter of relatability and its correspondence to acting. This technique showcases the character to be interpreted to be human instead of a fictional individual and in turn, the audience is able to see themselves on screen. Hoffman states, “The […]