video ad here Blog about my first Screenwriting Lecture Workshop in Jacksonville, Florida. Hosted by Keith Jowers and Dads4Life maybe JC Film Studios? Food given by Fresh Market in Fleming Island, Florida?
I highly advice you write film reviews. If you want to be a good storyteller, you need to understand what components comprise a good story and more importantly be able to recognize when a component is missing. Film reviews have numerous benefits. They are a great way to get yourself published, they can help streamline […]
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 […]
On and Off Again: With Trae speaks to screenwriter, C. Neil Davenport, Toni, and Logan “BIG BODY BENNETT” about their reactions to several films.
On and Off Again: With Trae speaks to filmmakers, C. Neil Davenport, and Toni speak about the art of storytelling in cinema.
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.
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 […]
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 […]
July, 2021 – I find myself sharing my story with more people than I ever have. What I share is basically my elevator pitch of why I’m in grad school. However, what I don’t tell people is the beginning of my story. Like any good pitch, you start with the working title and if the […]
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 […]
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 […]
Mr. Peter Bogdanovich, 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 is the subliminal truth of pursuing happiness in that […]
As for the First Draft… If you’re a first-time creator who’s producing your first project, unless you’ve been touched by the Divine or a grandchild of the great Andrei Tarkovsky, don’t publish your first draft on the internet for the world to see. By all means, make whatever it is you’re making, but don’t upload […]
The Writer’s Dog, (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 we […]
We all could use a little reminder about self-improvement. So, 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 overwhelmingly and mellow over for years only […]