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'On and Off Again' Podcast 001: Summer Movie Watch - 2019

On and Off Again: With Trae speaks to filmmakers, C. Neil Davenport, Toni, and Logan “BIG BODY BENNETT” about their reactions to several films.

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on November 30, 2021 0 Comments 1 min read Continue reading
'On and Off Again' Podcast 002: The Art of Storytelling - 2019

On and Off Again: With Trae speaks to filmmakers, C. Neil Davenport, and Toni speak about the art of storytelling in cinema.

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on November 30, 2021 0 Comments 1 min read Continue reading
'On and Off Again' Podcast 003: Actors in Atlanta - 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.

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on November 30, 2021 0 Comments 1 min read Continue reading
The 4 Year Short Film

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 […]

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on August 24, 2021 0 Comments 3 min read Continue reading
The Thread Philosophy

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 […]

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on August 23, 2021 0 Comments 3 min read Continue reading
Drew's Shoes

July, 2021, I find myself sharing my story to more people than I ever have. What I share is an elevator pitch of who I am, what I’m doing, and my main goal of grad school. However, what I don’t tell them is the beginning of my story. Like any good pitch given within the […]

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on July 29, 2021 0 Comments 5 min read Continue reading
How to Develop a Screenplay in 180 Days

How to Develop a Screenplay in 180 Days The intention is to work like a wasp. After the snow melts, a wasp wakes from hibernation and all it concerns itself with for the next three weeks is the building of a nest for its offspring. It doesn’t take smoke breaks, struggle with self-doubt or let […]

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on April 24, 2021 0 Comments 5 min read Continue reading
Connect the (invisible) Dots [Part 2]

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 […]

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on December 7, 2020 0 Comments 7 min read Continue reading
Connect the (invisible) Dots [Part 1]

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 […]

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on June 1, 2020 0 Comments 4 min read Continue reading
A Syllabus of Tough Love

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 […]

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on January 6, 2020 0 Comments 4 min read Continue reading
The Necessity for Foolery

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 […]

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on December 23, 2019 0 Comments 5 min read Continue reading
A Reluctant Relatability  

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 […]

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on December 18, 2019 0 Comments 5 min read Continue reading
Peter Bogdanovich Advice 

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 […]

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on December 2, 2019 0 Comments 2 min read Continue reading
Don’t Upload the 1st Draft

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 […]

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on November 25, 2019 0 Comments 3 min read Continue reading
The Screenwriter’s Dog

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 […]

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on November 11, 2019 0 Comments 3 min read Continue reading
005: Embrace

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 […]

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on October 28, 2019 0 Comments 5 min read Continue reading
004: Acting

As an actor, in order to obtain a role you must acknowledge the haunting fact that your opportunity is based off of the convenience of someone else’s availability. In 2018, I started my career within the entertainment industry as an actor and found the process of obtaining roles to be one of the most unpredictable, […]

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on October 13, 2019 0 Comments 9 min read Continue reading
003: Opportunity 

Clichés are wonderful pieces of wisdom because in some way, shape or form they always derive from a source of truth. The cliché I have the most experience with and can attest to its authenticity is, “When one door closes, another door opens.” Alexander Graham Bell Or as skillfully put by Dr. Frasier Crane in […]

By C. Neil Davenport Posted in My Journey as a Screenwriter on October 13, 2019 0 Comments 4 min read Continue reading

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