Two 48 Hour Film Projects in less than three months, intense but rewarding both times. I think I’ll sleep for the next month. Here’s the teaser for the latest film for the LA 48 Hour Film Project, JOE vs. DOOMSDAY. The film screens tomorrow night at Regal Cinemas L.A. Live.
Last month my actress sister, Shannon Christine Whitten, and I competed in the 48 Hour Film Project, San Diego. Teams are given 48 hours to create a short film that must include a specific character and line of dialogue. Each team is also assigned a genre. Writing through most of the night, and then revising the script […]
He entered the crowded bus with a tangled bunch of blue balloons in one hand and a forty in the other. I hoped he wouldn’t sit next to me, but of course he did. The edges of the old man’s soaked faded jacket rubbed against my knees as he squeezed in front of me into […]
A short I wrote a little while back. Enjoy. To endure for lost love or let time and distance annihilate what remains.
The skybridge window was ice to my fingertips as I sat crosslegged on the course industrial carpet. On the street below the light powder was abruptly swept up into tiny whirlwinds that danced along the curb. I always looked forward to the first snowfall. Though an expected phenomenon every winter, it still seemed to take the […]
Was I dead? The pulsating oxygen rippled against my face in the dark, but I could not inhale. In terror I groggily struggled to free my gloved hands from the clutches of my mummy sleeping bag tight against my body, to rip the oxygen mask from my face. Muscles I did not know existed weeks […]
The end of December I went to Jacksonville, Florida for a few days for the filming of the pilot of a web series I wrote, “Avocado Toast.” It was neat to see my ideas develop as they were intermingled with those of some talented people. Also a super cute puppy on set is always a plus. […]
There were fireworks over the lake last summer like every summer I could remember before that. It seemed like our whole town had come out, with their plastic lawn chairs crowded along the muddy shore, the water lapping up steadily in the darkness. I had seen better firework shows, but for our rural town on […]
The rustling noise in a small office off the main hallway could have easily been explained away. A displaced and deranged rat scuttling around, unexplainable but expected old building noises, but Graham insisted that we investigate before continuing downstairs. I slowly opened the office door. Then the smell, the stench of body odor overtook us. […]
I awoke to an orange glow and a headache. Sitting up on a makeshift bed of couch cushions, the orange glow in front of me came into focus: fire. I looked behind me: fire. We were in the skybridge in the middle of the two buildings with fire at the entrances to the buildings on […]
A gently flurry encapsulated the skybridge. It was the first snow and in spite of everything it felt, for a moment, like the world was a magical place and that I was safe. It was delirium setting in I’m sure. The gray remnants of ash around Graham’s nostrils combined with the Dorito chip dust around […]