Monday, July 9, 2007

What's Happening in the Cellar?

A lot, actually.

First, and foremost, I became a daddy. ZOMG I STILL CAN'T BELIEVE IT! She's so tiny and sweet and cute and...okay, I could go on for hours. Suffice it to say my wife and I couldn't be happier.

And did I mention she's cute?

Anyway, when I'm not feeding her or changing her or just holding her for the hell of it, I've managed to find some time to work on several tasks, some for Timewarp, some just for me.

I submitted a full-length script to Final Draft's Big Break Competition. The deadline was June 15th and I just squeaked in at the last minute. Many thanks to those who proofread and offered feedback; I missed a few embarrassing typos.

I've heard mixed things about screenwriting contests in general, but I wanted to give it a shot so I could see how my writing compares to other potential screenwriters--at least in the eyes of the Big Break judges. If I place, I'll be ecstatic, not to mention the nice prizes they offer. And if some A-list prod. co. is interested in the script, awesome! Final Draft, in case you're wondering, is one of the premiere screenwriting packages on the market. It's used by many industry professionals, and is my software of choice. "Just add words," is so true.

I've also been working on the Dead Hunt DVD set due to be released this summer (We're hoping to have copies for sale at Horrorfind in August). This is the most ambitious DVD project I've worked on. The 2-disk set will have 2 audio tracks for the feature (including commentary), a stills gallery, alternate endings, bloopers, making of, and even an Easter egg. I have a few more tweaks, then it's off to the presses. For those interested, I'm again using DVD Lab Studio for the authoring.

Finally, I've started research for a new feature I'm writing for Timewarp (while I am a wannabe Hollywood screenwriter, I do write for our low-budget film company.) I'm looking into the world of Military Special Forces, so to say the film will be action-oriented is an understatement. But don't worry, it will have plenty of suspense and horror as well.

And for those eagerly awaiting news about Crawler, fret not, for my team and I will be picking up the pace once the Dead Hunt DVD is completed.