Monthly Archives: April 2013

Taking on Projects and Learning to Say NO

My new evaluation criteria when someone approaches me with a project:

1.  Am I going to gain any experience or pick up a skill that I don’t currently have?

2.  Is it going to further my screenwriting or film industry goals?

2.  Will I have fun?  Is it for a good cause?

3.  Will I lose money or make money?

4.  How involved do I want to be?  What are the expectations?

I’m no longer taking on many projects where I shell out my own money unless I am gaining one helluva a load of experience or it’s gonna make me the money in return, and it has to be “fun”.  See the questions above.  They will be asked.

I am no longer getting left with the shit end of the stick while others go run around and deal with their lives while I suffer and do the work.

I will continue to work on personal and passion projects, but they must be balanced with paid endeavours.

That’s my new thing.

I’m going to say No to just about everything…  Unless it’s really, really appealing.

I think life is about to get way way quiet.



A Movie for Every Year of My Life: 1976

Wow…  1976 was a stellar year for movies…  Hard to choose just one that kinda spoke to me…

However, with the remake arriving this fall, again just after my birthday…

I choose Carrie!

1976: Carrie (from a favourite director Brian De Palma)

Release date: November 3rd, 1976

2013: Carrie (from director Kimberly Peirce)

Reboot release date: October 18th, 2013 (October 18th has always held this strange magic…  good things happen to me on that day, for some reason).

I really dig Stephen King’s older work.