It's not like anyone was eagerly awaiting my next blog post, but it's still nice to just write on here for my own sanity. So, hi.
So, 2016 has been pretty dope so far. Back in January, I went to Park City to promote Sketches, a short film I directed. It got into the Slamdance Digital Bolex Fearless Filmmaking block, so that was cool. There were a lot of neat things there and I learned a lot, all for the better. Seriously, thanks to Matt and Ashlee Jacobson for showing me around Sundance and Slamdance this year. It would have been overwhelming as heck to go by myself.
I've actually been to a couple of great fests this year: Slamdance, Sundance, True/False, and I'll be attending some later in the year I'm sure. Politically Correct has played at a few festivals this year, including Kansas City FilmFest (along with Sketches). We even walked away with some awards, which was a pleasant surprise. A lot of great things have been happening and I couldn't be more grateful. Honestly, I'm living the life for a college junior.
Right now I'm deep in preproduction for a short film called Project 785. Despite getting some great grants and some prize money from festivals, I'm probably going to have to crowdfund a little, JSYK. I'm really sorry in advance. I co-wrote the short screenplay version with Eric Havens, who is doing a really cool thing you should look at. We're really stoked about it. It's like a gay 12 Monkeys. Does that grab your attention? Maybe. Pls love us
I'm also working on a few other projects. I may be living in NYC for a bit this summer, so you know, if I'm there I'm probably going to try to direct something. But, you know, permits. Who knows?
Riley and I also finished a TV pilot. We're stoked. We're writing a screenplay now. We're just doing all the things.
Oh, and Makay and I started writing together again. We co-wrote Politically Correct and we're developing some comedic web series. What an exciting time to be alive.
PODCASTING, AS IF I COULDN'T GET ANY WORSE:
So, I did a thing. I was really tired of the bored look in people's eyes when I would try to talk to them about Girls, so I made a podcast with some friends about the show. I like it, clearly. So, maybe you will too. We talk about the show for about an hour every week and talk about all the shit we loved. We're all obsessive perfectionists, so we basically talk about how it meets our stupid standards. Just listen to it, okay? We just wrapped our first "season."
Subscribe to Girls Who Like GIRLS on iTunes. Leave us a nice review and we'll read it on the show! Seriously, good reviews help the show. We're also on Facebook and Twitter. And, if you really want to participate, you can send us an email with ideas, responses to stupid shit we say, or whatever you want to firstname.lastname@example.org. We're about it.
Until next time. Also, here are some of the things I've made over the last year. xoxo