This was my second year writing a film for the San Diego 48 Hour Film Project. Enjoy the trailer for our film, “Waylay.” A tormented man struggles to overcome a history of trauma, inhibiting him from leaving his own home.
I didn’t want to stop. My plan was to drive through the night to reach Chicago by mid-morning, but here I found myself in the middle of nowhere at 2 AM searching for aspirin. I’ve had this headache that isn’t going away on its own. It went from annoying to feeling like I’m actively being […]
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 […]
Erwin lay on the damp grass with his back against a tree stump. He tried to grasp the bark of the thick trunk to maneuver himself upright, but with his hands and feet bound, and his eyes blindfolded, it proved difficult. “Don’t you.” Shane shouted fiercely at Erwin when he saw his silhouette fidgeting in […]
Seamus Wilder wasn’t the most gifted pumpkin farmer in Baxton, Illinois, but that didn’t stop him from growing loads of pumpkins year after year. He didn’t have the best land to start with. It was sort of a ravine and the run off from the town drained out through it. I’m not sure if it […]
For the month of October, I’ll be posting new short stories weekly. The third short story, “The Red Pin Pumpkins,” is up now. If you missed the other October Spooky Shorts, check them out. Read the second short story, “The Pharmacy” and the first short story, “Beat.” All stories are stand-alone and each promises a spooky […]
There is something about repetition that is soothing. The constant sounds, movements, and sensations that make us feel at peace. It’s the rocking chair, the swaying of a swing, the rattle of a train on its track, the ebb and flow of the tide. Staring down at my feet watching the waves creep up and […]
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 […]