Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Review| Aquaman

Yes, five stars is high, but remember stars can be about how much you love a thing, not just whether or not it was technically proficient.

In short, I freaking love this movie!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

My "Appearance" on the INNER MONOLOGUE PODCAST ^_^

Hi all,  

Happy Christmastime! 

I was introduced to Thomas of the Inner Monologue Podcast through a friend of mine and we have a nice conversation here, about life, the universe, and nerdiness. My portion of the podcast starts at 20:30. Thanks for listening! 😊

Monday, November 5, 2018

Review| The Nutcracker And The Four Realms

Click below for my full review!


Most in my circles already know this fantastic update, but I wanted to make an official announcement here on my website. I'm making a short film! I never expected it would happen as quickly as it did, but God is good!

A little backstory... 

About a year or so ago, I got the idea for this short film. Well, the short film then blossomed into a feature, which then blossomed into an even bigger story spanning three feature films haha. Crazy and ambitious, that's me. I have been pre-writing, outlining, and developing ever since. I finished the 20 page short earlier this summer.

I came up with this story because of my love for Gothic tales, fairy tales, and Neo-Westerns (quite a combo, I know), but also because I wanted to tell a story that could be filmed and featured in my home state of Arizona. Not just another story showcasing the typical AZ things, but one that would be fantastical, mythical, and magical. I want to push the envelope of what Arizona has been perceived as on screen.

In the short film, two of the most central characters meet--a nun and a vampire. I know, WTF right? But I promise it makes total sense in context. Another focus of mine is to showcase a completely platonic M/F friendship. I think that is something we really need to see more of in our culture right now. I am definitely a romantic so never doubt that romance will show up in everything I write, but in this instance, this relationship is a unique, unlikely friendship.

Fast forward a few months from finishing the first draft, and I have partnered with a very talented rising director here in Arizona-- Colten Dietz. He will be taking the helm as director, but I will remain very much involved, which is exactly how I want it to be when I make films. I am so honored to have him and our amazing cast and crew lined up. We will be filming over the New Year. I can't wait to share this project with the world!

Keep up with me on social media for updates. Also be sure to like our Facebook Page and show your support. Thank you!

I can't stop staring at the IMDB page. Seriously.... ADORATION

And I also can't stop staring at the POSTER, created of course by my favorite artist and partner in crime, Danielle Pajak.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Trektember: Context Is For Kings | Star Trek: Discovery

It's been a hot, long, TOUGH summer, but I somehow managed to write a thing. Here's my two cents on the third episode of the first season of Star Trek Discovery for Reel World Theology's Trektember series.... 

Trektember: Context Is For Kings | Star Trek: Discovery

Thursday, May 24, 2018

#StorytellingBeef - The Last Jedi

My response to The Last Jedi. I discuss what I feel is the biggest story issue that no one is really talking about. (A little longer than my normal videos). 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

Concept Art Piece for my Original Screenplay!

Just have to share this piece my artist-partner-in-crime, Danielle Pajak, just completed for my original screenplay! 

The screenplay is called The Guide, and I don't want to give away too much here, except that it is a fantasy/fairy tale with adult protagonists. Most fairy tales feature young adults or children, so I'm switching the game a bit with this story. I am going to be sending this script out to some potentials in the next few weeks and I am really excited! And, nervous haha. 

Anyway, here is the piece, it's called Creation Story because I wrote a creation story for the world in the screenplay. What exactly is going on and what does it mean? Well, if all goes the way I hope, you'll be able to watch it unfold on screen someday!

Creation Story, by Danielle Pajak

Review| The Breadwinner

Read my review of The Breadwinner on Reel World Theology!

Review| The Man Who Invented Christmas

Read my review of The Man Who Invented Christmas 
on Reel World Theology! 

Review| The Man Who Invented Christmas