THE GENTLE PATH
In early 2018, I learned from a crewmember put out of work by Kevin Spacey that Kevin and Harvey Weinstein had both enrolled in the same famous, expensive sex addiction/public image rehab program. A ridiculous picture entered my mind: what if they had to be roommates? I tooled around with the idea and found a screenplay that became, of all the ones I have written, my favorite. Through organic sharing among friends and colleagues, the script made it onto the HIT LIST 2018, a poll of the most-liked spec scripts in Hollywood. I wrote this as a creative experiment but also believe it implicates the entire movie business in a culture that allows unspeakable things to happen all too regularly. I am hopeful that this business could be better, safer, and happier, but we all must work on it together. For viewers of this website only, THE GENTLE PATH is now available for download HERE.
The Black List Table Reads production of TERRIBLE PARENTS
The Black List Table Reads, a new podcast which takes the best scripts Hollywood hasn't YET made and turns them into movies for your ears, deigned to bring in some of the best comic talent in the world to read my screenplay TERRIBLE PARENTS. The first episode of Terrible Parents debuted at #1 in Film and TV podcasts on iTunes and the complete movie was named one of the Top 50 Podcast Episodes of the Year by The Atlantic. Starring June Diane Raphael, Paul Scheer, Janie Haddad Tompkins, Rob Huebel, Sarah Baker, and Joel Spence.
I wrote and directed, along with Nick Martin, a full-length musical that took place in 1937 Iowa. The play is about the world's first atomic bomb... the one built by a 13-year-old for a science fair that you didn't know about. Little attempt at historical accuracy was made. It had an enormously successful run at the Hollywood Fringe festival, was extended for a Best of Fringe encore, and was accepted into the New York Fringe Festival. The University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill also produced the play for a sold-out run. I would love to get this play back up, so if you make theatre, HIT ME UP.