How was your summer? Mine was productive. Most recently, I participated in the Los Angeles version of The 48 Hour Film Project, where teams of filmmakers conceive, write, cast, shoot, and edit a short over the course of one weekend. You may remember that I did this in 2009 as a director. That film, Double Feature, won the Audience Award. This year I was the screenwriter (the short was directed by my own Party Pooper star Dom Zook). Once again, we won the Audience Award. It's a good team! The film is called Chick Flick. It's a comedy about, well, two women in chicken suits. Erika Godwin, who's appeared in several of my recent shorts, stars along with Brianne René and Dian Bachar, a cult actor whom you may have seen in the live action features made by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone. I probably won't put this short up on this site, since I just wrote it, but you can find it on YouTube.
In other news, I recently did some writing work on the Will Ferrell/Mark Wahlberg comedy The Other Guys. No, I wasn't a screenwriter on the project, but the film's end credits, which have received a surprising amount of media attention, center around a series of infographics about Wall Street chicanery. I researched and wrote most of those statistics. My first big-screen Hollywood movie! I didn't get a credit, but the fine folks at Picture Mill, who designed and animated those infographics, made sure to mention me in interviews. There's a really good article about the credits (including a video) here. Enjoy! I worked again with Picture Mill on the opening credits of an upcoming studio comedy. I'll talk about that after it's been released. Meanwhile, I'm still doing what I can to get a new feature going, and slowly moving forward with plans for a new short.